Mercy Meditations

Pope Francis is Unique

By Chris Sparks

In my last column, we took a look at the great arc of Church history and touched on a number of the many great storms the Barque of Peter has sailed through and survived. Now, let’s take a look at what’s unique about the present pontificate.

Out of everything Pope Francis has done and said, if I had to pick out how he differs from all his predecessors, my list would be limited to a few crucial facts.

Linda's Divine Mercy Blessings

In 1997, after Charlie Bolcer proposed to his future wife Linda, both prayed separately to ask the Lord exactly when they should become wed.

"Separately, we got the inspiration we should get married on the eve of Divine Mercy [Sunday]," Linda said. She didn't realize it then, but that "coincidence" was a sign of blessings to come.

Let's take a look at a few examples.

Divine Mercy saves a marriage


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