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).