Bishops' Imprudent Prudence
Special milestone writing for the Medjugorje world and the church...
What follows is a special landmark writing, a milestone for the Medjugorje world. After 33 years of apparitions of Our Lady, the plan of Medjugorje has become more urgent to be involved in, regardless of one's status and position. This writing is written to provoke thought that should result into actions. It is to be read with much prayer to the Holy Spirit, and with an openness to accept and make a part of one's philosophy and mentality, resulting into the actions that one must take. After reading, re-read, then spread to everyone you know. - Medjugorje.com
Our Lady of Medjugorje said on September 2, 2014:
Mirjana said that Our Lady blessed all those present and all religious articles brought for blessing. Mirjana said that Our Lady was sad, but full of love.
Bishops’ Imprudent Prudence
A Friend of Medjugorje
“…Fight Against Evil and Sin…” Our Lady of Medjugorje, August 11, 2014
We have spoken on Radio WAVE programs the past several weeks in a row* about the bishops, our respect of their authority as they are chosen and called by Christ Himself. Let it be stated from the beginning, when bishops are addressed in this writing, it is not meant one-hundred percent of all bishops, or for that matter even one hundred percent of all priests. There are a few, and it is meant a few as underlined, who are in tune with Our Lady’s messages of Medjugorje with their hearts. These “few” bishops are also marginalized, ostracized, and often overruled. So to these bishops of the few, when reading the following, you will know if you are among the few true followers of Our Lady in this time of distress or among the vast majority, many of who do not understand the damage that is being done by them. Hopefully this writing will illuminate this majority of bishops so that the Holy Spirit, with Our Lady, will guide them to be with the few who understand and—united—become a majority for the Triumph of Our Lady. Our Lady said:
May 2, 2014
While Medjugorje grows and prospers the Church, there is a contradiction between Medjugorje believers’ sentiments of loyalty and obedience to many of our bishops vs. what Our Lady is telling and calling us to. In regards to many bishops and priests who expect us to adopt a posture of inactivity, Our Lady is being stymied and hindered by them. This is because they do not recognize Heaven’s active plan and call, “today,” to save the world from its destructive path in this time that has been given to Her by the Father. Very recently, Our Lady has made it clear to be on the offensive. In Ivan’s prayer group meeting of August 11, 2014, Our Lady said:
Our Lady of Medjugorje is calling those who accept Her and Her messages to be apostles, just as when Jesus made His first call to the fishermen and others. Our Lady said there must be unity between our shepherds and we, Her followers, for us to achieve Her plans. That means we cannot fulfill Our Lady’s call to us without the bishops.
November 2, 2012
We are in union with the Church, yet in contradiction with what many of the bishops and some priests are doing. Those who follow Our Lady of Medjugorje are in support of our bishops and priests and are the most fervent element in following the Church and Her hierarchy. The problem is that many shepherds are not in unity with Our Lady of Medjugorje and, therefore, not in unity with us. In a posture of inactivity, and often a muted silence, they wait. Wait for what? Our Lady has been appearing for 33 plus years, giving millions upon millions of miracles of conversion and the healing of hearts.
Indifference and blockages of bishops and priests has been a problem for Our Lady when She has appeared throughout history. Our Lady, referring to bishops and priests, said long ago “You who have been given the power to call God down to the altar have not been given power over me.” A careful review of the history of Our Lady’s apparitions in the past show that She comes to the people because She is unrestricted, as She came to Juan Diego in Guadalupe, Bernadette in Lourdes, the three shepherd children in Fatima, and the six peasant children in Medjugorje. If one is thoughtful, one would see why three of the six Medjugorje visionaries, who were determined to enter the religious life, decisively changed their minds against it. Why? Because Our Lady’s plans to evangelize the world through them would have been killed through their religious vocations, choked by the very religious vocations that should give life and flourish the Church. In all these cases, the visionaries were restricted, scoffed at or stymied by too many bishops and priests. Often, concerning Medjugorje, if a bishop or priest testifies on behalf of the apparitions and visionaries, they also receive the same resistance and even ridicule.
