Millennial writer Meghan Clark has a new article at US Catholic. She writes: The name of God is mercy. The face of mercy is Jesus. This is the foundation for the Jubilee of Mercy. It also is a profound challenge. The face of Jesus, as Pope Francis reminds us, is the face of the homeless… Read More Mercy Flourishes in Kenya
Cardinal Seán O’Malley: “During this Year of Mercy, our task is to bring liberation to those who are oppressed and captive.”
Our popular Catholic imagination tends to obsess with what happens after we die. The mystery of transcending our earthly human limitations fascinates us. Heaven—or as Jesus calls it, God’s kingdom—is the perfect world God intended for us. We lost that world when our first parents sinned. Since then, and even despite Jesus’ merciful act of gaining back… Read More Infinite Mercy, Even After Death?
Check out these recent articles from around the web: Hard questions we’re not asking Pope Francis by John Allen: “To date, the only concrete diplomatic success to which Francis can point is helping Syrian President Bashar al-Assad cling to power by opposing Western strikes. The pope had his reasons, including fear for Syria’s Christians in… Read More Around the Web
Check out these recent articles from around the web: Mercy, Part I by Michael Sean Winters: “Most of us Christians grew up with the idea that the God of the Hebrews was an angry God. Certainly, many Christians have conceived him as such. But, Kasper sets out to destroy this myth and largely succeeds.” Part… Read More Around the Web
Pope Francis: “At times we can be self-absorbed. Lord, help us to open our hearts to others and to serve those who are most vulnerable.”
Pope Francis: “The Good News is no mere matter of words, but a testimony to unconditional and faithful love: it is about leaving ourselves behind and encountering others, being close to those crushed by life’s troubles, sharing with the needy, standing at the side of the sick, elderly and the outcast.”