In Belgium, there was the traditional High Mass in Saint Michael Cathedral by the highest representative of the Church, currently Archbishop André-Joseph Léonard. Monseigneur Léonard used the occasion to commemmorate Belgium's Abortion Law, which was last Friday 25 years old. He literally called it a drama. Look at the way Het Laatste Nieuws reported on it:
Het Laatste Nieuws uses scare quotes: "Drama". According to them, the around 300,000 children killed in the mother's womb in Belgium since 1990, and of which the overwhelming majority were perfectly normal, is apparently not a drama.
Archbishop Léonard actually first started asking for attention for the violence against Christians in the Middle East. This is not the first time. He did so previously at year's end 2013 (His call for attention then was massively ignored by our leftist media, who are basically hating Christianity).
He then continued by asking to commemorate another drama: "The day before yesterdag it was the 25th birthday of Belgium's Abortion Law"... "It's always about victims unable to defende themselves. We should never forget that all of us once were like that tiny embryo, that foetus in the mother's womb. And we are only here because we were respected when we found ourselves in that most vulnerable stage of our life".
Being a Christian myself (although admitted, not a particularly good one), I put up an Easter post every year. Usually I keep it low profile, i.e. just wishing well to all people of good will.
But with Christianity under ever fiercer attacks both at home and abroad I thought I'd flesh out this post some more.
As much as I agree with Archbishop Léonard about the criminal nature of Belgium's Abortion Law, I'd like nevertheless to put the emphasis in this post on the escalating violence against my fellow Christians, of whom the overwhelming majority of victims can be situated in muslim countries, or countries where islam is making inroads. One of the latter countries is Kenya, and to me it seems that the fact that the murder of almost 150 Christian students in Garissa University took place on the eve of Good Friday is not a coincidence.
Let us remember our brothers and sisters in our prayers:
Hail Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou amongst women,
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners,
now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
Who art in heaven,
hallowed be Thy name;
Thy kingdom come;
Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread;
and forgive us our trespasses
as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil. Amen.