Low IQ House-Plants: It’s Not Remotely Possible That Trump Lost To Biden…

Successful Presidents of Trump’s calibre simply do not lose office to basement-dwelling opponents who can’t campaign due to cognitive degeneration that prevents them from stringing two coherent sentences together…

Martin Blackshaw, aka blogger Athanasius, was published in the print edition of the American Catholic newspaper The Remnant, 31 January, 2021.  Martin’s article graced the front page and so was read around the world. Unfortunately, however, it was not available to online readers so below we publish Martin’s article in full – originally headlined  “A Farewell To The American President: The Man Who Tried To Save The World”…

When President Trump took office in 2016 he did so with a list of promises and priorities which, for his supporters, seemed in some respects unlikely to materialise over a term of just 4 years.

He promised to build the wall, re-establish the rights of Christians, bring American jobs back home, re-write trade deals in favour of the U.S., make NATO pay its fair share of the common defence budget, withdraw from the rip-off Iran nuclear deal and Paris climate accord, end the wars in the Middle East, make China accountable and resolve the ever-present menace of North Korea. In essence, it was a plan to disrupt the Communist globalist assault on God, freedom, national security and prosperity.

He kept every one of those promises and more. He re-built and re-equipped the military, created a booming economy, oversaw tax cuts and boosted employment numbers to record levels and beyond. He also swung the balance in the Supreme Court back in favour of conservatism while adding record numbers of like judges to the lower federal courts.

In terms of promises kept and success achieved, there is no President of the United States in living memory who comes anywhere near this one for leadership, patriotism, integrity and honesty. In addition to all of this, President Trump is the first President ever to stand front and centre in defence of the unborn child, the one achievement more than any other that sets him apart as more Catholic in spirit than Pelosi, Biden, Cardinal Wilton Gregory and even Pope Francis, all of whom are in accord with the spirit of “the Prince of this world”.

So in terms of fidelity to office and country, President Donald J Trump will surely be recorded for posterity as among the few greats in American history.

President Donald J. Trump visiting Scotland: “Among the few greats in American history”…

Every objective person in the world knows that Trump won re-election on November 3 with a landslide, a fact that is perfectly obvious to anyone in possession of an IQ even marginally higher than a house plant. Successful Presidents of his calibre simply do not lose office to basement-dwelling opponents who can’t campaign due to cognitive degeneration that prevents them from stringing two coherent sentences together – it just doesn’t happen, at least not this side of the Twilight Zone.

Without the least shadow of a doubt Trump’s victory was stolen from him by pre-planned, well-orchestrated and blatant fraud that any 5-year old could recognise and no true American could ever endorse in good conscience.

So why was it endorsed? It was endorsed because “the swamp” is much deeper than Trump ever imagined, as deep in fact as the pits of Hell from whence it springs, bubbling to the surface with putrefaction in the halls of power, not least the Capitol where the hate-filled queen of impeachment reigns supreme in conspiracy and a lust for vengeance.

In terms of promises kept and success achieved, there is no President of the United States in living memory who comes anywhere near this one for leadership, patriotism, integrity and honesty

How easy it is to imagine this lamentable individual in secret meetings asking a familiar-sounding question “Is it not better that one nation should suffer than that global Socialism should perish?”

I said months ago that the Chinese virus had a twofold purpose: 1. to enable the circumventing of Constitutional safeguards in order to facilitate fraud in the U.S. election, thereby ensuring a new Administration hallmarked “Made in China”. 2. To simultaneously enable the imposition of Beijing totalitarianism on all other nations of the world, thereby fulfilling the Communist objective of revolutionary subjugation of the West without a shot being fired.                                                                                                    

In the name of this virus we have seen the most extraordinary eradication of freedoms and civil liberties everywhere without regard for established law and even those “Human Rights” our leaders have declared for decades to be sacrosanct.

