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President Obama, Cardinal O’Malley address interfaith prayer service at Boston cathedral

Catholic World News - April 19, 2013

President Barack Obama and other political leaders joined Cardinal Seán O’Malley and Orthodox, Protestant, Jewish, and Muslim religious leaders in speaking an interfaith prayer service at Boston’s cathedral following the Boston Marathon bombings.

“The Sermon on the Mount, in many ways, is the Constitution of the people called to live a new life,” said Cardinal O’Malley. “Jesus gives us a new way to deal with offenses, by reconciliation. Jesus gives us a new way to deal with violence, by nonviolence. He gives us a new way to deal with money, by sharing and providing for those in need. Jesus gives us a new way to deal with leadership, by drawing upon the gift of every person, each one a child of God.”

“In the face of the present tragedy, we must ask ourselves what kind of a community do we want to be, what are the ideals that we want to pass on to the next generation,” he added.

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  • Posted by: John J Plick - Apr. 20, 2013 11:55 AM ET USA

    The Messianic Rabbi Jonathan Kahn did an interesting prophetic Scriptural analysis of 9/11 entitled “The Harbinger”speculating that there was ultimately no substantial National repentance with respect to the tragedy, and that we are still on the path to destruction as was ancient Israel. And now we have this President, who pronounces Boston “guiltless,” a “victim”in every sense of the word. But is this not the addiction of the modern American, and is not this President pandering to that craving?

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