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Claims of Private Revelation: True or False?

by Ronald L. Conte Jr. Roman Catholic theologian and Bible translator 17 July 2011

Book: The Secrets of Medjugorje and Garabandal Revealed Book: The Bible and the Future of the World Article: Discernment of Private Revelation Article: The Antichrist is Not in the World Today Article: Tricks Used by False Private Revelations Article: A Refutation of the 15 Secret Tortures and Sufferings of Jesus

A Partial List of Reliable Claims of Private Revelation: In my humble and pious opinion as a faithful Roman Catholic theologian, the following claims of private revelation are trustworthy: 1. Private revelations to Saints, Blesseds, Venerables, and Popes (In addition, one should reserve judgment on claimed private revelation to persons with a cause of canonization underway) o St. Dominic - our Lady gave him the Rosary devotion o Blessed Alain de la Roche - our Lady gave him the Confraternity of the Rosary o St. Simon Stock - our Blessed Lady gave him the Scapular devotion o St. Bridget of Sweden - our Lord gave her the 15 prayers o St. Faustina - our Lord gave her the Divine Mercy prayer 2. Fatima, Portugal (article on the third part of the secret) 3. Lourdes, France 4. La Salette, France (article on the secrets) 5. Guadalupe, Mexico 6. Akita, Japan 7. Knock, Ireland 8. Medjugorje 9. Garabandal 10. Fr. Stefano Gobbi of the Marian Movement of Priests: International site | USA site In Defense of Fr. Gobbi: Reply to Objections 1 | 11. Maria Esperanza of Betania, Venezuela 12. Edward Bernardo Martinez of Cuapa, Nicaragua 13. Gianna Talone-Sullivan of Emmitsburg, Maryland | latest messages - caution: the newer messages, given at Emittsburg are true, but the older set of messages, given to the Scottsdale, Arizona, prayer group are false (including some on Gianna's website). 14. Carmen Humphrey of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan + [Evaluation] 15. Directions for Our Times, messages to Anne, a lay apostle + [Evaluation] 16. Brides of the Most Blessed Trinity - a Lay Apostolate to pray for priests, they also receive private revelations from Mary and Jesus. 17. Dechtice, Slovakia - seven youths receive hundreds of messages from the Virgin Mary (similar to Medjugorje) 18. Myrna Nazzour - Our Lady of Soufanieh - messages promoting unification of the Orthodox Church with the Catholic Church 19. Little Audrey Santos of Worcester, Massachusetts (no messages, since she cannot talk at all, but many signs from God) 20. Rosario Toscano - Our Lady of Belpasso (near Catania, Sicily, Italy) 21. Little Mary ( - messages from Jesus and Mary Here is a PDF file (1.2 MB) with most of her messages.

22. Sister Mildred Mary Neuzil - Our Lady of America, the Immaculate Virgin - summary of her messages in PDF format (OurLadyofAmerica.pdf) and some more info here. 23. France Spelic - Kurescek hill near Ljubljana, Slovenia ( 24. Jeanne-Louise Ramonet of Kerizinen ( ( 25. Zeitoun, Egypt ( - no messages, only apparitions and miracles. 26. Our Lady of Good Success of Quito, Ecuador - Mary's predictions for the 19th and 20th century were a double prediction, referring to that time period, certainly, but also referring to a time of great sinfulness in the distant future, in the 24th and early 25th century. 27. The Madonna of Reconciliation, Ostina, Italy - apparitions and messages to Silvana Orlandi 28. La Madonna di Ghiaie di Bonate - apparitions and messages to 7 year old Adelaide Roncalli during World War II. The apparitions began on May 13th of 1944. 29. Rhoda Wise 30. Our Lady of Laus, France - Benoite (Benedicta) Rencurel 31. Pedro Rgis of Brazil, Our Lady of Anguera ( 32. Carmela Carabelli ( - Italy, 1968 to 1978 33. The private revelation in the book "He and I" by Gabrielle Bossis 34. Adele Brise of Champion, Wisconsin, USA, in October 1859, under the title: Our Lady of Good Help (approved by the local Bishop)

A Partial List of False Claims of Private Revelation and False Teachings about the Future: "Your prophets have seen false and foolish things for you. And they have not laid open your iniquity, to provoke you to repentance. Yet they have seen for you false revelations and banishments." (Lamentations 2:14). "Behold, I am against the prophets, who dream what is false, says the Lord; who explain and so seduce my people with their falsehoods and with their miracles, though I did not send them, nor did I command them. They have offered nothing beneficial to this people, says the Lord." (Jeremiah 23:32) "Now the Spirit has clearly said that in the end times some persons will depart from the faith, paying attention to spirits of error and the doctrines of devils...." (1 Timothy 4:1) Marie Julie Jahenny of La Fraudais, mystic and stigmatic: "During the time of the approach of the punishments announced at La Salette, an unlimited amount of false revelations will arise from hell like a swarm of flies; a last attempt of Satan to choke and destroy the belief in the true revelations by false ones." In my humble and pious opinion as a faithful Roman Catholic theologian, the following claims of private revelation, and their associated teachings about the future, are false: 01. Ida Peerdeman -- the lady of all nations ( - [Evaluation] 02. Christina Gallagher ( - [Evaluation] More False Claims | Christina Gallagher claims that heaven will cease to exist On the alleged Gift of Eternal Life offered by Christina Gallagher Three statements from Archbishop Neary (Tuam Diocese): "In summary the House of Prayer has no Church approval and the work does not enjoy the confidence of the diocesan authorities." Irish Newspaper articles: one | two | three Latest news article: House of Prayer in Achill makes settlements to former followers 03. Maureen Sweeney Kyle and the missionary servants of holy love ( [Evaluation | Evaulation, part 2 | Letter of the Bishop | Decree of the Bishop against "Holy Love Ministries" 04. John Leary ( - [Evaluation] - more: Online Article on Bishop's Decision [] | Catholic Courier print article (PDF) | Letter from Leary's Bishop | Antipapal Messages 05. Louise Starr Tomkiel ( - [Evaluation]

06. Little Pebble -- our lady of the ark ( - [Evaluation] 07. Jennifer -- Divine Communications, Inc. ( - [Evaluation] 08. Veronica Lueken, Bayside New York ( - [Evaluation] 09. the Silent Voice ( of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan - [Evaluation] 10. Maria Valtorta (Poem of the Man-God) - [Evaluation | Article at EWTN] 11. Patricia Mundorf ( - [Evaluation] 12. Marisa Rossi and the laicized former priest Claudio Gatti, who claims to be a bishop. ( [Evaluation] 13. Vassula Ryden -- true life in God ( - [Evaluation] [] Notification on Vassula Ryden - by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (PDF format) Clarification on the Notification - by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (PDF format) 25th January 2007 Statement by the Cardinal Levada: "The Notification of 1995 remains valid concerning the doctrinal judgement on the writings examined.... it is reminded that the participation of Catholics in prayer groups organized by Mrs Vassula Ryden is not advisable." The Patriarch of the Orthodox Church has condemned Vassula Ryden's claimed private revelations. 14. The M+G+R Foundation, Miguel de Portugal ( -- false teachings about the future - [Evaluation] 15. Chris Courtis ( - [Evaluation] 16. Lena Shipley - ( - [Evaluation] 17. Sadie Jaramillo ( - [Evaluation] 18. Josyp Terelya of the Ukraine - [Evaluation] 19. Carol Ameche of Scottsdale Arizona ( - [Evaluation] 20. Dory Tan of Greensides Farm in Marmora Canada ( - [Evaluation] 21. Annie Kirkwood -- Mary's Message to the World ( - [Evaluation] 22. Eileen George of Millbury, Massachusetts -- Meet-the-Father Ministries - [Evaluation] 23. Mary Ann Van Hoof -- Necedah, Wisconsin - (offsite: the newsletter of discernment) 24. Brother David Lopez, O.S.F. ( - false teachings about the three days of darkness [Evaluation] 25. The Girl of My Will, a.k.a. La Fille du Oui a Jesus = The girl of Yes to Jesus ( [Evaluation] 26. James McNichol - 'A Privileged Soul' ( 27. The Two Hearts As One, i.e. Joseph DellaPuca and Denise Curtin ( - [Evaluation] 28. Diane Lyons-Frasco -- claims of dreams and locutions ( 29. Patty Powell and Eileen Giles (twin sisters) of Perth, Australia ( - [Evaluation] 30. - 'the recipient' of these messages is anonymous - the expression: 'The Mother of Perpetual Light' is used on the site. 31. Thomas S. Gibson ( 32. Fr. Andrew Wingate a.k.a. The Trumpeter ( - [Evaluation] 33. Barnabas Nwoye - Precious Blood Devotion - Gift of the Seal - [Evaluation] A false private revelation promoted under the guise of devotion to the Precious Blood of Jesus. 34. Two anonymous women - Jesus King of All Nations ( - [Evaluation] 35. Allan Arthur Schulte, an Episcopal lay minister - ( 36. Ray Doiron of Belleville, IL - makes the false claim that the antichrist is in the world today 37. Rosa Lopez of Hollywood, FL ( - makes the false claim that the pope after John Paul II would be evil; makes the false claim that the antichrist is in the world today 38. Edwin Gonzalez Concepcion; Gladys Miranda - he claims to be Pope John Paul II reincarnate, she claims to be the Virgin Mary, they claim Pope Benedict XVI is the antichrist 39. Conchiglia Della Santissima Trinita ( - falsely claims that Mary is divine; many false claims about Adam and Eve 40. Timothy J. Comeau and Joseph B. Reyes ( - a homosexual couple who claim to be

