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USCCB: pray, fast for conscience-protection legislation

Catholic World News - April 19, 2013

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has asked Catholics to pray, fast, and abstain from meat on April 19 “for the approval of laws which will protect health care professionals from being forced to violate their consciences.

“In today’s first reading from Acts 9:1-20, we are reminded again of Saul’s fervent persecution of the early Christians, those disciples of the Lord ‘who belonged to the Way,’” a USCCB flyer notes. “While Saul’s persecutions occurred over 2,000 years ago, the persecution of Christians occurs even today. Currently, government agencies are trying to coerce many Christians, including devout Catholics, into violating their consciences.”

The bishops’ conference has asked Catholics to fast and abstain from meat on all Fridays until the conclusion of the Year of Faith.

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