The Church’s Response to Medjugorje Apparitions – Updated Timeline

Ann VucicChurch News, Medjugorje, Pope Francis

1981: Apparitions of Medjugorje begin 1984: Local bishop, diocese of Mostar forms a commission to investigate the events in Medjugorje. 1986: Bishop submits a negative decision about Medjugorje to the Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith (CDF), which at the time was led by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger (later, Pope Benedict). 1986: CDF, under Cardinal Ratzinger … Read More

Medjugorje Pilgrim Experiences Remarkable Graces & Answered Prayers

Stephanie EngelmanMedjugorje

“We think of  Lent as a time of stripping away. This year, my Lent was incredibly challenging in multiple ways,” Thirty-two-year-old Maria of Indianapolis, Indiana shares. “I was going through a period of desolation. I just kept thinking, hold on to Easter, hold on to Easter, things will get better.” Easter Sunday came and, despite … Read More

Fr. Leon Pereira – What Role Does Private Revelation Play in Our Faith?

Stephanie EngelmanMedjugorje

Last week we began a two-part series with Fr. Leon Pereira, Chaplain to English-Speaking Pilgrims in Medjugorje. We looked at the Church’s current ruling on the Medjugorje apparitions, and Fr. commented on a quote from Archbishop Henrik Hoser – “The light far outweighs the shadows.” This week, we’ll turn our attention to the question, “Do … Read More

Official Pilgrimages to Medjugorje Authorized, States Vatican Envoy

Stephanie EngelmanMedjugorje

“The devotion to Medjugorje is allowed,” confirmed Archbishop Hoser in a statement to Aleteia on Dec. 7, 2017. “It’s not prohibited, and need not be done in secret.” In February, Archbishop Henryk Hoser was chosen by Pope Francis to be a Papal Envoy to Medjugorje.  When he was assigned to this position, the Vatican clarified … Read More

Why Has the Blessed Mother Appeared in Medjugorje?

Ann VucicMedjugorje

On June 25, 2007, Our Lady gave the following message: “Dear children! Also today, with great joy in my heart, I call you to conversion.  Little children, do not forget that you are all important in this great plan, which God leads through Medjugorje.  God desires to convert the entire world and to call it … Read More

Pope Francis: Vatican to announce decision on Medjugorje

Richard SontagUncategorized

(OSV) — Pope Francis said the Vatican was ready to make an announcement concerning the alleged Marian apparitions in Medjugorje, Bosnia-Herzegovina. The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith met recently to discuss the issue and “we’ve reached the point of making a decision and then they will say,” he told journalists on the flight … Read More