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Syrian terrorists have beheaded a Catholic priest who they accused of collaborating with the Assad regime. Those accusations have not yet been verified. Father Francois was summarily executed and the Vatican has confirmed the martyrdom. Continue Reading

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  1. jon pressley
    1 year ago

    Cowardice is disgusting. How did the Church go from St. Pius V , raising the Catholic League to drive Muslim pagans out of Europe at the Battle of Lepanto to Cardinal Dolan telling Muslims to "keep the faith" while we wring our hands and write vaguely condemning articles about priests of Almighty Gods one, true, Church? These 'heroic' rebels which the US funds need to be dealt with, not poo-pooed from a distance.

  2. Thomas McCarthy
    1 year ago

    Will President Obama denounce this despicable action? Sadly, I doubt it. Jihad as permeated the gov't.

  3. Mark in Austin, TX
    1 year ago

    I hope you'll join me tonight or sometime soon in praying for the souls of the deranged men who killed this good man of God…as extremely difficult as that may be. The One who knows better than us says it's the right thing to do…and that's good enough for me.

    Love of Enemies.

    43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’

    44 But I say to you, love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you,

    45 that you may be children of your heavenly Father, for he makes his sun rise on the bad and the good, and causes rain to fall on the just and the unjust.

    46 For if you love those who love you, what recompense will you have? Do not the tax collectors do the same?

    47 And if you greet your brothers only, what is unusual about that? Do not the pagans do the same?

    48 So be perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect.

  4. K
    1 year ago

    I am almost speechless as to the report of this atrocity. But not for the obvious reason. For months, no years I have sat in my pew in a little town in western, PA. hoping to hear the truth about militant Muslims from our priest. Nothing! No words about the slained Coptic Christians by Muslims through out North Africa. The silence has been overwhelmingly deafening.

    We Catholics have been oh so blind or maybe it was just being curtiace so as not to offend this vile part of humanity. In the name of God we have subjugated ourselves to individuals who live in the 11th century.

    I'm so tired of hearing the phrase "social justice" and the whole spread the wealth from our church leaders. Quite frankly, what we ought to be doing is praying for the U.S. military who will be the ones that will defend our Catholic principles, and all of western civilization. You know, the folks that live in the 21st century . The turn the other cheek business has not been working. Staying silent of these gruesome atrocities is worse than the sins that are done in the name of Islam. Well, lastly I'd like to thank some individuals from the Catholic Church and I'd like to ask you to wake up the rest of the damn Catholics who have fallen asleep.

  5. Joe
    1 year ago

    Keep voting for Obama style Democrats. They will make sure Holy Wars continue.

  6. Joe E in the IE
    1 year ago

    Memo to President Obama:

    Your craven cowardly silence is silent approval.

  7. KarlVDH
    1 year ago

    Raymond... have you ever read the story? If so, you can't have missed the truth... that God allowed His own SON to die a hideous death, and that for the sake of truth and love of Christ, we're called to be willing to follow him. There's NOTHING about our faith in God that teaches or even suggests an easy path through life or even a modicum of comfort... in fact, we're VERY specifically told that this world ISN'T our home, nor is it going to be a friendly place for us. Jesus said the path we're to follow is to take up our own cross and follow Him... so, no, if anything this martyrdom proves the exact opposite of what you're saying.
    You're in my prayers. Stay on this website, keep seeking God, and may god grant you the strength to believe.

  8. James D. Thornton
    1 year ago

    We Catholics need to wake up and realize that there are people in this world who want to see all Christians dead. Those people in the video clearly demonstrated that they are truly barbarians. If you watched the video, you could clearly see that the crowd was worked up in a frenzy, showing great delight at the brutal murder of one of God's servants. You could also see the carnival atmosphere that brought forth even young children to see this abomination so that they too could take up the "holy" mission of jihad against Christians. Wake up people. This could easily be any of us in a few short years!

  9. Jeff
    1 year ago

    Almighty God, by whose grace and power thy holy Martyr Father François Murad. triumphed over suffering, and despised death: Grant, we beseech thee, that enduring hardness, and waxing valiant in fight, we may with the noble army of martyrs receive the crown of everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

  10. Don
    1 year ago

    I wish Catholics would ban together and go after these people much the same way the Israelis protect their people when atrocities like this happen. We need a Mossad made up of Catholics.

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