Fatima Explains The World in Crisis Today – As Communism Spreads Fast…

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As we approach the 104th  anniversary of the first apparition at Fatima, 13th May, 1917, also the Feast of the Ascension this year, we would do well to recall the suffering which has resulted from the failure of successive popes to obey the command from Heaven to consecrate Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.  As the first ever Communist country – that is, the first country to publicly deny the very existence of God in its governance – Russia has to be “given back to God” so to speak.  A person or (in this case) a nation,  is set apart through “consecration” – a special prayer or ceremony which makes that person sacred, holy,  pleasing to God. 

Take the time required to watch both videos, and reflect, as you watch the video on the Gulag Archipelago, that it is a mistake to think that history will  not repeat itself.  We are already in the grip of totalitarianism – imposed under the pretext of protecting us from “the virus”.  The short spells of comparative freedom are always accompanied by restrictions on that same freedom and some excuse or other (a new “variant” of “the virus”) is used to restore lockdowns.  This is the pattern already embedded in our national life and the national life of countries across the world.  It’s not a coincidence, and it’s got nothing whatsoever to do with any virus. 

The Fatima prophecies continue to unfold before our very eyes.  See, in the short video below about the hard labour camps in Russia after the Communist takeover, Stalin’s Answer to the Failure of Successive Popes to Consecrate Russia, and prepare for more of the same unless God’s warnings – delivered in person by His Mother – are heeded.  God chose to warn us of what was to come in both the Church and the world:  it had to be serious for Him to send Our Lady to prepare us.  If we didn’t believe the prophecies before, we must surely believe them now because we are living through the imposition of Communism as we were warned would happen back in 1917. 

Watch both videos and then pray especially fervently in this Month of Mary that the Consecration of Russia will be effected soon. Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us! 

If you think I’m over-stating the case for the urgent Consecration of Russia, if you believe I’m exaggerating, feel free to say so. All I can think of to say at this stage is…    Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us!   Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us!   

Vatican II “Not From God”- New Mass/Attacks on Our Lady = Proof… 

May 6, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) – In a new interview, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò [left] has once more returned to the topic of the Second Vatican Council, the loss of Marian devotion followed by that Council, as well as the deficiencies of the Novus Ordo Mass.

Speaking with the Italian website Radio Spada – this is the second instalment of two parts of an interview (here part one) – the Italian prelate sees a satanic involvement in the decline of devotions to Our Lady after the Council and explains that “the gift of my ‘conversion’ – of my becoming aware of the conciliar deception and the present apostasy – became possible thanks to my constant devotion towards the Blessed Mother, which I have never ceased to have.” Describing how Our Lady has been undermined – even denied in her role as Co-Redemptrix – Archbishop Viganò points out that “what unites heretics of all times is their intolerance of the cult reserved for the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Marian doctrine it presupposes and of which it is the liturgical expression.”

For him, there is no doubt that the Holy Trinity “is pleased to share the work of Redemption with Our Lady,” to whom so many special gifts had been granted, including her immaculate conception and her perpetual virginity.

The prelate, moreover, discusses the problem of the Second Vatican Council and the fact that “the conciliar Church was embracing the liturgical and doctrinal positions of Protestantism.” Part of that Protestantization of the Church after Vatican II can be seen in the diminishment of the Marian devotions. States the archbishop:

The decline of Marian devotion after the Council is only the latest expression, and I would say the most aberrant and scandalous, of the aversion of Satan towards the Queen of Heaven. It is one of the signs that that assembly did not come from God, just as those who dare even to question the titles and merits of the Most Holy Virgin do not come from God. On the other hand, what son would allow his own mother to be put down in order to please his father’s enemies? And how much more serious is this abject complicity with heretics and pagans when the honor of the Mother of God and our Mother is at stake?    

As can be seen here, Archbishop Viganò goes so far as to conclude that a council that led to the undermining of the Blessed Mother could surely not “come from God.”   

         Immaculate Heart of Mary,           pray for us!

In his view, “Christ cannot address the Father with a perfect voice – which the Innovators call the ‘Extraordinary Form’ – and at the same time with an imperfect voice, winking at the enemies of God, in an ‘Ordinary Form.’”

