|Ok, that's funny. Papist. Ha.|
Last week I forgot to tell everyone to STAND UP and this week, I forgot to tell everyone to FAST.
Thanks to St. Richard, I actually had this to pass on:
U.S. Bishops set Friday, March 30th as a Day of Prayer and Fasting for Religious Liberty.
WASHINGTON (CNS)---The U.S. bishops have urged Catholics and "all people of faith" across the nation to observe Friday, March 30th as a day of prayer and fasting for religious freedom and conscience protection. The bishops announced the daylong observance in a statement titled "United for Religious Freedom" approved March 14th by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' (USCCB) Administrative Committee.
They asked Catholics and others to join them in "prayer and penance for our leaders and for the complete protection of our first freedom--religious liberty--which is not only protected in the laws and customs of our great nation, but rooted in the teachings of our great tradition."
Prayer resources have been posted in the USCCB website, www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/religious-liberty/conscience-protection/resources-on-conscience-protection.cfm.
If only Catholic Charities in Jackson were behind this thing, I know I'd be on it. Immigration reform and Capitol Punishment alerts are as prominent as the Nigerian Prince pleas for aid in my inbox.
So, if you haven't eaten already today, you still can call it a fast retroactively.