Dear Editor: I would like to congratulate you on the editorial (“Religious Repression Unabated in China,” June 1).
By Charles Collins LEICESTER, United Kingdom (Crux) – Britain’s foreign secretary said he was “deeply disturbed” by the fact that 215 million Christians faced persecution in 2018, one of the many instances of religious intolerance highlighted in a new survey published by the UK government. The 2018 Human Rights and Democracy report, issued every year […]
According to a new poll, an increasing number of Catholics believe anti-Christian persecution is a “very severe” global concern.
My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord,The persecution of Christians around the world is on the rise. It is a phenomenon that is under-reported and not noticed by mainstream media.
FOR SOME REASON, the seventh and eighth Beatitudes, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God” and “Blessed are those who suffer persecution for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven” seem to fit together in my mind. Perhaps it is because peace and persecution seem like opposites. Perhaps the two p’s feed into my love of alliteration. Whatever the reason, the two Beatitudes seem to indirectly illuminate one another. Persecution suggests the disruption of peace, and peace suggests some kind of conquest over persecution.
by George Weigel PROFESSOR ANTHONY Esolen is a bright jewel in the crown of Catholic higher education in the U.S., a scholar whose brilliant translation of – and commentary on – Dante’s “Divine Comedy” is appreciated far beyond the boundaries of Catholic literary and intellectual life.
Maronite Bishop Gregory J. Mansour called on the bishops of the United States to bring wider attention to the persecution of Christians in the Middle East to their parishes and political leaders.
Christianity is under severe attack and threatened with extinction in the region of its birth.
Widespread indifference to the violent persecution of Christians and other communities suggests the world is full of Pontius Pilates who eagerly wash their hands of all responsibility, said Father Raniero Cantalamessa, preacher of the papal household.
Open Doors, an interdenominational charity, said 2014 had “the highest level of global persecution of Christians in the modern era,” but added that current conditions suggested “the worst is yet to come.”