11.17
TCC Playlist: Kyrie by Emmylou Harris & John Paul White

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The Civil Wars and Emmylou Harris

Catholics pray an ancient prayer in Greek at every liturgy. It’s called the “Kyrie” or “Kyrie Eleison” and it means “Lord, have mercy.” This way of invoking God’s pity, pre-dates Christianity, and has its roots in JudaismAt every Mass we say or sing, Kyrie eleison (Lord, have mercy) Christe eleison (Christ, have mercy)Kyrie eleison (Lord, have mercy). With so much violence, war, and terror, in Paris and around the world, we can’t stop saying or singing these words. Listen to Emmylou Harris and John Paul White‘s take on this ancient song, watch a video & see photos after the jump:

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11.17
USCCB: U.S. Should Welcome Syrian Refugees, Work For Peace

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Syrian refugees

In light of the terrorist attacks in Paris, many countries, and U.S. states are refusing to accept Syrian refugees. The United States Council of Catholic Bishops urges the U.S. to continue to welcome those seeking asylum. Read the statement here: U.S. Should Welcome Syrian Refugees.

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11.14
Brother Christian’s Testament Before His Death at the Hands of Terrorists

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Paris candles

The world is reeling from the mass murder of civilians by Islamic State militants in Paris, France. In light of the terrorism there and elsewhere, Fr. James Martin shares the last testament of the Trappist monk, Dom Christian de Cherge, who anticipated his death at the hands of Islamic extremists. This is what he wrote: Brother Christian’s Testament at His Anticipated Death at the Hands of Terrorists. Prayers for sins of violence here.

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4.26
Misc: French Prime Minister: Attending Mass “Most Beautiful” Response to Terror Threat

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French Prime Minister

A faith to die for. The French Prime minister attended Mass in response to the failed terrorist attacks against France‘s Catholic churches. Read his remarks from Aleteia here: French Prime Minister: Attending Mass “Most Beautiful” Response to Terror Threat

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