Jesus taught: “If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. Remember the word that I said to you, ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will persecute you; if they kept my word, they will keep yours also” (John 15:18-20).
The apparitions of God, Mary, angels, and saints to Maureen Sweeney-Kyle in the Cleveland, Ohio, area began in 1985. Here is the true history of this private revelation: https://www.holylove.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/A-Truthful-History-of-Holy-Love-Ministries-and-the-Apparitions.pdf . I am a 53-year-old Clevelander who knows the other side of this story, the side that is not known by most. I make no judgment on Bishop Pilla or Bishop Lennon, but neither carried out a thorough evaluation of this private revelation. The latter tried to condemn this private revelation, but, in reality, he had no authority to approve or condemn an entity that is not Catholic, such as Holy Love. Holy Love is not a Catholic mission but an ecumenical mission. It is that simple.
What is most ironic is that Holy Love was declared to be ecumenical in the 1980s per an agreement of Bishop Pilla and Holy Love’s canon lawyer. In March of 1993, Blessed Mother asked that this mission be known as “Holy Love Ministries,” an ecumenical ministry for all people and all nations. On October 4, 1993, Blessed Mother said: “The [Maranatha] spring is for all faiths, all nations, all people…” On June 26, 1995, Blessed Mother said: “My daughter, please understand, it is not for the sake of a few or many I come to you, but for all people…”
There is much more in defense of this private revelation on this page and its links: https://www.holylove.org/defending-the-mission-ministry-apparitions/ . Perhaps most convincing are heaven’s own words of defense: https://www.holylove.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/med_1516130909.pdf
Over the decades, there have been many, many miracles, cures, and conversions at the Holy Love shrine and through the multitude of messages. As Christ teaches: “every sound tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears evil fruit. A sound tree cannot bear evil fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit” (Matthew 7:17-18). And in Luke it reads: “no good tree bears bad fruit, nor again does a bad tree bear good fruit; for each tree is known by its own fruit” (6:43-44). The good fruit is abundant at Holy Love. As Fr. Rene Laurentin, Mariologist and "Prelate of His Holiness" to Pope Benedict XVI said: “In today’s climate, not even the apparitions at Lourdes would be approved by the Church.”
One final point that needs to be made is that the reach and growth of the messages and the shrine cannot be overlooked. The traditional teachings on the Christian virtues, especially love of God and neighbor, which are so essential to this private revelation, can hardly be considered controversial. This apparition will most certainly be approved in the future, but some people demand immediate approvals while the Church, on the other hand, can on occasion take centuries to approve. Private revelation is always timely, so this erroneous but widespread approach is most unfortunate. The prelates, priests, and professors responsible for spreading the idea that bishops must approve before one should believe are in grave error, and the faithful and people of the world in general are the victims. There is no more time left for approvals…
As is seen in this photograph, Maureen Sweeney-Kyle presented this private revelation personally to Pope St. John Paul II. A major adherent and promoter of Holy Love, the distinguished Archbishop Gabriel Ganaka of Jos, Nigeria (seen here behind the Holy Father), arranged the meeting that occurred in August of 1990. He was one of her spiritual advisors and his cause for canonization began in March 2007. Another spiritual advisor of hers was Rev. Francis Kenney, who had his doctorate in Theology (S.T.D.).
Official websites: www.holylove.org (primary) and www.rosaryoftheunborn.com (secondary)