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Feast of The Divine Mercy - April 23, 2006 - EWTN Program Listing
EWTN ^ | April 22, 2006

Posted on 04/22/2006 6:12:41 AM PDT by NYer


 

FAUSTINA (90:00)
Feature film drama depicting the life of Sr. Faustina.
Polish with English subtitles.
Saturday April 22, 2006 8:00 PM
Sunday April 23, 2006 2:00 AM
Thursday April 27, 2006 1:00 PM


 


 






 

 

 


DIVINE MERCY PREVIEW SHOW (60:00)

Sunday April 23, 2006 12:00 PM LIVE
Sunday April 23, 2006 8:00 PM ENCORE

SOLEMN MASS AND CELEBRATION OF DIVINE MERCY FROM STOCKBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS, U.S.A.  (2 1/2 hours)
Celebrate the Feast of Divine Mercy with EWTN and the Marians of the Immaculate Conception. This feast commemorates God's infinite love and mercy, which He continues to pour out to the world.
Sunday April 23, 2006 1:00 PM LIVE
Sunday April 23, 2006 9:00 PM ENCORE



DIVINE MERCY CELEBRATION FROM THE SHRINE OF THE MOST BLESSED SACRAMENT IN HANCEVILLE, ALABAMA, U.S.A.  (60:00)
Join the Nuns of Our Lady of the Angels Monastery for this celebration of God's Mercy.
Sunday April 23, 2006 4:00 PM LIVE
Monday April 24, 2006 1:30 AM ENCORE
Monday April 24, 2006 2:30 PM ENCORE
Thursday April 27, 2006 3:30 AM ENCORE

A TIME FOR MERCY (60:00)
Examine events of the last century with narrator Joseph Campanella and see what the promises given by Jesus to a humble Polish nun have to do with the signs of our times. Learn more about God's overflowing Mercy in every age, and how He sends messengers - such as Sr. Faustina - to tell people how they can experience this most important attribute of the Godhead.
Sunday April 23, 2006 5 PM

THE BEATIFICATION OF SISTER FAUSTINA
JOIN THE CELEBRATION (30:00)

Devotion to the Divine Mercy of Jesus came from war-torn Poland through the message of Sister Faustina. On April 18, 1993, millions gathered in St. Peter's Square to witness Pope John Paul II beatified Sister Faustina and to proclaim her Feast Day as October 5th. Relive this historic event.
Sunday April 23, 2006 6 PM

SISTER FAUSTINA - THE PROMISE OF MERCY (30:00)
This documentary tells the story of Blessed Sister Faustina and how Our Lord gave her the devotion to His Divine Mercy. He asked her to promulgate it throughout the world.
Sunday April 23, 2006 11:30 PM

 
CHAPLET OF THE DIVINE MERCY IN SONG (30:00)
This video is a contemporary, fresh version of the Chaplet of Divine Mercy - a prayer that pleads God's mercy on the whole world. The video was filmed live at the National Shrine of the Divine Mercy, in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.
Monday April 24, 2006 6:30 PM
 



TOPICS: Apologetics; Catholic; Current Events; Ministry/Outreach; Prayer; Theology; Worship
KEYWORDS: divinemercy; ewtn; faustina

1 posted on 04/22/2006 6:12:44 AM PDT by NYer
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To: All


Divine Mercy Novena Begins on Good Friday
 
The Message of Divine Mercy

Divine Mercy

Chaplet of Divine Mercy

THE DIVINE MERCY NOVENA BEGINS ON GOOD FRIDAY.

Divine Mercy Devotion and Novena

Apostles of Divine Mercy

Praying the Divine Mercy Chaplet for Pro-Life Causes

2 posted on 04/22/2006 6:14:39 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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3 posted on 04/22/2006 6:14:57 AM PDT by NYer (Discover the beauty of the Eastern Catholic Churches - freepmail me for more information.)
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To: NYer

Jezu ufam tobie.


