During this Jubilee Year of Mercy, CathNews Perspectives has been running reflections on mercy from some of Australia's Bishops. This week, one of our newest prelates, Sydney's Bishop Richard Umbers, reflects on a new set of acts of Mercy.
During this Jubilee Year of Mercy, CathNews Perspectives has been running reflections on mercy from some of Australia's Bishops. This week's Reflection, the final is the series, has been written by Canberra-Goulburn's Archbishop Christopher Prowse.
If only I had a tale of a wondrous event to recount as a reflection on the Year of Mercy. Instead, I have a tale of grace which I have met with small steps and which, perhaps despite me, has enlivened my heart, writes Bishop Mark Edwards OMI.
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 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 Archbishop Julian Porteous.