1 I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus who is to judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom: 2 preach the word, be urgent in season and out of season, convince, rebuke, and exhort, be unfailing in patience and in teaching. 3 For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own liking, 4 and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander into myths. 5 As for you, always be steady, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.
“Teachers to Suit their Own Liking or Wander into Myths”
Pope authorizes pilgrimages to Medjugorje – Medjugorje A Case Study:
The announcement was made by the Apostolic Visitator, Henryk Hoser and the Apostolic Nuncio. Ad Interim Director Gisotti: “Attention given to favoring and promoting the fruits of good”, but this does not mean “an authentication of known events”. May 19, 2019.
While tens of thousands, even millions visited Medjugorge, a site that claims daily visitations even after 30 years in a village of Catholics surrounded by Muslims and once Communists. Many so called fruits have been acknowledged…but the Vatican and local Ordinaries remain certain. However pope Francis has now retracted prior Hierarchy and gave his blessing for visits based on his receiving reports of good fruits (May 12, 2019) ….Catholicism being practiced by travelers when they visit the region. Oh daily mass in the morning, confessions, daily public rosaries in the evening, and a sense of peace and well-being Life in the village resembles life PRE-Protestant revolution.
…..So what is City’s “rub”? A) The new doctrine is being defined (in error) as if it is From heaven not as Masonic, B) the disobedience is unanimous, Seers and priests and pilgrims, C) purity and deep sense of humility missing and D) financial gamesmanship obvious, no one wants to shut it down.
So City says, who listens to City of God.Blog, who is listening to the Church (99 of 100 local Bishops – state not supernatural as of 1991, over 20 years ago!), why not instruct the followers with sound teaching in
“Spiritual Discernment?, Using Medjugorje as a Case Study – facts on Medjugorje in ITALICS. Sounds like a win win so read on, if interested. Now City adds, “Should we go to Medjugorje?”
CATHOLIC DOORS MINISTRY presents the Catholic Bible Course
Few Church facts to get started:
Apparitions, locutions, miracles, miraculous healings, strange photos, visions, as Catholics, we continuously hear of such spiritual manifestations through the media, these allegedly happening in every corner of the world.
Are all of these alleged heavenly events true manifestations of people who are being touched by the grace of God in a very special way? While many Catholics blindly accept most alleged supernatural manifestations, the Holy Catholic Church, guided by the Holy Spirit, considers very few of such claims to be worthy of belief.
Supernatural manifestations that are considered worthy of belief are required to meet certain strict conditions. The purpose of this course is to equip you with the knowledge of how the Holy Catholic Church discerns spiritual claims prior to accepting or rejecting the alleged supernatural manifestations.
To the sincere of heart, those who seek to walk under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, this knowledge will benefit them in the discernment of their own beliefs that are associated with alleged supernatural manifestations.
What does it mean to “discern?” The word “discern” has a Greek origin, meaning “to separate out” of the spirits.
Discernment uncovers the deception that casts doubts on Catholic doctrines. “… discernment unmasks the lie of temptation, whose object appears to be good, a ‘delight to the eyes’ and desirable, [Gen. 3:6] when in reality its fruit is death.” (Catechism of the Catholic Church # 2847)
By systematically reviewing (a step-by-step review) certain strict conditions, the Catholic Church can determine with certainty the source of alleged supernatural manifestations, if they are of God or not.
In cases where alleged supernatural manifestations are not of God, they can be the result of:
.1. Satan’s deceptive work,
.2. the fabrications of an emotionally disturbed person, or finally,
.3. the non-intended deception of a person who has misunderstood the working of his mind.
For the purpose of this course, a person who is alleged to have experienced a supernatural manifestation, be it as an alleged healer, a locutionist, a seer or a visionary, shall be referred t o as a “mystic.” A “mystic” is defined as “one who professes to have undergone a profound spiritual experience.”
Therefore, it can now be said that this course will review the discernment of mystics. In the case of clergy members who are called to discern alleged spiritual manifestations, the “discernment of mystics” means to examine, step-by-step, certain conditions to determine if a certain person (or persons) has truly experienced a spiritual experience in order to make an “Ecclesiastical Proclamation” on the subject. An “Ecclesiastical Proclamation” in this case is a public release of the investigation of the Catholic Church.
