June 1-15 issue

Updated: Jun 1, 2019

A Message from the Editor

As the possibility of nuclear war is a concern in dealing with Kim Jong Un,

it is critical to understand the position of the Catholic Church on nuclear challenges. Please review our web on Nuclear Challenges, especially our interview with Father John Pawlikowski, OSM

Special Prayers

A Prayer to Prevent Nuclear War

Lord God, you created life and beauty in this world. You then entrusted the human community with caring for, and enhancing, your creation. Strengthen us, we pray, in this challenging time when the power to destroy this creation has grown so dangerously. Lead us on a road of peace, a road that includes a program of removing all nuclear weapons from our earth. We cannot hope to meet this challenge without your continuing presence and support. For this we make our prayerful plea in your name. by Father John Pawlikowski, OSM Profiles in Catholicism

A Prayer for Lori Gilbert Kaye

(Based El Male Rachamim - the traditional Jewish memorial prayer) God over flowing with compassion, who dwells beyond us Grant perfect rest to Lori Gilbert Kaye (Hebrew name) Protect her within your Divine presence Together with all the luminous ones who shine in the radiant upper spheres of holiness May her eternal rest be in Paradise Source of compassion shelter Lori in Your infinite presence Bind her soul in eternal life May Lori find ultimate peace in divine cosmic infinity May she rest in peace shalom With those of all faiths who have been murdered in the houses of worship they called home Let us say Amen by Rabbi Levi Weiman-Kelman

A Prayer for Marlen Ochoa-Lopez

Lord……………… (Silence) ….. Oh Lord ………………………….. Oh Lord God, first of all give us words to express the depths of our sin, the horror of our sin. What have we done this time? When we look at our world with its injustice, its perversions, and now we have added this? What words do we have to express our sorrow for this prevision? It was done by one of us, one of your children and it has brought us all to a still deeper trough of evil? Forgive us. Forgive us. Forgive us. This is all we can ask: Forgive us through the passion, death and resurrection of your Son Jesus, forgive us. by Father David O. Brown, O.S.M. Profiles in Catholicism

Prayer at A J Freund’s Death

God ever sure and ever faithful, we place A J Freund into your hands. You entrusted his young life to us, and, in so many tragic ways, we failed him. We also failed your trust by not holding his innocent life as a sacred gift. May A J be with you, and so find the fulfillment that eluded him on earth. May we learn from A J to be loving and watchful of all life, especially young life. May we be strong and relentless in protecting all your children, who belong to us as well. Amen by Father Louis Cameli Profiles in Catholicism

A Quote to Remember

“Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. We know more about war than we know about peace, more about killing than we know about living. We have grasped the mystery of the atom and rejected the Sermon on the Mount.”

by Omar N. Bradley



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