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Schönborn: Vatican Has Recognized Medjugorje As A “Shrine”

@Live Mike: I don't "refuse" answers. I just think it is pointless to explain something to someone who is convinced that he already knows the "unalterable, unchanging, immutable Truth" and consequently shuts himself off to any new understanding. Jesus told His apostles that He had to say a lot more, but that they were not ready to understand it. That is why he promised the Holy Spirit Who will …More
@Live Mike: I don't "refuse" answers. I just think it is pointless to explain something to someone who is convinced that he already knows the "unalterable, unchanging, immutable Truth" and consequently shuts himself off to any new understanding. Jesus told His apostles that He had to say a lot more, but that they were not ready to understand it. That is why he promised the Holy Spirit Who will guide us to the fullness of the Truth. But since you think that you already know the fullness of Truth, any answer or explanation is pointless. I think the future holds some pretty unexpected surprises for you. We will see.
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Schönborn: Vatican Has Recognized Medjugorje As A “Shrine”

@Live Mike: Why, then, do you ask? Do you only read authors who confirm your bias? It would testify to a certain greatness of spirit to take notice of different views. But you are free of course to enclose yourself in your tunnel vision where even the Holy Spirit cannot penetrate.
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Schönborn: Vatican Has Recognized Medjugorje As A “Shrine”

@Live Mike: Why don't you ask Dr. Mark Miravalle. He is a more qualified theologian ( even Mariologist) than I am. You can reach Dr. Miravalle here: mary@motherofallpeoples.com
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Schönborn: Vatican Has Recognized Medjugorje As A “Shrine”

@Dr Bobus: Fyi: I have been maybe twenty times in Fatima and more than 50 times in Medjugorje. And if you are American (I don't know of course) then you surely haven't spoken many people because in Medjugorje I have met many Americans who make a "Europe pilgrimage", including Lourdes, GFatima, Rome and Medjugorje.
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Schönborn: Vatican Has Recognized Medjugorje As A “Shrine”

@Live Mike: I have read them all. Your argument holds no water. Maybe you still didn't grasp what these saints and councils were saying. Do you realize how many excellent theologians you are discrediting? You say you are nothing, but you think you know better than John Paul II, Mark Miravalle, Fr. Benedict Groeschel, Rene Laurentin, Fr. Gabriel Amorth, just to name a few. Quite something for "a …More
@Live Mike: I have read them all. Your argument holds no water. Maybe you still didn't grasp what these saints and councils were saying. Do you realize how many excellent theologians you are discrediting? You say you are nothing, but you think you know better than John Paul II, Mark Miravalle, Fr. Benedict Groeschel, Rene Laurentin, Fr. Gabriel Amorth, just to name a few. Quite something for "a nothing".
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Schönborn: Vatican Has Recognized Medjugorje As A “Shrine”

@Mike Live: For your information: Message of Medjugorje: Marian Message to the Modern World PB Book 1986 by Mark I. Miravalle (Author) Through concise theological analyses, this book demonstrates that the messages reported by seven Yugoslavian youths from Medjugorje and attributed to the Blessed Virgin Mary represent an authentic embodiment of Catholic doctrine.The contents of the Medjugorjian…More
@Mike Live: For your information: Message of Medjugorje: Marian Message to the Modern World PB Book 1986 by Mark I. Miravalle (Author) Through concise theological analyses, this book demonstrates that the messages reported by seven Yugoslavian youths from Medjugorje and attributed to the Blessed Virgin Mary represent an authentic embodiment of Catholic doctrine.The contents of the Medjugorjian message are also said to represent a post-Conciliar formulation of the approved Marian messages. Mark Miravalle has done an excellent job in showing that the apparitions of the Blessed Virgin at Medjugorje are in continuity with the apparitions at Lourdes and Fatima and reflect the teachings of the church, as affirmed at Vatican II. (Giles Dimock) About the Author Mark I. Miravalle is Assistant Professor of Theology at the Franciscan University of Steubenville
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Schönborn: Vatican Has Recognized Medjugorje As A “Shrine”

@Live Mike: I don't put myself forward to anything, but I am lic. theol. and I have to say that Starlight 777 is right. He (or she) does not claim any special theological education, he/she is absolutely right in her considerations and conviction concerning Medjugorje.
If you think that the quotation you cited is "heretical" then you have little or no understanding of theological language. And …More
@Live Mike: I don't put myself forward to anything, but I am lic. theol. and I have to say that Starlight 777 is right. He (or she) does not claim any special theological education, he/she is absolutely right in her considerations and conviction concerning Medjugorje.
If you think that the quotation you cited is "heretical" then you have little or no understanding of theological language. And there is absolutely no contradiction between the messages of Fatima and the messages of Medjugorje. Dr. Mark Miravalle - a well known and renowned Mariologist - wrote his dissertation about this subject. If you want a solid theological discussion, you should read his thesis. Maybe you come to understand that your assertion doesn't hold water.
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Schönborn: Vatican Has Recognized Medjugorje As A “Shrine”

