Archbishop Timothy Broglio Shares Reflections on 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor

Catholic News Service (CNS) publishes video of Archbishop’s remarks

lr-ab-cns-pearl-harborWASHINGTON, D.C. – Catholic News Service (CNS) has published a video of reflections by His Excellency, the Most Reverend Timothy P. Broglio, J.C.D., Archbishop for the Military Services, USA, on the upcoming 75th Anniversary of Japan’s Dec. 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor.

Archbishop Broglio told CNS:

“The attack on Pearl Harbor 75 years ago marks the first time since the War of 1812 that the United States was attacked by a foreign power. It’s also an occasion where we saw some incredible heroism. All we have to do is think about someone like Father Al Schmitt pushing people out of the USS Oklahoma before it sank, and while he lost his own life, he saved the lives of many others.

“In addition to our prayers for the eternal rest of those who died, I think we should also be praying for peace, so that these situations of war, where one nation rises up against another—that that one day soon, they might end. And I think perhaps the current friendship in the United States with both Japan and Germany is a good example that war isn’t something that lasts forever. There is reconciliation. There is peace.”

Watch the video here.