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Saturday, October 3, 2009

Update: directives on Medjugorje

by Richard Chonak

Bp. Ratko Peric of Mostar-Duvno in Bosnia and Herzegovina has sent letters to the pastor and a parochial vicar at Medjugorje, with specific directives about how they and the parish are not to promote the alleged apparitions of the place:

•that alleged messages and commentaries on them are not to be published;

•that prayers from the apparitions are not to be used publicly;

•the parish church is not to be called a "shrine", even privately;

•that foreign priests may not give conferences or retreats without permission of the bishop;

•foreign priests wishing to offer Mass must present a celebret from their diocese or order, and the information is to be recorded;

•a privately-built church has already been closed and is not to be used;

•unauthorized religious communities have no permission to set up residence;

•and about regulating several other forms of promotion of the alleged phenomenon...

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Fr. Phillips is the founding pastor of Our Lady of the Atonement Catholic Church, the first Anglican Use parish, established on August 15, 1983. Not that there is any confusion, but he is on the left, shown in his younger, less gray-headed days.