No one is required to believe private revelation but it is there to build up our faith, if we choose to believe. In our experiences, those who have offered to share their stories have been humble and quiet about their experience and yet we have found that each story, to this point, has been consistent with other experiences of saints and mystics thereby making their stories easy to believe.
Declaration for qualifying private apparitions: By decree of the congregation for the Propagation of the Faith approved by the Pope, Paul VI, on October 14, 1966 (AAAS 58, 1186), it is no longer required to have “Nihil Obstat and “imprimatur” for publications about new apparitions, private revelations, prophecies, miracles, etc., provided that they contain nothing which contravenes faith and morals.
Catholic Catechism #67: Throughout the ages, there have been so-called “private” revelations, some of which have been recognized by the authority of the Church. They do not belong, however, to the deposit of faith. It is not their role to improve or complete Christ’s definitive Revelation, but to help live more fully by it in a certain period of history. Guided by the Magisterium of the Church, the sensus fidelium knows how to discern and welcome in these revelations whatever constitutes an authentic call of Christ or his saints to the Church. Christian faith cannot accept “revelations” that claim to surpass or correct the Revelation of which Christ is the fulfillment, as is the case in certain nonChristian religions and also in certain recent sects which base themselves on such “revelations”.