Stories of Catholic faith and life amid persecution around the world

With Fr. Vincentius DO, Associate Pastor, Regina Pacis RC Church, Brooklyn, NY, Fr. John LASUBA, Parochial Vicar, St. John the evangelist, Rochester, MN, and Deacon Raj SRINIVASA, Deacon, St. Antoninus RC Church, Newark, NJ

Presented by Crossroads Cultural Center and the American Bible Society

This event is meant to help us know more about the experience of persecution as it is lived by many of the members of the Church around the world. On the one hand, there is certainly a need to raise the public's awareness of how widespread anti-Christian persecution is today in many countries. A recent study argued that almost 70% of religion-motivated violence in the world takes place against Christians. In our culture, of course, if any other group were subjected to this type of abuse, it would lead to an endless stream of recrimination and public moralizing. Our purpose, however, is different. We would like to focus our discussion on the experience of the victims of persecution, and how it becomes radically different when it is faced and judged within the experience of faith. Since its early days, the capacity to look at persecution in a different way, and to recognize its mysterious significance, has been one of the great signs of the presence of Christ in the life of the Church, and it still is. We need only to look around to find witnesses who show this to us.

We are fortunate to have three people who, in different ways, have had a remarkable personal experience of living the faith in front of great hostility.

The event is open to the public and free of charge.

About this Event

Date: Thursday, April 14, 2011
Time: 7pm
Location: American Bible Society
1865 Broadway at 61st Street
New York, NY
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About the Speakers

Fr. Vincentius Do
Associate Pastor, Regina Pacis RC Church, Brooklyn, NY
Fr. John Lasuba
Parochial Vicar, St. John the Evangelist, Rochester, MN
Deacon Raj Srinivasa
Deacon, St. Antoninus RC Church, Newark, NJ


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