In Medjugorje and beyond, there is a conflict, a great conflict in Our Lady saying at the beginning of almost every message Her words, “Dear children, today” and ending every message with, “Thank you for having responded to my call,” meaning “thank you” for your active participation today and for your past participation in responding to Her plans. While at the same time, bishops are saying we cannot attend Medjugorje talks or conferences, we cannot attend the apparitions of the Medjugorje visionaries, host conferences, etc., much less propagate gatherings of the faithful in answering Our Lady’s call. It was Our Lady in the Church approved apparitions in Laus, France, 1664-1718, who told visionary Benedicta Rencurel to tell the bishop and priests who were going to stop the attendance of the faithful to Her apparitions that, “You who have been given power to call God down to the altar have been given no power over me.” It would seem that our shepherds would learn from the past. How much and what damage they do when Heaven comes to intervene in man’s history. If bishops and priests obstruct the faithful in their right to live their conversion, they interfere with Heaven’s plans. We are free to devote ourselves to the propagation of Medjugorje unless it contravenes the faith.
Many bishops and even some priests, especially in the United States, are in a precarious position. We are in unity with the bishops and accept their authority. We are in union with Our Lady and accept Her authority. We, therefore, are in union with a plan from Heaven. But, as already stated, the bishops have not unity between us. This places the bishops in confrontation with Our Lady who tells us, who calls us to be Her apostles as St. Louis de Montfort said, “They shall be the true apostles of the latter times.” St. Louis longed to be a part of the extraordinary moment we are in. He said:
But who shall those servants… of Mary be? They shall be … like a burning fire… They shall be the sons of Levi, well purified by the fire of great tribulation… They shall be everywhere the good odor of Jesus Christ to the poor and to the little, while at the same time, they shall be an odor of death to the great, to the rich and to the proud worldlings.
They shall be clouds thundering …detaching themselves from everything and troubling themselves about nothing, shall shower forth the rain of the Word of God and of life eternal. They shall thunder against sin; they shall storm against the world; they shall strike the devil and his crew; and they shall pierce, through and through, for life or for death, with their two-edged sword of the Word of God, all those to whom they shall be sent on the part of the Most High.
They shall be the true apostles of the latter times, to whom the Lord of Hosts shall give the word and the might to work marvels and to carry off with glory the spoils of His enemies. They shall sleep …without care, in the midst of the other priests, ecclesiastics, and clerics; and yet they shall have the silvered wings of the dove to go, with the pure intention of the glory of God and the salvation of souls, wheresoever the Holy Ghost shall call them.
In a word, we know that they shall be true disciples of Jesus Christ…contempt of the world… teaching the narrow way of God in pure truth, according to the holy Gospel, and not according to the maxims of the world… not accepting persons… fearing and listening to no mortal, however influential he may be. They shall have in their mouths the two-edged sword of the Word of God. They shall carry …the Crucifix in their right hand and the Rosary in their left…
These are the great men who are to come; but Mary is the one who, by order of the Most High, shall fashion them [Our Lady of Medjugorje’s plan is to raise up apostles] for the purpose of extending His empire over that of the impious, the idolaters and the Mahometans [Muslim followers of Mohammed]. But when and how shall this be? God alone knows.
As for us, we have but to hold our tongues, to pray, to sigh and to wait: “With expectation I have waited.”
Our Lady said on September 2, 2014, what de Montfort foretold 298 years ago:
September 2, 2014
Our Lady’s plans include rising up apostles for what apostleship means. What is an apostle? An apostle is one who is sent on a mission; the first prominent Christian sent on a mission to a region or group. An apostle is one who initiates a great moral reform, who advocates an important belief or system. We have a call from Our Lady, while not the unity of the call, with our bishops. Our Lady said:
August 2, 2014
Followers of Our Lady of Medjugorje do not have problems with authority, be it with the bishops, priests, etc., yet many shepherds have a problem with us answering Our Lady’s call. We are out converting; evangelizing; offering up our lives; giving up careers; placing our means, personal lands, homes, and families at Our Lady’s disposal; producing conversions in this time, in numbers that far out reach and will continue to overwhelm all present efforts of the Universal Church combined. So the problem is not with Our Lady’s plans or the followers of Her messages. Medjugorje visionary Vicka was asked about this. The question and her answer follows:
Question to Vicka:
“At the beginning of the apparitions, the visionaries had problems with the authorities. However, even today, there are those who condescendingly smile at everything that has happened in Medjugorje since June 24, 1981. Is it hard for you when you meet such people?”
