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The Name of God is Mercy

The Name of God is Mercy

PArish Council

Posted by debbie linbrunner on 9/13/16

 

 

 

It is the beginning of the year for the parish: classes begin this week for faith formation, the parish council gets new members and has its first meeting, the parish budget for last year is closed and a new one is presented. The newness gives us ... Read More »

Chapter 5 - Quesion 1

Posted by Mr. Jack Reilly on 3/03/16

 

Here we find a discussion of Mercy in the Gospel and a long reflection on the prodigal son. Mercy is not to be given grudgingly; it is not to be a onetime offer- it is to be celebrated.

When has this been easiest for you?

When have you ... Read More »

Question 4 - Question 1

Posted by Mr. Jack Reilly on 3/03/16

The interviewer asks what makes for a good confession, what makes for a good confessor/ for confession Pope Francis encourages the penitent to look at his life in the light of the truth.

He recommends the confessor to think of their own sins and how they have been treated.

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Chapter 3 - Question 1

Posted by Mr. Jack Reilly on 2/22/16

The Pope speaks of praying for the grace of contrition if we can’t feel it ourselves, as a first step.

What situations is it hard to feel contrition?

Chapter 3 - Question 2

Posted by Mr. Jack Reilly on 2/22/16

The Pope speaks of God looking for the smallest crack through which to pour his mercy. He writes that anyone who goes to confession should receive the benefit of the doubt just because they have made the choice to be there.

How does that strike you: does it encourage?

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Chapter 2 - Question 1

Posted by Mr. Jack Reilly on 2/22/16

Pope Francis speaks of the need to confess out loud, to another person in general and in the sacrament to the Church in the person of the priest.

Does that make sense to you?

Does it make it more difficult to do?

Chapter 2 - Question 2

Posted by Mr. Jack Reilly on 2/22/16

Pope Francis writes that the confessional shouldn’t be a torture chamber, or a place to bleach or dye the situation.

Have you had either experience?

Chapter 1 - Question 1

Posted by Mr. Jack Reilly on 2/14/16

This is a time for Mercy- Mercy – A heart open to misery- In this age people don’t see the need for mercy- the greatest misery? Does that ring true to you?

Chapter 1 - Question 2

Posted by Mr. Jack Reilly on 2/14/16

Too much mercy being offered – mercy in confession too easy- Have you thought that it is too much? God gives the bad example of the cross being too much?

Chapter 1 - Question 3

Posted by Mr. Jack Reilly on 2/14/16

The Pope talks of his early experience of mercy. What are some of your earliest experience of mercy- in the sacrament but maybe in how others treated you?

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