CCS-064 Mercy in the Teachings of the Popes Outline

Mercy in the Teachings of the Popes - Saint John Paul II focused on mercy in his teaching - and he was not alone. For over a hundred years, the Church has been guided by popes who encouraged us to meditate on Christ, the center of mercy. Now in Mercy in the Teachings of the Popes, we can treasure a collection of teachings of popes Pius XI, Pius XII, John XXIII, Paul VI, Benedict XVI, John Paul II, and Francis on subjects like: the source of divine mercy; Mary, mother of mercy; mercy, the life of the Church; and much more.


  • Lesson 1: Introduction
  • Lesson 2: Mercy in the Teachings of the Popes
  • Lesson 3: Mercy Is the Heart of the Gospel
  • Lesson 4: The Sources of Divine Mercy
  • Lesson 5: The Heart of Christ, Expression of God's Logic of Mercy
  • Lesson 6: Mary, Mother of Mercy
  • Lesson 7: Mercy, Life of the Church
  • Lesson 8: Mercy, the Foundation for the Life of Her Shepherds
  • Lesson 9: The Christian and Mercy
  • Lesson 10: Mercy and the Christian Family


Father Stefano Penna


Mercy in the Teachings of the Popes. Pastoral Resources for Living the Jubilee. Our Sunday Visitor Publishing Division, 2015.


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Mercy in the Teachings of the Popes consists of ten lessons and ten assignments, as well as weekly discussions; with each assignment weighted at 10% (percent) of the total grade. Completion of the entire course is determined by either a pass or fail.


  • You must have Internet access. A high speed connection, either ADSL or cable, is recommended.
  • You should know how to use a web browser to navigate the web to locate educational resources and download files.
  • You will need the files management skills necessary to create directories, to save files and to retrieve files.