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USCCB: offer Good Friday fast, abstinence for strength to live Catholic faith in daily life

March 29, 2013

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has asked Catholics to offer their fasting and abstinence from meat on March 29 “for the strength to stand with Christ and conduct our personal and professional lives according to our religious convictions.”

“On this Good Friday, let us ardently pray to Christ our Savior for the courage and strength to express our religious convictions—to be unafraid to witness to the truth,” the USCCB flyer continued.

The USCCB has asked Catholics to fast and abstain from meat on all Fridays until the conclusion of the Year of Faith; both are obligatory on Good Friday.


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