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Israel unleashed an attack in the northern Gaza Strip on Oct. 12, 2023, in Gaza City, Gaza.

U.S. bishops urge faithful to join in day of prayer and fasting for peace in Holy Land

Oct 16, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

The Latin Catholic patriarch of Jerusalem, Cardinal Pierbattista Pizzaballa, last week urged Catholics to devote Oct. 17 to prayer. Read more


Syracuse bishop revives Ember Days, calls for prayer and fasting for vocations

Dec 18, 2020

By Mary Farrow

In a revival of an historic custom of the Church, Bishop Douglas Lucia of Syracuse has invited Catholics of his... Read more


Fasting and Abstinence at Lent: A CNA Explainer

Mar 5, 2019

By JD Flynn

What does the Church require in Lent, and why? Here are some answers from CNA Read more