- Oct 21, 2020
The Catholic Church has always been very cautious when it comes to judging reported Marian apparitions.
An Italian woman who claims to regularly experience supernatural visions said Mary told her in September 2019 that a new disease would soon emerge from China.
Archbishop Henryk Hoser, sent by Pope Francis to study the pastoral situation in Medjugorje, said ministry at the site of the apparition was proper and consistent with the doctrine and teaching of the Church; as well as being effective and well organized.
On the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, Pope Francis appointed a Polish bishop as his delegate to Medjugorje, where the Virgin has allegedly been appearing since 1981. The mission of Archbishop Henryk Hoser is to study the pastoral situation of the pilgrimage site, not the apparitions themselves.
Although debate continues to rage over the alleged Marian apparitions in Medjugorje between hard-core devotees and skeptical theologians and clerics, for the vast majority of people who visit the small town in Bosnia Herzegovina, it’s simply a spot of prayer and faith.
ALLOUEZ, Wis. — Nearly 160 years ago, on Oct. 9, 1859, Mary appeared to a young Belgian immigrant living in Kewaunee County, located in eastern Wisconsin on Lake Michigan and near Green Bay. Today, it’s the only approved Marian apparition site in the United States. On Aug. 15, the feast