Daily Archives: December 19, 2015

BOX of TISSUES ALERT!

UPTV decided to find out what was most important to kids, so they went down to the Metro Atlanta Boys and Girls Club where 83 percent of the children come from low-income families that usually can’t afford any Christmas gifts at all. Then they presented them with one really difficult decision. Each kid was given exactly the present that they wanted for Christmas, and then were given the choice of either keeping it or giving the gift back and then giving mom and dad what they wanted instead. It was unanimous, every single kid chose to give their parents the present.

The Other Christmas Gift [3:17]

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The Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy

On Dec 8, 2015, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, Pope Francis inaugurated the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the closing of Vatican II. The Year of Mercy will close on Nov 20, 2016, the Solemnity of Christ the King.

During this special time, Pope Francis calls us to be profound witnesses to mercy, in particular by practicing the Works of Mercy.  There are fourteen, divided into Spiritual and Corporal. I hope to highlight them throughout the Jubilee Year.

14 Works of Mercy

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