Thursday, April 17, 2014

Fr. James Martin, S.J., “It’s Always Very Moving When A Jesuit Is Martyred,”

“It’s always very moving when a Jesuit is martyred,” said Jesuit Father James Martin, author of Jesus: A Pilgrimage and editor-at-large for America magazine. “Even if I don’t know him, he’s my brother. And it’s a reminder of the high level of service that all of us are called to as Christians.” Father Martin said he believed Father van der Lugt fulfilled what Blessed John Paul II called a “martyr of charity.” John Paul II declared St. Maximilian Kolbe this kind of martyr for sacrificing his life to save another prisoner in a Nazi death camp, as the systemic barbarity of the Nazis was a form of hatred of the faith.
Link (here) to the National Catholic Register

1 comment:

Qualis Rex said...

I'm wondering if Fr Martin MEANT to say, it's always moving when ANY CHRISTIAN is martyred...because that's exactly what is going on all around the world right now.