29 May 2017

ISIS pinpoints Rome as newest “target”—as Francis continues defending Islam and denouncing “Catholic violence”!

Jonathan Ekene Ifeanyi

Photo of the 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians on their way to get beheaded on a beach front in 2015 SeeShoebat.com
Breitbart News revealed days ago that the Islamic State terror group, ISIS, has plans in its arsenal to continue attacks against the West. In an article written by Kimberly Smith which appeared in Conservative Tribune, entitled, ISIS Pinpoints Rome As Newest “Target”, we read:
Breitbart Jerusalem obtained communications from the closed chat group service Telegram Messenger, which sends heavily encrypted messages.

“Four members believed to be associated with the militant Islamist group revealed that more attacks could be coming, including areas in the United States, France and Italy. Rome was mentioned as a specific target.
“An account with the name “Continuing to Grow,” wrote, “With the help of Allah, we will conquer Rome … Western infidel countries will not have the luxury of security, and today Britain was the best proof and what has yet to come will be much harder for the infidels. We will strike them everywhere in the depths of their homes. They won’t know where the blows against them are coming from.”
“Another account with the name “Grandson of the Caliph” wrote, “What’s expected to come is the flooding of American, Britain, French and infidel Western countries and their allies who’ve abandoned Islam,” noting that America was at the center of plans for revenge.
“Islamic State group member Omair Alusulawi, from Mosul, the capital of the caliphate, said they would work to help silence the “foundations of these infidel states.”
“User Abdelrahman Albelgiqi wrote from Syria and encouraged others to not let up and to increase their blows.

“Rome has been a target of the Islamic State terror group from the beginning. In 2014, the group’s self-proclaimed leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, told his followers, “This is my advice to you – if you hold to it you will conquer Rome and own the world.”” 

Francis is welcomed by Istanbul Grand Mufti Rahmi Yaran outside the Sultan Ahmed Mosque in Istanbul, Nov. 29, 2014. Photo: Reuters/Osman Orsal

In September 2006, Pope Benedict XVI provoked outrage in the Muslim world with a speech given at the University of Regensburg in Germany. The lecture, entitled Faith, Reason and the University: Memories and Reflections, explored the historical and philosophical differences between Islam and Christianity, and the relationship between violence and faith. During his address, Pope Benedict quoted a 14th Century Christian emperor: "Show me just what Muhammad brought that was new and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." He then added that violence was "incompatible with the nature of God and the nature of the soul".

Pakistani Muslims hold placards and chant slogans to condemn remarks by Pope Benedict XVI during a protest in Islamabad, Sept. 15, 2006. Photo: Reuters/Mian Khursheed.

And how is Rome responding to all this?
I don’t just need to say much on this. The following article says it all. Just pay attention to Andrew Bieszad as he exposes this anti-Catholic "pope" who has deceived the whole world---"Francis"!:

The Root Cause of Islamic Violence

Pope Francis’ most recent comments attempting to separate Islamic religious beliefs from Islamic violence are deeply misleading. They are not just slightly or partially incorrect, but dangerously wrong.  They stand in direct contradiction to the Church and her saints’ long history of experience and understanding of the Islamic world.

In the context of yet another airplane interview — this time returning from World Youth Day in Poland, Francis was asked to discuss the threat posed by Islamic violence — now occurring with alarming frequency throughout the world — against the backdrop of the murder of French priest Fr. Jacques Hamel at the hands of jihadis as he offered Mass. I have included the full text of the pope’s comments below in block quotes, broken into sections to allow for my commentary:

“I don’t like to speak of Islamic violence, because every day, when I browse the newspapers, I see violence, here in Italy… this one who has murdered his girlfriend, another who has murdered the mother-in-law… and these are baptized Catholics! There are violent Catholics!”
This answer is a complete diversion. Of course there are violent people in any religion, race, or culture. This fact is an undeniable result of our fallen nature on account of original sin. So yes, there are violent people everywhere.

But what makes Islamic violence unique are its origins and purpose. Where it comes from, to whom it is directed, and how it is justified cannot merely be ignored or dismissed. In an Islamic context, the use of violence against another is rooted in the Islamic understanding of the person. Per Islamic theology, man is a mere creation, made not in the image of God, but as a mere animal. His humanity is believed to be an extrinsic quality that is bestowed upon him with his creation, but is not a permanent part of him. Rather, it is the Islamic belief that to be a human is to be a Muslim in good standing.

