Posts Tagged ‘Mercy’

Embracing the Mercy of God during Lent

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

Tweet Share Pin2 +12 Email Reddit Share Share Yum StumbleYesterday we celebrated the fourth anniversary of the election of Pope Francis as Bishop of Rome, Vicar of Jesus Christ and Supreme Pontiff of the Universal Church. The Gospel for the day, Monday of the Second Week of Lent, was from Saint Luke where it is […] [Read more]

Going to Confession

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

Tweet Share Pin2 +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble The sacrament of Confession is the outward manifestation of God’s mercy.  Also called Penance or Reconciliation, the sacrament lavishly benefits the one who seeks it, costs nothing and takes little time. Yet many Catholics do not often go.  Why? For some it is embarrassment or […] [Read more]

The Year of Mercy: A Jubilee of Forgiveness and Reconciliation

Saturday, November 19th, 2016

Tweet Share Pin1 +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy” (Matthew 5:7). The mercy we do others, such as patience and forgiveness, is often a mercy we do to ourselves as well – and the mercy we do not do usually only adds to our woes. […] [Read more]

The Door of Mercy in the Church is Open to All in the Jubilee of Mercy . . . and Beyond

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

Tweet Share Pin +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum StumblePope 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 […] [Read more]

Pope Francis’ Teaching and Witness of Mercy

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

Tweet Share Pin1 +11 Email Reddit Share Share Yum StumbleBlessed Pope Paul VI observed that people in today’s world are more likely to listen “to witnesses than to teachers, and if he does listen to teachers, it is because they are witnesses” (Evangelii Nuntiandi, 41). In this Jubilee of Mercy that concludes soon, on November […] [Read more]

The Testimony of Mercy of Saint John Paul II

Sunday, November 13th, 2016

Tweet Share Pin1 +12 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble In announcing the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, Pope Francis pointed specifically to his holy predecessor, saying, “Let us not forget the great teaching offered by Saint John Paul II in his second encyclical, Dives in Misericordia,” explaining that he had highlighted how the theme of […] [Read more]

Faith and Trust in the Goodness of God: The Mercy of Christian Hope

Thursday, November 10th, 2016

Tweet Share Pin +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble Mercy, said Pope Francis in proclaiming this Jubilee Year, is “the bridge that connects God and man, opening our hearts to a hope of being loved forever,” it is “the force that reawakens us to new life and instills in us the courage to look […] [Read more]

Respect Life Sunday and Saint Teresa of Calcutta

Sunday, October 2nd, 2016

Tweet Share Pin1 +11 Email Reddit Share Share Yum StumbleIn this Jubilee Year of Mercy proclaimed by Pope Francis, we are reminded of God’s gift of mercy to us, and our call to share his tender love and compassion with others. It is fitting then that “Moved by Mercy” is the theme for Respect Life […] [Read more]

World Youth Day Pilgrims Leave Mark along the Digital Highways

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

Tweet Share262 Pin1 +11 Email Reddit Share Share Yum StumbleThis past the week, our eyes were focused on Kraków as Pope Francis joined a reported more than one million young Catholics gathered for World Youth Day. United through prayer, some 1,300 young adults added to that number at Kraków in the Capital, a stateside World […] [Read more]

The Gift of Universality

Friday, July 29th, 2016

Tweet Share117 Pin +11 Email Reddit Share Share Yum StumbleWhen you ask what is memorable about an international World Youth Day gathering, young Catholics often mention the universality of the Church. There are the sights and sounds of the colorful displays of so many different national flags, so many different languages and the presence of […] [Read more]