the actual two prophets from the Book of Revelation, chapter 11. They also openly reject Church teaching, calling it the teaching of men, not God. 41. Valentina of Sydney, Australia ( - [Evaluation] 42. 43. Sally Steadman - Our Lady of Toledo, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Shrine ( - claims that human cloning produces human beings without any soul. 44. Teresita Catillo, a novice in the Carmelite order in Lipa City, Philippines - claims that Mary called herself the Mediatrix of all grace 45. Rita Ring - the Shepherds of Christ Ministries - ( - [Evaluation] 46. Mother Eugenia - the Message of God the Father of all mankind ( - claims that calling God by the name of Father, even only once, guarantees eternal salvation. - [Evaluation] 47. Julia Kim of Naju, South Korea ( [Evaluation (in parts): False eucharistic miracles | A Bloody Statue | Another False Sign Involving Blood |Official Declarations of the Archbishop | Final Decree of the Archbishop | Decision of the Vatican] 48. Josefina-Maria of Melbourne, Australia - claims that Mary called herself the Mediatrix of all graces; Her messages ask people to 'co-redeem the world with me and my Son.' But Christ alone is the redeemer. No one else can redeem or co-redeem the world. Her messages also claimed in 1993 that the reign of the Two Hearts would be established on earth; but we are now in the new century and this has not occurred. 49. Alix Fils-Aime (of the Arise Jerusalem Ministry) in Honesdale, PA, promoted under the title of 'Our Lady of All Graces' ( The messages promote the heresy of Phariseeism, (e.g. message of 01-27-09), claiming that all rules issued by the Pope are dictated by the Holy Spirit, and portraying salvation as if it were dependent solely on obedience. The messages confuse the infallible teachings of the Magisterium with the fallible decisions of the temporal authority of the Church. The messages do not acknowledge the existence of the non-infallible non-irreformable teachings of the authentic ordinary Magisterium. The messages make the false claim that the end of the world is near ("The final moment is close at hand!"). The messages make the false claim that the Antichrist is in the world today (message of 01-23-09). The messages claim that priests should never be married, in contradiction to the constant practice of the Church to permit some married men to become priests ("No, it is not for you, My Priest, to be a husband and father of children. Remember that it is not right, Jerusalem, to defile the priesthood by committing a sexual act! This would be an abomination!" message of 01-13-09). 50. the so-called Epistle of Love to the Scientific World ( 51. Janie Garza of Austin, Texas ( - promotes the same falsehoods as Ida Peerdeman; claims that 'the dogma' must be proclaimed; claims that the Lady of All Nations apparitions were true private revelation. 52. Patsy Soto ( - [Evaluation] 53. Nancy Fowler of Conyers, Georgia ( - [Evaluation] 54. Catalina Rivas (a.k.a. Katya or Catia) ( - [Evaluation] 55. Ned Dougherty ( - claims that June 6, 2006 is a day related to evil (6-6-06); claims "dark energy" is causing various kinds of problems in the world. 56. Frances M. Klug ( - claims that Saint Joseph is the Holy Spirit, and that he has come again into the world through Frances Klug. Condemned by the Bishops of Los Angeles, San Bernadino, and Orange County in this document. 57. Timothy Snodgrass ( - claims a prophetic significance to the date of 6/6/06. 58. Michael DiBitetto and the Trust Prayer Group ( - [Evaluation] 59. Patricia Talbot (a.k.a. Pachi) of Ecuador - claims that the Antichrist is in the world today. 60. Mary Kathryn Johnson (Fr. Stephen Valenta is her spiritual director) - she promotes an altered version of the miraculous medal; claims the original miraculous medal of St. Catherine was incomplete; claims Mary called herself Mediatrix of All Graces; promotes the so-called fifth and final dogma 61. Alois Irlmaier (interviewed by Conrad Adlmaier) ( - makes false claims about the three days of darkness about about the wars that precede it.

62. Dr. Mary Jane Even ( - claims that the Antichrist is in the world today; claims the three days of darkness occurs the year after the Miracle [which is certainly not true]; vague predictions of bad weather. 63. The Two Patricks ( - Patrick O'Kane and Patrick Rushe - claim that the Antichrist is in the world today; claims Christ will return for this generation; claims that the Gospels were written within days of Christ's death; worldly language and subjects; claimed (April 1, 2005) that Pope John Paul II would be replaced by "one who is not of Me;" claimed Pope John Paul II was overthrown; Patrick claimed (May 13, 2005) "that the pope that would come after John Paul II would be the deceiver, the abomination, the antichrist;" claims that 'Jesus' said (May 11, 2005): "The deceiver sits upon the Throne of My Peter" referring to Pope Benedict XVI. 64. Anna Marie of ( - the green scapular devotion was approved in the 1800's, but this group, which has misappropriated that name, is just like the other false private revelations. Some of the errors: an incorrect description of the Warning, sensationalist messages about current events, vague predictions of unspecified disasters, etc. 65. Fr. Melvin Doucette - Our Lady of Prince Edward Island ( - [Evaluation] Fr. Melvin is associated with the false visionary Joyce Ann Wagner (Burbank, California). 66. Barbara Rose Centilli (book title: Seeing with the Eyes of the Soul) 67. Wim Holtschlag ( 68. Dominic Sanchez Falar ( - formerly made the heretical claim that Mary is God and that she is the 'soul' of the Holy Spirit; claims that the 'Last Pope' and the 'True Antichrist' will fight to the death (so that both die); claims that Jesus went to Hell and could not leave until He had suffered all the suffering due as punishment for the damned in Hell. Sept. 16, 2008: Dominic has closed his website and he has agreed not to call Mary as God anymore; he has ceased to promote his claimed private revelations (but still thinks that they are true). -- as per e-mails received from Dominic Sanchez Falar. 69. the Cap-Verdi prayer group - Cannes, France - St. Paul Catholic Church Members of the group who receive visions respond with convulsions, vomitting; one girl responded by smashing windows until her hand bled from broken glass; the messages claim that Jesus is returning soon. 70. Allan Rudio of the Philippines ( False claims about the Chastisement, e.g. "1. Be sure that all your windows are closed. Cover it with a black Curtain so that the Devil cannot enter your houses. 2. Also have Blessed Grapes - This is your only food during the Chastisement." Claims that Allan can see a cross on each followers forehead, which brightens and dims according to their moods. He claimed, according to his private revelations, that the Warning of Garabandal would occur in 1995 (it did not). 71. Mark Mallett ( [Errors on the Three Days of Darkness] 72. M. Tague - uses the tagline: 'a little ignorant one' (promoted by Joyce Lang) 73. Eileen Renders (promoted by Joyce Lang's seers2 group) 74. Darrell Bennett (promoted by Joyce Lang and 'Prophetic Voices' - 75. the so-called Prayer Warrior (single word or single phrase messages titled 'Word to Prayer Warrior', promoted by seers2 group) 76. Maggie (promoted by Joyce Lang's seers2 group) - false claims about the three days of darkness 77. Sharon Fitzpatrick of Pana, Illinois ( 78. JNSR ( - messages to an anonymous woman, who goes by the epitat: JNSR, claiming 'the complete Dogma' that Mary was conceived by the Holy Spirit, in a Divine conception. 79. Delmis a.k.a. Carmelita, of Montreal, Canada ( 80. Laura Zink, messages from on high, ( 81. Sister Anna Ali of the Pious Union of Daughters of Jesus, the Good Shepherd - a 'Union' founded by Archbishop Milingo (who himself was excommunicated twice by the Holy See). 82. Fr. Dennis Ward O.S.B. ( | | both sites are now shut down) - According to Andrew Nugent O.S.B., Prior of the Benedictine's Glenstal Abbey in Ireland, Father Dennis Ward has never been a member of the Roman Catholic Benedictine order, and is not a licitly ordained Catholic priest. Dennis Ward was either not ordained at all, or was ordained by a schismatic group. Dennis Ward claims to be a Benedictine and also claims to have received private revelations from God. See also: Caution: Fr. Dennis Ward is now reportedly going by the alias 'Fr. John Francisco OSB, St. Benedict's Priory, Dublin, Ireland.' 83. Emma de Guzman (, also ( - foundress of La Pieta Prayer Group International - associated

