Prayers for peace in Syria (and elsewhere) Saturday in West Seattle

September 4, 2013 at 1:06 pm | In West Seattle news, West Seattle religion | 10 Comments

Thanks to Vince for sharing the announcement:

Holy Rosary Catholic Church in West Seattle has scheduled five hours of prayer this Saturday, September 7, in response to the call by Pope Francis for a day of prayer and fasting for peace for Syria.

All are invited to join in the Holy Rosary prayer service from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The church is at 4210 SW Genesee.

The service will coincide with a prayer vigil being led by the pope at St. Peter’s Square from 7 p.m. to midnight Vatican time. Francis has invited Catholics, other Christians, those of other faiths and non-believers to join together on Saturday to invoke the gift of peace for Syria and other areas of the world where there is conflict.

Both houses of Congress are expected to vote next week on whether to support U.S. strikes in Syria; a Senate committee passed a related resolution today.

10 Comments

  1. Passive waste of time that does nothing but make the individual feel better. We need to stop this madness by active rebellion. Storm Olympia. Storm D.C. It’s time for a REVOLUTION! Or is everybody to complacent staring at their Facebook account?

    Comment by DTK — 1:42 pm September 4, 2013 #

  2. Those supposed representatives of the people who vote for war should be the first ones to put on a uniform and go fight.
    Of course, they won’t. It is so much easier to talk big and send someone else to fight.

    Comment by old timer — 2:28 pm September 4, 2013 #

  3. DTK … really? REALLY?

    Please, do define “active rebellion”. I really would like a few details from you. Illuminate us all … please.

    BTW – your “revolution” … that’s happening in Syria right now … and in Egypt … and in Yemen … and so on. Is that what you think we need?

    Comment by wscommuter — 4:49 pm September 4, 2013 #

  4. Absolutely that’s what we need wscom! There is no say from the people they claim to represent. Us! Three quarters of this Country doesn’t want another quagmire, which in this case has the possibility of becoming so much more. Active rebellion would be to surround the White House and Senate with American’s who want this country to survive. Remember when Bin laden was killed? People surrounded the WH waving American flags. People took notice. We have a voice but if you sit around and allow these “leaders” to take us down then don’t ever complain. Rise up and show that spending more blood and treasure will not be tolerated anymore!

    Comment by DTK — 5:33 pm September 4, 2013 #

  5. Where are all the war protesters now that their prez. is in office?

    Comment by D.D.S. — 7:30 pm September 4, 2013 #

  6. When it comes to political protest- pro or con –I say to each his own- – but DTK- I’ll keep an eye on the news- to see if you’re there surrounding the White House– but please wear a placard with your initials so we’ll all know it’s you!

    Comment by Gene — 7:36 pm September 4, 2013 #

  7. DDS…we’re paying attention…just not saying so on here…

    Comment by JanS — 8:21 pm September 4, 2013 #

  8. This short article describes best what a mess USA would be getting into if we do what O and others want in Syria.
    “We certainly don’t have a dog in the fight,” Senator Cruz said, calling it a civil war in Syria. “We should be focused on defending the United States of America. That’s why young men and women sign up to join the military, not to, as you know, serve as Al Qaeda’s air force.”

    Cruz noted that of the nine major rebel groups, seven have ties to Al-Qaeda. Cruz’s colleagues, Sens. McCain and Graham, are pushing the Obama Administration to arm rebel forces with heavy weapons. It is unclear how the US would ensure that its weapons would go exclusively to the “right” rebel forces. Even if they were, it is likely that any post-Assad regime would be dominated by elements loyal to Al-Qaeda.

    “I’ll give you one of the simplest principles of foreign policy that we ought to be following,” Senator Cruz said. “Don’t give weapons to people who hate you. Don’t give weapons to people who want to kill you.”

    Note: DTK — Christians don’t think praying is a waste of time. If you were a believer, you would understand.

    Comment by Seattlite — 9:27 pm September 4, 2013 #

  9. DTK … I am now quite amused. So let me get this straight … communities gathering together at church to pray for peace is a “passive waste of time” but apparently your idea of “active rebellion” would be “surrounding the White House and Senate with American’s (sic) who want this country to survive.” This action, you posit, would apparently be more effective than prayer. Huh.

    I would guess that your interesting beliefs color your own creative definitions about meaning of words like “rebellion” and “REVOLUTION” that you call for. You may not realize that real human beings are being killed in actual rebellions and civil wars in other countries. Such as Syria. My guess is that you don’t actually want that to happen here, so you might want to use your brain just a tad more before you throw those words around so carelessly.

    Candidly, I am torn about attacking Syria. I hope we don’t. I hope we find a peaceful way to resolve this. But when I read far lefties who say silly things like this … it makes me cringe. These actually are quite serious issues. We all deserve a more informed, thoughtful discussion than some ignorant talk of “actual rebellion”. Its comments like these that make Rush Limbaugh and his ilk sound intelligent. That’s quite a feat.

    Comment by wscommuter — 10:10 pm September 4, 2013 #

  10. DTK – Disagree that prayer is a waste of time. Moreover, simply because one chooses to pray does not prevent him or her from undertaking other advocacy measures.

    Comment by CMT — 7:37 am September 5, 2013 #

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