Discredited 'visionary' to appear at LA Cathedral
That's right. Vassula Ryden will be on the docket of speakers at the upcoming "Key to Christian Unity Conference" to be held at Cardinal Mahony's cathedral on January 28th.
In October 1995, the Congregration for the Doctrine of the Faith, under the direction of then Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, issued a 'notification' regarding Ryden.
" ... this Congregation requests the intervention of the Bishops so that their faithful may be suitably informed and that no opportunity may be provided in their Dioceses for the dissemination of her ideas. Lastly, the Congregation invites all the faithful not to regard Mrs. Vassula Ryden's writings and speeches as supernatural and to preserve the purity of the faith that the Lord has entrusted to the Church."A further clarification was issued by the CDF about a year later.
A host of others -- bishops and theologians, including the current Prefect of the CDF, Archbishop Levada -- have issued statements warning the faithful about the dangerous ideas and scandalous practices of Vassula Ryden. [source]
In view of these facts, one would expect the Cardinal to intervene immediately in the matter and insist that Vassula Ryden's invitation to speak at the cathedral be rescinded. Don't hold your breath, though. This is L.A., the home of the Religious Education Congress which year after year invites truckloads of Vassula types and worse to disseminate their dangerous doctrines among the unsuspecting faithful.