Learning to Float in the Ocean of Mercy

Learning to Float in the Ocean of Mercy

It was only 10:30 a.m., but the summer sun had already made walking barefoot across the cement pool deck a bit of a tip-toed hustle.  A row of proud parents, grateful for a gentle breeze as they sat huddled under their umbrellas, chattered amiably with each other. ...
Uncovering Human Dignity with Mercy

Uncovering Human Dignity with Mercy

On April 11, 2015, Pope Francis declared a Jubilee Year of Mercy. In the bull, Misericordiae Vultus, Pope Francis says that the Holy Year is “dedicated to living out in our daily lives the mercy which God constantly extends to all of us.” Mercy, being so abstract, can...
Mercy on the MOVE

Mercy on the MOVE

Jubilee Year of MercyFor several weeks I have been pondering an unusual little phrase that I came across in Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation ‘The Joy of the Gospel.’ The words just jumped off the page. He writes,“Christian triumph is always a cross, yet a cross...