One would reasonably expect that during the year leading up to
the American presidential election, because of its importance not only for the world of politics but also for the fate of the unborn, this apparition from heaven would in
her messages speak against the heinous crime of abortion. Not only did candidate
Obama promise to facilitate abortions by his support of FOCA, but as president he would be
in a position to insure that the balance on the Supreme Court would remain anti-life
should any openings arise.
out against abortion, the Medjugorje Gospa would certainly influence a great
number of Catholic voters to reject the Democratic nominee and his platform. Of the
thirty or so million international pilgrims that have visited Medjugorje, it is quite
reasonable to assume that there have been more than a million Americans. In
addition, there are countless others who sympathize with Medjugorje although they have
never been there.
In order to
determine exactly what Our Lady of Medjugorje said about the abortion issue, I
went to the website of a major Medjugorje organization called the Medjugorje Web.
This site, www.medjugorje.org, has a convenient
concordance containing all words from the public messages given by the apparition from
1984 to the present. From March of 1984 until January of 1987, the public messages were
given weekly, intended mainly for the parish. From January 25, 1987 to the present
the public messages have been occurring monthly, for the whole world. This makes
well over 400 public messages.
In the Medjugorje Web, one must click
on the Concordance button, since using the search box will bring up other
references in addition to the messages. Using the concordance on the Medjugorje Web for
the word abortion in these public messages, brings back a result of ZERO
times that the word was even mentioned, from 1984 to 2009! What makes this quite amazing
is that the visionaries are supposed to receive a total of ten secrets, some of which
concern great chastisements about to befall humanity because of so much sinfulness in the
world. One would reasonably expect then that the Gospa would have
constantly pointed out, over the years, the many sinful behaviours, such as abortion, that
have to be remedied in order to lessen these chastisements.
word abortion brought no results, I next looked to see how many times
contraception was mentioned in all of these hundreds of messages. Same
result ZERO. Well, how about pornography nope, a ZERO
again. What about homosexuality or sodomy
ZERO. What about adultery, divorce, fornication,
drugs . . . all ZERO. How
about murder, lying, lust, and impurity
- ZEROES again. Surely the apparition
has said something about stealing, theft, idolatry,
wrath, despair or greed every one of them a
ZERO. Wait, there is one exception pride resulted in one
occurrence. But upon reading it, the pride referred to Satan, not to a
sin of mankind.
these apparitions are supposed to be ongoing communications and warnings from the Blessed
Virgin Mary urging us to
turn back from our sins or else face great chastisements. The holocaust of legalized
abortion is the defining crime and offense of our era against God, with millions upon
millions of innocent victims. For this cause alone, God surely has in store for us a great
chastisement. But in the public messages
delivered over the course of the past twenty-five years, we do not hear one peep about
abortion from the Madonna of Medjugorje. This is the kind of silence one would
expect from that other false Madonna.
However, I dont want to blatantly
make accusations about Medjugorje. Therefore I note here my
intention to respect whatever final decision the Roman Catholic Church reaches regarding
these apparitions, although no Catholic is required to believe in any post-Biblical
revelations. In fact, as a former supporter of the apparitions, I no longer consider that
the Blessed Virgin Mary is the source of the phenomena at Medjugorje. If interested,
for more information on this change of heart.
A Medjugorje skeptic emailed me that I should not be surprised if, after the appearance of
this article (08/23/09), some of the above-mentioned sins are magically identified by name
for the first time in future public messages!