Catholics are Fasting for Climate Action During Lent

19 Feb

Protect, Honor and Save Mother Earth! She is all we have!

JoAnn Chateau

Catholics Around The World Will Fast For Climate Action During Lent

Wednesday marks the first day of Lent, and though some Catholics will be giving up sugar or coffee or junk food, others will be taking the 40-day test of self control one step further. They’ll be giving up food (or at least one meal) for at least one day during Lent, and will be doing so as a call for action on climate change.

During the Lenten Fast for Climate Justice, participating Catholics from 45 countries will abstain from food for one day, with the date of the fast depending on what country the participant is from. Americans will be fasting on March 16. This fast will be held in addition to the two other traditional fasting days during Lent: Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.

The group organizing the fast, the Global Catholic Climate Movement, is also encouraging participants…

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