9.11
At 9/11 Memorial, An Enduring Message of Forgiveness

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Bible from 9/11

After the terrorist attacks of 9/11 a Bible was found beneath the rubble at Ground Zero. The cover was burned off. It was open to Jesus’ words, “Retaliation. Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth: But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.” It’s in The New York TimesAn Enduring Message of Forgiveness

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8.3
How the Iraq War Became a War on Christians

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Andrew Doran writes about how the warnings of Pope John Paul II prior  to a US led invasion of Iraq went unheeded. The Holy Father predicted that the war in Iraq would lead to the persecution of Christians, and other religious minorities in the region. Read his essay in The American Conservative here: How the Iraq War Became a War on ChristiansDonate to help Iraq’s Christians here. 

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8.1
Muslims Go to Catholic Mass Across France to Show Solidarity

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Muslims attend Mass in France
Muslims attend Catholic Masses across France in a show of solidarity, after Fr. Jacques Hamel was killed by ISIS while celebrating the Eucharist. Read more and the video after the jump: Muslims Go to Catholic Mass Across France to Show Solidarity

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7.26
Horrific Violence in a Sacred Place Where the Love of God is Declared

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“He was a wonderful man, Fr. Jacques.”

Fr. Jacques Hamel’s throat was slit by two ISIS soldiers during morning Mass in France. More from The Guardian here: Horrific Violence in a Sacred Place Where the Love of God is Declared. And here: Priest Killed by Two ISIS Soldiers

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