Tag Archives: Compassion

Daily Mass: Compassion, Mercy and Forgiveness. Catholic Inspiration

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 19th Week of the Year

Jesus teaches about forgiveness through a parable, reminding us that as we have been forgiven by God for our sins we are directed to forgive one another as well.

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Daily Mass: God desires mercy. Catholic Inspiration

Mass Readings – Friday of the 15th Week of the Year

Speaking with the pharisees, Jesus offers an insight into God’s compassion and mercy when he says, “I desire mercy, not sacrifice.”  Today we have the opportunity to offer to Christ the gift of mercy as we lovingly respond to the weaknesses of those around us, as we claim the Lord’s mercy for ourselves.

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Daily Mass: Jesus the Just Judge. Catholic Inspiration

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 4th Week of Lent

Jesus will judge us by our deeds and the consequences will be eternal.  Yet this just judge is also our savior who knows our sins and has paid the price with his own blood.  When we stand before him and look upon the face of Compassion, will we accept his mercy as we acknowledge our sins?

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Daily Mass: The compassion of Christ. Catholic Inspiration

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Fr. Andrew’s Daily Mass Homily Podcast

Mass Readings – St. Elizabeth of Hungary

In the Gospel we find the Lord as he weeps over the city of Jerusalem.  May the compassion of Christ touch our hearts, especially when we have sinned, and draw us back into his merciful love.

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Photo Credit: Jesus of Nazareth, 1977.


Daily Mass: Mary Magdalene

Mary Magdalene

Fr. Andrew’s Daily Mass Homily Podcast

Mass Readings – The Feast of Mary Magdalene

She is the first person Jesus appears to after his resurrection.  Mary Magdalene, a “sinner” who found in Christ forgiveness and compassion, becomes our model today.  May we, in our own weakness and sin, see Christ and respond with love to his call.

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Appearance of Jesus Christ to Maria Magdalena, Alexander Andreyevich Ivanov, 1835, Location currently unknown.


Daily Mass: Loving & Helping Others. Catholic Inspiration

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Fr. Andrew’s Daily Mass Homily Podcast

Daily Mass Readings – Friday of the 8th Week of the Year

Some enthusiastic 2nd graders from Cathedral School help Fr. Andrew with the reading from 1st Peter in the Scriptures today!

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Mercy: We need it, God gives it. Catholic Inspiration

Three Great Things

Fr. Andrew’s presentation on Mercy – 15 Minutes

How do we understand mercy as it applies to our lives?  What does it mean and how can we practice mercy – both receiving and giving – in our interactions with the Lord and one another?  This short talk offers some practical points and an example from Jesus in the Gospel of John.  Given during the “24 Hours with the Lord” at the Cathedral on March 4, 2016.

Mercy - Pope Francis