US Bishops Call Faithful to Fasting Sept. 6th to Stop Pornography

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Join me in fasting tomorrow Sept. 6th to stop pornography!  Ariel Castro, the man who held those poor women captive for 12 yrs stated that he committed those crimes due to his addiction to pornography.  It all started with porn and look what damage it did in his life and to those poor women.  Pornography is now the most confessed sin, it is secretive and hidden.  We need to join together in prayer and fight this evil!

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is asking Catholics to pray, fast, and abstain from meat on September 6 “for those who struggle with pornography use or addiction: that through the help of Christ and wise counselors they may be freed to live a chaste life.”

The US bishops have called the faithful to fasting and prayer each Friday during the Year of Faith. This week’s proposed day of prayer and fasting comes on the eve of a separate worldwide observance, called by Pope Francis, to pray and fast on September 7 for peace in Syria.

In a reflection that accompanies the announcement of the weekly intention, the USCCB calls attention to a pastoral letter on pornography released by Bishop Paul Loverde of Arlington, Virginia, in 2006. In that pastoral letter the bishop wrote: “In my forty years as a priest, I have seen the evil of pornography spread like a plague throughout our culture.”

Link:  Catholic Culture 

Michael Bowes discerned a vocation with a religious community for 1.5 yrs before discerning that he was not called to that particular order. After leaving the Monastic life, Michael returned to Northern Virginia where he attends St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Warrenton, Va. Michael is an aspiring writer and volunteers at his local hospital as a Chaplain.

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