On Hope and Forgiveness: “God is greater than our sins”

“God forgives everything; otherwise the world would not exist”: these words, spoken by an elderly Portuguese woman to Jorge Bergoglio in 1992, provided a real “lesson” at the beginning of the Holy Year of Mercy. As the Pope warned against falling into “clerical rigidity”, he suggested instead choosing without hesitation the road of hope and mercy [...]

On the Prodigal Son: “When God forgives, He forgives as a Father"

God’s forgiveness is not a court sentence granting a pardon “for lack of evidence”. It comes instead from the Father’s compassion for each person. This is precisely the mission of every priest, who must have the capacity to be moved, in order to truly enter into the life of his people. Pope Francis shared this message [...]