Year of Mercy

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These 61 cloistered nuns visited a prison

May 28, 2016

A group of 61 cloistered nuns from six monasteries in Santiago, Chile made an historic visit to the local Women's... Read more

Pope Francis visits the Il Chicco community in Ciampino, Italy, May 13, 2016.

Pope Francis visits home for disabled persons for the Jubilee of Mercy

May 13, 2016

On Friday afternoon Pope Francis made an surprise visit to a community in Italy which houses and cares for persons... Read more

Priests celebrate Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Denver, Jan. 17, 2105.

So, what are these 'Missionaries of Mercy' actually doing?

Mar 11, 2016

By Elise Harris

On Ash Wednesday Pope Francis commissioned more than 1,000 priests who were sent out around the world as ambassadors of... Read more

Professor Saeed Khan spoke at Cor unum convention on the 10th anniversary of "Deus caritas est" Feb. 25-26, 2016.

Is a Catholic concept of mercy at the heart of true Islam?

Feb 27, 2016

By Elise Harris

Professor Saeed Khan, an expert in Islam, has said that mercy is the core of the Muslim faith – a... Read more

Why this diocese is holding a 24 hour confess-a-thon

Feb 24, 2016

By Kevin J. Jones

Priests will be available for confession throughout a special 24-hour period in the Diocese of Bismarck to help celebrate the... Read more

Pilgrims pass through the Holy Doors of the Archbasilica of St. John Lateran in Rome, Dec. 13, 2015.

Mercy, not magic – Archdiocese of Bombay clarifies Holy Doors and the Jubilee

Jan 26, 2016

The Archdiocese of Bombay issued a clarification last week after WhatsApp users in Maharashtra were circulating a 'misleading' message which... Read more

Pope Francis goes to Confession during a penitential celebration at St. Peter's Basilica, March 28, 2014.

All the faithful can receive God's love in confession – Pope Francis

Jan 13, 2016

By Ann Schneible

God's love is offered to everyone who goes to the sacrament of confession, Pope Francis said in his new book... Read more