As far as non-Muslims are concerned, Islam regards them as men and women who by their own will have mutilated themselves by rejecting Islam. It is therefore permitted to kill these unbelievers on account of their non-belief. In the case of children, the teaching of Islam is that since they did not have a “choice” in their “apostasy,” they may legitimately be taken from their families and forcibly converted to Islam.
When it comes to the Muslim treatment of other Muslims, it is believed that a Muslim who either does not practice Islam or who practices a heterodox form of Islam makes himself an apostate and can be treated the same as a non-Muslim. While violence is not mandated in Islam, it is wholly permitted and no moral penalty is attached to the use of it. It is a permissible individual choice, and one Muslim cannot, in a moral sense, tell another Muslim not to use violence against a non-Muslim if he so wishes.
The perfect model for Islamic behavior and life is none other than Muhammad himself. Christians say “What would Jesus do,” and Muslims say “What would Muhammad do.” Muhammad is even called “al-insan al-kamil,” meaning “the perfect man” because all his actions are regarded as a perfect model for human behavior. The question when evaluating the morality of Islamic action according to their own internal system of belief therefore becomes, what did Muhammad do? By all of the orthodox Islamic accounts, Muhammad was a mass-murderer, a pedophile, a necrophile, a serial rapist, a man who claimed he was possessed by demons, a highway robber, a liar, a deceiver, and a tyrant who placed his concept of divine beatitude at the service of his own acquisition of power, money, and sex in this life with the promise that these same ill-gotten pleasures would endure perpetually in the afterlife. As St. Alphonsus Liguori said, “the Mahometan paradise is fit only for beasts, for only filthy sensual pleasure is there.”

Pope Francis’ statement is simply false. In the Islamic system of belief, violence is given a divine blessing in a way that no other religion does.
“If I speak of Islamic violence, I must speak of Catholic violence . . . and no, not all Muslims are violent, not all Catholics are violent.”
Catholic violence? Which Catholic violence is that, exactly? I have never seen a Catholic blow up a bus of Muslim school children while screaming “JESUS IS LORD,” or use dull blades to behead countless Muslims in internet videos — all while praising the saints — or any number more of the gruesome things that are a daily suffering for Christians and others living in Muslim lands. To the contrary, in my many years of studying Islam, I have seen Muslims do these things regularly, and with impunity.
To even suggest that an equivalency exists between Islamic brutality and some imaginary “Catholic violence” is a blasphemy against the true God and an insult to those persons who suffer under the very real oppression of Islamic tyranny.
“It is like a fruit salad; there’s everything. There are violent persons of this religion… this is true: I believe that in pretty much every religion there is always a small group of fundamentalists. Fundamentalists. We have them. When fundamentalism comes to kill, it can kill with the language — the Apostle James says this, not me — and even with a knife, no?”
Again, Francis uses “fundamentalism” as a pejorative, as he has so often done before. But this is not an accurate usage of the term.
The word “fundamentalism” finds its origin in a Protestant series of books published in the early 20th century. These books set out to articulate the “fundamentals” of Protestant belief. As such, “fundamentalism” in a modern sense means a belief in the fundamentals of faith — not a bad thing in relation to a faith worth believing in.  As mentioned earlier, however, for a Muslim, “fundamentalism” means the denial of the humanity of non-Muslims and the supremacy of Islam — all of which leads to heinous violence, cultural incompatibility, and more. The fundamentals of Islam are thus not favorably disposed toward a peaceful world, or toward the co-existence of Muslims and non-Muslims.

In a Catholic sense, “fundamentalism” could simply be another term for “orthodoxy.” Catholic “fundamentalism” is admittedly in short supply today, but is necessary. Catholic “fundamentalism” — following the fundamentals of the Faith — is a path to holiness. All of the saints, blesseds, and holy men and women of the Church were fundamentalists; they practiced the very essence of what the Catholic Faith teaches. The more “fundamentalist” a Catholic becomes, the more they grow in faith, hope, and charity.
A Catholic fundamentalist will probably offer a daily Mass and rosary for you.
A Muslim fundamentalist would attack and behead you.
These two types of fundamentalism could not be more different. To treat them as the same thing is a diabolical deception.
“I do not believe it is right to identify Islam with violence. This is not right or true. I had a long conversation with the imam, the Grand Imam of the Al-Azhar University, and I know how they think . . .”
It is ironic then, that this is the same imam who said that apostates from Islam must be executed. This is not unique or surprising, despite Francis’ ignorance of it. Such thinking is Islamic doctrine, and has been for 14 centuries.
If Pope Francis really knew about Islam, he would be aware of taqiyya, which is the doctrine that allows Muslims to lie to non-Muslims for the advancement of Islam. In severe cases, there is even the doctrine of muruna, a sub-branch of taqiyya that permits for the open violation of Islamic law in order to advance Islam among non-Muslims.

