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Friday, 6 July 2012

Norms Regarding the Manner of Proceeding in the Discernment of Presumed Apparitions or Revelations

NOTE: update at bottom of page and more on this tomorrow in a long post....

By the way, for my friends who have not seen this, here is the text of the guidelines regarding private revelations, the late publication of a much earlier document. And, this is the link to Cardinal Levada's preface. Some people do not know this exists. There are five links on this page worth researching.
  • I urgently ask all my friends and readers who are into private revelations to check out the CDF guidelines regarding your favorites, as much has ben said on various seers and visionaries. 
And here is a great list from the Mary Page of the Marian Research Institute. The list has been updated through 2011 and shows three categories. Very few apparitions have been approved and some have been positively not approved. The third category is one of  "no decision" as of yet. A negative decision is important, and must be taken seriously by the faithful. Some others relating to Jesus are not listed, as this is a Marian apparition graph. Contrary to what many people believe, this is not the greatest age for Marian apparitions. Here is a graph of the timeline of such. Those which have a negative status must NOT be followed by the faithful, and if so, those persons are in disobedience to Holy Mother Church.

The condemned are listed as "negative decision".  Three which have been condemned and are still followed by unfaithful Catholics are Bayside, Christina Gallagher, and Garabandal-- there is a special link to Garabandal Letters.

In addition, please read these links to the CDF on Vassula Ryden. Three links of CDF documents are here, there and again. Thank you.