FROM THE SERVANT GENERAL

OUR THEME FOR 2016
(Part 5)

TRUE MERCY


October 29, 2015

In our Church today there is an attempt by liberals to accommodate those in irregular unions--living in, divorced and remarried, in same-sex unions. The appeal is to mercy and compassion. While indeed mercy and compassion are godly virtues, we should look to true mercy, which does not excuse or condone sin, but which looks to the return of the sinner by way of repentance, which brings forgiveness and restoration. Thus is one able to receive the fullness of God’s mercy. 

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Discussing the upcoming Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, Cardinal Mauro Piacenza emphasized that mercy does not consist in tolerance of sin.

Cardinal Piacenza, the Major Penitentiary of the Apostolic Penitentiary, told the Zenit news agency that

[m]ercy isn’t tolerance, in as much as it does not limit itself to “endure” the sinner, leaving him to continue to sin; rather, it denounces sin openly, and, precisely in this way, it loves the sinner: it recognizes that the sinner doesn’t consist of his sin, but is more; it leads his actions to the light of truth, the whole truth: and thus offers him salvation. Hence, [m]ercy doesn’t justify sin, in virtue of the socio-cultural, political-economic or personal circumstances that exist, but it so esteems man as to ask him to give an account of all his actions, thus recognizing him to be “responsible” before God.

“In a Jubilee Year, the Church as loving Mother does her utmost to multiply the ‘occasions of grace,’ especially in regard to the remission of sins, through sacramental confession,” he added.

References:

  • INTERVIEW: Cardinal Mauro Piacenza Explains Jubilee of Mercy (Zenit)


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CBCP Gives Recognition to CFC- FFL

The Episcopal Commission on the Laity (ECLA) of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the  Philippines (CBCP) has given formal recognition to the Couples for Christ Foundation for Family and Life (CFC FFL) as a National Private Association of the Lay Faithful. 

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CFC FFL Gets Ecclesiastical Recognition

The Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan has given Ecclesiastical Recognition to the Couples for Christ Foundation for Family & Life on November 17, 2009.  Click on the image below to view the Ecclesiastical Recognition document.


CFC-FFL Servant General Re-Appointed to the Pontifical Council of Family

After having been re-appointed by Pope Benedict XVI to the Pontifical Council for the Family, the Padillas admitted that they are facing truckload of works to do with the Council given the numerous attacks being directed against the Church's doctrines on family and life. 

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