See this online text:
- “Loyalty to the Church”: a homily given by St. Josemaria Escriva on June 4, 1972. May be read online on this page of Escriva Works.org, on this page of the St. Josemaria Institute;, and at the Work of God; and available in pdf format on this page of the University of Navarre.
- The text may be found in the larger work: In Love with the Church, by St. Josemaria Escriva (Scepter Publishers). May be read online through through this page of Escriva Works.org. The book may be purchased on this page of Scepter Publishers; on this page of the St. Josemaria Institute; on this page of the Midwest Theological Forum; and at Amazon.com. A brief synopsis is available on this page of Opus Dei.
Posted on the Memorial of the First Martyrs of the Church of Rome in the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite. See also these related texts:
- “Catholic Faith and Martyrdom”, lecture by the Most Rev. Athanasius Schneider, Auxiliary Bishop of Astana, Kazakhstan. The audio of the lecture, together with the question-and-answer session that followed, is available at Soundcloud, posted by Radio Maria; and the text of the lecture be read online at Echt Katholiek.
- “Christian Martyrdom in the Thought of the Servant of God, Father John A. Hardon, S.J.” (lecture), by Raymond Cardinal Burke. Delivered 13 March 2012, at the 15th Annual Lenten Symposium on “The Christian Vocation: A Call to Martyrdom” of the Holy Trinity Apostolate. A video of the lecture, entitled, Cardinal Burke on Fr John Hardon’s ‘Call to Martydom’, published on 12 March 2013, may be viewed on this page of the Youtube channel of Sensus Fidelium. Another copy of the same video, entitled Call to Martyrdom talk by Cardinal Burke, published on 22 February 2013, may be viewed on this page of the wwwtldmorg Youtube channel.
- ‘“Intrepid, Even to the Shedding of His Blood”: Homily on the occasion of the Ordinary Public Consistory, November 20, 2010′, by Cardinal Raymond L. Burke, D.D., J.C.D., from Inside the Vatican, November 23, 2010. May be read online on this page of Catholic Culture. Another copy is reproduced in the post “The Calling of a Cardinal: ‘Intrepid, Even to the Shedding of His Blood’”, 28 June 2017, at OnePeterFive. Also reproduced, with comments by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf, in the post “Card. Burke’s first big sermon as Cardinal S.R.E.” at Fr. Z’s Blog.
- “Loyalty to the Church”, by Martin J. Scott, S.J. (4/1/1999), at Catholic Answers.
- “Martyrdom for the Faith in Our Times”, address by His Eminence Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke on 7 May 2016, delivered at the Rome Life Forum organized by the Voice of the Family. The video of the address may be watched on this page of the LifeSiteNews youtube channel; and on this page of Gloria.tv. The text of the address may be read on this page of Voice of the Family, and on this page of Gloria.tv, which webpages also have the embedded video of the address.
- “Religious Freedom, Persecution of the Church, and Martyrdom”, by Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, Apostolic Nuncio to the United States. Address delivered at the University of Notre Dame, 4 November 2012. Th text of the address is available in PDF format on this page of the Institute for Church Life, Notre Dame University. The video of the address may be viewed on this page of the Institute for Church Life Youtube channel.
Afterwards… the disciples came to him privately, and said, Tell us, when will this be? And what sign will be given of thy coming, and of the world being brought to an end? Jesus answered them … In those days, men will give you up to persecution, and will put you to death; all the world will be hating you because you bear my name; whereupon many will lose heart, will betray and hate one another. Many false prophets will arise, and many will be deceived by them; and the charity of most men will grow cold, as they see wickedness abound everywhere; but that man will be saved who endures to the last. (St. Matthew xxiv, 3-4, 9-13. Formatting supplied.)
“Many, therefore, of his disciples, hearing it, said: This saying is hard, and who can hear it? … After this many of his disciples went back: and walked no more with him. Then Jesus said to the twelve: Will you also go away? And Simon Peter answered him: Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life. And we have believed, and have known that thou art the Christ, the Son of God.” (St. John vi, 61, 67-70. Formatting supplied.)