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The Church does not exist to condemn people

By on October 31, 2020

To follow the way of the Lord, the Church is called on to pour its mercy over all those who recognize themselves as sinners, who assume responsibility for the evil they have committed, and who feel in need of forgiveness. The Church does not exist to condemn people but…


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The Gospel of Mercy

By on October 31, 2020

Need to see this plea itself born of the liberating action of grace within each of us, and thus it is not a question of a mission reserved only for a few: “the church, guided by the gospel of mercy and by love for humankind, here’s the cry for…


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A church that goes forth

By on October 30, 2020

Church that goes forth towards those who are “wounded,” who are in need of an attentive ear, understanding, forgiveness, and love.
– Pope Francis, The Name of God Is Mercy


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God is always presented as full of joy

By on October 28, 2020

Jesus reveals the nature of God as that of a Father who never gives up until he has forgiven the wrong and overcome ejection with compassion and mercy.  The lost sheep, the lost coin, and the father with two sons, God is always presented as full of joy, especially…


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How can I be a good confessor?

By on October 25, 2020

How can I be a good confessor?
A priest needs to think of his own sins, to listen with tenderness, to pray to the Lord for a heart as merciful as his, and not to cast the first stone because he, too, is a sinner who needs to be forgiven….


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Our need for forgiveness and mercy

By on October 24, 2020

A shattered heart is the most pleasing gift to God. It is the sign that we are conscious of our sins, of the evil we have done, of our wretchedness, and of our need for forgiveness and mercy.
– Pope Francis, The Name of God Is Mercy


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The Lord wants us to belong

By on October 21, 2020

When you have the strength to say, “I want to come home,” you will find the door open. God will come to me you because he is always waiting for you. God embraces you, kisses you, and celebrates. That is how the tenderness of our heavenly father is. The…


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I have always tried to find a crack

By on October 19, 2020

Even when I have found myself before a locked door, I have always tried to find a crack, just a tiny opening so that I can pry open that door and grant forgiveness and mercy.
– Pope Francis, The Name of God Is Mercy


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Jesus came for the sinners

By on October 17, 2020

Mercy is the divine attitude which embraces, it is God’s giving himself to us, accepting us, and bowing to forgive. Jesus said he came not for those who were good but for the sinners.
– Pope Francis, The Name of God Is Mercy


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Forgiveness Grace

Walking under grace

By on October 16, 2020

“you are no longer under law but under grace” (Rom 6:14). And this is our life: walking under grace, because the Lord has loved us, has saved us, and has forgiven us.
– Pope Francis, The Church of Mercy

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We need to look at our cities with a contemplative gaze, a gaze of faith which sees God dwelling in homes, on the streets and squares. This presence must be found, discovered. God does not hide himself from those who seek him with a sincere heart. #WorldCitiesDay