Important notice: Several people have contacted me about this article, suggesting I am not obedient. I would like to put such accusations to rest. I highly recommend when readying this article, readers pay closer attention to what is written. This article clearly states in paragraph 4 ("Per order of obedience) we are not allowed to attend meetings, conferences or public celebrations..." related to Medjugorje.  Beyond that statement, the facts in this article proposes a question of possibilities, considering the imperfect nature of the human condition and those who may follow such paths, willingly or blindly. The sum of this article is based on fact and not conjecture. The facts may or may not give rise to individual, chance debate, discussion, examination, contemplation and or scrutiny. For those who choose greater personal examination, they may therefore decide such considerations for themselves  as; disregard, failure, omission, negligence, distain,  ignorance, etc...... 

Vatican Bans Medjugorje seer Ivan’s Speaking Engagements in U.S.
By Michael K. Jones

Article date; November 6, 2013

 On October 21, 2013, Carlo Maria Vigano (Apostolic Nuncio) wrote a letter on behalf of Reverend Gerhard Ludwig Muller (Prefect of the Congregation of the Doctrine of Faith) in Vatican, Rome. The letter was written to the Bishops of the United States. The official Vatican document is a follow-up of a previous document sent to the U.S. Bishops in February 2013, in regard to Medjugorje seer Ivan Draigcevic.

  In the letter we find, “so called visionary of Medjugorje” Ivan Draigcevic appearances and apparitions, in U.S. parishes, are not acceptable, per order of the Vatican’s “Congregation of the Doctrine of Faith.”

 The Prefect reminds the U.S. Bishops of the finding of the first Medjugorje Commission conducted in 1991. The Commission was directed under the leadership of the local Medjugorje Bishop, Pavlo Zanic. The findings of the first Commission stated, “On the basis of research that has been done, it is not possible to state that there were apparitions or supernatural revelations.” The Prefect of the Congregation of the Doctrine of Faith adds, because the first Commission did not approve the apparitions, “clerics and the faithful are not permitted to participate in meetings, conferences or public celebrations during which the credibility of such “apparitions” would be taken for granted,” (meaning, accepting without question, the apparitions are real.) He adds, “in order to avoid scandal and confusion that the U.S. Bishops be informed…”

 Now, we the faithful (per order of obedience) are no longer permitted to participate in Medjugorje meetings, conferences or public celebrations, considered “scandalous,” by the Prefect. We are all human. In life, error is always possible. This begs the question if there are times when obedience is blind? Scripture tells us, “If a blind man leads a blind man, both fall into the pit.” I wonder about the story of the blind man leading a blind man because, Scripture also tells us, "A seed is know by it fruit and by it fruit you will know them." The Medjugorje seers have spent over 30 years spreading devotion to Our Lady. As a result, millions of people have changed their lives, coming back home to Jesus. The Medjugorje apparitions have also launched an amazing number of ministries, which today are still in operation for the greater good. The seers efforts have also help set a path for countless souls, seeking a deeper personal conversion and prayer life.  Considering the tidbits above, with all due respect to the Prefect of Congregation of Faith, I personally fail to see any wrong doing here. What I see is a growing multitude of devoted faithful, as a result of the Medjugorje apparitions.  I see the fruits of Medjugorje are well tested over the years and the fruit is excellent. I am mystified trying to comprehend why a stop is placed on the good fruits of Medjugorje.

 Again, the letter to the American Bishops tells them, the findings of the first Medjugorje Commission stated, “On the basis of research that has been done, it is not possible to state that there were apparitions or supernatural revelations.” However the letter to the American Bishops does not tell them that the first Medjugorje Commission was tainted with unbelievers who set out to declare Medjugorje was not supernatural in nature.

 During the time of the first Medugorje Commission, United States Ambassador to Yugoslavia, David Anderson was directed by the U.S. State Department to investigate the claim of apparitions in Medjugorje. This request came when President Ronald Regan heard about the apparitions and wanted to know more.

 Anderson sent two political offices to Medjugorje to investigate, one an Irishman the other a failed priest. Upon completion of their investigation, the political officers return to the Ambassador stating, “Mr. Ambassador you are not going to believe this but something is going on there.”

 Meanwhile, David Anderson was conducting his own investigation. The Ambassador discovered that all members of the Commission had publicly stated they did not believe in the apparitions, prior to becoming a part of the Commission. At the same time, the head of the Commission (local Bishop Pavlo Zanic) also was publicly stating he did not believe in the apparitions. Anderson also discovered a local Franciscan who did not believe in the apparitions, was part of the Commission. After a visit to Medjugorje, the Franciscan believed and was immediately dismissed from the Commission.

 Upon completion of his investigation, Anderson sent a secret classified document called an “AirGram” to The U.S. State Department. Realizing the bias and injustice of the first Medjugorje Commission, Anderson also sent a copy of the same document to Vatican Rome. Upon receiving the AirGram from Anderson, it was not long after; the findings of the first Commission was thrown out in favor of a second investigation. The second Commission was dismissed before a decision was handed down as was the third Commission. The forth Commission has yet to report their finding publicly.

 It is strange and quite odd that the current Prefect of the Doctrine of Faith would write a letter to U.S. Bishops reminding them the first Medjugorje Commission was not in favor of the apparitions when the truth is, it is documented fact that the first Medjugorje Commission was set up to fail in the first place. The first Medjugorje Commission was tainted with unbelievers to obtain a negative result, as the Vatican is well aware of. (Source of information: Declassified U.S. State Department documents.)

Note: In order to understand the Medjugorje apparitions, years ago I set myself on a path to discover all I could. I petitioned the U.S. State Department to declassify document on the keyword "Medjugorje." I have hundreds of documents in my hands today. In the coming weeks I will locate and post the findings (word for word) of U.S. Ambassador, David Anderson. This document will confirm the discovery that the first Medjugorje Commission was tainted with unbelievers. 

I again beg the question if it is possible in this case for the blind to lead the blind? How can the Prefect of the Congregation of the Doctrine of Faith quote the finding of the first Medjugorje Commission as proper guidelines for U.S. Bishops to follow, when the Prefect himself has to be aware the first Commission was corrupted and contaminated with undo bias? 

What we the faithful of Medjugorje need do is, continue to "pray, pray, pray!"

 For those who would seriously like to learn more about all the Medjugorje Commissions and findings, visit Medjugorje USA page, “Medjugorje Commissions Organized.” http://www.medjugorjeusa.org/commissionsorganized.htm  This link page does not yet include the findings of David Anderson.


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