Reminder About Medjugorje
Originally Published on
February 3rd, 2019
Added on October 29th, 2022. At the
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Medjugorje" containing links to news and comments related to
Medjugorje published in our domain along the years.
Just as the title read: A reminder about Medjugorje.
We were prompted to publish this reminder after we read the following
news about a very important Medjugorje promoter:
Pro-Gay Cardinal Finds it
"Touching" That Homosexuals Want "Matrimony" (1)
"I find it touching that same-sex
couples desire to get married", Vienna pro-gay Cardinal Christoph
Schönborn told the leftwing German magazine Stern (January 30)...
Schönborn added that "we have long accepted" that the State has
admitted gay pseudo-marriage, "If a parliamentary majority wants it,
please let the State do it like this."
This contradicts the June 2003 Vatican document signed by Cardinal
Joseph Ratzinger according to which "all Catholics are obliged to
oppose the legal recognition of homosexual unions."
Back in November 2011 we published the following in our For Your
Information and Reference page regarding Medjugorje:
you know that...
then we also read that...
Medjugorje visionary Ivan Dragicevic's apparition for November 17 in
the Cathedral of Vienna will be live-streamed over the Internet? (2)
According to Ivan, the Virgin Mary will bless all on-line viewers who
pray along and follow the apparition, as if they had been physically
present. Religious items brought next to the computer will also be
A six-digit number of people from all over the world will be praying in
front of their computers when Medjugorje visionary Ivan Dragicevic's
apparition on November 17 in Vienna, Austria, is being live-streamed in
English and Spanish by MaryTV, and in German by Kathnet.
The Mass after Ivan's apparition will be presided over by Cardinal
. Last year the Cardinal welcomed the two
"Dear Marija, dear Ivan, thank you
—first of all— that you came! Thank you that you came again! Thank
you for your service across so many years, for your work, for your
service of being messengers of Our Lady. You bring us —children of
this world, children of humanity— her love and her presence and may
God pay you back one hundred fold for what you are doing tirelessly!"
Cardinal Schönborn said.
The final result of the Vatican
Commission on Medjugorje will certainly be advantageous, says Cardinal
Christoph Schönborn of Vienna who openly expresses his
conviction that the Virgin Mary does appear in Medjugorje. (3)
Cardinal Christoph Schönborn of Vienna not only believes
that the apparitions in Medjugorje are real. He also believes that the
final conclusions of the Vatican Commission assigned to investigate the
events at Medjugorje will end up serving Medjugorje very well.
and as if that were not enough we read that...
Fr. Gabriele Amorth, chief exorcist
for the Diocese of Rome throughout the years has embraced Medjugorje,
and he has called the place "a great fortress against Satan". (4)
Ignoring the apparitions in Medjugorje is unforgivable for Christians,
says Rome's leading exorcist who shakes his head at those who wait
until the Church has ruled. Speaking of "betrayal" Fr. Gabriele Amorth
also lashes out at bishops and priests for being indifferent to the
fruits of Medjugorje.
By willingly failing to pay attention to the Virgin Mary's apparitions
in Medjugorje, a great number of Christians have proven to be no
different from pagans. Within this great number, both bishops and
priests are included, the leading Catholic exorcist of the past 20
years said in a September 15 interview given to Radio Maria.
miguel de Portugal comments: As we have said many times
before, the Faithful are being set up to be manipulated through the
no-longer-valid apparitions of Medjugorje.
Following is a reprint of a column we originally published in January
The Viennese Cardinal Schönborn continues to promote
Medjugorje and now compares it to Lourdes, while calling it 'a school
of normal Christian life'. (5)
The cardinal said that the alleged
messages of Medjugorje are not as important as the prayer that takes
place there, including Eucharistic adoration, the Way of the Cross,
Confession, and the daily praying of the entire Psalter. "In order
to doubt that into Medjugorje a stream of grace flows, one must shut
one's eyes," he added, comparing Medjugorje to Lourdes as a place
where hearts are transformed.
Also comparing the Church's caution towards the alleged apparitions to
the Church's caution towards St. Faustina, the cardinal stated that the
"personal reliability" of the witnesses, the sensus fidelium, and the
charitable works associated with Medjugorje are "surely an important
"What does one learn from the Mother of God? The faith in everyday
life! For me Medjugorje is a school of normal Christian life."
