Pope Francis reflects on mercy and correction [CWN]

Continuing his Wednesday general audiences on the theme of mercy, Pope Francis devoted his March 2 audience, the ninth in the series, to mercy and correction."In these weekly …


The Pope went on to say that the path of true conversion is “not the one of ritual sacrifices but rather of justice.” He applied this insight to the wealthy individuals who exploit their workers and then give large sums to the Church-- sums that represent the “fruit of the blood” of the poor, he said. “Please, take back your checks and burn them!” the Pope suggested.

That is a great statement that goes all the way back to Jesus:

Matthew 10:8 You received without pay, give without pay.

Catholics do not want money that is ill-gotten or intended to “buy” something for the person giving it.

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