During Lent we contemplate the mystery of the Cross and the Resurrection. Mercy is an essential component of that mystery. Mercy is at the core and center of the Gospel message. In this episode, Vickie examines what our most recent Popes have said about mercy. She discusses as well the Sacrament of Reconciliation as a means to experiencing God’s mercy.

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St. John Paul II  was a staunch opponent of communism. During his first visit to Poland as Pope in 1978, he told a crowed of 1 million people, “You are men. You have dignity. Don’t crawl on your bellies.”  Many regard his pontificate as the beginning of the end for the Soviet Union