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Misericordiae Vultus 10: The Foundation of the Church’s Life

The very credibility of Christianity is at stake. It is a credibility not based on a more logical set of truths than someone else, or on a lineage of leadership. It is about the imitation of Christ. 10. Mercy is … Continue reading

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Misericordiae Vultus 9d: Summarizing the Gospel of Mercy

Let’s summarize the parables of the past two days. This last paragraph deserves careful attention: As we can see in Sacred Scripture, mercy is a key word that indicates God’s action towards us. He does not limit himself merely to … Continue reading

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Misericordiae Vultus 9bc: Forgiveness in Matthew’s Gospel

Luke 15 does not exhaust the Lord’s imagination when it comes to preaching mercy. An apostle inquires about limits. It’s a very human question. We are confronted with people who continually disappoint us. What is our stance? From another parable, … Continue reading

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Misericordiae Vultus 9a: Luke 15

In addition to the live encounters between Jesus and the needy, the Lord also testifies to divine mercy through parables. These stories reveal a deeper truth, and we should attend to them carefully, looking to all levels of the narratives. … Continue reading

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Misericordiae Vultus 8: The Relationships of Jesus

The opening sentence of this section we imagine a face-to-face relationship with the Lord. 8. With our eyes fixed on Jesus and his merciful gaze, we experience the love of the Most Holy Trinity. The mission Jesus received from the … Continue reading

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Misericordiae Vultus 7: Psalm 136

The Psalter’s grand litany of mercy is one of three common psalms for Easter. It should not surprise us that the Church surfaces an expression of gratitude and mercy as a song of praise in response to the Lord’s triumph … Continue reading

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Misericordiae Vultus 6: Mercy is Proper

Pope Francis calls upon the Angelic Doctor to bolster the case for mercy. Mercy is not for wimps–but that notion is stated in a more theological way: 6. “It is proper to God to exercise mercy, and he manifests his … Continue reading

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