Approval of the Jesus King of All Nations Devotion
The Jesus King of All Nations Devotion has its source in revelations by Jesus to a woman mystic whom he calls “His Secretary.” These revelations began in 1988. They are contained in her Journal, found here.
The mystic who received the revelations is anonymous on the advice of her priest spiritual director, a renowned theologian, so that Jesus will be at the center of the Devotion and not herself. She is anonymous, similar to St. Catherine Laboure’ to whom the Miraculous Medal messages were revealed. She remained anonymous almost until her death.
The original messages and revelations were granted the Nihil Obstat that is a declaration that they are free from doctrinal and moral error, that they contain nothing that is contrary to faith or morals. Bishop Enrique Hernandez Rivera D.D., Bishop of Caguas, Puerto Rico, granted the Nihil Obstat on August 15, 1993. The Bishop said that he recognized “the need to foster more devotion to Our Lord and Savior Jesus the Christ, True King of All Nations.”
No Bishop or other Church authority has condemned the revelations or issued a negative judgment on them.
A man named Ronald L. Conte Jr. operates a website called Catholic Planet. He labels the revelations of Jesus King of All Nations “false” even though Bishop Rivera adjudged them to contain nothing contrary to faith or morals. Ronald L. Conte, Jr. is not a bishop or theologian recognized by the Church. He has no authority to approve or disapprove alleged revelations. That authority is reserved to the Church alone through its bishops. In fact, he approves some revelations that the Church has disapproved and he disapproves some revelations that the Church approved.
For example, he finds “trustworthy” alleged revelations to Gianna Talone Sullivan that were disapproved by her Bishop. He finds “false” the revelations to Ida Peerdeman, some of which were approved. He also finds “false” the revelations to Barnabas Nwoye of the Precious Blood Devotion which were approved and even received a Nihil Obstat and an Imprimatur from his Bishop.
For these reasons alone, the statements of Ronald L. Conte Jr. that critique revelations of Jesus King of All Nations are not worthy of belief.
The Church still stands by the rules set down in the eighteenth century by Pope Benedict XIV that “assent to apparitions is of human faith, following the rules of prudence.” We give divine faith to public revelation as authoritatively taught by the Church. For private revelations, such as in the Jesus King of All Nations Devotion, only human faith is involved.
In a document of 1907, Pope St. Pius X reiterated the rules of Benedict XIV as they had also been renewed in statements from the Congregation of Rites in 1875 and 1877 with respect to the apparitions of Lourdes and LaSalette. Pius X said, “Such apparitions or revelations have neither been approved nor condemned by the Apostolic See, but it has been permitted piously to believe them merely with human faith, with due regard to the tradition they bear.”
So, we are free to give human belief to the revelations of the Jesus King of All Nations Devotion since they do not contradict revealed faith or morals nor has the Church condemned them and there are good fruits from the mystic, the messages and the practice of the Devotion. These messages are not articles of faith but help to strengthen the faith that the Church authoritatively teaches. The Catechism of the Catholic Church #67 states, “Guided by the Magisterium (teaching authority) of the Church, the sensus fidelium (sense of the faithful) knows how to discern and welcome in these revelations, whatever constitutes an authentic call of Christ or His saints to the Church.”
The Fathers of Vatican II spoke about the prophetic office of the holy people of God, noting that the Holy Spirit distributes special graces among the faithful of every rank: “. . . these charismatic gifts are to be received with thanksgiving and consolation, for they are exceedingly suitable and useful for the needs of the Church.” Though extraordinary gifts are not to be rashly sought, Church authorities are reminded at the same time not to extinguish the Spirit, but to test all things and hold fast to that which is good. (1 Thes. 5,12 and 19-21). Prophetic revelations can be counted among the charismatic gifts that are meant for the building up of the Church.
So you can be at peace about the revelations of Jesus King of All Nations. They offer us protection and encourage us to convert, pray, to receive the sacraments, and to have hope and confidence in Jesus.
Below is a testimony from our former Bishop spiritual director.
Most Reverend Roman Danylak
Titular Bishop of Nyssa
Church of Santa Sophia, via Bocea, 478
00166, Roma, Italia
396 62 40 203
Jesus King of All Nations
September 9, 1998
To Whom it May Concern:
Praised be Jesus and Mary!
I am the spiritual advisor to the Apostolate of the Jesus King of All Nations. This devotion promotes the recognition as Jesus King of Our Hearts. It is found in scripture, and founded in the teaching of the Church.
The Director of the Apostolate is Daniel J. Lynch. Mr. Lynch is a Catholic in good standing with the Church, father of nine children, a Judge of the State of Vermont and a lawyer who gave up his law practice to serve as the Director of the Apostolate. Mr. Lynch is also the author of several books, a producer of videos and audios, and a public speaker and evangelist who has spread this mission throughout the world. Please help him to spread this mission.
The Apostolate sponsors Visitations of a large Visitation Image of Jesus King of All Nations. I presided over a consecration to Jesus and the crowning of this Image at a Mass celebrated at the Basilica Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City.
These Visitations have resulted in many conversions, healings and testimonies of divine protection. The fruits of this devotion are good. I encourage you to promote and help to spread this devotion so that the reign of Jesus King of All Nations will be recognized on earth.
Sincerely in Christ,
Roman Danylak, Bishop