Here in San Diego, we have one of the largest concentrations of Iraqi
expatriates in the US. There are many in the Chaldean Catholic church who
are opponents of Saddam. Take a look at these prayer intentions composed
jointly by our local RC bishop and the Chaldean Catholic bishop. You or I
might change the order of priority of these petitions, but I can’t argue
with a single one. I find it refreshing to hear churchmen pray for “a just
and lasting peace.” There is no hint of appeasement here.