Medjugorje is a fraud (doo dah! doo dah!).

No. Seriously. Go here for somebody who has done their homework. And stick with what the local bishop says:

Bishop Peric: From his homily in 2006 at the Church in Medjugorje:

“Therefore I responsibly call upon those who claim themselves to be “seers”, as well as those persons behind the “messages”, to demonstrate ecclesiastical obedience and to cease with these public manifestations and messages in this parish. In this fashion they shall show their necessary adherence to the Church, by neither placing private “apparitions” nor private sayings before the official position of the Church. Our faith is a serious and responsible matter. The Church is also a serious and responsible institution!”

That means every act of publicity by the “seers” since this homily has been one of defiance of the Church since 2006.

What True Believers will tell you is “Rome has taken it out of the hands of the local bishops (who are resisting the Holy Spirit by refusing to recognize The Truth[TM]“. In reality, the local bishops *wanted* Rome to take up the case for the simple reason that these frauds have managed to get enough True Believers in their court who refuse to listen to reason. After the investigation, Rome is, I am morally certain, simply going to ratify what the local ordinaries and all the local bishops have said for two decades: Mary is not appearing at Medjugorje. Meanwhile, those good fruits just keep coming.

Another “fruit”, fraudulent “seer” Ivan, by the way, lives with his trophy wife in an $800,000 home that he paid for in a year with proceeds from his highly lucrative pilgrimages to Medjugorje.

And even if, mirabile dictu, Rome approves it, you don’t have to buy it.

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