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Quote:Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Jan 18, 2010 / 04:50 pm (CNA).- Vienna’s Cardinal Christoph Schönborn has faxed a letter of apology to Bishop Ratko Perić following the cardinal's well-publicized visit to Medjugorje. Bishop Perić, whose diocese includes the famous site of alleged Marian apparitions, had previously issued a statement expressing his displeasure at not being informed of the cardinal's visit.

At the end of December 2009, Cardinal Schönborn made what was called a private visit to Medjugorje, where the Virgin Mary has supposedly appeared on a daily basis for over twenty years. The Austrian cardinal's personal secretary said the visit was “private” and not intended to “make a statement” about the authenticity of the apparitions, which do not have Vatican approval.

However, on January 2, 2010, Bishop Perić wrote an open letter to the Viennese Cardinal, saying that the visit could not be considered private because published articles by Kath.net and CNA had made the visit very public.

The bishop also emphasized that the alleged apparitions have caused turmoil in his diocese, including the presence of unapproved religious communities and openly dissenting priests. Cardinal Schönborn’s presence aggravated these problems, Bishop Perić said in his statement.

Bishop Perić also expressed his shock and disappointment at the fact that Cardinal Schönborn had failed to observe the courtesy brother bishops pay of informing the local ordinary of a diocese their plans to visit.

In its most recent statement, the Diocese of Mostar noted on its website that Cardinal Schönborn had a private audience with Pope Benedict in Rome on January 15, and shortly thereafter, the cardinal faxed a handwritten letter of apology to Bishop Perić.

The beginning of the letter reads: “ Your Excellency, Dear Brother in Christ. I have received your letter from January 2 of this year. I regret if you have the impression that my pilgrimage to Medjugorje did a disservice to peace. You can be sure that this was not my intention.”

The contents of the rest of the letter are withheld, but it concludes: “The Mother of God and her divine Son will certainly lead all things towards that which is good. In this trust, I greet you fraternally united in the Lord and remain, Yours, + Christoph Card. Schönborn O.P.”
Schonborn is showing himself to be in the service of the Synogog of Satan.
He was up to something, be prepared world the evil one is prepareing something big to come out of Medju-gory, Good the Holy father stomped his arse.
I'd like to call BS straight to Schonborn's face. Surely, he must have known that the Bishop of that diocese did not want anyone traveling there. I know, having been told to my face by a Viennese priest, that Schonborn has been there many times on personal pilgrimage, and the Bishop there is always vocal about the downside of Medj.
I've said this before and I'll say it again. I used to love Schonborn, thought he was a badass. Now, I have a livid distaste, to put it nicely. I can see myself, even as a NO, hating him.

Cardinal Schönborn has said and done many things that are questionable.  Here's hoping and praying that this incident caused a change in him for the better.  At least he is submitting to the will of the Pope, who must have instructed him to apologize publicly; that shows some humility.
(01-20-2010, 10:27 AM)Anthem Wrote: [ -> ]Cardinal Schönborn has said and done many things that are questionable.  Here's hoping and praying that this incident caused a change in him for the better.  At least he is submitting to the will of the Pope, who must have instructed him to apologize publicly; that shows some humility.
It is merly a strategic retreat.
The fact that there is a growing cult around this place leads me to suspect There are great plans for the evil one in play to use these diabolic "visons" as pretext for a New World Religion, many a catholic will be led astray and make a shipwreck of their faith I predict (but hope Im way wrong)
(01-20-2010, 11:39 AM)voxpopulisuxx Wrote: [ -> ]It is merly a strategic retreat.
The fact that there is a growing cult around this place leads me to suspect There are great plans for the evil one in play to use these diabolic "visons" as pretext for a New World Religion, many a catholic will be led astray and make a shipwreck of their faith I predict (but hope Im way wrong)

Well, I cannot see into Cardinal Schönborn's soul, so I cannot say whether there is some deviousness in his actions here.  That's why I said that I prayed for a change of heart in him.  I do share your concern that the happenings at Medjugorge are diabolical.  Whether Mejugorge will be used as a jumping off point for the New World Order, I do not know.  It certainly could be...
Too little, too late as he already 'thumbed his nose' at the local Ordinary, offering no consideration whatsoever.
And he has caused further dissent and division. Does not sound like the way Our Lady does things to me.