I just finished reading an article in the November 10 issue of America: The National Catholic Weekly regarding how devotion to the Sacred heart needs to be revived so that, thorugh it, the new evangelization might be revitalized. Rev. David M. Knight, the author of the article, claims that the Sacred Heart is a summary of all our religion and is the fundamental center of all Catholic spirituality.
However, devotion to the Divine Mercy continues to gain in popularity and continues to be heralded by devotees in like manner – as the summary of all our religion and as the fundamental center of Catholic spirituality.
While it’s true that neither devotion is anti-thetical or contradictory to the other, do you believe, in your opinion, that one devotion might be more comprehensive in its understanding of Catholic faith and dogma than the other? If so, which? and why?