The author of that posting, one Stephen K. Ryan, is not unfamiliar to me. He wrote me many months back, wondering why I don’t post more about Medjugorje. I told him. And now I’ll tell you.
First of all: I have some serious personal misgivings toward these “apparitions,” because at least one person close to me has come away from them deeply disturbed, both emotionally and spiritually.
Beyond that, I don’t think a member of the Catholic clergy should be advocating or endorsing unapproved apparitions. That goes for deacons, priests, bishops and, yes, cardinals.And as for a conspiracy: I’ve swapped one or two emails with a couple of the people mentioned, but it’s never been about Medjugorje.
Despite some cordial and generally respectful communications about all this, and a final “we’ll have to agree to disagree” conclusion, Stephen K. Ryan elected to float an insidious “all-male conspiracy-against-Medjugorje” theory anyway, and lumped me into it.
It was cynical, cheap, and patently false. And he knew it.
Chalk this up to another “fruit” of Medjugorje.
For a more thorough dissection of all this, visit Te Deum Laudamus.
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