Tag Archives: UK

National Disgrace

The housing charity Shelter reports that at least 320,000 people are recorded as homeless in the UK.

This shocking figure is a greater number of people than the population of cities like Nottingham, Portsmouth, Plymouth, Sunderland, Southampton or Norwich.

Shelter reports that this is a 4% increase on the homeless figures for last year; a rise of 13,000 people., or 36 new people becoming homeless every single day.

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Prayer and Fasting for Life Tomorrow!

 Appeal from the Good Counsel Network

On Saturday 17th November, the Vigil of the Dedication of the Basilica of SS. Peter & Paul, please pray and fast for the end of abortion and euthanasia.

“And the people of Ninevah believed in God; they proclaimed a fast and put on sackcloth, from the greatest to the least…God saw their efforts to renounce their evil ways. And God relented about the disaster which He had threatened to bring on them, and He did not bring it.” (Jonah 3:5,10)

Fasting

Fast from all food except bread and water for the day

Or

Fast from a particular food or luxury, e.g. chocolate, alcohol, cigarettes, TV.

Fast from whatever you can given your state of health etc, but make sure it is something that involves a sacrifice to yourself.

Prayer

We are asking people to say a Rosary (or an extra Rosary if you say it daily already).

You could also offer an extra effort such as going to Mass (or an extra Mass) on the day, or going to Adoration. You can even pray before a closed tabernacle if Adoration is not available near you.