Update: just to take note of who’s taking note:
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Since the first of the year has come and gone, and we can therefore assume that the Holy Father has the completed study on Medjugorje on his desk, various comments have been coming in to HSH, and, I must say, an increase in traffic from Medjugorje sites and from the region around Medjugorje.
A post I wrote last Summer caused quite a stir, bringing sometimes horrific, hateful condemnations of myself, personally, from a few of the pro-Medjugorje crowd, but that’s to be expected, right?
All I said was that if a decision is to be made about Medjugoje while the “apparitions” continue, that decision will have to be in the negative, which is only common sense. So, the “apparitions” continue. What do you think the decision will be?
One recent comment which I wold like to highlight comes in from Mark Waterinckx:
Hello, I only discover this excellent site now.
- I have been a fanatical defender of Medjugorje since 1984
- I’ve been there 24x
- and gave a 100 conferences in favor of Med. with slides.
- I wrote many articles in many Med. bulletins in many languages…
Only in 1997 I heard of the blatant disobedience of ‘seers’ and franciscans and started a personal inquiry and later went to see bishop Peric in Mostar to apologize for my stupidities and to inform him about the many manipulations and scandals around Medjugorje.
I now have 200 arguments against the authenticity of the ‘apparitions’ and coöperate with authors who publish the sad truth about the Medjugorje-scandal, like
- Mgr. Peric
- Marco Corvaglia
- Louis Bélanger
- Michael Jones
- Diane Korzeniewski
- Rick Salbato
- Joachim Bouflet
- Rudo Franken
- Donal Foley
- Yves Chiron
- Manfred Hauke, etc.
The result is that the ‘friendship’ of my Medjugorje ‘friends’ turned into hatred and insults (good fruits?)
mark waterinckx retired professor chemistry belgium
Update: While clicking on incoming links to HSH, I’ve noticed a trend among pro-Meds. They insist that all of this is going to take more time and that the decision may never be known, although surely it will be leaked (and you can guess what the spin on that will be already, right?) and that Pope Benedict may never see the report or know what the Congregation for the Faith discussed.
Hah ha ha ha ha! O.K. I laugh in a sad sort of way. I mean, honestly! The CDF must report on all such things to the Holy Father according to their internal mode of operation. Whether he will comment personally is something else altogether. But he will know what the CDF has to say about the report. For goodness sake! People are really getting nervous. Another sign that pro-Meds also know that if a decision is made while the apparitions continue, it will have to be negative. If it is the CDF which pronounces this judgment - and that will probably be the case – will the pro-Meds say that this is merely a non-official kind of official statement, since the Holy Father didn’t pronounce it himself? Just askin’. And that is a question worth asking.
Update: As always, the great Diane over at Te Deum Laudamus, has a great article: HERE.