The humanity amid the heartbreak is staggering:
"There is no sense to be made of senselessness; you cannot find any kind of sanity in insanity," the Rev. Paul Gausse told parishioners during his homily. "War begets war, the only answer is in prayer."
Gausse told the Roman Catholic congregation that he had joined Foley's parents, Diane and John Foley, at their home in Rochester on Tuesday night. As he was leaving, he said, Diane Foley turned to him: "She said, 'Father pray for me that I don't become bitter. I don't want to hate.' That's a woman of deep faith."
He urged the congregation to follow her lead, noting that there was a danger for all Americans to "become bitter and hate."
"We are not just praying for us and the Foley family, but praying for those who have perpetrated this kind of evil," Gausse told the congregation as he stood near the first few pews below the altar. "These people need prayer. ... This is being done in the name of God. How insane can that be?"
"That kind of insanity is demonic, my brothers and sisters."