I posted this information after Easter on May 6, 2017, and before Pope Francis made an opinion statement against the Lady of Medjugorje. I edited my post several times.
Have you studied the works of St. John of the Cross, the Doctor of the Church on Mystical Theology?
St. John of the Cross cautions Catholics to not put too much trust even in the approved apparitions of the Catholic Church. When I remember the Doctor of the Church's insight and godly counsel, wisdom sustains my attention.
St. John of the Cross was not particularly opposed to approved apparitions. Rather, he cautions us to be alert to developing attachments to these spiritual goods. The will that is anchored to sensible objects weakens it and deprives it of the strength it needs to journey in the pure path of faith.
Furthermore, creatures are not God even when they lead us to God. Faith is the only path to God.
To become spiritually mature, St. John of the Cross teaches we need to grow out of the tendency to cling to what leads us to God.
It's not the validity of an apparition that is condemned, but the attachment. There is a difference.
When I chose to put my trust in Christ alone, it's a grace-in-progress, I stumbled upon Louis Belanger. It was he who helped me understand the deceptions that are happening in Medjugorje.
I cannot believe the atrocities that happened to the good Bishop, including the illicit Confirmations that happened recently without the approval of the Bishop in Medjugorje. There's so much evil that has happened, and it's not good fruit. Furthermore, and sadly, the current Bishop's name is being slandered, and there are suspicions being spread about his character, as well as the previous Bishop of Medjugorje.
I was very attached to believing in the messages of Medjugorje. Yet at the same time, I could never get anyone to help me understand St. John of the Cross, Doctor of the Church on Mystical Theology. Therefore I decided to change my questions to understand St. John of the Cross. His message is simple.
Needless to say, I still highly recommend reading the works by Louis Belanger. He is very kind in his presentations on Medjugorje, which is why I listened to him.
You can find his information on the internet by googling his name: Louis Belanger. Or type in the search engine LouisBelanger.com or http://en.louisbelanger.com/
I also recommend Diane Korzeniewski. She's a 3rd Order Carmelite, who has helped me understand the teachings of St. John of the Cross. She's a very kind and patient teacher, in whom in my opinion lives the example of Divine Mercy from St. Faustina. Diane Korzeniewski is spiritually balanced and mature, who has an accurate teaching of the Holy Catholic Church.
You can find more information here: Te Deum blog. http://te-deum.blogspot.com/search?q=medjugorje. You can contact Diane Korzeniewski on Facebook to ask questions on St. John of the Cross and Medjugorje. She's approachable if you are kind.
Once you start seeing the pattern of the Medjugorje's lies, please understand it's a difficult process to sort through. If you believe in Medjugorje, you'll find the hidden information shocking. You'll need the assistance by invoking the Holy Spirit, by praying efficacious prayers (the rosary-the umbilical cord to Blessed Mother, etc.), and the help with someone who understands Mystical Theology by St. John of the Cross. Eventually, you'll receive the beautiful Truth of the teachings of the holy Catholic Church and peace will return.
I am firmly persuaded, all good comes from receiving Jesus in the Most Holy Eucharist.
I am firmly persuaded, conversion to Christ comes from receiving Jesus in the Most Holy Eucharist.
No one has to travel all the way to Medjugorje in order to watch an alleged seer speak Blessed Mother's words. Nobody has to spend thousands of dollars, in order to go to the Sacrifice of the Mass, to receive Jesus in the Most Holy Eucharist.
I highly recommend studying the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
Again, my biggest concern I had from the very beginning with the false Lady of Medjugorje is when the false-seer Vicka stated, "There is no difference whether one is killed in war or in an abortion." This is false. This is heresy. This is never Catholic teaching.
1.) Source: Vickahttp://www.medjugorje.org/vicka2.htm
The good Bishop of Medjugorje documented this interview.
2.) Source: To rip apart an innocent baby's limbs in the womb is always first-degree murder. Catechism of the Catholic Church Fifth Commandment You shall love your neighbor as yourself. http://www.vatican.va/archive/ccc_css/archive/catechism/p3s2c2a5.htm
3.) Source: Catechism of the Catholic Church. Legitimate Defense on War http://www.vatican.va/archive/ccc_css/archive/catechism/p3s2c2a5.htm
By the way, I have left posts available to the silent reader, in order for one to discern the manipulations.
Pope Francis has not made an official declaration on Medjugorje. He has expressed a negative opinion. Needless to say, the Pope has the Authority and duty as the Vicar of Christ to express his concerns to the faithful, above an alleged apparition and seer who claims Blessed Mother is appearing. To claim the opinion one should listen to a supposed-Blessed Mother message, before listening to the Vicar of Christ is not Catholicism. It's heresy.
I personally believe Pope Francis will release an official statement on The Lady of Medjugorje. His official statement will not be made in an interview on an airplane.
I caution you to be careful with the sources you read by Medjugorje promoting cites. Manipulations and lies are expressed, in order to keep you attached to the messages, instead of attached To The Messenger Jesus Christ our Lord.