Sunday, April 23, 2017
KANSAS CITY CATHOLICS URGED TO JOIN FIGHT AGAINST CHRISTIAN GENOCIDE!!!
This week the Bishop urged Catholics to join the fight against the increasing persecution of Christians in the Muslim world that has been overlook by mainstream media and most American human rights activists.
Here's the recent call to action that seems to follow increased outcry against violence targeting Christians in the aftermath of Palm Sunday bombings . . .
Catholic Key: A blight on America’s foreign policy record
The most important passage citing Catholic advocacy . . .
Bishop James V. Johnston: "As a member of the board of Catholic Relief Services (CRS), but more importantly as your shepherd and as a proud Brother Knight, I have personally sent letters to each Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from our diocese — Reps. Vicki Hartzler (4th Dist.), Emanuel Cleaver (5th Dist.) and Sam Graves (6th Dist.). In addition to thanking each for his or her own vital service to families within our local communities, especially to our most vulnerable, I asked all of them to also join me and Carl Anderson in supporting the passage of H.R. 390 - “Iraq and Syria Genocide Emergency Relief and Accountability Act of 2017".
"In a show of solidarity with fellow Catholics in our diocese, with the Knights of Columbus who work so tirelessly on behalf of all of us to defend the life and dignity of the most vulnerable, and most importantly with those suffering violence and persecution in the Middle East, I humbly and prayerfully ask you to do the same."
The Bishop encourages the faith faithful and all of those who would support this plight to visit the Human Rights Office website at www.humanrightskcsj.org.
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