Cardinal Ottaviani also promoted The Divine Mercy.
Informative Process of Sr. Faustina's life and virtues is opened by Cardinal Karol Wojtyla, Archbishop of Krakow, encouraged by Cardinal Ottaviani, the Prefect of the Holy Office.
That is from the official website of the Marian Fathers: http://thedivinemercy.org/message/history/timeline.php That proves that Cardinal Ottaviani also believed in The Divine Mercy.
…Cardinal Ottaviani gave instructions to the archbishop actively promoting the beatification of Sr. Faustina to hurry and interview the witnesses before they all died.
(“Saints of the Jubilee”A.D. 2002, edited by Tim Drake, p.95. ) That also proves that Cardinal Ottaviani believed in The Divine Mercy.
Therefore traditional Catholics should certainly accept The Divine Mercy.
Pope Pius XII believed in The Divine Mercy.
Cardinal Ottaviani believed in The Divine Mercy.
Cardinal Hlond, the Primate of Poland believed in The Divine Mercy.
Cardinal Prince Adam Sapieha, Cardinal of Poland, believed in The Divine Mercy.
Archbishop Romuald believed in The Divine Mercy.
The Ordinary of Gorzow, Zygmunt Szelazek, believed in The Divine Mercy.
Many Polish Bishops believed in The Divine Mercy.
Many other Bishops throughout the world believed in The Divine Mercy.
Father Michael Sopocko, S. Faustina Kowalska’s Spiritual Director, believed in The Divine Mercy.
Father Joesph Andrasz, S. Faustina Kowalska’s convent’s other Confessor, believed in The Divine Mercy.
Mother Irene Krzyzanowska, S. Faustina Kowalska’s Mother Superior, believed in The Divine Mercy.
By A.D.1953, some 25 million pieces of Divine Mercy literature had been distributed around the world.
The Divine Mercy was an Approved Devotion in the Pontificates of Pope Pius XI and Pope Pius XII as can be shown by the fact that The Divine Mercy was granted many Imprimaturs throughout the world.
Some Examples of Imprimaturs given to The Divine Mercy:
Bishop Romuald gave the Imprimatur to The Divine Mercy Devotion in A.D. 1936.
The Novena to The Divine Mercy, The Chaplet of The Divine Mercy, and The Litany to The Divine Mercy were all given the Imprimatur by the Metropolitan Curia in Cracow in A. D. 1937.
Reference is to the imprimatur of two publications: 1. An image of Jesus with the Chaplet to The Divine Mercy on the back, for which Fr. Sopocko obtained permission in Vilnius on Sept. 1, 1937 (No. R. 200/ 37); 2. A small pamphlet under the title Chrystus Krol Milosierdzia (Christ King of Mercy), which included the novena, the chaplet and the litany to The Divine Mercy. The imprimatur was granted by the Metropolitan Curia in Cracow (L. 671/37). Both were published by the J. Cebulski Publishing House, 22 Szewska St., Cracow.
(The Diary of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska. Footnote 208.)
The above Imprimatur shows that the pre-conciliar Church promoted The Divine Mercy. THUS, THE DIVINE MERCY IS AN APPROVED DEVOTION OF THE PRE- CONCILIAR CATHOLIC CHURCH OF POPE PIUS XI AND POPE PIUS XII. The pre-conciliar Catholic Church in the time of Pope Pius XII in the A.D. 1950s established a Religious Order for the purpose of spreading The Divine Mercy.
On August 2, 1955, the Ordinary of Gorzow, Zygmunt Szelazek, on the basis of special authorization, established the Congregation of the Most Holy Lord Jesus Christ, Merciful Redeemer, whose aim was to spread the cult of The Divine Mercy and to assist the Church hierarchy.
(The Diary of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska. Footnote 96.)
Our Lord had told S. Faustina Kowalska that He wished for this Religious Order of Nuns, which S. Faustina prophesied would be founded.
This order was inspired by the Directions given by Our Lord to S. Faustina Kowalska for the founding of such a community.
It was founded because S. Faustina told Pope Pius XII’s pre-conciliar Catholic Church that Our Lord wanted this Order to be founded. Thus we can see the very great degree of approval given to The Divine Mercy by the pre-conciliar Catholic Church in the lifetime of Pope Pius XII.
Therefore Catholics should believe in The Divine Mercy.
Therefore Sedes and other traditional Catholics should believe in The Divine Mercy.
Some people have spent their time reading about The Divine Mercy not for spiritual gain, but instead to try to find fault. Such an attitude is not only futile and arid, but it also contradicts the mind of the Church. When the Imprimatur has been given, the Church has spoken. The matter is closed. We are not protestants.
This is from “The Casuist” (A.D. 1906):
Where the Church has thus given her approval to any particular private revelation, it is no longer permitted to ridicule or to despise it. “Fas non est,” says Card. Franzelin, “tales revelationes contemnere” (de div. trad. 22). To do so were to fail in the respect due to the Church…. Believe the Imprimaturs given to The Divine Mercy by the Catholic Church of Pope Pius XI and Pope Pius XII.
Pope Benedict XIV…: "When the Church has examined and approved these visions, no one may any longer doubt their supernatural and divine origin."
Private revelation has to be interpreted by the Church, not by us.
That is where Faith comes in. We believe, because the Church has approved of the Devotion concerned.
The Church of Pope Pius XI and of Pope Pius XII gave extensive Imprimaturs and other approvals to The Divine Mercy. Therefore traditional Catholics should certainly accept The Divine Mercy.