Discernment is a gift or Charism of the Holy Spirit. Directly or indirectly, Charisms benefit the Church, ordered as they are to her building up, to the good of men, and to the needs of the world. (C.C.C. # 890, 951, 2003)
“Charisms are to be accepted with gratitude by the person who receives them and by all members of the Church as well. They are a wonderfully rich grace for the apostolic vitality and for the holiness of the entire Body of Christ, provided they really are genuine gifts of the Holy Spirit and are used in full conformity with authentic promptings of this same Spirit, that is, in keeping with charity, the true measure of all charisms.” [1 Cor 13] (C.C.C. # 800)
Discernment provides the searcher of the truth with an inner certainty as to the presence or the absence of God in certain events.
Focusing on sound Catholic teachings, the process of discernment must be exercised by all members of the Catholic Church, the clergy and the laypersons.
MAN’S INTELLECT DISCERNS REASON
“Man participates in the wisdom and goodness of the Creator who gives him mastery over his acts and the ability to govern himself with a view to the true and the good. The natural law expresses the original moral sense which enables man to discern by reason the good and the evil, the truth and the lie. The natural law is written and engraved in the soul of each and every man, because it is human reason ordaining him to do good and forbidding him to sin…” (C.C.C. # 1954)
Reason directs the believer towards the discernment of good or evil, the truth or a lie; reason never leads the believer towards a middle ground.” A partial lie is a lie; it cannot be the truth. The truth is pure in nature. To embrace a partial lie is to embrace “the father of lies.” [Jn. 8:44]
“The wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without a trace of partiality or hypocrisy.” [Jas. 1:17]
“No charism is exempt from being referred and submitted to the Church’s shepherds. ‘Their office is not indeed to extinguish the Spirit, but to test all things and hold fast to what is good,‘ [LG 12; cf 30; 1 Thess. 5:12, 19-21; John Paul II, Christifideles Laici, 24.] so that all the diverse and complementary charisms work together “for the common good.” [1 Cor. 12:7] (C.C.C. # 801)
Within the hierarchy of the Church, discernment may involve any or all of the following 4 stages:
1) A person who claims to have experienced a supernatural manifestation must be prepared to submit himself to a local priest as his Spiritual Director. ……. Medjugorje Seers!, Several ( not just one) of these seers “spiritual directors” were found UNFIT, due to sinful character flaws and were sanctioned by their abbot or Local Ordinary. One such Director was under investigation for his support of a violent group called “Ustashe” One such spiritual Franciscan-Vowed priest director it is claimed participated in a ‘gospa vision’, but routinely communed with his pregnant mistress in the village. Unfortunately for him, some of his letters fall into the hands of the woman’s landlord who, scandalized, copies them and sends them to a friend in the Vatican.
Vatican suspends Franciscan Connected to Medjugorje (9/12/2008) The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) has written to Bishop Ratko Peric of Mostar-Duvno, whose diocese covers Medjugorje, to inform him that they are investigating the case of Franciscan Fr Tomislav Vlasic.
2) In time, it may become necessary for the mystic to submit himself to the investigation of the local Bishop who may appoint a special Commission to review the validity of the alleged supernatural manifestations. Again, in obedience, the mystic is obligated to submit himself to his local Bishop and/or Commission for the good of the Church…….Medjugorje Seers!, did in fact submit themselves originally. The 1st bishop of Mostar tape-recorded their conversations in their families homes. Upon, review of these tapes provided credible proof for the Bishop to make a judgment with Certainty, that these Mystics were not receiving Super-Natural visitations! [This should have ended the matter] At a later date (1991), the Bishop submitted his findings and tape-recordings to the Yugoslavian National Congress of Bishops (see 3 below)!
2.a) The local Bishop is the highest authority within his own Diocese. A Bishop of one Diocese has no official authority over an alleged mystic of another Diocese. An alleged mystic is required to submit himself to the Bishop of his Diocese and no other Bishop. …..Medjugorje Seers!,and their spiritual directors were unwilling to accept the judgment of their appointed and faithful holy Bishop. The charismatics and Franciscans turned to disobedience spreading rumors and lies to maintain their facade. In 1987, the City witnessed these lies and was taken in by them, totally unaware as other pilgrims visiting in the hopes of being closer to heaven, and our Mother.
