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With Mercy To Hell? Ettore Gotti Tedeschi, the former head of Vatican Bank, has written a letter to Pope Francis reflecting about a simplistic understanding of mercy. Quote: “Although God is always …More
With Mercy To Hell? Ettore Gotti Tedeschi, the former head of Vatican Bank, has written a letter to Pope Francis reflecting about a simplistic understanding of mercy. Quote: “Although God is always infinitely merciful, he allowed the condemnation of the rebellious angel and his following, and he did this after the first sin they committed”. Gotti quotes Saint Alfonsus of Liguori who said that certaintly about God’s mercy sends more souls to hell than certainty about his justice.”
Silence: In February, Collegeville Benedictine Abbey high school student Ben Spanier committed suicide after he was allegedly abused by the prior. The blog eponymousflower noticed at the time the almost unanimous absence in local reporting of the events. The reason: The abbey is ultra-liberal. The blog comments, “To date, no one is calling for the resignation of Abbot John Klassen who has consistently lied to protect predators and preserve the atmosphere of heresy in Collegeville. Those who were very vocal …More
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Et Verbum caro factum est! Christus est natus! Felicem Domini Nativitatis diem!
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Dr Bobus
@Don Reto Nay:
There is a tendency to consider Mercy to be little else than the relaxation of the rule of giving someone his just due. Someone who deserves punishment (or the withholding of something) is released from that debt Or someone who does not deserve a certain reward receives it anyway.

An act of Mercy is intended to relieve someone of a poor condition, thus like Justice, it is medici…More
@Don Reto Nay:
There is a tendency to consider Mercy to be little else than the relaxation of the rule of giving someone his just due. Someone who deserves punishment (or the withholding of something) is released from that debt Or someone who does not deserve a certain reward receives it anyway.

An act of Mercy is intended to relieve someone of a poor condition, thus like Justice, it is medicinal and makes a poor condition better. In so far as Justice intends to give someone his due, and Mercy more than his due, in a certain way Mercy can be considered to be the perfection of Justice.

And so because of St Paul's proscription in 1 Cor 11:27, giving Communion to someone in an invalid second marriage or to a practicing homosexual cannot be considered to be an Act of Mercy.
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"Woe to you Scribes and Pharisees, imposters! For you tithe mint and dill and cummin and you forsake the weighty things of the law: Justice, mercy and faith! It is necessary for you to do these things and you should not forsake them." Matthew 23,23
"Seek good and not evil, that you may live, and thus may the LORD God of hosts be with you, Just as you have said! Hate evil, love good, and establish…More
"Woe to you Scribes and Pharisees, imposters! For you tithe mint and dill and cummin and you forsake the weighty things of the law: Justice, mercy and faith! It is necessary for you to do these things and you should not forsake them." Matthew 23,23
"Seek good and not evil, that you may live, and thus may the LORD God of hosts be with you, Just as you have said! Hate evil, love good, and establish justice in the gate! Perhaps the LORD God of hosts May be gracious to the remnant of Joseph." Amos 5,14-15
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Don Reto Nay
@ Dr Bobus: Could you elaborate on the "Protestant concept that justice and mercy are opposites". Me thinks that many Catholic bishops defend this position. Look at the words of the Cardinal here: "Senza misericordia saremmo tutti guerriglieri e giustizieri."
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Dr Bobus
@Don Reto Nay. What you say is of course true. In Heaven is found God's mercy; in Hell is found His Justice; In Purgatory both His Justice and Mercy (thus Hope).

The relation between Justice and Mercy is delicate. The Protestaant concept that J & M are opposites is untrue.
Don Reto Nay
@Dr Bobus: Presumption is also found by the very many who do not believe in hell.
Don Reto Nay
@Reesorville: It is true that there is nothing wrong with having certainty in God's endless mercy, because, God being endless, he possesses everything he possesses in an endless manner. As you say: If we truly have accepted the endless mercy of God, then this endless divine mercy will shine through our live. If we have not accepted it, well, then we are without his mercy and therefore condemned.
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Dr Bobus
St Alphonsus is talking about Presumption, which is a sin against the theological virtue of Hope. This sin is found in those who believe in Heaven but not Purgatory--Protestants and Liberal Catholics.
Reesorville
I think there is nothing wrong with having certainty in God's endless mercy. The more important question, however, is whether you are willing to give mercy to others. His mercy is a certainty, but your reception of it is dependent on how you treat others.

Jesus said in the gospel that if you do not forgive your neighbour his debt, then your master will not forgive you your debt. Your master is …More
I think there is nothing wrong with having certainty in God's endless mercy. The more important question, however, is whether you are willing to give mercy to others. His mercy is a certainty, but your reception of it is dependent on how you treat others.

Jesus said in the gospel that if you do not forgive your neighbour his debt, then your master will not forgive you your debt. Your master is always willing to forgive you, but not if you are not willing to forgive your neighbour. As the Lord said, 'Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy'.

The people who have certainty in mercy and who go to hell, are those who think of mercy as meaning God will always forgive you, but you do not have to forgive others.

This year of mercy instead ought to be an opportunity for people to find ways to suffer for others who do not deserve it. This is how we truly honour mercy: by practicing it ourselves.