Pope Francis blesses War Objectors June 20, 2017, as do I

"The Gospel Nonviolence Group of the Association of US Catholic
Priests, as a sponsor for a June 20, 2017 Prayer Vigil at the grave site of
WWI War objector, Ben Salmon in Mount Carmel Cemetery, Hillside, Il.
invites groups to sponsor and individuals to endorse the Prayer Vigil and
attend if possible" Pope Francis inspires this Event. Explanation and info at www.bensalmon.org

Endorsements: Kathleen Desautels, SP, 8th Day Center for Justice, Chicago,  Fr. Mark DeSutter,  Moline, IL, Diocese of Peoria,Fr. Tim Piasecki, Pastor, St Marys, Aurora, IL, Diocese of Rockford,,Fr. Lee Bacchi, Naperville, IL,  Diocese of Joliet, Fr. David Dowdle, Pastor, St. John of the Cross, Western Springs, IL,  Fr. Thomas P. Henehan, MM, Chicago,   Fr. Larry Dowling, Pastor, St Agatha, Chicago, Fr. Pat Tucker, Archdio. of Chicago Very Reverend Paul A. Hottinger, St Margaret Mary Parish, Naperville IL Ken Fleck pastor, St. George, Archdio. of Chicago, Chair, Assoc. Chicago Priests; Fr. Martin Marren, Pastor, St. Emeric, Archdio. of Chicago, Fr. Michael L. Pfleger, Pastor, Saint Sabina, Chicago, IL., Fr. Bob Cushing, pastor, Dio. of Savannah; Fr. Harry Bury, Archdiocese of St. Paul/Minneapolis....

Update #16 years ago
Report on the June 20th Event: 25 attended, including Charlotte Mates, of Moab, Utah great niece of Ben Salmon, Fr. David Dowdle,pastor of nearby St. John parish which published a full page announcement about the Vigil, Kathy Kelly, co-coordinator, Voices for Creative Nonviolence and many other notable peacemakers. A large donation was pledged for a tombstone. (www.bensalmon.org) Others can make a donation thru: Ben Salmon Tombstone Fund, % Jim Clune, 89 Pine, Binghamton, NY 13901. B. Survil
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