Протоиерей Димитрий Николаевич Смирнов
Священнослужитель Русской Православной Церкви, известный церковный и общественный деятель.
Настоятель храма святителя Митрофана Воронежского на Хуторской и ещё семи церквей в Москве и Московской области.
Могу «вязать», могу «решить»
…я устал от этой безнадёжной, абсолютно безграмотной глупости. Церковь прощает? Церковь вообще никого никогда не прощает. Я как иерей Божий, властью мне данной от Бога, простирающейся до края Вселенной, могу «вязать», могу «решить».
Протоиерей Димитрий Смирнов
Стенограмма дискуссии на «Дожде» 2012-04-26
I have the authority…
Loli came in her recitation to the apparitions of the Virgin. They had talked with her about many things; some of these they could tell the people, but others they could not for: It was still a secret.
Then Father Manuel interrupted her, You must tell me everything, for I have the right to know. I am an important person.
The girl stiffened in her resistance, I cannot, I cannot. The Virgin has said not to tell these things to anyone until the day comes.
But Father Manuel ultimately weakened her resistance with these words: I tell you that I have the authority to ask you, and it is the WILL OF GOD that you tell me everything. So obey.
Then the girl became nervous, and striving very hard, started to respond to what had been commanded.
«But this was astounding» — Father Manuel told me — «I was not able to understand one single sentence. And it was not that she spoke in a low voice, or that she purposely tried to speak in an unintelligible way; it was that the strangest phenomenon resulted in her speech. Up to this point she had been talking completely normal and I understood her perfectly; but at the time she wanted to tell me the secret, it was as if her lips and her tongue did not respond to her will; there was no more than stuttering and a garble of sounds that seemed to strike against each other. I could see how she was trying hard to make herself understood; but I couldn't understand a word. It was just as if suddenly she had begun to speak the most strange and unknown language.
You see? She said to me at the end with her usual clear speech. You see? The Virgin doesn't want me to tell these things.»
Eusebio García de Pesquera O.F.M.
She Went in Haste to the Mountain
Bk.I, Ch.6: Far Away From There…