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Marian Apparitions: Some Lessons from History, by Donal Anthony Foley - this article first appeared in the June 2001 issue of the Homiletic and Pastoral Review.

This article sets out to show that we can learn some important lessons from history regarding the authenticity of Marian apparitions, and that when this is done, the modern rash of alleged apparitions looks distinctly questionable.


Private revelations: "Keep to what is countenanced by the Church," by Fr Peter Joseph.

The abundance of alleged messages and revelations in the past thirty years makes ever more necessary the traditional caution and discernment of spirits. In today's confusion and spiritual wasteland, many Catholics are seeking contact with the supernatural via new private revelations, regardless of whether or not they have been approved, or even whether or not they are in accordance with the Faith. Even should the local bishop mistakenly disapprove of a genuine revelation, obedience to the Church remains paramount.

http://www.ad2000.com.au/articles/2000/feb2000p20_38.html

This article appeared in the February 2000 edition of AD2000 magazine.



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