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Misericordia et Misera 14: Careful, Profound, Far-Sighted Discernment

At the conclusion of the Jubilee of Mercy, Pope Francis issued an apostolic letter. Follow this link for the full document, Misericordia et Misera. When in troubled times, two instincts come to the fore. One, people can be chided. Two, … Continue reading

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Misericordia et Misera 13: Consolation

At the conclusion of the Jubilee of Mercy, Pope Francis issued an apostolic letter. Follow this link for the full document, Misericordia et Misera. Significant sections of two major prophetic books, Jeremiah and Isaiah, are devoted to the message of … Continue reading

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Misericordia et Misera 12: An Extension of Penance Faculties

One notable bit picked up by various media from the Mercy Jubilee was the faculty to forgive abortions. This faculty continues from here on out: 12. Given this need, lest any obstacle arise between the request for reconciliation and God’s … Continue reading

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Misericordia et Misera 11: Other Penance Practices

We continue looking at Pope Francis teaching on the Sacrament of Penance in his recent apostolic letter. His reflection in section 11 begins with Saint Paul’s personal awareness of sin, a theme in at least four of his letters to early … Continue reading

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Misericordia et Misera 10: Confessors Preparing

At the conclusion of the Jubilee of Mercy, Pope Francis issued an apostolic letter. Some of it was devoted to handling the Sacrament of Penance. Do priests just pop in when penitents are scheduled to arrive? Should be more, according … Continue reading

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Misericordia et Misera 9: Missionaries of Mercy

Misericordia et Misera is Pope Francis’ apostolic letter released at the end of the Mercy Jubilee. One of the features of the Jubilee was the institution of “missionaries of mercy,” priests, presumably with a special mission to promote mercy in … Continue reading

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Misericordia et Misera 8: Sacrament of Penance

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 this section, we look at the Church’s sacramental practice of reconciliation: 8. The celebration of … Continue reading

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