I received a call this morning from a fellow parishioner at St. Patrick’s of the Forest Catholic Church concerning the alleged “Warning” that is supposedly to occur this Ash Wednesday, February 25th, 2009.
Below you’ll find the 1995 conclusion of the diocesan commission established in Lincoln, Nebraska to study the alleged interior lucutions of Mary Jane Even (see more: here). Found within the final paragraph is this statement:
“These writings provide a misleading distraction to those sincerely seeking a genuine and authentic Catholic spiritual life and are certainly capable of causing misunderstanding and harm…”
This appears to be the case here at St. Patrick’s of the Forest.
From the sounds of it, a few of our young people here at St. Pat’s were frightened by the severity of the messages presented, some to tears, thinking the world was ending. This is not right. Caution and discernment of all alleged prophecy should be the norm without despising it, as sacred scripture confirms.
We all know that the world, our nation and the Church (in many ways) are living through turbulent times and our children are not altogether oblivious of the difficulties either. Care should be given so as not to cause undue fear or worry within them or ourselves…
Our faith is true, Jesus will return, there will be difficulties… But always and in every way, we must remember that we are to rejoice at the prospect, for our liberation is near. We do await the reality of a new heaven and new earth but fear is not part of that equation…
There is no fear in God.
As for the coming warning on Ash Wednesday: I’m personally taking that to mean I need to believe in the Gospel, repent and get to confession–come what may.
I suggest calling Monsignor Moys or Fr. Ron at St. Annes concerning any questions–(541) 476-2240 The Diocesan report follows: