Monthly Archives: June 2016

Year of Mercy: Transition

With the completion of our look at Pope Francis’ document ‘The Face of Mercy,’ it is time to take a breath and reflect on the journey through The Year of Mercy thus far. I hope you have read the Pope’s … Continue reading

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Update: Year #7

July 2016 marks the beginning of the seventh year for Oboedire.  I can hardly imagine that I have been writing here for six years–no doubt a sign that I am aging and along with that, the sense of time flying … Continue reading

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In-Sight: Being Instruments of Change

Peter’s experience on the rooftop in Joppa (Acts 10:9-23) illustrates that original meanings of the Law can change, and that we can be instruments through whom God can work to effect the change.  Two insights from Peter’s experience can assist … Continue reading

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Year of Mercy: Surprise!

(25)The Pope draws his writing to a close with a call for us to open ourselves to the God who surprises us.  The God who never tires of showering us with mercy, has ways and means for doing this that … Continue reading

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Year of Mercy: Mother of Mercy

(24) Pope Francis heads toward the end of his writing as is often the style for Roman Christians–by including Mary in the document as not only an example of mercy in her own right, but also as one who prays … Continue reading

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Year of Mercy: A Multi-Religious Reality

(23) Pope Francis makes it clear that his emphasis on mercy is not restricted to Roman Christianity, or to Christianity itself.  Mercy is at the heart of Judaism and Islam and (in his words) “other noble religious traditions.” It is … Continue reading

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Year of Mercy: Set Free!

(22) As soon as we hear the word ‘indulgence,’ our minds hark back to their abuse in the Roman Church in and around the time of the Protestant Reformation.  So, to read Pope Francis’ declaration that the Year of Mercy … Continue reading

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