Sunday, July 23


Working for Peace

The Church is working for peace in Lebanon:

Lebanon turned Wednesday to the Vatican for help in pressing for a cease-fire in the Middle East, dispatching the son of assassinated premier Rafik Hariri to meet with the Holy See's secretary of state.

I don't know exactly what the Vatican can do... The Israelis and the Muslim fundamentalists not being fazed by excommunication... But, one hopes that the Vatican can do something.

American Papist has more on the Patriarch of the Maronites's efforts, including meeting with Secretary Rice. (Thanks to him for the picture, btw)

Mark Shea suggested that the Church's best contribution would be the fasting and prayers of the faithful. Perhaps a good way for us to spend Monday?

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