Engaging Faith: Practical lesson ideas and activities for Catholic Educators

May 2, 2011

A Catholic Response to the News on Bin Laden


A Vatican spokesman, Fr. Federico Lombardi S.J., offered:

"In the face of a man’s death, a Christian never rejoices, but reflects on the serious responsibilities of each person before God and before men, and hopes and works so that every event may be the occasion for the further growth of peace and not of hatred."

  1. Share the link from Catholic News Service coverage.
  2. Ask your students to write a one-paragraph comment to the quotation.
  3. Compare their responses with the reader comments below the story. Share a discussion.

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