VATICAN CITY, September 9, 2015 (ChurchMilitant.com) - The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF), headed by Cdl. Gerhard Ludwig Müller, has prohibited Fr. Marinko Sakota and the six alleged visionaries who claim they have received daily visions of Mary for 34 years, from delivering testimonies or spreading the "messages" inside the parish of Medjugorje.
It's not official yet.
This is a very big blow for the supposed visionaries, coming after a previous statement banning people from attending conferences that would "take Medjugorje's authenticity for granted."
This can only be seen as yet another striking sign that the CDF's final conclusion will be that there is nothing supernatural about Medjugorje.
The Commission has not said that the apparitions are definitely not that of Our Lady. They were not prohibited.
There enough signs of the supernatural at Medugorje over some 35 years.It is not enough for the ordinary Catholic.
Numerous theological issues with the messages allegedly by the Virgin Mary have left many in the Church disturbed, leading them to denounce the messages and its messengers as frauds.
There is enough theological confusion on Church Militant.TV's position on salvation an they do not want to deny or clarify it.It is magisterial confusion. It is good Our Lady has stayed clear of this confusion.Church Militant TV is not willing to affirm the strict interpretation of the dogma extra ecclesiam nulla salus and is expecting Our Lady at Medugorje to do this.The Magisterium does not affirm the dogma EENS and alleges there are explicit exceptions in the present times and Church Militant TV does not dare make a comment on this instead supports this error since it is 'magisterial'.
Similarly the Slaves of the Immacuate Heart of Mary expect Our Lady at Medugorje to affirm the strict interpretation of the dogma EENS while they assume that LG 16 is an exception to EENS so Vatican Council II contradicts the dogma for them. In spite of all this irrationality and new doctrines which Church Militant, SSPX, SBC and others cling to, they expect Our Lady to be a break with the magisterium and affirm the strict interpretation of EENS. Our Lady at Medugorje is in step with all of them in error. If she was not, the Vatican would have banned the apparitions or placed restrictions on it, as it did for the apparitions at Tre Fontane.
The behavior of the visionaries themselves has been of much concern, as they have repeatedly disobeyed their bishops. They even defied the Vatican when it demanded of them acces to view the "ten secrets" the Virgin had supposedly given them.
When Bruno Cornacchiola the visionary at Tre Fontane told the Vatican of Our Lady's prophecies, the apparitions site which was visited by a pope, was down graded. We know of the controversy over the Third Secret of Fatima.
The visionaries have benefited monetarily in an unprecedented way as well, since no true visionaries have ever invested so much in hotels and merchandise for their apparitions.
They do not claim they are saints or that they are perfect. In fact they say that they are like all of us.
In fact, the visionaries have garnered the nickname "Ministry of Propaganda," because their publication is able to send the texts of the "messages" onto the Medjugorje website immediately after having received them, complete with several language translations.
This is because of the many volunteers who have been inspired by Medugorje and are available to help.There are so many people who help Medugorje without asking for a salary.Medugorje has become one of the biggest, if not the biggest, Catholic lay movements in the Church.
Until now, the Vatican had given Medjugorje free reign, allowing the alleged visionaries to continue preaching and gathering followers for more than three decades. The CDF has been investigating the Medjugorje phenomenon for several years, however, and it is very near to finalizing its verdict.
Lionel: Which Church Militant TV has already announced- without any documentation.
Though the Vatican ministry, led by Cdl. Müller, will meet in several weeks to concretize its assessment, the final decision will come down to Pope Francis. The Pope has already made several comments on the matter which should cause any supporter of the supposed apparitions to reconsider any devotion to their messages.
Lionel:Medugorje has been described by a cardinal as the biggest Confessional in Europe.There have also been numerous religious vocations world wide from Medugorje.Medugorje continues to produce good fruits and in the Year of Mercy why does Church Militant TV want all this stopped.
We do not condemn Church Militant TV when it does not affirm the dogma extra ecclesiam nulla salus. There is no condemnation when Michael Voris assumes those saved in invincible ignorance and the baptism of desire are explicit and so every one does not need to be card carrying members of the Church. There is no condemnation when he infers there are three known baptisms when the Nicene Creed refers to only one. There is no condemnation when in a program with Louie Verrechio, he and Louie assumed that LG 16 etc, referred to explicit cases and so Vatican Council II was a break with Tradition, the dogma EENS and the Syllabus of Errors.-Lionel Andrades