Employing the psychology of fear through the controlled media they have been able to achieve what they could never have hoped to achieve by any other means, convincing vast numbers of people on earth of a viral “silent assassin” while in reality it was cover for a vicious clampdown on growing populism in the U.S., the UK, Europe and Brazil, populism that threatened to sweep Communism and China’s ambitions aside. They dubbed this counter strategy for regaining control “The Great Reset”.

That it is a diabolic assault on the free world is evident in the particular targeting of religion and small to medium businesses, electronic surveillance of the masses, neighbourhood snitching to the authorities, huge arbitrary fines for accused rule breakers, police brutality including the tearing of screaming children from the arms of their mothers, entering homes without cause to arrest even heavily pregnant women for merely voicing opposition to lockdowns on social media, punching disabled women to the ground during peaceful demonstrations, etc., etc.

The list of evils goes on and on and none of it has anything to do with protecting and promoting health, as suicide and mental breakdown cases skyrocket alongside hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of cases of suspended treatment for people with genuine life-threatening illnesses.

Now the same tactics are being used to demonise, de-platform and de-legitimise President Trump, his colleagues and associates, his friends and his followers.

Without the least shadow of a doubt Trump’s victory was stolen from him by pre-planned, well-orchestrated and blatant fraud that any 5-year old could recognise and no true American could ever endorse in good conscience.

With lawless arrogance “Big Tech” has set about silencing the justly-outraged voices of Trump and the MAGA movement in the same way it suppressed the voices of eminent scientists, doctors, law professors and other distinguished experts who contradicted the official narrative, making use of such neutralising sound bites as “conspiracy theory” “unsubstantiated claim”,  “Misinformation” and other generalisations to excuse their trampling of the First Amendment. Same people, same tactics, same Communist ideology, same source – China!

Now there are foreboding signs that it will not stop at mere silencing as a brutal purge of conservatives begins to manifest. 

Senators Cruz, Hawley and others have already been decried as “Nazis” and proposed for punishment by “the House” while other Republican lawmakers around the country are threatened with the spectre of criminal charges for challenging the election results.

In New York, Rep. Elise Stefanik has been removed from her Harvard University position on the school’s political advisory committee, payback for her public remarks challenging the election result, while Rudy Giuliani, Trump’s lawyer, faces calls for his disbarment.

In other worrying developments, honorary titles are being stripped from pro-Trump politicians, book deals are being cancelled and large corporate donors such as AT&T, Airbnb, Dow and Marriot are withdrawing financial support from all GOP Reps who questioned the election.

As regards ordinary citizens, two women have recently been kicked off a Delta Airlines flight, having been overheard defending Trump during a private conversation. At the same time, any and all who can be identified as having participated in the January 6 protest rally in DC, regardless of activity, are having their names placed on a “no fly” list.

We can see the direction this purge is moving in. Following the convenient and all too predictable storming of the Capitol building on January 6, a breach that scuppered Trump’s last hope for justice and the public’s last hope of hearing the truth, the MAGA movement is set to be outlawed as an internal threat to national security while the part played by certain Antifa operatives is airbrushed out of existence.

It’s just getting started, wait until President Trump leaves office on January 20, assuming he is accorded that courtesy given Nasty Nancy’s impeachment attempt backed by the treachery of Mitch McConnell, whose wife and family members are up to their eyeballs in business relationships with the CCP. These people will do whatever it takes to ensure that Trump cannot run for office again.

If he does leave with his presidential integrity in tact they will hound him and his family with false accusations of criminality, tax avoidance and whatever else they can conjure up in their black souls while they persecute with increasing brutality his core support.

Speaking of black souls, it seems appropriate to wrap this up with an interesting, if tragic, observation.

We have seen how “deep State” and “deep Church” have come together to destroy this good man and what he stands for, particularly the reprehensible part played by Pope Francis who is known for his undermining remarks relating to Trump and his Administration. This is the same Pope who betrayed the underground Chinese Catholic Church through a secret Vatican deal with the CCP.

