November 20, 2015

Tell us how mercy and forgiveness have made a difference in your life

Pope Francis has declared a “Holy Year of Mercy” in the Church, starting on Dec. 8 and continuing through Nov. 20, 2016.

As part of the Holy Year of Mercy, The Criterion is inviting our readers to share their stories of how their lives have been graced by the mercy and forgiveness of God and other people—and how that mercy and forgiveness have made a difference.

We are also seeking stories from our readers who have shown mercy and forgiveness to others—and how that act of mercy and forgiveness has made a difference to the person offering it.

Please send your stories and responses to assistant editor John Shaughnessy by e-mail at or by mail in care of The Criterion. 1400 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46202. Please include your parish and a daytime phone number where you can be reached.

(For more information on the Holy Year of Mercy in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, visit

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