“Granting approval is never brief, with some cases taking hundreds of years”. The Vatican doctrine of Marian appearances have finally been translated from Latin to English.
The is what the Catholic Herald in the UK has reported:
More than 1,500 visions of Mary have been reported around the world, but in the past century only nine cases have received Church approval as worthy of belief.
Determining the veracity of an apparition falls to the local bishop, and the Vatican’s doctrinal congregation established the norms to guide the process.
Granting approval is never brief, with some cases taking hundreds of years. Visionaries and witnesses must be questioned and the fruits of the apparitions, such as conversions, miracles and healings, must be examined.
According to the norms, the local bishop should set up a commission of experts, including theologians, canonists, psychologists and doctors, to help him determine the facts, the mental, moral and spiritual wholesomeness and seriousness of the visionary, and whether the message and testimony are free from theological and doctrinal error.
Source: Catholic Herald
It is interesting to see the Roman Catholic doctrine related to the approval of appearances of “Catholic Mary”.
The fact that it can take 100 years to get this kind of manifestation approved, display that the Vatican them selves are aware of the demonic nature of such claims.
If not: This should have been easy going. A quick approval based on testimony of trustworthy people.
But the worship of mute idols and their appearances in the demonic realm have never been an easy topic to put into a doctrine of “faith”.
1 Corinthians 12:2
You know that when you were pagans, somehow or other you were influenced and led astray to mute idols.
It you use this kind of approval time on acknowledgement in other professions, you will see the insanity.
A police man will never be able to use any kind of witness, or testimony in the court of law. Because the policeman, the witness and the judge, all would have expired in the process of acknowledgement.
Their body had to be exhumed and brought back to the court to listen to the final approval and verdict.
“Cursed is the man who carves an image or casts an idol—a thing detestable to the LORD, the work of the craftsman’s hands—and sets it up in secret.” Then all the people shall say, “Amen!”
The rest of mankind that were not killed by these plagues still did not repent of the work of their hands; they did not stop worshiping demons, and idols of gold, silver, bronze, stone and wood—idols that cannot see or hear or walk.
A doctor will be in need of confirming the appearances of symptoms, claimed by his patients. To wait even for a week, might turn to be deadly. After 100 years the grand children of the doctor can approach the grand children of the diseased, and acknowledge that their grandfathers testimony were valid and true.
Think about a scientist working with such a speed. We would stile have lived in the stone age.
Written by Ivar