4 posted on 04/22/2006 1:29:32 PM PDT by Maeve (Chaplet of the Divine Mercy)
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To: Maeve

I have a strong objection to the Feast of the Divine Mercy's replacement of Low Sunday on the Roman Calendar because it disrupts the paschal season.

The Paschal Season is a season of joy and commemoration of Christ's victory over death. It's not a time for the penitential self-flagellation of the Divine Mercy chaplet.

If it belongs anywhere on the Roman Calendar, its during Lent, not Pascha.

That's not to mention that all of the Popes between Pius XI and Paul VI suppressed the Divine Mercy cult as spurious.
http://www.divinewill.org/Biographies%20-%20Biography%20of%20Luisa%20by%20Fr.%20Sanguiao.htm

I pray that some future pope will have the foresight to suppress it. I am glad that Byzantine Catholics do not celebrate it publicly.

Happy Low Sunday:
http://www.breviary.net/propseason/easter/propseasoneast1.htm


5 posted on 04/22/2006 9:39:05 PM PDT by pravknight (Christos Regnat, Christos Imperat, Christus Vincit)
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To: pravknight

Blood and water

Yes, it belongs on this Sunday.

It's about God's forgiveness.

What were two of the five last words of Christ?

"Father, forgive them for they know not what they do."

"Today you will be with me in paradise." (to the good thief)

What is the main theme of this Sunday's readings?

"Receive the Holy Spirit, whose sins you shall forgive they are forgiven them, and whose sins you shall retain are retained."

Don't you see the pattern? It's about the most joyous gift of Christ's death on the Cross -- His gift of forgiveness.


6 posted on 04/22/2006 9:46:32 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Salvation

It's a penitential devotion that disrupts the celebration of the Risen Christ, not Christ crucified.

It belongs maybe in Lent or some other Sunday, not during the Paschal season.


7 posted on 04/23/2006 6:08:42 AM PDT by pravknight (Christos Regnat, Christos Imperat, Christus Vincit)
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To: Salvation

You expired, Jesus, but the source of life gushed forth for souls and the ocean of mercy opened up for the whole world. O Fountain of Life, unfathomable Divine Mercy, envelop the whole world and empty Yourself out upon us.

O Blood and Water, which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a fountain of mercy for us, I trust in You.


8 posted on 04/23/2006 6:42:13 AM PDT by Nihil Obstat (“Dios no muere!”)
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To: pravknight
It belongs maybe in Lent or some other Sunday, not during the Paschal season.

What JESUS wants, JESUS gets:
Jesus, I trust in You.

Novena to the Divine Mercy

which Jesus instructed me to write down and make before the Feast of Mercy. It begins on Good Friday....

* * *

No soul will be justified until it turns with confidence to My mercy, and this is why the first Sunday after Easter is to be the Feast of Mercy....

St Faustina's diary

Pax et bonum
9 posted on 04/23/2006 7:08:50 AM PDT by GirlShortstop
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To: Nihil Obstat

Thank you!


10 posted on 04/23/2006 7:10:53 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: GirlShortstop

Thank you for that quote from St. Faustina's diary!


11 posted on 04/23/2006 7:11:36 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: pravknight; Nihil Obstat; GirlShortstop
Additional information about Divine Mercy Sunday:

Catholic Culture

Collect:
God of mercy, you wash away our sins in water, you give us new birth in the Spirit, and redeem us in the blood of Christ. As we celebrate Christ's resurrection increase our awareness of these blessings, and renew your gift of life within us. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

April 23, 2006 Month Year Season

Divine Mercy Sunday

"I shall sing forever the Lord's mercy." (Ps 89 [88]) This Sunday is popularly known as Mercy of God Sunday. Between 1930 and 1938 Christ appeared to Sister Faustina, a Sister of Mercy in Poland who initiated the Divine Mercy devotion. She was canonized on April 30, 2000, the Sunday after Easter, the Feast of Divine Mercy. On Good Friday, 1937, Jesus requested that Blessed Faustina make a special novena before the Feast of Mercy, from Good Friday through the following Saturday. Jesus also asked that a picture be painted according to the vision of Himself as the fountain of mercy. He gave her a chaplet to be recited and said that it was appropriate to pray the chaplet at three o'clock each afternoon (the Hour of Great Mercy).

