Chiesa viva 454 November 2012 pp. 4-5


a fake charismatism

Fr. Luigi Villa

Pronouncing the name of Medjugorje, one thinks of the skeptics, the naive enthusiasms of many, and the prudence of the faithful, inspired by the sensus Ecclesiæ which preserves them from errors and deviations in the matter of apparitions, of which the specialists of mystical theology give us various criteria for discernment that allow us to distinguish the true divine from the many counterfeit manifestations.

        The decisive criteria are of the objective order, which are related to the doctrinal content of the “facts” presented as coming from God.

        An authentic apparition must be true and worthy of God, while, instead, an illusory or diabolic apparition can also present the events that represent notable similarities to authentic, divine manifestations. The history of the Church gives us not a few episodes, which, in the domain of extraordinary supernatural phenomena, prove that the power of the devil is immense, operating any kind of prodigy and deceit: ecstasy, levitations, phenomena of light, unusual noises, predictions, speaking in tongues, etc.

        In the first apparition in Medjugorje, the alleged seer Milka Pavloviv, seeing the apparition, was terrorized to the extent that, seized by fear, she took off her shoes and fled, and, come close to the village, burst out sobbing.

        How much different was the experience of little Jacinta of Fatima who, in her joy, continued to exclaim: “Oh, what a beautiful Lady! Oh, what a beautiful Lady!

        The records report many other oddities!

        That Virgin” (?) not only says to pray for sinners, but also “as” sinners, as if to say She were not the Immaculate!

        She would say, then, to the Father, as we poor sinners: “Forgive us our trespasses ... Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

        How much different, instead, did Our Lady of Fatima pray, when she ostensibly held her lips closed during the Ave, Maria and the “Pater; pronouncing only the “Gloria Patri”!


Medjugorje. The parish church and the statue of the “Virgin”.

        Serious writers point out that the faith proposed by the “Virgin” of Medjugorje is pluralistic, not in accordance with Catholic dogma: “... for God all the religions are the same: In God, there are no divisions or religions. You in the world have created divisions” (cf. R. Faricy-L/Rooney Medjugorje, Marie Reina de la Paiz, ed. T2Qui, 1984, p. 51). That is, you should respect every person “in his faith”. We are in full conciliar indifferentism!

        Medjugorje, therefore, is against Fatima, and therefore it ignores the punishments that the Lord said He will send if you continue to deny the errors of Bolshevik Russia that will be the main cause of wars. Regarding persecutions of the Church, the Virgin” of Medjugorje does not ever make even a hint; she also ignores the current apostasy of the crisis that shakes the conciliar and post-conciliar Church, which destroys the Catholic Faith, exalts other religions, admitting, only, that this world is under the power of the devil.

        The Virgin” of Medjugorje, on the other hand, supports and encourages the “charismatic renewal”.

        Regarding the role of Russia and the nations without God in the shedding of error in the world, the close coexistence of the Communist authorities with the Charismatic Movement is no wonder, because of its ambiguous relationships between the phenomenon of the “apparitions” and the Yugoslav government.

        The “Virgin” of Medjugorje, in fact, in the Charismatic Convention which took place in Medjugorje 23 to 25 August 1983, promised the “seers”, as grace of election, the coming of the “apostles of the renewal.

        Perhaps it is good here to remember the meeting of the Council in which John XXIII announced “a new Pentecost”, “a new springtime of the Church”, but this was against Fatima; because he does not accept the “prophecies of doom”, neither would he disclose the Third Secret of Fatima.


Medjugorje. The statue of the risen Christ.

        But in the aftermath Council, in 1966, the crazy hopes of John XXIII vanished. Priests, religious men, and religious women left their monasteries in the hundreds. The "vocations" continued to decline, until they disappeared. Cut from the Catholic Tradition, they remained disillusioned by the conciliar novelties; they remained soulless.

        In this context the “charismatic renewal was born, a Pentecostal current which developed immediately together with the Christian currents. (Arnauld de Lassus, “Connaissance du élémentare Rehoveau charismatique,” p. 42, Issues Action Familiareet Scolaire, Paris 1985, p. 42-31).

        According to abbé Laurentin, considered the theologian of the charismatics, “Mary is the model charismatic ... the principle of Christians baptized in the Spirit ... Mary is a prophet and speaker of tongues ... prototype not only of charismatics in general, but of praying in tongues that characterizes the Movement of Pentecost ... Mary is at the forefront in the charismatic group of the Upper Room ... (!!!)”.

        This context of Laurentin reminds us of the solemn warning of Our Lord Himself: there shall arise false Christs and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders, insomuch as to deceive (if possible) even the elect. Behold I have told it to you, beforehand” (Mt. 24:24-25; II Thes. 2:9; Apoc. 13:13).

        Until the Church courageously and clearly denounces all the traps of the devil, we adhere to Fatima, because its historicity is striking and undeniable.

        Since the designs of God are inevitable, the Pope will need, sooner or later, to consecrate Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary ... He will need to recommend the devotion of reparation on the first five Saturdays of the month.

        Therefore, we, personally, put in practice the requests of Our Lady: pray the Rosary daily; wear the holy scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, as a sign of our consecration to Her Immaculate Heart; practice the “Communion of reparation on the first Saturdays of the month; recite the prayer of the Angelus and of Our Lady. According to the words of Our Lady of Fatima, we dedicate ourselves to true repentance, true mortification, which constitute the duties of our state.

        Many, unfortunately, leave the Faith. Lucifer and a large number of demons have come from hell... There will be extraordinary wonders everywhere. The true faith is fading ... Rome will lose the Faith and become the seat of the Antichrist.

        As has already happened!..

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