That aside, Catholics at all levels would appear to have held lead roles in the business of destroying the Trump legacy. From Pelosi and Biden in politics, not forgetting Republican Senator Patrick Toomey, the most vociferous after nasty Nancy in calling for a Trump impeachment, to former Attorney General Bill Barr, who astoundingly declared “no electoral fraud” and whose DOJ suppressed the Hunter Biden laptop revelations linking the Biden family to Chinese and Ukrainian money, among other things.

Then there’s the part played by VP Mike Pence, a man who long ago apostatised from the Catholic Church and who, true to form, betrayed Trump when he had the Constitutional authority to right the wrong during the Congressional count of ballots. 

Let us also consider the cowardice of the Supreme Court justices who failed Trump with excuses of procedural inadequacy when called upon to hear a very serious Constitutional case of great importance to the nation. Six out of the nine SCOTUS justices are baptised Catholics, including Chief Justice John Roberts.                                                            

In terms of the Covid-19 façade that facilitated the electoral fraud, two of the most influential enablers of this Beijing plot have been Dr. Anthony Fauci, a Jesuit-educated apostate, who now fancies himself a humanist, of all things, and apostate UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the first world leader to congratulate Joe Biden on his victory before the electoral college had even officially announced it. Johnson has since gone on public record blaming Trump for the events of January 6.    

What we see now in America is the fall of the last bastion of freedom in the world to the “errors of Russia”, as foretold by Sister Lucy in 1946, all other nations having already succumbed years ago to cultural Marxism. But who could have guessed that it would be by the intrigues of bad Catholics that the fall would come about?

In 1946, Sister Lucia told American historian William Thomas Walsh
that Our Lady had warned that every country in the world, including the USA, would be overcome by Communism

With incredible foresight, President Trump recently lamented this cultural Marxism as being responsible for the violence that broke out in all those Democrat controlled States some months back, declaring that Antifa, BLM, WOKE and the “Cancel Culture” are products of decades of infiltration by Marxists into all institutions of American academia.

I suspect events in DC on January 6 are rooted also in this and I agree with the President that it certainly underpins the steal, otherwise described by him as “a massive criminal enterprise”.

Conclusion

From a human perspective, President Trump along with so many other people of good will in the world must feel disconsolate and discouraged, having witnessed an unprecedented level of corruption and cowardice within the political and judicial systems they thought they could trust.

Darkness has now enveloped the whole earth, having first darkened the Church at Vatican II. It’s the Third Secret chastisement in its full terrifying reality, the consequence of infidelity on the part of conciliar popes and bishops who have consistently denied Our Lady’s request for a consecration of Russia to her Immaculate Heart, preferring instead their own pathetic vision of a conciliar new humanism. Blind guides indeed!

The good news is the present evil will be very short lived; For Our Lady has already promised us that in the end her Immaculate Heart will triumph, Russia will be converted and the world will be granted a period of holy peace. She said it would be late, but it will happen.

If ever there was a time when all seemed lost, it is now with the complete subjugation of the world under Communist totalitarianism, yet popes have admonished us that it is precisely at such times of apparent defeat that victory is imminent, as in the Gospel account of the disconsolate disciples on the road to Emmaus.

Again, Our Lady foretold these times at Quito more than four centuries ago and has promised that just when Satan thinks he has the victory she will intervene in a sudden and miraculous way to snatch it from his hand. We have no reason to be discouraged when we have heaven on our side!

Comments invited…
Reflecting on the above commentary  in the context of the unfolding policies of the Biden administration, the key question for discussion is this:  do you agree with those low IQ house-plants? 

England: Restrictions to Ease Soon? Scotland Calling… Earth to Nicola… 

Comment: 

Looks like some temporary relief is on the horizon for our cousins south of the border, if only because – according to Steve Baker MP – Easter is a very busy time for the hospitality sector, pubs and restaurants… Er, churches tend to be pretty busy around Easter as well, coincidentally, would you believe. The Bishops must, without any hesitation, announce the re-opening of churches without consulting either Government officials or the virus. God will take care of both.

