Tag: Corporal works of mercy

Neglected works of mercy: burying, praying for forgotten dead

Neglected works of mercy: burying, praying for forgotten dead

| Carol Glatz | October 26, 2017 | 1 Comment

When a friend’s beloved dog died, Adrian Cruz dug a grave, prepared a box, cleaned the dog and helped bury the animal in a way that helped his grieving friend mourn the loss of her pet.

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NCCW records a million-plus works of mercy during jubilee year

NCCW records a million-plus works of mercy during jubilee year

| November 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

The National Council of Catholic Women said their members have recorded more than 1 million works of mercy during the Jubilee Year of Mercy proclaimed by Pope Francis.

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‘Acts of Mercy’ series features art of Ade Bethune

‘Acts of Mercy’ series features art of Ade Bethune

| December 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

The logo of The Catholic Spirit’s Year of Mercy series depicts two people: One is reaching down to cloak the other’s shoulders, who is gazing back at the giver. It was chosen because of the way it shows “encounter,” a dominant theme of Pope Francis’ papacy, and a focal point for the Year of Mercy. When the pope speaks of building a “culture of encounter,” he is urging people to love God and others, and to engage and accompany other people, especially those on society’s edges.

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Holy year FAQ

Holy year FAQ

| December 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

For the Catholic Church, a holy year remains a time of great spiritual significance, and emphasis is placed on the examination of conscience and conversion, the forgiveness of sins, reconciliation, concrete acts of solidarity and initiatives to restore justice.

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Work of mercy: Feeding the hungry

Work of mercy: Feeding the hungry

| Father Michael Van Sloun | December 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

To feed the hungry is the first corporal work of mercy. It was given by Jesus when he spoke to his disciples about the Judgment of the Nations (Mt 25:31-46), and it stands at the top of his list.

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What are the works of mercy?

What are the works of mercy?

| Father Michael Van Sloun | December 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Works of mercy

Jesus placed an extraordinarily high value on mercy, so great, in fact, that it is the Fifth Beatitude, “Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy” (Mt 5:7).

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4 million meals for hungry kids

4 million meals for hungry kids

| October 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Church staff and leaders joined in hugely successful food-packing event in Woodbury.

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To be Catholic is to take care of the vulnerable

To be Catholic is to take care of the vulnerable

| Father Michael Byron | May 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

The first time I became smitten with cemeteries was while I was an undergraduate at St. John’s University in Collegeville. There on a gorgeous sloped hill to the west of the lake was the cemetery where the monks had been buried for generations, marked with simple gray granite stones. I found it a marvelous place of bringing life back to earth.

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