Monday, December 20, 2010

Adam of Baghdad: "Enough! Enough! Enough!"

Anyone who thinks the new, Saddam Hussein-free Iraq is now a stable democracy needs to be disabused of this notion fast. Saddam Hussein is very like the people he ruled, anyone of them could be a Saddam Hussein. 

It is hunting season on Christians in the Middle East. Naked genocide. Our churches, for the most part say nothing about it, because it might offend. Everywhere in this country and in other western countries, Christians are being told that their symbols and traditions are offensive and they must be more inclusive. Someone in the Department of Selective Outrage needs to visit Baghdad. Maybe go to church on Sunday and partake in the Holy Rite of Communion and eat His flesh and drink His blood....literally, because that is what Christians do when they are slaughtered by Muslims. Lisa Graas has penned a gripping and gruesome account about the bravery of one of Christ's littlest lambs. All I can say is, "Out of the mouths of babes...." 

From her report:

Now, at the end of last month, on the vigil of the feast of All Saints, in the Syriac Catholic Cathedral of our Lady of Deliverance in the city of Baghdad, many dozens of Catholics were killed as they gathered for Mass. Two were priests: one was killed at the altar and the other as he left the confessional. They are joined in death with hundreds of others who have died for their faith in Christ since the current conflict began. An American Dominican Sister, a friend of a friend, has written from that country: “Waves of grief have enveloped their world, surging along the fault lines created in Iraqi society by the displacement of thousands of Iraq’s Christian minority who have fled what is clearly a growing genocidal threat…One survivor was asked by a reporter, what do you say to the terrorists? Through his tears he said, ‘We forgive you.’…Among the victims of this senseless tragedy was a little boy named Adam. Three-year-old Adam witnessed the horror of dozens of deaths, including that of his own parents. He wandered among the corpses and the blood, following the terrorists around and admonishing them, ‘enough, enough, enough.’ According to witnesses, this continued for two hours until Adam was himself murdered.” As bishops, as Americans, we cannot turn from this scene or allow the world to overlook it.
And yet, we do overlook. We do not want to see. But wait, there's even MORE to overlook:

And in other news.....

Any regrets about supporting the Muslim side in Kosovo, Mr. Clinton? Maybe you should think about that while you eat your crow with fava beans and a nice chianti.

Why wait for Saturday,
when Sunday comes first on the calendar?

Forgive them Father, they know not what they do.

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