The last stational procession is held at the Church of St. Pancras. Those newly baptized are now full fledged members of the Christian community. This church is most appropriate since St. Pancras was a young man of fourteen who sealed his baptismal promises with his blood.


Jesus to Sr. Faustina
On one occasion, I heard these words: My daughter, tell the whole world about My inconceivable mercy. I desire that the Feast of Mercy be a refuge and shelter for all souls, and especially for poor sinners. On that day the very depths of My tender mercy are open. I pour out a whole ocean of graces upon those souls who approach the fount of My mercy. The soul that will go to Confession and receive Holy Communion shall obtain complete forgiveness of sins and punishment. On that day all the divine floodgates through which grace flow are opened. Let no soul fear to draw near to Me, even though its sins be as scarlet. My mercy is so great that no mind, be it of man or of angel, will be able to fathom it throughout all eternity. Everything that exists has come forth from the very depths of My most tender mercy. Every soul in its relation to Me will contemplate My love and mercy throughout eternity. The Feast of Mercy emerged from My very depths of tenderness. It is My desire that it be solemnly celebrated on the first Sunday after Easter. Mankind will not have peace until it turns to the Fount of My Mercy.

[Let] the greatest sinners place their trust in My mercy. They have the right before others to trust in the abyss of My mercy. My daughter, write about My mercy towards tormented souls. Souls that make an appeal to My mercy delight Me. To such souls I grant even more graces than they ask. I cannot punish even the greatest sinner if he makes an appeal to My compassion, but on the contrary, I justify him in My unfathomable and inscrutable mercy. Write: before I come as a just Judge, I first open wide the door of My mercy. He who refuses to pass through the door of My mercy must pass through the door of My justice.

From all My wounds, like from streams, mercy flows for souls, but the wound in My Heart is the fountain of unfathomable mercy. From this fountain spring all graces for souls. The flames of compassion burn Me. I desire greatly to pour them out upon souls. Speak to the whole world about My mercy.

Excerpted from Diary of Sr. M. Faustina Kowalska.

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12 posted on 04/23/2006 7:17:47 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: pravknight

**From all My wounds, like from streams, mercy flows for souls, but the wound in My Heart is the fountain of unfathomable mercy. From this fountain spring all graces for souls. The flames of compassion burn Me. I desire greatly to pour them out upon souls. Speak to the whole world about My mercy.

Excerpted from Diary of Sr. M. Faustina Kowalska.**

Christ's mercy comes after His wounds -- therefore after Easter and the Resurrection.

Aquestion for you --
"When we see Christ in heaven, will He still have His wounds?"

I think so, because even in His changed appearance He showed His wounds to the apostles! Hopefully we will all see them too!


13 posted on 04/23/2006 7:21:43 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Salvation

"For the sake of his sorrowful passion, have mercy on us" is hardly fitting for the paschal season.

Compared with the resurrection hymns of the Byzantine rite:
"Christ is risen from the dead, by death trampling death, and to those in the graves granting life."

"By death, by death you conquered death."

We aren't supposed to be commemorating Christ's wounds during Pascha, but rather, his victory over death.

I also have a serious problem with basing a feast of the church, even if it is only a feast of the Latin Church, on a private "revelation."

I personally do not believe Faustina's "revelation" was anything of the kind.


