Detroit's Archbishop Calls for Special Prayers; Maida 'Horrified' by Terrorist Attacks
DETROIT, Sept. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Reacting to Tuesday's horrific events, Detroit's archbishop, Cardinal Adam Maida, is asking parishes in the archdiocese to consider opening their church buildings for quiet prayer and/or brief services to pray for the attack victims, their families, our country and our world. At the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in Washington, D.C. for meetings on Tuesday, the cardinal issued the following statement: "Life in America has been changed forever. I am horrified by the magnitude and brutality of the hijackings and subsequent terrorist attacks in New York City and at the Pentagon. Together with the priests and people of the Archdiocese of Detroit, I grieve for those whose lives have been changed forever by these terrible atrocities. We recognize the yeoman's task that faces rescue and medical personnel in the affected areas. In whatever way possible, the archdiocese stands ready to offer its support when and where needed. "This is a time to come together as a human family, as American citizens, and as members of the Church of Detroit to pray for the victims ... for their families ... for our country ... and for our world." -- Statement from Cardinal Adam Maida Archbishop of Detroit There are 310 worship sites in the Archdiocese of Detroit, which covers 6-counties in southeast Michigan. There are 1.4-million Catholics in the archdiocese. MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT - Click Here http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X80655964
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