Praying, fasting for peace in Syria

Bill Brewer Catholic Church, News

Catholics across East Tennessee and around the country are encouraged to join a “Day of Fasting and Prayer for Peace in Syria, the Middle East and the World” on Saturday, Sept. 7, as the U.S. government considers its role in the ongoing struggle in Syria. Pope Francis has called on the world’s Catholics to fast and pray for peace on …

Pope Francis calls for peace, worldwide vigil Sept. 7

Bill Brewer Catholic Church, News

VATICAN CITY (Catholic News Agency/EWTN News) — Departing from his typical reflections on the Sunday gospel, Pope Francis used his Angelus audience Sunday to call for peace throughout the world, particularly in conflict-ridden Syria. “I appeal strongly for peace, an appeal which arises from the deep within me,” he said to the crowds in St. Peter’s Square on Sept. 1. …

Queen of Peace, Pray for Us

David Oatney Prayer, Year of Faith

If my memory serves me correctly, it was Father Meinrad Brune, OSB, who is the Oblate Director at St. Meinrad Archabbey and School of Theology, who once shared with me and other oblates during a meeting many years ago a story that when he was a boy growing up in Indiana during the Second World War, he would often see …