Q and A on Mrs. Christina Gallagher
Who is Christina?
Out of the Ecstacy and Onto the Cross – Illustrated, January 1, 1996 by Gerard Gallagher, Christina & FrMcGinnity
Her Spiritual Director
His testimony about her
Testimony about him
Are the Messages approved or condemned
Any bishop, priest or Catholic may express an opinion
But only the seer’s local bishop has authority to pronounce judgment.
At present, Christina’s bishop has not initiated a formal investigation into her alleged private revelations. He is neither approving the revelations, nor condemning them as of this time (2020). Some bishops are favorable to the “messages” and to the Chain Houses. The Minnesota House is quite popular and Mass is offered there on special occasions. In Mexico, a congregation of nuns ministers to the numerous devotees.
Is it safe for me to read the “messages” of an unapproved prophet?
Not until you have personally inquired about the character of the prophet.
Not until you have personally inquired about the character of the prophet’s spiritual director(s).
Not until you have personally inquired about alleged healings or other miracles associated with the prophet.
If what you find seems satisfactory, you may proceed to read the messages, but with caution:
If even ONE message clearly contradicts Church teaching, this person is a false prophet.
If even ONE “prophecy” clearly failed to be fulfilled, this person is a false prophet.
If you proceed to read a false prophet out of sheer curiosity, you risk sharing in the punishment of false prophets:
The prophet who presumes to speak a word in my name which I have not commanded him to speak, or who speaks in the name of other gods, that same prophet shall die.
You shall not listen to the words of that prophet or to that dreamer of dreams; for Yahweh your God is testing you, to know whether you love Yahweh your God with all your heart and with all your soul.Dt 18:20, Dt 13:3
Have any of Christina’s prophecies NOT come true?
NOT one, so far. This is why the “House of Mary” lists her as “credible.”
There is some concern that Christina freely admits to using the proceeds of her books for personal expenses. There is no Church law against it. Nor is it necessary for anyone in the Church with a genuine charism to be personally holy. Any priest can celebrate Mass, regardless of personal sin. Even Judas could work miracles.
In America, it’s difficult to understand the anger and outrage of Christina for her own country. We don’t grasp the Catholic-ness of the nation and how far Ireland has fallen in an extremely short time. It is very possible that God is also very angry with Ireland and will hold the nation accountable.
Have any of Christina’s prophecies come true?
Yes! Very many!
And this is what lends credibility to her prophecies about the future, just as Jesus’ miracles lent credibility to his teachings.
Is it OK for me to ignore approved prophecies since they always remain ‘private revelation’ and no Catholic is obliged?
It’s not okay for you to hold God’s gift of prophecy in contempt.
If a mother hands a child a coat as he leaves the house, and a child drops it in a ditch to run and play, the child is responsible for catching a cold and getting sick, not the mother.
If a trusted friend offers you professional, financial advice on an investment that you are contemplating, would you ignore it?
Is it OK for me to avoid prophecies until they receive formal approval by the Church?
The Church authorities rely on the Faithful to report their findings.
Some prophets, like St. John the Baptist, call the authorities to repentance so, of course, approval will be slow in coming.
What if the people waited for the authorities to accept the Baptist’s testimony that Jesus is the Messiah?
Jesus said: “You know how to interpret the appearance of earth and sky . . . judge for yourselves what is right!” [Lk 12:56-57]