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Daily Links, July 27: Olympic silence, Muslim fears, and an inspiring example of forgiveness

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Today is the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympics in London. Despite calls from Catholic and Jewish groups, however, there has been no word on whether a moment of silence will be observed for the 40th anniversary of the 1972 Munich Olympics tragedy.

Michele Bachman has stirred up an outcry with her comments about Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedein possibly infiltrating the government on behalf of Muslim extremists. The U.S. bishops have joined other religious leaders in condemning Bachman's comments.

A Denver-based HVAC company won an injunction in court that will at least temporarily prevent them from having to adhere to the contraception coverage requirements under the Affordable Care Act on religious grounds, because the owners are Catholic.

Many are still searching for an explanation for the horrific killings last week in Aurora, Colorado. One Catholic priest thinks he has the answer: demonic possession.

Meanwhile, a survivor of the shooting has a message of forgiveness for the shooter.

And if you're going to be in Illinois this weekend, you might be able to join Catholics who will flock to see a visiting statue of Our Lady of Fatima.