This is one of the principal reasons why Muslims cannot be trusted. Their religion allows them to lie to others for their own gain, and it is not considered sinful.
“They seek peace, encounter . . . The nuncio to an African country told me that the capital where he is there is a trail of people, always full, at the Jubilee Holy Door. And some approach the confessionals — Catholics — others to the benches to pray, but the majority go forward, to pray at the altar of Our Lady… these are Muslims, who want to make the Jubilee. They are brothers, they live… When I was in Central Africa, I went to them, and even the imam came up on the Popemobile…”
Muslims in sub-Saharan Africa are very different from those in the rest of the Muslim world. African Muslims have proven themselves to be the most open to becoming Christians, and right now the biggest missionary expansion into Muslim territory is taking place in this area. So yes, it is no surprise that many Muslims are approaching the Faith, and this is certainly to the good. However, in the larger world there has been increased violence perpetrated by Muslims upon the citizens of the (post-Christian, but still identifiable with Christianity) west, because Islam sanctions this. 
I also write for Shoebat.com, the website of Walid Shoebat, self-described as a former “radicalized Muslim willing to die for the cause of Jihad” until he converted to Christianity, and now works to expose the harsh realities of Islam. Practically every day, we are reporting on some heinous act of Muslim violence in regions dominated by Muslims. For the unquestioning majority of cases, they are (a) Muslims attacking Christians because (b) they are “infidels” and (c) they are wholly unprovoked.

“We can coexist well… But there are fundamentalist groups, and even I ask… there is a question… How many young people, how many young people of our Europe, whom we have left empty of ideals, who do not have work… they take drugs, alcohol, or go there to enlist in fundamentalist groups.”                                   
Muslims do not co-exist well with others. There are periods of peace in which Christians and Muslims get along well, but they never last, because Islam is a religion which seeks, as a matter of its own ideology, complete domination over all non-Muslims. To conflate the patience of many Muslims in achieving Islamic aims with peace and harmony is a mistake. With Islam, it is only a matter of time — and of achieving a demographic majority — before the mask comes off and the true goals of Islamic dominion are asserted.
The idea that the Islamic religion is ancillary to violence perpetrated by Muslims could not be further from the truth. It is the Muslims from good homes with a strong religious upbringing who are the most likely to become terrorists. This has been shown to be so repeatedly, because the violence of Islam is a natural fruit of its anti-human dogma, and as such, a person who has been well-formed in Islamic teaching will be more likely to become radicalized. On the other hand, a Muslim who has been poorly formed or is not particularly devout in their religious practice is far more likely to be secular, “moderate,” or apostatize completely.
The claims that economic disadvantages, unemployment, or lack of education are the catalysts for Islamic violence have been repeatedly shown to be wrong. It is a more attentive study of the Islamic faith, or some event that moves a Muslim to a more devout practice of that faith, that most often leads to radicalization.
“One can say that the so-called ISIS, but it is an Islamic State which presents itself as violent . . . because when they show us their identity cards, they show us how on the Libyan coast how they slit the Egyptians’ throats or other things… But this is a fundamentalist group which is called ISIS… but you cannot say, I do not believe, that it is true or right that Islam is terrorist.”
It would be nice to identify those “Egyptians” as “Christians,” because that is the reason why ISIS beheaded them.
Yes, ISIS is a fundamentalist group. They are faithful Muslims doing what Muhammad did. If you don’t believe me, read the first biography of Muhammad ever written — The Life of Muhammad by Ibn Ishaq. You will find little difference between Muhammad’s actions and those of ISIS. Or read the critique that the Islamic State has just published in response to Pope Francis’ attempts to frame Islam as a religion of peace. It is a complete rejection of his claims, and it quotes Islamic teaching to bolster its case.

