USCCB: pray, fast for conversion of abortion supporters
Catholic World News - May 24, 2013
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has asked Catholics to pray, fast, and abstain from meat on May 24 “for the conversion of all who support abortion, that Christ’s love may open their hearts to the truth and that, through the Sacrament of Reconciliation, they may experience the depths of God’s healing mercy and forgiveness."
“We must strive to imitate the absolute character of God’s longing and love for each of them, which can then evoke the conversion that each needs,” a USCCB flyer stated. “Remembering the conversions of St. Paul and Mary Magdalene, which show us that with God all things are possible and that no one is beyond the reach of His mercy and forgiveness, let us pray for every heart to be opened, reconciled, and united with the Lord.”
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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Posted by: John J Plick -
May. 26, 2013 6:54 AM ET USA
They themselves will not militantly exclude obviously pro-abort Catholic politicians and public figures yet they ask us to "pray and fast" as though God would give an "easy way" arounf reasonable government of the Church.
Posted by: TheJournalist64 -
May. 24, 2013 7:00 PM ET USA
We continue to see these things on the very day they refer to. If this is because of the bishops' late press release, shame on their staff. Glad I already abstain from meat on Fridays.