with Sol Gaviola: she found an icon in a garage sale in 1991; this was the start of the group and the claimed private revelations. - [Evaluation] 84. Anne Marie White ( - messages typical of false private revelation. 85. Ernest Rutaganda ( - [Evaluation] 86. Geoff and Margaret Carlin ( - claim messages from Jesus about saving the whales ( - also numerous false claims about angels ( 87. Anonymous Seer ( - false messages to someone who remain anonymous. 88. Denis O'Leary - Irish 'mystic' ( - typical false private revelation 89. O Delfim (the dauphin) - promoted by seers2 group 90. Vicky Spalding, S.F.O. ( 91. Muriella D'Silva - promoted by seers2 group 92. anonymous locutionist of the so-called 1990 prophecy ( and the so-called 2004 prophecy ( 93. 94. meriam (promoted by seers2 group) 95. the so-called God's Warrior (promoted by seers2 group) 96. Our Lady of Light - New Mexico ( 97.Our Lady of Light - Falmouth, Kentucky ( 98. Aokpe, Nigeria - Christiana Inebu Agbo and others (ref.: book by Fr. John Beirne "Am I Going To Heaven Or Not?") 99. His littlest of servants (promoted by seers2 group) - There are serious doctrinal errors in this person's 'visions'. He claims a vision seeing a person who lacked the graces necessary to accept Jesus' Mercy. To the contrary, more than sufficient grace from God for repentance is always available to every sinner without exception, from the Cross of Christ. So it cannot be true, as he claims, that this person 'did not have the graces necessary'. Also, grace is before, during, and after any good act. So it is doctrinally false to claim that the mercy of Jesus is unable to be accepted due to a lack of grace: the grace before, during and after such acceptance is of the mercy of Jesus. He claims that a person near death, in his vision, was surrounded by demons ready to drag him into Hell as soo as he died. But it is contrary to Catholic teaching to claim that demons drag someone into Hell when they die, no matter how evil that person may be. The Church teaches that every person, when they die, stand before God in the particular judgment. Then the deeds of that person's life, good and bad, are reviewed, and God judges that person. Then, if they died in a state of actual mortal sin, that person is sent to Hell by God (see on the Beatific Vision of God, Pope Benedict 12). There is yet another message with the doctrinal error that claims the Orthodox Churches, and the Protestant denomination have no graces and no good in them because they are separated from the Roman Catholic Church. This contradicts the teaching of Vatican II. And there are other doctrinal errors in this messages and visions. 100. Mac Smith - ( Our Lady of the Most Precious Blood messages claim that people will receive special blessings if they pray the Rosary while surrounded by a prayer blanket; claims that even Jesus does not know when events will happen in the future; claims that Mac Smith can bi-locate; claims that the Virgin Mary explicitly spoke about the group's website and that gave specific instructions about the website; claims the Virgin Mary said, "I blow a kiss to each one of you;" claims that in one of her appearances, Mary was only about 4 feet tall; claims Mary called herself: "the Mother of Queen of Heaven;" claims that if you say a certain Life Offering prayer, all your family members will certainly avoid Hell. [Evaluation] 101. Alan Ames - a.k.a. Carver Alan Ames ( - [Evaluation] Heretical teaching: messages claim that after dying, being judged by God, and being condemned to Hell, a soul can still be saved and go to Heaven, if someone prays for that soul. Heretical teaching: messages claim that all killing is a mortal sin without exception, even just war, death penalty, selfdefense. 102. Theresa Lopez ( 103. Giorgio Bongiovanni ( - his messages are clearly false, and yet he has the stigmata; this is a good example of the fact that signs and wonders (in this case, the stigmata) can be associated with false private revelation.

104. Kim Clement ( 105. Bread of Heaven - Manna for this generation ( 106. Jack Marie Smith ( - associated with Conyers, Georgia; false visions about the chastisement; falsely claims that he has been recognized by the catholic church as a 'pilgrim and prophet.' 107. Renato Baron - The apparitions of Our Lady in Schio (Vicenza, Italy) ( 108. Luz Diaz ( 109. little servant of Mary ( - [Evaluation] 110. Mary S. Reilly - ( - Evaluation 111. Susan Cummings a.k.a. 'Rev. Susan Williams (Cummings)' - [In The Image Of His Glory Ministries] claims that "The Remnant Man-Child Company are now birthed forth, and are being positioned by God into their places!!!" 112. Cyndi Cain - the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart - claims the Antichrist is in the world today: "all the while the antichrist works tirelessly to rule the world" 113. the messages of 'the Virgin of the last times' ( 114. Mother Mary's Garden ( - claims Mary is Divine and that women must be allowed to be priests. 115. Samarah Joy Riely ( - claims to 'channel' the wisdom of 'Divine Mother Mary'; she claims to be an 'ordained Madonna Minister' 116. Naneki Elliott ( - claims to channel the Virgin Mary; calls God 'Father/Mother', claims to have a spirit guide named 'Ozo' 117. Shanti Christo Foundation ( - claims messages channeled from Jesus; your basic New Age nonsense 118. Michael Altschuler ( 119. Mother of Love messages to Marco at Paratico (Brescia) - Italy ( - claims Jesus is returning physically for this generation; claims the tribulation begins before the Warning. 120. Mr. Suleiman C. Edmondson 121. (Shepherdsville, Kentucky) 122. Joyce Ann Wagner (Burbank, California) - claimed to dispense the Seal of the Living God to visitors to her House of Prayer; she claimed that God told her she will never die; she claimed that she will lead an underground Church when the Antichrist takes over. She died on the evening of March 25th, 2008. (Seethis discussion, and this one) 123. Gary (not his real name), an Anglican, who claims to have received an experience of the Warning in advance, including infused knowledge ( 124. Brother R. G. Stair ( - claims that the Catholic Church is not the true Church, and that Jesus will return for this generation. 125. Great Dreams website ( - numerous false prophecies based on dreams by a number of different persons. 126. Joseph Reinholtz, Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside, Illinois ( 127. Julia Arancino of Thurio, Italy ( 128. Various claimed visionaries associated with the Little Pebble ( 129. John Snide of Greenfield, Massachusetts ( 130. Ron O'Brien [aka Ronald Woodruff] of Keene New Hamphire ( 131. Marie-Paule Giguere of the 'Army of Mary' - claimed she was a living reincarnation of the Virgin Mary (Sept. 2007: the group has been excommunicated by the Holy See). 132. Debra Geilesky [aka Debra Marie Burslem] of the Magnificat Meal Movement in Queensland, Australia 133. 134. Giancarlo Varini - Gargallo di Campi, Italy ( - claims an imminent return of Jesus Christ. 135. Mama Rosa Quattrini of San Damiano (

136. Paola Albertini of Monfenera Pederobba (Treviso) Italy ( 137. Dina Basher of Iraq - claims the return of Jesus is imminent. 138. Barbara Reuss - 1946 apparitions at Marienfried, Germany - these messages portray Mary calling herself powerful and speaking about herself as if she had the role of Christ. - [Evaluation] 139. Carlos Lopez and Jorge Zavala, San Bruno, California ( 140. messages to Agnes Sawarno and the Community of the Charity Services of the Blessed Mother ( - reject Second Vatican Council; false claims about the three days of darkness; exaltation of the seer 141. Francesca Zackey of Alphen Park in Benoni, South Africa 142. messages to Ms. Rosalind under the title of our Lady of Jecintho ( Tamilnadu, India 143. Mount Mellery Grotto ( - [Evaluation] 144. Jadwiga Ligocka, a former nun of the Sisters of the Family of Bethany 145. anonymous housewife from Boston ( 146. Judiel Nieva of Agoo, Philippines ( 147. Romy Pabustan - our Lady of Amorseco ( 148. Jeffrey Lumbay - Pagadian City, Phillipines ( 149. Jakob Lorber and Bertha Dudde ( 150. Littlest of His Servants, anonymous seer/locutionist who promotes messages through the seers2 Group 151. Mary's little child, anonymous seer/locutionist who promotes messages through the seers2 Group 152. Ruth Ann Wade ( - "The Farm" located in Bloomington, Indiana Very many messages to Ruth Wade claim that the Second Coming of Jesus is near, and they repeatedly strongly imply that this will occur for the current generation. This claim is common in the many false private revelations, and not found in any of the true ones. 153. Juan Antonio Gil of Maracaibo Venezuela ( - claims that Mary repeatedly goes from Heaven to earth to Heaven again, in body and soul, each first Saturday; false claims about the Three Days of Darkness 154. Estella Ruiz of Phoenix, AZ ( 155. Lec, a Catholic in the Philippines (from the seers2 group) 156. Juanito (from the seers2 group) 157. Patricia de Menezes ( - Community of Divine Innocence in Surrey, England.Statements by the Bishop of the Diocese and the CDF [the same as a PDF] 158. Stanley Villavicencio - Cebu, Philippines - [Evaluation] 159. Landre Lachance ( 160. Rose of the Holy Innocents ( - messages claimed that the Pope after John Paul II would be called Peter II and would be the last Pope ever.

