I just went next door to our own beloved Cathedral, Saint Patrick’s, to ask the intercession of Notre Dame, our Lady, for the Cathedral at the heart of Paris, and of civilization, now in flames! God preserve this splendid house of prayer, and protect those battling the blaze.
The civilized world, rightly, rose up to condemn the recent murders in Paris of journalists and shoppers in a Jewish deli.
Millions took to the streets, and every sane publication or news program expressed, appropriately, outrage at this attack by Islamic fanatics, a butchery threatening civility and human rights.
My good friend, the persecuted Archbishop of Jos, Nigeria, Ignatius Kaigama, expressed his condemnation as well, joining leaders of all faiths.
But Archbishop Kaigama, a brave, sincere, and beloved pastor, who has seen hundreds of his churches, healthcare clinics, and schools burned to the ground, and, dreadfully worse, hundreds of his good, decent,…