“Neither I nor the other visionaries had problems with the authorities; the authorities had their problems with us. As far as we are concerned, I can say that we never did anything bad, we didn’t bother anybody but this bothered the authorities. We always remained calm and told the authorities what I tell you now or what I have been telling everyone since 1981. It is their problem that they did not wish to accept our words. Those who ridicule the messages and the apparitions ridicule themselves—this does not concern us. They also have the opportunity to convert in these times.
As many of those who follow Medjugorje have gone through conversion, and continue to process of conversion, the time for conversion of those in authority in this time of grace is running out. We understand authority’s prudence and not opening the door to everyone saying they are having apparitions of Our Lady. There are many false apparitions mimicking Medjugorje. But 33 YEARS!!!! All evidence, even the most advanced scientific testing has proven the six Medjugorje visionaries are “absent of deceit” concerning their claims of seeing something supernatural. Those bishops and priests who are indifferent, who stymie or are resistant to Medjugorje and its propagation are in confrontation against not only Our Lady, but Christ Himself. It is He who sends Her. Our Lady of Medjugorje’s plan is not for something in the future. After 33 years of daily apparitions and many messages of spiritual guidance, we no longer have time to wait because of imprudent prudence. A lion is raging in a full force charge in the world to devour us and the Church. Our Lady’s plan is confronting it through Her apostles who are being told to stand down because Medjugorje is not approved. Therefore, an expectation mindset is put forth by those bishops and priests who are indifferent, etc. to Medjugorje that, “You must wait, be low key or even stop.” It is often told you cannot do this or that in regards to Medjugorje, Our Lady’s messages and apparitions, etc. The faithful are to be free to pursue their conversion with Our Lady of Medjugorje. To delay is at direct odds against Our Lady. This is not in accord with what Our Lady is imploring. Waiting time is over. Our Lady said:
February 2, 2009
November 2, 2006
Medjugorje is an active plan now, a plan that cannot be implemented with a mentality of “let’s wait and see.” No, it is now, it is this moment. Our Lady gave way to the Church hierarchy’s “wait and see” attitude with Fatima and past apparitions. There is no more wait and see. In Lourdes, with Bernadette, the parish priest did not believe Bernadette was seeing Our Lady. This served God’s purpose because it led to a stunning and impactful revelation of the priest who was told by uneducated Bernadette that Our Lady said to her, “I am the Immaculate Conception,” the priest immediately believed. However, this resistance, this “wait and see” attitude was in the organic origin of Lourdes and other earlier apparitions of Our Lady. Prudence served its purpose. The event of Medjugorje is beyond that organic beginning stage. If one cannot see now, after 33 years of apparitions, the great fruit from these apparitions in every diocese of the world, paralleling at the same time the great deterioration of the Church and world, then one will never see.
Is it being advocated by this writing that Medjugorje should be officially approved? No, by no means. Approval would be just as big of a mistake as if it were to be condemned! This point is made clearer in the writing “Sensus Fidelium—the Sense of the Faithful,” published on July 9, 2014, in regards to the status of Medjugorje:
“Medjugorje is where Medjugorje is supposed to be; neither approved, nor disapproved. This is God’s will. A verdict either way will be harmful to Heaven’s plans, through Medjugorje, being fulfilled. God uses adversity between these two directions, approved/not approved, to keep Medjugorje in the middle. FREE. Our Lady is to be unencumbered along with those who evangelize Medjugorje as Our Lady’s apostles in all Her actions to call the entire world to conversion. And lastly, She is to have the freedom to release the three secrets, the three admonitions or chastisements for the world that were foretold by Our Lady of Medjugorje.”
