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Patrick Madrid on the “good fruits” argument

Apologetics speaker and writer Patrick Madrid gave his view on “good fruits” at Medjugorje in his radio show the other day.

Well . . . I don’t deny that there are good “fruits” associated with Medjugorje, but even so, I am strongly disinclined to believe that it is the site of authentic Marian apparitions. And, as I explained to the caller, I personally do not agree that the “good fruit” argument constitutes proof of its authenticity.

More at Patrick’s blog.

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The Context of Medjugorje: Vlasic’s involvement

(or: Why the “Gospa” is a heretic)
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In addition to this document, I’ve translated Bp. Peric’s recent directives to two priests in the Medjugorje parish.–RC]
This is a translation of a recent document from Bishop Ratko Peric of Mostar-Duvno, from the Italian version on his diocesan website. Corrections to the translation are welcome in the comment box.
The web page begins with a bare statement of Mr. Tomislav Vlasic’s laicization, and proceeds to the bishop’s

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Sad story: more fruits of Medjugorje fanaticism

Two items from the medical literature: ophthalmologists started seeing cases in the late 1980s of people who went to Medjugorje and stared at the sun, expecting to see mystical wonders and signs. Instead they got eye damage. One woman’s vision reached the point of making her legally blind. Several other people got solar retinopathy and persistent blind spots.

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Update: directives on Medjugorje

[SUMMARY: Bp. Ratko Peric of Mostar-Duvno in Bosnia and Herzegovina has sent letters to the pastor and a parochial vicar at Medjugorje, with specific directives about how they and the parish are not to promote the alleged apparitions of the place:

  • that alleged messages and commentaries on them are not to be published;
  • that prayers from the apparitions are not to be used publicly;
  • the parish church is not to be called a “shrine”, even privately;
  • that foreign priests may not give conferences or retreats without permission

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Medjugorje bombshell: ex-pastor Tomislav Vlasic laicized, dismissed from Franciscan order

From the blog Medjugorje senza maschera by Marco Corvaglia:
(The translation and any errors in it are my own amateur work. Background on the censures imposed on Fr. Vlasic is described in an earlier post.)
Fr. Tomislav Vlasic reduced to the lay state
Marco Corvaglia
20090724-vlasic-marija.jpgVlašić (in profile) together with Marija, in the mid-1980s
The final word has arrived. As

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