Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Clerics & Faithful Not Allowed To Take Part In Medjugorje Messages

The Papal Nuncio in the U.S. wrote the Secretary of the US Bishops (Msgr. Ronnie Jenkins) for the CDF in the Vatican. They gave a clear direction that
"no cleric or faithful may participate in any meetings, conferences, or public celebrations in which the authenticity of the apparitions are taken for granted."
This is quite a statement. It also says:
"To avoid scandal and confusion, Archbishop Miller asks that the Bishops be informed"
The letter is below.
If you want to know more about Medjugorje, here is more info.

2 comments:

lfblog said...

It's important to nuance your post, with a further contextual grasp.
The style in which you convey your post, can be misinterpreted as if this letter (in the authority of His Excellency Carlo Vigano)is an official ruling on behalf of the Church on the matter of personal devotion regarding Medjugorje and the visions there.
This letter is in reference to "...participate in meetings, conferences or public celebrations during which the credibility of such "apparitions" would be taken for granted" [i.e. as mentioned in the case of the presentations that are scheduled by Mr. Ivan Dragicevic.]. Not an official ruling on Medjugorie itself.

Marcel said...

In a technical sense you are correct.

But due to the fact that not a single official Church document has supported the apparitions as being valid, it seems the preponderance of the evidence would lead us to believe we should all stay away. Otherwise, "scandal and confusion" wouldn't be an issue.