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Misericordiae Vultus 18: Missionaries of Mercy

Pope Francis explains Missionaries of Mercy. As I read this, I have a friend I’d like to nominate. 18. During Lent of this Holy Year, I intend to send out Missionaries of Mercy. They will be a sign of the Church’s … Continue reading

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Misericordiae Vultus 17cd: Confession

Some words on one of Pope Francis’ favorite sacraments, an initiative we’ve seen in many dioceses around the world: The initiative of “24 Hours for the Lord,” to be celebrated on the Friday and Saturday preceding the Fourth Week of … Continue reading

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Misericordiae Vultus 17ab: Lent in a Jubilee of Mercy

Lent 2016 will be a special time for the Church. Remember, we will be in year C, perhaps the cycle most dedicated to the theme of penance and mercy as it is proclaimed in the Lenten Lectionary. 17. The season … Continue reading

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Misericordiae Vultus 16: The Isaian Mission of Jesus

One of the key Gospel passages is the commencement of the Lord’s public ministry. In reading the scroll at synagogue, Jesus explains the vector of his service for and call to Israel. And to us, certainly. 16. In the Gospel … Continue reading

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Misericordiae Vultus 15c: Inescapable Mercy

Yesterday we were reminded of the works of mercy. We cannot escape them, it seems. Pope Francis offers some concrete examples in conducting these in the jubilee and beyond: We cannot escape the Lord’s words to us, and they will … Continue reading

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Misericordiae Vultus 15b: Works of Mercy

The Holy Father gives a summary of the traditional fourteen works of mercy It is my burning desire that, during this Jubilee, the Christian people may reflect on the corporal and spiritual works of mercy. It will be a way to … Continue reading

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Misericordiae Vultus 15a: Healing Wounds

Section 15 is important, and also long, so we’ll break it up and examine it over the next three days. First a reminder about a place to which we can make a pilgrimage of mercy: 15. In this Holy Year, … Continue reading

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