I’m wondering if it would be appropriate to post a thread about the same article, placing the emphasis on the theology of discerning apparitions. So many people on FR express the belief that such apparitions are public revelation, a source of Catholic doctrine, or simply untested against scripture.
On a different level: I have read Davies. (Well, much of it; my wife read the whole book.) It is one steaming pile of ethnic hatred, scandal-mongering and puffery. Davies is one sick, hateful dude and belongs nowhere near any rational discussion.
At a special mass in Massachusetts, attended by hundreds of people, and highlighted by the testimony of one of the visionaries, I listened to two people describe being cured of stage four cancer at Medjugorje. Many other people spoke of miracles, such as seeing rosaries turn to gold. It was unforgetable, to say the least.