So, here we have Steve Baker MP in very optimistic mood, talking as if the English population is possibly going to have their freedoms handed back in the near future.  Really?  I wonder if they will be accepting asylum seekers from Scotland… Nicola, are you listening? 

Elsewhere on talkRADIO this morning, we heard Peter Hitchens reminding us that, having handed over our freedom, we won’t be getting it back.  He did say that there would be (as has been the case to date) some easing of restrictions, a certain amount of freedom permitted and then there will be another fear-filled reason why we need to have the restrictions imposed yet again, if not another full-blown lockdown. 

So, who do you think is closer to the truth – Peter Hitchens or Steve Baker MP?   

IS talkRADIO “The Home Of Free Speech”? Just Ask Peter Hitchens… 

Comment:

The censored segment in the Mike Graham/Peter Hitchens interview is very significant.  Peter Hitchens isn’t saying anything that has not been said on this blog many times. So, what do the executives at talkRADIO know that the rest of us have not been told? Guesses welcome…  

Having lived in the Soviet Union – and he makes frequent references to the fact – Peter seems to be more aware than just about anyone else in the world of journalism/media that what is going on right now in the UK has led us into living life as populations do under Communist dictatorships. 

If only we could find an informed and committed Catholic journalist who would speak up in the same confident way,  with the ability to concisely explain the 1917 Fatima apparitions, including the later prophecy revealed by the Fatima seer, Sr Lucia; in an interview with American Historian Professor William Thomas Walsh in 1946,  Sr Lucia said that every country in the world would be overtaken by Communism, reinforcing the earlier warnings that Communism would spread unless the Pope & Bishops consecrate Russia to Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart.  Russia, the first nation to publicly disown the very existence of God in its governance, has to be given back to God, and until that happens in the manner prescribed at Fatima, the world (and Church) will continue in turmoil. 

So, please… is there a Catholic journalist in the house? 

Fatima Prophecies Unfolding Before Our Very Eyes – Global Communism Is Here! 

Comment:

Our Lady told the three little seers at Fatima that Russia would spread her errors.  This, in July, 1917 before the Communist Revolution had taken place in Russia.

Our Lady “messaged” the children, before “messaging” became the fashion… they were to let it be known to the Church authorities that unless Russia were consecrated to her Immaculate Heart, the errors of Russia would spread across the world. 

Successive popes have failed to carry out this instruction; they were told that they must pray this consecration with all the bishops of the world on the same day, and that thereafter, Russia – the first ever nation to publicly deny the very existence of God in its governance – would be converted and a period of world peace would follow. The popes failed to obey and so the errors of Russia did spread, notably the error of atheistic totalitarian governance – first to China and thereafter to other nations. There cannot be peace in the world until Russia is consecrated – that is, until atheistic Russia is given back to God. 

As we can see, totalitarian governance is spreading fast, far and wide.  The current pontiff seems highly unlikely to effect the consecration of Russia.  Our Lady did say that it would be done, but it would be late.  It’s certainly very late, now. 

So, perhaps now is a good time to reflect on the fact that we are living through the unfolding of this particular part of the Fatima prophecies – the spread of Communism.  How much longer before we are blessed with a pope who will consecrate Russia? And what might be the likely geo-political context for that consecration? 

We keep asking what can be done about our situation; we feel helpless, finding ourselves forced to live under the yoke of tyrannical rule, dressed up as concern for our health.  Prayer is obviously essential…  Is that all we can do?  Prayer and penance?  Anything else? 

Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us!  Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us!   

7/10: Feast of the Holy Rosary… For Your Diary – Public Rosary in Glasgow, 10/10 

Comment: 

The above hymn is set to a different tune from that with which most of us in Scotland grew up, but which is nowhere to be found on YouTube.  In any event, it’s a pretty tune, and gives honour to Our Lady on this beautiful Feast of the Most Holy Rosary

Notice. . . 

