Is a stigmatic priest the real thing? Does he get “messages”?
As always, it is a conundrum, at least initially.
One tends to give the benefit of the doubt in a world and even a Church of doubting Thomases.
At the same time, it is prudent to watch for peculiar behavior and unsubstantiated claims.
At any rate, it appears that the alleged new stigmatic, Father Lukasz Motlitwa, from Poland, bleeds from the hands, although we have yet to see statements by his superiors nor an account of how and when the “wounds” developed. One has to assume he’s in good standing (the churches in which he appears are full and devout).
At any rate, for your prayerful, charitable, but careful discernment.
One video is from Mother and Refuge of the End Times.”
Said the priest: “Today I saw the Lord Jesus full of sorrow and horror, with tears in his eyes, dressed in a tunic from which a beautiful brightness was coming out. The hands of the Lord Jesus were directed toward the whole world. Then after a long time the Lord Jesus said: My Son, My Son (and tears flowed from the eyes of the Lord Jesus). Look what they did to My Church (and after a while the Lord Jesus showed the Church in dark clouds – a picture symbolizing the reign of the evil spirit in the Church. And the Church as temples from which blood was flowing on the earth – a picture symbolizing the profanation of the Holy Sacrament, the celebration of Masses by bishops and priests in grave sins, the ministry of lay extraordinary men and women, as well as the presence of women in the presbytery of the altar – the sacred place of the Holy Sacrament). Look My dear son, My whole Church has been destroyed (after these words tears flowed from the eyes of the Lord Jesus). Then the Lord Jesus said: Please save My Church which has been destroyed so much and is under the influence of an evil spirit. This is why I want you to be the pillar on which the Holy Church will be rebuilt by the way of martyrdom and the Cross. I ask My faithful to help you with this by prayer, fasting, and open hearts. Please save My Church. Son, today I especially bless all the participants of tomorrow’s prayer meeting, during which I will be healing the sick and the suffering by the sacred wounds that you carry on your body. That will be the time when the blind will be regaining their sight, the paralyzed will begin to walk, the deaf will regain their hearing and all illnesses will be passing away in My Name. Jesus.”
Discern dramatic statements with special caution.
While there are doubtless big problems in the Church — and Christianity at large (see: prosperity mega-churches, or the German Synod) — condemnations of the Church are not seen in the messages from places such as Fatima, Lourdes, and Medjugorje, and Padre Pio was particularly careful about criticizing it, thus pointing up the need for caution.
“Father Lukasz Modlitwa is a stigmatized Polish priest who has been called the ‘Padre Pio of Poland,” says a YouTube channel called Catholic Way. “Although still in its early stages, there are many reports of signs of God’s presence in Father Lukasz Modlitwa’s life. This video presents his inspiring story and the accounts of people who have witnessed the presence of God in his life. Join us on this journey of faith and discover the emotional story of this stigmatized priest.”
And so, in the spirit of openness, we consider:
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