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10/21/2012 10:49:00 AM
Fr. Jack knew where Bethlehem is
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Fr. Jack Morris
Catholic Sentinel photo by Ed Langlois
Fr. Jack Morris

To the Catholic Sentinel:

I mourn the passing of Fr. Jack Morris, S.J., a colleague during my time on staff at JVC Northwest in 1990-91.  

I wish to comment on your error in placing Bethlehem in Israel (Catholic Sentinel online, Oct. 4). Bethlehem is on the West Bank in Palestinian territory, not a part of Israel.

It is this kind of misinformation that allows injustice to continue by leading readers to believe that Bethlehem belongs to Israel (Israel has occupied Bethlehem since 1967).

Injustice, and the untruths that support it, requires people like Fr. Morris to make extraordinary efforts, such as the peace walk from Bangor to Bethlehem.

May Fr. Jack be welcomed by all the saints for his life’s work, seeking truth and justice.

Sister Elaine Kelley, SFCC
Portland





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