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December 8, 2015-November 20, 2016

"It shall be a holy year of mercy" - Pope Francis

Pope Francis has declared a Jubilee year of Mercy to begin on Dec. 8, 2015, the feast of the Immaculate Conception, and end on Nov. 20, 2016, the feast of Christ the King.

Pope Francis expresses the Church's eagerness to reconcile those who have had abortions...READ MORE 

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Jubilee Year of Divine Mercy: It's all about Life

by Fr. Frank Pavone

Priests for Life welcomes with joy the news of the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy, to begin on December 8, 2015 and continue until November, 2016. Shortly after the announcement, Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, spoke at a major Divine Mercy Conference in the Archdiocese of New York and also interviewed, for our EWTN program Defending Life, some of the Church's top experts on Divine Mercy who were present there: Father Seraphim Michalenko, MIC, Fr. Kazimierez Chwalek, MIC, and Dr. Robert Stackpole.

Fr. Frank also traveled to Rome and spoke with officials who are assisting the implementation of the Jubilee Year of mercy.

In these various presentations and discussions, three key themes emerged and will be the focus of Priests for Life:

Jesus Himself is Divine Mercy. His first act of mercy is to create us. Mercy brings life, and mercy impels us to defend the most defenseless to save their lives.

In the revelations of Divine Mercy to St. Faustina, abortion was the primary sin for which God asked us to cry out for his mercy, and today, the devotion to Divine Mercy deserves particular emphasis for those who have had abortions and for abortionists and clinic workers who have repented.

The Jubilee Year of Mercy is a perfect time to recommit ourselves to deeds of mercy in rescuing the unborn, and works of mercy in healing the wounded, especially Rachel's Vineyard, the Silent No More Awareness Campaign, and the Society of Centurions (healing for ex-abortionists).


Divine Mercy Talk One  from Fr. Frank [listen]

Divine Mercy Talk Two from Fr. Frank [listen]

Fr. Frank Op-Ed: A Time For Mercy, For Born And Unborn (The Wanderer, December 8, 2015)

Fr. Frank's Column: The Jubilee Year of Mercy and our Commitment to Children in the Womb [Listen to Audio]

Read the Vatican's announcement of the Year of Mercy










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