A Catholic Monthly Magazine

Saturday 9 Jul

Gen 49:29-33,50:15-26, Ps 105,
Matt 10:24-33

Fear him rather who
can destroy both body and soul

When a group of suicide terrorists attacked the church of Our Lady of Salvation in Baghdad on Oct 31,2010 they shouted to their victims “You are unbelievers, you will go to hell while we are going to heaven. God is great.” What sort of God would reward such a massacre of innocents in a holy place? 52 worshippers died, but 150 of the congregation were back in the church next Sunday for a Requiem Mass for the dead. A 26 year old survivor with a bandaged knee sat where one of the priests was killed and said: “ We forgive them, we are not afraid.”

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