161. Harriet Hammons ( - claimed the apostasy was in nearly full swing in 2002; conspiracy theories involving the U.N. and the 'one world government' and 'one world religion.' 162. Rosa Mystica - apparitions and messages to Pieina at Montichiari, Italy, in 1947, and at Fontanelle, Italy, in 1966. [Evaluation] 163. Bruno Cornacchiola - ( - false claims about the Virgin Mary; see 164. Denise Estrada ( - claims that Jesus will return to walk the earth soon; vague predictions of natural disasters. 165. Darell Bennett - ( claims that Jesus said he would act without mercy: "I will use my power, and there will be no mercy for sinners ... sinners who do not keep my commands are doomed ... I will have no mercy on them!" 166. Helen Buyco - ( | claims to be able to seal the foreheads of others; says she has been sealed by God the Father directly) 167. Fraternite of Notre Dame and Bishop Jean-Marie Kozik - This bishop was illicitly ordained by a sede vacantist schismatic bishop (Thuc). Kozik claims private revelations from the Virgin Mary. The Fraternite of Notre Dame is not in communion with the Roman Catholic Church. 168. Raymond Aguilera ( - non-denominational; claims the world is ending soon and that Jesus is returning soon; numerous incoherent prophecies and vague visions; bizarre messages unlike the true Gospel message. 169. T. Chase ( - false prophecies based on bible code and astrology; makes the false claim that Vladimir Putin, President of Russia, is the Antichrist. 170. John of the Community of Saint Joseph of the 'Asylum City' in northern New Brunswick, Canada ( claim that their private revelations are part of 'the Third Testament of Holy Scriptures;' claim that the Rosary has been replaced by 'the Chaplet of the Father;' the man called 'John' claims to be the head of a new College of the Apostles; claim that Pope John Paul II was replaced by an imposter in 1996; numerous other patently false and heretical and schismatic claims. 171. Yahweh Shalom - Virgin Victorious ( messages to Lory Kemner of Climax Springs, Missouri. She is often called 'Child' in the messages. Numerous theological errors, and also historical errors about the lives of Christ and Mary. Claims a three years period of natural disasters in the calendar years 2007, 2008, and 2009. Claims that Jesus dictated the story of his life to her: "Jesus' Life - (Author: Jesus)" Claims that dozens of Saints have given her messages. [Evaluation] 172. Colette Coulombe - claims messages from Saint Anne, e.g.: "Pray a lot and give me your projects, I will explain them in details to my Grand-Son Jesus; I will seduce Him because I love you." 173. Wenko Pasco - Taguig City, Manila, Philippines ( - her website is about her problems with credit card debt and mishandling her own money; she claims a private revelation in which she was chosen by God to raise a very large sum of money to build a cathedral; there is no involvement of the Bishop or diocese in her project; she claims the cathedral will be a replica of a cathedral in Italy. She claims its garden will provide food for a city during a famine, but it is only on one hectare of land. She claims those who donate get special protection from Michael the Archangel, and that the cathedral will be a place of refuge during the tribulation (an idea often found in false private revelation). She claims that the present time is the 'end of days'. She claims that her parish church has hauntings from demons, and that she was chosen by God to exorcise those demons. 174. Theresa Lazar - messages supposedly from Jesus saying that "the Tridentine Mass is the only Mass that gives Me reverence," and, "I do not want to be on a slaughter table! Priests should face the east. There should be a relic on the altar." The messages claim that the God the Father said: "The Novus Ordo Mass is an insult, a cult." The messages treat the Pope and the Bishops of the Roman Catholic Church as if they have gone astray from the faith by letting people receive Communion standing and in the hand, by revising the Mass to the Novus Ordo, etc. These are false message designed to appeal to the biases of traditionalist Catholics.

175. a layman named Angelik Caruana, and Fr. Hayden, both claim to have received messages (; Borg in-Nadur, Malta - messages present a superficial understanding of the Catholic faith, lacking in the subtle yet profound wisdom of the true Virgin Mary; Angelik has a vision of Hell that is contrary to Catholic doctrine, as if the devils were in charge of torturing, and as if the people there could continue to sin, and as if Hell were a place of disorder, rather than an orderly and proportional punishment of God. In one alleged message, the Virgin Mary is portrayed as complaining about her own pains: My heart is aching badly! My heart is aching badly! My heart is aching badly! 176. Cassandra Musgrove - claims that the three days of darkness is caused by volcanoes; predicts a series of natural diasters. 177. George Kramme of Albuquerque, NM ( - claims that Jesus will return for this generation; claims to have had a vision of a city; claims that Jesus spoke in a worldly manner: "I've got it! Don't worry about a thing! Everything's going to be alright!" 178. Dr. Gloria Constanza Polo ( - claimed private revelation based on her near death experience: She claims that God said He will punish those who don't listen to her. But the Church teaches that we do not have to listen to any claimed private revelation, it is not required belief. Her narrative about what happens after death contains numerous doctrinal errors: she claims she was sent to Hell without the particular judgment by God. She claims that while in Hell she was judged by her deceased parents, not by God directly. She claims she was sent to Hell, but then somehow escaped back to this life; this too is contrary to Catholic teaching. She claimed that most of the persons in Hell were young people, and she represents Hell as if it is just extreme torture for everyone, entirely out of proportion to the type and degree of their sins (as if God punishes in Hell without justice and without mercy). 179. messages at El Escorial (Spain) to Luz Amparo Cuevas ( - makes the false claim that Mary is 'Co-redeemer of humankind'. Resembles other false private revelations. 180. Matthew Kelly of Sydney Australia - claimed to have received some locutions from God the Father in the 1990's, was told by the Bishop to stop speaking of this publicly and complied. He claimed a private revelation in which the Warning [of Garabandal] is called 'mini-judgment.' This idea is incorrect, since in Catholic teaching there are only two judgments, the particular and the general. The Warning show us the sins on our conscience, but it does not review the good and bad in one's entire life. Kelly's messages also claimed that man should never judge the action of themselves or the actions of others. This is a distortion of Catholic teaching. Though Christ taught us not to judge persons (Mt. 7:1), He also taught us to judge for ourselves what is just (Lk 12:57, Jn 7:24), which of course necessarily includes judging which actions are just and which are unjust. In my opinion, his claimed messages of private revelation are not from God. I have no opinion about his books and talks. 181. Roger Poisson, The Mission of the Shroud begun, of Winnipeg, Manitoba ( claims a private revelation for the purpose of teaching the Pope and the Bishops; claims that his messages will cause "the Spirit becomes alive inside of" the bishops; his messages are superficial, but claim to be profound insights; he claims that marriage makes the spouses 'born again' and 'a virgin again.' He makes a series of false claims about Adam and original sin; he states that there were millions of people on earth before original sin, and that when 'the sin' occurred, they all forgot that they used to be holy. He claims that the world 'was always existing'. In addition, numerous messages, supposedly said 'in the Spirit' are incoherent ramblings. 182. Lorraine Louvat of LIFESONG LJL Healing Ministry ( - she claims a few private revelations; she also claims to have "The gifts of Healing, Miracles and others" from her birth. But none of the Saints has ever claimed to have miraculous gifts from birth; the Saints attained their gifts by being in a state of grace (which begins at Baptism, not at birth) and by living a life of heroic virtue in imitation of Christ. She makes a number of other exaggerated and false claims. - [Evaluation] 183. Dr. Paul Dhinakaran - Jesus Calls Ministries ( - claims that Jesus will return for this generation; claims that the antichrist rose up in 2008 and 2009; numerous vague predictions for the present time. 184. Myriam and Marie ( - two women, not their real names, who claim to receive messages from Jesus; vague predictions of disasters and catastrophes, the false claim that Jesus will return very soon (for this generation), false description of the Warning, the false claim that the Warning will occur before Christmas 2009. 185. Olive Dawson and the messages to her brother, David Smyth ( Does Olive Dawson live solely on the Eucharist? | Olive Dawson - How It All Began

186. Agns-Marie, France ( - claims that the Church will become a false Church and only a few will remain faithful, outside the institutional Church; false claims and fear-mongering about the swine flu (H1N1); warns of a so-called New World Order (as many other false prophecies also claim); portrays Jesus as if he were speaking in a worldly manner and instilling fear; claims that Jesus is returning for this generation; also promotes an idea similar to the Protestant rapture, claiming that the few who remain faithful will be lifted up during the time of the abomination of desolation. These false claims are similar to many other false private revelations. 187. Mary Constancio, the Ambassadors of the Flame of Mercy, ( in Shallowater, Texas. 188. Joe Coleman, 'Mary', and Keith Henderson of Dublin, Ireland. Joe Coleman is using Knock, Ireland, a site of true apparitions of Mary in 1879, to promote his own false claims to be "a spiritual healer under the energy of the Holy Spirit." Until recently, he described himself as a "clairvoyant." He now uses the term "spiritual healer". (See this article.) [Evaluation] 189. Mary K. Baxter - a born again Christian who claims to have been given a Divine Revelation from Jesus about Hell. [Evaluation] 190. Maria Livia de Obeid, Our Lady of the Hill, Salta, also known as the Virgin of the Three Little Hills, Los Tres Cerritos ( 191. Sister Raquel Reodica, RVM - her claims are much like the claims of the other false prophecies, listed above. 192. Duke Puntalangit of the Philippines - false claims about the prophecies of Fatima, false claims about the war, false claims about the Three Days of Darkness, and the false idea that Jesus will return for this generation. Update: Duke has repented of his false prophecies --- No, now he has relapsed, and is making false prophecies again. 193. Gabriele Bitterlich - her claimed private revelations represent the Christian Faith as if it revolved entirely around the battle between good and bad angels; it is occultism, not Christianity. 194. John of God (Abadiania, Goias, Brazil) -- claimed medium and healer [Evaluation] 195. Choo Thomas and Sandra Sadiq ( -- both women promote the Protestant error of the rapture; Choo claimed that Jesus said the rapture was to occur in 2009. Sandra makes the false claim that receiving the mark of the beast (which she thinks is an RFID computer chip) prevents you from ever repenting of sin so as to be saved. 196. Bill Wiese -- yet another person claiming to have been given a private revelation of Hell. The usual doctrinal errors on Hell are asserted: the claim that the denizens of Hell continue to sin eternally; the claim that the devils are in charge of Hell (as if they were not sent their to be punished like everyone else); the claim that the punishments of Hell are not from the mercy and justice of God, but from the malice of the devils, for their amusement and pleasure, etc. 197. -- promotes false claims about the Antichrist and the mark of the beast; claims that receiving the mark prevents a person from ever repenting (this claim is contrary to Catholic teaching that we are always able to cooperate with grace and repent, no matter what we have done). Promotes the Protestant error of the Rapture and other Protestant ideas. 198. Kibeho, Rwanda -- false claims that Jesus will return for this generation (according to: Segastashya and Alphonsine). 199. Anonymous visionary, now calling herself "Maria Divine Mercy", at the web promotes the false claim that Jesus is returning for this generation; promotes the false claim that the Antichrist is in the world today. The messages contain many vague predictions, teach multiple heresies, and attempt to convince the faithful to distrust the Church. - [Evaluation updated 29 Jan 2012] 200. Sabrina ( - resembles other false private revelations; protrays Jesus as promoting the visionary's website: "My precious site.... " and even claims that the website is a path to salvation: "Soon My site will be born, that is it will be opened to the world, and from it My Eternal Divine Majesty will draw large and substantial glory for and in the salvation of My immortal souls, for whom I have shed all My precious Blood on the Cross." 201. Angelica Zambrano - her false vision of Hell portrays the souls there as if they are repentant, crying out for mercy. But the Church teaches that whoever dies unrepentant from actual mortal sin cannot repent after death. Her false vision of Hell portrays the devils as if they are the torturers of Hell and as if they enjoy being in Hell. Her false visions of Hell also portray Hell as a place where devils hold meetings in order to plan attacks on humanity (as if the devils could come and go from Hell

