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Summarizing the case for skepticism about Medjugorje

June 29, 2012

In Crisis, Howard Kainz summarizes the case for skepticism about the claims of Marian apparitions at Medjugorje. He concludes, with Bishop Ratko Peric, that the evidence not only fails to supernatural influence, but actually suggests that the phenomena are not of supernatural origin.


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  • Posted by: RamseyDonald2557 - Jul. 01, 2012 6:27 PM ET USA

    I too, for years, believed all the horrific accusations against the seers of Medjugorje. Yes, controversial things were said. But I have found through digging that most of the accusations against the seers and the apparition are undocumented and frankly, likely false. There is NO WAY the Vatican would have, as it DOES, a special commission investigating Medjugorje if all or even many of these accusations were demonstrably true. They wouldn't waste their time.

  • Posted by: - Jun. 30, 2012 12:48 PM ET USA

    Do you really think our Mother Mary would let this happen if it was not from God? Time and results are good indicators of weather reported apparitions are valid. Mary in the Medjugorje messages encourages us to support the Priests, Fast and Pray among other things. Does this sound like the Devils's work? If the Devil had an agenda here, I doubt it would be bringing the children of Mary closer to Jesus over a twenty year (and counting) period! God be glorified!