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Trump Begs The Media For 'Mercy' In This Shawn Mendes Mashup

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 02.21.2017 | Comedy

President Donald Trump just wants some “Mercy” from the media. POTUS appears to ask the press, who last week he dubbed “an enemy of the American...

Demonic influences and mental health: Beware the devil you know

David Briggs | Posted 02.10.2017 | Religion
David Briggs

When it comes to mental health, the devil you know appears to be much more dangerous than the devil you don't. Belief in the existence of powerful su...

My Sorrow Infused Me With Mercy

Catherine Nagle | Posted 08.30.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Catherine Nagle

"You are not a true adult until both of your parents have passed on, you are then an orphan." John F. Kennedy, Jr. At the age of 26, I buri...

Merging Is More Than A Traffic Term

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 08.17.2016 | GPS for the Soul
The University of Central Florida Forum

By Germayne Graham UCF Forum columnist On my drive to work I have to merge onto three very busy roadways. I am constantly saying to myself: "Please j...

He'd Prefer His Son Be Strangled

Omar Naseef | Posted 06.14.2016 | Religion
Omar Naseef

"You know, he'd prefer his son be strangled then spend time with you if he knew that you're gay." That's what the mother said to her son. She didn't...

The Orlando Massacre And The Power Of Prayer

Mathew N. Schmalz | Posted 06.15.2016 | Religion
Mathew N. Schmalz

I believe that prayer does matter, especially after the Orlando massacre -- and it's an argument I'll make with all due respect to those critics who believe prayer is a senseless waste of time.

The Power of Peyton: MVP of Mercy

J. Andrew Daugherty | Posted 02.07.2017 | Religion
J. Andrew Daugherty

Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy. -Gospel of Matthew 5:7 He has been working on Sundays for 18 years, but he is not a minister...

One way Gov. Rauner can reduce the State's prison population: clemency

Jeanne Bishop | Posted 01.12.2017 | Chicago
Jeanne Bishop

Illinois' huge prison population is a problem Governor Rauner wants to solve. His first step--setting up a commission to find ways the legislature can...

When Human Trafficking Victims Are Among Your Church Congregation

Raleigh Sadler | Posted 01.12.2017 | Religion
Raleigh Sadler

Everyone is looking to be loved. Anna was no exception. While still in her late teens, she met and fell in love with an older man who gave her what she craved. "Could he be the one to love and accept me for who I am?" she wondered.

Will Pope Francis Become a Holy Man for the World?

Deepak Chopra | Posted 01.04.2017 | Religion
Deepak Chopra

Pope Francis I is poised to be more than a very popular pontiff graced with humility and an approach of love and gentleness, two words he often uses. ...

What am I Apologizing For?

Amylynn Smith | Posted 12.31.2016 | Religion
Amylynn Smith

My heart is far from perfect, and while the world might see actions of generosity or self-sacrifice God and I know my heart. I can't hide from Him, and when I try the problems only get worse and my relationships only become more strained.

The Mysterious and Beautiful Christmas Visitor

Patrick Beretta | Posted 12.21.2016 | Religion
Patrick Beretta

Her eyes were beautiful and dark. They were all the more striking because of the contrast they presented to the pale elegance of her face. She was wrapped in layers of winter clothing to protect herself from the mean bite of the cold Butte morning.

How To Release Them From Their Debt

Catherine Nagle | Posted 12.14.2016 | Religion
Catherine Nagle

I've come to understand that sometimes the pain that we think comes from someone else's actions or behavior might actually be caused by our own though...

A Protestant's Reflection on Pope Francis' Call for a Year of Mercy

Khristi Adams | Posted 12.09.2016 | Religion
Khristi Adams

This past March, Pope Francis announced that 2016 would be an Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy. This is a holy year that takes place every 25 years and the Pope can proclaim an extraordinary one as he deems necessary.

A Special 'Holy Year' Is About To Begin In The Catholic Church

Religion News Service | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 01.03.2017 | Religion

(RNS) For months now, Vatican watchers have been talking about the upcoming jubilee as one of the biggest events of Pope Francis’ pontificate. But w...

An Open Letter To Republican Governors: Let The Syrian Refugees In

Michael Shammas | Posted 11.19.2016 | Politics
Michael Shammas

Western openness exemplifies our best values. Unlike tyrannical regimes like Assad's or roving bands of murderers like ISIL, such openness is inclusive. Tolerant. And by being tolerant at home, we promote tolerance abroad. We lead by example.

Have Mercy on Me: The Bishops' Synod on the Family 2015

W. Hunter Roberts | Posted 11.13.2016 | Religion
W. Hunter Roberts

Subtle, yes, like a trim tab, but Pope Francis last week steered the massive heft of the Holy Roman Church, the oldest continuous institution in our midst, toward the Gospel message of mercy for all. I believe it just may be that, at least so far as he can direct it, the church is once again working for the Lord. Amen.

Prison Reform: Healing not Punishment

Maura Poston Zagrans | Posted 11.11.2016 | Politics
Maura Poston Zagrans

Critics will object that law-abiding citizens themselves will be at the mercy of criminals if we put compassion at the core of our criminal justice system. Granted, safety must always be of paramount concern

Too Much, Not Enough, and This Love That Bears It All

Jesua | Posted 10.25.2016 | GPS for the Soul

Not long ago I noticed that I was walking around with what felt like a subtle wall in my own heart, like a self-imposed boundary or barricade against Life. I noticed this wall not only appearing in my relationships, but in a deeper and more general way, in my very relationship with Life itself.

Meeting Pope Francis Was One of the Greatest Days of My Life

Rev. Peter Goodwin Heltzel, Ph.D. | Posted 09.28.2016 | Religion
Rev. Peter Goodwin Heltzel, Ph.D.

Pope Francis embodies the tenderness of God's mercy. From comforting families who lost loved ones on September 11 in New York City to proclaiming hope to the prisoners in Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility in Philadelphia, Pope Francis has embodied God's tender mercy.

Can We Keep the Empathy State of Mind Alive?

Alyssa Piperis | Posted 09.14.2016 | Impact
Alyssa Piperis

The 14th anniversary of 9/11 has come and gone. My social media newsfeeds are filled with less outward sensitivity and commemoration today than they w...

You Don't Know Me

William Spear | Posted 09.04.2016 | Home
William Spear

And I am no different than you, my skin wrapped around my beating heart -- pleading for mercy and loving-kindness and waiting for this long night to be over.

No Offense -- It Ain't Personal

Sonya Denyse | Posted 07.06.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Sonya Denyse

I walked into a wall once. I was in the house of mirrors. The full force of the impact propelled me to the ground. My lips started to rise before I ...

Gov. Bobby Jindal Denies Clemency to Prisoner Serving 13 Years for Possessing Two Joints

Anthony Papa | Posted 06.18.2016 | Politics
Anthony Papa

In the case of Bernard Noble it seems that Louisiana's Governor Jindal has chosen not to show the compassion that our President has shown and instead ignores the injustice of Noble's case while he rots away in prison for 13 years for the possession of two joints.

Overcoming a Devastating Loss to Live Again

Eldonie Mason | Posted 06.09.2015 | Religion
Eldonie Mason

In three short years of togetherness he was gone. I went from planning a wedding to planning a funeral; from making the final alterations on my wedding dress to buying a dress for his funeral.