whenever they wish). But Christ taught that God prepared Hell to punish the devils (Mt 25). -- Her false vision of Hell claims that everyone is Hell is continually blaspheming God forever. But this claim is false because it would be unjust for God to permit the innumerable devils and souls in Hell to continue sinning unceasingly forever. Hell is a place of the eternal justice of God, not a place of eternal sinning. Also, if they could sin, they would deserve more punishment; then as their sins continued to increase, their punishment would increase forever, to such an extreme degree as to be unjust. Again, this is not possible, since Hell is a place of proportionate just punishment. -- Her false vision of Hell claims that Pope John Paul II is in Hell, being punished for not preaching the truth. (Apparently, this claim is based on the fundamentalist Protestant point of view of the church to which Angelica belongs.) Her false vision of Hell makes the ridiculous claim that: "Anyone who listens to Michael Jackson's songs or sings them ... will end up in hell." The Church teaches that only those who die unrepentant from actual mortal sin go to Hell; singing a song or listening to a song are not mortal sin (even if the singer is sinful). Her false visions of Hell also claim -- I kid you not -- that children go to Hell for watching cartoons. All this should be sufficient to convince any faithful Christian that her visions of Hell are false. 202. anonymous "40 something year old husband, and father of four" ( -- These messages claim "that just about every illness begins in the soul and transpires from there to our bodies." This claim is contrary to reason and is not found in Tradition, Scripture, or Magisterium. The claim of "Spiritual Genetics" such that a sin is transferred from parent to child by propagation is contrary to Church teaching. God creates each soul at conception, so no spiritual illness can be transferrred to that soul. The created soul lacks sanctifying grace due to original sin, but nothing from the personal sins of an individual are transferred. The claim that Jesus is returning soon is false. Tradition and Scripture teach that many events must occur first -- so many that they cannot be fit into one generation. 203. - the blog of Mike Peralta, promoting claimed messages to Susan Davis (U.S.) and Sabrina De Muynck (Belgium) -- These messages make the false claim that Jesus is returning for this generation; the messages promote the Protestant false teaching of a rapture. The messages made the false claim that the rapture would occur in 2010. The messages claimed that the rapture would occur before the tribulation; they also claim that the tribulation has already started. False claim that the Antichrist is in the world today, and that he will try to implant computer chips in people. (These are common false claims in false private revelations.) These message claim that the messages to Choo Thomas (#195 above) are also true messages from Jesus. Choo's messages claimed that the rapture would occur in 2009. 204. Glynda Lomax ( claims that Jesus is returning soon; claims that the Rapture will remove faithful Christians from the world prior to the tribulation. 205. Anonymous visionary at, whose messages are announced through a retired priest, Msgr. John Esseff. Messages claim that Russia was never consecreted as requested at Fatima, even though Pope John Paul II, Cardinal Ratzginer (now Pope Benedict XVI) and sister Lucy, the visionary of Fatima, all said that Russia has been properly consecrated. The messages are similar to the other false messages of the above false visionaries, including profane commentary on politics, economics, and current events. 206. Margaret Durbin, false locutionist, | -- the messages claim that the "true Holy Spirit" has not yet been sent upon the world; the messages claim that only six of the seven gifts of the Spirit have so far been given to the world. These claims contradict the teachings of the Catholic Church. The messages also confuse the Persons of the Holy Trinity, portraying the Father as saying: "I am the true Jesus Christ Who became man and was born of the Holy Blessed Virgin Mary, His Mother. I sacrificed for all of My children to suffer and die on the Cross for their sins, and they now say I am not The Father in Heaven? I am the true Father, the true God The Father." The messages also portray the Father as saying that He (the Father) is the Holy Spirit: "I am that True Holy Spirit" (God The Father, March 5, 2010). The messages portray the Father saying that He is the Virgin Mary: "All must know I am the true Holy Trinity, the true Father, the true Son, the true Holy Spirit. I am All Three. I am the true Holy Blessed Mary Ever Virgin. I am the Almighty God of the Universe." These messages are contrary to definitive Catholic teaching on the Trinity, and on the Virgin Mary. 207. Stefania Caterina -- She claims that she visits other planets and that God has created other populations in other planets. This type of messages is characteristic of false private revelation. The message of salvation in Tradition, Scripture, Magisterium, and in true private revelation is always about this world and this human race. The group of her followers say that they have no hierarchy, claim to be led directly by the Holy Spirit, and claim that "Any structure or hierarchy of human life in fact stifles the spirit." This type of doctrine implicitly rejects the hierarchy of the Church, and of the family, and of an ordered civil society. Some of the messages further undermine the Catholic Church by representing the Church as merely a collection of believers with different ideas, as if the Catholic Faith were not the truest form of Christianity. 208. Cletus Schefers and Verne Dagenais at -- Clear eschatological errors, such as claiming that after the Warning, the Antichrist reigns, and then later the three days of darkness occurs. This order of events is

contradicted by many different sources in Scripture and the writings of the Saints. The messages instill distrust of the Church, claiming that an evil antipope will take over, and the true Church will go underground. The messages reject of the Novo Ordo Mass, despite its acceptance by the Church. The claim is made that the Protestants will work with the antipope and the Antichrist against the true Church -- this contradicts the prophecy of the Virgin Mary at La Salette that the Protestants will return to true unity with the Catholic Church. 209. Eliza Garcia - claimed private revelations in the book "I am your risen Lord. I have thus spoken unto Eliza" [Evaluation]

Important Note: There are too many false claims of private revelation for me to list them all. If a claimed private revelation is not listed on this page, one cannot thereby conclude that it is true. by Ronald L. Conte Jr.


Claims of Private Revelation: True or False?

An evaluation of messages Return to the Main List
In my humble and pious opinion as a faithful Roman Catholic theologian, the claimed private revelations to an anonymous woman, in the form of messages posted on her website (, are not true private revelations from God. These messages contain many substantial doctrinal errors, in addition to the heretical claim that this woman will write a book which will become a part of the Bible, and which will be equal to one of the Gospels. Her claimed private revelations endanger souls and contradict the clear and definitive teachings of the Roman Catholic Church on many points; therefore, these messages are not from Heaven. A list of examples follows. False teaching on judging The message of 6 Apr 2011 claims: "No one has the power or divine knowledge to make any moral assessment of others." The true teaching of the Faith is that Jesus taught us not to judge persons: "Do not judge, so that you may not be judged." (Mt 7:1). But He certainly also taught us to judge actions: "And why do you not, even among yourselves, judge what is just?" (Lk 12:57). If a person robs a bank, we should not judge the soul of that person, saying, "that person is evil". But we certainly can and should judge the action, saying: "that act is evil." Do we have divine knowledge so as to make a moral assessment of the actions of another person? Yes, for we have Sacred Tradition and Sacred Scripture, and the teachings of the Magisterium. These three sources of Divine Knowledge teach us moral truths, so that we may distinguish good from evil. The claim that we have no such knowledge essentially tells people to ignore the teachings of Tradition, Scripture, Magisterium on morality. The message of April 6th 2011 is titled: "Never judge other religions, creeds or sexual preferences." This message portrays Jesus as using the phase 'sexual preferences' repeatedly. The phrase implies that sexual orientation is merely a personal preference. But Jesus condemned every type of fornication (sexual sin), and He also condemned homosexuality as inherently disordered, and as leading toward grave sin: [Mark] {7:21} For from within, from the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, {7:22} thefts, avarice, wickedness, deceitfulness, homosexuality, an evil eye, blasphemy, self-exaltation, foolishness. {7:23} All these evils procede from within and pollute a man."

