In this Year of Faith, the Catholic Bishops of the United States have called for a nationwide effort to advance a movement for Life, Marriage, and Religious Liberty through prayer, penance, and sacrifice. Catholics across the nation are encouraged to pray for rebuilding a culture favorable to life and marriage and for increased protections of religious liberty.
To learn more about the call to prayer for Life, Marriage, and Religious Liberty,
go to Call to Prayer at the USCCB website or
the Diocese of Austin Call to Prayer webpage.
To learn more about challenges to religious liberty and conscience rights,
go to Conscience at the USCCB webpage.
Pray - Fast - Act. Catholics across the nation are being encouraged to pray, fast and act for renewed protection of religious liberty and to rebuild a culture favorable to life and marriage.
There are five components to this initiative:
Spend time in Eucharistic Holy Hours for life, marriage and religious liberty throughout the rest of the Year of Faith.
Families, pray the rosary daily especially for the preservation of life, marriage and religious liberty in our country.
Include the intentions of respect for life, strengthening of marriage and religious liberty in your daily prayers.
Abstain from meat on Fridays and fast on Fridays for the intention of the protection of life, preservation of marriage and protection of religious liberty.
Participate in a second celebration of the Fortnight for Freedom at the end of June to the beginning of July – more details to follow.