Yes, it’s true that not all (or even most) Muslims are terrorists. However, terrorism is an inherent part of Islam. Terrorism is a means by which to compel men to join Islam.
Izoard: Your concrete initiatives to counteract terrorism, violence?
Pope Francis: Terrorism is everywhere. You think of the tribal terrorism of some African countries. It is terrorism and also . . . But I don’t know if I say it because it is a little dangerous… Terrorism grows when there are no other options, and when the center of the global economy is the god of money and not the person — men and women — this is already the first terrorism! You have cast out the wonder of creation — man and woman — and you have put money in its place. This is a basic terrorism against all of humanity! Think about it!
I have thought about it for 18 years actually. I began my intensive study of Islam in 1998. I have spent more than half of my life in this field, so I can say I know a few things about it.
Islamic terrorism is not about money. Or education. Or politics. Those are, at best, influencing factors. They are not the root cause.
The root cause is Islamic theology. The same theology that denies the intrinsic nature of man and instead places eternal beatitude in pursuing the path of a 7thcentury Arabian madman who is regarded as the perfect model for humanity when he was one of the most inhumane men who ever lived.

The problem is Islam and the Muslims, since it is through the Muslims that Islam’s power is able to be made manifest on the earth.

We can love people all we want and be good to them, but it does not mean they will be good to us. In the case of Islam, Muslims regard Christian charity and mercy as weakness, and they exploit it to advance themselves and Islam at our expense.
Mercy, something which Pope Francis talks about a lot, is but one part of love, which is the nature of God (1 John 4:8). The other part is justice. While justice without mercy is legalism, mercy without justice is license. Both are sins.
The Catholic Church’s hierarchy in modern times has been merciful to Muslims to the point of licentiousness. For the honor of God and the dignity of the Faith, with regard to what Islam and Muslims have done, a strong dose of justice is necessary and long overdue. That begins with allowing ourselves to understand the truth of what we face, not covering it over with wishful thinking.
Originally published on August 3rd, 2016 by OnePeterFive, and republished on May 24, 2017.

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28 May 2017

Chief Exorcist Father Amorth: Padre Pio Knew The Third Secret

Padre Pio
 Fr. Amorth 
In a recent article on the Secret of Fatima, Steve Skojec, the founder and editor of OnePeterFive, published, to my knowledge, for the first time in the English language words from Rome’s chief exorcist, Father Gabriele Amorth (d. 2016), about Padre Pio and his knowledge of the Third Secret of Fatima. They come from a newly published book written by José María Zavala, entitled The Best Kept Secret of Fatima (El Sécreto Mejor Guardado de Fátima). OnePeterFive‘s contributor, Mr. Andrew Guernsey, was very helpful in finding these quotes. Since Mr. Skojec’s own article is somewhat lengthy, many readers may not have realized the importance of this interview with Father Amorth, which was only to be published after the priest’s death. In the following, I shall quote extensively from Steve’s own post which first speaks about Father Amorth’s own conviction that the specific Consecration of Russia has not yet taken place, and then enters into the larger discussion about Fatima:

It [a piece of the Fatima puzzle] came in the form of an interview with the very famous (and now deceased) Roman exorcist, Fr. Gabriel Amorth, also conducted by José María Zavala. Fr. Amorth personally knew Saint (Padre) Pio for 26 years, and it is from this towering figure of 20th century Catholic sanctity that he claims to have learned the contents of the Third Secret of Fatima.

Fr. Amorth was interviewed by Zavala in 2011, who kept the interview secret until after the exorcist’s death, publishing it for the first time in his book about Fatima. In the interview, Fr. Amorth relates — as he has done elsewhere — that he does not believe the consecration of the world by Pope John Paul II in 1984 was sufficient to satisfy the requirements set forth by Our Lady.

“There was no such consecration then,” he [Father Amorth] says. “I witnessed the act. I was in St. Peter’s Square that Sunday afternoon, very close to the Pope; so close, I could almost touch him.”

Pressed by Zavala as to why he so forcefully believes that the consecration was not done, Fr. Amorth replied: “Very simple: John Paul II wanted to mention Russia expressly, but in the end he did not.”

Zavala pressed the issue with Fr. Amorth, saying that Sister Lucia herself (as mentioned above) had said that Heaven had accepted the consecration. He describes an incredulous reaction from Fr. Amorth. “Lucia said that…?” He asked. Zavala continues:

“Well, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone said it, in the year 2000, hiding behind a letter [escudándose en una carta] from Lucia dated November 1989, in which she stated that Heaven had admitted consecration in spite of one of the most important conditions.

“Have you seen that letter?” He asks, as if conducting a police interrogation in search of evidence.

“Never,” I say flatly.

“I do not think you’ll ever see it, because I’m convinced that Lucia did not write it.”

“How are you so sure of that?”

