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Tag Archives: Year of Mercy

Don’t Be a Super Bowl Catholic

You probably know that there is a really, really big football game coming up on Sunday. You might even be able to identify the teams playing, the starting quarterbacks, or the head coaches. If you’re really into it, you’ll know which team’s defense is better statistically, the top rusher on Read More

Opening Holy Doors of Charity

By Monsignor Jack Schuler | Director of Mission Integration, Catholic Charities of St. Louis On December 8th Pope Francis officially inaugurated the Jubilee Holy Year of Mercy. Normally, Jubilee Years are held every 25 years but the Holy Father has proclaimed an “Extraordinary Jubilee” or Holy Year of Mercy. The year officially began when Read More

Mercy and the Holy Family

On this day of Christmas, my True Lord gave to me—the Feast of the Holy Family! Not only is today the annual celebration of this special day honoring Jesus, Mary, and Joseph as the exemplary “domestic church,” the church of the home, but this year, the Jubilee Year of Mercy, Read More

Bp. Rice: Homily to Open Year of Mercy

The following is the prepared text of a homily delivered by Bishop Rice on Sunday, December 13, 2015.  Prior to Mass, Bishop Rice opened the center doors of the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis in a special ceremony to mark the beginning of the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy in Read More

Season of Advent, Year of Mercy

Maranatha! Come, Lord Jesus!  Kyrie Eleison! Lord, Have Mercy! We have endured news of so much violence and hate in recent weeks, near and far, with the presence of terrorism lurking here on the home-front. All this is happening as we Catholics experience our annual encounter with the Church’s Season Read More

Hope And Mercy Beyond A Single Year

By Stephanie To | Respect Life Apostolate “Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.” Matt. 5:6 Tuesday, September 1, brought us the ninth video from Center for Medical Progress, this time revealing a decade-long relationship between some Planned Parenthood affiliates with tissue procurement companies and more revelations about Read More