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Website Review: A critical website on Vassula Ryden &"True Life in God"

A review based on: http://www.pseudomystica.info

Description

This website formerly had the url "infovassula.ch" but the organization which supports Vassula Rydan was litigating for ownership and Maria Laura Pio (former owner) was unable to finacially fight the legal harassment.

The GRIS (Gruppo di Ricerca e Informazione Socio-religiosa) asked and obtained from Mrs Pio the ownership of all the contents published in the infovassula.ch website, which have been significantly renamed www.pseudomystica.info.

The GRIS' Articles of association were approved in 1990 by the Italian Bishops' Conference and the association is present in more than 40 Italian dioceses through a representative named by the GRIS and approved by the local bishop. Since 1987 their association promotes the research, study and discernment of various religious phenomenologies, and provides spiritual, legal or psychological assistance to those who find themselves involved in particular situations or groups.

On this website you will find the official Church documents that warn against the writings of Vassula Ryden, who claims to receive messages from Jesus. It also contains articles written by theologians, bishops and lay-persons who point out the negative elements and errors contained in the messages. The webmaster recounts her own bad experience with the "True Life in God" messages.

Of special interest on the site is the booklet, Vassula Rydén: the reasons of the Church, by François-Marie Dermine O.P.

Review Ratings what do these ratings mean?

First Evaluated: 11/21/2006; Last Updated: 03/12/2013

  1. Fidelity: Excellent
  2. Resources: Good
  3. Useability: Normal

Strengths

Weaknesses

None Reported.

Categories

Issues > Controversies

More Information

Gruppo di Ricerca e Informazione Socio-religiosa
Father François-Marie Dermine OP

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