Year of Mercy

The true door is open wide

· ​With Mass in Saint Peter’s Square the Pope concludes the Extraordinary Jubilee · The Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy solemnly concluded with the image of Pope Francis closing the heavy doors of the Vatican Basilica on Sunday morning, 20 November. However, the Pontiff emphasized that “the true door of mercy which is the heart of [...]

The Jubilee of Mercy: A Final Gift of Time to Repent Before it Is Too Late?

A group of faithful with the icon of Divine Mercy during exposition of the relics of St. Padre Pio and St. Leopold Mandic (Galazka photo) The Pope’s crusade to extend mercy to everyone on the earth who seeks it, through the ministry of the Church, comes in the era of the Divine Mercy devotion [...]

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Pope Francis Will Celebrate a Series of Jubilee of Mercy Events

The long line of pilgrims on the path dedicated to them as they move toward the entrance of St. Peter's Basilica through the Holy Door The Jubilee Year opened December 8, and continues through November 20, the Feast of Christ the King The Holy See has designated a number of special days throughout the [...]

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Homily on the Opening of the Jubilee Year of Mercy

In a few moments I will have the joy of opening the Holy Door of Mercy. We carry out this act – as I did in Bangui – so simple yet so highly symbolic, in the light of the word of God which we have just heard. That word highlights the primacy of grace. Again and [...]

Is the “Progressive” German Church a Church in Decline?

Bavarian bishops walk in procession to the Basilica of the Fourteen Holy Helpers near Bad Staffelstein, Germany (CNS photo/Daniel Karmann, EPA) On November 20, noting that only 10 percent of German Catholics attend Mass every Sunday, Pope Francis said: “One can truly speak of an erosion of the Catholic faith in Germany” Pope Francis [...]