The Church of Mercy encourages each of us to ignite the flame within to help share the light of Christ and revitalize the Church.
Author: Pope Francis
Publisher: Loyola Press
"A magnificent book, bursting with profound spiritual insights, from a man who has quickly become one of the greatest spiritual teachers of our time." --James Martin, SJ, author of Jesus: A Pilgrimage In the year since he was elected, Pope Francis’s simple message of mercy, service, and renewal has spread to every corner of the world. Through his gentle demeanor, selfless actions, and welcoming call for service to others, Pope Francis has captured the attention of a world longing for an authentic message of hope—we want to hear what he has to say. Collected from Pope Francis’s speeches, homilies, and papers presented during the first year of his papacy, The Church of Mercy is the first Vatican-authorized book detailing his vision for the Catholic Church. From how to be citizens of the world to answering God’s call for evangelization, Pope Francis's deep wisdom reminds us that the Church must move beyond its own walls and joyfully bring God's mercy wherever suffering, division, or injustice exists. Named TIME Magazine’s 2013 “Person of the Year,” Pope Francis is helping the Church continue toward an authentic Christianity that is faithful to the Gospel and resonant with the world’s greatest needs. The Church of Mercy encourages each of us to ignite the flame within to help share the light of Christ and revitalize the Church.
Author: Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New EvangelizationPublish On: 2015-10-15
Mercy in the Fathers of the Church includes an in-depth look at St Augustine, the Preacher of Mercy, and an anthology of passages from Church Fathers including St. Maximum, St Cyril, St. John Chrysostom, St. Ambrose, St. Basil, St. Polycarp ...
Author: Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization
Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor
This book is one in a series of eight, promulgated by the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization, which are the official catechetical resources for the Jubilee Year of Mercy (December 8, 2015 - November 20, 2016). Pope Francis will be speaking on these themes in his weekly catechesis throughout the year. ""At time we are called to gaze even more attentively on mercy so that we may become a more effective sign of the Father's action in our lives."" -- Pope Francis The Year of Mercy book series includes the following books: Year of Mercy Book Package (All 8 books, ID# T1743) Celebrating Mercy - Pastoral Resources for Living the Jubilee (ID# T1735) The Psalms of Mercy - Pastoral Resources Living the Jubilee (ID# T1736) The Parables of Mercy - Pastoral Resources Living the Jubilee (ID# T1737) Mercy in the Fathers - Pastoral Resources Living the Jubilee (ID# T1738) The Saints in Mercy - Pastoral Resources Living the Jubilee (ID# T1739) Mercy in Teaching of Popes - Pastoral Resource Living Jubilee (ID# T1740) Corporal Spiritual Works - Pastoral Resource Living Jubileeving Jubilee (ID# T1741) Confession: The Sacrament of Mercy - Pastoral Resource Living Jubilee (ID# T1742)
He always remembers His mercy, and always comes to the help of Israel, His
Servant, and through Israel to the help of all ... Mary is the sign of this same mercy
which is going to be extended to all the world in Christ and His Body, the Church.
In this retypeset edition, he deals perceptively with thorny issues, such as balancing the cost of meeting needs with the limits of time and resources, giving material aid versus teaching responsibility, meeting needs within the church ...
Author: Timothy J. Keller
Why would someone risk his safety, upend his schedule, deplete his bank balance, and become dirty and bloody to help a person of another race and social class? And why would Jesus tell us, "Go and do likewise"? The Good Samaritan didn't ignore the battered man on the Jericho road. Like him, we're aware of people in need around us-the widow next door, the family strapped with medical bills, the homeless man outside our church. God calls us to help them, whether they need shelter, assistance, medical care, or just friendship. Tim Keller shows that caring for these people is the job of every believer, as fundamental to Christian living as evangelism, discipleship, and worship. But he doesn't stop there. He shows how we can carry out this vital ministry as individuals, families, and churches. Join Keller as he explores the biblical way to participate in compassion ministries. In this retypeset edition, he deals perceptively with thorny issues, such as balancing the cost of meeting needs with the limits of time and resources, giving material aid versus teaching responsibility, meeting needs within the church versus outside the church, and more. Book jacket.
the world and the need to train workers for themselves and others , June , 1931 ,
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Author: Catholic Church. Pope (1978-2005 : John Paul II)Publish On: 1980-12
THE PRAYER OF THE CHURCH IN OUR TIMES 15. The Church Appeals to the Mercy of God The Church proclaims the truth of God's mercy revealed in the
crucified and risen Christ , and she professes it in various ways . Furthermore ,
Author: Catholic Church. Pope (1978-2005 : John Paul II)
Centering on the theme of mercy, John Paul II hopes to underline this strongest attribute of God, especially in the modern age. He continues his discussion of world problems that was first began in Redeemer of Man, teaching that love informed by God's mercy is the only response to these situations. He appeals to the world's population to turn to the mercy of the Father, and to find in God's love a refuge from the impersonal, technologically-driven world we live in.
