Vatican investigation to be headed by Cardinal Ruini
Although the Vatican has put together a new commission, I don’t think there will be a ruling for years, unless they have a finding that is completely contrary to the Catholic Faith. The official investigation of Fatima began in 1922 and ended in 1929, and Bishop Jose Alves Correia da Silva of Fatima made public his decision on October 13, 1930: “In virtue of considerations made known, and others which for reason of brevity we omit… and after hearing the opinions of our rev. advisors in this diocese, we hereby: 1) Declare worthy of belief, the visions of the shepherd children in the Cova da Iria, parish of Fátima, in this diocese, from 13 May to 13 October, 1917. 2) Permit officially the cult of Our Lady of Fátima.”
We may have to wait many years, or the Vatican may make some pastoral statements in the near future. Until that time, we all need to pray for those on the commission and trust in the wisdom of Holy Mother Church.
UPDATE: I know some of you are concerned, however, we are all obliged to accept the final decision of the Church, whatever it is! We must remember that Holy Mother Church is guided by the Holy Spirit, and that the new commission is being set up by the Holy Father. We must trust the Church, this is what Our Lady would want. She was/ is always obedient. Remember, she said to the children on more than one occasion that if it came to attending Mass or receiving an apparition, to go to Mass. Besides, we don’t need anyone’s permission to live the Gospel and the teaching of the Church and this is what she is asking!
I’ll say this ,,,,,,,,after watching how the Vatican declares something a miracle–im glad that we lay people are not required to go through the same process to believe that something is a miracle…………if that were the case we would all be wanting scientific proof of everything and we would not even have time to consider our Faith…….something to think about….now dont get me wrong this has to be investigated,,,,,but lets also show a little faith……….love in CHRIST…..george………
I’m already praying.
sorry and i respect to opinion in everyone! because God gives us Faith to believe! i think we have to believe in JesusChrist’s Mother! these events is growing up our faith! miracles are many! like we! like the days! like earth is turning all the time! i am not crazy! but somtimes contradicts science! then God is more than science! Science is short than the God’s faith!. maybe the science is not wrong! but who gets control in it! he or she or maybe they! are wrong!! letus accept to we are human! we are not God!
regards to all
This is great news I’m very happy and will pray that the commission will go well.
May God bless the examination and may we all live in Peace.
I just pray there should be peace. I always think if God has created human y we are suuffering the different caste religion colour and so on. mother mary should help the humanity to bring together i feel that. i show money, and desire, is the cause of all evil. there is no justise in the world.
Let’s look at the good side -the Vatican is only trying to decide whether to let us go to Medjugorje and if or not- it is good for us. Obviously it is. And obviously they will rule they are still undecided as to the authenticity of it but it is doing no harm and– to the contrary — much good and we can still go if we wish.
They have no choice! When they rule it is real–it will be time for the secrets to start–simple — they are waiting til heaven is ready for such a big announcement and we too must be patient -meanwhile we are fine –we have Mary, we believe, and it is a great comfort we surely need–so no worry! Just do as Mary says –that’s what it is all about — and thank God for such wonderful help in these times —