Our Right To Be Happy

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With the celebration this weekend of Independence Day, we remember that God’s mercy can be witnessed in both the freedom he offers us . . . and the way he loves us.

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This Word Changes Everything

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The Internet came on the scene back in 1995 or so. By 2000, it was becoming a household word, and business people adopted the mantra: “The Internet changes everything.”

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A Father’s First Duty

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A father’s first duty is to protect his children. That goes for not only earthly Dads, but for our Heavenly father as well. His embrace encompasses even those furthest from him. 

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The Mercy Psalm

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The second book of Samuel tells of the great sin King David committed when he had one of his soldiers purposely slain in battle so he could take the man’s wife for his own.

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Summer Page-turner

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During his training as a Jesuit in 1960s Argentina, Pope Francis taught literature. He also was a friend of the great Argentine author, Jorge Luis Borges.

So it’s no surprise that his recent book, The Name of God Is Mercy, is an inspiring look at what he calls “the first attribute of God.”

It also happens to be a great beach read for the summer months ahead.

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To Be Loved

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One message of this Jubilee Year of Mercy is that we can be assured God loves us.

Perhaps the greatest proof of this is the gift of his body and blood in the Eucharist.

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He Delights in Us

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From earliest times, our ancestors have recognized and been awestruck by God’s love for us and his mercy in creating and sustaining us.

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The Sounds of Mercy

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The prophet Elijah sought God in windstorm and earthquake and fire. But he heard God only as a “still, small voice.” [1 Kings 19:12]

In Psalm 46, we are advised to, “Be still, and know that I am God.” 

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Forever Easter

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If Jesus forgave and prayed for those who were nailing his hands and feet to the cross, how much more does he love us who turned to him in repentance during Lent? This is a most welcome thought as we journey through this Jubilee Year of Mercy.

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Mary’s Month

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May is traditionally the month dedicated to the Mother of God. She holds special significance for us during this Jubilee Year of Mercy because through her willingness to bear the Christ child, God became "visible" in a particular way as the Father who is rich in mercy.

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