'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.

Mercy, the mystery of God December 2015
In his Reflection on the Year of Mercy, Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv, now the Bishop of Parramatta, considers the word which is the cornerstone of the Pontificate of Francis.
Jubilee Year a challenge to the Church December 2015

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.

The practical importance of 'making Jesus real'  September 2016
One of the main things that has struck me during the Year of Mercy is the way that the message of Mercy connects with the everyday lives of people, writes the Bishop of Wilcannia-Forbes, Columba Macbeth-Green OSPPE in his Reflection for CathNews Perspectives.
The 7 virtual acts of Mercy - plus one October 2016

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

"On the 20th of November 2016, the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, the Year of Mercy concludes. It seems to me that the Year of Mercy has been extremely well received throughout Australia.  The theme of Mercy touches the very core of our Christian life.  I have observed many pastoral initiatives throughout Australia that have responded to Pope Francis’s call to celebrate the Year of Mercy, reflects Canberra-Goulburn's Archbishop Christopher Prowse here.