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The “Rosary of the Unborn™” Controversy

Posted by Matt Yonke (June 10, 2011 at 2:16 pm)

Rosary of the UnbornHere at the Pro-Life Action League we have received many inquiries over the years about the “Rosary of the Unborn™,” a rosary produced by Holy Love Ministries in Elyria, Ohio that claims to bear certain promises from the Blessed Virgin Mary through messages given to purported visionary Maureen Sweeney Kyle.

People have contacted us to exhort us to employ and promote the devotion, but others have had questions about the veracity of the claims surrounding it.

Relevant Radio’s Father Rocky Hoffman was recently asked about Holy Love Ministries on the air and further clarified the Catholic Church’s position on the matter on Facebook, so it seems like a good time to address the issue.

Controversial Visions Make Extraordinary Claims

Holy Love Ministries claims that Our Lady gave this message to Maureen Sweeney Kyle on July 2, 2001:

“I see you are using the new Rosary of the Unborn. I affirm to you, my daughter, that each Hail Mary prayed from a loving heart will rescue one of these innocent lives from death by abortion. …”

Maureen asks: “Blessed Mother, do you mean any Hail Mary or just one prayed on the Rosary of the Unborn?”

Blessed Mother: “This is a special grace attached to this particular rosary.”

Understandably, in their fervor to save babies from abortion, many pro-lifers have latched on to this devotion. Some even figure that it’s worth the risk that the promise might be untrue because of the great good that would be done if it is true.

Discerning Spirits to See if They Are from God

But when it comes to matters of alleged apparition and private revelation, we must test the spirits to see if they are from God, as St. John said (cf. 1 Jn. 4:1).

That’s exactly what Bishop Richard Lennon of the Diocese of Cleveland was asked to do by the Vatican. They asked Bishop Lennon to discern for the faithful whether Holy Love and the associated apparitions were from God or not and give an official opinion. He issued a letter [PDF] and a decree [PDF] in November 2009, which included the following:

I declare that the alleged apparitions and locutions to Maureen Sweeney Kyle are not supernatural in origin.

I forbid members of the clergy of any jurisdiction to celebrate the sacraments on the site of Holy Love Ministries.

I admonish the faithful of the Diocese of Cleveland to cease gathering for any religious, liturgical, spiritual or devotional purpose on the site of Holy Love Ministries.

First, Bishop Lennon declares that the apparitions are not of supernatural origin. This means they did not come from Our Lady. Maureen Sweeney Kyle can’t promise anything on Mary’s behalf if the visions didn’t really come from Mary to begin with. That means that the promises Mrs. Kyle claims to have received are either innocently misunderstood (i.e., she thought she received a vision but did not) or they are maliciously made up.

In either case, it would not be in the best interests of pro-lifers to be praying based on false promises.

Second, Bishop Lennon forbids priests from celebrating the sacraments and admonishes the faithful not to pray on the premises of Holy Love. This is because Holy Love Ministries is not a Catholic ministry. They claim to be an “ecumenical ministry,” but they use the term “ecumenical” not as most people do—to convey that they welcome people of other faiths—but rather to make it perfectly clear that they are not subject to the authority of the Catholic Church.

Holy Love Responds with Rebellion

Bishop Lennon 

Bishop Richard Lennon of the Diocese of Cleveland

In fact, when Bishop Lennon issued his statement, Holy Love responded [PDF] with a statement of their own in which they told the faithful that Bishop Lennon’s words were not binding on the faithful and were merely his personal opinion. They encouraged the faithful to continue to pray at the shrine, despite Bishop Lennon’s explicit command otherwise.

As if that weren’t enough, they claim they were visited by none other than St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Catherine of Siena and the Lord Jesus Christ Himself who each supported Holy Love’s rebellion against Bishop Lennon.

Jesus and the saints do not encourage disobedience to the Church. Even when Our Lady has appeared and the Church has been hesitant to accept her message, she always encouraged those to whom she spoke to pursue docility and patience, never to take matters into their own hands or defy the bishops of the Church, who are the successors of the Apostles.

Motives: Prayerful or Pecuniary?

On top of all the heresy and disobedience going on at Holy Love, there is the issue of the price. They charge $24.95 apiece for the Rosary of the Unborn™ (and yes, the term “Rosary of the Unborn” is trademarked) which, by all accounts, is a fairly cheap plastic Rosary. I’ve heard numerous complaints of these rosaries falling apart and being very cheaply made.

Further, if every prayer offered on one of these Rosaries saved a baby from abortion, they should be giving them away. To hold these supposed graces hostage with a $25 fee would be an outrageous scandal. If 50 people prayed 5 decades of the Rosary per day on the “Rosary of the Unborn™,” we wouldn’t have abortion in America anymore. But that’s simply not happening.

