Monday, May 2, 2011

In The Face of a Man's Death, A Christian Never Rejoices

"Osama bin Laden, as we all know, bore the most serious responsibility for spreading divisions and hatred among populations, causing the deaths of innumerable people, and manipulating religions to this end," Father Lombardi said.

"In the face of a man's death, a Christian never rejoices, but reflects on the serious responsibilities of each person before God and before men, and hopes and works so that every event may be the occasion for the further growth of peace and not of hatred," the [Vatican] spokesman said.

Official Statement from the Vatican is here.

I'm a little freaked out that we killed Osama bin Liden on both Divine Mercy Sunday AND the exact day Pope John Paul II's beatification.

Earlier that day I was so excited to show my kids those amazing picture of the Pope meeting with his Assassin in jail and extending his forgiveness.