Forgiveness

Thumbnail bishop james d conley prays at installation mass outside of risen christ cathedral in lincoln neb on nov 20 2012 credit seth demoor cna 10 12 15 After break-in, Bishop Conley prays for burglar's conversion

When Bishop James Conley's residence in Lincoln, Nebraska was invaded and burglarized this weekend, he offered a message of forgiveness and called...

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In the Roman Catholic culture within which I grew up, we were taught to pray for a happy death. For many Catholics at the time, this was a standard...

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Thumbnail missionary of mercy cna A Missionary of Mercy’s advice for priests after Jubilee

Rome, Italy, Nov 19, 2016 / 04:04 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Having spent the Holy Year fulfilling his mandate as one of Pope Francis’ Missionaries of...

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Thumbnail pope francis arrives in st peters square for the general audience sept 21 2016 credit daniel ibez cna Being 'merciful like the Father' isn't a slogan – it's a way of life, Pope says

Vatican City, Sep 21, 2016 / 08:34 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Wednesday Pope Francis reflected on the theme of Jubilee of Mercy “Merciful like the...

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Lew Wallace’s nineteenth century novel, Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ, inspired two silent movies in the early decades of the twentieth century and...

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In his daily homily Pope Francis focused on how Jesus heals our sin with the Cross, and emphasizing that Christianity is not merely following a...

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Thumbnail pope francis receives a cross made by an inmate at the cereso n 3 prison in ciudad juarez mexico feb 17 2016 credit losservatore romano cna During jubilee for prisoners, Pope tells inmates not to lose hope

Vatican City, Nov 6, 2016 / 03:23 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Sunday Pope Francis held a special Mass held for prisoners inside St. Peter’s Basilica,...

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Thumbnail prodigal son Embittered moralizing

One of the dangers inherent in trying to live out a life of Christian fidelity is that we are prone to become embittered moralizers, older brothers...

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Thumbnail lit candle at the memorial for orlando at st patricks catholic church in rome alexeygotovskiy cna cna 6 16 16 Family of Facebook murder victim: We forgive the killer

Cleveland, Ohio, Apr 18, 2017 / 03:28 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Mourning family members of a Cleveland man whose murder on Easter Sunday was posted...

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Thumbnail millennials maria goretti Forgiveness

The relics of St. Maria Goretti were within walking distance of my house during their U.S. tour. Without thinking much about her, her life, or her...

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Thumbnail pope francis with a family on june 14 2015 in st peters square credit   losservatore romano cna 6 14 15 Forgiveness in family has power to rebuild society, Pope says

Delivering his Wednesday general audience address a little more than a week after the close of the Synod on the Family, Pope Francis spoke on the...

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Thumbnail 20170815t1241 0066 cns virginia protests 'Forgive them' – powerful words from father of Charlottesville victim

After recent violence in Charlottesville, Virginia involving white supremacy groups and counter-protesters, the father of the woman who was killed...

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Thumbnail inside the kigali genocide memorial center credit trocaire via flickr cc by 20 cna 'Forgive us' – Rwandan bishops on Catholic role in genocide

Kigali, Rwanda, Nov 21, 2016 / 03:10 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Catholic bishops of Rwanda have apologized for Christians' role in the deadly 1994...

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Thumbnail pope francis meets with former prostitutes assisted by the pope john xxiii community in rome aug 12 2016 credit losservatore romano cna God’s mercy overcomes human desperation, Pope Francis says

Vatican City, Sep 28, 2016 / 04:34 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Wednesday Pope Francis said that Jesus’ salvific mission reaches its culmination on the...

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Thumbnail iraqi woman with rosary credit elise harris cna 1 'Have mercy on ISIS': The shocking prayer of a young Iraqi

Krakow, Poland, Dec 16, 2016 / 04:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- (Editor's note: This article includes explicit descriptions of violence. Reader...

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Thumbnail screenshot He was a runner for the Japanese mafia. Now he's a Catholic priest.

Stockbridge, Massachusetts, Oct 15, 2016 / 04:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Fr. Donald Calloway could give St. Augustine a run for his money, in terms of...

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Thumbnail carlos 1 How Pope Francis changed the life of a California teen inmate

When a juvenile inmate in a California prison wrote to Pope Francis, he did not expect a response. But he received one, in the form a Jan. 21...

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Thumbnail pope francis speaks to journalists on his way back from strasbourg nov 25 2014 credit alan holdren cna I can forgive an abuser, but understand those who can't, Pope says

In his wide-ranging press briefing en route from the United States to Rome, Pope Francis spoke on the difficult subject of forgiving priests who...

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