Our blogger Catherine has been asking us, for many months now, to publicise a Rosary for the specific intention of the Consecration of Russia, in the manner requested by Our Lady of Fatima. We are pleased to comply with Catherine’s request, given the fact that our political situation is now increasingly serious. We find ourselves living under a very different type of governance where our leaders  now simply issue orders – “rule by decree” – which is typical of totalitarian regimes. Our personal and religious freedoms have been removed  in the name of a virus which is harmless in most people who  become infected, and which contributes to the death of very few indeed.  Initially sold to us as a temporary measure, it is very clear that the drastic changes to our way of life are here to stay – indefinitely.  Elsewhere on this blog you will find evidence of the intention of the world’s “elite” to use the Coronavirus in order to “reset” the world.  Sound like a conspiracy theory?  As long as you don’t mind being proved wrong, click here

At Fatima, Our Lady warned that Russia would spread her errors, and chief amongst those errors is Communism.  Using fear of the Coronavirus, the Governments of the UK have managed to remove our personal and religious freedoms, promising that this is a temporary measure to prevent the spread of this non-deadly virus. 

Fear has now gripped the population, including the clergy; priests and bishops are pledged to co-operate in implementing Government rules and regulations in our churches. Thus, we are happy to comply with Catherine’s request for a public rosary specifically dedicated to praying for the graces necessary to bring the Pope and Bishops of the world to see the need to  obey Our Lady and properly consecrate Russia to her Immaculate Heart. 

Arrangements for Public Rosary, Saturday, 10 October, 3pm. . . 

Meet at the Clyde Walkway, opposite St Andrew’s Catholic Cathedral on Clyde Street, Glasgow, at 3pm

Father Stephen Dunn will lead the fifteen decades of the Rosary, as well as the very short Litany of Our Lady of Loretto and the Prayer to St Michael, Archangel. 

A friend of Catherine’s has offered to bring a bier holding a statue of Our Lady of Fatima, which means that we may be able to process during the Rosary. We will either stand to pray or process. 

We ask everyone who can manage to come along, because public prayer is very powerful, very pleasing to God at the best of times and especially at this time, given that He has been denied the worship due to Him for months now, because of State control over the Church.

This thread will remain open for questions – Catherine will respond to any enquiries in the comments below. 

Our Lady, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, pray for us!  

Glasgow Priest-Policeman To Un-Masked Layman: Obey Or Forfeit Sacraments…

St Mungo’s, Townhead, Glasgow

Catholic Truth blogger Athanasius, aka Martin Blackshaw, writes…

In what can only be described as providential timing, I encountered first-hand on Saturday the evil that Fr. Dunn warned of in his letter challenging the bishops of Scotland on their Covid-19 response measures.

The venue of my bitter experience was St. Mungo’s church in Glasgow’s Townhead, the source of the evil was the superior of the Passionists there, Fr. Frank Keevins.

Having clearly been tipped off that I had entered the church for Confession, dismissing, as is my Catholic duty, the faithless and dehumanising house rules for entry imposed by Scotland’s wayward hierarchy, Fr. Keevins skulked around outside awaiting my departure in order to “have a word”

The word mumbled from behind his pitiful little face covering was that unless I conform to the Covid-19 tyranny of the State, as per the capitulation of the bishops and their clerical enforcers, I will not be allowed to enter that particular House of God again. In fine – no mask, no Sacraments.

Two Gospel texts came to my mind as he spoke; one being Our Lord’s condemnation of the Pharisees who close the kingdom of heaven to souls, neither entering themselves, the other His just wrath visited upon the worldly Temple moneychangers.

Imagine Our Saviour turning up in the flesh at St. Mungo’s today only to be greeted by a masked usher asking for His contact details, squirting him

with sanitiser, handing him a State muzzle and offering to guide Him to one of the few pews not taped off. I think it fair to conclude that having turned away from that worldly place, emptied of God, there would not be left a stone upon a stone.

No matter how hard I tried to explain this reality to Fr. Keevins, reminding him of the very grave evil he was perpetrating, evil that could well result in the loss of his own immortal soul, he remained unmoved and resolute. His response was a flippant “I will take that risk” as he sought refuge in “blind obedience” to the bishops – that monumental error of our time that robs the free children of God of their liberty on the whim of abusive ecclesiastical authority.

