Message of Mercy

Purity of Intention and the Way of Life

My brother told me some time ago about a friend who had cared for her father for five years, and the rest of the brothers and sisters had done nothing. When the will was read, the inheritance was divided evenly among the family, and she was very upset. She went to her priest, who asked her, "Why did you care for your father? Was it out of love, or so you could get more inheritance money?"

Is the National Shrine the only shrine to Divine Mercy in the U.S.?

In 1996, the Marians' shrine in Stockbridge, MA, was named by the U.S. Bishops Conference The National Shrine of The Divine Mercy. The sanctuary in Krakow where St. Faustina is buried is the International Shrine of Divine Mercy run by the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy, St. Faustina's community. Other countries have their own national shrines. I believe the Philippines has one. There can also be regional shrines in each country. For example, there is a diocesan shrine to The Divine Mercy in Baltimore, MD, at Holy Rosary Parish. Fr.

The Truth About the Sanctity of Human Life

Today I would like to share with you some reflections regarding abortion and the difficult decisions that a woman faces when she finds out that she is with child. Some promote abortion and feel that it leads to healthier marriages and less child abuse as there are fewer unwanted children. However, the evidence tells us otherwise. Child abuse has risen sharply since the legalization of abortion, partly due to the dehumanization of a violent society and the acceptance of the notion that life is expendable.

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