Pope Benedict XVI’s Prayer at Ground Zero

Pope Benedict at Ground Zero

The events of September 11, 2001, touched hearts around the world.Remembering that day, Pope Benedict XVI visited Ground Zero in New York, during his visit to the United States in April 2008.  Turning to God for comfort and for courage, he offered the following prayer. O God of love, compassion, and healing, look on us, people of many different faiths and traditions, who gather today at this site, the scene of incredible violence and pain….God of understanding, overwhelmed by th … [Read more...]

PURGATORY AND PRESUMPTION: Please Don’t Forget to Pray For Me!

Purgatory

The news this week has been full of celebrity passings:Rev. Sun Myun Moon, founder of the Unification Church and self-proclaimed messiah, dead at 92. Michael Clarke Duncan, Academy Award-nominated star of “The Green Mile”, dead at 54 after suffering a myocardial infarction back in July 2012. Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, passed away August 25 at the age of 82. Phyllis Diller, one of the great women of comedy, died August 20 at the age of 95. Helen Gurley Brown, u … [Read more...]

The Power of a Mother’s Prayer

Her son was a wild one. She had tried to impart solid virtues and a lively faith—but her atheist husband quashed that with his brusque way and bad example.So when her eldest son reached his teens, he broke away—rejecting Christianity for an occult religion, and preferring an easy life of casual relationships and carefree sex.  He fathered a child out of wedlock.When her son had first begun the drinking, the carousing, the reckless lifestyle, she had turned her back in grief, forcing … [Read more...]


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