First, the obligatory clip:
Of course, Pope Francis does teach mercy in his dojo, and has in fact announced a Jubliee Year of Mercy to that effect
To say this is is timely would be an understatement. If there is one thing the world needs now, it is the Mercy of our loving (but still just!) God.
As I've said before, we think we've escaped God's judgment, and all we've really escaped is God's mercy.
I pray for the success of this year, and will strive to do my part to make it so.