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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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Compassion Mercy Sin

Their fall could have been mine

By on October 25, 2021

Prisoners of Bolivia, even Saint Peter and Saint Paul had been prisoners. I have a special relationship with people in prisons, deprived of their freedom. I have always been very attached to them, precisely because of my awareness of being a sinner. I always think: Why them and not…


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Change Mercy Sin

Listen to the cry of innocent people

By on October 24, 2021

This is the opportune moment to change our lives! This is the time to allow our hearts to be touched! When faced with evil deeds, even in the face of serious crimes, it is the time to listen to the cry of innocent people who are deprived of their…


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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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Mercy

a journey that begins with a spiritual conversion

By on October 24, 2021

How the Church might make clear its mission of being a witness to mercy.  It is a journey that begins with a spiritual conversion.


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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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Healing Mercy Sin

Putting our credibility as Christians on the line

By on October 22, 2021

Reach out, know how to listen, advise them, and teach them through our own experience. By welcoming a marginalized person whose body is wounded and by welcoming the sinner whose soul is wounded, we put our credibility as Christians on the line.
– Pope Francis, The Name of God Is…


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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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Mercy

Celebrating your sweet mercy

By on October 21, 2021

“My poverty, is the mercy of God. That I may at least honor who you are, God of infinite bounty, invoking, accepting, and celebrating your sweet mercy.” Saint John Paul II
– Pope Francis, The Name of God Is Mercy

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Pope Francis Tweets

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.