Time of Mercy

Holy doors close, but mission of mercy continues
VATICAN CITY. The Year of Mercy brought more than 20 million pilgrims to Rome, but for Pope Francis, the idea always was that the celebration of God’s mercy would be local: have people experience God’s love in their parishes and send them out into the world to commit random acts of mercy.
September 19, 2016  |  By ANNA MARIA BASQUEZ
COLORADO SPRINGS. Father Jason Keas, pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Cheyenne Wells and St. Augustine Parish in Kit Carson, served alongside Denver’s Archbishop Samuel Aquila at the Thanksgiving Mass for the canonization of St. Teresa Calcutta on Sept. 4.

He then concelebrated with Cardinal James Stafford for the first ever feast day of St. Teresa on Sept. 5. Both Masses were held at St. Joseph’s Church in Denver.

August 18, 2016  |  By CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE
BATON ROUGE, La. As Louisiana’s governor announced the federal government had declared a major disaster for the state Aug. 14, Catholic churches in the Baton Rouge Diocese called for volunteers to help those displaced by extreme flooding and asked flood victims what assistance they needed.

A mercy-filled life

Mother Teresa to be canonized by Pope Francis on Sept. 4
August 18, 2016  |  By CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE
A mercy-filled life

KOLKATA, India. A favorite motto of Blessed Teresa of Kolkata was: “Do small things with great love.”

But the “small things” she did so captivated the world that she was showered with honorary degrees and other awards, almost universally praised by the media and sought out by popes, presidents, philanthropists and other figures of wealth and influence.

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