In light of these strong criticisms of the Novus Ordo Mass, Archbishop Viganò explains that at this point, he believes that the current situation has to be accepted for a certain time, “as a transitory phase,” in which the traditional Liturgy can continue to spread, thereby “doing much good to souls, in view of a necessary return to the One Catholic Rite and to the indispensable abolition of its conciliar version.” That is to say, Viganò thinks that the Novus Ordo Mass needs to be abolished at some point in history. He states:

Let us not forget that in the Liturgy the Church addresses herself to the Majesty of God, not to men; the baptized, living members of the Church, unite together in liturgical prayer by means of the Sacred Ministers, who are “pontiffs” between them and the Most Holy Trinity. To make the liturgy into a sort of anthropocentric event is most alien to the Catholic spirit.  Source 

Comment:

My first reaction on reading the above was “hear hear – bring back the ‘old normal’ to the Church, as well as to our secular society, and the sooner the better. And I don’t recall much of a transition phase when they thrust the new Mass upon us, so let that ‘transitory phase’ be short and not-too-sweet.”  That was my reaction – what was yours?  

Why Is The Remnant Promoting “Controversial” Akita Apparition? 

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At one time, I was convinced of the truth of the Akita apparitions.  The “Cardinals against Cardinals, Bishops against Bishops” did it for me.  I didn’t join up the dots at all.  It didn’t occur to me that Cardinals and Bishops had been opposing one another since before the Second Vatican Council and even publicly during the Council – click here to read an account of the microphone being switched off during Cardinal Ottaviani’s challenge to the liberals on the floor, on the third day of the Council – and how those Enemies of the Church openly laughed at him. 

Then there was the public dissent throughout the Church which followed  the publication of Humanae vitae,  encyclical of Pope Paul VI affirming the Church’s teaching on Birth Control, dated 25 July 1968 and released at a Vatican press conference on 29 July, 1968.  So, well before the alleged Akita apparitions, we had cardinals and bishops openly opposing one another.  To be “prophesied” in 1973, doesn’t make sense.  As I say, I was an “Akita believer” because I failed to join up the dots. 

Indeed, as recently as February, 2021, I posted a thread on the topic, under the title “Akita Confirms Fatima Message” – click here to read that discussion.  I was so convinced of the truth of Akita that I posted a video without prior scrutiny, to launch the discussion. Hence my surprise when I read the following comment from blogger, Athanasius: 

I watched the introductory video for this thread and I have to say that a few things left me a little concerned about Akita.

The first of these was Sister Agnes’ twin reference to an accompanying angel in prayer as “she”. I have never heard of an angel being referred to as “she”. The other thing that struck me was how modernist the chapel and nuns look, and how unbecoming the image of Our Lady is. There was no hint of a restoration of Tradition there, as I would have expected given the warnings of Our Lady about the apostasy taking place in the Church. It’s almost as if the post-conciliar reform is not seen as the principal cause of this apostasy.

Fatima indicates the truth of things in the opening line of the text of the Third Secret: “In Portugal the dogmas of the Faith will be preserved…etc.”, indicating that the chastisement is primarily spiritual in nature. Akita mentions apostasy but seems to focus more on a terrible material chastisement of the world by God, to the extent that few will be left and the living will envy the dead. This seems at odds with Our Lady’s Fatima promise that in the end her Immaculate Heart will triumph and a time of peace will be granted to the world. I’m not saying that a Third World War will not happen when there is every likelihood at this time that such a catastrophe may well happen soon. But even if that comes about, the punishment of wars and other natural disasters belongs properly to the Second part of the Fatima Secret, not the Third part. The Third Secret of Fatima is exclusively a supernatural chastisement afflicting the Church and the world, there is no WWIII in there.

The fall of many consecrated Catholic souls and billions of other souls worldwide, the result of the present universal apostasy from God, is by far a greater chastisement than any mere material annihilation. So why is emphasis placed more on material rather than spiritual loss at Akita? I was also a bit concerned by the claim that if the sins of men continue there will be no more forgiveness. But isn’t God infinitely merciful, always desiring to forgive?
[Ed: in the comments following, another blogger linked to a sermon of St Alphonsus Ligouri  on this subject On the Number of Sins Beyond Which God Pardons No More )

Other things that made me a little uncomfortable were 1. The local Ordinary’s apparent belief in the apparitions before his investigation even began. Bishops normally start out with the opposite view. 2. The three different blood groups identified by scientists from three separate examinations of the tears. 3. The mark of the Cross appearing on only one hand of Sister Agnes, the left hand. This is not the usual manifestation of the stigmata. 4. Sister Agnes said at one point that people should pay less attention to the “form” of prayers and concentrate more on content. Content is of course very important, but the form of our Catholic prayers is also essential. We all see the bitter fruits of changes to the form of the sacred liturgy, the Church’s highest and most perfect prayer, the Sacrifice of Our Lord. There were one or two other anomalies that I’ll pass on right now.

