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147: The Medjugorje Deception—Dr. E. Michael Jones

Interview by Patrick Coffin In June 1981, six Croatian teens (well, one was 10) went up Podbrdo Hill near the village of Medjugorje in then rural Yugoslavia. When they came down, they said they had …More
Interview by Patrick Coffin
In June 1981, six Croatian teens (well, one was 10) went up Podbrdo Hill near the village of Medjugorje in then rural Yugoslavia. When they came down, they said they had seen “the Gospa” (Croatian for Lady). The local bishop, Pavao Žanić, was initially open to their claims but...after he interviewed them, and learned the full story, he knew it was a complete hoax. If you do an internet search for “Medjugorje” you will find that the pro-apparition websites, books, DVDs, and prayer groups, positively swamp any critical sources. Yet the official judgment of the Catholic Church is clear: Medjugorje is rejected (officially, non constat de supernaturalitate). And yet Church leadership all the way up to Pope Francis treats the decades-sprawling phenomenon with a combination of kid gloves playing hot potato, to mix a metaphor. The six seers have parlayed their so-called apparitions into consistently high sources of income, and the pilgrimage industry still rakes …More
hitherto
The answer is simple. Look to the local Bishop (Bishop of Mostar-Duvno Ratko Perić) who has the authority of declaring whether an apparition is a fact or not. This has been the practice of the Catholic church since Her beginning. There are so many approved visions of the BVM worldwide, that it would take a lifetime to fully digest all of them not to mention put their devotions into practice. …More
The answer is simple. Look to the local Bishop (Bishop of Mostar-Duvno Ratko Perić) who has the authority of declaring whether an apparition is a fact or not. This has been the practice of the Catholic church since Her beginning. There are so many approved visions of the BVM worldwide, that it would take a lifetime to fully digest all of them not to mention put their devotions into practice. It is expected of us, as Catholics, to obey our Bishops.
frawley
When exactly did the Bishop of Mostar condem the apparitions and forbid Catholics from making private pilgrimages to Medjugorje? I know that he did not approve but that is not the same as condeming them.
hitherto
Condemned? Where was the word 'condemned' used in the statement? You will have to do the research yourself about which apparitions have been approved or disapproved.
Ultraviolet
What's really freaky is Dr. Jones looks just like the late (great) Harry Dean Stanton.
rhemes1582
This man has so many excellent talks available on line!
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BrotherBeowulf
I beg to differ, Lola & the myriad Medheads here. It’s clearly false. The local bishop and Church Universal so found. It’s only been resuscitated by Antipope Francis the Apostate, who saw he could hook up a cash register to it and pursue his end of destroying the Church by promoting a false Apparition at the same time.
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LOLA125
Medjugorje is really TRUE ! Shame on you !
petrus100452
Of course Medjugorje is true. But Satan does everything in his power to discredit Medjugorje. He won't succeed!
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Dr Bobus
How do you know it's true?
LOLA125
Are you blind ?
Dr Bobus
You didn't answer the question

Btw. I knew one of the secondary seers during my Roman years.
LOLA125
The woman against the dragon. Here is the answer.
petrus100452
How do you know that God exists? Come and see. See the fruits. See the conversions. See the joy and peac of the pilgrims. What more evidence do you want?
Btw. I know all of the seers (and the Franciscans): all faithful, sincere, credible people.
Dr Bobus
You're confusing necessary with possible cause
frawley
Brother Beowulf, please describe your firsthand experience with Medjugorje. When did you visit, how long were your there, who did you speak with? Did you get a chance to speak to any of the pilgrims or to the dozens of priests and sisters from all over the world? What was your impression of the piety of the people or the thousands returning to the sacraments and spending countless hours in …More
Brother Beowulf, please describe your firsthand experience with Medjugorje. When did you visit, how long were your there, who did you speak with? Did you get a chance to speak to any of the pilgrims or to the dozens of priests and sisters from all over the world? What was your impression of the piety of the people or the thousands returning to the sacraments and spending countless hours in adoration on their knees in front of the Euchrist?