Medjugorje a Hoax?

Today’s big Catholic news is that the CDF have seemingly barred the faithful from participating in events which assume that the visions at Medjugorje are authentic.

I went to to Medjugorge in the early 1980s and had astounding things happen, and credit that visit with being one of the boosts that brought me into the Catholic Church.

On our second day there I sat on the balcony of our guesthouse with a large woman named Eleanor. As we began the rosary I looked up and the sun was a blaze of light in the sky. I looked down to the car parked below and the sun was reflected in the hood of the car as a blaze of light. Eleanor and I prayed the rosary together. I had my eyes closed. At 6:20 Eleanor gave me an elbow in the ribs and pointed. The sun was now a disc of white light in the sky like a Eucharistic host. Then as I watched it began to spin, first clockwise then anti clockwise. Sparks spit out from the rim of the sun like a firework. I looked down and the sun was a white spinning disc on the hood of the car. I don’t think this would have happened if it was just my eyes playing tricks on me. Plus, Eleanor saw it too. That’s why she gave me an elbow in the ribs. I am not sure how long this lasted, but when we spoke about it to our fellow pilgrims they said many people in the town square had reported the same phenomenon.

You can read the full story here.

What do I think of Medjugorje? My own opinion is that authentic apparitions were taking place and authentic messages were given.

However, things have become corrupt. I think Satan was working overtime and he has stirred up rivalry, scandal, lust, greed and division. Thus the huge mess we’re experiencing now. Satan’s mark is always division amongst the faithful, scandal amongst the clergy, confusion, fear, accusations, hatred and lies.

That’s my opinion, and I look forward to the church’s final ruling on the matter and my own opinion will be subject to that.