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Want advance notice about Friday fast intentions?

By Phil Lawler (bio - articles - email) | Jun 14, 2013

Each Friday recently, the CWN headlines have included an announcement about a call from the US bishops for prayer, fasting, and abstinence from meat, in support of a particular cause. (This week’s cause is fatherhood, as today’s CWN story explains.) Several readers have asked whether there is a way to get earlier notice of these prayer intentions. There is.

The weekly fasts are part of a campaign called the Call to Prayer, in which (among other things) the US bishops have asked the faithful to pray and abstain from meat every Friday, leading up to the feast of Christ the King on November 24 and the end of Year of Faith. Each Friday, the fast is dedicated to a different intention.

Readers can find more information about this prayer campaign, and sign up for regular email announcements and reminders, by visiting the Call to Prayer web site.

Phil Lawler has been a Catholic journalist for more than 30 years. He has edited several Catholic magazines and written eight books. Founder of Catholic World News, he is the news director and lead analyst at See full bio.

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  • Posted by: timothy.op - Jun. 15, 2013 4:05 PM ET USA

    Excellent! Thank you!