Pope Francis called for a Jubilee Year of Mercy that began on December 8, 2015. Fr. Jeff has done some presentations on mercy, both as forgiveness and acts of mercy. You can find those presentations on our Jubilee of Mercy page.
"Why Is It So Hard to Forgive Myself (and others)?" - We know we need forgiveness, yet it can be hard to think that God will forgive us. We think we are not worthy. We might think that because we keep committing the same sins over and over that God will stop forgiving us. When someone offends us over and over, we might want to stop forgiving them. Fortunately for us, God is not like that. What other reasons do we have to think we shouldn’t be forgiven? Why else might we not want to forgive someone else?