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How to Be a Merciful Father

The theme for the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy is “Merciful like the Father.” What does this mean in particular for the father of a family? Lent is a good time to reflect on this as it is a time for mercy. “Do you not realize that God’s kindness is meant to lead you to repentance?” (Rom 2:4). We reflect on God’s merciful kindn...

09 09 2016

Shedding Light on Dark Legends: The Inquisition as a Spiritual Work of Mercy

Critics of the Inquisition normally claim the Inquisition was an intolerant, unmerciful organization.  In light of the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy called by Pope Francis, it might help to address how the Inquisition expressed mercy rather than suppressing it. We must first recall two essential truths of mercy.  First, mercy is essentia...

05 08 2016

Stations of the Cross of Mercy for Men

Begin each station by genuflecting and saying, “We adore You, O Christ, and we praise You. For by Your Holy Cross You have redeemed the world.” Then pray the following meditations at each station: I: Jesus is Condemned to Death You stand in my place, Lord. Condemned for my sins. Most merciful Jesus, Mercy Himself, You are sentenced to dea...

03 18 2016

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