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Forgiveness: The practice of still loving another, even when they haven’t...

She broke the rules. Snuck a cookie. Hid it behind her back, ran into the other room, chewed it up in two bites and...

Pope Francis shows us that forgiveness translates into merciful love

Imagine a society where forgiveness is so rare that virtually no one ranks it among the essentials of a life lived well and pursued...

Pentecost: A time to breathe, forgive and renew

What could be more essential to life than breathing -- or forgiving? Breathing and forgiving: One follows the other. Forgiveness, as Jesus makes clear throughout...

Pentecost: Know forgiveness, know peace; no forgiveness, no peace

"Peace be with you," Jesus says in the Gospel reading for Pentecost Sunday (Jn 20:19). Peace — as in harmony, or even as in a...

True forgiveness can only occur when pain is released

When I was 17 years old, I bumped into a bush and lodged a thorn in my elbow muscle. I pulled the thorn out,...

Forgiveness, both giving and receiving, is core to our Catholic faith

Forgiveness -- both seeking and offering it -- is one of the great challenges of our Catholic faith. But it is also among its...

The best gift you can bestow in the Christmas season is...

By FATHER EUGENE HEMRICK The holiday panic of picking out the right gifts is upon us. Now comes the challenge deciding what best to give...

Dallas’ Bishop Burns says forgiveness in court was act of Christian...

WASHINGTON — A Dallas bishop said that the public forgiveness offered by the brother of a murder victim toward the person who killed him...

Pope Francis: God conquers evil with love, forgiveness of sins

VATICAN CITY -- God forgives sins so that joy, not sadness, can flourish once again in one's heart, Pope Francis said. "How do you conquer...

Forgiveness is at the heart of receiving the Holy Spirit

Some things happen in a blaze of splendor like a fireworks display. Others are as simple and sweet as a smooth stone being slipped...

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