#033: Divine Mercy: 5 Common Questions [Podcast]

My goal this week is to answer common and controversial questions about the Divine Mercy of Jesus:

Divine Mercy Podcast Taylor Marshall

  1. Was Faustina’s work placed on the Index of Forbidden Books?
  2. Why?
  3. How did Saint John Paul II rehabilitate Saint Faustina’s devotion to the Divine Mercy?
  4. Is the Divine Mercy Promise something distinct form the plenary indulgence?
  5. Does Jesus appear to people after death to give them a second chance?

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  • Jason

    Taylor, love the podcast. I am a devotee of the Divine Mercy. Have you ever read anything about what we should be meditating on when we say the chaplet (in the rosary for example we have the mysteries)? I can’t remember Our Lord saying anything about in the diary.

    • I don’t remember anything in the Diary, but I meditate on each of the 5 wound in each of the 5 decades.

  • Kevin Shook

    Great podcast Dr. Marshall. I have a question regarding confession and the promise made to St. Faustina: Do you have to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation on Divine Mercy Sunday or can you do it prior. Thanks again for the podcasts.

    • It can be proximate within 8-21 days. St Faustina did it on the Saturday before Divine Mercy Sunday.

  • Anonymous

    Hi Dr. Marshall,
    Would you be able to tell me if the promise of a plenary indulgence, the complete remission of the temporal punishment due to sin, includes the temporal punishment during this life? In other words, if one meets the requirements of the plenary indulgence, is the temporal punishment that they would have received that is ongoing on this earth be remitted; or is the remission of temporal punishment merely referring to the punishment one would have received in purgatory?

    • It would does not eliminate temporal punishment in this life: you’ll still get pulled over by a cop!

      Just in purgatory!

      • montana2298

        Lolol good one 😉

  • Spinmamma

    Thank you for this podcast. One of the things that caught my heart when I was investigating the Catholic Church was the chaplet of Divine Mercy. I have St. Faustina’s diary and I pray the chaplet very often. Your answer to question 5 made me weep, and I am still weeping as I type this. One year ago today a person very beloved to me died, alone, and he was not a religious person. There had been some flickers of interest and even beginning belief the year before his death. None of us know the state of his soul. I pray for him frequently–almost every day. Your explanation about Christ’s visit in the twilight moments just before death gave me such hope. Only God know why I decided to listen to your podcast today. Thank you.

  • Daniel

    Hi Taylor, please check the sound system. The podcast has an awful background noise and your voice sounds with a little bit of an echo. Also in previous podcasts the baseline volume is rather low compared to most podcasts out there. The volume wasn’t that low with this episode though, maybe it is related with the bad quality of sound. I hope my comment helps to improve the technical quality of the podcast.
    Thank you for a great work in disseminating the catholic doctrine in all it’s beauty.
    Finally, if I may suggest a topic for a future episode, I’d like to hear about how you and your wife Joy deal with raising 8 kids in the faith. I only have 2 small children, but sometimes is very challenging going to mass with them and all that. Your comments and anecdotes would be very well appreciated.

  • mike b

    What an awesome gift, I hadn’t heard about this full indulgence. Going to confession today!

  • Dr. Jasiu Lewtak

    Hi Taylor,

    If you want to improve your polish pronunciation, there we go:

    Karol Wojtyla: Carrol [british pronunciation]

    Voi –[voice]

    ti – [timid]

    wa [waka-waka].

    Kowalska –Co [short ‘o’] val [valkiria] ska [type of music]

    Krakow crack – oof

    Accents must be put on the second last syllable.


  • Mary

    Loved the podcast! So if all temporal punishment and sin is wiped away and we die soon thereafter then we would go to heaven. But it’s not a “once saved always saved” scenario, right? If we go on to sin either venial or mortal won’t we still have the consequences of those sins? We should go to confession of course but wouldn’t we still possibly have the temporal punishment to atone for?