Monthly Archive: February 2016

Feb 25

Mercy-ing

Make Mercy real

“Jesus affirms that mercy is not only an action of the Father, it becomes a criterion for ascertaining who his true children are.”  Pope Francis, Misericordiae Vultus Pope Francis’ Latin motto is “Miserando atque Eligendo.” Francis has admitted that this doesn’t translate well into Italian or Spanish. The same might be said for its English …

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Feb 11

Lent’s Prescriptive Lenses

“Mercy: the fundamental law that dwells in the heart of every person who looks sincerely into the eyes of his brothers and sisters on the path of life.” Pope Francis, Misericordiae Vultus Today I offer a reflection on Ash Wednesday’s Gospel reading:  Matthew 6: 1-6, 16-18. It had already been one of those days!  I …

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