Category: Mercy & Forgiveness

Pope to Confessors: Put People in Touch With Jesus

A good confessor is a good listener, Pope Francis said. By truly listening to the penitent during confession, “we listen to Jesus himself, poor and humble; by listening to the Holy Spirit, we put ourselves in attentive obedience, becoming listeners of the Word” in order to know what God wants to be done, he said.

Can’t Forgive Others? You Need the Holy Spirit

Forgiving those who have caused pain or offence is not easy, Pope Francis said. It is a grace that we have to ask for,” because the peace offered by Christ cannot take root in a heart that is incapable of living in fraternity with others and incapable of rebuilding those bonds after being wounded, the pope said

How to Understand Mercy

The Year of Mercy is over, but our faith’s demand for it is not. But what exactly are we to understand by mercy, asks DERRICK KOURIE. When Pope Francis speaks in Italian or his native tongue...


Mission of Mercy

BY FATHER MICHAEL AUSTIN SJ -Days before his election as pope in March 2013, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was given a book by his friend and fellow cardinal, Walter Kasper, a newly published Spanish translation...