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Pope Benedict XVI and Medjugorje. - damooster - 12-03-2010

What do you guys make of this?

http://ministryvalues.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1318&Itemid=127
Quote:Pope Benedict XVI last week made worldwide headlines with his comments on condom use.

Yesterday the Pope made a surprise reference to yet another controversial subject - Medjugorje  The Holy See, two days ago in a talk to the general audience, specifically acknowledged the Medjugorje parish and he encouraged the faithful from Medjugorje to be "evangelizers of God’s love in your nation".  Not so surprising, the Catholic press, ignored the the Pope's reference to an event that has  moved millions of Catholics into a deeper relationship with Christ.

Close follower of events taking place in Medjugorje Bernard Gallagher from Crown of Stars Blog writes "This is an incredible acknowledgement by the Pope to make such a reference to the Medjugorje parish in this way."

Two days ago at the end of the general audience, during part of the greeting of groups in different languages, the Pope addressed the Croatian crowd of pilgrims: “I greet all Croatian pilgrims,and especially those from the parish of St James, Medjugorje! Your pilgrimage to Rome is part of the way of preparation for the coming of the Lord. Therefore, in hope, be evangelizers of God’s love in your nation. May God bless you.”



Re: Pope Benedict XVI and Medjugorje. - alegare21 - 12-03-2010

So much for waiting for a complete investigation and approval


Re: Pope Benedict XVI and Medjugorje. - Orville_B_Croft - 12-03-2010

Just cos there's a history at a certain place it doesn't mean the pope can not greet people from a certain parish.
The Pope recently went to England, it doesn't mean he approves of protestantism.


Re: Pope Benedict XVI and Medjugorje. - dymphna17 - 12-03-2010

(12-03-2010, 10:46 PM)Orville_B_Croft Wrote: Just cos there's a history at a certain place it doesn't mean the pope can not greet people from a certain parish.
The Pope recently went to England, it doesn't mean he approves of protestantism.

Really?  Has he given a shout out to all his new English Prot friends recently?  His actions have consequences.  When o when will he learn?  Or want to?


Re: Pope Benedict XVI and Medjugorje. - adpatrem - 12-04-2010

This greeting--in my opinion--is hardly an acceptance of the phenomenon in BiH.  It is standard protocol during the general audience for the Pope to speak to specific groups, especially those in attendance with larger numbers.  I don't see any reason to look beyond  that.  That being said, however, I haven't heard anything about the commission that was formed ealier this year in months.  How long must a group meet and discuss before a statement is issued?  Either way, I will submit.  I spent many months in the area and although I must admit that I experienced many consolations, I do have questions, specifically regarding the lifestyle of the visionaries. 


Re: Pope Benedict XVI and Medjugorje. - Cetil - 12-04-2010

There isn't a mention of apparitions in the statement. It's kind of absurd to read much into it.
Now, if he wanted to he could certainly express an opinion about the apparitions which also would not mean much.
People should not hang on every statement he makes.

C.


Re: Pope Benedict XVI and Medjugorje. - WhollyRoaminCatholic - 12-04-2010

I make nothing of it, though I'm sure other people will make a lot of it.