Holy Year of Mercy


In crime-plagued periphery, pope preaches conversion
Feb 15 2016
Pope Francis began his travels to Mexico's "peripheries" by visiting a settlement known as a hunting ground for forced prostitution and drug trade.

Pope makes long-awaited visit to Our Lady of Guadalupe
Feb 15 2016
Pope Francis fulfilled his much-desired wish to pray in silence before the miraculous image of Our Lady of Guadalupe

During Lent, Dundalk parish helps believers live the works of mercy
Feb 09 2016
“It’s the Year of Mercy,” Father Murphy said. “We’re trying to be a little more focused about practicing the corporal and spiritual works of mercy.”

Open God’s heart with prayer, pope tells Padre Pio Prayer Groups
Feb 08 2016
Praying is not like taking an aspirin, something one does just to feel a little better, Pope Francis said.

More than 1,000 missionaries of mercy will serve during jubilee
Jan 29 2016
More than 1,000 "missionaries of mercy" from all over the world will receive a special mandate from Pope Francis to preach and teach about God's mercy, said Archbishop Rino Fisichella.

Finding healing after an abortion in the Archdiocese of Baltimore
Jan 21 2016
To help with the trauma of abortion, the Catholic Church offers healing and ministry of presence.

Vatican to care for homeless woman who gave birth outside of St. Peter's
Jan 20 2016
A homeless woman was offered a place to stay at a Vatican women's shelter after she gave birth to a baby girl near St. Peter's Square.

Four Western Maryland churches unite to form Divine Mercy Parish
Jan 19 2016
The Archdiocese of Baltimore has announced the formation of a new parish in Western Maryland.

Faithfulness in mercy is God’s way of being, pope says
Jan 13 2016
God’s mercy is constant and limitless; he is faithful in his mercy for his children, even when they are unfaithful, Pope Francis said.

Away in a manger: Pope makes secret stop at Nativity scene's birthplace
Jan 05 2016
Pope Francis made a surprise visit to the place where his namesake, St. Francis of Assisi, created the world's first Nativity scene.