This recourse of Fr. Keevins to blind obedience rather reminded me of the pathetic defence of the Nazis at Nuremberg who sought to justify their wickedness with the line “I was only obeying orders”.

To be absolutely clear on this point, it is the teaching of the Church that subordinates must obey the legitimate ecclesiastical authority in all that is consistent with the faith handed down. However, it is equally incumbent upon them to refuse obedience when the ecclesiastical authority issues commands that are detrimental to the faith and harmful to souls.

There is no question that by their treacherous compliance with unjust secular laws relating to Covid-19, laws that subordinate the superior supernatural authority of the Church to the inferior State, trampling the freedom and dignity of Christ’s flock along the way, these worldly bishops and priests must be resisted by all Catholics who retain a true sense of the faith and zeal for the honour of God.

It has been patently obvious for several months now that Covid-19 represents no threat to health for 99.7% of the global population; this is verified both by official statistics and the declarations of the world’s leading scientists.

Hence this unholy behaviour of our clerical superiors, unprecedented in ecclesiastical history even during times of real plague, is proof positive that the Church is presently undergoing a great crisis of faith in her clergy, a crisis that demands of the faithful serious discernment in the grave matter of which priests they entrust their salvation to.

The Redemptorist missionary admonition of tradition reads “You have one life to live and one soul to save; death will come soon, then heaven or hell for all eternity”. With these words of true wisdom ever present in our minds let us all resolve to reject the spirit of “the Prince of this world” that so many bishops and priests have succumbed to – and are trying to subject us to.

Our clear duty is to seek out faithful clergy, supernatural men of God noted for their love of God and their spiritual zeal for souls. These, in my experience, are generally priests who celebrate the ancient Latin Mass of the saints and martyrs and are conspicuous for their Eucharistic devotion, rejecting the much-abused, irreverence-inducing indult of Communion in the hand to standing communicants.

While they are by far the minority these days, often disdained and marginalised by their worldly bishops and confreres, these are the priests whose voice resonates within our souls as the true voice of the Good Shepherd.

Comment: 

To date, only one priest has gone on the record in Scotland (and, as far as we know, in the entire UK) to express his shock at the way the Bishops are implementing Government Covid-19 restrictions, placing themselves at the service of the State – that is to say, they have chosen to serve Man not God. This, of course, contradicts the Gospel imperative: Our Lord teaches very clearly that we cannot serve two masters – we must choose God or the world.  If we try to serve both, we will come to hate the one and love the other (Luke 16:13)  The Bishops of  Scotland and the wider UK seem to have made their choice. This, of course, has been true for many years now, so we are entitled to ask if, in fact, they have come to hate God. They certainly do not appear to love Him more than the corrupt politicians from whom they are taking their orders, turning the Father’s House into a den of thieves. 

But, what about the rest of us? Martin Blackshaw has made his position crystal clear: he’ll be complying with this ridiculous Covidiocy around ten years after Cadbury ceases chocolate-making.  But what about you and me – will we go along with these outrageous restrictions through fear of fines and imprisonment? Are we likely to choose God over Nicola Sturgeon, in the absence of the kind of moral and spiritual leadership which we have a right to expect from our religious leaders?  Bishops and priests are clearly afraid of the possibility of finding themselves with a criminal conviction, and their fear is understandable… until, that is, we recall the many priest-martyrs at the time of the Reformation who were criminalised  – and executed  (our own Scottish martyr, John Ogilvie SJ included) – simply for refusing to stop offering Holy Mass.  Quite a standard – sets the bar very high for us all. 

So… what now?  Should priests who refuse the Sacraments to non-compliant laity, be disciplined?  Share your thoughts…   

            Immaculate Heart of Mary,          pray for us!  

The Terrible Emotional Impact of Covid-19 & Lockdown – Is This Irreparable? 

