Dr. Bill Bilton, EWTN: Bishop of Birmingham stated that Caritas of Birmingham is a "business", priests do not have permission to celebrate Mass there
Date: December 10, 2011
Category: Caritas of Birmingham and "A Friend of Medjugorje" Terry Colafrancesco, Sterrett (AL), Alabama
Caritas of Birmingham - Question from Roberta on 6/18/2001: 
Is Caritas of Birmingham a legitimate place to get Our Lady's messages? This group mails out blue post cards with the monthly message. The disturbing part is the coomentary by the "Founder", who will not reveal who he or she is. The group claims to have an inside line to the happenings at Medjugorge. Some of the commentary seems overly strict and somewhat outlandish. Can you let me know whether I should continue receiving their mailings?
Answer by Bill Bilton on 6/19/2001:
Caritas of Birmingham is a controversial organization. Our local bishop has stated in the daily newspaper that it is a "business" and his priests do not have permission to celebrate Mass there. With such a negative standing with Church authority in the Diocese of Birmingham, I believe you can reach your own conclusion about the wisdom of pursuing any interest in the organization.
See also: Position of Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) and Mother Angelica on Caritas of Birmingham, Alabama
Caritas of Birmingham business still drains millions of dollars from gullible Catholics in donations. In recent years, it was annually $3-4 millions, according to words of the leader of Caritas of Birmingham, self-styled "A Friend of Medjugorje", Terry Colafrancesco in 2011.
See also: Excerpts from shocking testimonies of former members of Caritas of Birmingham 'under the sole dictates' of self-styled „A Friend of Medjugorje" (Terry Colafrancesco) -- regarding scandalous fleecing of gullible people and money related deceptions
See also: A Friend of Medjugorje (Terry Colafrancesco) fits the profile of a cult leader and his group "Caritas of Birmingham” can be classified as a cult according to criteria of International Cultic Studies Association (ICSA)
All documents quoted in this article, together with additional detailed information on Caritas of Birmingham business and self-styled "A Friend of Medjugorje" (Terry Colafrancesco) are available in English and Italian languages online at:
 Gravely disturbing testimonies of former long term residents of Caritas of Birmingham and associates of self-styled "A Friend of Medjugorje" Terry Colafrancesco, and also writings of concerned family members