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Homeless children on the street in Manila, Philippines Jan. 18, 2015.

Francis: Sex workers, abandoned children are a result of our indifference

Sep 17, 2015

By Elise Harris

On Thursday Pope Francis said that abandoned children and exploited sex workers forced to live on the street are a... Read more

Oklahoma City National Memorial.

Twenty years after bombing, Oklahoma City archbishop calls for mercy to temper justice

Apr 20, 2015

As the Oklahoma City community continues to heal two decades after the horrific bombing that claimed the lives of 168... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI, May 11, 2010.

On 88th birthday, Benedict XVI lauded for emphasis on mercy

Apr 16, 2015

By Elise Harris

The Vatican official charged with organizing the upcoming Jubilee for Mercy says the topic was the “heart” of Benedict XVI’s... Read more

Pope Francis venerates the cross on Good Friday 2015.

Pope Francis: Now is the time for mercy

Apr 11, 2015

By Ann Schneible

In a world marked by suffering and fierce persecution – especially of Christians – now “is the time for mercy,”... Read more

Bishop James Conley confirms men at the Nebraska State Penitentiary March 31.

Be 'saints of this prison,' Bishop Conley tells inmates at Confirmation

Apr 1, 2015

On Tuesday of Holy Week, Bishop James Conley of Lincoln offered Mass and confirmed four inmates at the Nebraska State... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square before his general audience on April 16, 2014.

Pope Francis declares Holy Year for Mercy

Mar 13, 2015

By Elise Harris

During his homily for a Lenten penitential service, Pope Francis announced an extraordinary Jubilee to start at the end of... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday General Audience June 4, 2014.

Pope Francis: We can't fool Jesus

Mar 9, 2015

Christians cannot hide their lives from Jesus, Pope Francis has said. Instead, they must recognize their sins and trust in... Read more

Mary Eberstadt speaks at Bonfils Hall in Denver, Feb 11, 2013.

How the Church can rebuild from the ashes of the sexual revolution

Nov 18, 2014

By Matt Hadro

Faced with a destructive “new intolerance,” the greatest Christian witnesses could be the very victims of the sexual revolution that... Read more

'The right to forget': sins are left behind in the confessional

Nov 17, 2014

Speaking about the “right to forget” sins after confessing them, a Vatican official stressed that God’s mercy truly frees us... Read more

Pope Francis preaches during a Penitential service at St. Peter's Basilica, March 28, 2014.

Be open to the light of Christ, encourages Pope

Mar 30, 2014

During his Sunday Angelus message, Pope Francis urged the faithful to open themselves to the light of Christ and not... Read more

Pope Francis greets bishops during his general audience on Sept. 25, 2013

Church is 'depository' of God’s forgiveness, Pope says

Nov 20, 2013

By Elise Harris

In his weekly general audience, Pope Francis spoke about the power Jesus gave the apostles to forgive sins in his... Read more


Brother of murdered man cites faith, forgives killer

Sep 18, 2013

Pointing to his faith in Christ and reliance on the mercy of God, a man in Argentina has voiced public... Read more

Pope Francis rides through St. Peter's Square after Mass on April 28, 2013.

Forgiveness is the 'joy of God,' Pope says

Sep 15, 2013

In his Sunday Angelus, the Holy Father said the “joy of God” is ultimately found in pardoning another for his... Read more


Mass for Chavez in Rome described as act of Christian love

Mar 14, 2013

A Venezuelan priest who concelebrated a Mass in Rome for the repose of the soul of President Hugo Chavez said... Read more


Priest, 80, forgives attackers after brutal beating

Jan 23, 2013

An elderly priest in Venezuela has said that he is willing to forgive the men who violently attacked him at... Read more