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The Message of Mercy and Its Importance Today


May 1, 2014
Presenter: Walter Cardinal Kasper

In this lecture, Cardinal Kasper speaks on the topic of his newly translated book Mercy: The Essence of the Gospel and the Key to Christian Life (Paulist Press, 2014): “The message of God’s mercy is not an unworldly or impractical theory.  Neither is it only a matter of sentimental sympathy.  It has consequences for the life of every Christian, for the pastoral practice of the Church, and for the contribution that a Christian should make to shape the social order in a more humane, just, and merciful way.”  

Cosponsored by the School of Theology and Ministry
and The Church in the 21st Century Center

Walter Cardinal Kasper
, Cardinal-Priest of Ognissanti, in Via Appia Nuova and president emeritus, Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity.