Posts Tagged ‘Medjugorje’

Former Medjugorje spiritual advisor excommunicated

Monday, November 2nd, 2020
Medjugorje spiritual advisor

Tomislav Vlasic, a former Croatian Franciscan priest and Medjugorje spiritual advisor, has been excommunicated from the Catholic church. The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) announced on 23 October they were throwing him out of the church. In 2009 Vlasic was accused of teaching false doctrine, manipulating consciences, disobeying ecclesiastical authority, and of Read more

Envoy compares Medjugorje message with Lourdes and Fatima

Monday, October 8th, 2018

The Papal envoy to Medjugorje, Archbishop Henryk Hoser, says the Medjugorje message (allegedly delivered by Our Lady) can be “put at the same level as those delivered in Lourdes and Fatima.” “With regard to the international phenomenology, they are very similar,” Hoser says. “These [Lourdes, Fatima and Medjugorje] are certainly the three greatest pilgrimage sites. Read more

Medjugorje apparitions – pope sends archbishop

Thursday, July 26th, 2018

The controversial Medjugorje apparitions are again in the spotlight. The local bishop has made it plain he does not believe the apparitions are of Our Lady, while an apostolic visitor has been appointed to oversee the pastoral needs at the site. Medjugorje has become a place of pilgrimage since six children claimed to have seen Read more

Medjugorje pastoral situation good, apparitions may be recognised soon

Monday, August 21st, 2017

A Polish archbishop, Henryk Hoser, who has been studying the pastoral situation in Medjugorje, says it is in good heart. He also says he thinks the apparitions of Our Lady which appeared in the town in 1981 might be recognised by the Vatican later this year Although he expressed an opinion about the Vatican’s likely Read more

What’s going on with Medjugorje?

Monday, May 29th, 2017

If the Catholic Church recognizes as “worthy of belief” only the initial alleged apparitions of Mary at Medjugorje, it would be the first time the church distinguished between phases of a single event, but it also would acknowledge that human beings and a host of complicating factors are involved, said a theological expert in Mariology. Read more

Medjugorje apparitions – yes, no says Pope

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

Only some of the Medjugorje apparitions are likely to be authentic, Pope Francis said during an in-flight interview after canonising  Saints Jacinta and Francisco last weekend. He was referring to alleged apparitions of Our Lady who  is said to have appeared 35 years ago to six children in Medjugorje. Since then, three of the “children” Read more

Medjugorje apparitions manufactured

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

The Medjugorje apparitions of Our Lady of Peace are being manufactured, a website post from the local bishop says. Bishop Ratko Peri’s post comes hard on the heels of Polish Archbishop Henryk Hoser’s visit to Medjugorje. Hoser is in Medjugorje for Pope Francis to acquire “a deeper knowledge of the pastoral situation there, and, above Read more

Vatican spotlights Medjugorje pilgrims’ needs

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

The Holy See’s special envoy to Medjugorje, is seeking answers to pastoral questions and looking at ways the Church can meet pilgrims’ needs, according to the Vatican. Archbishop Henryk Hoser will not be investigating apparitions of Our Lady. He is expected to finish his special posting by the middle of this year. Vatican spokesman Greg Burke stressed Read more

Reports of administrator for Medjugorje premature: Vatican

Friday, July 8th, 2016

The Vatican has said reports that Pope Francis is to soon name a special administrator for Medjugorje are “premature”. But a National Catholic Register article stated that this remains a hypothesis among others currently under consideration. In a note to journalists on July 4, Vatican spokesman Fr Federico Lombardi said “in recent days rumours have Read more

The Virgin Mary — the world’s most powerful woman

Friday, December 4th, 2015

It’s apparition time: 5:40 p.m. In a small Roman Catholic chapel in Bosnia and Herzegovina, in the village of Medjugorje, Ivan Dragicevic walks down the aisle, kneels in front of the altar, bows his head for a moment, and then, smiling, lifts his gaze heavenward. He begins to whisper, listens intently, whispers again, and doesn’t Read more