|Year of Mercy

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The Jubilee of Mercy … From Bishop Guillory (pdf)

Memo from Pope Francis (pdf)

Prayer for the Jubilee Year of Mercy (pdf)

Scriptures from Misericordiae Vultus on Mercy (pdf)

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Church leaders hail document’s mercy but caution against hurried reading

By Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Church leaders from around the world hailed the tone of mercy in Pope Francis' apostolic exhortation, "Amoris Laetitia" ("The Joy of Love"), but cautioned against a hurried reading [...]

By | April 8th, 2016|Categories: English, ETC Online, Local, This Just In, Year of Mercy|0 Comments

The value of mercy

Divine Mercy Sunday was celebrated April 3 around the world in recognition of the blessings and mercy one receives from the Lord. At the noon Mass at St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica, Beaumont, Msgr. Jeremiah McGrath related [...]

By | April 3rd, 2016|Categories: English, ETC Online, Local, This Just In, Year of Mercy|0 Comments

Encuentro de los Obispos de la Iglesia Católica de América 2016 concluye reconociendo “la necesidad urgente de una vivencia práctica de la misericordia”

WASHINGTON — Más de doce obispos en representación de la Iglesia Católica en Canadá, América Latina y los Estados Unidos concluyeron el 25 de febrero, tres días de oración y diálogo con motivo del 38º [...]

By | February 25th, 2016|Categories: espanol, ETC Online, Spanish, This Just In, USCCB, Year of Mercy|0 Comments

2016 Meeting of the Bishops of the Catholic Church in America Concludes with a Sense of ‘Urgency to Make Mercy Practical’

WASHINGTON — Fourteen bishops representing the Catholic Church in Canada, Latin America and the United States concluded three days of prayer and dialogue at the 38th Meeting of the Bishops of the Church in America, [...]

By | February 25th, 2016|Categories: English, ETC Online, This Just In, USCCB, Year of Mercy|0 Comments

Pope: Live your faith during Lent, perform works of mercy

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Lent is a time of conversion and a time to deepen one's faith, demonstrating and sharing it through the corporal and spiritual works of mercy, [...]

By | January 26th, 2016|Categories: CNS, English, This Just In, Year of Mercy|0 Comments

Bishop Guillory opens Holy Door, Kicks Off Jubilee Year of Mercy

Bishop Curtis J. Guillory, S.V.D., opened the Holy Door of God’s Mercy Sunday, Dec. 13 at St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica in Beaumont during a special Pontifical Mass echoing the Pope’s action in the Cathedral of [...]

By | December 14th, 2015|Categories: English, ETC Online, This Just In, Year of Mercy|0 Comments

Pope Francis: The church needs this Holy Year of Mercy

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Catholic Church needs the extraordinary Holy Year to become an effective witness of God’s divine mercy, Pope Francis said. “The jubilee is a favorable time for all of us, so that in contemplating divine mercy, which surpasses every human limitation and shines in the darkness of sin, we may become more convinced and effective witnesses,” the pope said Dec. 9 during his weekly general audience. […]

By | December 9th, 2015|Categories: CNS, English, This Just In, Year of Mercy|0 Comments

Holy Year is a reminder to put mercy before judgment, pope says

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — On a cloudy, damp morning, Pope Francis’ voice echoed in the atrium of St. Peter’s Basilica: “Open the gates of justice.” With five strong thrusts, the pope pushed open the Holy Door, a symbol of God’s justice, which he said will always be exercised “in the light of his mercy.” The rite of the opening of the Holy Door was preceded by a Mass with 70,000 pilgrims packed in St. Peter’s Square Dec. 8, the feast of the Immaculate Conception and the beginning of the extraordinary Holy Year of Mercy. […]

By | December 8th, 2015|Categories: CNS, English, This Just In, Year of Mercy|0 Comments
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