National Catholic Prayer Breakfast: Celebration of Prayer and Catholic Solidarity for the Nation

National Catholic Prayer Breakfast

The National Catholic Prayer Breakfast is an event that happens in Washington every Spring that bringing Catholics together from across the country to lift up our nation in prayer. It will be held on Thursday, May 7, 2015

This year’s theme focuses on the family, a timely topic given the Philadelphia visit by the Holy Father, Pope Francis for the World Meeting of Families. 

The National Catholic Prayer Breakfast (NCPB) was established in 2004 in response to Blessed Pope John Paul II’s call for a New Evangelization. 

Each year, over 1,000 people gather in our nation’s capital to pray for our country. An impressive list of speakers highlights a program that attracts lay and religious leaders, political names, and so on. The event is non-partisan, and anyone is welcome to attend. 

This year, there are two keynote speakers: Governor Greg Abbot of Texas and Bishop Richard J Malone from the Diocese of Buffalo, who is Chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth.


  • Carl and Dorian Anderson – Knights of Columbus (Connecticut)
  • Dorinda Bordlee – Bioethics Defense Fund (Louisiana)
  • Mary Ellen Bork – (Virginia)
  • Brian Burch – CatholicVote (Illinois)
  • Tim Busch – The Busch Group (California)
  • Jim Coffey- Papal Foundation (Philadelphia)
  • Tom Farr – Georgetown/Baylor Religious Freedom Project (District of Columbia)
  • John Hale – Patrons for the Vatican Arts  (Michigan)
  • Curtis Martin – FOCUS (Colorado)
  • William May – Catholics for the Common Good (California)
  • Steve Minnis – Benedictine College (Kansas)
  • Bill Thierfelder – Belmont Abbey College (North Carolina)
  • David Wilson  – CMF CURO (Michigan)

Go to the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast Website for more information and to register for this year's event.

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