2b) a Public letter by second Bishop 2007: Medjugorje Seers! Refusal to hear the Church force a second bishop to wrtie open letter: Bishop Ratko Peric of the diocese of Mostar-Duvno, within which Medjugorje is located, wrote in a letter dated September 1, 2007: On the basis of studies made so far, it cannot be affirmed that these matters concern supernatural apparitions or revelations. …30 chosen priests and physicians, working together in three Commissions for 10 years, in more than 30 meetings, dutifully and expertly investigated the events of Medjugorje and brought forth their judgment. And not one, but twenty bishops responsibly declared that there exists no proof that the events in Medjugorje concern supernatural apparitions. The believer who respects both principles: ratio et fides, therefore adheres to this criterion, convinced that the Church does not deceive. …The Church, from the local to supreme level, from the beginning to this very day, has clearly and constantly repeated: Non constat de supernaturalitate! This practically means no pilgrimages are allowed that would presuppose any supernatural character to the apparitions, there exists no shrine of the Madonna and there are no authentic messages, revelations nor true visions!
3) In some instances, the National Congregation of Bishops may be called upon to make an Ecclesiastical Proclamation on the matter of an alleged supernatural manifestation within its jurisdiction. …..Medjugorje Seers!,- With all the above, after nearly ten years of disobedience, priest sanctions and banishment (ignored), a second Bishop brought under fire for claiming what the 1st Bishop had concluded, their persistent lies, a National Congregation of Bishops convened. This body, upon receiving even further testimonies voted near unanimously (99-100) the happenings were NOT supernatural and were not ‘Worthy of Belief by the Faithful’ (Apr 1991). Could the Charismatics and Franciscans finally accept this soundness from the Church? NO! The machinery rolls on.
4) Finally, when it is in the best interest of the Catholic Church at the international level, on behalf of the Vatican, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith may release an Ecclesiastical Proclamation on the matter of a supernatural manifestation….. Medjugorje Seers!,- After Non constat de supernaturalitate, i.e., not confirmed as of supernatural origin. In October, 2013, at the direction of the CDF, Cdl. Carlo Maria Vigano, then-Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, wrote to the USCCB general secretary with instructions that his communication be distributed to every U.S. diocese:“[The Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith] has affirmed that, with regard to the credibility of the ‘apparitions’ in question, all should accept the declaration, dated 10 April 1991, from the Bishops of the former Republic of Yugoslavia, which asserts: ‘On the basis of the research that has been done, it is not possible to state that there were apparitions or supernatural revelations.’ It follows, therefore, that clerics and the faithful are not permitted to participate in meetings, conferences or public celebrations during which the credibility of such ‘apparitions’ would be taken for granted.“
Even the Vatican “Congregation of Faith”, weighed in twelve years later. Why, because these wolves of Medjugorje continue to mislead the faithful with news of ongoing messages and commercialism inviting all goats to share in the so-called fruits, even now after the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith has made an official statement.
In most instances of alleged supernatural manifestations that draw public attention, the final proclamation is made through the local Bishop. Rarely is the matter referred to the Vatican. …. Medjugorje Seers!,- get what they desire….a Vatican hearing review unsatisfactory and negative. Each prefer to deceive the public, sell books, rooms and other articles keeping the deception rolling. City must ask, “Is it possible for a Catholic to be in Inculpable Ignorance in these matters? [ rather than obstinate opposition through embracing opinions contrary to faith?]
Some Catholics allege that a personal statement of the Pope is more binding than the Official Proclamation of their local Bishop. These persons are in grave error of losing their souls. While the Roman Pontiff may express his personal opinion regarding an alleged supernatural manifestation, such is not an infallible statement. The infallibility of the Popes only applies on matters of faith in morals.