Medjugorje is now, it is today, and we are to respond now and act, and will act now. Our Lady recognizes this when thanking us for responding in real time while many bishops/priests are telling us we are not to respond, not to go to Medjugorje conferences, not to accept credibility of our personal cognition, not to attend the Medjugorje apparitions with the visionaries, etc. We are suppose to lie to ourselves? Lie to our consciences? Play a pretend game? A properly formed conscience cannot be violated. Those who come to know, believe and follow Our Lady can do so and remain in the grace of the Church. Sensus Fidelium. As Bishop Emilio L. Bataclan from the Philippines said on December 1, 1999, during a visit to Medjugorje:
“I have no difficulties believing that Our Lady is here because, above all, the ‘sensus fidelium’ (sense of the faithful) says that Mary is here…”
One could argue against this if 'sensus fidelium' applied to a thousand people or a hundred thousand, even a million. But not tens of millions. Tens of millions of people who believe that Our Lady is appearing in Medjugorje and is guiding us into a new future. Our Lady said on September 2, 2014:
As in past apparitions, Our Lady is not coming to Medjugorje as She did to the three shepherd children. Our Lady is not even coming to Medjugorje for the six Medjugorje visionaries. She is coming to you, to be among you; coming among you, speaking to you, raising up more and more apostles each day, apostles who are to spread across the earth. As St. Louis de Montfort said:
“They shall have the silvered wings of the dove to go…wheresoever the Holy Spirit shall call them.”
She is coming today to implement these plans now, not later in the future when Medjugorje is approved officially (if ever), but now in the present moment, instructing you individually as never before in the history of the world. Never has Our Lady come to the earth instituting, with words from Heaven that She says She receives from the Father, the direction to take for the future.
April 4, 1985
Our Lady said on September 2, 2014:
Our Lady calls us to walk with Her plan now. Our Lady calls for unity between us and the shepherds but not in union. “In unity, but not in union?” We have spoken of being in union with our bishops, so in what context is it saying not in “union,” but “unity” between us? Our Lady said in Her message already quoted, August 2, 2014:
Our Lady said unity… “through”—“among”—“between.” The bishops have their work and Her apostles have their own work—a collaboration. It is a parallel work not as one in union, but rather two separate commissions in unity for the same goals and results. A church rebuilt, a world rebuilt. The shepherds will cover the church and we, the apostles, will cover the world - both will, by their sacrifices and some by their blood. How will this happen? Reflect upon the extraordinary event that when the 3rd secret of Fatima was released on June 26, 2000, on June 25, 2000, Our Lady, the day ‘before’, gave a message to the world. The release of this June 25 message addressed the central point of the long awaited release of the Fatima secret:
June 25, 2000
Why would Our Lady speak about the topic of being afraid of the future on June 25, 2000, the day before the Fatima secret, given in Fatima back in 1917, was released if there was not something in the future to be afraid of? After all, it was She who gave the secret in the first place. She, therefore, would clearly know we would interpret and make a clear connection with what She said on the 25th in Medjugorje to what was released on the 26th, 2000, of which was spoken by Her approximately 83 years before in Fatima. Some in the Vatican immediately and very strongly downplayed the 3rd secret stating that it mostly had already been fulfilled, minimizing the secret. They are either deceivers or fools. Why? Our Lady of Medjugorje’s June 25 message and the release of the 3rd secret of Fatima clearly point to future events coming that will be frightful:
June 25, 2000
Our Lady made it perfectly clear that it was the future, not the past, She was/is referring to by purposely giving on the 25th the above message less than 24 hours before the release of the 83 year old secret. The secret Lucia wrote down follows in part:
“…the Holy Father passed through a big city half in ruins and half trembling …he prayed for the souls of the corpses he met on his way; having reached the top of the mountain…he was killed by a group of soldiers who fired bullets…at him, and in the same way there died, one after another, the other Bishops, Priests, men and women Religious, and various lay people of different ranks and positions…two Angels …gathered up the blood of the Martyrs and with it sprinkled (the blood on) the souls that were making their way to God.”
We are witnessing today an increase, not a decrease in martyrdoms today in the Church, and an increase in the threat of martyrdom in the near future. September 11, 2001, happened a year after the June 25, 2000 message.
