Notification (6 October 1995)
Questions the teaching contained in her writings, instructs bishops not to
permit dissemination of her ideas, and cautions the faithful
not to regard the writings as being from God.
Press Release (December 1996) Re-asserts
the authority of the Notification, following certain interpretations
attributed to Cardinal Ratzinger by Mrs. Ryden's followers. Also
contains a useful general statement regarding the duty of the Church's
Pastors about the dissemination of alleged private revelations.
Letter to Presidents of [certain]
Bishops Conferences (10 July 2004) Informs the presidents of
episcopal conferences, where the True Life in God movement is active,
about clarifications of her writings published in True Life in God,
vol. 10. It calls on Catholics "to follow the dispositions of the
Diocesan Bishops" with regard to participation in her ecumenical prayer
gatherings (a change from the absolute prohibition of the 1995
Notification). Nothing in this letter, however, indicates a modification
of the statement in the 1995 Notification suggesting that the writings are "merely
the result of private meditations."
Letter to Presidents of Episcopal
Conferences (25 January 2007)
Reaffirms the validity of the
doctrinal judgments of the 1995 Notification, affirms that her writings,
which are not to be considered divine revelations, must be read within
the context of the clarifications which she made to the Congregation in
2004, and notes that Catholic participation in the prayer groups
organized by the True Life in God movement are "inappropriate."