Call-to-Action: "Apparition Of Martin Luther Worthy Of Belief"

(AoftheAP) Attendees at the Call-to-Action National Conference, held earlier this month in Milwaukee, were treated to a special announcement that brought cheers and tears of joy:  the apparition of “St.” Martin Luther, who had appeared to an Omaha woman over a period of seven years, has been designated as “worthy of belief” by the CTA Board of Directors.

Marjoram Fennel, a former catechist in the Archdiocese of Omaha, was warmly accepted by the CTA crowd, as she spoke to them about whom she calls her “special friend”.  “At first I thought I was seeing things, or going crazy,” she explained.  “But I soon discovered that we shared much in common, and his messages to me were comforting and uplifting.”

She was grateful to the Board for their pronouncement.  Fennel told the crowd about the apparition’s circumstances.

“It was 1996, shortly after Bishop Bruskewitz had declared that any Catholics in his diocese who belonged to Call-to-Action would be ex-communicated.  I was so distraught at this injustice.  I remember sitting at my kitchen table, full of fear and uncertainty.  Then, an image of a man appeared across the table from me.  It startled me!  And then the man spoke to me, told me his name, and said ‘I know what you’re going through, trust me.’  He sounded so nice.”

The visits occurred over a seven year period.  “Luther came every month.  He told me to persevere, to fight for justice and never trust the Pope.  His words were very encouraging.  He even suggested I should become a priest, and I still might.”

Fennel kept these visitations private, even from her Call-to-Action friends.  “I didn’t want them to think I was nuts,” she told the attendees.  “St. Martin asked me to write his messages down, and when the time was right, he said, I should make them public.”  Fennel felt that now was the time to publicize her private revelations.  “During his final visit, St Martin told me that a time would come when the Antichrist – that’s what he called the Pope – would change prayers and exert control over the People of God to such a degree that there would be much anger and unrest.  That would be the time to tell others about our meetings.”

That was back in 2oo3.  Seven years later, when the New Translation of the English Missal was released, she felt that the time had come.  “Not at first, though,” Fennel explained.  “I was still a little fearful.  But finally, about a month ago, I approached the local Call-to-Action chapter, and they immediately took my cause up to the Board of Directors.  They reviewed my journals, spoke with me over the phone, and within a week or so, they came to the decision to approve the apparitions.”

Call-to-Action intends to publish Fennel’s journal in early 2012, much to her delight.

“People need to read these messages,” she said.  And what will people get from Luther’s words?  “Two things stand out for me.  One, don’t trust the Pope.  And two, reason is the enemy of faith.”

This was not the first time CTA has reviewed a private revelation.  Back in April 2005, a purported weeping statue of Hans Kung was investigated and quickly rejected, as it was found to be the real Hans Kung really weeping.

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23 Responses to Call-to-Action: "Apparition Of Martin Luther Worthy Of Belief"

  1. Fr. Larry says:

    Your new home has not changed the enormity of your wit. Bravo!

  2. She was visited by “Luther” alright…..just not the one she thinks he is.

  3. leftfooter says:

    Brilliant, and nearly caused the usual coffee/keybord problem.

    Tweeted and Linking. God bless!

  4. Doughboy says:

    you had me until ‘marjoram fennel’ – lol

  5. Allen Troupe says:

    & so it begins. . . . .
    I am glad to see your move hasn’t dulled the sharpness of your keyboard.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Sorry – “keyboard”.

  7. If these people are serious that an apparition occurred, I’d say I was dubious about the source, as it certainly doesn’t sound heavenly.

  8. Loi Pieper says:

    So. . . . why didn’t Martin just tell her to become a Lutheran? I’m sure that would work out well – for all of us!

  9. Wow, I wonder what german beer she was drinking when she had her visions! LOL!

  10. Ioannes says:

    Was it beer, Stephen, or was it LSD or mescaline?

  11. Ioannes, it had to be beer, Luther believed in sola beer! LOL!

  12. maixv says:

    Don’t get me started on Luther. The activities director at my new place actually referred to him as a “brave man” to stand up to the Church. I had to finally ask them to change the subject.

  13. Luther was wrong on many details, but he broke the power of the bishops of Rome to impose their arrogance on Christian faith and practice. For that I eternally honor him. Now, only those who CHOOSE obedience have to render it. Theologically, I prefer Wycliffe, who wrote as a devout Roman Catholic that man has no earthly spiritual overlord but Jesus. However, Wycliffe died peacefully without effecting a revolution, and for his pains was dragged out of the grave so his bones could be burned a few decades later.

  14. alipius says:

    “Marjoram Fennel” said that Luther visited her? Well, I have it on good authority that “Basil Thyme” was visited by Pope Leo X who told him that all Luther appearances are faux.

  15. Anna Asher says:

    Why don’t these wackos who want to dance with the devils demons and venerate Luther just go be lutheran ?!

  16. gailf says:

    The last sentence is priceless! Ha ha!

  17. Donald R. McClarey says:

    This is some of the best dead on devastating satire I have read in many a moon. You need to cross post it at TAC!

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  19. This brought me to tears. Of laughter. Hysterical. Sharing it on facebook, can’t wait to see how my Protestant family reacts.

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