Tag: Mercy

Pope Francis: homily with announcement of Year of Mercy Vatican Radio

When Pope Francis began to literally harp on tenderness and mercy, I didn’t quite appreciate or understand the significance of what he was saying. Now, I am beginning to understand in a deeper and more profound way the Heart of Jesus, and to appreciate more meaningfully Christian Discipleship.

Pope Francis: homily with announcement of Year of Mercy Vatican Radio.

The Economy of Grace by Richard Rohr

Switching to an “economy of grace” from our usual “economy of merit” is very hard for humans, very hard indeed. We naturally base almost everything in human culture on achievement, performance, accomplishment, payment, exchange value, appearance, or worthiness of some sort—it can be called “meritocracy” (the rule of merit). Read full Version this daily meditation by Fr. Richard Rohr: Meditation


At the recent LA Religious Education Congress, John Allen did a presentation.

He said that that Pope Francis tends to focus on the pastoral, rather than the doctrinal or canonical. He named three pillars of the Francis Papacy:

1) Leadership as Service

2) A Missionary Church

3) Mercy as the Cornerstone

See Presentation:

The Path of Pope Francis

Pope Francis has brought a breath of fresh air to the world’s discourse on all things divine. For those seeking meaning and belonging, he’s repeated the gospel invitation, “Come all you who are weary and I will give you rest.” For those seeking peace and justice, he’s walked the talk by eating and celebrating with people who are homeless and in prison. For those seeking acceptance without moralizing, he’s uttered the words to define a generation, “Who am I to judge?” Read more: Beware of Pope Francis | OnFaith