Medjugorge Seers!, IGNORE ALL THIS BELOW: It is a thorough and comprehensive report of the history of the phenomenon of Medjugorje and is far more than the statement of an individual bishop. Multiple studies, comissions are referenced, multiple decisions by multiple bishops are cited, even alleged but falsely attributed statements of support from Cdl. Ratzinger and Pope John Paul II are refuted. [ Classic Masonic art of the deception produced over the years by our Medjugorgee
[ Classic art of Masonic deception produced over the years by our Medjugorge innkeepers and their authors, makes City wonder, Who is really sponsoring these SEERS?]
On the so-called supportive statements by Pope John Paul II, Cdl. Ratzinger in April,1998 responded in writing: “The only thing I can say regarding statements on Medjugorje ascribed to the Holy Father and myself is that they are complete invention.”
Bishop Peric quotes Ratzinger after his election to the papacy:“During my official visit to the Holy Father Benedict XVI, I not only expressed my doubts but also my disbelief in the ‘apparitions’ of Medjugorje. The Holy Father, who prior to his election was the Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, replied with this thought: ‘We at the Congregation always asked ourselves how a believer could possibly accept as authentic, apparitions that occur every day for so many years?'”
Even THEN? The charismatic / Masonic conspiracy insists and provides to any willing to deny their Church and listen to “daily messages.” of Babal.
Medjugorje Seers!, IGNORE ccc891…. The Roman Pontiff head of the College of Bishops, enjoys this infallibility in virtue of his Office, when, a supreme pastor and teacher of all the faithful- who confirms his brethren in the faith…….Even this authority is challenged, by our seers Spiritual directors and their gospa.
The Roman Pontiff, head of the college of bishops, enjoys this infallibility in virtue of his office, when, as supreme pastor and teacher of all the faithful – who confirms his brethren in the faith he proclaims by a definitive act a doctrine pertaining to faith or morals… The infallibility promised to the Church is also present in the body of bishops when, together with Peter’s successor, they exercise the supreme Magisterium,” above all in an Ecumenical Council. [LG 25; cf. Vatican Council I: DS 3074] When the Church through its supreme Magisterium proposes a doctrine “for belief as being divinely revealed,” [DV 10 # 2] and as the teaching of Christ, the definitions “must be adhered to with the obedience of faith.” [LG 25 # 2] This infallibility extends as far as the deposit of divine Revelation itself. [Cf. LG 25]” (C.C.C. # 891)
Some may ask, “What about the bad Bishops?” Such a statement alleges that God blesses a mystic with prophesies and miracles but He has no power over the local Bishop that we are called to obey. Should we obey such a Bishop or should we become the bishop of our own church? By obeying the local Bishop, the faithful will never sin. But, he who disobeys his local Bishop, even if the Bishop has made a mistake, he sins. The grace of God is present in those who obey, not in those who disobey……
Medjugorje Seers!,”By the mouth of two or three witnesses shall he die that is to be slain. Let no man be put to death, when only one bears witness against him.”[Deuteronomy 17:6] And the tidings came to the ears of the church that was at Jerusalem, touching these things: and they sent Barnabas as far as Antioch.”[Acts of Apostles 11:22] Now after all this we must proclaim – Anathema to you and all that profit from these lies.
Jesus stated, “If the member refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church; and if the offender refuses to listen even to the church, let such a one be to you as a Gentile and tax collector.” [Mt. 18:17] Medjugorge Seers! No miracle as promised, the Church has emphatically stated over and over NO – SuperNatural visitations. We can OBSERVE NO Humility in the people, Medjugorge yet it persist?
In the 2,000 year history of the Church, of all the alleged supernatural manifestations that have been condemned by their local Bishop, not one was later found to be true. But there has been alleged private revelations that were approved to be true by their local Bishop, these being found to be false at a later date. Medjugorje Seers! Even if these were to begin to pray asking St Jude and St Rita of Causcia, to intercede, could their prayers be answered?
One must ask the following questions regarding all mystics, especially those who allege ongoing supernatural manifestation, “Is this mystic under the guidance of a Spiritual Director? If not, how can he discern the spirits?” Truly, a mystic who refuses to submit himself to a spiritual director is not worthy of belief. Medjugorje Seers! Therefore are NOT worthy of Belief. They submitted themselves to corrupt spiritual advisers appealed to a higher order and persisted in their heresies. In big trouble, accused of heresy, schism and sexual immorality ‘aggravated by mystical motivations’, as well as ‘the diffusion of dubious doctrine, manipulation of consciences, suspect mysticism and disobedience towards legitimately issued orders’. Three years into Benedict’s pontificate, Father Vlasic today finds himself severely and publicly disciplined.
