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Tag Archives: Medjugorje
I don’t generally post much about Medjugorje, but this I must share. The Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith has directed that bishops be advised that “clerics and the faithful are not permitted to participate in meetings, conferences or … Continue reading
I limit my writing on Medjugorje to almost nothing. However, I hadn’t seen this in the Anglophone press. My translation from Affari Italiani: Medjugorje, nuovo miracolo: guarisce malato di Sla Medjugorje, new miracle: a healing from Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Christian … Continue reading
Someone alerted me to a piece at the Italian site Corrispondenza Romana about something that Pope Francis said during a morning “fervorino” at Mass. My translation: Last Saturday 7 September during his morning meditation in the chapel of the Domus … Continue reading
I prefer to keep WDTPRS a fairly “Medjugorje Free Zone”. It’s all too strange for me, I’m afraid. That said, a while ago I had a note from someone declaring that if the Holy See gives approval to the Medjugorje … Continue reading
I had an email today that Oprah may be going to Medjugorje. Okay. Rumor? Fact? Dunno. But… If Oprah converts to Catholicism because of Medjugorje, then I will have to rethink my position.
From VIS (in my translation): Communiqué of the Press Office of the Holy See: International Commission for inquiry about Medjugorje An international Commission for inquiry on Medjugorje has been set up at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith … Continue reading
And now for one of the most absurd interpretations of news you will ever read. This is either pure ignorance or deliberate misdirection. Either way it is from RU-486 (aka The Bitter Pill aka The Tablet). Church in the World … Continue reading
At Catholic Light we find a translation from German of the Vatican Radio coverage about Vienna’s Cardinal Schönborn who causes a dust up by his visit to the highly controversial Medjugorje. The German-language service of Vatican Radio has an article … Continue reading
Catholic Light has an interesting piece, translated from Italian on Petrus. Pope Benedict to Schönborn: Be careful about Medjugorje Rumors from the "Sacri Palazzi": the Pontiff calls Cardinal Schönborn into line: "More prudence about Medjugorje". The cardinal traveled there December … Continue reading
From CNA with my emphases and comments: Bosnian Cardinal denies claims of Vatican commission for Medjugorje Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Nov 20, 2009 / 11:45 am (CNA).- Cardinal Vinko Puljic, Archbishop of Sarajevo and President of the Bishops’ Conference of … Continue reading