The Bishops & Iraq

Where Was the Coverage?

After walking in late to a monthly meeting of eucharistic ministers at my parish in Brooklyn, New York, I sensed right away that something was wrong. Everyone was tense.

The deacon who leads the ministry was raising questions about the morality of pursuing war against Iraq, and it was pretty clear that most of those in the room supported President George W. Bush’s plans. When asked what I thought, I tried the easy way out.

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About the Author

Paul Moses, a professor of journalism at Brooklyn College/CUNY, is the author of The Saint and the Sultan: The Crusades, Islam and Francis of Assisi's Mission of Peace (Doubleday, 2009).