Thursday, September 11, 2003
2000 YEARS LATER...GOD REMINDS US, 'I AM WITH YOU ALWAYS'
Sept. 11th like most tragedies brought the question, "Where was God?" to the forefront...God answered with a Cross at Ground Zero. The Cross as Ground Zero is another reminder that God is with us in the midst of the storms of our lives. Unfortunately, our nation has a short memory. Since Sept. 11th, "under God" in the pledge of allegiance has been questioned, the 10 commandments monument has been removed in Alabama, and even the Cross at Ground Zero is now being called into question by some groups. May we all be reminded today that if we will survive as a great nation it can and will only happen if we are truly one nation UNDER GOD!!! Fr. Sistare
FIRST THE 10 COMMANDMENTS, NOW THE CROSS...WHEN WILL THE LIBERALS SHUT THEIR MOUTHS???
Read it to believe it.
Ground Zero Cross Under Attack on 9-11 Anniversary
"Now that the Ten Commandments monument has been removed from the Alabama Supreme Court, rabid secularists have set their sights on another target: the steel-beam cross found in the rubble of Ground Zero.
The cross immediately became a symbol of hope to thousands of families of September 11th victims, but it enrages the radicals. "This is a Christian religious advertisement, and allowing it to stay there is an insult to everyone who doesn't believe in that particular religion." So says Ellen Johnson, president of American Atheists, who is waging her own "jihad" to have the steel cross banned from any World Trade Center memorial.
What irony! New York City has witnessed thousands of burials, religious ceremonies commemorating the lives of those lost on September 11th. Just this Monday, New York laid to rest the last firefighter who made the ultimate sacrifice for his fellow citizens that day. (His remains were never found.) Yet now anti-religious extremists are working feverishly to deny the faith many of those heroes cherished so deeply.
"Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends." The "heroes of Ground Zero" died trying to save complete strangers. It seems to me that the World Trade Center cross is a supremely fitting memorial to their sacrifice. Contact the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation here or call (212) 962-2300 to share your thoughts on the World Trade Center cross."
by Gary Bauer
(This update courtesy of the Campaign for Working Families, 2800 Shirlington Road; Suite 605; Arlington, VA 22206; Phone:703-671-8800; Fax: 703-671-8899.)