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The Mercy Psalm

The Second Book of Samuel tells of the great sin King David committed when he had one of his soldiers purposely slain in battle so David could take the man’s wife for his own.   Speaking through the prophet Nathan, God told David, “You have done this deed in secret, but I ...
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11th Sunday in Ordinary Time – The Party Crasher

“A Pharisee invited Jesus to dine with him, and he entered the Pharisee’s house and reclined at table. Now there was a sinful woman in the city who learned that he was at table in the house of the Pharisee. Bringing an alabaster flask of ointment, she stood behind him ...
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Surprise Summer Page-Turner

During his training as a Jesuit in 1960s Argentina, Pope Francis taught literature. He also was a friend of the great Argentine author Jorge Luis Borges.   So it’s no surprise that his recent book, The Name of God Is Mercy, is an inspiring look at what he calls “the first attribute ...
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Second Sunday of Easter – Go in Peace

"On the evening of that first day of the week, when the doors were locked, where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in their midst and said to them, 'Peace be with you.' When he had said this, he showed them his hands and ...
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So That Mercy Can Enter

God always loves us unconditionally, because mercy is his very nature. Said another way, because God is love, God is mercy.   We almost know the words by heart, because we have so often heard John’s story of the woman caught in adultery (John 8:1-11):     “Has no one condemned you?” She replied, ...
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5th Sunday of Lent – Casting Stones

“But when they continued asking him, he straightened up and said to them, ‘Let the one among you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.’ Again he bent down and wrote on the ground. And in response, they went away one by one, beginning ...
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