For Pope Francis, mercy isn’t just spiritual, but is something that ought to be expressed in concrete acts of service and in sharing one’s goods with the poor, which was a key tradition during Jubilee years throughout Scripture.
Here in Mexico city the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Americas is everywhere.
The Church’s scriptures for Ash Wednesday seem to present to us a perplexing contradiction.
Forty ideas for things to do during these forty days of Lent.
Pope Francis has been busy this week meeting with the Missionaries of Mercy, holding his weekly audience, and will be jetting off to Mexico this weekend.
This Wednesday, Feb. 10, is Ash Wednesday, marking the start of the penitential season of Lent for 2016.
Missionaries of Mercy are priests given special faculties to absolve even sins reserved to the Holy See.