Tag: Forgiveness

When the unthinkable happens, one woman learns ‘evil can’t take everything’

When the unthinkable happens, one woman learns ‘evil can’t take everything’

| Liz Kelly | September 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

On that terrible snowy Sunday, Robert Fournelle entered the home, shot and killed three family dogs, his two sons, and later, himself.

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Dallas’ Bishop Burns says forgiveness in court was act of Christian love

Dallas’ Bishop Burns says forgiveness in court was act of Christian love

| October 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

A Dallas bishop said that the public forgiveness offered by the brother of a murder victim toward the person who killed him was “an incredible example of Christian love.”

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As execution looms, case for clemency hinges on an act of forgiveness

As execution looms, case for clemency hinges on an act of forgiveness

| Theresa Laurence | May 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

Don Johnson, set to be executed May 16 by the state of Tennessee for the brutal 1984 murder of his wife Connie Johnson, has several people in his corner advocating clemency for him.

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Forgiveness turns evil into good, pope tells Catholics in Geneva

Forgiveness turns evil into good, pope tells Catholics in Geneva

| June 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

At the end of a day dedicated to celebrating 70 years of an ecumenical fellowship forged by the World Council of Churches, Pope Francis turned to the region’s Catholics, reminding them of what lies at the heart of the faith.

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The Eucharist and the forgiveness of sins

The Eucharist and the forgiveness of sins

| Father Michael Van Sloun | June 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

One of the greatest blessings and least known facts about the Eucharist is that, in the reception of holy Communion, a person’s venial sins are forgiven.

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Repentant sinners need merciful confessors, not inquisitors, pope says

Repentant sinners need merciful confessors, not inquisitors, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | April 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Priests must give hope to men and women seeking forgiveness, encouraging them in their struggle away from the slippery slope of sin, Pope Francis said.

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Confessional is a place of forgiveness, not threats, pope says

Confessional is a place of forgiveness, not threats, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | February 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

Priests must be mindful that the confessional is a place where people can find forgiveness and mercy, not threats and condemnation, Pope Francis said.

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Getting to forgiveness

Getting to forgiveness

| Liz Kelly | February 20, 2018 | 1 Comment

Some years ago, a woman told a lie about me that caused some serious harm and was tremendously painful to bear. After many months had passed, out of the blue, she sent me an email, something along the lines of, “If I hurt you, I’m sorry.” We’ve all gotten these: the non-apology apology. It was, I thought, cowardly, and did very little to repair the damage that had been done.

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Pope asks forgiveness from victims of clergy sex abuse in Chile

Pope asks forgiveness from victims of clergy sex abuse in Chile

| January 16, 2018 | 4 Comments

Pope Francis, in his first formal speech in Chile, asked forgiveness from those who were sexually abused by priests.

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Forgiveness: You get what you give

Forgiveness: You get what you give

| Deacon Daniel Gannon | September 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

In our Gospel for the 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Peter asks Jesus how many times he must forgive another. Peter suggests “seven times” as an attempt on his part to be generous, surpassing the common Jewish view that forgiving the same offense just a few times was sufficient. However, Jesus responds that he must forgive not seven times but “77 times.” This response is hyperbole, a number that essentially means “without limitation.” There is no limit to God’s forgiveness, and so there should be no limit to the forgiveness we extend to others.

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Pope says he’s saddened by ‘perfect’ Catholics who despise others

Pope says he’s saddened by ‘perfect’ Catholics who despise others

| Junno Arocho Esteves | August 11, 2017 | 5 Comments

God did not choose perfect people to form his church, but rather sinners who have experienced his love and forgiveness, Pope Francis said.

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After shooting, Fresno Catholics urged to be a light to community

After shooting, Fresno Catholics urged to be a light to community

| April 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

After three men were killed April 18 in a shooting rampage in Fresno by a gunman who was captured and admitted to the shootings, the Diocese of Fresno urged the local Catholic community to “seize this moment as an opportunity to live as people of light not darkness by rejecting the temptation to hate the hater.”

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