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with a mix of pride and regret

28 Jul

Catholic Relief Services is the international outreach and assistance arm  of the United States Conference of Catholic bishops.

As they celebrate their 52 years of existence, CRS thanks you for your commitment, courage and solidarity.

They approach their anniversary with a mix of pride and regret: pride in all the hard work and achievement, regret that our mutual dreams have not yet been realized.

They, and we, walk and work toward the day when, enshallah, God willing, there will be a just, genuine and lasting two-state solution in the Holy Land.


hear our cry for mercy, O Lord

24 Jul

as we pray … 

0 1 Beit Jala three pilgrims 

  • for an immediate ceasefire between Israel and Hamas


  • for the resumption of humanitarian relief for the people of Gaza through Catholic Relief Services


  • for the Israeli innocents who live in fear of Hamas’ indiscriminate rocket attacks on civilian areas


  • for the Palestinian innocents who live in fear for their lives from air and ground attacks or suffer the humiliations of occupation


  • for the avoidance of excessive actions of hostility and indiscriminate punishment which can breed a whole new generation of terrorists


  • for the emergence of a viable and independent Palestinian state living alongside a recognized and secure Israel which will bring the peace for which majorities of both Israelis and Palestinians yearn



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