So Mark (the Dark Lord Shea-uman) Shea is getting himself worked up into a delightful lather over there at his most illustrious and famous and much loved blog over his skepticism about Medjugorje. He shares that skepticism with a whole team of male, American Catholic bloggers who haven’t visited Medjugorje (and usually can’t spell it)
A Medjugorje devotee from MinistryValues writes:
But across the “Pond” in the United States there is a different view of Medjugorje and the gate keepers of Catholic opinion seem to work almost in a conspiratorial manner to quell any interest or trust in Mejdugorje. The who’s who of Catholic opinion makers, journalist and bloggers are eerily similar in their skepticism and condemnation. Two things the opinion makers have in common – 1. They have never been to Medjugorje and 2. They are all men.
Patrick Madrid, Patrick Coffin, Mark Shea, Greg Kandra, Pat &Matthew Archbold, Jim Akin, Kevin Knight at New Advent, and the editors of Catholic Culture and the National Catholic Register.
Happily I can burst his bubble. I am 1.) a man 2.) friends, colleagues and admirer of most of the blokes listed above 3.) American 4.) blogger type BUT (and it’s a big but) I have been to Medjugorje and I know how to spell it. Furthermore, I had a pretty cool and spooky experience there. For my Medjugorje story and what I make of it Read more.