June 25, 2000
The Fatima secret is about the future to come, even though it speaks to us also of the past 20th century, though what is coming is far, far graver. Questions must then be put to the bishops and priests and other clerics who take action or inaction that obstructs and stands in the way of Our Lady’s plans through Medjugorje and Her apostles. Do you not realize your silence has made the fertile ground for you to go to the guillotine? Do you not realize you are making the bed you will have to lie in? Do you not see the signs of the times? Do you not believe and follow Our Lady because you are following the news, the advisors, the committees, the curtain of power that surrounds you? Are you discerning what is right and acting on it, not pausing to weigh out the consequences, but deciding the right thing to do and just do it as Jesus witnessed this reality repeatedly during His life? Jesus’ curtain of power around Him, His advisors told Him not to go to Jerusalem because the consequences would be too great. Jesus responded, “Get behind me satan.” Many devils surround bishops today and pretend to be their friends. Do you not see Our Lady’s words today are a call to accept Her? Is it a hardness of your heart that blinds you? If She is coming and you do not accept Her, do you not reject the One who sent Her? Our Lady says of Herself,
With an open heart in prayer, can you deny the fruits of Medjugorje? Do you not see how Our Lady’s intercession is needed in these difficult times to save the world from destruction? Our Lady is here in a new way, different from all past apparitions through 2,000 years of Church history. The world has never experienced such a worldwide call directly from Heaven for moral reform and the conversion of the entire world! The Virgin Mary is coming among the people of the world bringing them to the only One who gives salvation, Her Son. Our Lady said today, “…stop, always anew, betraying, cursing and wounding Him [her Son]…” The world is daily inventing, “anew,” ways of wounding Christ. In other words, with our technologies, with our mass production abortion, our mass production sin, cloning, technological inventions and so-called advance and messing with genetics. Just one example concerning genetics, scientists are taking embryos out of one cow repeatedly and putting them in 20 other cows, so to make more profit by making a super cow from the best one, a betrayal of the natural order, making man a god over God’s ways in His natural way of doing things. Another example is GMO seeds, introducing something that never existed in creation with terrible consequences man cannot foresee. There are an endless number of violations that are “wounding Him” because in the end it is a great wound that will kill the creation of His favored creature, Man, made in the image and likeness of God Himself. Is this what God intended? There is a certain measure of wisdom required to say, “How far do we go?” And man is doing the same (betrayal of God) in human ways, in various medical fields, “always anew” way of betraying God, “always anew” way of cursing Him, “always anew” way of wounding Him. However, with the same “anew,” Our Lady calls us for “anew” recommitment to reform, sacrifice and repent from betraying, cursing and wounding Him.
The angel appeared to the three shepherd children of Fatima in the apparition in which the 3rd secret was given and he held a flaming sword from which flames were being sent to set afire the whole world. Our Lady said to the Medjugorje visionaries, “The world would have destroyed itself had She not come.”** Our Lady has draped the earth with Her mantle and upon contact the flames are deflected by Her hand. Our Lady has placed Herself between God and the earth. Dear beloved bishops and all clerics whom we love and care about, is there not enough prayer, fasting and sacrifices that you cannot recognize a great plan for the salvation of the world that Our Lady brings? Do you not believe Our Lady’s words in Medjugorje of August 2, 1981…
…when all the evidence since 1981 shows this to be true? Her words themselves are self-proving with countless examples over 33 years of apparitions. The destruction of marriage is just one major example amongst hundreds that could be given that shows this struggle between Our Lady’s Son and satan.
Do you not understand marriage being taken over by satan and redefined is because the Church has given it to him because of marriage tribunals that come up with every excuse possible to grant annulments, thereby granting “loophole legal divorces” instead of teaching for better or for worse?
Do you not see your pulpits have dropped the ball and the people languish in the pews starving for truth?
Do you not see that God had to act to fulfill His promise that the gates of hell would not prevail against the Church? That to keep that promise He had to send Our Lady to Medjugorje on behalf of the world, to walk with the people to strengthen and “anew” the Church to save it?
Do you not see that what you have not done in conversions through your life and your pulpit, you will now be called upon to do by what Our Lady said in Fatima’s 3rd secret in regards to your martyrdom, your blood being gathered up by the two angels to be sprinkled on those making their way to God? The blood of the martyrs being the seed for future Christians.
