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75 years since Pearl Harbor

uss-arizona-memorialToday is the 75th anniversary of the attack on the USA by the Japanese. At Pearl HarborDecember 7, 1941, in Honolulu, Hawaii,  a total of 2,403 Americans were killed with an additional 1,178 wounded. The air attack happened at 7:55 a.m. Hawaii time on a sunny Sunday. It is said that this was the final event that led to United States involvement in World War II.

We need to pray for peace; let us pray for the souls who died in this attack of 1941. War is always a defeat.

Let us pray.

Lord God,
your own Son was delivered into the hands of the wicked,
yet he prayed for his persecutors
and overcame hatred with the blood of the Cross.
Relive the sufferings of the innocent victims of war;
grant them peace of mind, healing of body,
and a renewed faith in your protection and care.
Grant this through Christ our Lord.

Acta Sanctae Sedis, Acta Apostolicae Sedis & Acts and Documents from WWII online

The Holy See has put the “official documents” online. The three acta noted below contain the principal decrees, encyclicals, decisions of the Vatican offices and other notices of ecclesiastical appointments and interests. Church laws contained in the Acta are considered promulgated when published in these organs of communication and official three months from the date of publication unless otherwise mentioned. The Vatican’s website is not part of the official documentary services of the Holy See; it is a method of communication. So, access to this information online is an incredible gift:

Acta Sanctae Sedis (1865-1908)

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Paul A. Zalonski is from New Haven, CT. He is a member of the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation, a Catholic ecclesial movement, and an Oblate of Saint Benedict. Contact Paul at paulzalonski[at]yahoo.com.
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