FFRF “Nothing Fails Like Prayer” banner in Wilkes-Barre

With help of the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) who paid for and provided a banner to be placed overlooking Public Square in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, a message reading “Nothing Fails Like Prayer” will now overlook one of the busiest areas in downtown Wilkes-Barre. I was inspired to contact the FFRF following my noticing of a […]

My “Circle the Square with Prayer” protest experience

On May 2 of 2013 — following announcement and explanation of my intentions to attend — I protested “Circle the Square with Prayer” – an annual event held on Public Square in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania presented by the National Day of Prayer Committee of NEPA in observance of the United States government recognized National Day of Prayer. Members from […]

Protesting May 2 “Circle the Square with Prayer” event

Post event reporting will be available the evening of 5/3/13 – JV Last week, I saw a banner erected on Wilkes-Barre’s Public Square recognizing the National Day of Prayer and promoting an upcoming “Circle the Square With Prayer” event — hosted by the National Day of Prayer Committee of NEPA — in which Northeastern Pennsylvanians […]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives declare National Fast Day in April

Edit: This piece was originally authored April 14 and has been updated. – JV Members of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives are at it yet again. First it was ‘The Year of the Bible,’ Prayer Month,’ ‘The Year of Religious Diversity,’ seeking to remove anonymity from individuals engaging in lawsuits seeking to uphold the separation of church […]

Jesus prayer closes Republican National Convention

Archbishop of New York and President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Timothy Dolan was invited to offer a benediction to close the 2012 Republican National Convention in which Mitt Romney accepted his party’s nomination to run for president of the United States. Deacon Keith Fournier, writing for Catholic Online, notes that […]