Marian Apparitions Approved in the United States

Bishop David Ricken announced today that he officially approves the Marian apparitions at the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help at Champion, Wisconsin.  The announcement was made during a special Mass for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception at the shrine.

Reading from his decree, the Bishop stated, "I declare with moral certainty and in accord with the norms of the Church that the events, apparitions, and locutions given to Adele Brise in October of 1859 do exhibit the substance of supernatural character, and I do hereby approve these apparitions as worthy of belief (although not obligatory) by the Christian faithful."

Click here for more details from Zenit.

Click here to read the decree approving the authenticity of the apparitions
or here for the decree approving the diocesan shrine. [requires Adobe Acrobat Reader]