Three girls, all Christian, beheaded as they walk to school in Sulawesi province, Indonesia. The Holy Father condemns the attack. Fears that the 1999-2001 Christian/Muslim conflict might reignite.
An interesting Christianity Today piece on why this conflict might have ended in the first place.
Got an email about this story ... and the sender said that he thinks this shows more and more the "true face of Islam." I'm not of the mind to simply respond with "oh, it's really a religion of peace." I don't know what it really is or is not. But, simple fair-mindedness suggests that one cannot identify an entire group with the actions of a subset, however vocal and active that subset might be. However, as a Catholic, I am committed to learning, and to dialogue. And of course, I've grown up with Islam, in India. Which brings its own baggage -- both good and bad.