Monday, August 08, 2011

Sr Briege and Fr Kevin withdraw support of DFOT

Sr Briege McKenna and Fr Kevin Scallon have published statements on their websites announcing their withdrawal of support for the organisation Direction For Our Times which promotes Anne the Lay Apostle.

• An important notice from Sr Briege:

It is with regret that I have discerned the need to withdraw my endorsement and support of Direction for Our Times. I am praying that God’s will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.
• An important notice from Fr Kevin:

Recent information has caused me to question the authenticity of Direction for Our Times. Regretfully I’ve come to discern that I can no longer support or encourage involvement in this organization.

An earlier statement of Sr Briege, “I feel very convinced of the authenticity of the messages from Anne” was used by DFOT as an endorsement for its publications. This no longer appears on the DFOT website, which suggests that Sr Briege may have informed the organisation of her withdrawal of support and requested DFOT to remove the endorsement statement.

Obviously, Sr Briege’s conviction has changed, probably in the light of the “recent information” that Fr Kevin mentions in his statement. But we can take it that both Sr Briege and Fr Kevin are no longer convinced of the authenticity of the messages of Anne. Will other religious now reconsider their support for DFOT in the light of Sr Briege and Fr Kevin’s change of mind? 

Sr Briege and Fr Kevin are in Ireland for the month of August, leading the Intercession For Priests Retreat at All Hallows College in Dublin.