Archbishop of San Francisco, Salvatore Cordileone states, “The pastoral strategy is essentially a call and encouragement to prayer and sacrifice—it’s meant to be simple,”.
This 5-part call to prayer begins the Sunday after Christmas.
Details are the USCCB website, http://www.usccb.org/news/2012/12-212.cfm
” “With the challenges this country is facing, it is hoped that this call to prayer and penance will help build awareness among the faithful as well as spiritual stamina and courage for effective witness. We also hope that it will encourage solidarity with all people who are standing for the precious gifts of life, marriage, and religious liberty,” Archbishop Cordileone said.” ”