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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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Because We Were Lost

The relationship we have with Jesus is wonderfully expressed when we call him the “Good Shepherd.” Jesus guards, guides, protects, and watches over us, just as a human shepherd cares for his flock.   The image of Christ bearing a lamb on his shoulders is one of the earliest expressions of his ...
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Pilgrimage of the Heart

In proclaiming the Year of Mercy, Pope Francis invites us to make a pilgrimage to the Holy Door of St. Peter’s Basilica or to one of the Holy Doors in cathedrals and designated churches throughout the world.   There is another kind of pilgrimage we can make, one that doesn’t involve travel. ...
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An Invitation to Mercy

What greater example of God’s mercy toward sinners is there than the invitation to the tax collector, Matthew, to become a follower of Jesus?   Saint Bede the Venerable, an English monk of the seventh and eighth century, said, “Jesus saw him through the eyes of mercy and chose him.”   The tax ...
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What Is Mercy?

The Hebrew word hesed is often translated as “mercy.” But “mercy” as commonly understood today does not do justice to the richness and depth of meaning of hesed.   A fuller translation of hesed would encompass concepts such as trustworthy, loving, powerful, steadfast, loyal. This is a fuller sense of God’s loving ...
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The Jubilee Prayer of Pope Francis

  Perhaps you and I cannot be in Rome on Tuesday when the Holy Father opens The Jubilee Year of Mercy by throwing open the Holy Door of Saint Peter’s Basilica.   But we can be there with him in spirit by offering the Jubilee Prayer Pope Francis wrote:   Lord Jesus Christ, you have ...
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