Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Medjugorge Restrictions

Looks like some tight clamps are being put on Medjugorje.
[SUMMARY: Bp. Ratko Peric of Mostar-Duvno in Bosnia and Herzegovina has sent letters to the pastor and a parochial vicar at Medjugorje, with specific directives about how they and the parish are not to promote the alleged apparitions of the place:
  • that alleged messages and commentaries on them are not to be published;
  • that prayers from the apparitions are not to be used publicly;
  • the parish church is not to be called a "shrine", even privately;
  • that foreign priests may not give conferences or retreats without permission of the bishop;
  • foreign priests wishing to offer Mass must present a celebret from their diocese or order, and the information is to be recorded;
  • a privately-built church has already been closed and is not to be used;
  • unauthorized religious communities have no permission to set up residence;
  • and about regulating several other forms of promotion of the alleged phenomenon.

2 comments:

forenglandjames1 said...

What is your take on these apparitions? The Pope should take an official stance on this one I think because of all the divisiveness.

Marcel said...

The Church usually doesn't make a definitive statement until the apparitions end. But, this is about as clear as it gets, in my opinion.