“Why didn’t Bertone show it when he should have, when he announced the Third Secret of Fatima? A simple photocopy of the manuscript, included in the official dossier of the Vatican, would have been sufficient to dispel any doubt. If the Vatican has always been scrupulous in providing the documentary proof that authenticated the information by Lucia on minor matters, what reason would they have to skimp on the only documentary evidence that, according to Bertone, validated a fact that without doubt was of as much importance as the consecration performed by John Paul II?

“Yes, it’s weird,” I admit.

“You really think Lucia took five years to write that the consecration had been truly accepted? And that Bertone waited no less than sixteen years to announce the validity of something so crucial as the consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary?” Father Amorth’s voice sounds like dry leaves.

“It’s all very strange, in truth.” I [Zavala] nod again.

“Moreover,” he adds, “if the consecration of the world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary made by Pius XII in 1942 was only partially accepted [because he did not specifically mention Russia – ed], for Jesus said that in view of it the war would only be shortened rather than finished immediately, why would He now change his mind with John Paul II, if Russia was not mentioned on this occasion?”

“It would be an incongruity, yes.”



“I have no doubt that the consecration did not occur on the terms required by the Virgin. But we must not lose sight of what she herself wanted to tell us through Lucia: ‘In the end My Heart Immaculate will triumph. The Holy Father will consecrate Russia to me and it will become [come to be], [thereby] granting itself to the world a time of peace’…”

The interview digresses here from the topic of Fatima, but Zavala returns to it again later:

“Forgive me for insisting on the Third Secret of Fatima: Did Padre Pio relate it, then, to the loss of faith within the Church?”

Fr. Gabriele furrows his brow and sticks out his chin. He seems very affected.

“Indeed,” he states, “One day Padre Pio said to me very sorrowfully: ‘You know, Gabriele? It is Satan who has been introduced into the bosom of the Church and within a very short time will come to rule a false Church.’”

“Oh my God! Some kind of Antichrist! When did he prophesy this to you?” I [Zavala] ask.

“It must have been about 1960, since I was already a priest then.”

“Was that why John XXIII had such a panic about publishing the Third Secret of Fatima, so that the people wouldn’t think that he was the anti-pope or whatever it was …?”

A slight but knowing smile curls the lips of Father Amorth.

“Did Padre Pio say anything else to you about future catastrophes: earthquakes, floods, wars, epidemics, hunger …? Did he allude to the same plagues prophesied in the Holy Scriptures?” [asks Mr. Zavala]

“Nothing of the sort mattered to him, however terrifying they proved to be, except for the great apostasy within the Church. This was the issue that really tormented him and for which he prayed and offered a great part of his suffering, crucified out of love.” [says Fr. Amorth]

“The Third Secret of Fatima?”


“Is there any way to avoid something so terrible, Fr. Gabriele?”

“There is hope, but it’s useless if it’s not accompanied by works. Let us begin by consecrating Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, let us recite the Holy Rosary, let us all do prayer and penance …”  [emphasis added]

Thus ends Steve Skojec’s own presentation of certain passages of the new Zavala book on Fatima.

Father Amorth is a witness here to what Padre Pio – whom he first met when he himself was a seventeen-year-old young man – told him directly and personally. Father Amorth states in that same interview that Padre Pio even let him sometimes read his own spiritual diary.

As we reported earlier, Father Amorth had also already stated during his lifetime that he did not believe that the Consecration of Russia has taken place (a statement which was just confirmed by Cardinal Paul Josef Cordes). In December of 2015, Father Amorth had said:

“The Consecration has not yet been made. I was there on March 25 [1984] in St. Peter’s Square, I was in the front row, practically within touching distance of the Holy Father. [Pope] John Paul II wanted to consecrate Russia, but his entourage did not, fearing that the Orthodox would be antagonized, and they almost thwarted him. Therefore, when His Holiness consecrated the world on his knees, he added a sentence not included in the distributed version that instead said to consecrate “especially those nations of which you yourself have asked for their consecration.” So, indirectly, this included Russia. However, a specific consecration has not yet been made. You can always do it. Indeed, it will certainly be done…”

As with other spiritual sons of Padre Pio – Dr. Ingo Dollinger and Father Luigi Villa, for example – it seems that Padre Pio is still effectively with us, working through those whom he met and guided while still on earth. It seems to be part of his legacy to help us in these difficult times. Let us then pray to Padre Pio of Pietrelcina and ask for his intercession!



