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S+L BLOG: Jubilee of Mercy



November 13, 2016 St. Peter’s Basilica For you… the sun of justice shall rise, with healing in its wings” (Mal 4:2). The words of the Prophet Malachi, which we heard in the first reading, shed light on today’s Jubilee. They come to us from the last page of the last Old Testament prophet. They are ...read more
Today on Perspectives, Vatican releases statement regarding illicit episcopal ordinations in China, Pope Francis speaks out against human trafficking and celebrates the Jubilee of Mercy for Prisoners. ...read more
Last Sunday during the Angelus, Pope Francis announced thirteen new cardinals from eleven different nations, plus four non-electors. The consistory, where they will be made cardinals, will be held on November 19th, the day before the end of the Jubilee Year of Mercy. “I will choose the Cardinals a little everywhere, because the Church is ...read more
Look to the model of Mary Pope Francis celebrated Mass for the Marian Jubilee on Sunday as part of the celebrations for the Year of Mercy. In his homily he told the faithful present in St Peter’s Square that, “we are given a model, indeed the model, to whom we can look: Mary, our Mother.” ...read more
On Saturday, October 8, 2016, Pope Francis will preside at the Marian Vigil in the Jubilee of Mercy, after the feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary of the Rosary. This opportunity for prayer will include Marian songs and prayers, during which there will be a procession of delegations from national communities in Italy and from Marian Shrines. ...read more
On Friday, July 29, 2016, Pope Francis led the Way of the Cross at Jordan Park in Krakow Blonia with the youth for the World Youth Day Krakow 2016. Below, find the full text of the Holy Father’s prepared remarks following the conclusion of the Way of the Cross: I was hungry and you gave me ...read more