The logo by Marko Rupnik S.J., aged 7.
Today I accidentally went OUT through the Door of Mercy, rather than IN. Since then I have been feeling particularly merciless. Should I be worried?
It is permitted to leave church by the Door of Mercy, but to avoid any ill-effects you should reverse out, trying not to collide with anyone who may be coming in. Still, do take the opportunity to go IN again through the door, as soon as possible.
How many times do I have to go in through the Door of Mercy to get a badge?
You can be shown mercy even unto seventy-times-seven times. Make sure that your card is stamped by someone in authority.
I enjoyed Pope Benedict's Year of Faith, and now I am enjoying the Year of Mercy. What shall we see next?
It is unlikely that this pope will designate any more special years, even if he continues in office for a long time. However (according to the Jesuits) there should be many other cardinal virtues, so that we may see a Year of Hospitality, a Year of Humility, or a Year of Vigilance.
Pope-to-be Dolan enjoys the Year of Hospitality.
I want to use the logo as the basis of a cartoon strip Mercy Man about a skiing instructor with two heads. Would that be OK?
No, the logo is protected by copyright, and can only be used in spiritually nourishing contexts, such as this blog.
I have heard the Year of Mercy chant by Paul Inwood with amazement. Will he be writing any more music?
I'm afraid so. We did try to stop him, by sending in a rogue piano tuner to retune all his keys to the wrong notes. However, he never even noticed. What can one do?
"I'm playing all the right notes - but not necessarily in the right order."