Father Robert Lauder

Recognizing Our Sinfulness

One image of mercy that the pope offers is the wives and mothers who line up in front of the jails on Saturdays and Sundays bringing food and presents to their husbands and sons.

God’s Fidelity

Second in a series: A theme that Pope Francis seems to return to frequently is that God is faithful. We can rely on God’s love and commitment. God will never abandon us or forget us. We can rely on God’s fidelity and love.

Mercy is Much More Than Forgiveness

First in a series: I have the feeling that everything I have written in several columns about Pope Francis has been summed up in the new book by Pope Francis: “The Name of God Is Mercy: A Conversation with Andrea Tornielli” (New York: Random House. Translated from the Italian by Oonagh Stransky, 2016, pp.176).