Suffice it to say I have been left very uncertain about Akita. The people interviewed, including Sister Agnes, seemed sincere enough, and nothing was said that was obviously contradictory of Catholic doctrine, yet I have problems believing it. I have no such problems with Fatima and Quito, but Akita troubles me. I think the Vatican should investigate Akita and give a definitive decision on it.  Ends. 

Now, if there is one thing that I don’t want to do is to appear to be  criticising The Remnant  – I mean, the Pope, yes, that’s fine, but The Remnant? American Catholic Truth readers will never forgive me!   Regular visitors to this site will know that I frequently post Remnant TV videos here to kick-start our discussions – and they are always excellent.  I am just a tad concerned to find a certain preoccupation with Akita, placing it almost on the same level of importance as Fatima.  Interviews with key traditional leaning prelates (such as Archbishop Viganò) have been published in The Remnant where the prelate has identified the Consecration of Russia as the key to ending our ongoing misery, so it puzzles me that Michael Matt would choose to promote Akita rather than use his impressive resources to campaign for the Consecration of Russia.  

We are very small fry, and although we do highlight the need for the Consecration on a regular basis we don’t have the means by which to take a campaign to the Vatican.  Maybe I’m wrong on this but it seems to me that such a campaign would be much more likely to be Heaven-blessed and fruitful than the promotion of an alleged apparition which Michael Matt himself describes as “incredibly controversial”. 

Am I wrong on this?  Speak your mind – nobody gets “cancelled” here!  

1st May: Feast of St Joseph the Worker – Welcome to the Beautiful Month of Mary! 

And to mark the Feast of St Joseph the Worker…

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Share your favourite prayers and hymns to celebrate the Feast of St Joseph the Worker, and to mark the Month of Mary.  Discuss any relevant issues, and post stories, personal experiences etc.   

Happy Feast of St Joseph, everyone!  Welcome to the Month of Mary! 

USA: Who Are The Real Racists? 

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The UK mainstream media perpetrates the myth that America is a “systemically racist” country.  I’ve only seen snippets of the news reports here of the Derek Chauvin trial but what I’ve seen has been wholly biased.  The USA mainstream media has been doing the same thing for a very long time now and the result of this brainwashing is that America is lawless – the mob rules.  Watching an American TV news report now is like a flashback to the old wild west films – incredible.  And who, in their right mind, would apply to be a police officer anywhere in the USA right now? On the contrary, I’m astounded that there hasn’t been a mass walkout of officers resigning their posts.  Talk about “can’t do right for doing wrong”.  

The same mob-rule might come to the UK.  We’ve already seen the authorities bend the knee (literally) to the Marxist Black Lives Matter brigade, and that when “policing” huge protests during lockdown.  No massive fines handed out on those occasions, when the [stupid] rules about “staying safe” were abandoned, wholesale.  

There are a number of well-known black public figures who speak out against the anti-white propaganda in the USA, and hopefully the same will happen here when things worsen, but the voices of sanity are being drowned out in what is a diabolical rage aimed at destroying Christian civilisation.  These people are not about truly cherishing “diversity” – they’re about division and destruction. 

The Pope, bishops and priests are enabling this division and destruction by falling for the myth of “systemic racism” – why are they doing this? Why are they not repeating essential (that is, very basic) Christian teaching about charity?  The Parable of the Good Samaritan?  Teaching about the great black saints in the Church’s calendar?  Why do they prefer (whether by their statements or silence) to, effectively, stoke the fires of division and destruction?

Pope Francis Breaks With Tradition To Comply With Feminist Ideology…

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Below, a selection of the comments on the YouTube platform…   

(1)      Scandalous.
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2)     Sister? Humility? Why don’t you start by wearing your habit?
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3)     When she says humility, she means Pride…Opposite world we live in now.

Add your comment below – do you, for example, see this as an attack on the priesthood? As a belittlement of  women’s central place in marriage and family life;  does it appear to approve the culture that all women must have a career, that  motherhood/family life are not of sufficient value? What then? 

11 February, Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes: Learning From The Life of St Bernadette…

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St Bernadette was “always… patient…” 

That’s what jumped out at me in the above video – “Impatience” being my middle name.  What about you? 

As always with Feast Day threads you are invited to discuss any relevant issues, and to share your favourite prayers, novenas, hymns, stories of miracles etc. 

Happy Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, everyone!

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

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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? 

What’s Wrong With The World? Climate Change? Nope… I am! – GK Chesterton…

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Enjoy the above excellent talk by Irish priest, Father David Sherry, SSPX, Superior of the District of Canada. At 46 minutes, it’s a bit longer than we usually post, but well worth watching right through. 

