“We are now standing in the face of the greatest historical confrontation humanity has gone through. I do not think that wide circles of the American society or wide circles of the Christian community realize this fully. We are now facing the final confrontation between the Church and the anti-Church, of the Gospel and the anti-Gospel. This confrontation lies within the plans of divine providence. It is a trial which the whole Church… must take up.” Karol Cardinal Wotyla (Sept. 1976)

Friday, September 12, 2008

9/11 Remembrance 7 Years Later

The History Channel last night had a special incorporating a large sampling of film taken in lower Manhattan on the morning of September 11th. Seven years later, it is still extremely upsetting and hard to watch but I believe it is absolutely necessary to show because America's memory softens over time.

That day can never be forgotten. The Americans that we lost who were guilty of nothing else but going to work on a Tuesday morning, the brave fireman who rushed up dozens of flights of stairs to help people and whom must have realized at a certain point that there was no going back, and the many Americans who acted heroically across the country include some that fought for control over an airplane in flight. God embrace all their souls.

We must also never forget that the evil that murdered 3,000 people is still out there and vigilant. We must be as vigilant.

The following link is an address that President Bush gave at the National Cathedral on September 14th. I have always felt this was President Bush's best speech ever given and it surprisingly received very little fan fair. I promise you it is worth a read again as we pass the anniversary.

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