@frawley: the "wisdom of the church" has made many mistakes with regard to mystical experiences and private revelations: sr. Faustina, padre Pio, Akita, Amsterdam, presently Medjugorje, etc. "Wisdom is justified by her deeds." And the deeds from Medjugorje are very good indeed: countless conversions, several new religious communities originated in Medjugorje, many works of charity, countless …More
@frawley: the "wisdom of the church" has made many mistakes with regard to mystical experiences and private revelations: sr. Faustina, padre Pio, Akita, Amsterdam, presently Medjugorje, etc. "Wisdom is justified by her deeds." And the deeds from Medjugorje are very good indeed: countless conversions, several new religious communities originated in Medjugorje, many works of charity, countless healings (for all spiritual healings and deliverances from (drugs)addictions, countless prayergroups all over the world and above all: hope for the Church and for humanity. Believe and love the Queen of Peace!
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Schönborn: Vatican Has Recognized Medjugorje As A “Shrine”

@123jussi and @Live Mike: time will tell and I know you will desperate. But keep heart: Mary can obtain forgiveness, even for the most hardened hearts.
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Schönborn: Vatican Has Recognized Medjugorje As A “Shrine”

Live Mike: I do not know any other people who observe the 5 Saturdays as well as the Medjugorje believers. The consecration of Russia and the "Great Secret" are beyond the power of the ordinary faithful, they can only pray for it. And btw: Medjugorje is credible, beyond any reasonable doubt. Be prepared!
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We Must Obey Francis - Especially When It Comes To the Traditional Latin Mass. By Father Franz …

It is satire. And it is good. Regrettable that this priest (?) does not have the courage to publish under his true name....
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Joe Biden Rejects Fundamental Christian Teachings

@Ultraviolet: The Body of Christ is not limited to the Catholic Church. And the Catholic Church is not limited to the Roman Catholic Church. Only God knows who belongs to the Catholic Church and who doesn't. The truth is more complicated than our narrow minded schedules... (please don't justify yourself because I know already all the arguments).
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Unity With the Oligarchs: Vatican Stabs U.S. Bishops in the Back

I wouldn't dare...
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Unity With the Oligarchs: Vatican Stabs U.S. Bishops in the Back

@Ultraviolet: Yes, amazing...
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Unity With the Oligarchs: Vatican Stabs U.S. Bishops in the Back

@Ultraviolet: your prediction is supported by the Vatican (not surprisingly)
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Joe Biden should be refused communion until he reconciles with Church teaching

@Ultraviolet: again, I think I am too stupid to understand you. Are you that (selfproclaimed) seer with a 100% accuracy rate? You are unique! And btw: "wager my money" is an expression (my mother tongue is not English, but even I can understand that). So I will not wager a permanent account ban because the USCCB is on one hand untrustworthy, but on the other hand we can never rule out a miracle. …More
@Ultraviolet: again, I think I am too stupid to understand you. Are you that (selfproclaimed) seer with a 100% accuracy rate? You are unique! And btw: "wager my money" is an expression (my mother tongue is not English, but even I can understand that). So I will not wager a permanent account ban because the USCCB is on one hand untrustworthy, but on the other hand we can never rule out a miracle. But again: if I ban my account, it means nothing. If you would ban your account, it would bring significant relief. 😷
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Joe Biden should be refused communion until he reconciles with Church teaching

ultraviolet@: I did respond (search among your many comments). I will not wager my money on the USCCB, but I do not rule out a miracle. And anyway, a ban of my account would not make much difference. O n the other hand, if you would stop your comments on each and every topic, it would be a great relief...
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The Bishops Will Not Sanction the U.S. Election Thief

@Ultraviolet: Dear ultraviolet, maybe I am stupid but I really have no idea what you are talking about. And why do you have such a low opinion of me? I agree that I probably do not deserve any better, but for your soul it is not good to have a low opinion of people you do not or hardly know. You could be mistaken... (although from your comments it does not appear that you ever take into account …More
@Ultraviolet: Dear ultraviolet, maybe I am stupid but I really have no idea what you are talking about. And why do you have such a low opinion of me? I agree that I probably do not deserve any better, but for your soul it is not good to have a low opinion of people you do not or hardly know. You could be mistaken... (although from your comments it does not appear that you ever take into account that you might be wrong on whatever subject). And no, I do don't want to wager my money on the USCCB, but miracles do happen. (George Neumayr agrees with you: spectator.org/biden-communion-catholic-bishops/)
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US bishops to face problem of pro-abortion Biden receiving Holy Communion in June meeting

@Ultraviolet: my account...? And who is fr. Ney? "A guy like you" says a lot. You don't even know me...