Comment: 

The above is  not the video I had planned to post.  I had planned to post a very short video from the Anna Brees channel which I watched last night but which appears to have been removed by Anna, which is a pity.  In that short video, Anna was expressing her own emotional response, very calmly,  to the ongoing restrictions; very honestly, she revealed her sadness and sense of (almost) despair.  She seemed close to tears at one point.  It was very moving.  I’m guessing that she may have removed it out of sense of duty, not to make the rest of us feel depressed, given that her video interviews – some of which we’ve featured on this blog – are always upbeat and informative.  I wish she’d left the video online because it made me think more, not less of her. She is a person of integrity and I can’t see anyone thinking any less of her because of her honest appraisal of the impact of our “new normal” way of life on her emotional health.  She speaks for more people than, I think, she probably realises.  I say this because…

By coincidence, if there is such a thing,  I had been in conversation earlier with a friend who told me that she was increasingly downhearted about the whole situation and sometimes came close to tears thinking about life as it is now.  I was able to tell her that I feel exactly the same.  It’s difficult to think and act as if everything is normal, when it’s not, and there is no end in sight. “Six months”, the Governments of the UK say – but who trusts them these days?  Who trusts the mainstream media, especially the TV news channels?  If you come across anyone who does, tell them I can get them a great discount on the Forth Road Bridge.     

Feel free to post updates on the Coronavirus “crisis” on this thread, as usual, but also seek to give reasons why people become a bit downhearted.  Is it because we wonder if this virus will ever go away?  Will life ever return to normal?  Or is it because we fear that the virus is being used as the excuse to change the way we are governed, to condition us to accept tyrannical “rule by decree” forever, wondering if this suffering will ever pass?

Happily, informed Catholics know that yes, it will pass, once the Pope and Bishops consecrate Russia to Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart in the manner prescribed in the Fatima apparitions.   As the Church remains in crisis, with the worst ever pontiff in history at the helm,  this does not look likely to happen in the very near future, so, naturally, in the meantime, we are all being tested in our personal response to the oppressive government measures which are taking away our individual freedoms.

IS the emotional turmoil caused by this public health “crisis”, the lockdown and continuing restrictions irreparable?  If not, then, in your opinion, humanly speaking, how can it be repaired?  More prayer, of course.  Anything else?                                                                                     

Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary… 

Comment: 

As more lockdowns are being imposed in England today, with the World Health Organisation warning of another two years of this virus “crisis” (the WHO says it may be over in less than two years, which leaves open the possibility of an even longer period) we need to redouble our prayers to Our Lady, and today’s Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary is a perfect opportunity. 

As with all our Feast days threads, bloggers are  invited to offer their concerns about relevant issues (in this case, patently obvious issues and concerns) as well as favourite prayers and hymns to pay tribute to Our Lady.  I’m sure we will all pray especially today, for the Consecration of Russia to Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart, as requested by Our Lady at Fatima. 

A very happy Feast day to one and all, secure in the knowledge of Our Lady’s promise, when she prophesied these times:  “In the end, my Immaculate Heart will triumph”.  Deo gratias! 

13 May – Feast of Our Lady of Fatima… 103 Anniversary of the Apparitions

Fatima Shrine Closed To Pilgrims – First Time in over a Century…

Denver Newsroom, May 7, 2020 / 03:48 pm (CNA).- For the first time in over a century, the annual May 13 celebrations at the Fatima shrine will take place without the physical presence of pilgrims, the bishop of Fatima confirmed this week.

Cardinal Antonio Marto said in a May 3 statement that the celebrations for the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima “will take place as was announced April 6, without the physical presence of pilgrims, in the name of prudence to avoid the risk of spreading the novel coronavirus.”

“As planned in conjunction with the civil authorities, the May 12 and 13 celebrations for this year cannot have the physical presence of the pilgrims and will be transmitted by broadcast and digital media,” he continued.

The cardinal explained that hosting “an unpredictable multitude of people” gathering at a time when the coronavirus pandemic is still a serious threat would go against the efforts of health authorities to gradually lift restrictions imposed to slow the spread of the virus.