If it were in fact true that a baby is saved from abortion merely by piously praying a Hail Mary on a particular type of rosary, then we should drop all the other pro-life work we’re doing right now and do absolutely nothing else but exactly that. Constantly.

Fighting Abortion Takes Hard Work

Quite simply, fighting abortion is not that easy. To be sure, the pro-life struggle involves prayer—and lots of it—but it also involves a lot of work, too (cf. St. Benedict’s motto, Ora et Labora, “Pray and Work”).

In short, the Pro-Life Action League would encourage you to stay far away from the “Rosary of the Unborn™” and Holy Love Ministries. They are based in lies at best and possibly demonic.

The people running Holy Love are endangering the souls of the faithful whom they are tempting into grave sin by encouraging them to disobey their bishop. And worse yet, they seem to be inventing these promises from Our Lady all to make a quick buck on rosary sales. What could be more deplorable?

But every lie has a grain of truth to it, and that’s where we can take heart. The Rosary is one of our strongest weapons in fighting abortion. Our Lady cares deeply for unborn babies and their mothers, and acquiring her intercession doesn’t depend on which particular rosary you’re holding in your hands while you’re praying it. So let the revelation of this fraud push us all to rely ever more deeply on the Rosary and other prayers as we strive to fight for these precious children of God.

For Those Who Have Been Devoted to the Rosary of the Unborn™

If up until this time, you have believed the messages given to Maureen Kyle were authentic and been devoted to the “Rosary of the Unborn™”, this was presumably no fault of your own, provided you were acting out of a sincere desire to spiritually combat the evil of abortion and were previously unaware of Bishop Lennon’s definitive statement regarding Holy Love Ministries.

But from this point forward, now that you are aware of Bishop Lennon’s statement, I would urge you to heed the aforementioned Father Rocky Hoffman’s pithy advice: “Obey the Bishop. That’s what we do.”

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  1. melba abelardo says:

    We should not lose hope that the Bishop of Cleveland will one day reconcile with the Holy Love Ministries. This is the same bishop who closed 50 churches in his diocese. He is now trying to reconcile with the priests under his authority, and busy reopening at least 11 churches, as ordered by the Vatican. This is a hopeful sign.

    Meanwhile, we should continue to be faithful in prayer, forgiving one another, especially at this time when prayer and encouragement are very much needed.

    May each and every one of us who love God continue to love one another even when we view things from a different perspective.

    September 18, 2012 at 3:36 pm
  2. Louise Ingebrethsen says:

    What I would like to say is this………..

    Those of you who are warning people to NOT have anything to do with this ministry is truly putting your souls in jeopardy. Think about it for a second………first of all who on earth has the right to tell anyone NOT TO PRAY at a certain place ??? It doesn’t matter whether the bishop thinks or doesn’t think that these apparitions are true, he has NO RIGHT WHAT-SO-EVER to say that to anyone especially to a group of people, where prayer is “more” powerful when people are “gathered” together……how dare he say that. The Lord would NEVER want, or expect us to “obey” any priest or bishop that tells us such a horrific thing. We are NOT suppose to obey the clergy if they are telling us to do something that goes AGAINST God/the teachings of the church/the commandments.

    Secondly……..How crazy is it to say that you should drop all pro-life work if it were true that each rosary bead, on the rosary of the unborn, saved a baby ??? The pro-life work is to get the law over-turned, am I not right ? Once the law is over-turned what pro-life work is necessary except to maybe have doctors give out pamphlets to patients that they think might do there own abortion. So it’s really stupid to say something like that. Saying the rosary constanty for the unborn would be the greatest thing ever…………St Padre Pio constantly had the rosary in his hand praying it even while he was talking/administering to people. Imagine if we all did that while at the same time doing work to change the law ???

    Thirdly………..what’s wrong with the Blessed Mother attaching a particular promise to a particular item. Did she not attach a particular promise and graces to the “brown scapular”, though people can and are still are being saved without wearing it. Of course babies can and are being saved by using regular rosaries, and even by people praying their own prayers. but the rosary itself makes prayer more “powerful”, and the rosary of the unborn makes it even more powerful… baby per bead. When God allows the Blessed Mother to attach these promises, “I believe” it’s a way for us to prove just how badly we want something……..we would be willing to dish out the money to buy it, and the cost is NOT atronomical. You actually expect them to give it away for “free” when they themselves have to pay to have it made (how stupid is that). When we take the time and make ourselves go to the church to pray in front of the tabernacle our prayers is also more powerful………….special promises attached to that………or even praying before a crucifix. So who are you to say that special promises can’t or won’t be attached to the rosary of the unborn ??? The devil is convincing you of these things, just like how he’s telling the bishop to not allow praying at this particular site……….you guys need to watch out for your souls when you tell people these things. Tell me what “wrong” could be done by doing these things whether or not they are true ? But MUCH wrong can and will be done by telling people to stay away from these things !!!

    Please think about this !!!

    November 17, 2012 at 7:18 pm
  3. John says:

    yes obedience is very important to the church authorities but as someone said, can any one tell another where or where not to pray, ok kneeling down in a supermarket (UK terminology) would not be appropriate for example and you would get stopped but as for praying the rosary for the unborn, that must be a good thing if you believe in the promises attached to it or not.

    November 26, 2012 at 12:38 pm
  4. margaret leiberton says:

    The PRAYER is what counts, not whether one holds onto one’s fingers or onto beads when one does the praying. Our calling upon God or His Blessed Mother/Spouse/Daughter is what we ought to do. We ought not to focus on a cheap piece of plastic which costs $25 or which costs nothing. We ought to simply listen and respond to the presence of God by our petitions, by our thanks, by our praise.

    December 18, 2012 at 1:33 am
  5. Lyann says:

    Louise Ingebrethsen,” It doesn’t matter whether the bishop thinks or doesn’t think that these apparitions are true, he has NO RIGHT WHAT-SO-EVER”
    I think you are confusing the Catholic Church with some other denomination, We are obedient in this Church. I stand with the Holy See & her Bishops! I think it is very important in our time to be united, instead of divided in our Holy Church.
    “You actually expect them to give it away for “free” when they themselves have to pay to have it made (how stupid is that). ” I guess you better put my family in that stupid line; we have given away more than 1000 rosaries that have not been free to make, package or mail.

    February 14, 2013 at 9:32 am
  6. Binu says:

    March 5, 2013 at 12:11 am
  7. Denis says:

    I am assuming that all of those who believe that the local Bishop is infallible in his pronouncements also believe that St. Joan of Arc was justly condemned as a heretic and burned as a witch under the authorit of the local Bishop

    March 12, 2013 at 2:14 am
  8. Ruby Nicdao says:

    The true seers of apparitions were obedient to their local bishop. To disobey the bishop who has the authority to make a judgement of the apparition is to place oneself in danger of being deceived by the devil, the great deceiver.

    March 13, 2013 at 11:58 pm
  9. Maureen Devlin says:

    Whether the Bishop is wrong or right at this point should not be our focus, although his decision has bothered many people. Our responsibility as children is to obey. The Catholic Church must be extremely discerning in matters of “apparitions” and “messages from heaven”. Take a look at many of the saints of the past who were “silenced” under obedience, and complied with the authority of the Church. Christ Himself was silenced and crucified, out of obedience to the Father, but He rose again. The Bishop was asked by the Vatican, the Seat of Peter to discern what he thought the Holy Spirit was telling him. If he is wrong then this will come out in the end. God always has His way and we as members of His body must be patient and obedient to the Holy Father and the Bishops given to us. . So it is with the matters of God. If this is from God it will be proven so and we can know that we did the right thing from the beginning as Christ would want us to. If it is not from God it is prudent to be obedient and stay away from it. Maureen Devlin – Canada

    March 23, 2013 at 9:28 am
  10. debra Jones says:

    I have 3 days before I pull my granddaughter out of school as we will stand in front of the abortion clinic saying the rosary and perhaps attempt the chaplet for the unborn, even though I do not have that particular rosary for it. I hope the Blessed Mother will be greatful that a poor sinner as I will be blessed to have taken the time to have prayed the chaplet for the unborn. As for Holy Love Ministries. I ask God everyday to show me the truth and the gift of discernment so that I can follow the path of the true church at all times. Many will come in sheep’s clothing. Many will come in His name. We must be on guard. I find my own church is not what it once was. When they remove Jesus from the Altar, what becomes of the church? Where have they put Him? They continue on crucifying Him. They are wolves in sheep’s clothing. Holy Love is one of the world’s only hope for a sinful world. Live the messages. Pray the rosary.

    March 25, 2013 at 6:43 pm
  11. judi says:

    Only The Holy Father is Infallible.
    Bishops are not and can make a PRIDEFUL Discernment.
    We only have to look at the recent Cardinal of Scotland and his pronouncements on Priestly celibacy , only to be revealed for what he was!!!!!1
    Only time will tell but in charity you will be well adviced to start living a Life of Holy Love.

