Many priests praise Medjugorje, allow it to be promoted in newsletters or on parish notice boards.
As such I was interested to read an article on the Catholic Herald website, by Francis Phillips, which contained the following gem:
what I think as a private person, or what the late pope wrote in a private letter to two friends who had sent him literature about Medjugorje, or indeed what the saintly Mother Teresa is said to have said, is neither here nor there; it is what the Church thinks that matters. What the Church thinks about alleged apparitions is left to the local Ordinary to investigate and pronounce.
Four years after the Lourdes apparitions of 1858, and after a lengthy investigation, the local bishop pronounced them authentic. In the case of Medjugorje, both Bishop Zanic of Mostar and his successor, Bishop Peric, fully investigated the phenomenon and decided that nothing supernatural was taking place.
The Church having pronounced what some friends have labelled MegaForgery as "nothing supernatural" is damning in the extreme.
The best course of action for Catholics (lay and religious) is to leave the site and the seers especially, well alone.
Again, to quote from the article, a Canadian priest says:
“The Devil doesn’t mind a few thousand people becoming better Catholics after going there if, as a result, he’s got millions of Catholics being disobedient to the authority of the Church.”