"Freedom is not just something with which we
are born; but something we achieve. America did
not just receive a perpetual endowment of freedom;
it has had to struggle and fight to preserve it.
Freedom is not an heirloom or an antique;
it is a life that must fight against the
corrosive powers of death and nourish itself
on the Daily Bread of goodness and virtue."
Archbishop Fulton Sheen
Remembering - September 11
Prayer of Pope Benedict XVI
from his visit to Ground Zero
"God of peace, bring your peace to our violent world: peace in
the hearts of all men and women and peace among the nations
of the Earth. Turn to your way of love those whose hearts
and minds are consumed with hatred.
...God of understanding, overwhelmed by the magnitude of this
tragedy, we seek your light and guidance as we confront such
terrible events. Grant that those whose lives were spared may live
so that the lives lost here may not have been lost in vain. Comfort
and console us, strengthen us in hope, and give us the wisdom and
courage to work tirelessly for a world where true peace and love
reign among nations and in the hearts of all."