Tag Archives: apparitions

Mark Miravalle analyzes “Maria Divine Mercy”

Here’s an item from the “Credit Where It’s Due” department.
Ireland seems to be the hotbed for phony Catholic prophets. Every few years, it seems, another kook mystic either comes from there or goes there from here to set up shop. For a while Christina Gallagher was attracting followers with her supposed messages from the beyond, then American-born Kathryn Ann Clarke (“Anne, a lay apostle”), and now it’s the anonymous gal styling herself “Maria Divine Mercy”. With a name like that, obviously she didn’t get the humility

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Free speech, part III: Critical website on Vassula Ryden case returns at new address: pseudomystica.info

Here’s a little good news for readers who are concerned about the case of non-Catholic false mystic Vassula Ryden. You may recall that Mrs. Ryden won a small victory in 2012 by shutting down the leading web site with critical information about her writings.
Her campaign of harassment by means of lawsuits got the site owner to close the web site.
But in an example of the Streisand Effect, the suit brought lots of attention to Mrs. Ryden and her dirty method of dealing

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CDF publishes document on apparitions 34 years after its first issuance

Thanks to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, which has just published its 1978 document of guidance for bishops discerning private revelations.
Yes, you read that right. It’s 2012, and we’re talking about the publication of a 1978 document. If anything proves the old quip “Roma eterna, sed civitas Vaticana sempiterna” (“Rome is eternal, but Vatican City is almost eternal”), it’s this.
The document, usually known as Normae Congregationis from the first words of its title, was issued in 1978 and sent to bishops.

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From the files: Bishop and exorcist Andrea Gemma on Medjugorje: “Absolutely diabolical”

Bishop and exorcist Andrea Gemma pulls no punches in his comments on the Medjugorje case in a 2008 interview with Gianluca Barile.

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Norms for discernment of apparitions and revelations

A new translation of CDF’s 1978 document on norms for judging private revelations.

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