    March 26, 2013 at 4:27 pm
  12. DominicaPia says:

    the pride and arrogance that is coming out of some of these posts is astonishing! Even in the life of St. Faustina we find that though some of the priests directives may have been different than Jesus’, Jesus expected her to be completely obedient to what they told her to do. so, what is the problem with following the command of the bishop when you know full well that there are a lot of red flags going up about this particular devotion and to act contrarily is being in direct and obvious turning away? why even think of the possibility of risking your soul over something so pithy and prideful on your part? that’s what it boils down to. what you want and think is right vs. what you are being told you ought to avoid for your own good. Jesus wasn’t the Messiah people were expecting at all and they persecuted Him in their pride (hello, satan!). wouldn’t obedience be expected of us as the Church’s children? especially if priests act in the person of Christ for sacraments and such. their dignity is above ours. And aren’t you forgetting that next to Mass there is no prayer that is better loved by Jesus and Mary. my question is, why fret and get your feathers ruffled if this rosary of the unborn devotion isn’t approved? why not ask our Lady for the graces you would like with the traditional Rosary? we know for a fact that the promises of our Lady have been approved and on top of that, our Lady Herself says that she will grant all that is asked by recitation of the holy Rosary. problem solved. have confidence. use your good intentions for saving babies while still being under the loving mantle of the Church in the Church’s approved ways. God Bless you all.

    June 5, 2013 at 5:07 pm
  13. jeslovesall says:

    I agree with DominicaPia’s post. I had been given the rosary of the unborn in the past, but I had not read the messages and had no idea there was so much controversy behind them. I have learned first hand of the importance of obedience and disobedience and regardless of personal opinion, if a Bishop who has looked into this says you cannot follow those messages, then we should not follow them. We already have the standard rosary which we can offer to Our Blessed Mother for the babies. One of the messages I read that was very strange from the “Holy Love” website is that they require that people purchase their rosary only and to not buy any other replicas, as if the point is to buy their rosary and no so much to pray for the unborn babies. We, the “faithful” ought to obey (St. Padre Pio’s example), should the Bishop make a mistake, he will be subject to God. Unless you know it goes completely against our moral belief, then we consult with another Church authority; otherwise, we should trust in the Bishop’s order. Please pray for the Mercy of God to be with me as when I have disobeyed my superior (even if not with the intention of disobeying; on another personal situation; but I still did and now I’m asking the Lord to make right what I disregarded). May God have Mercy on all of us and make us obedient children trusting in His love, forgiveness and healing….Jesus makes all things right! Let’s pray for a humble and obedient Church!

    June 30, 2013 at 5:36 pm
  14. Marie Hemming says:

    I wish I could visit Marantha springs (the Lourdes of the USA), but at this time I am unable. However, I had the good fortune to attend a retreat in San Diego and met women who had been praying the rosary for 8+years (it is still intact) and one great grandma had visited the site 3x, once with 60 of her family members. Just as Immacullee Ilibageza is evangelizing the rosary and spreading the good news that once does not need to be catholic to pray the rosary; so too is Holy Love Missionaries spreading the word that one does not need to be catholic to pray the rosary of the unborn. Gratefully Bishops of Ibarra and Guayaquil in Ecador approve of the movement. It is important to note that “since the abolition of Canon 1399 and 2318 of the former Code of the Canon Law by Paul VI AAS58 (1966) page 1186, publication about new apparitions, revelation, prophecies, miracles, etc., have been allowed to be distributed and read by the faithful without the express permission of the Church, providing that they contain nothing which contravenes faith and morals. This mean no imprimatur is necessary.” (from The Discernment of Visionaries and Apparitions Today by Albert J. Hebert, S.M., Page III. The two primary directives of the Holy Love Missionaries as directed by Mary is to 1. Practice Holy Love in each moment 2. Pray the rosary of the unborn. Personally when I pray this rosary it brings me much peace.

    September 2, 2013 at 7:02 pm
  15. marie says:

    To Marie Hemming,
    I am curious to know whether you are brought peace when you pray the Rosary or only when you pray the rosary of the unborn.
    To judi,
    No one seems to suggest that Bishop Lenon’s decision on Holy Love Ministries is infallible; the point is moot. Rather, it is a Bishop’s obedient prerogative, when requested by the Vatican, to investigate and issue rulings on claims of personal revelation. Do you think he has done wrong to caution the faithful? Might the Catholic faithful do wrong to disregard his caution? Do you know of any saint who changed his/her ministry’s affiliation from Catholic to ‘ecumenical’ after Church authority denied his/her claim of supernatural events? The children of Fatima went to prison as did John of the Cross, and Teresa of Avila was denied Holy Communion. Throughout history, those declared saints by the Catholic Church have readily submitted their experiences to the Church’s test (…what is declared bound on earth is bound in heaven…), believing that He who performs all miracles, ordinary or extraordinary, will have His way through His Church.

    September 7, 2013 at 4:07 pm
  16. Santiago says:

    I`m from Argentina, and i don`t write very well in inglish, but… THANK YOU for this post. It has clear my mind over this issue. We have to be careful of false prophets. And i agree: we must pray and work. Blessings!!!

