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Important Notification to all Missionaries of Mercy
Please click on the following link: […] where you will find, in a PDF format, the letter from the President of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization, Prot. N. NE/672/2016/P dated December 7 2016, to all Missionaries of Mercy.
The Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization would like to take this opportunity to thank you again for the ministry that you have carried out and to wish you every blessing of the Lord for your continued pastoral service for the good of souls.
Mons. Graham Bell
Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization
Receiving that note this very morning, and clicking on that link, the news was provided that the special faculties for absolution have in fact been extended to all Missionaries of Mercy at this time until otherwise indicated (until logistics can be accomplished in the next number of months),with the Missionaries bidden, with consultation with the local ordinary, and if they so desire, to request that they might retain such faculties into the future. Those who want to remain as Missionaries of Mercy will be granted such faculties into the future. O.K. I’m doing that now. On behalf of all priests especially who need now or will need to take advantage of such faculties, I once again dance for joy. I hope that dance doesn’t scandalize too many… ;-)
Here’s a video about dancing for joy sent in by a reader for this post:
Update: I’ve now communicated with the local ordinary, who is “very happy” to have me continue in the extraordinary ministry of Missionary of Mercy into the future. I have communicated that agreement to the PCPNE as requested. :-)