In its decree, the Sacred Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) of the Holy See argued that Pope Pius XII made a “definitive” condemnation in 1951 against “the supposed apparitions” and declared they “were not of supernatural origin”
If Pope Pius XII made a “definitive confirmation” in 1951, of the decree, as the CBCP claims, then that “definitive confirmation” would be noted on the decree itself, as is the case with the July 1961 decree of the Holy Office condemning the “All Nations” apparitions in Amsterdam.
The significance of such a notation is explained in Code of Canon Law and Commentary by James Corriden et at, published by the Canon Law Society of America.
According to Canon Law, if there appears on a decree of the Holy Office such words as “With the approval of the Supreme Pontiff”, or, after consultation with the Supreme Pontiff”, then…
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