Can we safely ignore special
Some say that we need not believe special revelations (like those in
Lourdes, Fatima, Akita, Naju and elsewhere), because they are not new
teachings as those revealed during Our Lordís earthly life.
Such remarks are misleading, because the purpose of special
revelations has never been to give us new teachings but to prod us to
become more faithful to Godís teachings already revealed.
Godís revelations of all the teachings necessary for our
salvation were completed in the times of Christís earthly life and His
Apostles. However, God never
ceases to send us His warnings, encouragements, consolations, guidance,
and assistance not only to individuals for their sanctification but also
to the whole Church for revitalization of the Faith and purification from
heresies and moral laxity.
Thus, if one chooses to disregard special revelations, he would be in
danger of failing to know and follow Godís Will and thus of offending
Him. If someone refuses to
accept a gift, his rejection may be more of the person who sent the gift
than of the gift itself. Those
who laughed at Godís warning through Noah perished when the Great Deluge
came. On the other hand, the
king and citizens of Nineveh who listened to Godís warning through Jonah
and repented of their sins were spared a major chastisement from God.
Therefore, the relevant question is whether certain messages and
signs are truly from God or not. If
they are, we have a serious obligation to accept them and act upon them.
Also consider these facts: Naju
has already been recognized by the Holy Father and several bishops who
personally witnessed miracles:
miracle in his private chapel in the Vatican on October 31, 1995;
Daniel Chi: Tears
and tears on blood on Our Ladyís statue in Naju on January 20, 1990;
Archbishop Giovanni Bulaitis, the Apostolic Pro-Nuncio in Korea:
Descent of the Sacred Hosts in the
Chapel in Naju on November 24, 1994;
miracle during an outdoor Mass near Naju on September 22, 1995;
Dominic Su: Eucharistic
miracle in Sibu, Malaysia, on September 17, 1996;
Kim: Descent of the
Eucharist in the Chapel in Naju on June 12, 1997;
from Rome: Descent
of the Eucharist in the Chapel in Naju on July 13, 1997.
facts, the modernist priests in Korea, who distort Catholic teachings and
are defiant to the Holy Father, have so far succeeded in persuading their
bishop in Kwangju, Korea to declare negatively on Naju.
This is the Blessed Motherís spiritual war against the devil.
All the faithful are called to fight on the Blessed Motherís side
with their prayers and sacrifices.