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Mercy notes: Mercy in Spirituality

Last edited 29th January 2016

The experience of God's mercy is a fundamental part of our Christian faith. It is the belief that Jesus Christ our judge is, before that, our merciful liberator. Christianity proclaims that Christ died on the cross and rose from the dead so we could be absolved from the consequences of our sin – the ultimate merciful act: ‘Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends’ (John 15:13). The three great Abrahamic faiths (Judaism, Christianity and Islam) share this central belief: that a moral and authoritative God chooses mercy over punishment. Ancient Judaism sacrificed animals to obtain mercy. In Islam’s annual pilgrimage to Mecca, the high point is wuquf, when pilgrims stand on the Mount of Mercy at Arafat and seek absolution for sin.

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The Francis Minute: The Recipe for a Happy Family

Last edited 28th January 2016

Trusting and hoping in the Lord is not always easy. Listening to the words of Pope Francis about Mary's attitude at the Wedding Feast of Cana, we can find inspiration to live as she did. This is a beautiful catechesis for the family. We invite you to enjoy this animation produced by Catholic-Link.org.

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Who is worthy of God's mercy? - Pope Francis Minute Ep. 2

Last edited 28th January 2016

The second episode of our series, the "Pope Francis Minute." Inspired in the words of Pope Francis and the newly built facilities for Rome's homeless, today's episode deals with the power and necessity of God's mercy in our lives.

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Pope Francis Minute Explains: The Year of Mercy

Last edited 28th January 2016

While we hope that each and every one of you will take the time to read and reflect on his recent bull, Misericordiae Vultus, today’s video will give you a good idea about what the Jubilee is all about and how to live it. We invite you to read Pope Francis' Misericordiae Vultus: https://goo.gl/o7oYJC

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Pope Francis: May Warring Siblings Forgive Each Other During the Year of Mercy

Last edited 27th January 2016

The weekly general audience has returned to St. Peter's Square, where thousands of pilgrims can show their affection for Pope Francis. He returned to his catechesis on mercy with a message for families who may be fighting amongst themselves.

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Open the Doors of Mercy this Lent 2016 - Promo Video for the Xt3 Lent Calendar App

Last edited 25th January 2016

We hope you enjoy the promotional video for the Xt3 Lent Calendar App 2016 which features the song from Emmanuel Worship titled "Above the Broken" which can be purchased here.

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15 Simple Acts of Charity that We Frequently Forget

Last edited 19th January 2016

Easter has come and gone and as we rejoice in and live out the words of Pope Francis, Catholic Link have assembled a list of simple acts of charity. They might seem small, but in reality they are true, concrete manifestations of God’s love. A heart conformed to God cannot remain permanently indifferent towards others. Do not cut the world off from your smile, your laughter, and the hope of God that is in you! The world needs it.

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What Do We Know About Our Lady of Mercy?

Last edited 18th January 2016

Pope Francis has placed the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy under the protection of Our Lady of Mercy, who is venerated under that title in Savona, Italy.

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Pope Makes Private Year of Mercy Visit to Care Homes

Last edited 17th January 2016

Pope Francis has made an unannounced, “private” visit to a retirement home and a home for people in a persistent vegetative state as part of his personal observance of the Year of Mercy.

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An Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy with Fr. Matthew Guckin

Last edited 15th January 2016

The Gospels are filled with stories that tell of Christ’s mercy toward others, but have you ever thought of how the Nativity of Christ may be the greatest act of mercy in the Gospels?

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