Mercy Moments

Option for the Poor and Vulnerable

March 7, 2024

“We must talk about poverty, because people insulated by their own comfort lose sight of it.” Dorothy Day   “Love is shown more in deeds than in words.” St. Ignatius…

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Mercy Moments: Rights and Responsibilities

February 29, 2024

Created and hosted by Marissa Flores Madden “Do not take advantage of foreigners who live among you in your land. Treat them like native-born Israelites, and love them as you…

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Mercy Moments: Call to Family, Community, and Participation

February 22, 2024

“Family may be sacred, but community has a holy dimension of its own. Blood is never the only thing that binds us. It is often the ties we choose that…

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Mercy Moments: Life and Dignity of the Human Person

February 15, 2024

“Human dignity is the same for all human beings: when I trample on the dignity of another, I am trampling on my own.” – Pope Francis “Our job is to…

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Welcome to Season Three of Mercy Moments

February 13, 2024

Created and Hosted by Marissa Flores Madden Catholic Social Teaching A Church that doesn’t provoke any crisis, a gospel that doesn’t unsettle, a Word of God that doesn’t get under…

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Mercy Moments: Episode Nine

April 9, 2023

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,     because he has anointed me         to bring glad tidings to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to…

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Mercy Moments: Season Two, Episode Eight

April 5, 2023

“Then when Judas, who had betrayed him, saw that he had been condemned, he felt remorse… and he threw the pieces of silver into the temple sanctuary and left; and…

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Mercy Moments: Episode Seven

March 30, 2023

*The following episode contains anecdotes from an old friend.  Due to the nature of his status in the United States, all identifying information has been redacted. Mercy Moments: Our lives…

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Mercy Moments: Season Two, Episode Six

March 23, 2023

…I don’t know exactly what a prayer is.I do know how to pay attention, how to fall downinto the grass, how to kneel down in the grass,how to be idle…

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Mercy Moments: Season Two, Episode Five

March 16, 2023

We were on time.  Being on time is not a part of our genetic make-up.  But today was special.  I sat in a far back pew with my brother and…

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