NOTE TO READERS:
I HAVE TO FIX THIS POST BECAUSE I DELETED THE BLOG. BUT THE INFORMATION IS STILL VALID. IT'S FRIDAY MARCH 30TH, I'LL TRY AND GET TO THIS BY MONDAY.
I have never been an avid Medjugorje follower, though I have written about it before. Recently, I had several people try to convince me it's either a hoax or a case of something demonic. Okay, I'll look into this, I thought.
This is what I found: it's all the detractors who seem to be lying and manipulating. I mean every one I've read. I don't want to go on about this here, which is why I'm doing the other blog. Check it out, it's new and raw and needs work, but it's also important.
WHY - how can we possibly need another Medjugorje blog?
Because of Fatima. Before I tell you about Fatima, I have a question: why is it when one guy suggests the Vatican withheld the actual 3rd secret they are a conspiracy nut but when another guy proposes a worldwide 30 year long hoax he is a rational faithful Catholic?
Their contention is that the 3rd "secret" of Fatima that is on the Vatican website is not what Sr Lucy received and wrote. What we all know who remember 1960 is that the last that part of the message was to be opened in 1960. This would be a message she received in 1917! So everyone waited. It was also to be opened by a Portuguese Bishop and made public. Specifically. But the Vatican asked for the sealed envelope in which she put it to be sent to them, Pope John XXIII read it in 1960 and refused to make it public. According to those men who did read the 3rd secret of Fatima, it had to do with apostasy entering the Church starting at the top. In 1962, John XXIII opened Vatican 2 and the apostasy of Karl Rahner and his ilk reigned.
Read it here and judge for yourself. Anyway, everyone ignored the Virgin Mary's Fatima messages and every single horrible thing Mary predicted happened. Why is this a big deal and what does it have to do with Medjugorje?
Why is Medjugorje so different?
It actually isn't that different. But the visionaries are different, if, indeed, they are all genuinely receiving and reporting apparitions. Mary came to Fatima, worked in her usual manner and her chosen object became a lifelong religious and... the Church failed us by failing God's chosen messenger. So, possibly, because of the very serious nature of what is coming, because time is woefully short (relatively) she picked a bunch of people who would go into the world and carry that message themselves. Continuously. For over 30 years now.
We must pray to get the sign to appear that will be the saving grace of souls that will be be lost if they do not convert before the Great Chastisement.In Context, you have to go further than Fatima to see how long Mary has been coming to ask for prayer for sinners, and Prophesying punishment. You can go back at least to LaSalette in 1846. If the Church, in the persons of it's Popes and leaders, had simply done as a she asked, the world would look very different now. I have come to believe this. I have also come to believe that there is only one who benefits from trashing Medjugorje and that's the Liar.
So, this what I am doing. If you have strong opinions one way or another on the subject, please comment.
God bless you all and please pray. No matter what you believe or don't, a little more prayer is a good thing, right?