[quote="dje101, post:1, topic:313079"]
I was looking on an events calendar for my diocese and saw that there is a private screening coming up at a local parish. This screening is of a new documentary on Medjugorje.
Since the Catholic Church hasn't approved of this apparition, do you think it is appropriate for a parish to be hosting this kind of event? My thoughts are that it could send mixed messages to uninformed members of the parish.
The description says "Including never before seen archival footage from the early days of the apparitions."
What are your thoughts?
If it isn't dis-approved why not take a positive, constructive approach until such time as a final decision is made on the apparition OR the local ordinary makes an interim disciplinary decision.
How would God/Mary ever communicate to the world in a timely fashion if we were so intransigent and censorial all the time when our official leaders are not? If Fatima had been completely closed down until a final decision was made few would have been there for the Miracle of the Sun and noone would have known what "Fatima" even was until 30? years later when finally approved for cultus. I am sure Our Lady would have been disappointed with that.
Having said that I have a fair idea of what the upcoming verdict re Medjugorge will be ... there will be tears. Nevertheless if the local ordinary has not prohibited such things then attendees should have a clear conscience re the screening.