Medjugorje Revisited: 30 Years of Visions or Religious Fraud?
investigates the alleged visions of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Medjugorje, looking at their origins, and their impact on the Catholic Church. It is an expanded, revised and updated version of Understanding Medjugorje
, which was published in 2006. Since then there have been important new developments, including the formation of an International Commission to investigate the alleged visions. Millions of people have visited Medjugorje, even though it has received no official Church approval. If you want to know the truth about Medjugorje, then Medjugorje Revisited
will give you the whole story, right from the beginning.
Medjugorje Revisited focuses on the transcripts of the original tapes of the visionaries made in June 1981, and the credibility of the visions and the visionaries, demonstrating the serious problems involved in accepting Medjugorje as genuine. It also examines the role of theologians, and the Hercegovina Franciscans, in promoting Medjugorje, and its tangled historical and religious background, as well as its links with the Charismatic Renewal. In sum, it examines all the relevant evidence about Medjugorje, and concludes that, despite some "good fruits," it bears all the hallmarks of a vast religious fraud.
"Donal Foley has done lovers of accuracy a favor and provided believers in Christ and children of the Blessed Virgin Mary a signal service with this book." - Mark P. Shea, author of Mary, Mother of the Son
"Donal Foley is very well equipped for this task of informing readers about the events at Medjugorje in a balanced way, and from a Catholic point of view." - Prof. Dr. Manfred Hauke, Theological Faculty of Lugano, Switzerland
"Medjugorje Revisited is a sober, balanced, and unremittingly charitable examination of the most popular unapproved private revelation in Church history." - Patrick Coffin, Author & Radio Host, Catholic Answers Live
"Medjugorje Revisited is a thorough and careful examination of the alleged apparitions in the former Yugoslavia, placed in their historical context, which deserves to be widely studied." - Fr Thomas Crean, OP, author of A Catholic Replies to Professor Dawkins
Paperback, 371 pages, and a comprehensive index.