Share Your Alternative Prayer for the Jubilee of Mercy here
As many of you know, the otherwise beautiful prayer, which was written for the upcoming Jubilee of Mercy has a grave error: it pairs Mary of Magdala with “the adulteress,” portraying Magdalene as the repentant prostitute. Modern biblical scholarship has proven that Mary was not a prostitute, but an important and early disciple of Jesus.
Unfortunately, this prayer will be used by millions of Catholics during the Jubilee of Mercy. Some places you might find the prayer include:
- Your parish’s religious education programs for children and adults
- Your Parish’s Bulletins
- Prayer groups
- Prayer cards, printed and distributed by Catholic publishing companies
- Your parish website
Despite our efforts, it may be too late to change the official prayer. But that doesn’t mean that we have to use it. We encourage you to write your own alternative prayer for mercy.
TAKE ACTION: FutureChurch is now accepting submissions of alternative prayers for the Jubilee of Mercy. Consider writing your own version of the prayer! All you need to do to share your “alternative” prayer for mercy is write it (or copy and paste it) to the comments section below! We can’t wait to see what you come up with!