The message of April 6th 2011 does not merely tell people not to judge persons, but not to judge actions, even those directly contrary to the moral law. This message is contrary to the teaching of the Church and of the Gospels. "Never tell those of different creeds or sexual preferences they are doomed To push My teachings in a manner where you tell those who are not followers that they will perish or come to harm by brandishing their ways as 'evil' will simply render them weaker than before." (message of 6 Apr 2011) The above message mixes some truth with error. We should not judge persons, telling them they are doomed (condemned), since they might repent. But some persons certainly do live ways that are morally evil. Sacred Scripture condemns these ways of living that lead to eternal condemnation: [Galatians] {5:19} Now the works of the flesh are manifest; they are: fornication, lust, homosexuality, self-indulgence, {5:20} the serving of idols, drug use, hostility, contentiousness, jealousy, wrath, quarrels, dissensions, divisions, {5:21} envy, murder, inebriation, carousing, and similar things. About these things, I continue to preach to you, as I have preached to you: that those who act in this way shall not obtain the kingdom of God. The message of 6 Apr 2011 contradicts this passage from Sacred Scripture. It is a message designed to appeal to those believers who have been led astray by modern society into thinking that sexual orientation is merely a preference that is not in itself morally disordered. To the contrary, the Catholic Church teaches: "Basing itself on Sacred Scripture, which presents homosexual acts as acts of grave depravity, tradition has always declared that 'homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered.' They are contrary to the natural law." (CCC, n. 2357). "Although the particular inclination of the homosexual person is not a sin, it is a more or less strong tendency ordered toward an intrinsic moral evil; and thus the inclination itself must be seen as an objective disorder." (Cardinal Ratzinger, Pastoral Care of Homosexual Persons) The message of 6 Apr 2011 also mixes truth with error on the subject of religion: "If My believers differentiate themselves and place or exalt themselves at the expense of those who are unaware of My teachings, then they are behaving just as the Pharisees did. Shame on those who consider themselves above those souls who need enlightenment.... Don't exclude anyone irrespective as to whether they are Catholics, Other Christian Denominations, Islam, Hindu, Jews, Buddhist - even those new cults which have emerged who do not believe in God, The Eternal Father." It is true that God loves all persons and wills that all persons be saved. But not all persons will be saved. The Catholic Christian Church is the Ark of salvation. Although other believers and even non-believers can possibly be saved, we are not all equal on the path of salvation. Those who believe and live the Catholic Faith are enlightened, and have a greater knowledge of the path of salvation. The Catholic Faith is greater than any other religion. Those who reject Catholicism, reject Christianity, reject even belief in God, are in grave danger of losing their salvation. Those who deliberately reject Catholicism, while knowing that it is the true path of salvation, sin gravely. But the above claimed message of private revelation offers a false type of equality, as if all religions were equal. On the point of excluding some persons, based on their errors of faith or morals, Jesus taught us to try to correct them. But if they will not be corrected, they should be excluded: [Matthew] {18:15} But if your brother has sinned against you, go and correct him, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you will have regained your brother. {18:16} But if he will not listen you, invite with you one or two more, so that every word may stand by the mouth of two or three witnesses. {18:17} And if he will not listen to them, tell the Church. But if he will not listen to the Church, let him be to you like the pagan and the tax collector. False teaching on Sources of Truth The message of 25th December 2010 claims: "Any doctrine that has not originated from Holy Scripture and which claims to proclaim the truth is a lie. This is a sin against Me and is a grevious attack on me and My Eternal Father." This claim is contrary to the teaching of the Catholic Church that both Sacred Tradition and Sacred Scripture are sources of Divine Revelation (Second Vatican Council, Dei Verbum). Notice, too, that the Magisterium is not mentioned at all. It is the error of sola Scriptura (Scripture alone), held by Protestants. Ironically, the messages of this false visionary do not originate from Holy Scripture, and therefore fall under their own condemnation. This message implies a condemnation of itself and of all the other messages of this visionary.

Grave Heresy on Sacred Scripture One of the messages claimed by this anonymous visionary explicitly told her that she was to write a book, and that it would not really be written by her, but by God, and that the book would be the equal of the Bible and would be a part of the Bible. I posted a note on my list of false private revelations about this visionary. I specifically pointed out that it is a heresy to claim to be able to write a book and to claim to add it to Sacred Scripture. With my note, I added a link to one of the messages that made this claim. Soon after, the message was deleted from the visionary's website. That message referred to the 'Book of Kells', which is an Irish term used to refer to the Gospels (see Wikipedia). The message claimed that the book this visionary would write would become a part of the 'book of Kells', in other words, would be equal to the Gospels. There are other similar messages still on the website making this same claim, with different wording: message of 12th November 2010: "You need all your energy to write the book. This book will change lives, save souls and has been foretold. Yes, the book is what was prophesied. You are the writer. I am the Author. Do not be surprised or overwhelmed for this is a very sacred task and you have been chosen to do this work with Me. It will take you three months. I want you to publish it around the world. It must be large, powerful and sought out by millions just like the Holy Bible. My daughter, you can publish this 'in conversation with the secret prophet'. It is okay to do this." The other message that was deleted from the website was more explicit. But this message also makes much the same claim, that a book from private revelation will become equal to the Bible. What makes the Bible unique among books? That despite having many human authors, the one true Author of the Bible is God. So the claim that God will be the Author of her book is a claim that the book will be inspired like the Bible. This very type of claim has been rejected by the Magisterium of the Church: "Throughout the ages, there have been so-called 'private' revelations, some of which have been recognized by the authority of the Church. They do not belong, however, to the deposit of faith. It is not their role to improve or complete Christ's definitive Revelation, but to help live more fully by it in a certain period of history." (CCC, n. 67). And the Second Vatican Council taught: "Sacred tradition and Sacred Scripture form one sacred deposit of the word of God, committed to the Church." (Dei Verbum, n. 10). "The Roman Pontiff and the bishops, in view of their office and the importance of the matter, by fitting means diligently strive to inquire properly into that revelation and to give apt expression to its contents; but a new public revelation they do not accept as pertaining to the divine deposit of faith." (Lumen Gentium, n. 25) Vatican II explicitly taught that no new public revelation can be accepted as part of, or even pertaining to, the deposit of faith, i.e. Sacred Tradition and Sacred Scripture (the Bible). The message of this visionary, and her claim to be able to write a new book, with God as the Author, that will be equal to Sacred Scripture, is an heretical claim. Such a claimed private revelation could not possibly be from God, since it contradicts the teaching of His Church. False Prophecy on the Warning I write speculative eschatology; my words are my own. If I write about the future and make a mistake, my mistake is my own. Since my work is not a private revelation from God, and not an act of the Magisterium of the Church, my work is fallible. The faithful should generally expect that the work of theologians in any area of theology may have some errors in it. But the same cannot be said for a claimed private revelation. If a person claims that a message or prediction was revealed to him or to her by God, then either the message/prediction is true, or the person is not receiving revelations from God. For God does not err, and He does not change. The messages of this anonymous visionary, on the website '', claim that the Warning will occur in 2011, and that the tribulation will begin at the end of 2012. So these messages claim that the Warning occurs before the tribulation begins. Formerly, I had predicted that the Warning would occur in 2011, on Good Friday. My speculative prediction was incorrect. I now think that the Warning will not occur until 2016, after the tribulation has begun. I have predicted, in my speculative eschatology, that the tribulation would begin in 2011, with the beginning of World War 3, and that this war would unfold from 2012 and thereafter. I believe that this false visionary, or someone associated with her, has taken these dates of 2011 and 2012

from my work in eschatology, and then has presented these ideas in claimed messages of private revelation. I posted a note about one of the messages of this visionary, the one saying that she would write a book that would become a part of Sacred Scripture (which the message called the book of Kells, an Irish term for the Gospels). I explained that this claim is heresy, and I gave a link to the page for that message. Soon after, it was deleted from the site. This shows that the visionary or someone associated with her is aware of my work in eschatology. So I don't believe that the dates of 2011 and 2012 in her messages are a coincidence. They are taken from my work. However, my date for the Warning in 2011 has passed. I was mistaken. Now I think that the Warning will occur on Good Friday in 2016. So the claims of this false visionary about the date of the Warning are false; it will not happen in 2011. Here is what her messages, supposedly from God, say: "2011 is the Year for Purification throughout the whole world" message of 31st May 2011 "The prophecies given at Garabandal will now become a reality. Prepare now for this event for you have only a few months left to prepare your souls." The front page of the website (retrieved 16 June 2011) says this: "The Warning is Close This event will take place in next few months. TWO COMETS will CLASH, Sky to turn red, Cross in the sky Millions will repent as a result of this 'Warning' It is a great act of God's mercy One of the greatest events in the history of mankind" When 2011 ends without the Warning having occurred, it will be proof that this visionary is false. The about the website page says this: "This mystical event which is expected to take place shortly will be experienced by everyone in the world over the age of 7 years where people will be given clear proof of the existence of God which Our Lord Jesus Christ refers to as The Warning the Illumination of Conscience. It is a gift to man that when they see the proof that God really exists with their own eyes. However it is important that people prepare for this because many will die of shock when their sins, particularly Mortal sins, are revealed. Prayers asking for forgiveness before the event is essential." The idea of a Warning, an Illumination of Conscience, is taken from the messages of Garabandal. The idea that many will die of shock at their sins, is taken from my work, from my book about Medjugorje and Garabandal. The idea that the Warning will prove that God exists is also taken from my eschatological writings. These are not messages from God, they are messages concocted to deceive and manipulate people by combining some truth with falsehoods. "The time is drawing close for the advent of the Great Tribulation. This event will commence from the end of 2012 and must not be confused with the time or the date for My Second Coming on Earth. For this, My children, is not being foretold in these messages. Anyone who attempts to give My children a date for My Second Coming is a liar and not a true prophet. I am, however, revealing years of specific events leading up to my Second Coming, through this prophet." message of 20th December 2010 Notice the condemnation of anyone who gives a date for the Second Coming of Jesus. I believe that message is directed at my work. I've given a year for His Second Coming in my speculative eschatology: the year 2437 A.D. This year is in the distant future. My eschatological analysis of Sacred Scripture shows that the Antichrist's reign occurs shortly before the Second Coming of Jesus, from 2431 to 2437 A.D. Many of the false private revelations claim that the Antichrist is in the world today. But none of the true private revelations approved by the Church make this claim. Here is my article proving, from the writings of the Saints and from Scripture, that the Antichrist cannot be in the world today. So my work in eschatological shows that all these visionaries, including the one posting at website, are false, because they make the false claim that the Antichrist is in the world today. False teaching on faith and reason The message of 20th May 2011 claims: "You must now open your minds, leave all human reasoning aside to accept the truth of your existence on earth." This message directly contradicts the infallible teaching of Vatican I on faith and reason: "Not only can faith and reason never be at odds with one another but they mutually support each other, for on the one hand right reason established the foundations of the faith and, illuminated by its light, develops the science of divine things; on the other hand, faith delivers reason from errors and protects it and furnishes it with knowledge of many kinds." (First Vatican Council, Faith and Reason) And there are several other similar passages in Vatican I showing the value of reason with faith, and rejecting the idea that our religion is based solely on faith, as if reason should be cast aside. The teaching of Pope John Paul II in the encyclical Faith and

