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 being encouraged to pray for rebuilding a culture favorable to life and marriage and for increased protections of religious liberty.
This call to prayer is prompted by unprecedented challenges to the Church and the nation, particularly the HHS Mandate and current trends in government and culture toward redefining marriage.
The goal of this call to prayer is twofold: (1) to increase awareness of these challenges and (2) to build spiritual stamina and fortitude among the faithful so that we can be effective and joyful witnesses of faith, hope, and charity and agents of the New Evangelization.
Beginning on the Sunday after Christmas, the Feast of the Holy Family, the Call to Prayer for Life, Marriage and Religious Liberty has five components:
Join the movement! Pray for our nation. Pray for life, marriage and religious liberty.
Below you will find resources and events from the Archdiocese and links to further information from the USCCB and the Minnesota Catholic Conference.
The Minnesota Catholic Conference has a great deal of content on this topic. Visit their website at www.mncc.org.
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops also offers information regarding the Year of Faith and Call to Prayer at their website, www.usccb.org.