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The quality of mercy

DERMOT ROANTREE :: Pope Francis's efforts to bring a neglected theme – in this case mercy – to bear on the life of the Church is fully in keeping with normal traditions of development.

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Divining the future at GC36

John Guiney SJ says the last three days have been intense for the Jesuit delegates in Rome to elect their new leader

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A Lutheran take on mercy

Lutheran Amanda Berg endorses Pope Francis' message of mercy offers her own views on mercy and grace.

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‘Amoris Laetitia’ – putting the pastoral first

DERMOT ROANTREE :: The moral approach advocated in 'Amoris Laetitia' is about putting God's mercy first in all pastoral situations, not (as some have claimed) about accommodating the sexual revolution.

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Pope Francis on the family – a view from Rome

According to Dr Gerry Whelan SJ, the Pope's document on the family, Amoris Laetitia ('The Joy of Love'), is hugely significant – more than a superficial reading would let one know.

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Be merciful, just as your father is merciful

GERRY CLARKE SJ :: Pope Francis has put it very simply: “The Church is not in the world to condemn, but to make possible an encounter with the visceral love that is God’s mercy.”

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The Russian face of mercy

TOM CASEY SJ :: A reflection on the Russian face of mercy with the inspiration of poet Anna Akhmatova, on the eve of Francis, Bishop of Rome, meeting with Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia in Havana, Cuba.

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Moyross Jesuit ‘mercy envoy’ for Pope

Moyross Parish Priest Fr Tony O’Riordan SJ is one of seven hundred priests from around the world chosen by Pope Francis to play a special role in the Holy Year of Mercy

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God’s abundant mercy

GAVIN T. MURPHY :: It is never too late to receive God’s unlimited forgiveness, no matter how wayward we have been. All it takes is an acknowledgement of our humanity, for our cracks to be filled with God’s light.

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Change we can believe in: The difference mercy makes

DERMOT ROANTREE :: It is the conservative critics of Pope Francis, not those who favoured the Kasper proposal at the recent Synod on the Family, who need to account for their position.

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