Death of a Catholic Journalist Admin Thursday, August 21, 2014 James Foley, the photojournalist beheaded by ISIS, prayed the rosary during an earlier imprisonment in Libya. We cannot know for sure what was in his mind as he died, but we have a pretty good idea. © 2023 The Catholic Thing. All rights reserved. For reprint rights, write to: [email protected] The Catholic Thing is a forum for intelligent Catholic commentary. Opinions expressed by writers are solely their own.