VISIONS ON DEMAND
Free video on Medjugorje
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“Visions on Demand” is the best expose of the demonic apparitions of Medjugorje ever made. Entirely filmed on location with enough proof to show anyone with a logical mind. Now, for the first time, this video is offered FREE on line so that all can learn the truth.
Below is a video review of this film by Frits Albers, Ph.B.
VISIONS ON DEMAND
Frits Albers, Ph.B.
video tape Visions on Demand achieves what its compilers had in mind
when they made it: it totally destroys the credibility of all those who for
more than 17 years have been pushing and manipulating the happenings at
Medjugorje. What the video may lack in seamless professionalism it undoubtedly
gains in overall coverage and sincerity. Not much of what has come to light in
all those 17 years since the start of the hoax in 1981, and is becoming more
widely known (especially in the
thing the video is silent on is the origin of the breakdown between the local
Pecci brought with him to the papal throne as Pope
Leo XIII the conviction that for the full benefit of Catholic life anywhere in
the world, it is of the greatest importance that peoples everywhere are united
with the Holy See through the establishment or the restoration of strong local
hierarchies. That as early as 1880 he had in mind the regions which the great
Apostle St. Paul had called Illyricum (Rom. 15:19), and which the Holy
Father mentions by name as Bohemia, Moravia, Croatia, can be gauged from
the fact that in that year the Holy Father issued an encyclical to remind the
whole Catholic world of the immense missionary activities that had been carried
out by the two great Saints of the Slavonic peoples: St. Cyrillus
and St. Methodius, and to ask for prayers for the people populating
these regions. This was obviously in preparation of what the Holy Father did
the following year. For it was already in 1881 that he fully restored the
Hierarchies of what he calls in the Apostolic Letter of Restoration “the
within a little more than two years after ascending to the See of St. Peter,
Pope Leo XIII issued an encyclical in 1880 to prepare for his Apostolic Letter
of 1881 by which he restored the hierarchies in
We will deal with the second of these two Letters, the one of 1881, first.
Holy Father starts the 1881 Apostolic Letter Ex hac
augusta by which the Hierarchy of Bosnia –
Herzegovina was being restored, by going right back to the earliest
“It is wonderful to say how beneficial
it must have been for
that it is the stated intention of the Holy Father to show that from that
blessed time on the Holy See has never allowed any part of its care for
As can be expected, the history of the region as unfolded in this Apostolic Letter presents the usual checkered appearance to the casual student. The unity the Holy Father imposes on this picture is the steadfast interest shown by the Holy See in the vicissitudes of the peoples populating those remote regions, by which a seemingly earthly interest nevertheless brings out the divine interest of the Father of all. The struggles of the Holy See are the manifestations of the Divine Providence. Part of these ‘vicissitudes’ incorporate the loss at times of the Episcopal Sees which had been established in the region under previous pontificates.
When the Holy Father arrives at a description of the 12th century, and after noting that “a happier time is apparent because of a reunion with the Holy See”, he then makes the following remarkable statement:
“However happy this state of affairs
may have been, it did not last long. Because not much later, from the vicinity
So the new pestilence was sown by the Bulgarians; it had its origin in the ancient errors of the Manichaeans, and it was so vehement that it lasted for the best part of three centuries, from ca 1170 – 1470. Thirteen Popes are mentioned by name, from Innocentius III (+1216) until Sixtus IV (+1484), who during this time did something about this sad state of affairs. In the next couple of pages the Apostolic Letter then deals with some of the activities undertaken by these Pontiffs, and it is in this context that first mention is made of a measure which seems to have its repercussions in our days.
“The members of the religious
families of St. Francis and St. Dominic can claim for themselves a large share
of the glory of this happy state of affairs (a return to the yoke of the
Gospel) of whom not a few, slain by the heretics, died a glorious death for
the Name of
The Holy Father does not indicate when these monks arrived there, but addressing himself in the next sentence to what occurred in the middle of 1300, and taking into account that St. Dominic died in 1221, and St. Francis in 1226, it appears that the Holy See did not waste any time in dispatching those new religious to these outlying shores.
1233, acting on a report of his predecessor’s legate, Gregorius
IX (+1241) increased the number of Episcopal Sees in
“In this matter the perseverance and virtues of the Franciscans shine out with glory when, in the course of propagating the Faith in these provinces, they at times even shed their blood to bring forth outstanding fruits in the service of salvation and true religion.”
Nevertheless, in spite of all this obvious good, Pope Leo XIII returns once again to the fundamental theme of his Apostolic Letter when immediately afterwards he mentions:
“However, since Our Predecessors were not blind to the enormous damage sustained by those to whom for a long time the care of a Pastor is being denied, ... an Apostolic Vicariate was established in 1735 in the place of the See of Bosnia.”
