- Oct 29, 2020
Catholics actually love to gripe about boring homilies, so much so that a 2019 book titled The Crisis of Bad Preaching called “hollow, vacuous preaching” perhaps “the most common complaint of Catholics around the world.”
In the ancient world, the single most popular mark of the Christian in common society was the believer’s willingness to forgive. It was mercy that was the predominant synonym for Christian.
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.