Friday, 6 December 2013

MEDJUGORJE BANNED: CANON 823


MEDJUGORJE BANNED: CANON 823

 


..from Canon 823 we see that the dissemination of private revelation falls under the discernment of the local Ordinary...in the case of MEDJUGORJE and the recent letter of the CDF we see that the decrees of the local Ordinary are still enforceable...

 

Can. 823 §1 In order to safeguard the integrity of faith and morals, pastors of the Church have the duty and the right to ensure that in writings or in the use of the means of social communication there should be no ill effect on the faith and morals of Christ's faithful. They also have the duty and the right to demand that where writings of the faithful touch upon matters of faith and morals, these be submitted to their judgement. Moreover, they have the duty and the right to condemn writings which harm true faith or good morals.

§2 For Christ's faithful entrusted to their care, the duty and the right mentioned in §1 belong to the Bishops, both as individuals and in particular councils or Episcopal Conferences; for the whole people of God, they belong to the supreme authority in the Church

..so we see that the duty of the dissemination of any information emanating out of MEDJUGORJE falls on the authority of the Bishop until the Vatican makes a definitive ruling...



...however from the current CDF letter we see that the Vatican has sided with the Episcopal conference the Bishops of Zadar stating nothing supernatural in regards visions can be said to be occurring....this letter does not speak about the supernaturality of apparitions it only speaks of the CDF studying certain doctrinal and disciplinary anomalies associated with MEDJUGORJE...meaning it has already been established by the Zadar commission that nothing supernatural is happening and that based on the CDF study MEDJUGORJE may indeed be condemned consequently as not worthy of belief....

 here is a link to the letter.....

http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/cdf-bars-participation-in-events-assuming-truth-of-medjugorje/
 



..at the place of MEDJUGORJE we have a spirit of contention and credulous anxiety...if truth can be defined as the end of inquiry and it follows that the devil himself is an enemy of truth..we see that the devil himself will push for incessant scrupulosity and endless questioning...a battle of anxiety and curiosity against certitude and calm...the spiritual battle....we are told by many adherents to the messages at MEDJUGORJE that the study continues and that the Church has not made a pronouncement..indeed this is a spirit of rebellion since the Church itself has said nothing supernatural can be maintained regarding the manifestation of providential wraiths (holy apparitions)...indeed the most recent letter published by the CDF has exhorted the faithful not to participate in any public celebrations in Churches or otherwise which presuppose the authenticity of apparitions..such gatherings would indeed foster scandal and be seen as an affront to Christ’s magisterium (the Bishops of medjugorje)...




..indeed some adherents to MEDJUGORJE tell us nothing can be done until the visions cease however this is not the case since the false visionary Montanus who led the poisonous charismatic sect of the Montanists was condemned by the authoritative Ordinary (bishop) while the spectacles were alleged still occurring...
.....as well we are told by some proponents that Ivan the seer is not banned from parishes in which he has his apparitions..if used intentionally this is a sly fallacy of logic know as amphiboly (ambiguous use of grammar and syntax)...of course Ivan is not banned from parishes in which he has apparitions he is free to go to any parish and have an apparition in his home if he wishes..however he cannot do this in public or in gatherings and by so doing spread these apparitions as authentic manifestations of the mother of God...by saying Ivan is banned there is a veiled jab at the magisterium of the Church which is implied..one takes away from this statement that the Church is a many tendrilled theocratic hegemony led by a medieval despot  with opprobriative organs everywhere intent on censuring and policing..the opposite is true...the Church is the protector of truth and a bastion of charity...the Church in its magisterium is the personification of the Good Shepherd...amen