Father Sherry served in the Scottish SSPX churches for a while (not long enough!) soon after his ordination. As evident in the above talk, this is one priest who knows how to teach difficult concepts very simply and clearly.  It’s a real gift. 

Having had the pleasure of many conversations with Father Sherry, I’m confident that he won’t mind if I make a debatable point up front. 

Firstly, I’ve noticed for a while that the SSPX clergy in general do not speak much in sermons about Fatima. At this point in time, it is my belief that Our Lady’s warnings in 1917 should be at the forefront of every Catholic mind in the world, all the time.  There is just no other event in recent history which matches the Fatima apparitions and subsequent apparitions to Sr Lucia. Father Nicholas Gruner RIP – “the Fatima priest” – would often describe Fatima as the single most important event in the twentieth century.  Thus, it is a little surprising to hear Father Sherry say, in an oblique reference to Fatima,  that he “thinks” the Church will be restored through the triumph of the Immaculate Heart. 

I’m not sure why priests appear to be reluctant to speak about Fatima because it’s as clear as the day is long that those prophecies are unfolding before our very eyes – goodness, the three child-seers reported Our Lady’s warning that Communism would spread from Russia before Communism was established in Russia!  And it’s spreading like wildfire across the world right now. It’s already arrived here in the UK.  It’s the easiest of all apparitions to explain:  two of the three seers are already canonised – and they were able to reveal that Our Lady had affirmed Catholic dogmas from papal authority to the reality of Hell, by letting them actually see the tormented souls in Hell. There was a public miracle, witnessed by over 70,000 people and reported – with photographs of the massive crowd – in the local newspapers at the time. Atheists converted on the spot. 

It is a little puzzling, then, that priests don’t seem to have Fatima at the front of their minds in preaching and in conversations.  In the case of Fr Sherry, I know it can’t be for lack of belief in the apparitions – he gladly attended our Fatima Conference some years ago when we had the privilege of welcoming Father Gruner RIP to address a Catholic Truth audience and I have heard him speak of the apparitions, with conviction.  I’m sure there will be other videos in which Fr Sherry does, in fact, speak of Fatima, but  should not  the Fatima Message be right at the forefront of all Catholic minds today, and shouldn’t we – priests especially – never assume that we are speaking to the already converted or informed? Repetition is the mother of education, as the saying goes…

Maybe our commentators will disagree – share your thoughts on that, but don’t forget, either, to comment on the excellence of the information in the above video, not to mention Father Sherry’s superb professional delivery – he is a natural communicator and a first class teacher.  

I’ll send the link to this thread to Father Sherry, so if I disappear without explanation, start a crowd-funding campaign to pay the ransom 😀 

Is China Stealing the USA Election? Goal of Communists – Complete Tyranny…

From the YouTube platform of The Epoch Times

Due to many requests from viewers, we have decided to release this documentary on YouTube. If this video is removed from our channel, you can still watch it on The Epoch Times: https://www.theepochtimes.com/2020-el…

2020 has been a most unusual year… It started with an unprecedented global pandemic caused by the CCP virus, and is concluding with the globally captivating U.S. presidential election—the results of which will not only decide the future of the United States, but also determine the future of the world.

However, the US election has been plagued with allegations of irregularities. So following election night, The Epoch Times’ investigative team quickly went to work. In an attempt to uncover the issues behind the election, senior investigative reporter Joshua Phillip travelled across the country to swing states to interview whistle-blowers, big data experts, and election experts. And this is what he uncovered…

From Editor, Catholic Truth

The above video arrived in my inbox with such a high recommendation that despite the length of it, I handed my boss a sick note bribe and said I needed some time off for personal reasons.  I was then glued to the screen and, despite some irritatingly loud background music (why do they do that?) I found myself becoming more and more informed about the intense level of determination of the Chinese Communist Party to dominate the world, politically, militarily, cyber/internet control and financially  – and that it has already infiltrated where it matters – big time.  I found the video very useful, so I thought you would, too.  It’s much lengthier that we normally post here but there are exceptions to every rule, and this video is one of those – I hope you agree.  

Having viewed the film, I’m asking myself if it is an exaggeration to say that Chinese Communist Party (CCP)-inspired corruption is rife in the USA – including within the court system –  and that it is, therefore, impossible for President Trump to prevail against such manifest evil… Is it?  You tell me…   

Final word -I just wish that great journalist (Joshua Phillip) would apply his excellent skills to investigating the highly detrimental effects of wearing face masks all day long, week in and week out for the foreseeable future. I’m throwing this in as  incidental information so if you want to comment on that topic, please don’t do so here – instead, click on this link which takes you to our previous discussion on the subject. Thank you.