    February 26, 2014 at 5:25 pm
  17. DonnaJean says:

    I have been to this site twice. All the messages i have heard have pointed to developing a deeper spiritual union with the Trinity, go to confession, pray for conversions in all hearts. Seek to live in the present moment. This is all scripturally based. Regarding the apparitions of the other saints, they point to a deeper relationship with our Lord. I have this rosary and look upon the babies that remind me of the reality of the situation inside the clinic where we pray.
    Obedience is necessary as the Church watches over her children. Ie. in Bayside Queens NY the apparition made me feel uneasy at best…for example, It spoke of St Michael being thrown out of heaven. Now CLEARLY that is a lie. It was easy to discern the meesages not of God. It was condemned. But these? Are they bad?

    March 2, 2014 at 3:33 pm
  18. marie says:

    The local Bishop, at the request of the Vatican, has investigated and declared that Holy Love messages are not of supernatural origin. He has directed that priests from his diocese not say Mass at the site, and people from his Diocese are cautioned against visiting.

    Why would a Rosary, said using the PLASTIC BEADS of the ‘rosary of the unborn,’ cause God to act any differently than a Rosary said with any other beads?

    An Internet search of Church documents about Holy Love reveals: 1) The seer claimed that her ministry of messages was ‘Catholic’ prior to Church investigation. After the Church claimed that her messages were not of supernatural origin, the seer claimed the ministry was ‘ecumenical’. 2) The seer has remarried after a divorce. If the first marriage was valid in the eyes of the Catholic Church, did she receive an annulment? If not, how does she explain her second marriage? Perhaps she could reveal these answers to us.

    April 16, 2014 at 2:48 am
  19. Kaare Hostland says:

    State FACTS when you claim Holy Love Ministry is heretical

    In fact, the messages are indeed URGENT and much needed. Proof of that is that the government increasingly has replaced God’s commandments in deciding between good and evil so the world conscience no longer considers God in making moral decisions such as abortions and same sex marriages. These messages are a call from Heaven to bring the world into God’s will before God’s intervention is severe.
    God says; I Am the Potter, and you are the clay

    May 1, 2014 at 12:30 am
  20. Anne says:

    Some years ago, at the behest of a dear friend, I attended a prayer service and recitation of the rosary at Holy Love’s site. I found the people gathered there more concerned with capturing miraculous images on their cameras than with prayerfully reciting the rosary. The whole experience seemed more like a carnival than a reverent gathering honoring Jesus and Mary. Some time during the recitation I heard something that sounded like a generator or machine turning on. I thought it was odd since the tent where Maureen Sweeney Kyle sat was constantly illuminated, not seeming to need any supplementation by a generator. Shortly after I smelled the scent of roses coming from the direction of the noise. I firmly believe it was a scent emitting machine that the rose scent came from. After the service ended I walked up to the statues of Jesus and the Blessed Mother. I glanced behind them into the field beyond and saw the dark outline of a box-like shape that was in the direction that the noise had come from. I was immediately suspicious. I do not believe that this apparition is authentic. There is also a claim that Maureen found a long hair on her carpeting as she was receiving a supposed message from Mary. It is enshrined at the site.. We know that Mary was taken body and soul to heaven to live with her Blessed Son. If we believe this doctrine, it is impossible for this hair to have come from the Blessed Mother. I will heed the bishop’s directive, and that along with my own discernment tell me this is nothing that comes from Jesus’ holy mother, or from any other saint or member of the Blessed Trinity.

    June 19, 2014 at 5:53 pm
  21. Kim Thames says:

    Wow. You quote the scripture here, but you do not heed it. Yes the scripture says…you must discern the spirit…it did not say let someone else discern it for you. Anyone who merely accepts any Bishops position without doing their own discernment is guilty. This is a form of idolatry to take the word of someone in these matters without looking yourself.

    If God is calling you listen to Him, you pray to Him, you take a close look, without rash judgement. How dare anyone condemn the rosary of the unborn without doing that. You place yourself against heavens plan if it is true private revelation. Why would you want to do that. I have been to Holy Love, I have read the message and I know my faith, and the Churchs teaching, apparently you dont at this website.

    August 27, 2014 at 5:35 pm
  22. Kim Thames says:

