The Jubilee Year of Mercy will end next Sunday.
So what to we do now?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
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
On September 4, Pope Francis plans to canonize Mother Teresa, whose life sent the world a single, urgent message: love and caring are the most important things in life.
Perhaps we can best understand why she is worthy of veneration and imitation by reflecting on some of her own words:Read more
So many events in life teach us not to trust. So often our trust has been betrayed—in the political realm, in business dealings and in personal relationships. So it’s no wonder that we might find it difficult to trust in God’s mercy.
But think about this. Humanity’s first sin was based on willful disobedience toward God and lack of trust in his mercy.Read more
In case you haven’t noticed, we are celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the Star Trek franchise. Innumerable television episodes over the decades, several movies featuring the original TV cast, three more movies in recent years with a new cast—the latest movie in cinemas now.
All the tales revolve around the central, now-famous theme, “to boldly go where no man has gone before.”
Why bring all this up?Read more
Many people blame religion for bringing strife into the world. They point to the Crusades, the Inquisition, the enslavement of Africans.Read more