Casey Anthony Verdict Prompts Prayers

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As we watch the aftermath of the verdict in the highly watched Casey Anthony trial, I’m prompted to remember in prayer families everywhere who have lost children to death for any reason.

All too often, these high profile cases grab our attention and energy, and yet we remain unaware of the needs of families in our own communities who are suffering loss and grief for a variety of reasons. We forget our troops, serving bravely in foreign lands to preserve our peace. We forget the families coping with the loss of children to extended illness, or those whose death came in an instant without any warning at all.

In this situation, rather than second guessing the jury in this case, let’s gather together in prayer for the repose of the soul of little Caylee Anthony and for all children who have lost their lives. May their souls rest in peace.

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Lisa M. Hendey is the founder and editor of CatholicMom.com and the bestselling author of the Chime Travelers children's fiction series, The Grace of Yes, The Handbook for Catholic Moms and A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms. As a board member and frequent host on KNXT Catholic Television, Lisa has produced and hosted multiple programs and has appeared on EWTN and CatholicTV. Hendey hosted “Catholic Moments” on Radio Maria and is the technology contributor for EWTN’s SonRise Morning Show. She blogs at multiple online venues including Patheos. Her articles have appeared in Catholic Digest, National Catholic Register, and Our Sunday Visitor. Hendey travels internationally giving workshops on faith, family, and Catholic technology and communications topics. She was selected as an Elizabeth Egan Journalism Fellow, attended the Vatican Bloggers Meeting, the “Bishops and Bloggers” meeting and the Catholic Press Association tour of Israel as a guest of the Israeli Ministry of Tourism. Hendey lives with her family in the Diocese of Fresno, California.

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