Pray for the Ukrainian Priests and People

26 Jan

Priests of different faiths pray during clashes with police in central Kiev, Ukraine, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014. Thick black smoke from burning tires engulfed parts of downtown Kiev as an ultimatum issued by the opposition to the president to call early elections or face street rage was set to expire with no sign of a compromise on Thursday. (AP Photo/Sergei Chuzavkov)

This is not getting any press attention in our own media. While we are obsessed with Justin Bieber’s latest escapade, people are dying. The situation is dire and is sparking displays of heroism by both Catholic clergy and the laity. When you see the picture of the priests standing between the armed soldiers and protesters praying, remember that these are priests who are acting with heroic virtue. They deserve our prayers of support and our admiration. Take a moment to pray for the priests and the people of Ukraine during this time of turmoil.

Read the Vatican Radio article here (or Listen to it – there’s an Audio link)

Click any picture on this page to take you to the source and relevant article for it’s original poster. Please take a moment to read some of the articles.

Ukrainian priests stand between protesters and riot police during an anti-government protest Monday in Kiev.

An Ukrainian priest speaks to riot police as they block Pro-European Union activists camping out in their tents on the Independence Square in Kyiv, Ukraine, on Dec. 11, 2013.

4 Responses to “Pray for the Ukrainian Priests and People”

  1. Fr. Eddie Tatro † January 27, 2014 at 12:03 am #

    Reblogged this on Bishop Eddie Tatro's Study and commented:
    True examples of the Royal Priesthood. We are Priests and this is what we do! Thank you so much Colin for this!


  2. cc70458 January 27, 2014 at 12:46 am #

    Archbishop Tatro,
    Thank you so very much for you reblog. I very much appreciate you helping make sure that word gets out about both the heroic virtue of these priests and the struggles of the people. I pray that these priests actions might inspire priests the world over to stand forth in the face of hate and evil and through heroic virtue follow the example of Christ to the best of their ability.

    Anglican Archbishop Tatro’s blog can be found here:


  3. The Overlord Bear January 27, 2014 at 5:50 am #

    Bravery is something everyone should learn. I feel like really chaotic situations will be something that every one of us will experience sooner or later in life, even some aspiring artist like me, but I guess it’s really important to look at the bright side, keep calm, and deal with things in a kind and friendly way! What the people of the Catholic Church in Ukraine are doing…they stand up against a corrupt culture–note: “culture,” not “people”–and these people are inspiring.

    This story should be spread around more, alright!



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