I am missing something, sorry my attention deficit is terribly high . However, according to the link provided by yourself earlier in the conversation which I appreciate, the Bishop aided by Theologians, at least until the date of the linked letter, had been in active conversation with the community. And until now, the “parish” is listed under the diocese Web Site.
I cannot agree. That’s a bit like waking up from surgery to hear someone tell you: “The good news is that the surgeon performed a perfect, textbook amputation. The bad news is that he cut off the wrong leg.” What this community has done is much the same. Under the pretext of healing, it is engaging in very unhealthy and damaging practices.
There is a right way and a wrong way to do things.
With all due respect, here I have also to strongly disagree. Not with your point, which I respect, but with your argument. This is becoming common here in CAF, we use fallacies, no offense intended.
The problem with fallacy is that I could create mine as well: “That’s a bit like waking from surgery to hear someone to tell, the good news is that the surgeon removed your cancer, you are not going to die any more. The bad news is that he had to perform an amputation to get rid of the cancer.” See what I did there, life or leg? That’s why fallacies are not good as proof.
But I deeply respect your point. I think this community, for being literally unique, is in one of those areas where only the Church can better discern what is happening and what to do. Until then, we can be limited by our own opinions. It is like miracles. If something eccentric happens I can privately have my devotion, but only the Church can approve for the laity discern whether to believe or not.
In my view, nowadays it is pretty easy to understand the past, it is all written. Some things of the future have also been revealed. But what about the things happening now, the way! We can’t safely tell that it is all choreographed. We don’t know, that’s a mystery. Again, we can trust or like Thomas to doubt until we have a confirmation. I chose trust, but I really respect other opinions. And I don’t have any desire to this to propagate to the rest of the Church. My trust is that God is working the hearts of the people on that specific community and that’s all.
**“Just as you’ll never understand the mystery of life forming in a pregnant woman,
So you’ll never understand the mystery at work in all that God does.” Ecclesiastes 11:5 **