Yes, some/many will be called upon to go to martyrdom for what they failed to fulfill in their duty, thereby making amends by what Our Lady said in Medjugorje:
August 25, 2013
God has allowed Our Lady to interpose Herself between us and Himself. Interposition means to place between or among. Our Lady tells us recently, “I am with you. I am among you.” Our Lady is our advocate to bring a new spring time instead of the hellish desert summer we are due, foretold in the 3rd secret of Fatima that fire would be sent to the earth by the angels, as shown to the Fatima children. However, just because Our Lady deflects the fire, do not think that we will be spared suffering. Our Lady, bringing about the Great Evangelization, this new springtime, does not mean to say that we all will not suffer. It means we will not suffer without good coming from our suffering. Interposition also means a being, placing or coming between; mediation, intervention. It is most amazing how easily those who fast, those who really pray and sacrifice, the apostles of Mary in this Her time understand much of the above, while those who do not have great difficulty with Medjugorje, even standing in its way and the way of the apostles. Is there any fear of God in the hearts of those standing in the way of our acting on the call from Heaven? There should be a humble fear in the minds and hearts of our shepherds who obstruct a response to Our Lady’s call. It is the clerics who should question themselves, “Am I fighting God through commission or omission? Am I treading on holy ground of a plan to convert the whole world?” Let it be said, Our Lady has come with a “…great plan for the salvation of the world…” Our Lady said:
January 25, 1987
Twenty years later Our Lady said:
June 25, 2007
Isaiah 1:18 says, “Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord.” The above two messages shows Medjugorje is a plan of such great magnitude that it warrants 33 years of daily apparitions, and instructions of how to achieve it. The crisis is too grave, the consequences too catastrophic to let another day go by without putting into action everything Our Lady has been telling us for these past 33 years. It is now. It is believed that the daily apparitions will occur for a total of 40 years, to lead us out of the desert. The plans of apostleship, what Our Lady has been training us for, are to be implemented now during these next seven years.
The mode we’ve operated in for 33 years is:
April 17, 1986
Everything has now changed with the 33rd anniversary. Just before the 33rd anniversary, Our Lady gave new directives:
May 2, 2014
For thirty-three years it was “pray, fast and let God act.” After the 33rd year, it is now, “my apostles” you “pray and act.” We, as apostles, plead with you, our bishops to come to prayer and fasting and penance. Our Lady's messages convey that your time is up, and that God has given you more time than necessary to grasp that your well-being and those you serve in the pews are at grave risk and yet you continue the same way. Our Lady said:
May 2, 2014
Our Lady said:
March 18, 2009
On May 2, 2014, Our Lady said:
As of June 25, 2014, the 33rd anniversary of Our Lady’s Medjugorje’s apparitions, we can no longer be on the fence. Like everyone who has had to answer the call of Our Lady, you must decide for God and His plans through Medjugorje and Our Lady, or you must decide against God and His plans through Medjugorje and Our Lady. If you decide against, you should ask yourself the question, how thick can the wall of my heart be that even the Mother of God cannot penetrate me? As our beloved bishops and priests, green light Her plans and just let the peasants in the pews do what they are called to do. We are not asking for approval. We’re asking for what the bishop of Paris did with the Miraculous Medal. The bishop told St. Catherine’s confessor, who had repeatedly resisted, even ignored Our Lady’s requests to the point of upsetting Her, for the confessor to just go ahead and strike the medal and give it out. If it was from God, the fruits would confirm it. They did—into the millions of miracles. All we ask is the same. Let us do our work and don’t hamper, constrain or restrict us in what we are called to do from Heaven. You have everything to lose by not doing so and everything to gain by just letting our Medjugorje work happen. Let it happen for your own sake because if it “is true,” your resistance, your constraining, your indifference, your letting your advisors guide you to stymie/stop Medjugorje’s propagation, you, in the end will find yourselves fighting against God – against Our Lady’s call for the Great Evangelization achieved by the Shepherds and apostles through the “unity between them.”
1 Peter Ch. 5:2
Your decision is a choice to have or not to have a future.
September 2, 2011
33 Years and Counting,
*Radio WAVE is a radio program heard on Medjugorje.com with A Friend of Medjugorje as host. Every 2nd and 25th of the month, A Friend of Medjugorje speaks on Our Lady’s latest messages given through the Medjugorje visionaries. Every Thursday, A Friend of Medjugorje also hosts the program “Mejanomics” in which he places the messages of Our Lady as a template over all the current issues of our days in order to develop Heaven’s perspective on everything from economics, to government, to healthcare, to all the events that are impacting our nation and world today. Past shows can be downloaded and listened to at any time.
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