More voices reject false visionary Maria Divine Mercy

Dr. Mark Miravalle has added his voice to those faithful Catholics who are condemning the claimed messages of the claimed visionary who calls herself “Maria Divine Mercy”. The messages are given under the title “The Warning Second Coming”. Here is Dr. Miravalle’s post: A closer look at the false prophecies of Maria Divine Mercy. His first and most important point is that “Maria Divine Mercy” and her messages reject the current Roman Pontiff, Pope Francis:

This erroneous message is extremely dangerous for any member of the Catholic Church, as it runs the risk of leading to formal “schism” or separation with the Catholic Church, which is the “refusal of submission to the Supreme Pontiff or of communion with the members of the Church subject to him” (Code of Canon Law [CIC] n. 751). A choice of schism for any Catholic tragically results in excommunication and the inability to receive the sacraments (see CIC 1364.1).

Not only does this erroneous message reject the true pontificate of Pope Francis, but it also rejects a proper respect of the pontificate of Pope Benedict XVI as well, as Pope Benedict vowed his submission to the next pontiff on the day of his voluntary resignation (not forced “ousting” as purported by the alleged message) on February 28, 2013, and also again vowed his unreserved obedience to Pope Francis before his very presence during their historic joint meeting on March 23, 2013.

Other commentators have taken up the cry against this false visionary, including (my frequent theological opponent) Jimmy Akin 9 things you need to know about “Maria Divine Mercy” and Karl Keating: Watch Your Step, Sister!

— Ronald L. Conte Jr.

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