But if we're really going to talk about "mercy", may I suggest some worthy recipients of that?
- Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate and their Sister counterparts. Allow them to live their vocation and charisms unfettered
- Patricia Jannuzzi, the New Jersey high school teacher who was fired - by a Catholic high school - for upholding Catholic morality on her facebook page.
If they receive some "mercy", bring it on! On the other hand, what they deserve is justice to right the immense wrongs done to them by their bishops.