It’s our first podcast of 2016, and today we talk about the Jubilee Year of Mercy that is now fully underway. What is Mercy? What does it mean? How should we look for it or apply it in our own lives?
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Steve Skojec is the Founding Publisher of OnePeterFive.com. He received his BA in Communications and Theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville in 2001. His commentary has appeared in The New York Times, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, Crisis Magazine, EWTN, Huffington Post Live, The Fox News Channel, Foreign Policy, and the BBC. Steve and his wife Jamie have eight children. You can find more of his writing at his Substack, The Skojec File.
Thank u Steve for relating exactly how I feel re “The Year of Mercy” n for enabling me to begin Lent with more thoughtfulness! God Bless u n ur family!
Thank you, Steve, for this great podcast! You may not feel you are doing anything to help others, but you are. I have been taking notes from this as this is just what I need right now to help my relatives understand the difference between really loving someone and just allowing them to continue in their sin. My niece/Goddaughter “came out” as a homosexual a little over 5 years ago and a year ago was “married”, and most of my relatives are perfectly fine with that. They are having a huge belated reception at my sister’s home this spring to which most of them are going. My family and I are, of course, the bad ones, the unloving ones, the judgmental ones for speaking out against it. The worst thing is my aunt, who has been a nun for 60+ years, has been talking to the few who are a bit on the fence, telling them how “God is merciful”, so you see how this information and how well you explain it is helping me to be able to correct them. God bless you, and I pray you have a holy and fruitful Lent.
FRANCIS IS UNFAITHFUL TO OUR LORD JESUS, he proclaims and believes in many religions. This is the reason that Francis teaches the candy coated evil, that muslims and Christians are brothers.
The muslims oppose our Lord Jesus, and the testimony of the Apostles, by strongly denying that Jesus was crucified. (Quran sura 4/157). Muslims are liars and antichrists:
(1John2) “Who is a liar, but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? This is antichrist, who denies the Father, and the Son. Whosoever denies the Son, the same has NOT the Father. He that confesses the Son, has the Father also.”
Of course, every Christian deeply knows that Jesus’ Holy Blood flowed with the gift of Life. We know that Jesus our Christ allowed his wounds of sacrifice, to purify us from our sins, during His Crucifixion.
Matthew the Apostle offers witness to this in chapter 27 of the Holy Gospel. -Joseph a’ Catholic
muslims and Christians are brothers in the same way Cain and Able were brothers.
Christians and anti-Christs are in no way brothers. We Christians are the Body of Christ, son’s of the Almighty. Muslims are satan’s bastards, his fools.
Ok. Fair enough. Still more a fathership of choice… Not of inheritance, philosophically speaking methinks.
“Praying is not like taking an aspirin”…but neither is confession! http://en.denzingerbergoglio.com/2016/02/18/praying-is-not-like-taking-an-aspirinbut-neither-is-confession/
One cop-out the neo-catholics have regarding “Mercy” and divine justice is “Theologically, God cannot be offended. His Mercy is infinite” ..
May God bless you and your family Steve.