The new Medjugorje Commisson established by the Vatican has met for its first session. Included is the list of the members of the new Medjugorje Commission.
The following is the latest update on the new Medjugorje Commission established by the Vatican:
“The International Investigative Commission on Medjugorje met for its first session on 26 March 2010.”
“The Commission, presided over by Cardinal Camillo Ruini, His Holiness’ vicar general emeritus for the diocese of Rome, is composed of the following members: Cardinal Jozef Tomko, prefect emeritus of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples; Cardinal Vinko Puljic, Archbishop of Vrhbosna, president of the Bishops’ Conference of Bosnia-Herzegovina; Cardinal Josip Bozanic, Archbishop of Zagreb and vice-president of the Council of European Bishops’ Conference; Cardinal Julian Herranz, president emeritus of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts; Archbishop Angelo Amato, S.D.B., prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints; Msgr. Tony Anatrella, psychoanalyst and specialist in Social Psychiatry; Msgr. Pierangelo Sequeri, professor of Fundamental Theology at the Theological Faculty of Northern Italy; Fr. David Maria Jaeger, O.F.M., consultant to the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts; Fr. Zdzislaw Jozef Kijas, O.F.M. Conv., relator of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints; Fr. Salvatore M. Perrella, O.S.M., teacher of Mariology at the Pontifical Marianum Faculty of Theology; and Fr. Achim Schutz, professor of Theological Anthropology at the Pontifical Lateran University as secretary. Msgr. Krzysztof Nykiel, an officer of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith serves as additional secretary.”
“Other experts have also participated in the commission’s work: Fr. Franjo Topic, professor of Fundamental Theology in Sarajevo; Fr. Mijo Nikic, S.J., professor of Psychology and Psychology of Religion at the Philosophical and Theological Institute of the Society of Jesus in Zagreb, Fr. Mihaly Szentmartoni, S.J., professor of Spirituality at the Pontifical Gregorian University, and Sr. Veronica Nela Gaspar, professor of Theology at Rijeka.”
“As announced previously, the work of the Commission will be carried out with the utmost reserve. Its conclusions will be submitted to the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith for study.”
As reported by the Vatican Information Service – OP/ VIS 20100413 (320)
Concerning the Vatican Commission on Medjugorje:
A Friend of Medjugorje has never been concerned with the Church approval of Medjugorje. He does not sit around biting his nails, praying for this to happen, filled with anxiety that this must happen soon. The approval of Medjugorje is the Church’s responsibility. It is the Church’s job to make the final judgment in God’s perfect timing.
What he believes our job is, speaking of those who call themselves the children of Our Lady, is to live and promote Her messages—strongly and without reserve. It is our responsibility to give the Church the fruit of our lives that are based in the messages of Medjugorje so that the Church has something of which to judge these apparitions. The work we do for Our Lady, the carriers of peace we become through living Her messages is the testimony that we give not only to the Church, but to the entire world that these apparitions are from God. This is our responsibility, our role in God’s design. A Friend of Medjugorje always says, leave the Church to its responsibility to judge the fruit from the tree of Medjugorje, and we should always be in peace.
Soon, we will be releasing a new button on Medjugorje.com concerning Church Approval. It will expand these thoughts by A Friend of Medjugorje and give you greater confidence that Medjugorje is right where God wants it for the time being, without official approval of the Church, but the right to be embraced and promoted under the rules of Canon Law for private revelation.
In the Peace of Our Lady,