Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Connecticut man fasts on bread, water for Christ-centered Christmas

Catholic World News - December 23, 2010

A Connecticut activist began a bread-and-water fast on November 28 to “to get people to focus on Christmas as the focal point of human history, the birth of Christ, and to say ‘Merry Christmas.’”

“I think ‘happy holidays’ is a creation of Madison Avenue,” says Ned Coll, 70.

In the 1960s, Coll worked for racial integration, and in the 1970s, he sought to open Connecticut beaches to greater public use. Since a conversion experience in 1990, Coll has walked 1,300 miles to promote priestly vocations, according to his web site.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

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 five million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our April expenses ($19,750 to go):
$35,000.00 $15,250.48
56% 44%
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 2 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: AgnesDay - Dec. 24, 2010 11:50 AM ET USA

    And I should not be surprised that this is the reason that everyone I greet with Merry Christmas responds with incredible joy, as I have done when others have greeted me the same way. Deo gratias.

  • Posted by: Justin8110 - Dec. 23, 2010 6:39 PM ET USA

    Inspiring syory. This old man has more zeal than a young guy like me. God bless him.

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Smaller Church, Bigger Faith, 3: Ecclesiastical Discipline April 17
The Holy Spirit and Evangelization: A Primer April 16
Journey to the Sun: A Strange Biography of Junípero Serra April 16
Russia's demographic recovery + US demographic decline = danger April 16
James Carroll strikes (at the Church) again April 16

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days