Excerpts from reviews of The Medjugorje Deception: Queen of Peace, Ethnic Cleansing, Ruined Lives ($19.95 + S&H) by E. Michael Jones, Ph.D.
"Michael Jones has been
investigating Medjugorje for 10 years. This is his history of the events at
Medjugorje, the lives of the people who were changed by them, and the scandels
which occurred there." Theology Digest.
"Perhaps a more precise, and therefore more charitable, title for this book would have been The Medjugorje Illusion. The seers and their promoters are not necessarily engaging in deliberate deception, but rather are the victims of their own illusions. This is, in fact, one of Jones' suggested explanations. The Medjugorje seers have been seeing something, but they are under the illusion that it is from heaven, when its origin may be merely, albeit ominously, preternatural. ... The strength of Jones' argument lies in the accumulation of evidence of a state of spiritual illusion afflicting the seers, devotees, and promotors of the apparitions. He gives the general key to understanding a certain disposition for delusion on the part of orthodox Roman Catholic faithful when he remarks that every time the bishops neglect to discipline a single pro-abortion nun, they send a planeload of pilgrims to Medjugorje. The followers of Medjugorje ... are far more likely to believe some seers who seem to be reaffirming central verities of Catholic faith and practice. Bishops and priests are judged by their acceptance of the apparitions, rather than the converse. This leaves the right-believing faithful open to every kind of fakery, as long as it is 'orthodox.' Jones chronicles numerous examples of this from within the Medjugorje orbit with entertainingly savage clarity." Fr. Hugh Barbour, O. Praem., Chronicles.
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