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Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy

IMAGE: CNS/Paul Haring By Cindy Wooden VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Acknowledging and sharing God’s mercy is a permanent part of the Christian life, so initiatives undertaken during the special Year of Mercy must continue, Pope Francis said. “Mercy cannot become a mere parenthesis in the life of the church,” the

Vatican Museum (Courtesy Photo)
For the pictorial tour of the Companions of St. James Archdiocese of Cincinnati Pilgrimage to Italy (Part 1), Click Here   The Companions of St. James from the Archdiocese continued their Pilgrimage to Italy in this Year of Mercy in Siena. The Siena Basilica was consecrated in 1215 A.D. and

St. I's parishioners at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral. (Courtesy Photo)
Parishioners from St. Ignatius Loyola made a pilgrimage to St. Peter in Chains Cathedral to the Holy Doors in this Year of Mercy. The Year of Mercy continues until November 20th. The Closing of the Doors in this Year of Mercy takes place Saturday,  November 19th at St. Peter in

The Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains in downtown Cincinnati was first built in the 1840s, but the massive bronze doors presently serving as the Holy Door for the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy were installed in 1957. Today’s Throwback Thursday is a photo of former Cincinnati Archbishop Karl J.

Pope Francis will commission 800 priests worldwide to be Missionaries of Mercy during this Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy, including three priests from the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Two of the three are from the Athenaeum, home of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati’s seminary. Father Anthony Brausch, who serves as Vice Rector and Director of

On Sunday, Dec. 13 Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr opened the Holy Door at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains, beginning the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. More then 400 people were present for the 11 a.m. Sunday Mass which began with “Rite of the Opening

The Most Reverend Dennis M. Schnurr, Archbishop of Cincinnati, will open the Door of Mercy at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains in downtown Cincinnati during the 11 a.m. Mass on Sunday, Dec. 13. That ceremony will mark the official beginning of the Archdiocesan celebration of the Extraordinary Jubilee

A Holy Year begins with the opening of a Holy Door. Since the 15th Century, a “Holy Door” has been set aside for the celebration of Jubilee Years.  The solemn ritual opening of the Holy Door evokes for Catholics the passageway from sin to grace, and calls us to live