Vatican delegate: Medjugorje could be recognized by year’s end

A Polish archbishop appointed by Pope Francis to study the pastoral situation surrounding Medjugorje says the apparitions in the Bosnian town could be recognized by the Vatican later this year. Archbishop Henryk Hoser was appointed by the pope in February

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2017-08-21T06:50:13-08:00August 21st, 2017|Categories: Spirituality and Faith|Tags: |6 Comments

Pope Francis says he’s suspicious of ongoing Medjugorje apparitions

Asked by journalists about the alleged appearance of the Virgin Mary at Medjugorje, Pope Francis said the original apparitions more than three decades ago deserve further study, but voiced doubt in the supposed ongoing visions. He stressed the need to

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2017-05-14T08:08:47-08:00May 14th, 2017|Categories: Spirituality and Faith|Tags: , , |38 Comments

Pope denounces ‘restorationist’ orders, pokes fun at Medjugorje

Pope Francis said that clerical sexual abuse is the work of the devil, there’s corruption in the Vatican, warned against new religious orders with a “restorationist” mentality, and even appeared to take a gentle shot at reputed Marian apparitions such as

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2017-02-09T10:32:50-08:00February 9th, 2017|Categories: Other News|Tags: , |58 Comments

A ‘most powerful woman’ – National Geographic’s major hat tip to the Virgin Mary

The following comes from a November 10 Catholic News Agency article: In a November 8 feature for National Geographic, “How the Virgin Mary Became the World’s Most Powerful Woman,” Maureen Orth explores the worldwide phenomenon of devotion to the Mother

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2015-11-11T12:08:10-08:00November 11th, 2015|Categories: Other News|Tags: , , , |16 Comments