14 posted on 04/23/2006 1:12:18 PM PDT by pravknight (Christos Regnat, Christos Imperat, Christus Vincit)
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To: pravknight; Salvation

The Feast of Mercy (Divine Mercy Sunday)

Jesus said to St. Faustina:

I desire that there be a Feast of Mercy. I want this image, which you will paint with a brush, to be
solemnly blessed on the first Sunday after Easter; that Sunday is to be the Feast of Mercy. (Diary, 49)

I desire that this image be displayed in public on the first Sunday after Easter. That Sunday is the
Feast of Mercy. Through the Word Incarnate I make known the bottomless depth of My mercy. (Diary, 88)

I desire that the first Sunday after Easter be the Feast of Mercy. (Diary, 299)

And who knows anything about this feast? No one! Even those who should be proclaiming My mercy and
teaching people about it often do not know about it themselves. That is why I want the image to be
solemnly blessed on the first Sunday after Easter, and I want it to be venerated publicly so that every soul may know about it. (Diary, 341)

No soul will be justified until it turns with confidence to My mercy, and this is why the first Sunday
after Easter is to be the Feast of Mercy. On that day, priest are to tell everyone about My great and
unfathomable mercy. (Diary, 570)

Yes, The first Sunday after Easter is the Feast of Mercy, but there must also be acts of mercy, and I demand the worship of My mercy through the solemn celebration of the Feast and through the veneration of the image which is painted. By means of this image I shall grant many graces to souls. (Diary, 742)




copied from The Foundation of the Divine Mercy Sanctuary ("... Rev. Ignacy Rozycki, STD - his research was part of the official investigation into St. Faustina's life...", copied from Understanding Divine Mercy Sunday, pdf file - page 19)
[ http://www.sanktuarium.krakow.pl/english/04c.html ]
[ http://www.marian.org/divinemercy/understanddms.html ]


I desire that the first Sunday after Easter be the Feast of Mercy (Diary 299) - the Lord Jesus said to Sr. Faustina. In the following years, Jesus returned to this demand in as many as 14 different apparitions, establishing very clearly the location of this Feast in the Church's liturgical calendar, and defining the reason and objective of its institution, the manner in which preparations for it and the celebration itself were to be conducted.
( http://www.sanktuarium.krakow.pl/english/04c.html )


15 posted on 04/23/2006 1:53:08 PM PDT by roamer
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To: roamer

If you ask me, private revelation is the work of demons or at least the work of Sr. Faustina's imagination. I don't believe it's from Christ. Explain to me why Sr. Faustina's diary was suppressed by every pope prior to JP2.

Her diary even was placed on the Index of Prohibited Books.

All revelation ended with the death of the last apostle.

I stand my ground, the Divine Mercy has no place on the Church calendar during Pascha.

At least it's not Divine Mercy Sunday on the Byzantine Calendar. We at least still celebrate Thomas Sunday.


16 posted on 04/23/2006 2:57:02 PM PDT by pravknight (Christos Regnat, Christos Imperat, Christus Vincit)
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To: pravknight

So can we agree to disagree?

BTW, Christ is celebrating his wounds by showing them to the apostles and a week later to Thomas.


17 posted on 04/23/2006 3:11:48 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Salvation

A local devotion under the title of "Divine Mercy" was approved by the Ordinary of Vilnius in 1936 and from there spread rapidly, especially after World War II in the United States. It appears that Sr. Faustina could not write, save a few lines phonetically. Most of her "diary" was concocted by her sisters after her death. Because of the incongruities of the dairy (different handwriting, different use of terms), the devotion was suppressed, and the book of her diary was placed on the Index Librorum Prohibitorum [Index of Forbidden Books]. This decision was upheld by Pope John XXIII in 1958/59. In early 1978, a Polish cardinal petitioned the Vatican to remove the suppression of the devotion, which was being practiced without sanction in his diocese, and the Vatican replied in the negative, confirming the suppression.


18 posted on 04/23/2006 3:12:59 PM PDT by pravknight (Christos Regnat, Christos Imperat, Christus Vincit)
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To: pravknight

So when was it approved?


19 posted on 04/23/2006 3:16:06 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Salvation

It was approved by JP2 shortly after he became pope. From what I had read, he had been trying to get his predecessors to approve it for years prior to acceding to the papacy.

