Anne a lay apostle: 2021

Back in 2006, I began to watch the rather curious case of the alleged locutionist Kathryn Ann Clarke, who goes by the name “Anne a lay apostle.”

In 2012, I published an article about her with Catholic Stand that made several serious observations against Clarke’s credibility as a “locutionist.”* To this day, no one has refuted these observations.

Since this article, nothing that has come to my attention about Clarke and her Direction for our Times organization (DFOT) has allayed my concerns about her claims. Word has recently gone out from DFOT that Kathryn has allegedly received new locutions. As of the time of this writing, three have been published by DFOT. I have all three, but the second one alarms me and for a couple of reasons, only one of which I will discuss here.

Dated November 2, 2021 and titled as “Jesus To The Church,” here is what DFOT claims Jesus has said to Kathryn:

When times become unstable, as happens throughout the history of humanity, these believers become more spiritually confident, more willing to detach from the world and from expectations for their individual lives. How difficult it is for me to articulate that even in battle my followers are kind, loving, and also firm.

Here is an image of the E-mail with the text in question:

I have a theological objection to this language of “How difficult it is for me to articulate….”

As the Omnipotent God, it is unbecoming for Jesus to speak in this way. He certainly never found it “difficult” to say what needed to be said while He was with us on earth. Truly, Jesus said quite the opposite:

I am come a light into the world; that whosoever believeth in me, may not remain in darkness. And if any man hear my words, and keep them not, I do not judge him: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world. He that despiseth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him; the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day. For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father who sent me, he gave me commandment what I should say, and what I should speak. And I know that his commandment is life everlasting. The things therefore that I speak, even as the Father said unto me, so do I speak (John 12:46-50, Douay-Rheims).

I need not say anything further. Scripture testifies against Kathryn Clarke on this point and DFOT should have known better than to publish this alleged locution.

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* While writing this post, I was happy to learn that my review was noticed and mentioned on Amazon’s customer review page for one of Kathryn’s books.