Dear Brothers and Sisters in
Throughout our lives, at one time or another, each of us
will find ourselves in need of God’s mercy.
In his announcement of the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy, Misericordiae
Vultus, Our Holy Father Pope Francis declared, “Jesus of Nazareth, by His words, His actions and His entire person
reveals the mercy of God…. Mercy: the bridge that connects God and man, opening
our hearts to a hope of being loved forever despite our sinfulness.” This touches upon an essential
aspect of our Catholic faith: that we
are a hopeful people who believe in the love and mercy of God, revealed through
His Son Jesus Christ.
Fittingly, as we continue in the Jubilee Year of Mercy, I have
chosen “Go forth as heralds of God’s mercy”
as the theme for the 2016 Bishop’s Lenten
Appeal (BLA). Read More...
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