Reason explains this teaching of Vatican I in greater detail. The message of 20 May 2011 is a grave doctrinal error, incompatible with the teachings of Vatican I and of Pope John Paul II. The heresy of Millenarianism The message of 20 May 2011 also teaches the heresy called Millenarianism, which is the belief that Jesus will rule the world (visibly, directly, in person) for 1000 years: "I will rule the earth for the 1,000 years." This heresy is condemned by the Catechism of the Catholic Church, n. 676. Here is an article from the Catholic Encyclopedia on the topic. The heresy called millenarianism was rejected by Saint Augustine and Saint Aquinas and many other Saints. The Magisterium has also condemned the idea that Jesus Christ will rule over an earthly kingdom for 1000 years. The messages of this claimed visionary are heretical. No wonder she hides behind the anonymity of the internet. She is, or should be, ashamed of the heresies and doctrinal errors in her messages. Conspiracy theories about free masons and the Illuminati These messages claim that evil cults, such as free masons and the illuminati, present a danger to the world. The message of 13 Nov 2010 says: "Please do not listen to the deceit of the lies you have been told by The Deceiver, through divisions of the Free Masons, the Illuminati, the false prophets and the bizarre and totally evil cults that have evolved through the stupidity of Man." The same message also says: "I implore all of you, especially My children who have been sucked into the Illuminati and other such evil entities. Once there you are doomed to eternal damnation." The main page of the site (read on 10 June 2011) makes this amusing claim: "Satan's Illuminati control the music industry" The illuminati figure prominently in some modern conspiracy theories; in all probability, the group no longer exists. The free masons were once a threat to the Church, centuries ago; now they are a small organization with no power. It is only false private revelations that exaggerate this type of threat, as if the Church were in grave danger from such groups. Also, there is no group that one can join that will doom that person to eternal damnation, as the message claims. Repentance and conversion are always possible in this life, and therefore salvation is always possible in this life. Furthermore, this message (13 Nov 2010) contradicts the previously discussed message (6 Apr 2011), saying that it is wrong to tell anyone they are doomed to eternal damnation due to their religion beliefs: "Never tell those of different creeds or sexual preferences they are doomed.... Never tell or attempt to say to these people that they are doomed in My eyes. Because they are not.... even those new cults which have emerged who do not believe in God, The Eternal Father." This type of self-contradiction is often found in false private revelations. The Schismatic Error of Anti-papalism The message of 07 June 2011 contains a serious error, called anti-paplism (against the pope), that is often found in false private revelations. This type of error rejects one or more Popes as being evil, or a false teacher, or a heretic, or a threat to the Church. In private revelations, the error is most often in the form of claiming that a future Pope will be evil and will lead people astray: "It is important that My followers keep alert to any new Pope that may come forward for he will not be from God." But this idea is contrary to the teaching of the Magisterium that the Church is indefectible, and that the Church is founded upon the Rock, that is, Peter and each of his successors. So no Pope can ever lead the Church astray. It is true that each Pope is a fallen sinner, but this does not mean that the Pope can commit any sin whatsoever. For God prevents the Pope from ever being a heretic and from ever leading the Church astray. "The Church of Peter is My church. But when the keys are handed back to God the Father, which they will be now, the church becomes part of My Kingdom." The above message claims that the keys given to Peter and each of his successors will (now or soon) be handed back to God -implying that there can be no more valid successors. This claim is a heresy against the teaching of the First Vatican Council: Chapter 2. On the permanence of the primacy of blessed Peter in the Roman pontiffs 1. That which our lord Jesus Christ, the prince of shepherds and great shepherd of the sheep, established in the blessed apostle Peter, for the continual salvation and permanent benefit of the Church, must of necessity remain for ever, by Christ's authority,

in the Church which, founded as it is upon a rock, will stand firm until the end of time. 2. For no one can be in doubt, indeed it was known in every age that the holy and most blessed Peter, prince and head of the apostles, the pillar of faith and the foundation of the Catholic Church, received the keys of the kingdom from our lord Jesus Christ, the savior and redeemer of the human race, and that to this day and for ever he lives and presides and exercises judgment in his successors the bishops of the Holy Roman See, which he founded and consecrated with his blood. 3. Therefore whoever succeeds to the chair of Peter obtains by the institution of Christ himself, the primacy of Peter over the whole Church. So what the truth has ordained stands firm, and blessed Peter perseveres in the rock-like strength he was granted, and does not abandon that guidance of the Church which he once received. 4. For this reason it has always been necessary for every Church--that is to say the faithful throughout the world--to be in agreement with the Roman Church because of its more effective leadership. In consequence of being joined, as members to head, with that see, from which the rights of sacred communion flow to all, they will grow together into the structure of a single body. 5. Therefore, if anyone says that it is not by the institution of Christ the lord himself (that is to say, by divine law) that blessed Peter should have perpetual successors in the primacy over the whole Church; or that the Roman Pontiff is not the successor of blessed Peter in this primacy: let him be anathema. [Vatican I] False teaching on why God became Incarnate The message on why Christ became a Man ( omits the dogmatic teaching of the Church that His Incarnation, and His Passion, Crucifixion, death, and Resurrection, actually obtain grace and salvation. In place of this dogma, the message of the visionary claims that Jesus became a man only to show us the path to salvation, as if His death were merely a manner of teaching and not an effective sacrifice. The Warning predicted for 2011 (update added 29 Jan 2012) When I write Roman Catholic eschatology, my writings are based on study and interpretation, and my conclusions are speculative and fallible. If I err in a prediction, it is not surprising, nor does it indicate that my work is to be rejected in its entirety. However, the predictions of claimed private revelation are in a different category. The claimed visionary or locutionist is not writing speculative eschatology. Instead, he or she is claiming to present the predictions of God, or of the Blessed Virgin Mary who has the Beatific Vision of God. If such a claimed private revelation were truly from Heaven, then its messages could not err in their prediction of future events. Neither the Father, nor the Son, nor the Spirit, nor anyone with the Beatific Vision of the Most Holy Trinity could possibly utter any falsehood. So when I make predictions of future events, I may be (and have been) mistaken on some points. These errors occur because I am drawing conclusions based on my own fallible understanding of many various sources. However, if a message of claimed private revelation is mistaken in predictions of future events, then that claimed private revelation was not from God or Heaven at all. God knows the whole future with absolute certitude. All those persons, especially the Blessed Virgin Mary, who have the Beatific Vision of God, also cannot be mistaken in anything that they think or say. For their thoughts and words are informed by the absolute truth of the direct vision of the Nature of God, who is Truth. The claimed private revelations called "The Warning Second Coming" predicted that the Warning of Garabandal would occur in 2011, but it did not. This falsehood was clearly expressed in a number of different messages said to be from Heaven. The fact that it did not occur proves that these messages are not from Heaven at all. "2011 is the Year for Purification throughout the whole world" (quoted from the About page: "The Warning will be a purifying experience for all of you." (message of June 5th, 2011; "Welcome, therefore, the gift of Purgatory presented to you during The Warning when you must be purified as penance for your sins. You will not have to wait children for death to face this purification." (message of November 12th, 2011; "The prophecies given at Garabandal will now become a reality. Prepare now for this event for you have only a few months

