The following news item was reported - not by anyone that matters in the news in the United States, mind you - and no one seems to care:
These people beheaded Father Francois with a kitchen knife. Their little cheering minions thrust cell phones forward while they cheered about how great God is and took pictures and videos.
The crime this man committed?
He was a Catholic Priest in a Muslim country.
These same people are the ones that will beat their women, rape their own little boys in order to alleviate their sexual urges and then try to tell you they practice a religion of peace.
The people who will support them will use examples of horrible things done in the name of the Catholic Church back in the year 1550, or 1700. Of course they cannot point to any document or ruling by a tribunal that states "hold someone down and saw their head off" but they will call The Church corrupt and Her Teachings false because of the bad things done by Her members - but by golly, let's give these people in Syria guns. After all, they are fighting for their freedom, right?
No they are NOT - they are not fighting for their freedom. This is a tribal, intersect, religious war and they number of Catholics and other Christians being murdered because we hold steadfast to The Truth is being ignored by the world.
We are not important.
The world does not realize what it is doing, but every Faithful Catholic knows that the Blood of Martyrs is the foundation of our strength. We are a Church that thrives in chaos and killing because it is then that my willingness to not deviate from Truth matters.
Anyone can be a Catholic when times are good - but only those willing to respond to the graces of their Baptism and Confirmation will be able to withstand what is coming down the road.
My prayers are for those Christians left in that horrible place. I ask Father Francois to pray with me and for me, for I know he now shares in the Beatific Vision and is now more powerful than his murderers.
Eternal Rest grant unto him, O Lord.