We who are blessed to live in a country that is relatively free of religious persecution of any kind, and where Christians are in the majority, forget that there are still martyrs for the Christian faith in many places on the globe. In fact, the majority of victims of religious persecution in the world are being persecuted for being Christians. I pray every day for them.
It was not long ago that Catholics suffered persecution in the USA. Such events are mercifully rare in the 21st Century. We as Catholics need to be as one with our brethren throughout the world, and pray, and work for them, and for all who suffer for the sake of their consciences. We must also pray for those who persecute them, that they too will see the Light of Him, who suffered and died that all might be reconciled to the Father.
I, too, live in the Detroit area, where Chaldeans are a large, and important part of the Catholic community. I know many who attend Latin Rite churches, including my own. We need remember that that very church was once burned-down by Protestants, who feared having a Catholic church in their community.
Keep the faith, brothers, and sisters; the Kingdom of God is at hand.