Constitution Day Celebration

September 17, 2013 @ 5:35 pm – 6:00 pm
Student Lounge

Join us next Tuesday, September 17th to celebrate Constitution Day in a special way! Meet us in the Student Lounge after Mass for a 15 minutes of readings, prayer and a delectable treat!

A little background on Contitution Day:

In 2007 the U.S. government made a school’s receiving federal financial dependent on that school observing “Constitution Day.” The government’s 2007 decision was prompted by a concern many Americans no longer “know” the U.S. Constitution. This includes not merely young people — but many teachers as well.

Unawareness of the world’s oldest written constitution still in force can seem one more symptom of a people losing roots in its best history.

People caring about this fact daily debate on the nation’s airwaves regarding the meanings of the Constitution’s Articles One (1),Four (4), and Five (5), as impacting Americans directly. (As well as many other peoples indirectly, through the influence of American culture.) The same is true of the Constitution’s First (1st), Second (2nd), Tenth (10th), and Fourteenth (14th) Amendments.
Before Congress convenes to weigh issues such as imminent war; Catholic institutions funding abortion over their objections; and government surveillance of Americans and non-Americans alike since 2011…

…come find out what Pope John Paul II, John Adams, and Abraham Lincoln thought about America’s “mission” in the world; and about a tradition which has quietly influenced the Roman pontiffs, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and the Second Vatican Council.[1]

And please: pray with us.

[1] Pacem in Terris, Blessed John XXIII, nos. 75-77; Catechism of the Catholic Church no. 2108; Gaudium et spes, n.72; Dignitatis Humanae, Second Vatican Council.