International coalition of Catholic organizations announces 27th International Week of Prayer and Fasting


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Today our Catholic faith and the world face unprecedented moral crises: abortion up until the moment of birth, civil unrest, the accelerating breakdown of marriage and family life, and a deepening clerical sex abuse scandal that has rocked the Church and shaken the faith of its members.

In response to these crises, an international coalition of Catholic organizations has mobilized for the 27th International Week of Prayer and Fasting from Nov. 2-10, 2019. The Coalition is uniting with The Marians of the Immaculate Conception, Legion of Mary, Priests for Life, Rosary Coast to Coast and many others to pray and fast for:

  • the conversion of all people and nations
  • to build a culture of life
  • to defend the sanctity of marriage and family life
  • for all priests, vocations and holiness for the members of the Church
  • for peace and to implore God’s mercy

“The current grave crisis in the Church and the world can only be fully remedied by Heaven’s spiritual weapons of the Holy Mass, Eucharistic Adoration, the holy rosary and fasting,” said Coalition Chair Maureen Flynn. “Our Lord, His Blessed Mother and the saints have told us that these spiritual weapons are the first and most effective weapons against the forces of evil.”

The opening day of the 27th International Week of Prayer and Fasting will be held on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET. Registration is FREE online at, where you can also register to pledge your prayers and fasting for the week’s goals.

Join us for a day of dynamic speakers, the Rosary, Eucharistic Adoration, all day confessions and noon Mass.

Confirmed speakers are:

  • Abby Johnson, the former Planned Parenthood director whose story inspired the new movie and bestselling DVD Unplanned
  • Fr. Chris Alar, M.I.C., director of the Association of Marian Helpers and author of the new book, After Suicide: There’s Hope for Them and You
  • Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life of America
  • Fr. Ubald Rugirangoga, Rwandan healing priest, genocide survivor and author of the new book Forgiveness Makes You Free
  • Monsignor Charles Pope, pastor of Holy Comforter-St. Cyprian Parish in Washington, D.C.  He is a popular blogger, speaker, and author.

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