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Is Medjugorje Authentic and Does it Matter?

June 26, 2015 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Magisterium, Mary, Mary

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Is Medjugorje Authentic and Does it Matter? As I was making my way to the Catholic Church, I was deeply blessed by an encounter with a 17th century priest who taught me, through his writings, how to overcome aridity in prayer. This was a significant breakthrough for me and brought me tremendous relief. I developed an instant affinity to this priest and looked for other writings of his that might help... Read More

Pope Benedict on Mystical Experiences

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by Jimmy Akin Thursday, December 02, 2010 Right now in his weekly catecheses, Pope Benedict is giving a series of meditations on female saints from the Middle Ages. Many of them are mystics, and in the first meditation–on St. Hildegard of Bingen–he offers his thoughts on some of the marks of a genuine mystic. He states: During the years when she was superior of the Monastery of St Disibodenberg,... Read More

What the Church says about private revelations (II of II)

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Dear Father John, I understand that we need to defer to the judgment of the Church on matters of private revelations. It only stands to reason that the Church has the wisdom of thousands of years behind it and is very capable of guiding us in these cases. Even so, I feel drawn to dig deeper into Medjugorje and even what I have read about Garabandal. Is this instinct wrong or harmful to my faith? Surely... Read More

What the Church says about private revelations (I of II)

June 4, 2012 by  
Filed under Fr. Bartunek, Private Revelation

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Dear Father John, I understand that we need to defer to the judgment of the Church on matters of private revelations. It only stands to reason that the Church has the wisdom of thousands of years behind it and is very capable of guiding us in these cases. Even so, I feel drawn to dig deeper into Medjugorje and even what I have read about Garabandal. Is this instinct wrong or harmful to my faith? Surely... Read More

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