I will talk more about cardinal Maradiaga. en.wikipedia.org...
He is not leftist as many
think of him. He is rather right-center if we can apply the political categories.
In Latin America the Church hierarchy is centered on moral orthodoxy, on one side. On the other side, that same hierarchy (or may be only her best
representatives such as Maradiaga and Bergoglio), is looking for new ways to propagate the diminished influence of the catholic church in those
traditional catholic countries. There is nothing strange they speak social message in those impoverished countries. If they don't, nobody will listen
to them. If they pose as nowadays aristocracy, as some certainly do, they will lose even more percent of the flock. As it happened in Brazil about 1%
a year leaves the Catholic church.
For a Roman bureaucrat Maradiaga will look like a leftist. It is only because of the Roman bureaucrat's own position that nears that of Eastern
oligarch. Unfortunately, some devote people still think the position of the clerk in the Vatican clothed with bureaucratic power and also money, is
the "most catholic" position possible. More catholic than that of the pope, may be. According to those few devote and deluded people, mostly in older
age, everyone who criticizes the church clerk who determines to great degree the policy for 1.2 bln people, should be called "heretic".
We read: www.medjugorjetoday.tv...
The participation of Cardinal Maradiaga, the chairman of the Commission of cardinals, the Pope’s so-called G8 group of close advisors, and his
inner circle in preparing Church reforms, was confirmed by the director of the university campus that stages the event in an environment unambiguously
inspired by Medjugorje, complete with replicas of St. James Church, Cross Mountain, and Apparition Hill.
So the church in Honduras found money to build the giant replica of the Cross from Medjugorje? It is not a matter of money. Look at Maradiaga on the
photo speaking to the crowds. He has a charisma. He brought Medjugorje to Honduras to the millions who cannot afford to travel expensive pilgrimages.
In their eyes, he brought a piece of heaven to their land. They believe it will help them. They believe his message.
The crowds that lost confidence in many institutions including the catholic ones, find it anew in charismatic inspired people and apparitions like
that of Medjugorje. The Catholic church can find her proper place again only if it turns to the supernatural, this time in real. That includes the
social work in even greater scale than today, in a time of worldwide economic crisis. But that doesn't restrict the Catholic church doing only that,
or doing whatever she does on the moral front. The Church leaders should find the new stimulus for the crowds, and they should find it FAST. Even
overnight. They lost enough time, 1 year since the last conclave. They don't have the luxury of time, not even few more months until the Synod of
bishops. Everything may happen until then.
If it is a Miracle to happen in Medjugorje or another apparition site (Anguera Brazil, and at least dozen more in Latin America), if we speak of real
encounter with the supernatural with mass healings etc then that could be a good start for 21st century renovation of Christianity, and the world by
If Aliens come, either in the name of Christ, and/ OR willing to be baptized in the name of Christ, then that should be seen as yet another
manifestation of super- natural. Or said with other words, the world beyond the planet Earth has touched us. In either category, angels in
apparitions, ET who believe in Christ, or ET who want to be baptized in Christ, they could provide in exchange their healing and technology for the
benefits of the poor majority on this planet.
This is the one positive way that I see ahead after the "century of satan". The other way that I discuss based on Fatima-3 and Akita, is the
disastrous way that ends in nuclear winter or possibly lava flows from supervolcanos. The church leaders must realize in that critical moment of
history, they have responsibility to show the people the exit way.
Reformers like cardinal Maradiaga, and I believe, also pope Francis himself. It would be good if they size the momentum and don't delay anymore the
promised and long-delayed reform. Not even one day more. They may not have a second chance. They have enemies from inside the walls and the informed
readers know that well. Enemies who have sided with other kind of super-natural or extra-terrestrial (depending on your chosen terminology). Let the
reformers help the miracle happen.
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