In this holy season of Advent,
we wait, Lord, for your coming.
As we stand before injustice and violence,
most recently with the attack in Vienna,
our hearts long for healing and redemption.
Continue to pour into our hearts
a steady confidence that you will come to heal us.
Intensify our willingness to be instruments of your healing.
Come and save your people. Amen by Father Louis Cameli Profiles in Catholicism
A Prayer for Victims of the Vienna Terror Attack
Please embrace those who have died in the Vienna terror attack and heal those who have been injured Llet your infinite love protect all those in Vienna and end the terrorism
by Gordon Nary Profiles in Catholicism
A prayer for those murdered in the Nice Cathedral attack
“A New Beginning”
Lord, Lord, Lord!
Three people have come before you:
They came before you in silent prayer and then,
Unexpectedly, like fierce, freak weather,
They came in person –
We beg you to welcome them in all their unexpectedness,
To meet them in their coming and to have mercy on them!
Let them enter your flaming love and suffuse them with
Your heart’s embrace, like coals let them glow with grace
And, like the light on the sea, let them sparkle like stars,
But more brilliantly than the glowing colours of the rainbow.
Lord, Lord! Lord!
Three people were abruptly separated from their families,
You know the shock of the unexpected news of their death,
You know what shock waves spread throughout the country,
Around the world –
We beg you to send your consoling Spirit to comfort and encourage The relatives and those around, enveloping them
In blessings beyond telling, spilling over to all they meet.
Lord! Lord! Lord!
How we need your mercy to pour through the lives of all,
Running, like a flash flood, but staying, like ground water,
Seeping into the hearts that need softening, healing,
Helping us to go beyond recriminations, revenge,
Extremism, discouragement, and despair –
Rebuilding love, forgiveness, dialogue, understanding
That today there will be a new beginning
Unfolding in all our tomorrows.
by Francis Etheredge Profiles in Catholicism
Une prière pour les assassinés lors de l'attaque de la cathédrale de Nice
"Un nouveau départ"
Seigneur, Seigneur, Seigneur!
Trois personnes sont venues avant vous:
Ils sont venus devant vous dans une prière silencieuse et ensuite,
De manière inattendue, comme un temps féroce et anormal,
Ils sont venus en personne -
Nous vous prions de les accueillir dans toute leur imprévu,
Pour les rencontrer dans leur venue et avoir pitié d'eux!
Laissez-les entrer dans votre amour flamboyant et imprégnez-les de
L'étreinte de ton cœur, comme les charbons, laisse-les briller de grâce
Et, comme la lumière sur la mer, laissez-les scintiller comme des étoiles,
Mais plus brillamment que les couleurs éclatantes de l'arc-en-ciel.
Seigneur, Seigneur! Seigneur!
Trois personnes ont été brusquement séparées de leur famille,
Vous connaissez le choc de la nouvelle inattendue de leur mort,
Vous savez quelles ondes de choc se sont propagées dans tout le pays,
Autour du monde -
Nous vous prions d'envoyer votre Esprit réconfortant pour réconforter et encourager les proches et ceux qui les entourent, les enveloppant
Dans des bénédictions au-delà de dire, se répandant sur tout ce qu'ils rencontrent.
Seigneur! Seigneur! Seigneur!
Comment nous avons besoin de votre miséricorde pour se répandre dans la vie de tous,
Courir, comme une crue éclair, mais rester, comme l'eau souterraine,
Infiltrant dans les cœurs qui ont besoin d'être adoucis, guéris,
Nous aider à dépasser les récriminations, la vengeance,
Extrémisme, découragement et désespoir -
Reconstruire l'amour, le pardon, le dialogue, la compréhension
Qu'aujourd'hui il y aura un nouveau départ
Se déployant dans tous nos lendemains.
par Francis Etheredge Profiles in Catholicism
A Prayer for the Victims of Violence in France
O Blessed Virgin Mary, bright dawn of the new world, Mother of France and of all, to you do we entrust the cause of life. Look down, O Mother, upon the men and women who are victims of brutal violence. Grant that all who believe in your Son may proclaim the Gospel of life with honesty and love to the people of our time. Obtain for the world the grace to accept that Gospel as a gift ever new, the joy of celebrating it with gratitude and the courage to bear witness to it resolutely. So may we build, together with all people of good will, the civilization of truth and love, to the praise and glory of God, the Creator and lover of life.
