Posts Tagged ‘Holy Year of Mercy’

The Door of Mercy in the Church is Open to All

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

Pope Francis has often discussed how profoundly touched he is by Christ’s calling of Saint Matthew. In the Gospel we read how Jesus went to dine at the house of Matthew, who as a tax collector was reviled by the community. When the Pharisees asked why he ate with tax collectors and sinners, the Lord […] [Read more]

Bringing the Gospel of Mercy to Every Person

Sunday, April 12th, 2015

A dramatic scene often appearing in movies and television dramas is the moment when the guilty person “throws himself on the mercy of the court” and begs forgiveness, pardon, and a lighter sentence from the judge. What heightens the drama is the uncertainty of the response. The judge does not always temper justice with mercy. […] [Read more]