When we were expecting our first son I discovered something I’d never thought of before. When they do the ultrasound, if the US tech says, after checking out baby, “Would you like to know the sex of your child?” that means “It’s a boy.” How do you know? Because it means the techie definitely saw something anatomical rather than, as it were, didn’t see something.
The blogger at Holy Souls Hermitage notes something analogous. Apparently the scuttlebutt is that Rome is definitely going to issue a finding on Medj in November. If the “apparations” were real no finding would be issued because Rome would wait till they ended (lest the “apparition” do something wonky after Rome had said they were legit. If Rome is going to issue a finding in November, that means Rome is going to ratify the local ordinaries finding which say that nothing supernatural is happening there.
Of course, all that assumes some finding is, in fact, issued in November. But given that Pope Benedict has made clear he wants this matter resolved I don’t think we’ll need to wait too much longer for the Holy See to make clear what should have been clear 20 years ago: Mary is not appearing at Medjugorje.