Too often we think of the age of martyrs as a time long gone, relegated to distant lands and times.
In Baghdad on Sunday, Islamic terrorists affiliated with Al-Qaeda stormed the Chaldean Catholic Cathedral of Our Lady of Salvation. They took more than 70 of the faithful hostage and killed at least 58, including 2 priests. All during the celebration of the Holy Mass.
Martyrdom is still possible today. Please, keep our Christian brothers and sisters in the Middle East in your prayers each day.