We came as Pilgrims of Peace to this Land that is Holy to Jews, Christians, and Muslims. We encountered many walls and some bridges, as we sought out those on the peripheries. As Pope Francis repeatedly reminds us, we believe peace with justice for the two peoples and three faiths of this Land can only come through building “bridges, not walls.”
“So That They May All Be One”
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After a couple of months with no executions in Florida, a death warrant for Eric Scott Branch was signed by Gov. Rick Scott on Friday, Jan. 19. His execution is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 22, at 6:00 p.m. Branch was convicted of the murder of Susan Morris, a University of West Florida student, in 1993.
The President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, is encouraging Catholics across the nation to join with Pope Francis on Friday, February 23, for a special Day of Prayer and Fasting for Peace. The day of prayer and fasting will focus on continued conflicts in the Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan and other areas of the world.
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