[quote="Stylites, post:17, topic:291561"]
It is right and proper to honor the holy intentions of all people of good will, regardless of their membership. If a billion people are going to be spending a month fasting and praying to God, however imperfectly they view Him, then it is a holy thing, and as such is a very Catholic thing they are doing, and honoring holiness is big in our faith.
This is really what I was going for in the OP. Considering the different levels of communion with other religious groups in descending order - Catholics, Orthodox Christians, other Christians, and "others" (into which Muslims, Scientologists, Hindus, etc. fall), can I infer that within "other," there are those with whom we share an Abrahamic God and therefore deserve our prayers not just for their conversion but for their holy intentions? And if they do not share our Abrahamic God, we would not/should not pray for their holy intentions?
For example, when Hindus practice their worship of the deity Shakti through nine-day fast during Navratri, is an intention appropriate at Mass? Or is the fact that they do not worship a single God the defining characteristic that would not make it worthy of our prayer? I guess what I'm trying to do is find the logical conclusion of intentions of this sort.