Eternal rest grant unto the victims of violence, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them’
Adapted from JPII"s closing prayer of his encyclical on the Gospel of Life
by Father Mark White
Holy See: Culture of encounter, education necessary in fight against terrorism by Fr. Benedict Mayaki, SJ Vatican News
FBI chief warns violent ‘domestic terrorism’ growing in US by Erick Tucker and Mary Clare Jaloneik The Associated Press
US terrorism alert warns of politically motivated violence by Ben Fox and Eric Tucker The Associated Press
Hundreds reportedly dead after massacre at Oriental Orthodox church in Ethiopia by CNA /The Catholic World Report
The Philippines’ Antiterror Bill Will Stifle Dissent by Aaron Sobel Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Fr. James Martin connects Catholic leaders to Capitol riots; Bishop Stika unimpressed by CNA Staff/The Catholic World Report
US bishops disagree with designation of Cuba as terrorism sponsor by CNA Daily News/The Catholic World Report
Massacre by rebels leave many dead in western Ethiopia by Nathan Morley Vatican News
Hundreds of Nigerian students missing after attack on school by Sam Olukova Associated Press
Charges in Beirut port blast stir controversy in Lebanon by Zeina Karam Associated Press
Nice attack suspect charged with terrorism by Catholic News Agency
Report finds lapses ahead of New Zealand mosque attack by Nick Perry Associated Press
Gethsemane church targeted in arson attack by Catholic News Agency
The Mass Murder of Nigerian Christians.The world is determined to look away from a horrific campaign of killings being perpetrated in Africa under the name of Islam by Rabbi Abraham Cooper and Rev. Johnmmie Moore Tablet
Israeli police arrest man for throwing firebomb inside Catholic church by Judith Sudilovsky Catholic News Service/Crux
Vienna terror attack reportedly intended to target church youth group by CNA Daily News
The death of Ayman al-Zawahri and the future of al-Qaida by Daniel L.Byman Brookings
Horrified by deadly attacks, French Muslims protect church by Angela Charlton Associated Press
Man sentenced to life after failed French church bombing by Nicholas Vaux-Montagny Associated Press
France reinforcing its border controls following attacks by Silvie Corbet Associated Press
France bans Turkish ultranationalist group Grey Wolves by Silvie Corbet Associated Press
Pope prays for defenseless victims of hatred and terror Pope Francis turns his thoughts and prayers to the victims of terror attacks that have bloodied European soil this week describing them as “deplorable acts that aim to compromise fraternal collaboration between religions”. by Linda Bordoni Vatican News
Bishops condemn terrorist attacks, lament mockery of faith by Elise Ann Allen Crux
French Bishops ‘Cleanse’ Nice Basilica After Attack by CNS/The Tablet
French manhunt underway after shooting of Greek priest by Angela Charlton and Jamey Keaten Associated Press/Crux
French Priest: Deadly Knife Attack in Nice Should Spur Catholics in France to ‘Unite with Christ’. Despite the vehement attempts of the French authorities to deny the Catholic roots of their country, by Solène Tadié National Catholic Register
Pope Francis Prays for Victims of Terrorist Attack at French Basilica by Catholic News Agency/National Catholic Register
Pope Francis prays for victims of Cameroon school shooting. At the weekly General Audience, Pope Francis prays for peace in conflict-ridden parts of Cameroon, in the wake of a school shooting in Kumba which claimed the lives of several school children. by Vatican News staff writer Vatican News
Deadly bombing at Pakistan religious school by Al Jazeera/UCANews
Nessel: Militia groups, domestic terrorism are not just a Michigan problem by Michigan Radio Network
Lebanon's disaster donation dilemma. A drone picture shows the scene of an explosion that hit the seaport of Beirut, Lebanon, . A massive explosion rocked Beirut on Tuesday, flattening much of the city's port, damaging buildings across the capital and sending a giant mushroom cloud into the sky. by Nada Moumtaz Religion News Service
Who is a terrorist, actually? by Daniel Byman Brookings
Uncertain future faces Catholics in conflict-torn Belarus by Jonathan Luxmoore National Catholic Reporter
Counterterrorism in a time of COVID by Daniel L. Byman and Andrew Amunson Brookings
Sacred Heart Church in Weymouth, MA Damaged by Fire with Molotov cocktail found at Church by Jesus Caritas Est Catholic News World
A Christian writer joined the Wall of Moms to protest in Portland. Then they were tear-gassed. by Kathryn Post Religion News Service
In Portland, this rabbi leads the clergy resistance by Yonat Shimron Religion News Service
Explainer: Can President Trump designate ‘antifa’ as a terrorist group? by Ellen K. Boegel America
Nigeria: Dozens killed in fresh Boko Haram attacks by Vatican News
Interfaith Network statement after Reading terror attack by Independent Catholic News
Philippine Christian leaders unite against new anti-terrorism law by Devin WatkinsVaticanNews
Catholic experts, UN warn coronavirus may exacerbate terrorism in Africa by Crux StaffCrux
A forgotten massacre in Bangladesh's hills by Rock Ronald Rozario Independent Catholic News
Bishop speaks out following terror attacks by John Newton Independent Catholic News
Day of mourning held for massacred civilians in Cameroon by Crux Staff Crux
24 Killed at Prayer meeting in Burkina Faso - 3 Churches close due to Terrorism - Please Pray by Jesus Caritas Est Catholic World Report
Cameroon priest condemns army for ‘massacre’ killing at least 22 by Crux Staff Crux