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 Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy

By |2015-12-22T03:09:29+10:00December 22nd, 2015|Categories: Articles, Mercy|Tags: , , , , , |

Once we have received and become deeply aware of God’s loving mercy towards us, we’re more able to generously extend God’s love to others through what the Church calls corporal (physical) and spiritual acts of mercy. There are seven of each. Think about it; how many do you already do in your daily life? Which