“Then Jesus stood up and said to the woman, “Where are your accusers? Didn’t even one of them condemn you?” “No, Lord,” she said. And Jesus said, “Neither do I. Now Go and sin no more.” ~ John 8: 10-11
This year, Pope Francis has declared a Jubilee year, called, “The Year of Mercy.” It focuses on offering special indulgences to those who seek its graces. There are many groups of people that he wishes to address and one such group are the men and women who have participated in the act of abortion.
The pope wants to extend forgiveness and absolution to those who are truly sorry. There are many who now realize what they have done was wrong, but don’t know what to do with this guilt and shame.
So, if you haven’t already, please prayerful consider taking advantage of this beautiful grace and turn to the Lord in the Sacrament of Confession. Ask for absolution of this sin of abortion and be free of the burdens it brings.
Below is a section from Pope Francis’ Jubilee Letter concerning Abortion and the Year of Mercy. May it bring you peace and consolation that can free your soul.
“…I think in particular of all the women who have resorted to abortion. I am well aware of the pressure that has led them to this decision. I know that it is an existential and moral ordeal. I have met so many women who bear in their heart the scar of this agonizing and painful decision. What has happened is profoundly unjust; yet only understanding the truth of it can enable one not to lose hope. The forgiveness of God cannot be denied to one who has repented, especially when that person approaches the Sacrament of Confession with a sincere heart in order to obtain reconciliation with the Father.” – Pope Francis, Sept. 1, 2015