May 19, 2011
Praying for bin Laden’s soul
In all the wall-to-wall converge of Osama bin Laden’s death, this remains an unusual story: A Catholic parishioner has requested that bin Laden’s name appear in the Holy Name of Jesus Sunday bulletin.
WPTV in West Palm Beach, Fla, reports:
This really shouldn’t be that surprising. As mentioned before, many religious folks have said that people shouldn’t be rejoicing in bin Laden’s death. Praying for his soul is a logical next step.
On a related note, if you saw this story elsewhere and found the theological terminology mystifying, you’re not alone. As Mollie points out at GetReligion, coverage has been a mess.