We must raise $368 by March 31st to pay critical bills. Essential to continue our mission. Donate now!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

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.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our March expenses ($368 to go):
$35,000.00 $34,631.96
1% 99%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

Show 1 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: timothy.op - Jun. 15, 2013 4:05 PM ET USA

    Excellent! Thank you!

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org
Shop Amazon

Recent Catholic Commentary

Insights on the enigma that is Pope Francis March 27
Our Most Characteristic Vice? March 27
Recognizing the Noonday Devil March 27
Patricia Jannuzzi on gay activists: And the real problem is? March 27
Surrogate parenthood = exploitation of desperate women March 27

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope announces Jubilee: a Year of Mercy CWN - March 13