Medjugorje: what is most important is… wait for it… Medjugorje, Medjugorje, Medjugorje

So, of the ten secrets, the first two secrets are just for those who “believe” in Medjugorje. I believe in God, and not at all in Medjugorje. Am I left out? Am I hurt by not being a Medjugorje-ite?

The most important thing – it is said – is that “when all the secrets are fulfilled all will know the visionaries were telling the truth and that our Lady was in Medjugorje.” THAT’s the most important thing in the heavens and upon earth, that the visionaries are vindicated, and so is our Lady about the visions? What. A. Crock. If that even comes to mind for these people it really seems like pride for pride’s sake to me: Told you so, you fools! Is this not the glorification of gnosticism for self-congratulation? Just. Wow.

And then it sounds like Medjugorje is going to take over the pontificate, sending a message Urbi et Orbi, to Rome and the World. This is ambiguous, seeming like it’s not stated by the Pontiff but by “Megjugorje” for Rome (including the Vatican/Holy See) and to the rest of world.

The “secrets” seem to be all about those who believed in Medjugorje, who have visited Medjugorje, those who will visit Megjugorje. This sounds like a scam for tourists. All of a sudden about 1.3 billion Catholics who know nothing about Megjugorje are entirely irrelevant. Yep. That sounds like our Lady.

Folks. This is fraudulent. This is not at all like Fatima, or Lourdes, or Guadalupe…


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11 responses to “Medjugorje: what is most important is… wait for it… Medjugorje, Medjugorje, Medjugorje

  1. Claire Dion

    Thank you Fr. Byers for speaking up about this fraud.

  2. pelerin

    The more I read about Medjugorje – and I do try to keep an open mind – the more I disbelieve it. I have met and spoken to several people who have been there and all without exception seem to have been hypnotised by their experience there. I do wish we could receive some definitive decision on it.

  3. nancyv

    ooohh, you sound divisive Fr. George. Get ready.
    On another note, our priest gave a really good homily /catechesis on “Mary, Mother of God” the other day. It was a breath of fresh air. I told him if anyone complained about the the time length, to send them to me.

  4. This has had the stink of fraud from the start. Remember the tales of rosaries turning to gold? Friend of mine thought his was turning – pointed out it was made of chrome-plated brass, and he was wearing the plating off with use…So much for THAT “miracle”…

  5. Mary Ann

    In the 1970s, a relative asked me to listen to an audio tape, on these so-called visions.
    After a couple of minutes of listening to the “messages” meaning the “theology” given to the “seers”, I knew that this was a fraud.
    When I pointed this out to people, most of the time, I was met with hostility.
    This happened so often, that I no longer make any comment on the matter at all, to people who bring the subject up.

  6. Aussie Mum

    I totally agree with your assessment, Father.
    Sadly many have been led astray, much harm has been done and probably more is still to come.

  7. J stefencavage

    Have been there, was not impressed, esp after meeting the visionary Ivan, with his gold watch, beauty queen wife, huge new home where he rented out rooms to tourists, and private chapel where he “received” the apparitions. I was there. I was told he receives money for appearances. that’s why he has so much material stuff. Plus he was very rude.

  8. I think pope Francis said this isn’t how Mary appears to people. He thought it false.

  9. pelerin

    ctsheehy has a good point explaining how some rosaries have appeared to have ‘ turned gold’. I bought mine as a penniless student some 60 years ago and could only afford an inexpensive one which I believed to have silver links. Over the years it has worn and some of the links now look gold colour and I have not been near Medjugorje! It was obviously silver plated and the brass or whatever the metal is underneath now shows through.

  10. sanfelipe007

    This briefly came onto my radar when a fellow parishoner told me about her trip to Medjugorje, stating that “it was the holiest thing I have ever done – you should go!.” I responded that I’d never heard of it before, and I know the value of pilgrimages, but I don’t see anything being more holy than going to Mass wherever you are. God is literally there! In the Eucharist! He comes to you.

  11. Ruth Fitzwater

    It is so refreshing to see someone who tells the unabashed truth. I just happened to come across this site and appreciate your candidness with regard to the “visionaries” of Medjugorje. With all the church approved apparitions around the world where people can go it’s sad that so many spend their time and money on one this one with so many problems. Right here in the U.S. there’s the shrine of Our Lady of Good Help, a wonderful Vatican approved shrine with so many amazing accompanying miracles. Then of course there’s everyone’s local church where Jesus is waiting in the tabernacle.

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