left to prepare your souls." (message of 31st May 2011; "The Warning is close now.... They will see great signs in the skies before The Warning takes place. Stars will clash with such impact that man will confuse the spectacle they see in the sky as being catastrophic. As these comets infuse a great red sky will result and the sign of my cross will be seen all over the world by everyone" (message of June 5th, 2011; "The Warning is Close This event will take place in next few months. TWO COMETS will CLASH, Sky to turn red, Cross in the sky Millions will repent as a result of this 'Warning' It is a great act of God's mercy One of the greatest events in the history of mankind" (front page of, retrieved on June 16th, 2011) In May and June of 2011, the website called "" claimed that the Warning of Garabandal would occur within a few months. More than a few months have passed, and the Warning did not occur. The website also distributed a flyer, stating that the Warning would occur in 2011. The flyer was recently changed to omit that wording. The 'administration team' for the website admits as much: "A message was included in a recent flyer on our website which states that The Warning will take place in 2011. This is incorrect. At no time did Jesus mention to the visionary the year or the date that The Warning will take place other than that it will be soon and within months. That is not to say that it wont happen in 2011. The fact is the Visionary has not been given a date or a year. "The flyer has now been amended and the corrected version is now included on the website. "Due to the enormity of the changes in the lives of all of us who volunteer to spread the word of Jesus Christ in these messages we can be disorganised at times. This heading was included when it should never have been. We apologise for our mishandling of promoting these important messages and will give greater review to what is posted from now on." ( The persons who prepared the flyer understood what the messages of their anonymous visionary implied, that the Warning would occur in 2011. As the end of 2011 approached, they realized that this prediction would likely not happen. So they changed the flyer and posted the above explanation. But in fact, their original understanding of that these messages claimed was accurate. The messages did say, in May and June of 2011, that the Warning would occur within a few months. The message did say that the Warning was a purification, and that the year 2011 was the year of purification. The persons who prepared this flyer understood correctly what was being claimed. It is simply the case that this claim turned out to be false. The Warning did not occur in 2011, as the messages of this anonymous visionary claimed. Therefore, these messages are not from God, not from the Blessed Virgin Mary, and not from Heaven at all. The most likely source is fallen angels. "Your prophets have seen false and foolish things for you. And they have not laid open your iniquity, to provoke you to repentance. Yet they have seen for you false revelations and banishments." (Lamentations 2:14). "Now the Spirit has clearly said that in the end times some persons will depart from the faith, paying attention to spirits of error and the doctrines of devils...." (1 Timothy 4:1) Marie Julie Jahenny of La Fraudais, mystic and stigmatic: "During the time of the approach of the punishments announced at La Salette, an unlimited amount of false revelations will arise from hell like a swarm of flies; a last attempt of Satan to choke and destroy the belief in the true revelations by false ones." Messages that Attack the Church (update added 29 Jan 2012) A recent message was added to "The Warning Second Coming" website by the visionary who now calls herself by the pseudonym "Maria Divine Mercy". This message attacks the Vatican and the Church, attempting to convince the faithful not to trust either. Previous messages tried to convince the faithful not to trust future popes. This is one of the main goals of the false private revelations that come from fallen angels, to gradually lead the faithful away from the one true Church, to cause the faithful to distrust the Pope, the Vatican, and even the Church as a whole. Another goal is to teach the faithful false doctrines. This latest message does both.

The title of the message is: "The final secret of Fatima reveals the truth of satan's evil sect entering the Vatican" (26 Jan 2012). The message claims that the Church lied about the last part of the secret of Fatima, revealed by the Holy See in the year 2000. But this last part of the secret was revealed by the decision of Pope John Paul II. And then-Cardinal Ratzinger, who is now Pope Benedict XVI, wrote a commentary on the secret. And Sister Lucia, the visionary of Fatima, publicly assured everyone that this is the real and final part of the secret of Fatima. And yet the anonymous visionary of the "Warning Second Coming" website says otherwise. So who are you going to believe: 1. an anonymous visionary who does not give her real name or 2. Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI and Sister Lucia, visionary of Fatima. If you believe that the visions of Fatima are truly from Heaven, then you cannot believe in the visionary of "The Warning Second Coming" website. This latest message claims that the Vatican is filled with evil persons controlled by Satan: "The last part of secret has not been revealed in order to protect the wicked sect who entered the Vatican in great numbers since My Mother's appearance at the holy shrine of Fatima. My daughter Lucia was silenced by the powers which control part of the Vatican over which My poor beloved Popes have little control." This claim is obviously false, since Sister Lucia spoke publicly when the last part of the secret of Fatima was revealed. She was not silenced. And the claim that "My poor beloved Popes have little control" over the Vatican is absurd. Pope John Paul II decided to reveal the secret, and it was revealed. This was publicly confirmed by Lucia. Then-Cardinal Ratzinger, who is now Pope Benedict XVI, even wrote a commentary on the secret. So the claim is patently false that evil powers overwhelmed the Popes and Sister Lucia in this matter. The message says: "Every true visionary of Mine and My Blessed Mother was ignored in the beginning and treated with contempt by My Church." This claim is an attempt to cause the faithful to distrust the Church, and instead trust an anonymous visionary. The message says: "Watch how they have not only twisted the truth of My teachings but introduced new methods of Catholic worship which insult Me and My Eternal Father." This is an attempt to separate the faithful from the true holy Mass. The changes to the form of the Mass that happen from time to time are approved by the Pope and the Bishops. The Mass on earth is always imperfect, but it is among the greatest forms of holy prayer to God. So the idea that the Mass is an insult to Jesus and the Father is false. The message makes further attempts to separate the faithful from the Church: "Yet My church never preach about the seriousness of sin. They never tell people that they will go to hell should they commit a mortal sin if they do not show remorse. My heart is deeply wounded. They, My churches, all over the world do not preach the truth." It is patently false that the Church does not preach about the seriousness of sin. This preaching is found in the words of the Pope, of the Bishops, and of faithful priests throughout the world. The Catechism of the Catholic Church and other magisterial documents also teach on the seriousness of sin. This message is making a false accusation against the Church, in order to exalt this visionary over the Church. Finally, the message introduces a heresy, the claim that killing is only moral in self-defense, and not in the death penalty or (it is implied) in just war. "Thou shalt not kill means you cannot kill another human being. It does not refer to self defence but in every other circumstance. No man can justify murder - abortion, execution or euthanasia. No one." It is true that abortion and euthanasia and all other forms of murder are intrinsically evil and always gravely immoral. However, the Church has always taught that the death penalty is not intrinsically evil, and that it is justified in some circumstances. The Church has always taught that some wars are just and moral. Pope Benedict XVI, as Cardinal Ratzinger, wrote about this truth: Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger: "Not all moral issues have the same moral weight as abortion and euthanasia. For example, if a Catholic were to be at odds with the Holy Father on the application of capital punishment or on the decision to wage war, he would not for that reason be considered unworthy to present himself to receive Holy Communion. While the Church exhorts civil authorities to seek peace, not war, and to exercise discretion and mercy in imposing punishment on criminals, it may still be permissible to take up arms to repel an aggressor or to have recourse to capital punishment. There may be a legitimate diversity of opinion even among Catholics about waging war and applying the death penalty, but not however with regard to abortion and euthanasia."

(Worthiness to Receive Holy Communion, General Principles -- sent by Cardinal Ratzinger to Cardinal McCarrick, Archbishop of Washington, D.C., and made public in July, 2004, n. 3) Again, who are you going to believe? Cardinal Ratzinger, who is now Pope Benedict XVI, or an anonymous visionary who is not even willing to put her real name on her claims? Ss. Augustine and Aquinas also taught that the use of the death penalty, and just war, are moral. Who are you going to believe? Saints, Popes and Cardinals, or an anonymous visionary? It is a heresy against the true Catholic Faith to claim that the death penalty is never moral and that war is never moral. This message from "Maria" teaches heresy. It also makes grave false accusations against the Vatican and the Church. Whoever believes the contents of this message (on the Warning Second Coming website) commits the sin of heresy and is automatically excommunicated from the Church. Conclusion The claimed private revelation to an anonymous woman, posted on her website (, contain many false claims and many doctrinal errors. These are sufficient to prove that these messages are not from God, not from the Virgin Mary, not from Heaven at all. In addition, these messages claim that said visionary will write a book that will be equal to Sacred Scripture and become a part of Sacred Scripture, a book written by God, just as the books of the Bible are written by God through human authors. This claim is abject heresy. The Catholic Church teaches that the Canon of Scripture is closed, that no new Revelation can be added, and that private revelations do NOT belong to the Deposit of Faith, which is Tradition and Scripture (CCC, n. 65-67). Also, this website promotes the false claim that the Antichrist is in the world today. Based on all of these considerations, I conclude that these claimed messages are false private revelations, probably given to this woman by fallen angels. Furthermore, as explained above, this anonymous visionary believes and teaches the heresy of millenarianism, the schismatic error of anti-papalism, and the heretical claim that she will write a new book that will become part of the Bible. Therefore, she is automatically excommunicated from the Catholic Church for the sins of heresy and schism under Canon law. Canon 751: "Heresy is the obstinate denial or obstinate doubt after the reception of baptism of some truth which is to be believed by divine and Catholic faith; apostasy is the total repudiation of the Christian faith; schism is the refusal of submission to the Supreme Pontiff or of communion with the members of the Church subject to him." Canon 1364 1: "an apostate from the faith, a heretic, or a schismatic incurs a latae sententiae excommunication." [Titus] {3:10} Avoid a man who is a heretic, after the first and second correction, {3:11} knowing that one who is like this has been subverted, and that he offends; for he has been condemned by his own judgment. Faithful Catholics should not believe or promote her messages, and should not associate themselves with her or her claimed private revelations in any way.

by Ronald L. Conte Jr. Roman Catholic theologian and Bible translator 17 July 2011