Dr. Richard Geraghty, EWTN on Caritas of Birmingham: "group sounds to me very much like a cult"
Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) - Catholic Q&A
Date: March 12, 2011
Category: Caritas of Birmingham and "A Friend of Medjugorje" Terry Colafrancesco, Sterrett (AL), Alabama
Caritas of Birmingham - Question from anonymous on 12-23-2010: 
Dear Dr. Geraghty, Concerning the upcoming apparition at Caritas of Birmingham with a visionary from Medjudgorje (Marija) March 19 - March 23, 2010, advertised on their website, okay for Roman Catholics to attend? Thank you!
Answer by Richard Geraghty on 01-05-2011:
I know that Caritas of Birmingham have no official tie with the Bishop. From what I have seen on the web site, the group sounds to me very much like a cult. I would discourage attending. But I am no expert on this.
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)
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
 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