In this final column of the Jubilee Year of Mercy, which ends today, the message is to the point. Our call—as individuals—is nothing less than to spread the news of God’s mercy.Read more
Psalm 63 was composed more than 3,000 years ago. But it presents us with an idea that’s radical even today: “Your mercy is better than life itself.”Read more
We’ve all heard the story. Jesus sees a man named Matthew sitting at the tax office and says to him, “Follow me.”
But do we really buy it?Read more
Luke was not only an evangelist, but also an excellent journalist.
In his account of how Jesus restored life to Jairus’ daughter, Luke included the reaction of the crowd, laughing at Jesus before he performed this miracle: “. . . they ridiculed him.” (Luke 8:53)Read more
If after almost a year of reading, discussing, meditating and praying about mercy we are still unconvinced, Pope Francis has laid it out in blunt terms, and his message bears repeating: “If God has forgiven me, why shouldn’t I forgive others? Am I greater than God?”Read more
When we take up our cross, we discover that it is freeing, that the yoke is easy and the burden light, just as Jesus promises.Read more
Some 25,000 people attended Pope Francis’s general audience in St. Peter's Square a few days after the canonization of Saint Teresa of Kolkata.
Before delivering his final blessing, the Pope called on young people to follow her example and be "artisans of mercy."Read more
Even more than “suffering,” the significance of the Cross can be found in “obedience”—Christ’s willing and passionate surrender to his Father.Read more
"Sometimes we think we are doing God a favor when we do a work of mercy. But actually we find mercy and salvation for ourselves.”Read more