Friday, September 8, 2006

More on new Medjugorje Commission

From Catholic News Service

New Church commission to study Medjugorje

Sep. 06 ( - Church leaders in Bosnia-Herzegovina plan to assemble a commission to study the effects of pilgrimages to Medjugorje.

Msgr. Mato Zovkic, the vicar general of the Sarajevo archdiocese, confirmed the plans for a study commission during a September 5 conversation with the I Media news service in Rome. He said that the bishops' plans had been discussed this summer with Archbishop Alessandro D'Errico, the apostolic nuncio in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

continue reading Medjugorje Commission at CNS...

We truly must pray for this commission. What is important is truth, and continued devotion to the Blessed Mother, and deep commitment to the sacraments, as well as mortification of the apetite through things like fasting. There are indeed many positive fruits in ordinary people who visit there. It's now time that the confessionals in Churches be as revered as those in Medjugorje, as well. But, many more pastors must foster this. It is what attracts and endears so many to the place, but is a sign that many today just are not getting these things in their parishes. In the end, no matter how many good fruits there are in the followers, truth can never be compromised (Veritatis Splendor 75).