Amy and a few others have asked about it: how much of the Virginia Tech shootings did you hear at Sunday Mass? I’ll tell you our bulletin printers offered us a portion of a cover, which we declined after an e-mail consultation among staff.
If your parish is not significantly connected to Tech, how much of a Sunday Mass mention do you think is appropriate? To tell you the truth, the awareness that Iraqi civilians are going through this every few hours in terms of sheer carnage, made me wonder why we aren’t devoting more prayer to them.
Sit in the purple chair, and consider your homilist on your staff. Would you ask for time in the homily? Do you think the prayers of the faithful are enough, or even too much?