Being that this is Divine Mercy Sunday I wonder if any of my readers might be able to shed some light on something I recently heard relating this feast. The official English translation renders today "Second Sunday of Easter or Divine Mercy Sunday" making it seem that the celebration today is one or the other. What I heard one priest say was that this not not correctly transcribe the meaning in the Latin which I believe is Dominica II Paschae seu De Divina Misericordia. That the seu means more than a simple or. This to means sound quite plausible since the Apostolic Penitentiary on the indulgence for today calls it "Second Sunday of Easter, Divine Mercy Sunday."
I have been to some parishes on Mercy Sunday that don’t mention it at all, and I don’t quite understand why some would want to ignore such a wonderful aspect of God. Though maybe it is the Divine Mercy devotion itself (or devotions in general) they don’t like. I love the Divine Mercy devotion especially the version set to music since I can sing it on my way in to work. It is also probably mercy that there is no one in the car to hear me singing it.