Mercy

Thumbnail 20150706cnsbr0288 A How-To Guide to Mercy

God Himself provides the most perfect “how to” for mercy in the life, death, and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. To enter into that life, the Church...

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Thumbnail pope francis goes to confession as part of a penitential mass 1 at st peters basilica at the vatican on march 28 2014 credit ansa osservatore romano cna All the faithful can receive God's love in confession – Pope Francis

God's love is offered to everyone who goes to the sacrament of confession, Pope Francis said in his new book on mercy – even those who are not able...

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Thumbnail kristenbell1 A mission to sow mercy in California’s prison system

“Good morning,” says Kristen Bell, smiling and shaking the hand of a Latina with her hair pulled back into two twisted braids. The girl, wearing...

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Thumbnail archbishop jos h gomez at the second annual immigration summit at christ cathedral feb 27 2016 courtesy of the la archdiocese cna 2 29 16 Archbishop Gomez: It's time to end the death penalty

Los Angeles, Calif., Sep 24, 2016 / 04:04 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Californians should vote for Proposition 62, a ballot measure to end the death...

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Thumbnail 5d3 0160 Archbishop Gomez visits Skid Row to give Christmas gifts to children

On Dec. 19, Archbishop José Gomez joined Adopt-A-Family volunteers as they made house calls to some of the poorest neighborhoods in Los Angeles,...

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Thumbnail archbishop jose gomez of los angeles california credit daniel ibanez cna Archbishop Gomez: Want to make America great? Be saints

Los Angeles, Calif., Nov 3, 2016 / 03:31 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- With recent polls showing an increasingly tight presidential race, it's still...

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Thumbnail requiem for the unborn 24 124 ‘As long as there are Christians, no one should have to suffer alone’

euthaEditor’s note: The archbishop’s reflections this week are adapted from his homily at the Requiem Mass for the Unborn, held on Jan. 24 at the...

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Thumbnail pope francis arrives in st peters square for the general audience sept 21 2016 credit daniel ibez cna Being 'merciful like the Father' isn't a slogan – it's a way of life, Pope says

Vatican City, Sep 21, 2016 / 08:34 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Wednesday Pope Francis reflected on the theme of Jubilee of Mercy “Merciful like the...

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Thumbnail pope francis preaches during a penitential service at st peters basilica march 28 2014 credit lauren cater cna cna 3 28 14 Be open to the light of Christ, encourages Pope

During his Sunday Angelus message, Pope Francis urged the faithful to open themselves to the light of Christ and not be hindered by pride or...

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Thumbnail bishop james conley confirms men at the nebraska state penitentiary march 31 credit southern nebraska register Be 'saints of this prison,' Bishop Conley tells inmates at Confirmation

On Tuesday of Holy Week, Bishop James Conley of Lincoln offered Mass and Confirmed four inmates at the Nebraska State Penitentiary, encouraging...

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Thumbnail confesaton conferenciaepiscopalcolombiana 121015 'Confess-a-thon' at Colombian mall draws 350 priests

In the South American nation of Colombia – where an estimated 70 percent of the population identifies as Catholic – it is not unusual to encounter...

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Thumbnail pope francis greets pilgrims during his feb 3 2016 general audience in st peters square credit daniel ibaez cna Do mercy and justice contradict each other? Pope Francis says no

When God is described in the Bible as being both merciful and just it can seem like an identity crisis, however Pope Francis said it’s the...

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Thumbnail prodigal son Embittered moralizing

One of the dangers inherent in trying to live out a life of Christian fidelity is that we are prone to become embittered moralizers, older brothers...

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Thumbnail prison credit thomas hawk via flickr cc by nc 20 cna 10 23 15 Ex-convict: We need to end the stigma against felons

Washington D.C., Apr 3, 2017 / 05:24 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- As Pope Francis and U.S. bishops insist upon helping ex-convicts re-enter society,...

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Thumbnail pope francis speaks to the crowd gathered in st peters square june 15 2015 credit  losservatore romano cna 6 15 15 Fear is an 'existential whip' that can destroy society, Pope warns

Vatican City, Nov 5, 2016 / 02:08 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In a lengthy, wide-ranging speech to members of international NGOs, Pope Francis offered a...

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Thumbnail archbishop jos horacio gmez 3 of los angeles at a press briefing on the synod of bishops in vatican city oct 22 2015 credit daniel ibanez cna 10 22 15 For Archbishop Gómez, mercy makes Christians credible

Bogotá, Colombia, Aug 31, 2016 / 12:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Christian mercy has the power to break down the barriers of a changing world where...

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Thumbnail rolheiser in exile God’s inexhaustibility

Many of us, I am sure, have been inspired by the movie “Of Gods and Men,” which tells the story of a group of Trappist monks who, after making a...

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Thumbnail pope francis meets with former prostitutes assisted by the pope john xxiii community in rome aug 12 2016 credit losservatore romano cna God’s mercy overcomes human desperation, Pope Francis says

Vatican City, Sep 28, 2016 / 04:34 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Wednesday Pope Francis said that Jesus’ salvific mission reaches its culmination on the...

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