Category Archive: Mercy

May 18

The Earth Caring for Us!

The universe unfolds in God, who fills it completely.  Hence, there is a mystical meaning to be found in a leaf, in a mountain trail, in a dew drop, in a poor person’s face.” Pope Francis, Laudato Si’    We recently celebrated Earth Day but every day is a good day to take action to …

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Apr 21

Catholicity

“The time has come for the Church to take up the joyful call to mercy once more. It is time to return to the basics and to bear the weaknesses and struggles of our brothers and sisters.” Pope Francis, Misericordiae Vultus As we all know, Georgian Court is a “Catholic university in the Mercy tradition.”  …

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Apr 21

Mercy and Islam

“Among the privileged names that Islam attributes to the Creator are “Merciful and Kind.” Pope Francis, Misericordiae Vultus Interfaith relationships have been on my mind lately – particularly relationships with the Muslim community.  This is in part due to the Comparative Theology class I am currently taking here at GCU.  Recent terrorist attacks have also …

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Mar 23

Easter Mercy

For his mercy endures forever.” This is the refrain that repeats after each verse in Psalm 136 as it narrates the history of God’s revelation. By virtue of mercy, all the events of the Old Testament are replete with profound salvific import.” Pope Francis, Misericordiae Vultus Easter and Mercy In the midst of Holy Week, …

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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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