Holy Year of Mercy


Pope's last 'Mercy Friday' visit is with former priests, their families
Nov 13 2016
The Vatican said the visit was a sign that God loves and is merciful to everyone experiencing difficulty.

Forgive us for looking the other way, pope tells homeless people
Nov 13 2016
“I ask your forgiveness if I have ever offended you with my words or for not having said something that I should have,” the pope said.

Bel Air parishioners wield hammers in work of mercy
Nov 02 2016
In less than two hours, the carpenters assembled all the exterior wall panels for the second floor of a single-family home to be built in Elkton.

Frederick County youths practice corporal works at New Cathedral Cemetery
Oct 31 2016
“I could be playing video games right now,” said Chris Kennedy, “but I chose to come down here because it’s the right thing to do.”

Women’s conference at Mount draws hundreds to bear ‘Witness of Mercy’
Oct 10 2016
“(Mercy is) not just something we do for a year,” the archbishop said. “It really affects how we live our faith going forward.”

Pope: Christians can't ignore suffering and have a clear conscience
Sep 03 2016
"I will never tire of saying that the mercy of God is not some beautiful idea but rather a concrete action," Pope Francis said.

Unlocking forgiveness: Vatican tribunal promotes pardon
Aug 22 2016
The Apostolic Penitentiary has nothing to do with a jail cell and everything to do with God’s mercy.

Don't tuck life away, take risks, pope tells young people at closing Mass of World Youth Day
Jul 31 2016
Take risks and do not let life's obstacles get in the way of encountering the true joy and life that Jesus can give, Pope Francis said.

'Go out,' keep writing Gospel of mercy, pope tells clergy, religious
Jul 30 2016
Pope celebrates Mass with Polish religious at St. John Paul II Shrine in Krakow suburb.

Ignore the church schedule and serve the people, pope tells deacons
May 30 2016
Deacons are called to be servants who set aside their own self-serving plans and are generous with their lives, Pope Francis said.