Post by Eric Gajewski on Nov 19, 2016 14:23:51 GMT
TradCatKnight: The Persecution of the Church in the Soviet Union: A Story That Needs to Be Told
There is a topic that people seldom mention today. It involves events that took place less than one hundred years ago and dealt a devastating blow to the Catholic Church—the brutal killing of millions of its faithful.
This seldom-mentioned topic is the persecution of Christians under the Marxist-Leninist doctrine of militant State atheism in the former Eastern Bloc countries. Fortunately, the darkness surrounding this subject is being lifted by those like Geraldine Kelley, who recently translated the original entries for the Book of Remembrance: Biographies of Catholic Clergy and Laity Repressed in the Soviet Union (USSR) from 1918 to 1953, a voluminous collection that details the lives of Roman and Eastern Rite Catholics who suffered and died for our precious Faith. In addition, a new documentary film titled Martyred in the USSR: Militant Atheism in the former Soviet Union will soon be released which will bring to light the dark history of this great attack on religion.