Posts Tagged ‘Visions’

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 seer goes private after public US event canned

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

A public event involving a Medjugorje seer in the United States this month was cancelled at the request of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. But Ivan Dragicevic reportedly had an “apparition” in a private residence in a town in Missouri instead. According to the Medjugorje Today website, Mr Dragicevic “consoled” about 75 Read more

Archbishop writes against alleged seer Maria Divine Mercy

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

The messages and visions of an alleged seer, Maria Divine Mercy, have been given the thumbs down by Church authority. Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin has issued a statement about the alleged prophetess, who is believed to live in his archdiocese. He declared that these “messages and alleged visions have no ecclesiastical approval and many Read more

Pope: Mary is not a postmaster sending messages every day

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

Visions of Mary, if taken in the wrong spirit, can sow confusion and distance people from the Gospel, Pope Francis has said. “The spirit of curiosity generates confusion and distances a person from the Spirit of wisdom, which brings peace”, said Pope Francis in his homily at morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta. Curiosity, the Read more

Vatican translates rules for assessing apparitions for first time

Monday, May 28th, 2012

The Vatican has translated and published procedural rules used to determine the credibility of alleged Marian apparitions which for 30 years have only been available in Latin. The “Norms regarding the manner of proceedings in the discernment of presumed apparitions or revelations” were approved by Pope Paul VI in 1978 and distributed to the world’s Read more