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“When Jesus calls for mercy rather than sacrifice he calls us into a state of being. Instead of giving a thing that moth and rust can destroy, he asks us to give our attention and focus; to use our energy to show mercy rather than to judge.”

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Words Matter

… the language of love that God imprinted on us at creation, during Jesus’s ministry and again at our baptism, often seems like a foreign tongue. It’s hard for us to trust in words like “grace,” “mercy,” and “forgiveness” for ourselves as being real, much less for us to speak and live them out to others.

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New book by Pope Francis relates his views on mercy

“The Name of God is Mercy”, the first book by the pontiff since he became pope, recounts a conversation between Vatican reporter Andrea Tornielli and Pope Francis on mercy.

Michiko Kakutani is positive in her review for the New York Times, noting that the Pope seems to live in accordance with the principles of mercy, humility, and love expressed in the book. Peter Stanford, former editor of the Catholic Herald, is less laudatory in his review for the Guardian, noting that the Pope’s […]

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A year of mercy: Pope Francis declares an “Extraordinary Jubilee”

The Catholic News Agency reports that Pope Francis today declared a Year of Jubilee focused on mercy:

“Dear brothers and sisters, I have thought about how the Church can make clear its mission of being a witness of mercy,” the Pope told attendees of his March 13 penitential liturgy in St. Peter’s Basilica.

“It’s a journey that starts with a spiritual conversion. For this reason I have decided to declare an Extraordinary Jubilee that has the mercy of God at its center. […]

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