Some misunderstandings to clarify regarding Christina Gallagher. As one who met & spoke with this seer it is my belief that she is genuine. First, we need to address a few misconceptions.
1.) Archbishop Neary hasn’t met, authenticated, nor investigated anything w/ regard to Mrs. Gallagher. His general attitude has been to completely ignore the situation.
…THE CURRENT ARCHBISHOP IS IN DISAGREEMENT with
the previous archbishop’s stance. Archbishop Joseph Cassidy
opened the House of Prayer on July 17, 1993, and at that time
ALL SACRAMENTS were available.
… Archbishop Cassidy Held this postion for 4 & 1/2 years till
radically altered by his sucessor Archbishop Michael Neary
who stripped the House of Prayer of the Sacraments;
3.) Christina Gallagher HAS NOT BEEN DISOBEDIENT. Her spiritual director Fr. McGinty has complied w/ the request not to celebrate any sacraments in the House of prayer. Nor are people forbidden to believe in the apparitionary site or visits the Houses of Prayer
4.) Several Irish publishers have slandered and misrepresented the facts concerning the case. The only sure way to get the facts is to call the dioceasan office of the bishop of which she resides.
Diocese of Tuam: 011-353-(093)24-166
5.) The archbishop Neary has made some comments doubting the apparitions but a quick inquiry will reveal that on his part there has been no extensive investigation nor has he provided any detailed evidence from the diocesan commission to investigate her in 1997. TO MY KNOWLEDGE, HE HASN’T EVEN MET HER.
6.) Jesus does make threats & chastise in NT. times. Bl Luisa of Piccareta wrote, “The Book of Heaven.” approved by the Church as authentic. The Lord relates various natural disasters, wars due to mans sins which take effect in later years. Revelation is filled with chastisements. Ananias and Sapphira die before Peter for not sharing gifts with community. Acts 5 v: 1-10. Hebrew 12:4-6. St. Faustina is told of a time of justice.
7.) Mary at rare times does exhibit justice within messages. Akita (a church approved message by then Cardinal prefect Ratzinger) stated fire would come from the sky to consume its inhabitants.
8.) A current visionary approved by his Bishop states similar things about the current state of the world; including a chastisment and the future rise of an antichrist. This APPROVED visionary is named Barnabas Nwoye. His Bishop (Illorin Diocese Nigeria) is Ayo-Maria Atoyebi.
9.) The Vatican doesn’t investigate ANY private revelation until all the messages have been received. This way a full investigation into the entire content of the revelation can be examined; (ie Medjugorge included). Thus, The Vatican is what has the final word on any private revelation.
10.) official titles sanctioning a private revelation are the following:
A. Constat de supernaturalitate (positive reccmd.)
B. Non Constat de supernaturalitate (neutral~faithful
judge according to measure of prudence
C. Constat de non-supernaturalitate (condemned).
As such, the Vatican hasn’t condemned nor approved the messages of Christina Gallagher. This means they leave it up to the prudent judgement of the faithful.
11.) Some criteria that the CDF uses when looking at a particular case are the following:
A: Look at the message content~its theology. The
theology must be orthodox.
B: Phenomena. Are there healings, miracles, supernatural
C: The fruit of the apparition must be good. Particularly
spiritual fruit of conversion to Christ.
11.) As of yet no glaring theological errors have been found within Christina Gallaghers writings. Her messages aren’t that theologically complicated to warrant suspicion. Yet this hasn’t stopped unqualified theological experts from opinionating on a issue they are not commissioned for.
12.) Almost All Saints are controversial. St. Padre Pio, his main opponent was a cardinal within the Vatican. Hebrews 13:2 “Do not forget to entertain strangers, for some have entertained angels unaware”. It is easy to form an opinion about someone without investigation. But remember, that rash judgement is not pleasing to the Lord nor does it build up the body of Christ. For one could be persecuting a future saint of the Church without knowledge.
13.) Most of her critics have not met nor spoken with Christina Gallagher.
14.) 2 major predictions of hers have come true.
A: Two years prior on the exact date she predicted the
destruction of the world trade towers
B: Several years prior she predicted accurately the tsunami
(an event not even thought of in its region) till it occurred.
I can only give the testimony of one who has met and spoken with this women. I found her to be sincere and filled with the Holy Spirit. As I shook her hand I felt an intense inner experience as the Holy Spirit confirmed to me that this woman suffered greatly. Nevertheless, I ask you to have an open heart and search for the truth. I understand why her messages give many pause; They are filled with justice, retribution, and punishment. But this is NOT a CRITERIA to dismiss her nor does it prove invalidity. Consider this, If God did commission someone for a difficult task such as telling others that we are entering into an apocalyptic reign, What easy way would there be to break the news? No one can doubt the evil of this era that is why I think you should at least listen 1st then judge. If God does commision this woman then it is for a greater good and benefit the Church. Thirdly, "All things are possible with God."
Therefore: It is up to the prudent and prayerful response of each individual Catholic to make a decision regarding Christina Gallagher till the Vatican rules.