Wednesday, November 10, 2010

"The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the Church." — Tertullian

"Since Tuesday evening, there have been 13 bombs and two mortar attacks on homes and shops of Christians in which a total of six people were killed and 33 injured," a defense ministry official said. "A church was also damaged."

An interior ministry official earlier gave a casualty toll of three dead in 12 of the attacks across the Iraqi capital early on Wednesday.

The attacks come less than two weeks after 44 Christian worshipers, two priests and seven security personnel died in the seizure of a Baghdad cathedral by Islamist gunmen and the ensuing shootout when it was stormed by troops.

On November 3, Al-Qaeda claimed responsibility for the cathedral hostage-taking and warned it would step up attacks on Christians.
God bless and protect our brothers and sisters who are in such fear and danger now.

(Via David Scott of Catholic News Agency and EWTN News where they are keeping a close eye on proceedings and related stories, such as the general assembly of Interpol being addressed by a Vatican archbishop.)


  1. I have posted about this and it seems like you and I are the only two who have noticed this outrage! My ire is stupendous at the moment so I won't continue further, but apparently killing Catholics is no big deal in the eyes of the elite media (pinheads all)!

  2. Even worse, this is going on NOW. A second wave of attacks. So there is no excuse for missing it.

    My husband said, "I guess they figured they would make sure we couldn't miss the fact that this is a religious war."

    My heart is breaking for them.

  3. May God spare us from that which some have called a "religion of peace."

    A loud, anti-Catholic thug disruptive thug blasphemed the Mass last Sunday in our small rural parish. Some of us escorted him out, but I fear we must all anticipate that and more in the future.

  4. Okay, read that as "a loud, anti-Catholic thug blasphemed the Mass..."

    A mind is a terrible thing to waste -- too late for me!