Video. (Rome Reports). During the general audience the Pope explained the parable of the prodigal son. He said the logic of God and men is not the same. The young son of the parable thinks he will be punished for his sins, while the older [...]
Tags: Forgiveness, prodigal son, mercy
The Pope is giving some special audiences for the Year of Mercy. On April 30, he recalled that the “Jubilee of Mercy is a favorable time for everyone to discover the need for the tenderness and closeness of God our Father, and for turning back [...]
Tags: Joy, Love of God, Sacraments, Forgiveness, prodigal son, mercy
In The Way St Josemaria wrote “Force yourself, if necessary, always to forgive those who offend you, from the very first moment. For the greatest injury or offence that you can suffer from them is as nothing compared with what God has pardoned you” (no. [...]
Video. (Rome Reports). In our continuing catechesis for this Holy Year of Mercy, we now conclude our treatment of the Old Testament with a consideration of Psalm 51, the Miserere.
This Psalm is traditionally seen as King David’s prayer for forgiveness following his sin with [...]
Tags: Faithfulness, God, Penance, Forgiveness, Pope Francis
Video. (Rome Reports). In his catechesis, he reflected on how the Bible shows that God corrects with mercy, and never gets tired of forgiving, no matter how serious the sin.
"God speaks lovingly to the conscience of his children so that they repent [...]
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Video (Rome Reports). During his catechesis, the Pope explained some of the Jubilee of Mercy's most important symbols. One of them is walking through the Holy Door. It symbolizes when Jesus said in the Gospel that He is the door to salvation. Walking through it, [...]
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Video (Rome Reports). During his general audience, Pope Francis encouraged families to confront the root of many of their problems: an unwillingness to forgive. He warned that conflicts will always arise, but it's also possible to forgive them.
"Every day we wound others in some way [...]
Tags: family, Forgiveness, Pope Francis, Synod on the Family
Pope Francis celebrated Mass on All Saints Day in Rome's biggest municipal cemetery, Campo Verano. The cemetery is located in a part of Rome that tourists don't often visit, so attendees mostly came from different Roman neighborhoods.
In his homily, Pope Francis reflected on the Beatitudes [...]
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“Please,” “Thank you,” “I’m sorry.” Pope Francis teaches that although these words are easier to say than to mean, they are absolutely necessary. They are part of good manners, meaning respect and the desire for the good of the other, not hypocrisy or pretence.
“If a [...]
Tags: Friendship, Freedom, Marriage, Love, family, Forgiveness, Josemaria Escriva, Pope Francis