To: Dr. Sivana
“Private revelation requires the approval of the local bishop. I see no evidence from the web site that the local bishop has approved of these purported private revelations.”
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Read the Catechism, Catholics can believe or disbelieve approved and unapproved private revelation. It takes the Church many years to approve private revelation. It is only condemned, the disapproved, we are to reject.
Do you see...how can the messages from Heaven help us if we
have to wait for their approval? Pray for discernment until
they are approved.
People are mostly negative in reply. Why? Love the mother, love the Son.
posted on 04/13/2012 5:12:15 PM PDT
Reading the negative replies, see parts of the message are already being fulfilled. Don’t listen to naysayers. It’s really true, love the mother, love the Son.
When the 5th and final Marian dogma is proclaimed, those who do not understand Mary’s place in our redemption will say no. Even in the Church.
The same for events of the end times spoken of...
A duly elected Pope would never change the Truth. It will
be a false pope who belongs to the evil one.
posted on 04/13/2012 5:22:53 PM PDT
To: stpio; BlackElk
Do you see...how can the messages from Heaven help us if we have to wait for their approval?
That kind of thinking sort of does away with the need for approval altogether. You can believe in an unapproved message without approval of the local bishop (why else would you seek approval unless you believed it?), but it ought not be propagated until there is approval. Certainly, they should not be labeled visions or apparitions without a serious qualifier, such as "purported" or "claimed".
In many cases the local bishop can act and act relatively quickly. Purported apparitions at Necedah (Lacrosse diocese?), Bayside (Brooklyn diocese) and Medjugorje (Mostar diocese) were disapproved in short order, yet the promotion continued. Others, such as Cuapa, Nicaragua and Akita, Japan were approved in a reasonable amount of time.
We are also to reject that purported private revelation which goes against church teaching. A claim that a validly elected pope (as opposed to an anti-pope from a false election) could be the Man of Sin does go against the promise Our Lord gave to St. Peter.
LaSalette, Fatima and Akita have plenty of dire messages of warning, and follow Church teaching. In any event, we need NONE of this private revelation for salvation. Love God; Love your neighbor; obey God's laws. Be baptized. Confess your sins. Receive Our Lord worthily. These are what we need.
posted on 04/13/2012 6:08:11 PM PDT
by Dr. Sivana
(There is no salvation in politics.)
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