Category Archive: Respect

Choosing to accept what may be perceived as different without passing judgement.

Jan 18

Pope Francis & Interfaith Dialogue

I trust that this Jubilee year celebrating the mercy of God will foster an encounter with… other noble religious traditions; may it open us to even more fervent dialogue so that we might know and understand one another better; may it eliminate every form of closed-mindedness and disrespect, and drive out every form of violence …

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Dec 10

Mercy Minute 2: Brothers And Sisters in Mercy

  “There is an aspect of mercy that goes beyond the confines of the Church. It relates us to Judaism and Islam, both of which consider mercy to be one of God’s most important attributes.” Pope Francis, Misericordiae Vultus The Jubilee Year of Mercy has officially begun and it is now time to settle into …

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Dec 10


Mercy Minute

“We need constantly to contemplate the mystery of mercy. It is a wellspring of joy, serenity and peace. Our salvation depends on it.” – Pope Francis    This edition of Mercy Minute is the first in a series of posts which is meant as an invitation for our Mercy community to contemplate the meaning of …

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Dec 12

Christmas at GCU

SALT Team Christmas

Technically, it is still Advent.  But since the academic schedule gives our GCU community a break for Christmas, we celebrate on campus a bit early.  Campus Ministry hosted another successful Christmas Tree Blessing and Lighting on the 4th.  Our SALT Team held a Christmas Party here at the Gatekeeper’s Lodge on Tuesday.  Just a few …

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Aug 22

Divine Spirit Prayer


I’ve had a few requests for the Prayer of Blessing that I offered at the  New Student Induction Ceremony on August 21, 2014.  It goes with my last post.   Here it is: McAuley Quote that inspired the prayer: “May God bless and animate you with His own divine spirit, that you may prove it is Jesus Christ you …

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