PARIS (AP) ‚ÄĒ A Roman Catholic bishop said Sunday that the church has officially recognized that the Virgin Mary appeared to a 17th-century shepherd girl in the French Alps.
Speaking at Mass in remarks broadcast nationally on France-2 television, Monsignor Jean-Michel di Falco Leandri said he recognized the "supernatural origin" of the apparitions to 17-year-old Benoite Rencurel from 1664 to 1718.
The bishop, in an interview on France-Info radio, said the decision meant the church "has committed itself in an official way to say to pilgrims 'you can come here in total confidence."' The recognition process involved a panel of experts including two theologians and an investigating judge, he said....
Lance Eccles wrote: Dan, Fatima is not forgotten because it was an authentic apparition of the mother of Jesus.
"The Pope then interprets the message of Fatima for his hearers, ‚ÄúThe message of Fatima is a call to conversion...‚ÄĚ and he explains by doctrine and by example what that means, the Blessed Virgin came here to Fatima to ask men and women ‚Äėto stop offending God, our Lord, who is already very offended.‚Äô It is a mother‚Äôs sorrow that compels her to speak; the destiny of her children is at stake. For this reason she asks the little shepherds: ‚ÄėPray, pray much and make sacrifices for sinners; *MANY SOULS GO TO HELL because THEY HAVE NO ONE TO PRAY and MAKE SACRIFICES FOR THEM.‚Äô* Little Jacinta felt and personally experienced Our Lady‚Äôs anguish, offering herself heroically as a victim for sinners...." (R Bennett)
Hey Lance; On the basis of this papal instruction, who prays for and makes sacrifice for you?
I am sorry, Lance, that you have been so blinded by the false teachings of your cult. May God open your spiritual eyes if He has even given them to you.
‚ÄúAnd Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind. And some of the Pharisees which were with him heard these words, and said unto him, Are we blind also? Jesus said unto them, If ye were blind, ye should have no sin: but now ye say, We see; therefore your sin remaineth.‚ÄĚ (John 9:39-41)
Michael, I have to agree with your posts and Jim‚Äôs but certainly not Lances (no shock!).
The Fatima apparition has been around for a long time ‚Äď not ‚Äúquickly forgotten‚ÄĚ ‚Äď but it is a lingering lie from the Pit. One thing this apparition said was that Jesus ‚Äúwishes to establish in the world the devotion to My Immaculate Heart‚ÄĚ and it taught about ‚Äúthe Immaculate Heart of Mary outraged by the sins of humanity, for which there must be reparation.‚ÄĚ
This ‚ÄúMary‚ÄĚ is NOT the Mary of the Bible but most likely a lying demon (or an angel of light) impersonating her.
Those who refuse to stand solely on the written word of God as the only source of truth about God are susceptible to lying spirits and doctrines of demons like this.
Dan wrote: Satan is supernatural. All of the Marian apparitions are of him unless faked by one of his disciples.
Dan You are so right! I just looked at a photograph on Wikipedia of what I would call three very unhappy children who had 'Our Lady of the Rosary' appear to them at Fatima one of these "approved apparitions". I have to think this 'Apparition' put a cruel and blasphemous burden upon them, 'She exhorted the children to do penance and to make sacrifices to save sinners.'
First I am sure you know God commands repentance NOT pentance for sin
Second I am sure you know no one save Jesus Christ alone can offer to God a sacrifice in His own blood that is sufficient to save sinners.
How utterly cruel Satan is in his deceptionss, even ot preying upon children such as these, and if their religion was not in league with Satan and its ministers actually taught the Word of God to children such as these they would have known 'this lady' was demonic out of the pit of hell because for one they could have shown them it is written:
Psalm 49 7 None of them can by any means redeem his brother, nor give to God a ransom for him:
Sadly something Satan and those who serve him wouldn't have wanted pointed out to these children.
Dan wrote: Recognizing the 'supernatural origin' of the apparitions doesn't say much for the man's discernment. Satan is supernatural. All of the Marian apparitions are of him unless faked by one of his disciples.
Dan from the Great Southern State of Tennessee
If anyone wants to acknowledge something truly and wonderfully supernatural that they can see and listen to and hold in their hand it is the Bible
Speaking as a born again believer we simply do not need nor really want visitations by 'angelic visitors' for one we if we are obedient to Christ must try the spirits and two even if they were actually holy angels it would be a huge distraction from ....
personally hearing the very Word of God that God Himself has given to us, The Bible
Everey child of God can take the precious Scripture and prayerfully ask the Father for understanding, knowledge and wisdon of what He Himself says to us through the men who were moved by the Holy Ghost to write His Word and we can pray and ask Him for the grace to obey want He teaches us and Wow His precious Word becomes so alive and in it we know that we have heard God and can live on each and every Word that proceeds out of the mouth of God
Recognizing the 'supernatural origin' of the apparitions doesn't say much for the man's discernment. Satan is supernatural. All of the Marian apparitions are of him unless faked by one of his disciples.
Ah, the French have been drinking too much wine for years, pink elephants are preferable to delusions of Mary.
This is just another example of, Mary Worship?--A Study of Catholic Practice and Doctrine. The Queen of Heaven is a servant of Satan. Jeremiah 44 17But we will certainly perform every word that is gone forth out of our mouth, to burn incense unto the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink-offerings unto her, as we have done, we and our fathers, our kings and our princes, in the cities of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem; for then had we plenty of victuals, and were well, and saw no evil.
Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown wrote: ...--Fools attribute their seeming prosperity to God's connivance at their sin: but see Pr 1:32,Ec 8:11-13. In fact, God had often chastised them for their idolatry (see Jdg 2:14); but it is the curse of impiety not to perceive the hand of God in calamities. victuals‚ÄĒMen cast away the bread of the soul for the bread that perisheth (De 8:3,Joh 6:27). So Esau (Heb 12:16).