"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

One priest killed, another critically wounded - not in Mosul but in Phoenix.

Fr. Z has the story and a word of advice here.

Rorate Caeli has more photos.

In this photo Fr. Walker looks like a kid - maybe an altar boy - but he is a priest.  He was killed in what appears to be a burglary.  May the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace ...
28-year-old priest was shot and killed and another wounded at a Catholic church Wednesday night near the state Capitol, a Phoenix police spokesman said.
Police were responding to a burglary call shortly after 9 p.m. near 16th Avenue and Monroe Street at the Mater Misericordiae (Mother of Mercy) Mission, Sgt. Steve Martos said.
The wounded priest is in critical condition at a local hospital, police said. Police said early Thursday morning that the surviving priest, a 56-year-old man, was “physically harmed” but not stabbed or shot.
The surviving priest called 911, police said. - Fr. Z

Fr. Z also has some good advice for fellow priests here.

Pray much for our priests and bishops.

The future is now...
“We are now standing in the face of the greatest historical confrontation humanity has gone through. I do not think that wide circles of American society or wide circles of the Christian community realize this fully. We are now facing the final confrontation between the Church and the anti-Church, of the Gospel versus the anti-Gospel." - St. John Paul II


  1. Maybe we can stop condemning our priests and bishops and claiming they're all trying to destroy the church and are going to hell, as Michael Voris does, and instead pray for them.

    1. I agree. In this time of suffering, I am praying for everyone the world over. I may not like many of them but I have my duty before the Lord to pray as He would have me do, "for enemy and friend alike."
      I do not like the word enemy but one cannot be foolish these days sadly.

      May the young priest rest in peace and may the older priest recover fully. May theu heed Fr. Z's advice...we all should.

      Viva Cristo Rey!


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