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Pope Francis: No sinner is ever beyond the love of God


HANNAH BROCKHAUS

Source:
CNA
Type:
Media/Opinion
Date:
9/11/2016

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ABSTRACTPope Francis: No sinner is ever beyond the love of God :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)   Latest News Most Read Archive Resources Tools Catholic Podcast RSS Feeds Columns Documents Mama Needs Coffee CNA Blog Italian Spanish Portuguese German Editors Service About us Donate Italian Spanish Portuguese German News Headlines Vatican Americas Asia - Pacific US Europe Middle East - Africa Most Read Most Commented Archive Resources Abortion Advent Apologetics Benedict XVI Bible Cardinals Catechism Catholic Links Catholic Womanhood Church Fathers Holy Week Life & Family Liturgical Calendar Liturgy Mary Politics Pope Francis Prayers Sacraments Saints Virtue Tools Catholic Podcast RSS Feeds CNA TV CNA Audio Columns Bishops' Corner Book Reviews Cinemazlowski Fr. Robert Barron Guest Columnist In Good Company Led Into the Truth Live Greater Making a Difference Movie Reviews Russell Shaw The Common Good with Deacon Keith Fournier The Dispute of the Humanum The New (& the Old) Evangelization The Way of Beauty Viewpoint Documents Pope Francis Pope Benedict XVI Pope John Paul II Pope Paul VI Pope John XXIII Pope Pius XII Pope Pius XI Pope Pius X Pope Leo XIII Vatican II Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith Pontifical Council for the Family United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Cardinal James Francis Stafford Archbishop Charles J. Chaput Bishop Samuel J. Aquila Mama Needs Coffee CNA Blog Home » News » Vatican Pope Francis: No sinner is ever beyond the love of God Pope Francis delivers the Angelus address, June 15, 2015. Credit: L'Osservatore Romano. Follow By Hannah Brockhaus Vatican City, Sep 11, 2016 / 08:37 am ( CNA/EWTN News ) .- On Sunday Pope Francis said that God shows us, through parables, the merciful love of the Father, who rejoices over every sinful person who returns to him. “The message of the Gospel today gives us great hope and we can summarize it thus: there is no sin into which we have fallen, from which, by the grace of God, we can not rise again; there is not an irretrievable individual, because God never ceases to want our good,” he said, “even when we sin!” In his Sept. 11 message for the Angelus, Pope Francis talked about the three parables in the day's Gospel, which was from Luke 15. Christ tells three parables – the shepherd who leaves his 99 sheep to find the lost one, the woman who searches for her lost coin, and the parable of the prodigal son – in answer to the scribes and Pharisees who criticize him, saying, “this man welcomes sinners and eats with them.” Each of the parables reveal the heart of God, the Pope said, explaining how each parable uses the words, “rejoice together, to party.” “The pastor called friends and neighbors and says to them, 'Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep that was lost' (v. 6); the woman calls together her friends and.......