The mind of the Holy Father Pope Leo XIII is becoming very clear. Recognizing any good that had been done during those troublesome centuries and giving that good its proper due, he nevertheless states in the above quoted words that it is the view of the whole papacy that in the care of souls no good can ever come near the greatest good of them all: for Catholics to live under a bishop in a well-run diocese.
giving glory to God that the hour had come for him to restore to these regions
the Catholic Hierarchy in its full powers, Pope Leo XIII, before launching into
“For it can no longer be subject to
doubt that the Hierarchical Administration of Ecclesiastical Matters, [in
which, as is the case with the way the human body is joined together, the
variety itself of the ranks and services in a wonderful way contributes to the
wellbeing of all the parts and to the way in which they harmonize with one
another because of the common bond of Faith and Love, and because of the
authority of the Supreme Head guiding and correlating everything] must for this
reason be highly esteemed because, as it slowly increases all the supports on
which the religious life of souls depends, and as it directs the powers of everybody
towards the common good, the faithful use one and the same Rule of Discipline
in the variety of services that make out the
Here the value and the necessity of the Hierarchical structure of the Catholic Church are being spelled out in the course and in the context of Her official teaching, and it is obvious that it was far removed from this Holy Father’s mind when he took pains to write all this down, giving each one his due, that there would come a time in which the Franciscans would force the peoples of these regions to choose between them and the bishops.
And in portraying Our Lady as taking sides with the Franciscans against the established Hierarchy vested in the bishops, the Franciscans have held Her up before the whole world as contradicting authoritative Catholic teaching expounded here in an official Apostolic Letter, issued for the very purpose of re-establishing the Hierarchy over and above the good that may have been done by Religious Orders. Nay, to give to this good the very foundation it still requires.</TD< TR>
concludes our investigation of Pope Leo XIII’s Apostolic
Letter of 1881 by which he restored for the greatest good of the Catholics
living in those regions the old Hierarchies of Illyricum, first established by
the Apostle of the Gentiles,
We can now turn our attention to this Pope’s encyclical which he had issued the year before in 1880. The papal intent for giving to the Church this encyclical was to prepare the way for the 1881 Apostolic Letter studied so far. In this encyclical-of- preparation the Holy Father underlines the weight of what we have just studied, his thoughts on the importance of Catholics living under the care of bishops in well-run dioceses, by elevating both the memory as well as the feast days of the two out- standing missionaries of these Dalmatian regions, Sts. Cyrillus and Methodius. And in doing so this address to the whole Church, in its own way, goes through the history of this part of the Balkan, mentioning dates and activities of the Holy See in relation to Bosnia – Herzegovina
And then, towards the end of his encyclical, as a kind of summary, this far-seeing Pope makes the following remarkable statement:
“Nor can it be said that by the death of either Cyrillus or Methodius the solicitude of the Holy See for the Slavonic people had been spent or had come to an end.\
Neither – as we have seen from the foregoing - can it be said that the solicitude of the Holy See for the peoples of these regions had been spent or had come to an end because of the care the Religious Orders had exhibited at times over the centuries. And how does the Holy Father express this solicitude of the Holy See over and above what others may have done?
“This is what We
watch very carefully, this is the only thing We want: to see to it with all Our
might that the peoples of Slavonic origin be instructed by the vastly
superior plenitude of bishops and priests. That they may
be confirmed in true obedience to Jesus
From this 1880 encyclical we can clearly see what Leo XIII had in mind when he brought it to fruition the year after in 1881. The fruits of the vastly superior plenitude for Catholics living under the care of bishops and diocesan priests in communion with the Catholic Church are being spelled out here: true obedience, the profession of the one true Faith, and to experience how great is the power for good that emanates from structures established by the Catholic Church for the well-being of family life and that of the State.
portray Our Blessed Mother as being totally opposed to this unity under a
well-established and properly functioning Hierarchy as well as to the benefits
that flow from this unity with
The Man Behind
Medjugorje. When Andrea Gemma, bishop emeritus of Isernia-Venafro
and one of Italy's best known exorcists, announced in the Italian Catholic
"Think of the disobedience which they have promoted in the Church. Their spiritual advisor, a Franciscan who was expelled from his order and suspended from his priestly faculties, continues to confect invalid sacraments." The fact that many priests from around the world continue to lead pilgrimages there is "a disgrace," the bishop added. "The phoney seers and their assistants make money hand over fist, while at the same time the devil creates dissension between the faithful and the Church." Gemma dismissed the objection that the Holy See had never issued a pronouncement on Medjugorje as "one more lie."