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Forgiveness Judgement Mercy Prayer Sin

How can I be a good confessor?

By on October 25, 2021

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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Forgiveness Mercy

God forgives

By on October 24, 2021

“God forgives not with a decree but with a caress.”
– Pope Francis, The Name of God Is Mercy


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Church Forgiveness Jesus Mercy

The Gospel of Mercy

By on October 23, 2021

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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Forgiveness Humility Mercy Scandal Sin

Sin can lead to corruption

By on October 23, 2021

The repentant sinner, who sins again and again because of his weakness will find forgiveness if he acknowledges his need for mercy. The corrupt man is the one who sins but does not repent, and it is this double life that is scandalous. The corrupt man does not know…


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Acceptance Change Church Compassion Forgiveness Jesus Mercy Sin

A house for everyone

By on October 22, 2021

“We all carry our sins with us. But the Lord wants to hear us say to him, “Forgive me, help me to walk, change my heart!” And the Lord can change your heart. In the Church, the God we encounter is not a merciless judge but is like the…


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Forgiveness Jesus Mercy Sin

The Lord never tires of forgiving

By on October 21, 2021

Man to Pope Francis:   “I have done some terrible things!”

Pope Francis’ Reply:  “Even better! Go to Jesus: He likes to hear about these things. He forgets, he has a special knack for forgetting. He forgets. He kisses you, he embraces you, and he says: ‘Neither do I condemn you….


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Forgiveness Healing Mercy Renewal

Resume your path

By on October 21, 2021

In order to obtain mercy you have to reach a point of “I can’t take it anymore!”  when you need to be understood, to be healed, to be made whole, forgiven. You need to get up again, to be able to resume your path.
– Pope Francis, The Name of…


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Family Forgiveness Growth Love Mercy Youth

The family is the hospital closest to us

By on October 20, 2021

“The family is the hospital closest to us: when someone is sick, they are cared for there, where possible. The family is the first school for children, it is the unwavering reference point for the young, it is the best home for the elderly. It is the first school…


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Church Forgiveness Mercy Sin

The Church calls everyone

By on October 20, 2021

“The Church, which is holy, does not reject sinners; she does not reject us all; she does not reject us because she calls everyone, welcomes them, is open even to those furthest from her; she calls everyone to allow themselves to be enfolded by the mercy, the tenderness, and…


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Forgiveness Jesus Love Mercy Sin

What the Lord wants

By on October 19, 2021

This is exactly what the Lord wants, that you say to him, “Lord, here I am, with my sins.” Is one of you here without sin? Anyone? No one, not one of us. We all carry our sins with us. But the Lord wants to hear us say to…

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I express my closeness to the thousands of migrants, refugees in Libya: I never forget you; I hear your cries and pray for you. We are all responsibile for these our brothers and sisters, who have been victims of this serious situation for too many years. Let us #PrayTogether.