“We therefore respect, in an attitude of collaboration with the competent civil authorities, the guidelines for these celebrations to be held with a symbolic presence of participants,” Marto said.

The clarification over the Fatima feast day came as the Portuguese government gradually begins to ease restrictions that had been put in place in response to the pandemic, prompting speculation over whether the May 13 celebrations would be able to take place as normal. The annual event typically draws hundreds of thousands from around the world to the shrine.  Read more at  Source – Catholic World Report

Comment: 

Judging from the above report, it seems that it might have been possible to allow the celebrations to take place as usual – and that would have been very fitting; a return to normality marked by the Fatima celebrations.  Interesting that the Cardinal didn’t push for that.  Interesting, but not too surprising these days when – in contrast to the Fatima Message – contemporary churchmen are more concerned with the health of the body than the health of the soul. 

Still, we take a different view here, so share your knowledge about Fatima, your favourite parts of the Fatima events, hymns and prayers special to you, and your thoughts on the astounding miracle of the sun. Additionally, tell us if you think there is any relationship between the ongoing pandemic  and Fatima, and if you have any ideas about when the Consecration of Russia will take place in the manner prescribed by God and revealed through Our Lady, be sure to let us know.

Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us!   

Pope Calls For ‘Laudato Si’ Week in May – But Isn’t Fatima More Urgent?

See the source imageVatican City, Mar 3, 2020 / 09:57 am (CNA).- Pope Francis is calling on Catholics to participate in “Laudato si’ Week” in May to encourage care for our common home.

“I renew my urgent call to respond to the ecological crisis. The cry of the earth and the cry of the poor cannot wait anywhere,” Pope Francis said in a video message published March 3.

The video shows young protesters yelling, “Climate justice, now” juxtaposed with images of wildlife in Africa and a beached whale.
Laudato si’ Week, sponsored by the Dicastery for Integral Human Development will take place May 16-24. The date marks the 5th anniversary of the publication of Pope Francis’ encyclical on integral human ecology.

The Global Catholic Climate Movement and Renova + are facilitating the campaign.

The Laudato si’ Week website recommends Catholics participate by engaging elected representatives, conducting an energy audit, or divesting in fossil fuels. It also recommends the option to “represent your commitment with a symbolic gesture,” such as planting a tree or attending a climate strike.

Laudato si’, which means “Praise be to You,” was published June 18, 2015, and was dated May 24. Pope Francis took the name for the encyclical from St. Francis of Assisi’s medieval Italian prayer “Canticle of the Sun,” which praises God through elements of creation such as Brother Sun, Sister Moon, and “our sister Mother Earth.”  Click here to read entire report

Comment:

Our Lady of Fatima warned that if her message is heeded  there will be a period of peace in the world. If not, various nations would be annihilated and there would be anything but peace in the world (to paraphrase…) 

Immaculate Heart of Mary
pray for us!

This from the Fatima Center website, in summary: …the Pope is designated as the one primarily responsible for future peace: “God asks the Holy Father… ” The peace of the world, we are told in the Fatima Message, depends upon the Pope and the world’s bishops obeying the request for the Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. It cannot and will not come about through any other means. Source

So, why – in the very month dedicated to Our Lady – would the Pope (any pope!) dedicate a week to a gimmicky political cause, at a time when the world is in turmoil through wars and diseases, and yet continue to ignore the most important event of the 20 century – the Fatima prophecies which contain the means to restore good order and peace in the world.  St Paul wasn’t kidding when he told the Ephesians that “…our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers of the world of this darkness, against the spirits of wickedness in the high places (Ephesians 6:12)

To combat this wickedness, St Paul exhorted the Ephesians to “put on the armour of God” which, in our times,  includes the Consecration of Russia.  Little (Saint) Jacinta urged prayers for the Pope.  Let’s answer that plea – urgently – before the diabolical disorientation in the Church and the world which we are witnessing right now, worsens.