    Also, You know it is so sad that so many Catholics follow blindly behind title and vestments. Shame. That is not the obedience that the Church teaches! You obey dogma and Sacred tradition, scripture. You respect the priests. When you are a religious you have special obedience requirements. But no priest has the right to tell you not to pray, or not to discern, or not to believe in private revelation that is not erroneous in it’s messages. The mandate from the Church is that you cant accept any message that contradicts Church teaching. Be courageous and seek the truth! Dont go on hearsay. That is not Christian to accept hearsay as truth. Bishop Lennon never even claims there is anything wrong with the messages of Holy Love..ever. He has been found guilty however of breaking Canon law in shutting down Catholic Churces illegally. Did you know that?. He also willnot take action against the New Age movement in the Catholic Church in Cleveland..did you know that? He also does not take a stand against Future Church in his diocese of Cleveland. Future Church is a heretical group that is trying to change the teachings ofthe Catholic Church. Did you know that? He also allows a nude statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary in a local Church in his diocese. This is a dangerous Bishop whose word you take, in order to avoid doing your own discernment? Many of you don’t even know the character of the Bishop you are following behind. He is only the Bishop to those within the diocese of Cleveland also. Why are Catholic outside the diocese following the advice of a Bishop as if it were a directive that they must fall under?. It is not.
    Furthermore Mr. Yanke who are you to suggest that is impossible for someone to see the saints of Christ. Is that outrageous? So you know God’s plan do you?
    Also it is just plain goofy to believe that a Bishop is omnipotent. How can a Bishop declare that nothing supernatural ever occurred at a place, is not occurring at a place, or never will?. That is even a juvenile statement really. Please stop following blindly behind this Bishop who foolishly made the statement that nothing supernatural is going on? He cant know that. However if a person had a supernatural experience there, they could testify to that. Many have, and I do myself. Many of us are tired of the lies against Holy Love. Save the babies..and pray the rosary of the unborn. It is a special sacramental just like a scapula is a special sacramental. Save the babies…now

    August 27, 2014 at 6:27 pm
  23. Kim Thames says:

    One final comment..only this time regarding the statement posted at this website by someone named Anne whose comment is dated..June 19 2014.

    I have been to Holy Love quite a few times. This posting by Anne, is an attempt to mislead. This place (Maranatha Springs/Holy Love) is the most prayerful place outside of Mass or I have ever witnessed. They pray there 7 days a week, in the chapel. There is no need for tricks to decieve anyone. The messages lead to holiness and support the Scripture and the teachings of the Catholic Church. Miracles occur there. Not everyone gets a visible miracle. Many miracles happen within the soul. I pity people like Anne. She needs our prayers. thanks to Bernedette Soubirou we know of Our Lady of Lourdes. She listened to her heart, and our Blessed Lady. She obeyed God, who was in her heart.

    August 27, 2014 at 6:50 pm
  24. Gus says:

    Hello, I have personally been to this location. I do not see why the church or anyone else would be against it. What they do there is pray. They pray the rosary. They do not charge for anything other than what you spend in their shop. The fees for the items are the same as any other place. I cannot say that I saw something supernatural there. I was there because I wanted to see and experience it for myself. I saw a couple priests and nuns there. Nothing of what they do there is against our Catholic beliefs. The Hail Mary’s are the same, our father are the same. The messages given there are just great. Read them. Go there, visit before you past judgment. NO man has authority over God. How many actual apparitions have occurred before the Church said, oh yes they are from God. Some of our priest do not even believe in what they preach. Obedience to God is more imoportant.

    October 17, 2014 at 2:48 pm
  25. Phenyo says:

    I’m sorry, but I have to trust Mom on this. Call me gullible if you will, but I believe that those apparitions are real. If this is nessecary, then it should be done, but I think it can still be done on the beads of a regular Rosary too (I’m certain God would still accept it.) But on what you said about it failing to end ALL abortion, Prayer isn’t like casting a spell. God takes our prayers and does what is right when the right time comes because He Knows more than us and He does what is best for creation. Also, God is bigger than the Bishop, so yeah, He can appear to anyone He wants and He can tell them what He wants to do, even if it’s to protest what the Bishop is saying (peacefully, not in the manner of a revolt like you are suggesting) And yes, the Bishop could be wrong because he is only a man and we get stuff wrong because we are not God. So yeah, I’m gonna keep praying. And please, don’t deter anyone from trying to do what they can. Effort answers prayer.

    December 26, 2014 at 10:56 pm
  26. ANA says:

    We have to obey our Catholic Church… There are many strange things in this Ministry; remember that Satan can do a lot of harm making it look as GOOD and using any tools, including the rosary…. by reading all these comments, I see he is just getting what he wants: “Divide & Rule”.
    I’m Pro-life and I know we need a lot of prayer to stop abortion… Continue praying the Holy Rosary.
    God Bless you!

    January 11, 2015 at 4:23 pm
  27. Br Rob JJMP says:

    Hello all…the best prayer is the Holy Mass followed by the Divine Office or RosarConsult Holyn’t buy the Office…Agree?
    If we try for a Plenary Indulgence then this allows us Heaven that day if we can’t get Anointing.
    The Nine First Fridays for the SacredGospel values and Five First Saturdays of Fatilma and Divine Mercy and 6 Hail Marys of St Anthony for Heaven are valued too. Jesus gave us the Pater so it is the best prayer for use in spare time and the Ave can send the demon away like Holy Water or Jesus name or Rosary Beads.
    Read Groeschel.s book on apparitions or J. Aumann free online we used at Seminary. Consult a good priest or EWTN or Garrigou on Spiritual Direction. Read the Catechism says Dan who writes for EWTN and ask them about revelations which always have to fit with Gospel values. Write the Vatican and check Navarre canon law and PJ GLENN TOUR OF SUMMA OR I ANSWER THAT IN ORIGINAL

