“Fasting & Lent” will be held on March 9, 2021 at 10:00am. It is a reflection on fasting and the progression through Lent of a call to conversion as guided by the Lectionary. For a long time in the Church we primarily understood Lent in terms of a fasting period.
by Matt Hadro Washington D.C., Feb 19, 2021 / 03:02 pm MT ().- God commanded it, Jesus practiced it, Church Fathers have preached the importance of it – fasting is a powerful and fundamental part of the Christian life. But for many Catholics today, it’s more of an afterthought: something
Staff Report Ash Wednesday is February 17. 2021. Below are some of the rules and regulations binding on Roman Catholics on Ash Wednesday and throughout the penitential season of Lent.
by Mary Farrow Denver Newsroom, Dec 18, 2020 / 12:01 pm MT (CNA).- In a revival of an historic custom of the Church, Bishop Douglas Lucia of Syracuse has invited Catholics of his diocese to participate in the Ember Days, traditional days of fasting and prayer, for the intention of
by Ed Condon Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Nov 17, 2020 / 04:00 am MT (CNA).- U.S. bishops called for prayer, fasting, and reform during a virtual discussion Monday on the Vatican’s McCarrick Report, which was published last week. The discussion came amid the opening day of a virtual fall meeting of
A call to pray and fast for God’s mercy on our land and the healing and conversion of our hearts. Fr. John discusses the National Day of Prayer and Fasting on September 24, 2020.
CNA Staff, Jul 31, 2020 / 03:47 pm MT (CNA).- Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco is urging Catholics to fast every Friday for an end to the coronavirus pandemic. “In addition to adoration, we have to reclaim an authentic and serious spirit of fasting. Fasting has traditionally been understood
CNA Staff, Jul 17, 2020 / 12:18 pm MT (CNA).- Louisiana’s governor will be skipping lunch next week, and is encouraging Louisianans of all faiths to do the same. The governor has called for three days of prayer and fasting for people affected by coronavirus. New Orleans’ archbishop says he
by Hannah Brockhaus Rome Newsroom, Jul 15, 2020 / 07:50 am MT (CNA).- A lay missionary who was fasting for 40 days in a cave outside Palermo, Italy, says he is returning to his community to share a message of peace and hope with a troubled humanity. “I am returning
by Courtney Mares Vatican City, May 14, 2020 / 05:30 am MT (CNA).- Pope Francis urged people of every religion to fast and pray Thursday for an end to the coronavirus pandemic and “other pandemics” of hunger and war. “Today all of us, brothers and sisters of all religious traditions,