- Jul 10, 2020
One hundred years after the birth of Saint John Paul II, Pope Francis called the Polish Pope a gift to the church and a model example of a pastor who prays, is close to his people and who exercises both justice and mercy.
Jesuit Father Thomas Massaro is Professor of Moral Theology at Fordham University. He spoke to Crux about his new book, ‘Mercy in Action’.
On Sunday, Pope Francis ordained 16 men to the priesthood, reminding them to be like Jesus the Good Shepherd in the way they serve the members of their spiritual flock and minister to those who are lost and searching for God.
Pope Francis obviously likes what he sees in Archbishop Angelo De Donatis, his Vicar of Rome, who was tapped by Francis to present his new apostolic exhortation “Gaudete et Exsultate” to the world.
Robert Enright, a Catholic who teaches at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, and who pioneered what’s today known as “forgiveness science” discusses his work.
In his first General Audience of 2018, Pope Francis stressed the importance of penance and of seeking God’s mercy.