Posts Tagged ‘Year of Mercy’

The Jubilee of Mercy: A Time of Renewal, Blessing and Grace

Sunday, November 20th, 2016

Tweet Share Pin +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum StumbleThe Jubilee Year of Mercy began on December 8, 2015, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception and the 50th anniversary of the closing of the Second Vatican Council.  Pope Francis opened the Holy Door at Saint Peter’s Basilica in Rome, while I opened a Holy Door […] [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]

Light the City: Come and See

Friday, May 20th, 2016

Tweet Share13 Pin1 +11 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble “Come and see.” This is how our Lord began gathering disciple and followers (John 1:39). Jesus met people going about the task of daily life and invited them to learn more about him and his Father by listening, praying, learning and celebrating together. On Pentecost, […] [Read more]

The Infinite Blessing of Divine Mercy

Sunday, April 3rd, 2016

Tweet Share234 Pin1 +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum StumbleStill filled with the joy of our Lord’s Resurrection, on this day the Church sings over and over again “God’s mercy endures forever.” We find this song of praise in Psalm 118, which is the Responsorial Psalm at Mass today. The words capture perfectly the mind […] [Read more]

Easter Sunday Homily from the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

Sunday, March 27th, 2016

Tweet Share14 Pin1 +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble What brings us to the Basilica, this Easter morning is our own personal act of faith. We are here because we need to be here. We need to hear, once again, the proclamation that is at the very heart of our faith. Christ is Risen! […] [Read more]

Holy Thursday in the Year of Mercy

Thursday, March 24th, 2016

Tweet Share76 Pin1 +11 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble Our commemoration of the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday takes place this year in the context of the Jubilee Year of Mercy. “Jesus Christ is the face of the Father’s mercy,” affirms Pope Francis, adding, “Jesus of Nazareth, by his words, his […] [Read more]

Missionaries of Mercy

Friday, February 26th, 2016

Tweet Share338 Pin +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble On Ash Wednesday, we set out on a forty-day penitential journey toward Christ’s Cross and Resurrection and the new life that he brings us. That same day, Pope Francis sent forth several hundred Missionaries of Mercy – priests from around the world to whom he […] [Read more]

The Light is ON for You Again!

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

Tweet Share59 Pin +16 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble This Lenten season marks the tenth year of a special kind of homecoming in the Church of Washington – “The Light Is ON for You” campaign, which invites people to come home to any Catholic church on Wednesday evenings during this time of spiritual preparation […] [Read more]

Lent in the Jubilee Year of Mercy

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

Tweet Share491 Pin1 +12 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble Each Ash Wednesday, I open the season of Lent by celebrating Mass at the Cathedral of Saint Matthew the Apostle. As the liturgy unfolds here and throughout the area, we see an inspiring witness of faith. Ash Wednesday is always quite popular, with large numbers […] [Read more]

Saint Thomas Aquinas and the Spiritual Mercy of Instructing Others

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

Tweet Share98 Pin1 +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum StumbleOne inescapable experience of aging is reaching the moment in life when, like the rich young man in the Gospel, we wonder how God will judge our lives. On the one hand, not knowing the mind of God, this might seem to be fruitless exercise. On […] [Read more]