Friday, July 29, 2016

An Ignatian Invocation at the DNC in Philly

Father William Byron, S.J. offered an Ignatian invocation at the Democrat National Convention in Philadelphia.

Fr. Byron had been the President of Scranton  University as the Catholic University in America. While he served as a Pastor of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Georgetown, DC, he became acquainted with parishioner John Podesta, an adviser to President Bill Clinton.

Byron's prayer weaved scripture, the saints and contemporary contemplation into an invocation. This  prayer seemed like a much more appropriate appeal to the divine than the Pastor's Polemic Prayer at the RNC, but perhaps that was an outlier.

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