Cardinal Wuerl of the Archdiocese of Washington and Bishop Burbidge of the neighboring Diocese of Arlington announced today that Catholics who attend the March for Life in Washington DC next month will be able to gain a plenary indulgence for doing so, providing all other requisite conditions are met.
I've often thought that it would be appropriate to attach indulgences to various pro-life outreaches. Many of these involve multiple works of mercy, both spiritual and corporal, and are undertaken with varying degrees of hardships to the participants. I commend both Cardinal Wuerl and Bishop Burbidge for taking this step. I pray it continues.
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