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Why are so many trads suspect of the Divine Mercy? Are they correct? Should we never pray to JOhn Paul 2 or Sister Faustina or the Divine Mercy. I also saw this online:            http://www.traditioninaction.org/Questio...Mercy.html
The Divine Mercy is a true devotion. Forget that website. All it is doing is trying to smear a true private apparition.

You don't have to pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet if you don't want, but don't listen to that website.
Nonsense, it's a beautiful devotion where we meditate on our Lord's Sacred Wounds... What could be more Catholic! I would recommend it to everyone.
I pray the Chaplet everday does that prevent me from being traditional?

I pray the prayer "O Blood and water that gushed forth..." at the elevation of the chalice at every Mass I attend and have been doing so for 50 years. I still consider myself a trad!
If you pray the Divine chaplet instead of the rosary then that's a problem...
I strongly prefer the Holy Rosary; but will occasionally say the Chaplet, as the impulse strikes me.
I was introduced to it as a penance from a Lithuanian Novus Ordo priest. It was my first ever remotely "stringent" penance--anything beyond the usual "three Aves," as it were.

I am occasionally concerned with the orthodoxy of the devotion's origin and certain aesthetics of the iconography. I chalk this up
to my lack of faith, and pray for the grace to overcome these stumbling blocks. I believe there
may be a connection to St. Gertrude's devotions. These may be the means by which we, the 21st Century Church Militant, can pray into purgatory many of those non-Catholic souls whose
fate has been such a topic of despair, argument, and befuddlement to the apologists on both sides of the Extra
Ecclesiam debate.
(01-13-2014, 11:00 PM)frater Wrote: [ -> ]I strongly prefer the Holy Rosary; but will occasionally say the Chaplet, as the impulse strikes me.
I was introduced to it as a penance from a Lithuanian Novus Ordo priest. It was my first ever remotely "stringent" penance--anything beyond the usual "three Aves," as it were.

I am occasionally concerned with the orthodoxy of the devotion's origin and certain aesthetics of the iconography. I chalk this up
to my lack of faith, and pray for the grace to overcome these stumbling blocks. I believe there
may be a connection to St. Gertrude's devotions. These may be the means by which we, the 21st Century Church Militant, can pray into purgatory many of those non-Catholic souls whose
fate has been such a topic of despair, argument, and befuddlement to the apologists on both sides of the Extra
Ecclesiam debate.

I also think that the devotion to the Divine Mercy is a great tool for the Holy Souls in Purgatory.

Here are three links that I believe are also worthy of devotion for the Holy Souls. They are also traditional

http://www.alcazar.net/purgatory.html
http://www.catholictradition.org/Classics/soul.htm
http://www.ourcatholicprayers.com/prayer...atory.html
Why should that be a problem, i mean not everyone HAS to pray the rosary. I know an exorcist and an Eastern Rite priest who both attest to the power, both against demons and in deathbed conversions through the chaplet. I'm certainly not disparaging the rosary but its no more a requirement for a Catholic to pray than the chaplet of Divine Mercy.
I never understood why Traditional Catholics take offense to Saint Faustina and the Divine Mercy devotion. I read her book and at least to me her visions and message seem to be based on a Traditional Catholic understanding of the faith, doctrinally and theologically . There is nothing liberal or novus ordo about it. In fact she passed away long before Vatican 2 and only attended the traditional liturgy.
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