Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., released an advisory on Diocese of Trenton media that he had just received Jan. 17 regarding approval by the Apostolic Penitentiary of the Holy See of a plenary indulgence (total remission of temporal punishment for sin) in connection with the 2023 March for Life in Washington and accompanying events Thursday, January 19 and Friday, January 20.

The plenary indulgence would be available for all those Catholics who participate either (1) in person or (2) virtually (online, TV, radio) and who have “the disposition of detachment from any sin, with the intention of fulfilling as soon as one is able, the three customary conditions” for plenary indulgences: 1) Sacramental Confession; Eucharistic Communion, and prayer for the intention of the Holy Father (all as soon as possible within 20 days).

To learn more about what conditions must exist for those who cannot physically attend to still receive the indulgence, click on the official document HERE.