I was having a discussion with a NeoCath co-worker (I've mentioned him before- please pray for his conversion) yesterday. He brought up Medjugorje when I discussed the Modern popes and their condemnation of Protestants and those of other faiths. He said something to the effect of:
"well at Medjugorje, our Lady said we need to stop fighting with all these people of other faiths; if they pray to 'one God', they are praying to the same God at the end of the day. Also, its like the parable of the men who are called to work in the grove at different times during the day, and yet they are all paid the same amount for their efforts. Sometimes I get the feeling that I'm doing all this, yet someone from a different faith can get the same reward. But I want everyone to be in heaven with me!"
I told him the parable wasn't speaking of those of other faiths, but those who died in the Faith, yet converted in the end. Also, that plenty of Popes have condemned those outside the faith as not believing in the same God. I asked him, how could it be if someone denied the divinity of our Blessed Lord, one person of the Blessed Trinity, that they believed in the same God? He didn't respond to that.
Anyways- do you know of a consise list of the differences between Medjugorje and other valid Marian apparitions like Fatima, Lourdes, etc? Any links with quotes from popes and others who condemn the idea of 'everyone praying to the same god'? Thanks!