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There’s no app for happiness. That’s what Pope Francis told young people this weekend during his homily for the Jubilee of young people. He had a few other surprises up his sleeve as well. We have details on Perspectives. Plus, we look at the church’s role in rebuilding Ecuador after the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that ...read more
Today on Perspectives: Pope Francis unveils two ways to act out mercy. Also, it seems talks continue in attempt to reach full communion between Rome and the Society of St. Pius X, and China bids farewell to a 96 year old bishop who spent 23 years in jail. ...read more
The Archdiocese of Boston announced today (April 1, 2016) that Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, OFM Cap. is publishing a pastoral letter (God’s Mercy Runs to Meet Us) to guide the faithful during this Year of Mercy.  Officially released for the Feast of Divine Mercy on Sunday April 3, Cardinal Seán will distribute the first printed ...read more
Good Friday – Passion of the Lord Way of the Cross led by His Holiness Pope Francis Colosseum Rome, 25 March 2016 “God is Mercy” Meditations by Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti INTRODUCTION Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and the God of all consolation (2 Cor 1:3) In ...read more
It’s always a nice confirmation when the Pope says the same thing you’ve been trying to say. (Maybe he read my blog from last week?) Last Wednesday, Pope Francis’ General Audience Address was titled, God’s Justice is Mercy. You can listen to the Vatican Radio report here: In short, Pope Francis is eloquently making the ...read more
mer·cy noun: mercy; plural noun: mercies Compassion or forgiveness shown toward someone whom it is within one’s power to punish or harm. jus·tice noun: justice; plural noun: justices Just behavior or treatment. The quality of being fair and reasonable. By now you know that when trying to figure out what words mean, I always find ...read more
(Photo: CNS) Pope Francis says a lot of surprising and challenging things.  Often I read something he’s said or written and say to myself, “I can’t believe he said that.”  Still—as with anything else—we can become desensitized to his spontaneity and candour, and we risk glossing over some of his highly consequential statements. One recent statement ...read more
Pope Francis released his 2016 Lenten Message based on the verse ” I desire mercy, and not sacrifice” (Mt 9:13). Read the full text of his message, titled ‘The works of mercy on the road of the Jubilee,’ below: “I desire mercy, and not sacrifice” (Mt 9:13). The works of mercy on the road of ...read more
Pope Francis released his message for the 50th World Day of Communications, to take place on May 8, 2016. Read the full text of the message below: Communication and Mercy: A Fruitful Encounter Dear Brothers and Sisters, The Holy Year of Mercy invites all of us to reflect on the relationship between communication and mercy. ...read more
Check the new Move WYD (Mów ?DM) video with Fr. Jonathan Kalisch O.P. Fr. Jonathan talks about how he found his vocation in Kraków, memories from previous WYD, the Knights of Columbus and their mission during WYD, St. John Paul II and the people who were healed thanks to St. Faustina. The interview was recorded ...read more