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100 1 Moloney, Daniel Patrick,|0http://id.loc.gov/authorities/
245 10 Mercy :|bwhat every Catholic should know /|cDaniel
264 1 San Francisco :|bIgnatius Press ;|aGreenwood Village, CO :
300 195 pages ;|c21 cm.
490 0 What every Catholic should know.
504 Includes bibliographical references.
520 "In Mercy: What Every Catholic Should Know, Fr. Daniel
Moloney covers a broad range of topics regarding mercy
that are prevalent for our society today. Beginning from
an unexpected perspective in the first half of the book,
Fr. Moloney approaches mercy from a political point of
view, explaining how mercy is in fact truly and intimately
interwoven with politics and power. Through this lens, he
touches upon pertinent topics such as legal punishments,
the death penalty, and self-defense. He also assesses the
clergy scandals, laying out why they occurred, what went
wrong in how they were dealt with, and how the Church can
improve moving forward for the greater glory of God. He
eloquently explains how mercy is not synonymous with
leniency, but is an act of responding to a privation, a
lack of something which ought to be there. Sometimes the
road to this may have to be tough love for the good of all
involved. Fr. Moloney invites the reader to wrestle with
the supposed contradiction of God saying that he is
merciful, yet killing and punishing his creation. Moloney
ultimately resolves this apparent contradiction by
highlighting God's identity as the loving Father,
explaining how, similar to good earthly fathers, sometimes
the most loving route to take in truly loving your
children and bringing them to their ultimate good is
through the course of tough love. God is always good and
loving, and his justice and mercy go hand-in-hand"--
|cProvided by publisher.
650 0 Mercy.|0http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85083822