Friday, January 30, 2015

Pray with Pope Francis in February

Zenit just released Papa Francesco's prayer intentions for the month of February. It's a great Catholic act (in both the sense of showing our unity with Peter and in the sense of praying with the Church universally, "catholically") to pray with and for our Holy Father.

Here is what Francis would like us to petition the Lord for this upcoming month,
That prisoners, especially the young, may be able to rebuild lives of dignity. (universal intention)
That married people who are separated may find welcome and support in the Christian community. (intention for evangelization)
With all the rumors swirling about the upcoming Synod on the Family and with the German bishops clamoring for the remarried divorced to be admitted to Holy Communion, I find it interesting that the second intention neither mentions remarriage (separation isn't a bar to Communion) or Communion, although others of a less sanguine temperament might read something else into that.