27 May 2017

Michelle Obama Violated Church Law With What She Wore Into Cathedral


ON MAY 26, 2017

Michelle Obama dared to bare in a very flirty top while on vacation in Italy http://dailym.ai/2qPFSn9 
While touring the historic city of Siena in Italy, both Barack and Michelle Obama visited one of the oldest Catholic churches in the region, but the former first lady shocked onlookers with her disrespectful attire.

Photos from the U.K. Daily Mail reveal that Michelle showed a surprising amount of skin while entering the Siena Cathedral, a famous religious site. Instead of following the established rules of modesty out of respect for the location, Obama was seen with a top that was nearly falling off her body.

While the tiny single-strap shirt might have been comfortable at the beach, it was noticeably out of place at a holy church. According to the travel information site MyGola, the first lady’s choice was a clear violation of the formal dress code in Italian churches.

“What is the dress code for visiting the cathedral? No bare shoulders and no skirts or shorts above the knee,” the site warns visitors.

It would be one thing if the top were worn by a random tourist who simply didn’t know better. The Obamas, however, continue to represent the United States as former White House residents.
"“What is the dress code for visiting the cathedral? No bare shoulders and no skirts or shorts above the knee,” the site warns visitors. ...With all eyes — and cameras — on the couple, the wife of the 44th president simply should have known better. Instead, Michelle Obama seemed to be actively flaunting the rules and religious customs in the home country of Catholicism."

With all eyes — and cameras — on the couple, the wife of the 44th president simply should have known better. Instead, Michelle Obama seemed to be actively flaunting the rules and religious customs in the home country of Catholicism.

The entire European trip by the Obamas has been a whirlwind of “top one percent” opulence and excess. According to BizPac Review, the couple arrived in Italy aboard a private plane escorted by a formation of fighter jets. After a motorcade route through the Italian streets, a $15,000-per-night luxury villa was waiting for them.

For people who railed against the rich and lectured Americans about their “fair share,” Barack and Michelle Obama apparently have no sense of irony — or modesty.

It looks like rules are for other people … at least when your last name is Obama.

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—Conservative Tribune.

26 May 2017

The Pope’s Marxist Head of the Jesuits

Fr. Arturo Sosa Abascal, a Venezuelan Communist and Modernist, is carrying out Francis’s agenda.

Understanding the adage that personnel is policy, Pope Francis has been planting Marxists throughout the Church, including at the top of the troubled religious order to which he belongs. In 2016, the Jesuits, with the blessing of Pope Francis, installed as its general superior a Venezuelan, Fr. Arturo Sosa Abascal, whose communist convictions have long been known.

Sosa has written about the “Marxist mediation of the Christian Faith,” arguing that the Church should “understand the existence of Christians who simultaneously call themselves Marxists and commit themselves to the transformation of the capitalist society into a socialist society.” In 1989, he signed a letter praising Fidel Castro.
Francis and Sosa
Turn down any corridor in Francis’s Vatican, and you are likely to run into a de facto communist: Francis has a communist running his order, a communist running his Council of Cardinals (the Honduran cardinal, Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga), a communist running the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences (Margaret Archer, a British sociologist who has said that she represents the “Marxian left”), and communists such as the renegade Brazilian liberation theologian Leonardo Boff and the Canadian socialist Naomi Klein drafting his encyclicals.

It is no coincidence that the only U.S. presidential candidate who made a visit to the Vatican during the campaign was a socialist who had honeymooned in the Soviet Union. Bernie Sanders turned up at the Vatican in April 2016, having received an invitation from Pope Francis’s close Argentine friend, Bishop Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo.

“We invited the candidate who cites the pope most in the campaign, and that is Senator Bernie Sanders,” explained Sorondo, who added that Sanders’s agenda is “very analogous to that of the pope.”

In this smug leftist atmosphere in Rome, Sosa’s elevation to the head of the Jesuits was inevitable. In the past, the Jesuits had been called the pope’s marines. Under Sosa, they are more like the pope’s Marxists, peddling his climate-change propaganda as a pretext for global socialism.

But Sosa’s ambitions, like Pope Francis’s, go well beyond meddling in economies. He is also pushing a moral revolution in the Church, evident in his astonishing claim that, since none of the Apostles tape-recorded Jesus Christ, his words on adultery can be elastically re-interpreted.

“You need to start by reflecting on what exactly Jesus said,” Sosa told an Italian interviewer in February. “At that time, no one had a tape recorder to capture the words. What we know is that the words of Jesus have to be contextualized, they’re expressed in a certain language, in a precise environment, and they’re addressed to someone specific.”

