"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.

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...
(CNSNews.com) - 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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