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Pope Benedict XVI celebrates the Eucharist at the canonization of Frei Galvão in São Paulo, Brazil on 11 May 2007    
(photo credit  Fabio Pozzebom/ABr - Agência Brasil;)





  • A Prayer for Those Killed and Injured in the Syrian Gas Attack
    Oh, Lord, we pray for the repose of the souls of those recently killed in Syria.
    They were innocents, caught up in a war that seems to have no end.
    We pray also for those injured, that they may heal and be well.
    The use of chemical weapons is a war crime.
    We pray that all involved may be able to come together
    and find a way to a just peace
    that will spare the lives of others
    who may become victims.

    Dr, Eugene Fisher  Profiles in Catholicism

  • President of U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and Catholics Across the U.S. Join in Praying for Victims of the Latest Terror Attack in London
    "Our solidarity in Christian hope and commitment to peace is a bond that cannot be broken."

    WASHINGTON—Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, of Galveston-Houston, President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has issued the following statement following last night's terror attack which has left seven people dead and at least 48 injured. This is the third terrorist attack on British soil in as many months.  
    Cardinal DiNardo's full statement follows:
    "The Vigil of Pentecost had barely begun when the world was burdened yet again, this time by the sinister attacks on innocent men and women in the heart of London.  In such tragic hours we implore the Holy Spirit to pour out His gift of comfort on those who grieve the loss of loved ones and on the dozens who were so tragically injured in this horrible attack. At the same time, we see in the courage of the first responders the true and courageous spirit of our brothers and sisters, the people of Great Britain.  May God grant strength, wisdom and protection to the men and women who safeguard our families and may He convert the hearts of all who follow the path of evil extremism.  Our solidarity in Christian hope and commitment to peace is a bond that cannot be broken.  Together with my brother bishops and with Catholics throughout the United States, we join the prayerful intercession made already by Pope Francis: 'May the Holy Spirit grant peace to the whole world. May He heal the wounds of war and of terrorism, which even this [Saturday] night, in London, struck innocent civilians: let us pray for the victims and their families.'"
  • A Prayer for the Copts murdered in Egypt
    We pray for those who were murdered in Egypt because of their religion and love of You
    May they share your infinite love in your Divine Presence

  • A prayer for the atrocities in Manchester
    Good and Gracious God,  We pray for the repose of the souls of the victims of the atrocities in Manchester and ask that their family, friends and loved ones feel your loving care and consolation at this time.  We ask you, loving God, for an end to the senseless violence occurring throughout our world, and for peace in our hearts and minds and throughout the world.  We ask this in Christ's name.  Amen.
    Jake Martin, SJ
  • For Manchester and For All of Us: May, 2017
    deliver us from the scourge of violence,
    comfort those who suffer bodily injury and the heartbreaking loss of loved ones,
    change the hearts of those who sow the seeds of violence and destruction,
    enable our resolve this day and every day to live in peace will all we meet,
    renew our hope when we feel helpless


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