Considering that private revelations are non-binding. We can agree to disagree about its authenticity.

Byzantine Christianity is 100 percent opposed to "private revelations" of any kind. Actually, the Roman Church's acceptance of it is an ecumenical obstacle with the Orthodox.


20 posted on 04/23/2006 3:22:45 PM PDT by pravknight (Christos Regnat, Christos Imperat, Christus Vincit)
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To: pravknight

Since Sister Faustina has been canonized, meaning that her claims have been approved by the Church, I will believe them. She would not be St. Faustina if they were heretical as you claim.


21 posted on 04/23/2006 5:08:37 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: pravknight

* If you ask me, private revelation is the work of demons or at least the work of Sr. Faustina's imagination. I don't believe it's from Christ. Explain to me why Sr. Faustina's diary was suppressed by every pope prior to JP2.*

We are not obligated to believe in any private revelations.
My understanding is that it was a poor translation (Polish into Italian).




*Her diary even was placed on the Index of Prohibited Books.*

Because Sr. Faustina was all but illiterate, her diary was written phonetically and almost without punctuation and quotation marks. A poor translation reached Rome, which condemned the book as heretical in 1958. When Karol Wojtyla became Archbishop of Krakow, he was faced with a delicate problem -- many people in his Church were intensely devoted to these writings, even calling Faustina a saint. He was advised to start an investigation into the matter. In the course of his study, he had a new translation made, which resulted in the removal of Rome's condemnation of the writings, just six months before he was elected Pope." (copied from ZENIT)
[ http://www.zenit.org/english/archive/0004/ZE000430.html#item1 ]
under
"WORLD FEATURES
ST. FAUSTINA KOWALSKA: FOCUS OF DIVINE MERCY
Polish Nun Died at 33 Leaving World Message of Divine Mercy"




*I stand my ground, the Divine Mercy has no place on the Church calendar during Pascha.*

When you die, be sure to tell Jesus Christ himself that is how you feel.


22 posted on 04/23/2006 5:12:01 PM PDT by roamer
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To: pravknight
So, I assume you are a Byzantine Catholic. You are not obligated to observe Divine Mercy Sunday. That's fine.

As a new Catholic, I am puzzled why you are making such an attack on a Latin Rite feast day. I don't suppose you would appreciate it if we attacked your feast days.

23 posted on 04/23/2006 5:28:34 PM PDT by Miss Marple (Lord, please look after Mozart Lover's and Jemian's sons and keep them strong.)
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To: pravknight; Salvation

April 15, 1978

The Sacred Congregation issues a new "Notification" which states: "This Sacred Congregation, having now in possession the many original documents, unknown in 1959; having taken into consideration the profoundly changed circumstances, and having taken into account the opinion of many Polish Ordinaries, declares no longer binding the prohibitions contained in the quoted "Notification" (of 1959)." (copied from Now is the Time for Mercy [page 99] by Rev. George W. Kosicki, CSB)


24 posted on 04/23/2006 5:32:51 PM PDT by roamer
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To: Miss Marple

Because it is theologically incorrect to have a devotion focusing on a penitential theme during the Paschal season, which is a time of joy.

"For the sake of his sorrowful passion, have Mercy on us" has no place during a season when we should be celebrating Christ's victory over death.

I know that many Traditionalists would agree with me on that note at least.


25 posted on 04/23/2006 5:38:24 PM PDT by pravknight (Christos Regnat, Christos Imperat, Christus Vincit)
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To: Salvation

There are numerous saints on the calendar who have made heretical statements in the past.


26 posted on 04/23/2006 5:39:09 PM PDT by pravknight (Christos Regnat, Christos Imperat, Christus Vincit)
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To: Salvation

There are numerous saints on the calendar who have made heretical statements in the past.

I would say her canonization was a mistake.

The pope is a monarch and may do as he likes.


