National Catholic Prayer Breakfast, May 8, 2009
(Hat tip: American Papist)
The 6th Annual National Catholic Prayer Breakfast will take place on May 8, 2009:
Among those who already believe this event to be just some "right-wing" Catholic gathering organized by "stalwart Republican operatives" to "advance the divisive partisanship of the right and seek to hijack Catholic teaching for the Republican agenda", the line-up of speakers is sure to raise some hackles:
6th Annual National Catholic Prayer Breakfast
Thursday, May 7, 6:30 pm
The Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle
1725 Rhode Island Avenue, N.W.
National Catholic Prayer Breakfast
Friday, May 8 - 7:45 am
1919 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.
(Doors open at 6:45 am - Rosary at 7:15 am)
Our keynote speaker is His Excellency, Archbishop Emeritus of St. Louis, Raymond L. Burke, who serves as the Prefect of the Apostolic Signatura and President of the Commission for Advocates.I do hope that President Obama is invited and will attend. This type of event is EXACTLY the sort of forum at which Catholics should be "engaging the culture" and at which the sort of "dialogue" with President Obama of which we hear so much should be taking place.
Our special guest speaker is The Honorable Antonin Scalia, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court.