It would appear Rome is Leaning Toward Shutting Down the Medjugorje Traveling Road Show

It would appear Rome is Leaning Toward Shutting Down the Medjugorje Traveling Road Show March 18, 2015

That doesn’t mean they are going to outright condemn it, necessarily.  A dramatic bullet to the brain of the Medjugorje fraud might have the same effect as trying to rid the yard of dandelions by blowing the seeds with a leaf blower.  I suspect Rome will attempt to quietly smother it.  We’ll see.

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  • Dan F.

    Ooo. Been a while since a Medj post. ::pops popcorn:: I’m ready! 😉

    • HornOrSilk

      Want to see minds blown, suggest Net Neutrality is an attempt by Obama to steal the limelight from Medj visionaries! 😉

  • Heather

    This looks to me less like a case of an actual step towards shutting it down as a case of bishop gets wind that alleged visionary is on his latest greatest hits tour and is planning a stop in his turf, rolls eyes, calls up buddy in the CDF and says “you guys haven’t ruled in favor of this circus while I wasn’t looking have you?” and buddy says “heck no, remind everyone that we do not endorse this.” Just a bishop watching out for his flock. Although the wording does seem pretty strong, that may reflect more the local bishop’s feelings on the matter than the specific “request for reminder” itself.

    I’m certainly not complaining, mind.

    • Harry Flynn

      You misunderstand.

      The CDF/Nuncio put the brakes on Ivan’s appearances back in 2013. Ivan was slipping into disobedience.

      • Heather

        Wow, good to know! So not just a bishop acting appropriately, but the CDF keeping a close eye on Mr. Dragicevic and likely giving a heads up to other planned venues as well.

        Come to think of it, I do seem to remember at least one stop on a tour a while back getting closed down when the local ordinary made it clear it would not be taking place in any of his parishes. I wasn’t aware of a wider crackdown, though.

        But… 2013? And yet people are STILL promoting this stuff and insisting that blah blah all will be vindicated in the end blah blah?

        We should pray for all involved, especially the alleged visionaries.

      • Sue Korlan

        Exactly. That is why his announced appearance should be of great concern to those who believe in Medjugorje. Mary wouldn’t disobey the Church even if a visionary did so.

  • Mark.

    I recently had long conversations for the first time with a Medjugorje enthusiast: he’s been there I think nine times and his faith in the apparitions is adamant. He talks about the fruits of it all, including the hundreds of priests who say that it’s saved their vocations. Maybe it’s done him good — he’s a daily communicant and involved in ministries — but he seems to distrust the Church deeply and thinks that a huge opportunity is being squandered because the apparitions haven’t been approved. Maybe the “quietly smother it” approach is simply the least bad way to go: I don’t see an easy way out.

  • anna lisa

    “and in particular, Mr. Ivan D…”