27 posted on 04/23/2006 5:40:44 PM PDT by pravknight (Christos Regnat, Christos Imperat, Christus Vincit)
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To: pravknight
Well, the joy of Easter was only made possible by the suffering and sacrifice Our Lord made on Good Friday. They are all of a piece. Easter means nothing without understanding the Passion. Divine Mercy reminds us that his sorrowful passion paid the price for us, and that the Resurrection demonstrated his triumph.

Go ahead with your nit-picking. I disagree, as I am sure you have realized.

28 posted on 04/23/2006 5:43:21 PM PDT by Miss Marple (Lord, please look after Mozart Lover's and Jemian's sons and keep them strong.)
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To: roamer

My response is simple. John Paul II was a Pole as was Sr. Faustina.

I am not prepared to say that the Divine Mercy is from Jesus Christ. If you ask me Sr. Faustina's diary smacks of a form of Gnosticism, or hidden esoteric fantasies.

It is not a matter of dogma, and I am proud that my Church stays true to its calendar and refuses to add this innovation.


29 posted on 04/23/2006 5:45:20 PM PDT by pravknight (Christos Regnat, Christos Imperat, Christus Vincit)
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To: Salvation

April 15, 1978

The Sacred Congregation issues a new "Notification" which states: "This Sacred Congregation, having now in possession the many original documents, unknown in 1959; having taken into consideration the profoundly changed circumstances, and having taken into account the opinion of many Polish Ordinaries, declares no longer binding the prohibitions contained in the quoted "Notification" (of 1959)." (copied from Now is the Time for Mercy [page 99] by Rev. George W. Kosicki, CSB)


April 15, 1978 to October 16, 1978 --- 6 months


30 posted on 04/23/2006 5:45:59 PM PDT by roamer
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To: Miss Marple

It is a season of joy, not of sorrow. Jesus' death on the cross was not sorrowful, it was the veiled victory completed on the third day.

No, it is not nitpicking.

The feast should either be suppressed or translated to another day outside of Pascha.


31 posted on 04/23/2006 5:47:40 PM PDT by pravknight (Christos Regnat, Christos Imperat, Christus Vincit)
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To: pravknight
Take it up with the Pope. I am obedient to the Church, and if they say it is Divine Mercy Sunday, I will observe it as such.

In case you haven't noticed, we don't get to vote, and people not in the Latin Rite aren't obigated to observe it. What then is your gripe? No one is forcing you to observe it.

Myself, I think that Christ's Divine Mercy is a cause for great joy.

32 posted on 04/23/2006 5:51:02 PM PDT by Miss Marple (Lord, please look after Mozart Lover's and Jemian's sons and keep them strong.)
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To: Miss Marple

Because we happen to be in communion with you, that's why.

It belongs in Lent or some other penitential season.


33 posted on 04/23/2006 5:55:50 PM PDT by pravknight (Christos Regnat, Christos Imperat, Christus Vincit)
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To: pravknight
I would say her canonization was a mistake.

I believe most orthodox Catholic theologians agree that canonizations are infallible Papal acts. (Ludwig Ott, for example, says so on p. 299 of the English edition of "Fundamentals of Catholic Dogma".)

One can say that her canonization was perhaps prudentially unwise, but it would not seem to be within the bounds of Catholic orthodoxy to assert that St. Faustina is not enjoying the beatific vision, as well as perhaps the sin of rash judgement.

So I assume you meant the former, not the latter. ;-)

Of course, her canonization does not make her private revelations any more (or less) authoritative. It's a claim about the state of her soul and its salvation, not about her private revelations.

However, if her revelations are not from Christ, she was either seriously misled (and perhaps in frequent contact with a demonic entity) or lying. Neither status is especially consistent with the heroic sanctity characteristic of a canonized saint.

Her confessors and superiors at the time, who were holy priests and nuns, came to the conclusion that her revelations were genuine. That, along with the later approval of the Church for her cause for sainthood, is sufficient evidence for me.

34 posted on 04/23/2006 6:02:40 PM PDT by Campion ("I am so tired of you, liberal church in America" -- Mother Angelica, 1993)
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To: pravknight
It belongs in Lent or some other penitential season.

