Almost a year ago, the terrorists of the so-called "Islamic State"
occupied one of the largest cities in Iraq, Mosul, and the nearby
territory inhabited by Christians since late Antiquity (the Nineveh
Plains), and it seemed just like a brief nightmare. Not so: the powers
of the decadent post-modern civilization seem quite happy to have this
monstrous entity consolidate its grip on Iraq and Syria, even if that
has entailed the complete disappearance of some of the oldest Christian
communities in the world.
All we have left is prayer: including the following Solemn High Mass
Offered for Christians Persecuted in the Middle East that will be held
at Holy Name of Jesus Church in Brooklyn on Friday, June 19th. (Details
Note: Monsignor (Bishop-designate) James Massa, the celebrant, was named Auxiliary Bishop of Brooklyn by Pope Francis in May.