Week of prayer, fasting part of Respect Life Month events
Published: October 2, 2006
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- A coalition of Catholic and other Christian organizations have mobilized a grass-roots effort worldwide to pray and fast for life in October, which is Respect Life Month. Respect Life Sunday Oct. 1 was the first day of the 14th annual International Week of Prayer and Fasting to promote a culture of life. The observance, which actually was to last until Oct. 10, included prayer rallies and life chains, which ask people to line up by an abortion clinic to pray for an end to abortion. In announcing the observance, the coalition asked people to participate as individuals, families and parishes by fasting, attending daily Mass and taking part in Holy Hours, going to confession and reciting the rosary and the Divine Mercy chaplet. "The goals of the week are: the conversion of nations, an end to abortion and to build a culture of life," said the announcement.
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