'His mercy endures forever' November 2015
The Jubilee Year of Mercy opens in Rome on Tuesday. Here, Melbourne's Archbishop Denis Hart, President of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, considers mercy as the bridge which connects God to humanity.
The prayer of Pope Francis for the Jubilee of Mercy is material enough for a week’s retreat and some. It is laden with images that are surely bound to provoke conversation on the Christian life in today’s world and to give rise to many prayerful reflections in quiet moments, writes Broome's Bishop Christopher Saunders here.
'Mercy as an action word' January 2016
Mercy is the theme of the Francis era. Pope Francis even came up with a verb for it: Misericordiando, or ‘mercy-ing.’ The Bishop of Sandhurst, Les Tomlinson, considers that theme of this Jubilee Year in his Reflection.
'Be merciful as the Father is merciful' March 2016
If you are going to have an event these days, you have to have an accompanying theme; it is now de rigueur to tag an event so that people know what it’s all about, writes Bishop of Broken Bay, Peter A. Comensoli, here.
Looking through the eyes of mercy June 2015
The logo for the Year of Mercy is worth looking at closely. Unlike many logos, it is full of meaning and significance. It was designed by the Jesuit artist and theologian Marko Rupnik, whose mosaic art adorns and instructs in many major churches and shrines in Europe, writes Batrhurst's Bishop Michael McKenna in his Reflection.
The sign and the symbol of God's mercy July 2016
"In my own spiritual reflections in this Year of Mercy I have returned again and again to a particular passage in the Gospel of St Luke. It is St Luke’s account of the Lord's return to his home town in Nazareth," writes Hobart's Archbishop Julian Porteous here.
During this Jubilee Year of Mercy, CathNews Perspectives ran reflections on mercy from some of Australia's Bishops. One of our newest prelates, Sydney's Bishop Richard Umbers, reflects here on a new set of acts of Mercy for the digital age.
Some thoughts about the Year of Mercy November 2016