Confession a Place of Victory

By |2019-07-01T16:23:10+10:00July 1st, 2019|Categories: Mercy, Sacrament Essentials|Tags: , , , , |

Reconciliation is so much more than a merely human experience of unburdening the soul... Any good barman, counsellor, or hairdresser can listen to a confession! Rather, it is a powerful, grace-filled encounter with the mercy of Jesus, who is present in the person of the priest. Many people are anxious and fearful about going to

6 Ways to Celebrate the Year of Mercy

By |2017-09-07T04:27:53+10:00December 22nd, 2015|Categories: Articles, Mercy|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Here are six ideas for you and your family to fully participate in the graces of this holy year, though they are good for every day, every year! Forgive those who have hurt you. Is anyone estranged from you because of a past conflict? Reach out to them in love this year. Tell them you

The Rituals of Mercy

By |2017-09-07T04:27:06+10:00December 22nd, 2015|Categories: Articles, Mercy|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Pope Francis likens the Church to a field hospital in a battle field. The Catholic Church is not an exclusive country club for saints, rather it’s an emergency room for sinners with Jesus as the chief surgeon, blood and organ donor. His chief instruments are not a scalpel and forceps, but the Sacraments of Reconciliation

A Vision of Mercy

By |2015-12-22T03:08:14+10:00December 22nd, 2015|Categories: Articles, Mercy|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Pope Francis has invited Catholics to experience in a new and deeper way the joy of giving and receiving mercy during the Jubilee year. In this way, he believes, the Church will be more effective at witnessing to God’s mercy. It is impossible to be genuinely merciful towards others, or even be fully aware of

The Way of Mercy

By |2017-09-07T04:24:53+10:00December 21st, 2015|Categories: Activities, Mercy|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Way of Mercy is four simple steps to heal a relationship based on the principles of restorative justice. When we make a bad choice, say or do things that we shouldn’t, hurt someone or break the trust of another, it’s important to take ownership of our actions (or inactions), apologise for it and rebuild