The National Prayer Breakfast February 2008
Six heads of state attended the US 2008 National Prayer Breakfast, along with Members of the European Parliament; United Nations diplomats; European, Asian, African and Latin American politicians; missionaries working in various countries; U.S. and foreign business leaders; and students.
Minnesotan to Speak at National Prayer Breakfast
Ward Brehm, a Minnesotan who chairs the United States African Development Foundation, will deliver the keynote speech at the annual National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday.
He will follow in the footsteps of past speakers such as rock star Bono and Mother Teresa. President Bush also plans to address the gathering, as does Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., who will deliver a prayer for world leaders.
The U.S.-African Development Foundation is a government agency that makes direct investments in Africa, and whose goal is to help the poor through business development and job creation. Brehm is also chairman of the Brehm Group in Minneapolis, a national insurance consulting firm…
This year’s breakfast is expected to bring about 4,000 people from 140 countries, said Sen. Ken Salazar, D-Colo., who is co-chairing the breakfast with Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo. Salazar said Brehm was selected because of his work in helping the poor and downtrodden in Africa.
McCain, Lieberman at National Prayer Breakfast
Katherine Rosman reports on politics and prayer.
A crowd of 4,000, including President Bush and First Lady Laura Bush, lawmakers, judges, heads of state and others from more than 100 countries, came together for coffee, conversation and spiritual contemplation at the annual National Prayer Breakfast held
this morning in Washington, D.C.
The biggest stir came when Republican presidential front-runner, Sen. John McCain, made a conspicuous entrance with Sen. Joseph Lieberman, the Democrat-turned-independent senator from Connecticut.
Sen. Mike Enzi (R., Wyo.) and Sen. Ken Salazar (D., Colo.) were co-hosts.
The mood was relaxed. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D., Minn.), in her prayer for world leaders, offered a blessing uttered in sweaty yoga classes around the world: “Namaste.” Adm. Michael Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, remarked that he had thought of the importance of prayer just Wednesday when he testified before Congress. And as contemporary Christian singer Michael W. Smith sat at a piano and performed “Above All,” Bush subtly bopped his head in time with the music.
Remarks by the President at National Prayer Breakfast Feb 7, 2008
“…Every President since Dwight Eisenhower has attended the National Prayer Breakfast—and I am really proud to carry on that tradition. It’s an important tradition…The people in this room come from many different walks of faith. Yet we share one clear conviction: We believe that the Almighty hears our prayers—and answers those who seek Him…
In prayer, we grow in gratitude and thanksgiving….We give thanks for the God who made us in His image—and redeemed us in His love.
National Catholic Prayer Breakfasts
Breakfast with Bush
National Catholic Prayer Breakfast Spawning Events Worldwide
Joseph Cella is amazed by the success of the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast he founded and presides over, but he’s not astonished by it…
“At its core, this event is about prayer and fellowship…Heretofore there just really hasn’t been a forum for Catholics to gather together in solidarity and celebrate the Mass and enjoy wonderful fellowship…
“We had speakers on topics from theology—Scott Hahn and Father [Richard John] Neuhaus—to such topics as entertainment media, Raymond Arrowyo was here from EWTN, we had Steve McEveety, producer of The Passion of the Christ, and [filmmaker] Joseph Campo.
“But we do want to educate Catholics about public policy issues. William Saunders from the Family Research Council was here, and Carter Snead from Notre Dame, for instance.
“…it’s President Bush’s third year in a row attending…”
National Catholic Prayer Breakfast 2008
The 5th Annual National Catholic Prayer Breakfast
April 17 & 18, 2008, Washington, D.C.
Thursday April 17, 2008
5:30 PM Mass at St. Matthew’s Cathedral
Friday April 18, 2008
7:15 AM Rosary
7:45 AM Breakfast is served
10:00 AM Live broadcast Pope Benedict’s Address to UN Gen. Assembly
10:45 AM Michael Novak, author, lecturer, winner of Templeton Prize
11:45 AM Marcus Grodi, star of EWTN, noted lecturer and author
Remarks by the President at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast 2008
Washington Hilton Hotel, Washington, D.C.
“…I’m proud to be here with the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, John Roberts…This has been a joyous week…The streets were lined with people that were so thrilled that the Holy Father was here. And it was such a privilege to welcome this good man to the United States…
“…Together, we’ve worked to strengthen America’s lifelines of learning—including our nation’s Catholic schools. The Catholic Church has a proud educational tradition dating back centuries, and one of the Holy Father’s priorities has been maintaining this tradition in the United States…
”In my State of the Union address this January, I proposed a new $300 million program called Pell Grants for Kids…next week we’re having a White House Summit on Inner-City Children and Faith-Based Schools.
Together, we’ve worked to foster a culture of tolerance and peace…I strongly support the Pope’s call for religious freedom around the world…
“…I’ve been a strong believer in faith-based and community based effort to bring healing and hope…in 2006, 3,000 direct federal grants totaling more than $2 billion were made to faith-based organizations—including many Catholic organizations…
Prayer Breakfast Net
Goal—reach every USA city with a well planned Prayer Breakfast.
Strategy—Prayer Breakfasts have shown to be highly effective at reaching into our community and impacting our leaders. Leaders desire to come, get involved and experience a fresh reminder of our country’s Spiritual Heritage.
Prayer and patriotism have united our country. A well-planned Prayer Breakfast can pull your city and community together.
Politicians, professionals, and business leaders are eager to attend a well-planned Prayer Breakfast. Built on local leadership and Non-Denominational.
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The Real Presence in the Eucharist: Evangelization of America through Politics