CDF issues letter on Medjugorje; warns against taking authenticity of apparitions for granted—UPDATED

From Rorate Caeli:  At the very least it signals that the Medjugorje Commission is still actively investigating the alleged “apparitions”, and refutes the assumption, held in some “Marian” circles, that the apparitions are presumed to be genuine pending the final judgment of Rome. The letter reads, in part: The Congregation has affirmed that, with regard to the [Read More…]

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Cardinal Schonborn on Medjugorje

Cardinal Christoph Schonborn gave a wide-ranging interview recently to Our Sunday Visitor. A snip: OSV: Your decision to accompany pilgrims to Medjugorje has surprised some people, especially given the statements coming out of the local diocese and Rome that have questioned the authenticity of the apparitions. Could you give us some insight into how you [Read More…]

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Vatican publishes rules on Virgin Mary sightings

It’s unclear if this is connected to the ongoing investigation into Medjugorje, but it’s an interesting development at the end of the month devoted to Mary. Details: The “Norms Regarding the Manner of Proceeding in the Discernment of Presumed Apparitions or Revelations” have been in use since 1978, but until now had been available only [Read More…]

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On Medjugorje

Now that Mark Shea has weighed in on this peculiar screed — wherein, it seems, I’m part of a vast all-male conspiracy — I just want to add my two cents. 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 [Read More…]

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