Akita Confirms Fatima Message…

 

Cardinal Ratzinger (Pope Benedict) on the Third Secret 

Only months after Bishop Ito approved the Akita apparitions, Cardinal Ratzinger was interviewed on November 11, 1984 by Jesus magazine, a publication of the Pauline Sisters. Within this 1984 interview  – entitled “Here is Why the Faith is in Crisis” – published to millions in Italy, Cardinal Ratzinger acknowledged that he had read the Third Secret and that it speaks of “The dangers threatening the faith and the life of the Christian, and therefore the world, and also the importance of the last times.” Cardinal Ratzinger said that the Third Secret had been suppressed since 1960 “to avoid confusing religious prophecy with sensationalism.” He also said, “But the things contained in this Third Secret correspond to what is announced in Scripture and are confirmed by many other Marian apparitions….” Howard Dee, former Philippine ambassador to the Vatican, stated that “Cardinal Ratzinger personally confirmed to me that these two messages, of Fatima and Akita, are essentially the same.” (Inside the Vatican magazine, 1998) Therefore, when Cardinal Ratzinger mentioned in his interview that the Third Secret corresponds to “other Marian apparitions,” this reference includes the Akita apparitions. But in a subsequent publication of the same Ratzinger interview in the book The Ratzinger Report, this reference:  “But the things contained in this Third Secret correspond to what is announced in Scripture and are confirmed by many other Marian apparitions….” was mysteriously deleted.  Had the Cardinal said too much?

"These two messages, of Fatima and Akita, are essentially the same.”

“These two messages, of Fatima and Akita, are essentially the same.”

How are the Fatima and the Akita apparitions similar?  Note that Cardinal Ratzinger had received a dossier of information on the Akita apparitions prior to his interview with Jesus magazine, so this information was fresh in his mind. Perhaps the following line from the Akita apparitions is the key: “The work of the devil will infiltrate even into the Church in such a way that one will see cardinals opposing cardinals, bishops against bishops.”

Comments invited… 

October: Month of the Holy Rosary…

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This thread is to pay tribute to Our Lady in the special Month of her Holy Rosary.  As ever, feel free to comment, post stories of any favours received through the Rosary that you know of personally, your favourite hymns – lyrics and videos  – I couldn’t find the hymn O Queen of the Holy Rosary except in its American version, so if anyone can find the tune we sing in our neck of the woods on YouTube, please post it here.  This is also the month of the Miracle of the Sun at Fatima (October 13th) so Fatima will, no doubt, feature large in this thread. Let’s pray especially this month for the Synod on the Family which will take place 4-25th… O Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, pray for us!

The Rigging of a Vatican Synod?

EdwardPentinbookonriggingofsynodBlogger Dominie Mary alerted me to  a best-selling book on Amazon, which I think is worthy of our attention.  Here’s the advertising blurb…

Intrigue or inexperience? Did key leaders of the recent Extraordinary Synod of Bishops try to manipulate the outcome to support a change in Catholic practice and perhaps in Catholic teaching on divorce and remarriage and same-sex activity? Did they undermine Pope Francis’ vision of an “open” discussion? Critics claim Cardinal Baldissieri, the man Pope Francis trusted to oversee the Synod’s discussion of family issues, along with some of his associates, tried to predetermine the outcome of the Synod’s deliberations and its documents. Supporters say Cardinal Baldissieri was inexperienced at running a synod and any missteps were innocent mistakes. International reporter and analyst Edward Pentin investigates the allegations, accusations, and facts surrounding the controversial meeting of select bishops of the world.  “An absolutely fascinating account of Synod 2014, especially the machinations surrounding it.”   Cardinal Wilfrid Fox Napier, Archbishop of Durban, co-president of 2015 Synod on the Family   Source

Comments invited, in the spirit of the warnings from Our Lady at Akita, Japan in 1973, that we would soon see “Cardinals against Cardinals and Bishops against Bishops…”