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On the abuse of Divine Mercy

The misapplication of the phrase 'Mercy of God' is a prevalent in the Church today.

In the name of Mercy - the Spiritual Works of Mercy are abandoned particularly the ones hightlighted below.

To instruct the ignorant;To counsel the doubtful;To admonish sinners;To bear wrongs patiently;To forgive offences willingly;To comfort the afflicted;To pray for the living and the dead.Source: Tradicat
Who can deny that today the ignorant are not instructed in the faith (read: crisis of catechetical studies), the doubtful are not counseled (read: follow your conscience), that sinners are not admonished (read: allow those living in an open objective state of sin to receive communion), and the paucity of prayers for the dead.

I recently came across the following in the Sermons of St. Alphonsus and concluded that it was definitely apropos to the dangers of false mercy.

The e-version I used has some errors, so I recommend that you buy a copy of the printed version and read it.