Lakewood Church hosts prayer breakfast for victims of terror and persecution
LAKEWOOD, Colo. — Victims of the violence in Charlottesville last weekend were remembered Saturday in Lakewood.
Hundreds came together for the third annual Ecumenical Prayer Breakfast organized by the St. Rafka Maronite Catholic Church.
The church has helped hundreds of refugees fleeing persecution in the Middle East.
Organizers say the same root causes are leading to violence here in the United States.
Mideast Christian advocates call for safe zones in Syria – Denver Catholic
Though mainstream media is relatively silent when it comes to the situation in the Middle East, a very real threat still looms overseas, one that continues to affect millions of lives.
The Christian advocacy group In Defense of Christians (IDC) is calling on the citizens of America to get in touch with their senators and urge them to cosponsor House Resolution 252, which would establish safe zones for refugees fleeing from the civil war in Syria and support the stability of Lebanon, which is hosting more refugees proportionally than any country in the world, according to a statement by IDC. Read More
On Divine Mercy Sunday faithful urged to trust in Christ’s mercy, pass it on
Maronite church’s event offers sacramental graces, highlights plight of persecuted Christians
On April 23, Divine Mercy Sunday, hundreds of people turned out at St. Rafka Maronite Catholic Church for a celebration that offered the chance to earn a plenary indulgence and to be inspired by religious leaders to share Christ’s mercy with others. Read more…
Archbishop of Washington: Nearly One Christian Killed Every Hour for Practicing Faith
By EDWIN MORA
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Nearly one Christian is killed every hour around the world for practicing their faith, said the Archbishop of the U.S. capital.
Cardinal Donald Wuerl made those comments on Thursday while delivering the keynote address during the one-day symposium at the National Press Club focused on Christian prosecution.
The event featured the release of a report by the University of Notre Dame’s Under Caesar’s Sword project titled, “In Response to Persecution.” Christian persecution is a worldwide phenomenon, noted the Washington archbishop. Read more…