Monday, March 13, 2006

Prayer breakfast

I received this info about a special national Catholic prayer breakfast to be held in Washington:

1413 K Street, NW • Suite 1000 •Washington, D.C. 20005
3rd Annual National Catholic
Prayer Breakfast Announced
March 7, 2006 703-739-5920 or 800-536-5920
WASHINGTON— The National Catholic Prayer Breakfast Board of Directors today announced the 3rd annual breakfast will take place in Washington, D.C. on Friday, April 7, guest speakers and the schedule of events.
“We were blessed with tremendous success last year, with more than 1,600 people in attendance,” National Catholic Prayer Breakfast President Joseph Cella stated. “We were especially pleased to host the President of the United States and a number of prominent leaders. Based on the growing interest, we have expanded the activities around the prayer breakfast to maximize opportunities for those who plan to attend, especially many who are traveling from various parts of the country.”
Mass will be held Thursday evening, April 6 at 6:30 p.m. at St. Matthew’s Cathedral with His Eminence Theodore Cardinal McCarrick serving as principal celebrant and homilist. Mass will be followed by an evening reception.
The prayer breakfast will be held the following morning at the Hilton Washington Hotel beginning at 7:00 a.m. on April 7. The keynote speaker at the breakfast will be His Excellency Robert Morlino, Bishop of the Diocese of Madison, Wisconsin. EWTN’s Raymond Arroyo and Fr. Paul McDermott, O.P., who is responsible for reconstruction of Catholic schools in the New Orleans area, will also speak. Catholic Theologian Scott Hahn and Fr. Benedict Groeschel, will give a talk following the breakfast
Thursday, April 6 6:30 p.m. Mass at St. Matthew’s Cathedral
1725 Rhode Island Ave NW, Washington
Followed by reception
Friday, April 7 7:00 a.m. Breakfast at Hilton Washington
1919 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.
Followed by educational program
The annual event was created in 2004 in response to beloved Pope John Paul II’s appeal for a “New Evangelization,” and is a way to spread the Word of the Gospel.
For more information, log onto To schedule an interview, please call Diana Banister at (703)739-5920.


Anonymous said...

If the president would be there, there would be no way I would ever attend. I have so much indignation for all the evil he has done while in office. Now my sisters fiancé is soon to be deployed again to Iraq (for the second time), and we as a family have to wait in suspense to see if he will live. The stories he brought back from his first deployment in Iraq have truly realized how evil it was for Mr. Bush to deceive the US on this war, and how true and just Pope John Paul was to practically beg the President to not start this war. As our saintly former Pope said "war is always a defeat for humanity", too bad men in power are often too eager to start wars.

But I would certainly love to see Fr. Groechel again, it has been a few years since I had the pleasure of being in his company.

Sorry for the rant, I just have so much frustration over the evil this administration has managed to achieve and been able to get away with while calling themselves "Christian".


THMc said...

I can access any number of secular sites (I do not need it here) to hear the anti-Bush diatribes by individuals whose unwarranted hatred of our President blinds them to the good that he is doing, that we are doing. As the truth comes out, in spite of all of the efforts of our liberal media and politicians to suppress it, the world will realize that there was no deception on the part of our President. He used all the information and resources available to make very difficult decisions that other leaders have not had the courage to make. People will come to realize all of the good (not evil) that we are doing in Iraq and other parts of the Middle East. WE DID NOT START this war. It was evil that led to the ever-increasing terrorist attacks that culminated in the 9/11 attack. These are individuals who do not hesitate to kill their own people, or to cut off the head of an individual (while alive) and film it. These terrorists know no national boundaries, so if confronting them in Iraq is what it takes to bring them to the battlefield, so be it. It is not evil to liberate millions of people, enhance their lives medically, educationally and economically and offer them a chance at democracy. What it evil about giving women equal rights? What is evil about children getting the health care that they need? What is evil about trying to enable others to have the same God-given rights that we in America enjoy? With due Papal respect, I think one merely needs to look at World War II and the necessary defeat of Hitler to know that war is not always a defeat for humanity. Make no mistake about it, we are in World War III, and we need to win it for the very sake of defeating evil! I can say all of this quite easily, thank you, and I am a Christian.


Anonymous said...

I just returned from Washington, DC. I had the pleasure of attending the 4/7/ Prayer Breakfast, along with ~1700 of my closest friends. The event was a great experience, and all of the speakers, including the President, were inspiring. I thank the organizers.

Thomas (THMc)