In other words, Sosa is confident that he understands Jesus’s meaning better than the Gospel writers. Like Francis, Sosa can’t resist the mumbo-jumbo of Modernist biblical scholarship, which always manages to dovetail conveniently with liberal views.

The Council of Trent explicitly condemned the claim that the Gospel writers were just making stuff up when recounting the words of Jesus Christ. But Sosa has no problem trafficking in that heresy.

“Over the last century in the Church there has been a great blossoming of studies that seek to understand exactly what Jesus meant to say,” he said.

The presumption here is extraordinary but typical of a Francis acolyte. The new orthodoxy is heterodoxy, and Sosa is wallowing in it. He is given to little sermonettes on relativism, such as this whopper:

“The Church has developed over the centuries, it is not a piece of reinforced concrete. It was born, it has learned, it has changed. This is why the ecumenical councils are held, to try to bring developments of doctrine into focus. Doctrine is a word that I don’t like very much, it brings with it the image of the hardness of stone. Instead the human reality is much more nuanced, it is never black or white, it is in continual development.”

Were St. Ignatius of Loyola alive today, the order he founded wouldn’t ordain him, and he would have wondered how a de facto Protestant ended up on the chair of St. Peter. Nor would St. Ignatius have believed the sheer sophistry that now passes for theological “sophistication” in his order.

Fr. Antonio Spadaro, another Jesuit close to Pope Francis, tweeted out earlier this year this profundity: “Theology is not #Mathematics. 2 + 2 in #Theology can make 5. Because it has to do with #God and real #life of #people.”

Gobsmacked by the relentless leftism of Francis and his aides, Al Gore asked in 2015, “Is the pope Catholic?” The question is no longer a joke.

George Neumayr is the author of The Political Pope. 

This essay originally appeared at The American Spectator. It was reprinted by OnePeterFive with the permission of the author, and republished here.  

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23 May 2017

Dear Cardinal Burke, what exactly do you mean by this latest call for the Consecration of Russia?

by Jonathan Ekene Ifeanyi

Father Paul Kramer, late Father Nicholas Gruner and Cardinal Martino holding Father Kramer’s book, The Suicide of Altering the Faith in the Liturgy, during the Fatima: Your Last Chance Conference, held in Rome in 2012.
On May 19, 2017, we heard of Raymond Cardinal Burke calling for the Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. According to LifeSiteNews which reported the news, Burke, in a comprehensive address on “The Secret of Fatima and a New Evangelization,” given in the presence of fellow dubia Cardinal Carlo Caffarra, outspoken Kazakhstan Bishop Athanasius Schneider and over 100 life and family leaders from 20 nations, said: 

“As horrible as are the physical chastisements associated with man’s disobedient rebellion before God, infinitely more horrible are the spiritual chastisements for they have to do with the fruit of grievous sin: eternal death.”

According to LifeSiteNews, the Cardinal “expressed agreement with one of the foremost Fatima scholars, “Frère Michel de la Sainte Trinité, who said that the promised triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary undoubtedly refers firstly to “the victory of the Faith, which will put an end to the time of apostasy, and the great shortcomings of the Church’s pastors.””

Again, Burke said:

“The teaching of the Faith in its integrity and with courage is the heart of the office of the Church’s pastors: the Roman Pontiff, the Bishops in communion with the See of Peter, and their principal co-workers, the priests. For that reason, the Third Secret is directed, with particular force, to those who exercise the pastoral office in the Church. Their failure to teach the faith, in fidelity to the Church’s constant teaching and practice, whether through a superficial, confused or even worldly approach, and their silence endangers mortally, in the deepest spiritual sense, the very souls for whom they have been consecrated to care spiritually. The poisonous fruits of the failure of the Church’s pastors is seen in a manner of worship, of teaching and of moral discipline which is not in accord with Divine Law.”

Again, “The requested consecration is at once a recognition of the importance which Russia continues to have in God’s plan for peace and a sign of profound love for our brothers and sisters in Russia. ...Certainly, Pope St. John Paul II consecrated the world, including Russia, to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on March 25, 1984. But, today, once again, we hear the call of Our Lady of Fatima to consecrate Russia to her Immaculate Heart, in accord with her explicit instruction.”

