In This Issue
- Pope Francis and the Fifth Marian Dogma by: Dr. Judith Marie Gentle
- “The Last Dogma in Marian History” by: Ida Peerdeman
- To Medjugorje Followers: Obey and Pray by: Dr. Mark Miravalle
- Irish Bishop grants Imprimatur to all Direction For Our Times Publications by: Editor
- “I Am Your Guest” – August 19, 2003 Message of Jesus to Anne a Lay Apostle by: Anne, a Lay Apostle
- “Maria Divine Mercy”: A Theological Evaluation by: Dr. Mark Miravalle
- Maria Divine Mercy: The Woman Behind the Curtain by: Editor
- The Mystery of Mary’s Presentation by: St. John Eudes
- Our Lady of Medjugorje – October 25, 2013 Message by: Our Lady of Medjugorje
Could it be that Pope Francis is the pope designated by Our Lady to proclaim the Fifth Marian Dogma and usher in the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary?
The signs of the times certainly point to the absolute necessity of this dogma’s being solemnized now. Until the public, solemn proclamation of the Fifth Dogma ushers in that new Pentecost and outpouring of Grace that Our Lady’s Triumph will bring, we can expect the continual downward spiral of immorality, which is even being enshrined into public law codes almost everywhere. This is resulting in both the loss of souls and that devastation of good order and peace prophesied by Our Lady in all of Her 20th century apparitions. Add to this daily escalation of “degeneration and war” the latest environmental “disaster” to hit our globe, namely, Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, tragically happening also, exactly as Our Lady warned at Amsterdam.
With so many eyes and…
In the November 15, 1951 message from the Lady of All Nations (Church approval May 31, 2002, see “Church Approves Apparitions of the Lady of All Nations,” Marian Private Revelation Category), the Lady tells the world to “pray to the Lord Jesus Christ… that the Spirit of Truth may dwell in the hearts of all nations.” After stating that the dogma of the Co-redemptrix, Mediatrix and Advocate will be “the last dogma in Marian history” she instructs that the picture and prayer be spread to prepare the way for the dogma. Our Lady also mentions upcoming disasters, economic difficulties and wars, and gives specific messages to the countries of England, the United States of America, Germany, Holland, France and Italy. Before ending, the Lady again indicates her desire to see her prayer and image spread throughout the world, saying “tell all those who are cooperating that they shall even…
Obedience to the Church is the quintessential ingredient of authentic Catholic Marian devotion.
On October 21, 2013, Archbishop Carlo Viganò, Papal Nuncio to the United States, sent a letter to the Msgr. Ronny Jenkins, Secretary of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops regarding a Medjugorje visionary and his upcoming conferences in the United States. This letter was sent at the request of Archbishop Gerhard Müller, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith (the Vatican Congregation which oversees the evaluation of reports of Marian apparitions).
The letter immediately addresses scheduled speaking engagements of Medjugorje visionary, Ivan Dragicevic, but then proceeds to enunciate the policy that “clerics and the faithful are not permitted to participate in meetings, conferences or public celebrations during which the credibility of such ‘apparitions’ would be taken for granted.” In support of this restriction, the letter of the Nuncio quotes the major portion of a sentence from the Apri 10, 1991 statement…
Imprimatur for Direction for Our Times Materials
November 11th, 2013
Dear lay apostles,
We are happy to share with you today the news that Bishop Leo O’Reilly has granted an Imprimatur for all of the writings of Direction for Our Times. This is good news and is another step forward for the Apostolate of Jesus Christ the Returning King. Below you will find the actual language, as well as the titles of the writings. Each reprint will now include the Imprimatur.
To appear in each book:
Nihil Obstat: Very Rev. John Canon Murphy, PP, VF
Imprimatur: +Most Rev. Leo O’Reilly
Bishop of Kilmore, Ireland.
The Nihil Obstat and Imprimatur are an official declaration that a book or pamphlet are free of doctrinal or moral error and that ecclesiastical permission for its publication has been granted.
The official Church diocesan commission is at a late stage of its process and therefore we are delighted to receive the Imprimatur now….
I wish to speak to you today about love. I am all love. All love is Me. My children of this world must learn about love again, because, for many, the essence of love has been so distorted, they do not recognize it as valuable, or seek to obtain it. Love is quiet and steady, My children. Love can be relied upon. Love does not diminish in the face of temptation. There are many kinds of love upon earth and all genuine love has its place. I want My children to examine the genuine opportunities for love in their lives. Certainly a family is a primary source of love. But many families have failed in love and their members drift away in bitterness. Children, the obligation to love someone does not mean you will not be hurt. On the contrary, often, and I must say usually, this obligation to…
The following is a preliminary application of the norms for evaluating reported private revelations (established by the Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith, November, 1974) to the reported messages of the woman who refers to herself as “Maria Divine Mercy.” Having previously served on several theological commissions of investigation internationally for appropriate Church authorities, I will follow, in a succinct form, the same method of analysis and evaluation that is standard for an official Church investigation.
Let us therefore briefly examine the reported messages and relevant actions of “Maria Divine Mercy” in light of the Church’s foundational criteria for authenticity.
As the renowned French Mariologist, Fr. Rene Laurentin has aptly summarized, the norms for Church evaluation of a reported private revelation can be synthesized into the following three fundamental criteria: 1) Is the alleged message in conformity with the official faith and morals teaching of the Catholic Church? 2) Is…
November 16, 2013 AM – NEW REVELATIONS – Developing
Since Nov. 8, 2010, a woman identifying herself as Maria Divine Mercy, a Catholic messenger from God and the Last Prophet, has posted nearly 1,000 messages from Jesus, the Virgin Mary and God the Father on the Website TheWarningSecondComing.com. She has nearly 35,000 international Facebook followers and dozens of worldwide geographically-local Facebook sites. The main FB site, Jesus to Mankind, shows an image of a smiling Jesus as messages report of cataclysmic global devastation and Satanic influences leading to the end times and schismatic separation of her followers from the institutional church. MDMers, as her devoted followers are known – possibly numbering hundreds of thousands – have turned into a cult-like mass of sincere, truth-seeking believers who have generated plenty of formal reaction from Catholic hierarchy, religious commentators and theologians.
She has passionate advocates and adversaries. She has averaged four visions…
During the thousand years that the Temple of Jerusalem had been built there had been kept within its walls many very solemn feasts, but there never had been one so holy and solemn as was that whereon the most precious Virgin offered herself to God, and was presented by her parents to the Divine Majesty.
The principal subject of this solemnity, the mystery of Mary’s Presentation, is very great and marvelous.
In this mystery there may be considered seven persons, the most noble, holy and worthy in the world, who render both the mystery and the feast very honorable and altogether admirable.
The first to be noted is the admirable little Mary, who is the most excellent of all persons, after…
“Dear children! Today I call you to open yourselves to prayer. Prayer works miracles in you and through you. Therefore, little children, in the simplicity of heart seek of the Most High to give you the strength to be God’s children and for Satan not to shake you like the wind shakes the branches. Little children, decide for God anew and seek only His will – and then you will find joy and peace in Him. Thank you for having responded to my call.”