I would like to propose an online "Rosary Crusade" on Sunday, September 14, the Feast of the Exultation of the Holy Cross. We will pray to Our Lady, Queen of Peace and Mother of Captives, for persecuted Christians throughout the world and especially in Iraq, and for all those held hostage by ISIS and other violent groups. Wherever you are in the world, you can join in at 3 PM, EST. Would you please spread the word on your own blogs and other social media outlets?
I will see what I can do to get a local priest to have a Holy Hour so we can pray in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament. Maybe those of you who are so inclined could try to do the same.
As more and more is revealed about the Islamic State, it is clear to me that Hell has literally broken loose. Unfortunately, we have a president who is more interested in expanding abortion and contraception than he is in containing evil. Whether the Islamic State is a threat to the US or not, it is certainly an evil that threatens scores of innocent people. We should no more stand by and watch passively than we did when Hitler roared through Europe.