Wednesday, May 17, 2017
I knew there was something fishy in the Vatican's talking points in Medjugorje
They are taking the position that the Blessed Mother likely appeared in Medjugorje seven times but following those appearances, the 'seers' have been lying.
I think that's very generous. It's inconsistent with the Blessed Mother's nature to choose to appear to people whom she knew would lie about the messages she conveyed to them.
I kept asking myself why on earth their solution to this mess was to set up shop parallel to the frauds and crooks.
What's next? Setting up an office in pope Michael's "see"?
Then I read this:
The commission also recommended turning the town’s parish Church of St. James into a pontifical shrine with Vatican oversight. The move, the commission said, would not signify recognition of the apparitions, but would acknowledge the faith and pastoral needs of the pilgrims while ensuring a proper accounting of the financial donations pilgrims leave.
Of course! They want to make sure the right amount of money is being put in their wallets!