For Father Jacques Hamel. And For Us All.


It is too horrible to face, too gruesome to contemplate.
And yet we must.
Father Jacques Hamel’s horrific and brutal murder during early morning church services in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, France, has deeply shaken us, even as we seem to have grown increasingly numb, increasingly detached, over the past few months.
But we are also reminded that peace – man’s peace, the world’s peace – is temporary if not illusory. Lasting peace continually eludes us

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Tom Zampino is an attorney in private practice in New York City who makes his home on Long Island. He and his beautiful and accomplished wife have raised two fantastic daughters, four cats, two dogs, and various other domesticated creatures over the past three decades. He formerly blogged at the Catholic Channel at Patheos.


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