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Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese
of Detroit, Michigan *
* A longtime national and international activist in the peace movement, Bishop Gumbleton is a founding member of Pax Christi USA and an outspoken critic of the sanctions against Iraq.
has appeared on numerous radio and television programs, and has published
numerous articles and reports.
* Scripture texts in this work are in modified form from the American Standard Version of the Bible and are available as part of the public domain.
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|Editor's Note: Bishop
Thomas Gumbleton is presently in Iraq on his 7th trip with a delegation
organized by the "Voices in the
Wilderness" campaign based in Chicago. He is unable to provide
the homily for this Sunday's readings. The following message is from
"This evening I will be leaving for another trip
to Iraq. I will be joining with members of an organization who call
themselves "Families for Peaceful
Tomorrows." All of them experienced the loss of a family member
on September 11, 2001. But they have adamantly opposed a violent
response to that terroist attack. They want to bring about reconciliation
rather than add to the atmosphere of hatred and violence. We will
meet with families who have lost family members through the Persian Gulf
War and the bombing that has gone on ever since, as well as from the effects
of the sanctions which have caused the deaths of so many, especially children.
We hope our delegation can help to build up further opposition to another
was in Iraq. Please pray for me and for all on this journey.
I will look forward to sharing my experience with you when I return."
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