CrosierCast Episode 03: Why Mercy Matters, Part 1

Pope Francis visits families of typhoon Yolanda victims in one of the areas in Palo, Leyte Saturday, January 17, 2015. (Photo by Benhur Arcayan/Malacanang Photo Bureau)


The Jubilee Year of Mercy is over, but the practice of compassion should still be a constant in the life of every Catholic. In part 1 of our episode, Bishop Wall explains why mercy, as a concept and an action, is one of the driving forces behind the teachings of the Church.

Listen to Part 2 here

Discussion points:

00:36 – We discuss some of Bishop Wall’s experiences at the Southwest Catholic Youth Conference and as a chaplain on a pilgrimage to California mission churches
08:01 – Why have Catholics been encouraged to make a pilgrimage – even locally – during the Year of Mercy? And why do we have Holy Doors?
09:30 – Why did Pope Francis designate “Mercy” as a theme?
13:30 – Are there any events that have stood out over the past year to Bishop Wall that particularly exemplify mercy?

Useful Resources:

Misericordiae Vultus, by Pope Francis, declaring the Year of Mercy

Join us next week for part 2 of the episode, when Bishop Wall will discuss how we can practice mercy each day, even after the close of the Jubilee Year. In the meantime, do you have a question for Bishop Wall? Leave it in the comments below, send us a message on Facebook, or email us at [email protected]


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