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S+L BLOG: Divine Mercy

Pope John Paul II’s interest in Divine Mercy goes back to the days of his youth in Krakow when Karol Wojtyla was an eyewitness to so much evil and suffering during World War II in occupied Poland. He witnessed the round ups of many people who were sent to concentration camps and slave labor. In ...read more
Second Sunday of Easter, Year A – Sunday, April 27, 2014 “Doubting Thomas” is a term often used to describe someone who refuses to believe something without direct, personal evidence; a skeptic. It refers of course to Thomas, one of the Twelve, whose name occurs in all the gospel lists of the apostles. Thomas is ...read more
This is one of the 20,000 boxes that were handed out at St. Peter’s square on Sunday during the Angelus. Pope Francis held up a box just like this one and told the crowd he wasn’t a pharmacist, but he could confidently say the contents of this little box are good for spiritual health. The ...read more
The Herald and the Servant of the Council to be Canonized together on Divine Mercy Sunday, April 27, 2014 This morning Pope Francis presided over the Public Ordinary Consistory for the forthcoming Canonizations of Blessed Pope John XXIII and Blessed Pope John Paul II. During the course of the special gathering of Cardinals in the ...read more
Tonight on Perspectives: Pope Francis takes possession of his cathedral church in Rome and the Coptic Pope of Alexandria agrees to a meeting in the near future. ...read more
Divine Mercy Sunday – Sunday April 7, 2013 The readings for this Sunday are: Acts 5:12-16, Ps 118:2-4, 13-15, 22-24, Rev. 1:9-11A, 12-13, 17-19 and John 20:19-31 Today’s first reading from the Acts of the Apostles (5:12-16) offers us a vivid insight into the early Christian community in Jerusalem. Luke has already mentioned the rapid growth of the early ...read more