Tragic Response to Tragedy
Slain U.S. journalist James Foley was living his Catholic faith by bringing images of people suffering from war and oppressive when he was murdered. During the sacrifice of the Mass in his honor, Bishop Libasci of New Hampshire used this tragedy to deceive people about the Gospel of forgiveness and eternal life. The Catholic bishop said, "It is in pardoning that we are pardoned. It is in dying that we are born to eternal life. To these words, I think we can say, 'Yes, I wish we could do that.' It is not beyond our capability. It is not impossible. Our Lord lived it. Our most Blessed Mother lived it. Many saints have lived it. James lived it.”