By now we've all heard the news out of Afghanistan from this weekend. It was horrendous: thirty one American soldiers (twenty five of them Navy SEALs) killed in a single downed helicopter. It was the largest amount of American soldiers killed in a single day since we began operations in Afghanistan in 2001. Please remember that each and every day, as we go to work or school, spend our leisure time, visit with friends and family, etc. - our brave soldiers are literally risking their lives to defend our freedoms and our way of life. Please, remember them in your prayers.
Over the next few days, in towns across the US, the soldiers killed on Saturday will be buried. Let us pray for the repose of their souls, and for those they left behind. If you are able to donate to a worthwhile cause to assist the families left behind, I take a cue from Fr. Z and encourage you to visit the website of The Navy SEAL Foundation.