Heaven's Message For Our Times - part 1
This episode is part 1 of a 2 part series, where part 2 will present Dr Taylor Marshall and William F. Jasper. In this episode I will present various Marian prophesies specifically about the 20th and 21st centuries as well as some basic Church teaching regarding prophesy. Even approved apparitions are not binding (even Lourdes and Fatima) and any Catholic may dismiss them, though it may be imprudent to do so.
I would also recommend this 3 part series by Fr Chad Ripperger:
Our Lady's View of Our Times part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfBC7RcQLao
Our Times part 2 - Natural Preparation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7P20XhNFlQw
Our Times part 3 - Spiritual Preparation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3oqUkCm0i4
As regards the controversial apparitions of Our Lady of Garabandal, it should be clearly stated that this apparition has NOT yet been officially approved by the Church, but it has also NOT been condemned. It remains in an undecided state. Therefore, once should consider some of the Church's criteria for discerning apparitions: The mental & emotional stability of the seer(s), their personal sanctity, whether they demonstrate supernatural virtues or vices (especially their levels of obedience, humility, charity), their prayer life, any accompanying miracles (either acted by the seers [such as reading of minds or healing] or possessed by them [such as stigmata], or even the fulfillment of some/all of the prophesies), etc. In all of these, the children at Garabandal have demonstrated mental & emotional stability, their personal sanctity demonstrated by their supernatural virtues, especially of obedience, humility, & charity, incredible prayer life especially with the rosary, and MANY accompanying miracles. In addition, St Padre Pio had met with at least one of the girl seers (Conchita) and was a firm believer and supporter of them, even ordering that his gloves and other personal articles be given to Conchita after his death. Again, this apparition has NOT yet been officially approved by the Church, but it has also NOT been condemned. It remains in an undecided state. Even approved apparitions are not binding (even Lourdes and Fatima) and any Catholic may dismiss them, though it may be imprudent to do so.