If it's based on a false revelation, it doesn't belong in any season at all.

If it's based on a true revelation, then Jesus Christ Himself ordered it to be celebrated on this day, not on any other. His liturgical taste trumps yours, I think. :-)

35 posted on 04/23/2006 6:04:37 PM PDT by Campion ("I am so tired of you, liberal church in America" -- Mother Angelica, 1993)
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To: pravknight

*I am not prepared to say that the Divine Mercy is from Jesus Christ.*

Just because this devotion didn't touch you/speak to you I don't think you have to try to ruin it for other people. You are putting a lot of energy into something you don't believe in. It's ok that you don't believe in this devotion -- maybe you have another devotion. I for one, do believe in this devotion. I am a very firm believer in this devotion. In my mind, in my heart I *know* that this is from Jesus Christ.


36 posted on 04/23/2006 6:34:21 PM PDT by roamer
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To: roamer

I am ending my participation in this thread.

We Byzantines don't practice special devotions to this or that, but rather devote ourselves to the corporate prayer of the Church found in the Book of Hours (Horologion), our equivalent of the old Breviary.


37 posted on 04/23/2006 6:50:37 PM PDT by pravknight (Christos Regnat, Christos Imperat, Christus Vincit)
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To: Campion

It's a matter of private revelation, which by definition is not binding on all Catholics.

Pious private devotion.That's it.


38 posted on 04/23/2006 7:50:25 PM PDT by pravknight (Christos Regnat, Christos Imperat, Christus Vincit)
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To: Miss Marple

Good point.


39 posted on 04/23/2006 9:49:10 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: pravknight

We will be praying for you to be more tolerant, OK?


40 posted on 04/23/2006 9:50:52 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Miss Marple
Myself, I think that Christ's Divine Mercy is a cause for great joy.

Absolutely!   Methinks ignorance or sinfulness would keep one from seeing it otherwise.   Cardinal Rigali gave a beautiful homily about Divine Mercy's perfect compliment to the celebration of the second Sunday of Easter.  Think of how the sinful and cowardly Apostles were huddled in the locked room -- and Jesus' first words: "Peace be with you" -- His Mercy [shown them] *is* His Love -- the Love of Our Victorious Redeemer!  He didn't lecture, or admonish, He showed His Mercy.   Joy, indeed.   Pax et bonum.
41 posted on 04/24/2006 5:31:31 AM PDT by GirlShortstop
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To: pravknight
Jesus' death on the cross was not sorrowful, it was the veiled victory completed on the third day.

He definitely experienced sorrow during his last hours on earth.

Then Jesus came with them into a country place which is called Gethsemani; and he said to his disciples: Sit you here, till I go yonder and pray. And taking with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, he began to grow sorrowful and to be sad. Then he saith to them: My soul is sorrowful even unto death: stay you here, and watch with me.
-Matthew 26: 36-38

42 posted on 04/24/2006 10:22:18 PM PDT by Pyro7480 (Sancte Joseph, terror daemonum, ora pro nobis!)
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To: Pyro7480

I am approaching the mystery of the Passion from a patristic sense that views it not in a personal sense, but from a broader perspective.

My main opposition to this "Divine Mercy" is that it distracts, in my opinion, from the focus on the resurrection.

I would have far less of a problem with it, if it were an extra-liturgical devotion during Holy Week or during Lent when the focus is upon Christ's passion.

On Pascha and for 40 days afterward Christ walked among us in a testimony of his victory over the Cross. Focusing on the the crucifixion during the season of the resurrection is misplaced, and I stand by that.

If the Divine Mercy celebrated the joy of the resurrection, I would probably have less of a problem with it.

I still pray that a future pope will do what many previous popes have done with certain feasts, suppress it or translate it to another Sunday.


43 posted on 04/25/2006 6:23:12 AM PDT by pravknight (Christos Regnat, Christos Imperat, Christus Vincit)
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