For Immediate Release
Statement from Archbishop Buechlein
A call for a day of prayer on May 15
On May 15 and 16, a great deal of focus will be placed on the
execution of Timothy McVeigh and on the victims of the violence in Oklahoma City
in April 1995.
I call on all Catholics and all people of good will to join me in observing
Tuesday, May 15, as a special "Day of Prayer for Peace and for an End to
Violence" in our country and throughout the world. I invite all priests and
other pastoral leaders to include this special prayer intention in their
celebrations of the Eucharist and other forms of group prayer on that day. I
also invite those who would like to join in prayer to gather at SS. Peter and
Paul Cathedral in Indianapolis for the celebration of Evening Prayer (Vespers)
at 7:30 p.m.
Finally, even if you are not able to join in gathering at your parish or at
the cathedral on May 15, I encourage you to set aside some time on that day to
pray for victims of violence in all its forms and for a renewed respect for the
precious gift of life.
Most Rev. Daniel M. Buechlein, O.S.B.
Archbishop of Indianapolis
April 26, 2001
(Note: Archbishop Buechlein’s name is pronounced beak-line)