Catholics asked to reflect on what is meant by ‘mercy’

Catholics asked to reflect on what is meant by ‘mercy’
Canon who served three Archbishops of Westminster produces publishes book for Pope Francis’s Holy Year of Mercy

Canon Daniel Cronin, the parish priest of Knebworth in Hertfordshire is a former Chancellor and Master of Ceremonies to three Cardinal Archbishops at Westminster including the late Cardinal Basil Hume.

He is also a former chaplain to the St. Vincent de Paul Society.

Catholics asked to reflect on what is meant by ‘mercy’

In recognition of The Holy Year of Mercy, declared by Pope Francis and which began last week on Tuesday 8 December, the feast of the Immaculate Conception, and closes on Sunday 20 November next year, the feast of Christ the King, he has brought out a book of Papal quotations – by Francis, Benedict, John Paul ll and John XXlll – and reflections by other Catholics on what mercy means to them.

Abounding in Mercy, which was launched by the editor of the influential Catholic intellectual weekly The Tablet, Catherine Pepinster includes contributions by: Their Lordships David Alton, Paul Murphy and Chris Patten, Baroness Shirley Williams, Francis Campbell, Robert Chronnell, Anne Cook, Luke Coppen, Cathy Corcoran, Sister Ann Cunningham, Sister Frances Teresa Downing, Julie Etchingham, Dr Austin Fagan, Siobhan Garibaldi, Joseph Kelly, Sister Jane Livesey, Sir James MacMillan, Jane Nicholson, Roxanna Panufnik, Ambassador Rogelio Pfirter, Peter Stanford, John Studzinski, Jane Taylor, and Fr D. Vincent Twomey.

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