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Misericordia et Misera 7: Celebrate, Know, and Spread the Word

Here is a link for the full document, Misericordia et Misera. Pope Francis explored in section 6 the preaching of the Word of God at Mass and in sacramental liturgies. The theme continues here, emphasizing the place of mercy in … Continue reading

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Misericordia et Misera 6: Encountering the Word

Follow this link for the full document, Misericordia et Misera. In the sixth section of his apostolic letter, Pope Francis cites two Vatican II documents in writing of the importance of the Word of God. For you liturgy geeks, Sunday’s important: … Continue reading

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Misericordia et Misera 5: Mercy in the Liturgy

We continue with Pope Francis’s apostolic letter. Follow this link for the full document, Misericordia et Misera. We begin with an appeal to continue the “new evangelization.” 5. Now, at the conclusion of this Jubilee, it is time to look … Continue reading

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Misericordia et Misera 4: Looking Back at the Jubilee

Continuing today with a look back on the Jubilee of Mercy in Pope Francis’s apostolic letter. Follow this link for the full document, Misericordia et Misera. 4. We have celebrated an intense Jubilee Year in which we have received the … Continue reading

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Misericordia et Misera 3: Joy and Encouragement

At the conclusion of the Jubilee of Mercy this past weekend, Pope Francis issued an apostolic letter. Follow this link for the full document, Misericordia et Misera. The point of being forgiven is not solely a legal wiping of the … Continue reading

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Misericordia et Misera 2: The Sign of Forgiveness

At the conclusion of the Jubilee of Mercy, Pope Francis issued an apostolic letter. The word count tips past seven-thousand, and many numbered sections contain multiple paragraphs. Follow this link for the full document, Misericordia et Misera. Remember at the … Continue reading

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Misericordia et Misera 1: Looking at John 8

At the conclusion of the Jubilee of Mercy, Pope Francis issued an apostolic letter. Follow this link for the full document, Misericordia et Misera. In the first numbered section, we read of the inspiration for the title, the John 8 … Continue reading

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Misericordia et Misera, Introduction

Was this a surprise to anyone? At the conclusion of the Jubilee of Mercy yesterday, Pope Francis issued an apostolic letter. Follow this link for the full document, Misericordia et Misera. Like other documents we’ve read here, we’ll take it … Continue reading

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Another Minority

I was tipped off to Cardinal Dolan’s brief essay on “a new minority.” I am thinking of … Couples who … approach the Church for the sacrament; Couples who … have persevered through trials; couples who welcome God’s gifts of many … Continue reading

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Rigorists On Their Heels

Do they Suffice it to say this sort of wind would never have blown through the Church in the period 1991-2013. People are openly questioning the administration of the sacraments to another group of public sinners, and suddenly, two millennia … Continue reading

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Mercy and What? Envy?

Father Dwight Longenecker is a staple at Patheos and here and there on the right-leaning internet. I noticed today that Crux reprinted his essay from Crisis earlier this week. When I visit his site occasionally, Fr Longenecker strikes me as … Continue reading

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