"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 30, 2016

First Martyrs of the Church of Rome

Rome burning.

Emperor Nero was suspected of starting the fires which set Rome ablaze, yet the Christians were blamed and targeted for persecution as the criminals who started the fires.  The first mass arrests and executions took place in the year 64.

After the Orlando shootings, not a few people attempted to place blame upon Christians for the homophobia that supposedly motivated the shooter terrorist who committed the massacre.  I was immediately reminded of the First Martyrs and Nero's Romans who scapegoated the Christians.

"We are placed in the same arena, and the same contest lies before us. Hence we ought to put aside vain and useless concerns." - Clement I

Don't you know that?


  1. Christians will be blamed for many vile things. It is a sign that the times are approaching. How much time exactly? No one can know. The world is rumbling with instability. Evil behavior is good and good behavior is bad. We have been forewarned that this would happen. In the end however her Immaculate Heart will triumph.

    1. Yes, it will and it has. Amen!


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