Truly Catholic Mercy

Divine MercyThis is a thought provoking reminder from Dr. Marcellino D’Ambrosio in a Catholic Exchange post yesterday.  Good subject to reflect on for Lent.

Truly Catholic Mercy – By Dr. Marcellino D’Ambrosio

Most religions in the ancient world were local, national cults.  The Egyptians worshiped Isis and Osiris.  Athens was named after the goddess Athena.  Ephesus was the center of the cult of Artemis.

But when the Church was born on Pentecost Sunday, it was comprised of people of every nation under heaven who each heard the good news in their own native tongue (Acts 2).  God’s plan had always been for humanity to be one family.  Sin had divided and scattered us (Genesis 12) but now, in a reverse of the Tower, the many tongues of the human race become a sign of unity, not alienation.  Christ had died for all and…

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