Monday, September 24, 2007
Jesus & Mary Don't Use Threatnening & Violent Language
According to Catholicnews.com, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) has ruled that the Marian apparitions that Patricia De Menezes claims to have seen beneath her English pine tree since 1984 are "highly questionable" and are not worthy of belief. In the interim, Patricia founded the Community of Divine Innocence. They speak mainly on behalf of the unborn and are 3,000 members strong in 43 countries.
Her community has never received Vatican approval because its constitution is based on the "flawed" spirituality of the alleged sightings which permeate the document. This spirituality is based on the alleged visions in which Jesus & Mary use "unusually violent and threatening language" that is often hysterical.
Basic to the authenticity of any vision is it they cannot contradict core teachings of the Catholic Church, a.k.a., Jesus threatening to bludgeon somebody. Also, the apparitions must make sense. These apparitions promoted calling all aborted children martyrs for the Christian faith. As the CDF points out, one can only be a martyr if they "bear witness to Christ." Otherwise, anyone person of any religion who died from any evil cause could be called a martyr.
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