El Año Jubilar Extraordinario de la Misericordia concluirá por todo el mundo en la Solemnidad de Cristo Rey el 20 de noviembre de 2016. En ese día el Papa Francisco cerrará la Puerta Santa en la Basílica de San Pedro en Roma. En todas las demás diócesis por todo el mundo, incluyendo San Ángelo, las Puertas Santas se cerrarán el domingo, 13 de noviembre.
With the Holy Doors Closing, Where Do We Find Mercy?
by Bishop Michael J. Sis November 8, 2016
The Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy will conclude worldwide on the Solemnity of Christ the King on November 20, 2016. On that day Pope Francis will close the Holy Door at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. In all other dioceses around the world, including San Angelo, the Holy Doors will be closing on Sunday, November 13.
by Fr. Knick and Sandie Knickerbocker June 3, 2016
In Chapter 4 of Amoris Laetitia, Pope Francis' new Apostolic Exhortation, he writes about "Love in Marriage." Seeing marriage as a "Covenant of Mercy" is an appropriate description of his understanding of love in marriage, especially in this Jubilee Year of Mercy. In this article are some reflections on the Pope's teaching that we think are especially significant for married couples and the Church and then reflections on some implications and extensions of the Pope's teaching.
by Fr. Knick and Sandie Knickerbocker May 10, 2016
Pope Francis, in his gift of this Jubilee Year of Mercy, said, "How much I desire that the year to come will be steeped in mercy, so that we can go out to every man and woman, bringing the goodness and tenderness of God!" What is mercy? "The Gospel is the revelation in Jesus Christ of God's mercy to sinners" (CCC1849). Divine Mercy is the Gospel--the Good News! It is the Good News of God's love meeting us where we are and helping us in the midst of our sin and suffering. Mercy is "love's second name" (Dives in Misericordia 7). In Jesus Christ, mercy and truth have met.
Having just observed Divine Mercy Sunday, it is appropriate that we renew in our minds and hearts Jesus' call and, therefore, the Church's call: "Be merciful just as your Father is merciful" (Lk 6:36). How can we, busy people, live out mercy day-today?
Father Emilio Sosa, pastor of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in San Angelo, has been named a Missionary of Mercy by Pope Francis. The designation is the second in the diocese by the Holy Father. Fr. Sam Matthiesen, of Holy Family Parish in Abilene, was named a Missionary of Mercy earlier this year.
The designations were made in dioceses throughout the world in 2016, proclaimed by Pope Francis as the Jubilee Year of Mercy.
Abilene's Fr. Matthiesen One of More Than 1,000 Missionaries of Mercy
April 20, 2016
More than 1,000 Missionaries of Mercy from all over the world will receive a special mandate from Pope Francis to preach and teach about God's mercy.
About 700 of the missionaries who were chosen by Pope Francis will be in Rome to receive their special mandate in person during an Ash Wednesday ceremony in St. Peter's Basilica Feb. 10, said the president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting New Evangelization, the office organizing events for the Year of Mercy.
We are in a Jubilee Holy Year, and any time a Jubilee comes around, it is a great opportunity to renew our understanding of the Catholic teaching on indulgences.
Indulgences are often misunderstood. They are not some sort of discount into Heaven, and they are not a mechanical ritual that automatically confers forgiveness. They inspire us to live more fruitful and holy lives, and thereby lead us to a more intimate union with God.
Estamos en un Año Santo de Jubileo. Cada vez que ocurre un Jubileo, es una gran oportunidad para renovar nuestro entendimiento de la doctrina católica sobre las indulgencias.
Las indulgencias son a menudo mal entendidas. No son algún tipo de descuento para llegar al Cielo, y tampoco son un ritual mecánico que confiere automáticamente perdón. Las indulgencias nos inspiran a vivir vidas más fructíferas y santas, y así mismo nos llevan a una unión más íntima con Dios.
Pope Francis has designated January 17, 2016, as the Jubilee Day of Migrants and Refugees. His message for this occasion is found here.
Holy Doors Opening Signals Year of Mercy
by Bishop Michael J. Sis December 9, 2015
The theme of mercy is central to the ministry of our Pope Francis. He teaches that mercy is “the ultimate and supreme act by which God comes to meet us.” Calling all of us to contemplate the mystery of mercy, our Holy Father has proclaimed an Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy to be observed by Catholics worldwide from December 8, 2015, to November 20, 2016.
Our experience of the Year of Mercy should begin by opening ourselves to receive the mercy of God. Then, in response to that divine gift, we must extend mercy to others. We are to become ambassadors for mercy, allowing people to find the mercy of God in us.
Año Jubilar de la Misericordia se Inicia con la Apertura de Puertas Santas
por Obispo Michael J. Sis 9 de diciembre, 2015
El tema de la misericordia es fundamental para el ministerio del Papa Francisco. Él enseña que la misericordia es “el acto último y supremo por el cual Dios viene a nuestro encuentro.” Llamando a todos a contemplar el misterio de la misericordia, el Santo Padre ha proclamado un Jubileo Extraordinario de la Misericordia para ser observado por los Católicos de todo el mundo desde el 8 de diciembre de 2015, al 20 de noviembre de 2016.
Nuestra experiencia del Año de la Misericordia debe empezar por medio de abrirnos a recibir la misericordia de Dios. Luego, en respuesta a ese don divino, debemos extender la misericordia a otros. Debemos convertirnos en embajadores de la misericordia, el cual permite a la gente a encontrar la misericordia de Dios en nosotros.