Saturday, September 08, 2012

President Obama designates this weekend as three days of prayer in rememberance of 9/11

Who knew?

I only found out by reading The Deacon's Bench.  Interestingly, this news seems to have been passed over by Catholics online...
( - President Obama on Friday didn’t just declare one National Day of Prayer and Remembrance in honor of 9/11 – he proclaimed three.

In a presidential proclamation from the White House, Obama called on Americans to spend Friday through Sunday, Sept. 7-9 in “prayer, contemplation, memorial services, the visiting of memorials, the ringing in of bells, evening candlelight remembrance vigils and other appropriate ceremonies and activities” to commemorate the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. - Finish reading...


  1. Are we supposed to face east while we pray?

  2. Three days - Friday, Saturday and Sunday - gives members of each of the monotheistic faiths an opportunity to observe in their respective houses of worship.

  3. Overcompensating.

  4. How sad that some people here maintain nastiness over a decision that would be lauded if it had been made by a Republican president.

    Moonshadow: an interesting take on the 3 days. Thanks.

  5. I don't think it's because he's a Democrat. I think it's becuase he believes, among other things, that if a baby somehow survives an abortion it should be left to die. In other words, he doesn't practice what he preaches.


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