USCCB: pray, fast for lawmakers, judges
July 19, 2013
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is asking Catholics to pray, fast, and abstain from meat on July 19 for “our lawmakers and judges, that they be granted the wisdom to define and interpret law correctly and the strength to be vigilant in defending the innocent.”
In December 2012, the US bishops announced a call to prayer and penance whose “overall focus is to invite Catholics to pray for rebuilding a culture favorable to life and marriage and for increased protections of religious liberty. Campaign components include monthly Eucharistic holy hours in cathedrals and parishes, daily family rosary, special Prayers of the Faithful at all Masses, fasting and abstinence on Fridays, and the second observance of a Fortnight for Freedom.”
The Friday prayer and fasting intentions change weekly; the links below describe how to receive the intentions in advance.
- Call To Prayer For Life, Marriage, And Religious Liberty (USCCB)
- Call to Prayer: Pledge to Fast (USCCB)