With great joy the world received Pope Francis’s announcement of an extraordinary Jubilee Year focused on the mercy of God. This event was inaugurated by the Bull, Misericordiae Vultus, or The Face of Mercy. The Almighty showed mercy to … [Read more...]
About Richard J. Grebenc
Richard Grebenc holds an MA in Theology from Franciscan University in Steubenville. He resides in Northeast Ohio. This is his second article for HPR. He has published an article previously in Lay Witness magazine. His book reviews have been seen in Lay Witness, the National Catholic Register, and online at Catholic Books Review.
We can be sure that Jesus was grateful to Simon for providing some relief during the Passion, but also for helping him reach his goal of redeeming humanity (see Jn 12:27 and Acts 2:23) by his suffering and death. Simon of Cyrene lifts … [Read more...]