Mother Mary said at Fatima: "My Immaculate Heart will be your refuge and the sure way which will lead you to God." St. Thomas Aquinas said: "The things we love tell us who we are!" With that in mind, I will try to post each day something about Our Blessed Lady, items about the Holy Roman Catholic Church, and public domain Catholic books too! I pray you enjoy my ministry!
Below are two albums of pictures that I created:
1. Our grand daughter Adrianna.
2. Tears of Mary!
MARY, OUR MOTHER
Friday, November 08, 2013
Denis' Update - November 8, 2013
"Medjugorje is the spiritual center of the world!"
Every day is an exciting day of programming with Mary TV (www.marytv.tv )!!
new episode of "Tea with Rosie" gives this week's news from Medjugorje,
and you won't want to miss the daily English Mass homilies from St.
James that we're streaming! The weekly testimonies in "Fruit of
Medjugorje" continue to astound! We've also posted a recent program
originally aired on Radio Maria. On October 14th Cathy and I were
interviewed by Kathie Duggan about Mary TV and the Church's present
stance towards Medjugorje!
may want to direct family and friends to our website especially now
after Our Lady told us in her October 25, 2013 message to seek "the strength to be God's children and for Satan not to shake you like the wind shakes the branches."
not be shaken by media headlines.... It's happened before. Twenty seven
years ago a letter, leaked to the press, resulted in diocesan
newspapers all across America sporting the bold headline: "Yugoslav
Bishops Say Medjugorje Not Supernatural". The condemnation rumored then
wasn't true. It's not true now.
Take a look at my wife's Nov. 6 and Nov. 7th reflections (found at http://www.marytv.tv/daily-reflections
). It should be pointed out that the letter by Archbishop Carlo Vigano,
written at the request of Archbishop Gerhard Muller - addressed to the
bishops of the US - is a procedural and not a doctrinal document. It
does not pronounce on whether or not Medjugorje is authentic. It simply
makes a prudential judgment to the effect that the faithful cannot
participate in a PUBLIC event where the authenticity of the apparition
is taken for granted. It has no bearing on the private convictions of
the faithful and, as noted, on the question of whether or not Medjugorje
is an authentic apparition of the Blessed Virgin.
at a PUBLIC event a person is free to express his or her own personal
opinion regarding the authenticity of Our Lady's apparitions in
Medjugorje and the authenticity of her messages. The official position
of the Church right now remains the same: Our Lady could in fact be
appearing in Medjugorje! This directive doesn't really change anything,
except to clarify that while the Church continues her deliberations
Ivan shouldn't be having his apparitions publicly in churches.
Are we really so quick to forget what Our Lady just told us? "Do
not be afraid, I am with you. Put your trust in your shepherds as my
Son trusted when he chose them, and pray that they may have the strength
and the love to lead you," October 2, 2013; and on September 2, 2013, "Do
not permit evil to come to reign. Anew I repeat - only alongside your
shepherds will my heart triumph. Do not permit evil to separate you from
joining Mary TV's family tomorrow sailing on the digital sea. Five
months after we began our daily Rosary - live over the internet -
consecrating the internet to Our Lady of Medjugorje, Pope Benedict XVl
called to the Church: "Without fear we must set sail on the digital
sea facing into the deep with the same passion that has governed the
ship of the Church for 2000 years. More than through technical
resources, we want to confirm ourselves by living in the digital world
with a believer's heart!" (4/24/10). And on October 15th the
Secretary for the Pontifical Council for Social Communications told a
conference in the US that the Internet will host the parish community of the future!
He stressed the importance of Catholics bringing their faith to the
digital arena, "a place where people are spending a greater portion of
their lives," he said.
you for your prayers and financial support that allows Mary TV to carve
out a place in the internet for the Gospa and her school from
Medjugorje! Today we began a novena to the Father thanking Him for 32
years of Our Lady's apparitions! Join Cathy and me, and her children on
six continents - 10:00am (EST) - praying the rosary live at www.marytv.tv . (It remains there all day long if that time doesn't suite your schedule - you can pray it with us any time later in the day).
After clarifying that the Church's investigation of Our Lady's reported
apparitions in Medjugorje is on going, the April 10, 1991, Zadar
document stated: "However, the numerous gatherings of the
faithful from different parts of the world, who come to Medjugorje,
prompted both by motives of belief and various other motives, require
the attention and pastoral care..." http://www.medjugorje.hr/en/medjugorje-phenomenon/guide/zadar-declaration/
EWTN will correct the confusion caused by an incorrect report in last
Wednesday night's Nightly News: "The Vatican is telling American
Catholics not to attend any ceremonies connected with the alleged
apparitions of Medjugorje in Eastern Europe."
August 21, 1996, Dr. Joaquin Navarro-Valls, spokesman for the Holy See,
felt it necessary then to point out to the Catholic News Service: "You
cannot say people cannot go [to Medjugorje] until it has been proven
false. This has not been said, so anyone can go if they want." "In
addition," clarified a CNS report issued later that day, "when Catholic
faithful go anywhere, they are entitled to spiritual care, so the church
does not forbid priests to accompany lay organized trips to Medjugorje
in Bosnia-Hercegovina. Navarro-Valls insisted 'nothing has changed'
regarding the Vatican position on Medjugorje... Has the church or the
Vatican said no [to Catholics visiting Medjugorje)? No!'" (CNS News
release, August 21, 1996).
PPS. Incidentally, Fr. Robert Faricy, Emeritus Professor of Spirituality at the Pontifical GregorianUniversityin Rome, informs me that he is not the author of the November 7, 2013, letter being spread on the internet bearing his name....