The Problem With the “Divine Mercy” Devotion


Feast of St. John Chrysostom

The Church, during the time of Pope John XXIII, prohibited with a decree on November 19, 1958 the “Divine Mercy” devotion as received by Sr. Faustina. The Holy Office condemned it, establishing that “the supernatural revelations made to Sr. Faustina is not evident.”

The “devotion” eliminates the Most Sacred Heart which the Chair of St. Peter had already presented as the true image of God’s “Merciful Love” (St. Therese). The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, pierced with a lance, crowned with thorns, dripping with the Most Precious Blood, calls for a devotion of reparation as the successors to the Chair of St. Peter had consistently insisted (from the time of the institution of the Sacred Heart devotion) for the true God Whom an authentically orthodox Catholic Theology proclaims is the God of BOTH mercy AND JUSTICE – the divine justice must be satisfied also by reparation. The “Divine Mercy” devotion eliminates therefore the Catholic concept of the “God of Justice” – demanding reparation and propitiation for sins – which forms a necessary part of the equation, so to speak, of who-the-true-God-is. And when the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965) adopted the “New ‘Catholic Theology'” (the New “Catholic” Orientation) with its new concept of ‘god’ (cf., our post “The Ultimate Delusion of Vatican II ‘Catholicism’“) – “only the [g]od of mercy” – it’s no great surprise that Pope John Paul II, avowed advocate of Vatican II “norms and directives,” defied the previous Papal ban – without satisfying the supernatural requirement! –  and even propagated the “devotion”: for the New “Catholic” religion must have its fitting devotion!

And on page 23 of the book “Divine Mercy in My Soul” (The Diary of Sr. Faustina): “… And the host came out of the tabernacle and came to rest in my hands and I… placed it back in the tabernacle. This was repeated a second time, and… it happened a third time.” It is Protestant way to refer to the Sacred Specie as mere “host”; a Catholic soul with a reverential disposition towards the sacred would refer to It: “the Sacred Host.” And there you have “Jesus Christ” wanting to rest in unconsecrated hands (and these same unconsecrated hands putting back the Sacred Host into the tabernacle) thereby contradicting “His” decrees* in the Sacred Scriptures that only the consecrated hands of an ordained priest may touch the sacred. The “Divine Mercy” devotion affords the priests of the New “Catholic” religion, the “Eucharistic lay ministers”, and the faithful communicating standing and by the hands a fitting consolation that there is a ‘god’ of all mercy and tender compassion who will not condemn sacrilege!

In 2 Kings [2 Samuel in Protestant versions] 6.6, we read God chastising Ocha with immediate death for he dared touch the Ark of the Covenant which contains the manna [a figure of our tabernacle with the real Manna – the Living Bread – reserved in it] with his unconsecrated hands – what more to touch the Sacred Host with unconsecrated hands! St. Paul the Apostle therefore points out: … These things were done in a figure of us…. they are written for our correction… (1 Cor. 10.6,11).

See: “Devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

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3 Responses to The Problem With the “Divine Mercy” Devotion

  1. Leo says:

    In reverence for the Sacred Host, I have reverted to taking Communion on the tongue, and not drinking from the chalice. The Sacred Host contains Jesus, body AND blood, soul and divinity.

    • Ignis Dei says:

      Deo gratias! But there is more that the disposition of a true Catholic reverence demands. It was decreed that in the name of Jesus every knee should bow (Phil. 2.10). What more when Our Lord descends from His holy altar and meet you face to face (Ex. 33.11) to give Himself to you? Kneeling while receiving Our Lord at the Communion rail bears this impression of our “Little Therese”: “It is proper to divine love to lower itself; hence, the lower we are, the more we attract God.”

      Communicating by the tongue is still tolerable in the New “Catholic” Order but not kneeling; the priest or the bishop of the New “Catholic” Orientation might give you a kick to stand up or refuse you “Holy” Communion for exhibiting traditional Catholic discipline in their New “Catholic” churches.

  2. Ignis Dei says:


    Low Sunday (and “Novus Ordo” feast of “Divine Mercy”)

    Our Lady of Fatima insisted all the more on praying the Holy Rosary everyday since, together with the wearing of the Scapular, it forms part of the devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary which, we learn from Sr. Lucia, C.D., God offers the world to be its last lifeline. The importance of the Holy Rosary was revealed by the heavens when Our Blessed Mother appeared to St. Dominic to entrust to him the spread of the Rosary devotion, saying: ““Dear Dominic, do you know which weapon the Blessed Trinity wants to use to reform the world? I want you to know that, in this kind of warfare, the battering ram has always been the Angelic Psalter [the Angelic Salutation, Lk. 1.28] which is the foundation stone of the New Testament” (in St. Louis de Montfort, “The Secret of the Rosary”). The Holy Rosary,the “Angelic Psalter,” is our weapon against the diabolical warfare of subtle deception given that the devotion to the Holy Rosary was instituted as the Holy Church was then being menaced by the Albigensian heresy. Our Lady of Fatima insisted on the Holy Rosary as our present warfare is against the heightened “diabolical disorientation.”

    The “Divine Mercy” devotion is suspect also as to its supernatural origin for its “Divine Mercy Chaplet”, to be said on the beads of the Holy Rosary, is a subtle substitution for – a subtle doing away with – the “Angelic Salutation”, heaven’s “battering ram” against the devil, the ancient infernal deceiver. The New ‘Catholic Theology’ – current in today’s Seminaries with the New ‘Mass’ for its expression – no longer treats the devil as the Christian adversary intent on the eternal perdition of souls together with him (cf., our post “The Ultimate Delusion of Vatican II ‘Catholicism’” and also Fr. Gabriel Amorth, Vatican’s Chief Exorcist, on the New “Rite of Exorcism” revised according to the New ‘Catholic Theology’ in our post “Our Lady and the Diabolical Campaign“).

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