    February 16, 2015 at 6:30 am
  28. Br Rob JJMP says:

    This pages and all jumps around. I just wrote my first lines above jumped and it just means we hope to be perfect. Ifwe cant buy the Office we say the Rosary thats history. The Vigil readins of office are valued as of Saints. Imprimatur is valued as usually means orthodoxy .
    Anyway consider writing and clarifying and remember a pilgrimage to Rome is best with Holy Land and Marian sites also next. Patron Saints are found in Butler and Alphonsus Glories of Mary frer on line to bolster your prayer. I listened for 5 years and commend PJ Glenn to you as lists morality and all virtues or parts. Interestingly penance and prayer are message of Fatima that St John Pail II said was most import of last century and with Divine Mercy still do a Blue Army pledge to help I say andJoseder his passion each day with your patron for day said St Escriva. Divine Mercy and Garabandal were suppress but St JPII removed former. Pray for me for those I meet and met as I you all now with Green scapular. Consecrate to two Hearts and your all to Sts Anthony and Joseph on their day or sooner and perhaps to Philomena and Francis and those listed in Cruz books. Ave Maria ora pregate per nobis.noi…so study et labora too RCA JJMP MEDIT MS ex St J B M Vianney Seminary Australia Laity for 5 years. Abp. Coleridge said Fred Hollows found true objectt good and did as logic can work out natural law of 10 commands even though atheist. Also check L. Ott and Denzinger and our subject lists for what is true esp MM Spangler explain logic and essence and arguing

    February 16, 2015 at 7:11 am
  29. Br Rob JJMP says:

    I have also to say that the Vatican wrote an Ecumenical Directory that limits our time in other churches to remove temptation I am a convert and have studied with other faiths and found this decree helpful. Vatican also made a document on piety in last decade that is valued reading.
    Above mistype was that as Lent comes I just said consider his passion and pray a novena for enlightened way but when in doubt you cant act usually until you know. As I said et pray. There is a sight run with Schall SJ that has inexpensive units for Catholics. Take care and that Catholic law commentary by Navarre Uni. explains a lot. Rc JMP Anderson Ps pray to OL Guadelupe and visit she stopped killing of children before. Lije St Pio Pray dont worry and he said Fatma is for his spiritual children too. I am one by writing to his monastery and consecrated to St Philomena with simple relucs of Salesian Saints whose Magazine with ECHO AID to church in Need are great. Thus write Shrove Tuesday 15 and Cleveland decree was 2009 so query hierarchy in Usa first and use time well I say if you do Novena to BVM H. Spirit you will see I say.

    February 16, 2015 at 7:32 am
  30. Judie says:

    I am a cradle Catholic with a large family. When it comes to being guided on the validity of Holy Love ministries by a bishop who has done so many questionable things in his own diocese, I choose to do my own discernment. God has not asked us to blindly be in “lock-step” with the leaders in our church, as they are not infallible. I have been to Holy Love four different times. I also read the messages that come from there. They have never contained anything that goes against what Jesus has taught us. Do you know that even Medjugorje isn’t recognized by the Catholic church? When someone in the church demands that we Catholics do not go to a site to pray, I have to question why? Yes, we must watch for those who would lead us astray and that old adage, “What would Jesus do” seems to be the perfect question here. In regard to the pro-life rosary, if it brings us to pray the rosary more, can that be a bad thing? I for one will be making another pilgrimage with my adult children and grandchildren to Holy Love. If they are brought closer to God during this visit, can that also be a bad thing?

    February 17, 2015 at 3:32 pm
  31. Patricia says:

    My mother prayed before two icons; the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary. After she died, I wanted and was given these two icons which hang on my living room wall above my computer. I see them everyday and they remind me to pray, love and forgive. I do not remember how I started getting messages from Holy Love ministries but I did and was drawn into the United Hearts and Holy Love messages! When I found out there was a pilgrimage going there from my area, I knew I had to go because I wanted to love and discern more and because the icons of the two hearts and the United Hearts enlightened me! I did research and discovered the bishop condemnation of this site. I was shocked because this site only teaches us how to draw closer to God in holiness and love and discern good and evil! How can this be from Satan fighting against himself! I also found nothing against the teachings of the Catholic Church. I believe the Holy Spirit was inviting me to go on this pilgrimage especially since I have been unable to go on any of the holy sites in Europe. Now, after my return, I reread the bishop’s words that nothing supernatural was happening there. I knew he was wrong because I am witness to the supernatural and I will share one with you. One of the pilgrims took several pictures, close up, of the Blessed Mother’s statue. She stands tall, face tilted down, eyes closed. One picture was exactly as everyone sees her, the very next picture, I am a witness, her eyes are opened. I was blessed to see this and everyone in our group saw it. Therefore, I believe! I will pray for the bishop and discernment! Many of our priests are blindly being lead into the progressive liberal agenda that wants to destroy Christianity and what it teaches on morals and virtues. Today, the parishioners need greater guidance on how to speak, how to respond, how to discern good from evil in our world today, and how to love and forgive in these difficult and confusing times. I wonder if the pharisaic spirit during Jesus’s time is creeping into the Catholic Church today. Are the rumors of corruption in the church true?

