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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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Anticipating the Jubilee Year of Mercy

The Jubilee Year of Mercy proclaimed by Pope Francis begins one month from today—December 8. Even though it is weeks away, we should get ready now to celebrate this once-in-a-lifetime event.   The Jubilee Year of Mercy is a new step on the Church’s journey to bring the Gospel of mercy to ...
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Pope Francis to Open the Door of Mercy

    “Mercy is the force that reawakens us to new life and instills in us the courage to look to the future with hope.” —Pope Francis, The Face of Mercy   Pope Francis has done it again—he has found an innovative way to touch people’s hearts by calling a special jubilee named the ...
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