Thursday, March 17, 2011

Sideswipe at Medjugorje in National Catholic Register is misplaced

Mark Shea in the National Catholic Register has penned an article titled Despise Not Prophesying which deals with private revelations in the Church. In it he takes a few side swipes at Medjugorje. He states that:
I think Medjugorje has all the earmarks of a load of bushwah
No real evidence is adduced for this statement. Now perhaps Mark Shea might consider reading such books as:

(1) Full of Grace by Christine Watkins
(2) Medjugorje Whats Happening by James Mulligan
(3) Medjugorje Investigated by Michael Kenneth Jones.
(4) Medjugorje: The Message by Wayne Weible
Sr. Briege McKenna's bestseller, Miracles Do Happen, contains a special section about Međugorje. In it she states that while praying the Rosary one morning in Ireland she heard the voice of the Blessed Mother saying: "You must go to Međugorje and there I will give you a message for my priests." She obtained permission from her mother superior and went to Međugorje on the Feast of Corpus Christi. While in Međugorje, she "witnessed a tremendous sense of Mary's presence and her purity in the young people, particularly in those who belong to the prayer group.Our Lady told the visionaries to organize."
Sr Briege along with Father Kevin Scallon has a world wide healing ministry for priests and laity.
Mark Shea might also consider the following:
Fr. Gabriele Amorth,the chief exorcist of Rome and the author of the international bestseller, An Exorcist Tells His Story, has stated: "Međugorje is a fortress against Satan. Satan hates Međugorje."

In addition he should also view the following videos
(a) No Phones in Medjugorje - Char Vance. Better still he should purchase the full video.
(b) Colleen Willard’s Međugorje Miracle Testimonial.(Contains the full video of the talk)


Anita and Emanuel said...

Excelent work with this post:-)God bless!

John Barry said...

Thanks Anita.