Comments: This is a reckless outrage. We remind our
readers about our position about Medjugorje:
It was from God at the beginning
but when it was turned into just another business to be exploited using
the Holy Names of Mary and Jesus, it was no more. That is why we say
that we agree with the local Bishops at the beginning —when it was
accepted as being from God— and also afterwards —when it was denied
as a farce.
The man who became miguel de Portugal visited Medjugorje in the second
half of the eighties and it was not until he broke away from the
tourist scene, which pervaded the whole area, that he reestablished
contact with the supernatural which could be felt in that once holy
But before "we get misty eyed" let us have a reality check about that
"stream of graces" which allegedly flows from Medjugorje.
What was one of the first teachings that Mary imparted at the very
beginning? On July 21, 1982, She is reported to have said (and repeated
"Through fasting and prayer, one
can stop wars, one can suspend the laws of nature." (6)
It was in 1987 —six years after the first Marian manifestation there—
when the winds of war started to blow in the Federal Republic Of
Yugoslavia (7) — where Medjugorje was located.
Essentially the Milosevic era started and the rest is history... a
bloody war history still being worked out in the World Tribunal at The
Then we must pose the following:
Either Mary lied or the millions
upon millions that visited Medjugorje prior to the Milosevic era were
no more than religious tourists who took home with them little more
than their dirty laundry and a few souvenirs.
Of course Mary did not lie! What She said was and is true and we know
it (not believe it, but know it from much actual practice). Obviously,
as we have seen far too many times, once home most the new "converts"
were only converted... to Religious Tourism! Prayer, fasting (if they
even tried it!) and sacrifice came to almost a standstill.
The same story with Kibeho, Africa. (8) Mary
appeared there in 1981, it was approved in 1982.
One of the visionaries saw: "A river of blood, people who killed one
another, abandoned bodies with no one to bury them, a tree on fire, an
open chasm, a monster and decapitated heads."
This awful vision was the only one of its kind. In the rest of the
apparitions, Our Lady, who had dark skin, encouraged the young women to
pray, fast, and do penance.
Thirteen years later the world was shocked with the Rwandan genocide.
Why did it happened? After all, obviously Mary had tried to avert it.
It happened for the same reason as with the situation in
Yugoslavia/Medjugorje – Talk is cheap and easy and frankly we
are tired of it! Fasting, Prayer and Sacrifice, although free, are hard
and require devotional discipline.
The bottom line, brethren, is that the Vatican could not care less
about what is going on as long as the Faithful have something to
entertain themselves with, so that they do not pay attention to the
less-than-holy activities of the Church Administration (like the
preparation for the False Second Coming).
Let us now rewind all the way to the year 911 AD and let us see
what happens when the Faithful truly obey our Heavenly Mother:
In 911 AD, Constantinople was under
military threat and the people were praying for God's help in the
Blachernae Church in the suburb of the city. It was in this church that
the omophor or veil of the Virgin Mary was reserved as a most
The church was crowded for an all-night
vigil. Andrew, the future Saint known as a fool-for-Christ, was there,
along with his disciple Epiphanius. At about four in the morning,
Andrew and Epiphanius had a vision of the Virgin Mary: She entered
through the church doors, escorted by St. John the Forerunner and St.
John the Theologian and preceded by a host of angels.
She stopped at the ambo (the
great stair-cased pulpit in the center of the church) and knelt there,
praying fervently and with tears. She then entered the altar and prayed
again and finally removed Her veil and held it out over the faithful as
She ascended from them.
They concluded from Her presence that Her
intercession would be the protection to the faithful in this hour of
trial. And so it happened that the feared military menace was averted.
This Miraculous Manifestation and
happy consequences are celebrated by the Eastern Catholic Church on
October 1st. (9)
In conclusion: Cardinal or no Cardinal; Benedict or no Benedict; Church
Administration or no Church Administration; Apparitions or no
Apparitions – either the Faithful quits talking and starts praying
and fasting in earnest, or Divine Mercy will be unattainable for
If we are more than fed up with cheap talk, think about how God feels
Do you think our words are harsh? They are not at all when compared
with what God will allow (allow, not cause) upon humanity to
wake up the few who need to be awakened.
You doubt it? Think again – while you still can!
God allowed World War II because all
that would come out of the Church Administration, regarding the Fatima
events, was cheap talk (10)
– the only thing that they are
Take ye heed, watch and pray. For ye know not when
the time is (11).
"Words From Heaven", 1991, ISBN:
1-878909-01-9, page 101
Published on February 3rd, 2019
- Memorial of St. Blase
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