Lord , have mercy upon us . This is a Translation of the ancient Versicle , “ Kyrie
eleeson , ” which , though a Greek expression , was constantly used untranslated
in the Latin Church . Some of the Latins and modern Greeks had a superstitious ...
Author: Thomas Pruen
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As an internationally gifted speaker and author, David Bennett explains how God uses believers with the Gift of Mercy to benefit the Body of Christ.
Author: David Bennett
Publisher: WestBow Press
As an internationally gifted speaker and author, David Bennett explains how God uses believers with the Gift of Mercy to benefit the Body of Christ. Using Biblical characters, great historical men of faith, and contemporary real-life people, David opens the heart and soul of Christians spiritually endowed with the Motivational Gift of Mercy. Beginning with Scripture, David defines and demonstrates the Gift of Mercy as it plays out in real life Christianity. Gleaning from the personal lives of past and present saints, David details how the believer with this Gift can be characterized, identified, motivated, and used in the Church of Jesus Christ today. David believes that for the body of Christ to function successfully each member must recognize his divine purpose and function for the health and growth of the body, and carry out his intended objectives and responsibilities in the power of the Spirit.
In this motivational and highly practical book, Timothy Keller shows how caring for those in need is the duty of every believer – as fundamental to Christian living as evangelism, discipleship and worship.
Author: Timothy Keller
In this motivational and highly practical book, Timothy Keller shows how caring for those in need is the duty of every believer – as fundamental to Christian living as evangelism, discipleship and worship. But he doesn’t stop there. He sets out an array of tried-and-tested measures that will encourage and equip Christians of all persuasions to become more committed and more effective in carrying out this vital ministry. Contents Prologue: The One Who Showed Mercy PART 1: PRINCIPLES 1. The Call to Mercy 2. The Character of Mercy 3. The Motivation for Mercy 4. Giving and Keeping: A Balanced Lifestyle 5. Church and World: A Balanced Focus 6. Conditional and Unconditional: A Balanced Judgment 7. Word and Deed: A Balanced Testimony PART 2: PRACTICE 8. Getting Started 9. Preparing the Church 10. Mobilizing the Church 11. Expanding Your Vision 12. Managing Your Ministry 13. Mercy Ministry and Church Growth 14. Meeting Needs
Both a constructive practical theology and a critical commentary on Barth's theology in Church Dogmatics, this work explains the place and meaning of interpersonal forgiveness in Christ's ongoing ministry of reconciliation.
Author: Jon Coutts
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Combining systematic and pastoral theology, Jon Coutts explores what it means to forgive and reconcile in the context of the Christ-confessing community. Both a constructive practical theology and a critical commentary on Barth's theology in Church Dogmatics, this work explains the place and meaning of interpersonal forgiveness in Christ's ongoing ministry of reconciliation.
. The pope has an easy conversational style that moves effortlessly between folksy sayings and erudite allusions, between common-sense logic and impassioned philosophical insights.”—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times “What makes his ...
