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Full text of Francis' homily during Mass this morning with the six victims. Updates here, plus full report coming. Also more on children of same-sex parents, and a Christian mezuzah?

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David Gibson

David Gibson

David Gibson is a national reporter for RNS and an award-winning religion journalist, author and filmmaker. He has written several books on Catholic topics. His latest book is on biblical artifacts: "Finding Jesus: Faith. Fact. Forgery," which was also the basis of a popular CNN series.


  1. Whenever we moved my Catholic mother would get a Jewish neighbor to put up a mezuzah on our front door (if it were not already there). But that was in old New York. it was an easy reminder to be briefly prayerful on entering or leaving the home. I believe – I may be wrong – there were versions with the two great commandments from Leviticus (and endorsed by Jesus).

    • Garson Abuita

      Kind of: Only Jesus’s “first” great commandment – to love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, and might – taken from Deuteronomy – is contained in the mezuzah. The “second” great commandment – love your neighbor as yourself – is from Leviticus but not contained in the mezuzah. Still a pretty important one in modern Judaism: a rabbinic near-contemporary of Jesus cited a variation on this as a summation of the entire Torah (“what is hateful to you, do not do to someone else”).

  2. And Tablet Magazine online reports that the murder of the Palestinian youth was not perpetrated by Jewish settlers, but by a soccer gang…

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