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Posts Tagged ‘Jubilee Year of Mercy’



Greater Than God?

If after almost a year of reading, discussing, meditating, and praying about mercy we are still unconvinced, Pope Francis has laid it out in blunt terms, and his message bears repeating: “If God has forgiven me, why shouldn’t I forgive others? Am I greater than God?”   The pope goes on ...
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Artisans of Mercy

Some 25,000 people attended Pope Francis’s general audience in St. Peter's Square a few days after the canonization of Saint Teresa of Kolkata.   Before delivering his final blessing, the pope called on young people to follow her example and be “artisans of mercy.”   Why did he use the example of an artisan ...
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Lazarus Among Us

Who is the Lazarus among us?   Our newest saint, Mother Teresa, recognized him in alleys and gutters:   “The outcasts, those who are rejected, the unloved, prisoners, alcoholics, the dying, those who are alone and abandoned, the marginalized, the untouchables and lepers, those in doubt and confusion, those who have not been touched ...
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A Revolution of Tenderness

"Sometimes we think we are doing God a favor when we do a work of mercy. But actually we find mercy and salvation for ourselves.”   That’s what Cardinal Sean O'Malley, archbishop of Boston, told the 2016 World Youth Day audience in Krakow, Poland, in July.   “Only by making a gift of ourselves ...
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The Sign of God’s Mercy

The Holy Cross is a sign of God’s mercy. God in his mercy allowed his Son to die in order to heal the rift caused by original sin.   The significance of the Cross can be found not so much in “suffering” as in “obedience”—Christ’s willing and passionate surrender to his ...
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A Matter of Trust

So many events in life teach us not to trust. So often our trust has been betrayed in the political realm, in business dealings, and in personal relationships. So it’s no wonder that we might find it difficult to trust in God’s mercy.   But think about this: Humanity’s first sin was ...
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