Could I share with you a couple of thoughts from my June 23rd Homily?
Audio can be found here or below the transcription.
Three weeks ago I had Sunday Mass in Iraq. You don’t go to Iraq for a vacation, do you?
I went to Iraq to visit the people – the refugees – who were fleeing persecution from ISIS. 110,000 Christians who had been driven from their homes in Mosul, and their ancient villages along the plains of Nineveh, who had fled to Kurdistan for refuge.
These people, as you might imagine… the name given to them, “Internally Displaced Persons,” …they were very sad. They were suffering much. They had left everything. Their lives…