First Jamestown Chaplain Identified

From sunken treasure to ceremonial bobcat burials, it’s time to look back at the year’s biggest finds.

CHR Comment: The remains of four Jamestown men were originally discovered in 2010 buried beneath the chancel of a church. Analysis has now identified the remains of Rev. Robert Hunt, the first chaplain of the colony.

Source: Seven Major Archaeological Discoveries of 2015

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How New Yorkers and Parisians Reacted Differently to Attacks on Their City

One priest who helped victims of the Paris attacks remembers his own experience helping communities in New York after 9/11.

CHR Comment: Rev. Jean-Christophe Bieselaar was a priest serving in New York City in 2001 and currently serves as a chaplain in Paris. He describes how Americans look to the Lord as a refuge in times of crisis whereas the French tend to ask why God allows terrible things to happen. New York churches were full in 2001, with people standing in line to enter. Church attendance in Paris has jumped but the response is not nearly as great as was seen in New York.

Source: How New Yorkers and Parisians reacted differently to attacks on their city | Public Radio International