Crossed The Tiber

An Evangelical Converts to Catholicism

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I was born into the Catholic faith. At 14, I was "born again" and found Jesus personally but lost His Church. After thirty years as an evangelical protestant, I have come full circle to find that He has been there all the time, in the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. I wish others to find the beauty and truth of the Catholic faith as I have found.

Monday, June 18, 2007

The Quiet Genocide in Iraq

Amid the daily reports of casualties in Iraq in the news, a quieter genocide is occurring among the Assyrian Christians living in Iraq. Check this link.

"Through intimidation, forced conversions, murder, kidnapping, beheading of Church leaders, rape, and daily threats against their security and lives, the Assyrian Christian population in Baghdad and other major cities has dwindled from a once-thriving community to almost nothing."

When we go to prayer daily for the needs of our families and loved ones, let us join in prayer for these brothers and sisters as well.
Lord have mercy on them.
To put feet on your prayers, go to this website.

St Ephrem of Syria pray for them. St Sharbel of Lebanon pray for them. Father Ragheed Ganni of Iraq, pray for your flock.


Blogger White Stone Name Seeker said...

I know this isn't real solution-but I wish we would offer asylum to the Chaldean's here.
I'll never forget Jack Straw denying the problem, presumably because it was politicaly expediant in some way.

June 19, 2007 5:42 AM  
Blogger Tiber Jumper said...

Not unlike some of our politicians as well. Thanks for the comments.

June 19, 2007 7:49 AM  
Blogger onionboy said...

Tiber, I was posting on this some weeks ago at the first news of Fr. Ganni's murder. It's good to see others drawing our prayerful attention to this tragedy. May their souls rest in peace. May the true Church of Jesus Christ be strengthened and grow in number as well because of the death of its martyrs. May we, who remain, be faithful in prayer.


June 19, 2007 10:44 AM  

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