Pope’s warning against ‘seers’ seems aimed at the House of Prayer in this country. The Pope we hear is about to make a major statement on Medjugorje, however, as far as Ireland is concerned it is likely to lead to a focus on the House of Prayer. First Fr McGinnity in the past has stated that if he is called out he has plenty of ammunition to respond with. However, the maudlin and Gnostic spirituality which has moved from the centrality of the person of Jesus Christ is used as an anesthetic to bring vulnerable Catholics under a totally different God. It is a capricious God who has to be appeased by the buying of paintings and other gimmicks. It has led to family break down and loss of feeling and the ability for normal familial relationships to develop which leads to stunted lives and in some cases premature death. It is a gospel of works and not a gospel which is centred on grace. The result is fear and the need to visit a location rather than being in a location of peace regardless of geography. This is a Manichean doctrine and there are vultures ready to pick off the remains of the dead.
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Catholic World News – June 09, 2015
Pope Francis encouraged the faithful to be on guard against “visionaries” – in a remark that seemed to aimed at the ‘seers’ of Medjugorje–during his homily at Mass on June 9.
In a comment about Christians who search constantly for some special new insight, some novelty in the faith, the Pope said: “Where are the visionaries who can tell us exactly what message Our Lady will be sending at four in the morning?”
Although the Pope did not identify any particular “visionaries,” his comment came just a few days after he had been asked to make a public statement on the alleged apparitions at Medjugorje. Several of the people who claim to have experienced visions of the Virgin Mary still report regular daily apparitions, and even announce in advance when those visions will occur.
In his homily Pope Francis was arguing against the “modern Gnostics” who practice a “slightly ethereal spirituality” and search for a special mystical vision, and base their faith on private revelations.
“This identity is not Christian,” the Holy Father said. The Gnostic approach, he argued, is as wrong-headed as that of those who seek to avoid the scandal of the Cross. He reminded his congregation: “God’s final Word is Jesus, and nothing else.”
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