Aug 22, 2014
Kudos to Fr. Jim Sichko and the parishioners of St. Marks Church. The Islamic State painted the on the door of the homes of Christians in Mosul to mark them for extortion (as per Quran 9:29) or extermination. Christians and all free people worldwide should be standing in solidarity with those persecuted Christians, but St. Marks is unfortunately in quite rare company: most Catholics (and Christians in general) would never dream of taking on this symbol, as it might harm their precious and spectacularly unproductive dialogue with Muslims, and could even be construed as Islamophobic. Heaven forfend!
Special Symbol At Richmond Church Shines Light On World Issue, Lex18.com, August 5, 2014: