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You want to really talk about Christian Persecution?

We talk about it, and itís a serious issue, but how much do we really know about the reality of Christian persecution, and how we folks in the pews need to be prepared to help each other as people are ďpaying blood for their fidelity to the GospelĒ?

Watch this masterful, balanced, stunningly-well done presentation by the great and knowledgeable journalist John Allen, delivered to the 2012 Los Angeles Religious Education Congress. Mark Shea has linked to it and so has Thomas L. McDonald ó normally, with two bloggers linking, I would not jump on board, but this speech is too good to be missed, and jump I must:
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The more I follow the online discussions ... the more I follow the debates and disagreements in the Church about administrative unity, or the concerns expressed about the moral or personal or administrative or leadership failings of the bishops or the clergy, the more I become convinced that whatever might be the truth of these concerns, ALL of this is simply a distraction. No, itís more than that. Itís a justification, an excuse, for not helping each other and those outside the Church fall in love with Jesus Christ. How easy it is to talk about everything, but about Jesus hardly at all.


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