CONFESSION: THE SACRAMENT OF MERCY
As a child growing up, my parents took my four siblings and I to Confession periodically—usually during Advent and Lent. Looking back, I see this as a positive thing. At the time however, I dreaded it! In fact, I remember one time getting physically ill (I literally threw up) at the thought of having to go to Confession.
Why would anyone want to go tell someone—and someone,... Read More
The Spectrum of God’s Mercy: Two Lives Entwined by the Forgiveness of God
Alessandro praying before a picture of Maria
Sometimes it is hard to see the mercy of God in our own lives, or to see it in our world. It can be hard to believe that His mercy can be experienced in every situation and by every person. Perhaps few situations illustrate this truth so well as a true story of a tragedy just like many we hear of today. And I would like to offer... Read More
It was a damp morning, and as I was driving I saw through the mist someone walking on the side of the road. As I came closer I saw it was a nicely dressed woman; she was making gestures of distress and kept throwing glances behind her at the upcoming cars. For a moment I was confused because she didn’t seem to be appealing for the cars to stop—none of her gestures indicated... Read More
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