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S+L BLOG: Divine Mercy



Second Sunday of Easter, Divine Mercy Sunday – April 8th, 2018 There is a proverb that says: “When the heart is not applied, hands can’t do anything.” It seems as if this were written for Thomas the Apostle in today’s very familiar Gospel story that provides us with an archetypal experience of doubt, struggle and ...read more
I sat down with Fr. Thomas Berg last week to chat about his new book Hurting in the Church: A Way Forward for Wounded Catholics before we headed to film the newest episode of Subject Matters on the same topic. Check it here:Hea ...read more
A reflection for the Second Sunday of Easter, Divine Mercy Sunday The season of Easter continues for seven weeks, marking the fifty days between Jesus’ resurrection from the dead and the outpouring of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. Easter lasts even longer than Lent! The Gospel for this Sunday, the Second Sunday of Easter, is ...read more
On May 23, 2000, Pope John Paul II granted the Universal Church the Feast of the Divine Mercy to be celebrated on the second Sunday of Easter each year. Since then, The Divine Mercy has become one of the fastest growing devotions in the Church, especially among young Catholics. This year, Divine Mercy Sunday will be celebrated ...read more
Second Sunday of Easter, Year A – April 23rd, 2017 Divine Mercy Sunday “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. ...read more
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