People have been asking me what I think will happen with Medjugorje. I have said this before, but since a “decision” seems imminent, I will say it again.
I fully expect the Holy See to punt on Medjugorje. Meaning, I expect them to maintain the current “non constat de supernaturalitate” which translates, the jury is still out. I expect this for a number of reasons, but that is another post.
Suffice it to say that I expect that the Holy See will offer clearer guidelines for participation in Medjugorje related events. I know that people are expecting a decision, but I don’t think they are going to get one. I could be wrong of course, but prolly not.
A Medjugorje blog has a story linked from a Croatian newspaper which suggests the following:
A report in the Croatian newspaper Vecernji List says that the Vatican is taking steps to restrict the Medjugorje visionaries from witnessing around the world because they do not have sufficient theological knowledge and are often left unsupported and without enough strong links with Church institutions.
It adds that the Church authorities do not have a problem with the visionaries transmitting messages and will ensure the seers are protected with supervision and ties to Church structures.
The report also says that no decision will be made on the apparitions until they have ended, which is likely to be after the last visionary has died.
The parish of Medjugorje will come under greater scrutiny by the Holy See which is satisfied with the pastoral work of the local Franciscans, but not with everything that is happening with the visionaries and around them.
I wouldn’t be surprised to see something very similar to this. I am just trying to give you a heads up. This may not be the clarity you are looking for. Hey, don’t shoot the messenger.