Fr. Robert Barron on bin Laden's death

Amid all the clamor and noise, a voice of reason and faith. Check it out. [Read more...]

Oops: parish publishes mass intention for Osama bin Laden

The parish is saying it was a hoax. Details: Irish church officials have been left red-faced after announcing plans for an Osama bin Laden memorial Mass. Howth parish in Dublin yesterday hastily withdrew an online newsletter advertising plans to dedicate a Mass to the man credited with masterminding the 9/11 attacks on New York’s twin [Read More...]

On bin Laden: Jesus wept

Jim Tighe, a deacon candidate whose brother died on 9/11, offers a very personal, prayerful response to the bin Laden news: As a disciple of Christ, my life is given to his work. It is the work of bringing people into the light, not condemning them to the darkness. Osama Bin Laden was always easy [Read More...]

Biden's beads

From the New York Times account of the death of bin Laden: “On Sunday afternoon, as the helicopters raced over Pakistani territory, the president and his advisers gathered in the Situation Room of the White House to monitor the operation as it unfolded. Much of the time was spent in silence. Mr. Obama looked ‘stone [Read More...]

Worth a thousand words: "oops" edition

Well, these things happen … That wasn’t the only offender.  Read about others who made that boo-boo right here. [Read more...]

"Do not rejoice when your enemies fall…" — UPDATED

To me, scenes like the one below, outside the White House after the announcement of Bin Laden’s death, are troubling. God knows, I can understand the impulse behind them.  I still have vivid memories of being in New York on 9/11, and the many weeks of walking past bus stops and lamp posts and seeing [Read More...]

Worth a thousand words

New York City firefighters watch this morning’s big news in Times Square. [Read more...]

Can we forgive Bin Laden? — UPDATED

In a homily last winter, I looked at the challenge of loving our enemies and praying for our persecutors — and asked “When was the last time any of us here prayed for Osama Bin Laden?” This morning, My friend Mike Hayes poses another provocative question: can we forgive Bin Laden? For Millennials, September 11th [Read More...]