The Bishop of Cleveland has issued a decree about Holy Love Ministries - Stay away from it!In March of 2010 I wrote a post about Holy Love Ministries in Ohio because a friend of mine gave me a “Rosary of the Unborn” from HLM and some printed material that concerned me enough to do a web search to learn more about it. What I found was that the bishop of Cleveland, Bishop Lennon, shared my concerns…and more. Here’s the link to the bishop’s decree concerning Holy Love Ministries and Maureen Sweeney Kyle on the website of the Diocese of Cleveland.

I’ve been trying to decide what to do with the rosary beads. I discussed this with a friend and she suggested that I use the beads and pray for Ms. Kyle. I’d like to pass along her request that all of us pray for the alleged visionary, that she may be reconciled with the bishop, that she may be faithful, that she may be humble, that she may be patient and accept the will of God, even if that will is not what she would like. These would be signs of the validity and veracity of her alleged apparitions or locutions. But those are not the signs that she has exhibited. In any case, I accept the bishop’s word and am not promoting Holy Love Ministries or anything associated with it unless and until the Church approves it.

To promote this organization, the alleged revelations, or anything associated with it, including the rosary beads they market, is to be disobedient to the bishop. I find it profoundly disturbing to see ads for this organization prominently displayed on pro-life websites run by people who should know better. I have tried to contact various ones about it but have never received a reply, which I find as disturbing as the ad placement itself.

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For an interesting article on Holy Love Ministries, Maureen Sweeney Kyle, the various activities of her organization, and the Bishop of Cleveland, along with some telling comments from HLM supporters, see this post on the Pro-Life Action League website.