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Forgiveness turns evil into good, pope tells Catholics in Geneva

GENEVA -- At the end of a day dedicated to celebrating 70 years of an ecumenical fellowship forged by the World Council of Churches,...

Pope Francis: Don't hold grudges; forgiveness comes from forgiving others

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY -- Christians must let go of resentments and forgive those who have wronged them so that they may experience God's...

Look it up: Scripture calls us to practice mercy willingly

Catholic News Service The corporal and spiritual works of mercy are transformational. While they encourage us to care for someone else who is in need,...

Forgiving offenses: Checked your mirror lately?

Catholic News Service There is a little ritual I try to follow each time I think I can’t forgive someone for having offended me. I simply...

The powerfully creative force called forgiveness

Catholic News Service In the heat of the moment, with tempers flaring and family members shouting out every ill-chosen word, the power of forgiveness probably...

Living Our Faith — Practicing forgiveness in the Year of Mercy

This week’s topic: One of the spiritual works of mercy encourages the forgiveness of “those who have offended us.” Offenses come in a wide...

The time of great pardon begins, pope says as holy doors...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — With the opening the Holy Door at the Basilica of St. John Lateran, Pope Francis declared that the time...

Families who exercise forgiveness help society become less cruel, pope says

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — The secret to healing wounds among family members is to "not end the day in war" and to forgive...

At audience, pope asks forgiveness for scandals in Rome, Vatican

VATICAN CITY — With 30,000 people gathered in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis asked forgiveness for scandals that have occurred within the church recently. “Before...

Visiting prisoners in Philadelphia, pope says all people need forgiveness, cleansing

Catholic News Service PHILADELPHIA — While pilgrims in Philadelphia put up with a long weekend of lines and security checks at the papal venues, the...

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