    April 26, 2015 at 12:33 pm
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  33. Catherine says:

    I would prefer to allow those within the Church who have a lot more knowledge on Scripture and Laws of the Church than i do, to guide me in my Faith. Our Lord sent his holy Spirit to guide and protect his Church and i believe that the Holy Spirit would not guide people to commit Apostasy against the Church of Christ so it would not be right to say the holy Spirit is guiding people towards Holy Love. The Bishop gave his writ on the Subject of Holy Love. For those who have decided to disobey the Bishops direction, you can be sure that Satan will be happy for it is your Souls that he is vying for. Obeying the Direction of the Church is paramount to the Love we proclaim to have for Our Lord Jesus Christ. When we disobey the Church then we disobey Jesus Christ. Which is why St Padre Pio obeyed his Bishop when he was told he could not say Mass and was confined to the priory for two years. He never once wavered in that obedience and would have scolded anyone who would ask him to disobey this order. One of the messages that this supposedly seer had was Our Lady with a mixing bowl! and the message This Lady gave was compared to baking a Cake!! Really! Our Mother thinks so little of our intelligence that she is telling us how important her message is by how the Cake turns out. Also every time Jesus Appears he introduces himself as’ I am your Jesus, Born incarnate’. 1. He is the Seer’s Jesus??. 2.With her Being Catholic, Does he not know she would be aware he was born incarnate that he has to repeat it each time?. 3. He obviously is not confident that she will know him when he appears because he introduces himself the same way every time. This cannot be correct. Our Lord is not sure of himself!, or he is worried that the woman he has chosen to speak to is not sure of him!!. I understand why the Bishop came to his conclusion and as i said i am not Knowledgeable of Scripture.

    June 30, 2015 at 2:57 pm
  34. Kevin Miller says:

    I have been following the Holy Love ministry for a few years now mainly because I received a Rosary of the Unborn for free in 2011. Part of me wants to believe in what may be good that has come out of HLM, however, I realize that satan himself has attempted to dupe various saints into rationalizing evil that appears to be good and thus obey him. You can have good intentions when offering prayers and actions prescribed by Holy Love Ministries but remember what the path to hell is paved with.

    I research apparitions, locutions, visions, and other occurrences purported to have been received by private individuals. I had recommended to me a website created to document proper discernment of such things from a Catholic theologian who specializes in these matters.

    Most recently I have been studying (makers of the “Rosary of the Unborn”) and for Catholic Answers and an Irish friend. I have come to find that these entities are in no way approved by the authority of the Church and the aforementioned theologian breaks down exactly why. Beware false prophets indeed! Follow the link below for more information:

    If you wish to continue using the Rosary of the Unborn I would recommend removing the centerpiece showing the “United Hearts” and replace it with something for example in the likeness of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

    August 27, 2015 at 11:33 am
  35. Jaicy says:

    Holy Love Ministry and the messages are truly from God. Fortunately we are blessed with heart, brain, intelligence and power of discernment through the Holy spirit given to us from the SACRAMENTS of Catholic church. With all respect for this Bishop, let me tell you- I am a devout catholic and SO I WILL GO TO HOLY LOVE MINISTRY WHENEVER I GET A CHANCE AND PRAY AT HOLY LOVE MINISTRY BECAUSE I OBEY GOD MORE THAN ANY BISHOP. We will win with God. Sorry My dear Bishop.

    December 1, 2015 at 5:13 pm
  36. Carol Ann Thomas says:

    Hello Pro-life Friends! Praise God! Holy Love is wonderful and so beautiful! It promotes love and charity, teaches on the virtues, and MOST especially promotes prayers to save the unborn. It is a holy place with much good fruit … conversions, special healing graces, and blessings of various kinds. Thank God!!

    I know my conservative pro-life Catholic friends tend NOT to believe in private revelation in general and never even investigate or discern and ask God to reveal the truth. They also tend to be on the self righteous side of the pro-life movement. I am starting to wonder more and more if this very critical and brash attitude with a lack of true charity and understanding in the pro-life movement is the reason why we have not been able to get rid of ~with God’s grace of course ~ PP yet?

    Don’t limit God and His Mercy. God can surely save babies through our heartfelt prayers using the beautiful rosary! I am going to be ordering more of those rosaries and get out there at PP and love those women more. Thank you and God bless!!

    January 14, 2016 at 6:11 pm

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