- Sep 21, 2020
Polish Archbishop Henryk Hose says the message of peace centered on alleged Marian apparitions in Medjugorje has the same value as that associated with two famed and already recognized shrines.
Clericalism has led to a distorted view of authority that has contributed to the problems of sexual abuse and the abuse of power and conscience affecting the Catholic Church, said the head of the Vatican’s clergy office.
A group of Fatima devotees led by American Father Isaac Relyea is in Dublin for the World Meeting of Families, leading a rosary procession each morning to try to cajole the Vatican-sponsored event into telling the “full truth” of the Gospel.
“The Holy Father knows well what I think, and knows he has a supporter in me for his reforms,” Cardinal-designate Antonio dos Santos Marto of Leiria-Fatima said.
In three out of four of his overseas trips in 2017, Francis had to measure his words and deeds very carefully, knowing that saying too much — or too little — could have been dangerous.
At the center of the new shrine at St. James Church, is a statue of Our Lady of the Rosary with statues of the three children of Fatima kneeling and praying before her. The statues of the children are spaced so that those who visit can kneel between them and pray.