Friday, October 14, 2016

Without a witness to mercy, life becomes fruitless and sterile. The time has come for the Church to take up the joyful call to mercy once more. Mercy is the force that reawakens us to new life and instills in us the courage to look to the future with hope” – Pope Francis, Misericordiae Vultus

Unless We Practice Mercy, We Will Not Find Mercy

During an execution, the family members of the condemned are isolated from their loved one. Dr. Susan Ward Recinella has worked tirelessly to address the spiritual and corporal works of mercy with the families who suffer from a practice of legitimized state killing. Dr. Recinella will share her experience of ministering to these families.

Dr. Susan Ward Recinella, Clinical Psychologist, Florida State University Counseling Center and Catholic Lay Minister to Families of the Executed

‘Year of Mercy’ Homiletics for Social Issues (Clergy Only)

Through presentations based on scripture, Church documents, parish ministry and real life stories, clergy deepen their understanding and commitment to formation in Catholic Social Teaching and Global Solidarity.

Fr David Garcia, Priest in the Archdiocese of San Antonio and Senior Advisor for Clergy Outreach on the national staff of Catholic Relief Services.