ERROR FREE CHURCH DOCTRINES
When a supernatural manifestation involves private revelations (messages), without exception, these must be free of doctrinal errors. All spiritual and theological doctrines that arise from private revelations must be free of error. Medjugorje Seers! The standard of 1 error removes all suspicions! The three doctrinal error spoken that stick foremost in City’s 1) The Catholic Church is no longer the Church of Jesus his Bride, but rather in defiance of unrelenting teaching of this gospa unequivocally states, ‘she and Jesus hearts are dear to ALL the religions and it was Man who divides the world.’ Well, Well, this is right out of the MASONIC DISORDER known by our Popes as Indifferentism. Quoted here:
‘Tell that priest …that Muslims and the Orthodox, like the Catholics, are equal before my Son and before me, for you are all my children.’ ?????? read – CCC846
2) In the face of their Masonic successes (Illogic of Reason missed by many) and in this claim that a gospa has been appearing for 30 years. We hear, this gospa tell the seers, she is not a mediatrix of graces and her Son wants all prayers to Him directly. City asks, “why does gospa still visit Medjugorge then”? If Mary is no longer an intercessor for Christians ? Why are you still?, against your Son’s wishes? Is our Lady of Yes to the will of God, is now the Lady gospa of “Not Just YET”?!
3) This gospa now has taken on the privilege of proclaiming future Saints of the Church. The Spiritual Director, who refused obedience to 2 Bishops, openly communed with his pregnant mistress, then after becoming “daddy” still thought he should remain a priest, refused to leave the bishops diocese, this man is a Saint. In the words of a gospa SEER, “i already told you, he is a Saint”.
4) Of course, the Bishop is to blame (defelction) and “The pope can say what he wants, I am telling it like it is.”! City of God refers you to the article “Medjugorge Fruit Diabolic or Changing Doctrine from Heaven?….. dated 05-28-2019.
When reference is made to private revelations being free of errors of Church doctrines, this means that the private revelation must not oppose any of the teachings of the Catholic Church, its Church Councils, its Canon Laws, the Church tradition, the Catechism of the Catholic Church and the Holy Bible as interpreted by the Catholic Church.
If a private revelation clearly contradicts any or some of the Catholic doctrines, then all the private revelations must be rejected as not being of God. An error in doctrine cannot be blamed on God, the Blessed Virgin Mary or a Saint.
Medjugorge Seers- have been Masonic , Islamic or Evangelical doctrines. At City I have not read each of the 30 years of daily messages or the Forbidden book of the Seer, to know and understand the gravity of this Medjugorge MYTH. If the goal of this evil is to prove to the world that our Church is NOT infallible, they have failed now in their persistent errors. Some, claim this is Satan’s response to Fatima, La Salette and Quito, Ecuador. In the 4th month, of this charade, they make a massive doctrinal error, “all religions are good and equal in our eyes” Later repeated countless times, after 10-01-1981.
“But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach a gospel to you besides that which we have preached to you, let him be anathema.”[Galatians 1:8]
Thank you for your indulgence on this Topic, CityofGod.Blog believes it is important to make proper [“Spiritual Discernment”] especially in this time when society, even the Church appears in Chaos with Individuals truth and gospas showing up on nearly every street corner, spewing apocalyptic doom, and anti-Catholic Dogmas.
Stay tuned for the completion of 2 more essays coming soon on this topic. Followed by an opportunity to take a Quiz on what you learned!
[SOURCE: spiritual discernment teaching: http://www.catholicdoors.com/courses/discern.htm
CATHOLIC DOORS MINISTRY -the Bible Course “SPIRITUAL DISCERNMENT” ] Medjugorje Case Study – CityofGod.Blog from several sources and personal experience.
Indulgence: A Visit to the Vatican Basilica, Also to the tomb and Statute of St Peter, Apostle, in the same Basilica. A plenary Indulgence as often as they do this. RACCOLTA pg 621. (S.P. Ap., Mar 18, 1932 and Jan 12, 1935).