"Be merciful, just as...your Father is merciful." (Luke 6:36, New American Bible, Revised Edition)
On Tuesday, December 8, 2015, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, Pope Francis declared the coming year to be a special Holy Year of Mercy. It is a time for believers to seek the mercy of God, and then to show the mercy of God.
This guide is designed to point researchers and the curious to a wide range of materials about the Holy Year, mercy, and related concepts that are available in the Catholic Portal, or electronically from CRRA member institutions, or on the Internet.
What is a Holy Year?
What is the Holy Door?
What are "Works of Mercy"?
What are Indulgences?
Read the Catechism of the Catholic Church on Works of Mercy (Scroll down to paragraph 2447)
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"The Good Samaritan" window from the Church of St. Eutrope in Clermont-Ferrand (Puy-de-Dome, France). Photo by Romary. CC BY-SA 3.0. Source: Wikimedia Commons
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