Author: Pope Francis
Publisher: Random House
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In his first book published as Pope, and in conjunction with the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, Pope Francis here invites all humanity to an intimate and personal dialogue on the subject closest to his heart—mercy—which has long been the cornerstone of his faith and is now the central teaching of his papacy. In this conversation with Vatican reporter Andrea Tornielli, Francis explains—through memories from his youth and moving anecdotes from his experiences as a pastor—why “mercy is the first attribute of God.” God “does not want anyone to be lost. His mercy is infinitely greater than our sins,” he writes. As well, the Church cannot close the door on anyone, Francis asserts—on the contrary, its duty is to go out into the world to find its way into the consciousness of people so that they can assume responsibility for, and move away from, the bad things they have done. The first Jesuit and the first South American to be elected Bishop of Rome, Pope Francis has traveled around the world spreading God’s message of mercy to the largest crowds in papal history. Clear and profound, The Name of God Is Mercy resonates with this desire to reach all those who are looking for meaning in life, a road to peace and reconciliation, and the healing of physical and spiritual wounds. It is being published in more than eighty countries around the world. “The name of God is mercy. There are no situations we cannot get out of, we are not condemned to sink into quicksand.”—Pope Francis Praise for The Name of God Is Mercy “Francis speaks succinctly—and with refreshing forthrightness. . . . He emphasizes moral sincerity over dogma, an understanding of the complexities of the world and individual experience over rigid doctrine. . . . The pope has an easy conversational style that moves effortlessly between folksy sayings and erudite allusions, between common-sense logic and impassioned philosophical insights.”—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times “What makes his book most moving is the way in which this man, without disrespecting his own privacy or offering false bromides of modesty, opens the sacred space of his conscience to explain how he came to center his ministry, and now his papacy, around mercy.”—James Carroll, The New Yorker “As he has done throughout his papacy, Pope Francis shows in this book a compelling way to present God’s love anew to a skeptical world without denying the ancient teachings of faith. But now he is challenging the entire Church to trek a new way forward.”—Time “Francis enjoys sharing personal stories of God’s grace and mercy in the lives of parishioners from his native Argentina, people he has known and who have recognized themselves as sinners.”—The Washington Post “Powerful . . . Francis’s book signals a plea for a change of attitude on the part of the faithful and their pastors. . . . Bishops and priests will talk and quarrel over the text for months, even years to come. And that, perhaps, is what Francis intends.”—Financial Times “Deepens his calls for a more merciful Catholic Church . . . The question-and-answer book is told in simple, breezy language, with the pope referring to experiences and people in his own life.”—Newsday “Francis has offered his most detailed outline yet for the role of the Catholic church in the modern era.”—National Catholic Reporter Translated by Oonagh Stransky
"This book has done me so much good." —Pope Francis From one the leading intellects in the church today—one whom Pope Francis has described as a "superb theologian"—comes perhaps his most important book yet.
Author: Cardinal Walter Kasper
Publisher: Paulist Press
Category: Christian life
"This book has done me so much good." —Pope Francis From one the leading intellects in the church today—one whom Pope Francis has described as a "superb theologian"—comes perhaps his most important book yet. Available for the first time in English, Cardinal Kasper looks to capture the essence of the gospel message. Compassionate, bold, and brilliant, Cardinal Kasper has written a book which will be studied for generations.
The essays in Sobrino's latest collection bear on one of the most pressing signs of the times: the existence of a "crucified people," the poor and oppressed of our world, whose suffering presents Christian faith with an urgent demand - that ...
Author: Jon Sobrino
The essays in Sobrino's latest collection bear on one of the most pressing signs of the times: the existence of a "crucified people," the poor and oppressed of our world, whose suffering presents Christian faith with an urgent demand - that we "take them down from the cross." Writing from the Salvadoran context, he presents a "theology of mercy," reflecting on the principles of mercy and solidarity as the mode of Christian witness and discipleship in a world of conflict and suffering. In a personal introduction that sets the tone, Sobrino describes the evolution of his own thinking under the impact of the Salvadoran reality. Part One focuses on the essential character of mercy, and on the importance of shaping the mission of the church and the task of theology. Part Two analyzes the crucified reality of the Third World with specific reflections on salvation, forgiveness, and the grace of being forgiven. Part Three presents two manifestations of mercy: the reality of priesthood and solidarity. Finally, in a moving Afterword, Sobrino focuses on his martyred fellow Jesuits of the Central American University, a group who paid the ultimate price of mercy.
INTEGRATION INTO THE WHOLE LIFE OF THE CHURCH Most of the
denominations are deeply concerned about the problems of the aging . They are
united in the belief that many of these problems can best be met in the life of the
( 3 ) Because throughout the year , dearest brethren , the wounds of our sins
deceive us , so on these three days let us faithfully hasten to church . With a
contrite heart and humbled body let us beseech the mercy of God , so that by
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or a department of the universal Church . Instead , the universal Church exists “ in
and from ” the particular Churches , as it now states in Canon 368 of the Roman
Catholic Code of Canon Law . The idea that the particular Church is the basic ...