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This is the homily of Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, Archbishop of Buenos Aires and Primate of Argentina, before he became Pope Francis. The homily was given Aug. 31, 2005, during a Mass in honor of the Holy Protector of Pregnant Women, Saint Raymond Nonnatus. Saint Raymond is a principal saint of the Order of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mercy.

The homily is delivered in English by a guest narrator. The video footage is from World Youth Day 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

No hell? What does the Catechism say?

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Deacon Robert Banet

No-hel, No-hel.

Yo Clyde! It’s not Christmas. How come the Christmas carol?

No, but it’s better than Christmas.

What do you mean?

Well, this is the year of mercy, and can you imagine a merciful God sending someone to a never-ending hell?

Hold on! The Church has always taught that there is a hell. Continue reading No hell? What does the Catechism say?

Blancos Mercedarios – 1951 Video in Spanish

Against a dramatic backdrop of stirring music, this 1951 black and white video portrays the everyday lives of Mercedarian Friars in Spain as they prepare for their apostolic commitment.