Again, reports LifeSiteNews, “For those who may still object to calling for the consecration of Russia, Cardinal Burke recalled the words of Pope St. John Paul II who in 1982 during his consecration of the world to the Immaculate Heart noted: “Mary’s appeal is not for just once. Her appeal must be taken up by generation after generation, in accordance with the ever new ‘signs of the times’. It must be unceasingly returned to. It must ever be taken up anew.”
Wow! We start with the Cardinal’s statement that “the Third Secret is directed, with particular force, to those who exercise the pastoral office in the Church.” As Louie of akacatholic.com rightly points out, in the article Cardinal Burke owes Fr. Gruner an apology, the Third Secret as allegedly published in full by the Holy See in the year 2000 said absolutely nothing about a failure on the part of those who exercise the pastoral office in the Church. So what exactly does Cardinal Burke mean here? What does he mean by the Third Secret being directed to “those who exercise the pastoral office in the Church”?
Asks Louie: “Is Cardinal Burke now hinting with winks and nods (because God forbid he should speak like a man) that the Vatican orchestrated a magnificent lie concerning the Third Secret on the watch of John Paul the Great Ecumenist with the help of his faithful sidekick Josef Ratzinger? ...It would seem so.”

On Cardinal Burke’s recalling of the words of Pope “St.” John Paul II, that Mary’s appeal “is not just for once” but “must be unceasingly returned to,” Louie writes:

“So let me make sure I got this right…Mary’s simple request for the consecration of Russia (which in truth is God’s request delivered by Our Lady), according to John Paul II, who not only failed to do it over the course of more than a quarter of a century as pope, but created the Assisi abominations as an alternative means of achieving the world peace that she promised, “is not just for once” but “must be unceasingly returned to”? What a load of steaming excrement.”

Sad to note, Louie goes further:

“In an article written for the Catholic Herald in July of 2016, some person named Joanna Bogle shared the following: Back in 2013, when there was an outbreak of lobbying by the Fatimists, I wrote to Cardinal Raymond Burke, then head of the Apostolic Signatura, expressing my concern. He wrote back: “You are correct that there is much confusion about the message of Our Lady of Fatima, caused especially by Fr. Nicholas Gruner, a priest who is not in good standing in the Church, and that this confusion is harmful to many good people who are being led astray about the important message of Our Lady of Fatima.”

“As far as I’m concerned, Cardinal Burke has exactly ZERO credibility with respect to Fatima. If, in fact, he has had a change of heart, great, but the first order of business is this: He owes Fr. Nicholas Gruner a posthumous, and very public, apology. Until that happens, you won’t find any hip hip hoorays for Cardinal Burke on these pages.”
Cardinal Burke

I perfectly agree with Louie. In fact, Cardinal Burke saying that “the Third Secret is directed... to those who exercise the pastoral office in the Church” even while at the same time remaining silent about the “Third Secret” allegedly published by the Vatican in the year 2000, as well as having not clarified his statement that Fr. Gruner caused “much confusion” about the message of Fatima, and then—wonder of all wonders—now calling for the Consecration of Russia (to be done by his “Pope”, Bergoglio surely!) is either a deliberate insincerity on his part or a manifest ignorance of the Fatima story altogether.

Cardinal Burke is now calling for the Consecration of Russia. Good news. But can this be done by a manifest anti-pope? Also, can the Consecration be done when the Third Secret has still not been released? As Fr. Gruner pointed out in May 2012 in his opening speech at Fatima: Your Last Chance Conference in Rome—surely one of such “confusions” refers to by Cardinal Burke:
Our Lady and the three children of Fatima

Our Lady is sad because neither the good nor the bad pay attention to Her Message. Our Lady has been despised. Frère Michel told me that, in his opinion, the Consecration of Russia will not be done until the Third Secret is revealed to the Church. He said that Our Lady was insulted and dishonored by the Vatican officials who disobeyed Her command to release the Third Secret in 1960. And until the Secret (of course, the whole Secret) is released, God will not give the grace for the Consecration of Russia until sufficient reparation has been given for this insult, this disobedience. And the full release of the Secret is the only reparation that God will accept. Frère Michel, who came to our first conference in 1985 in the Vatican itself, wrote the most thorough three-volume set of books on Fatima. He relied upon the research of Father Alonso, whose books, by the way, are still under ban after being ready to be published since 1975. Father Alonso's 24 volumes of over 5000 documents on Fatima are still forbidden to be published.

“If everything was released in June of 2000 for the Third Secret, why are they hiding these documents to this day? Both the Claretian Superiors as well as the Bishop of Fatima have these volumes, but they are still hidden from the public.”

Note that Fr. Gruner was also one of those who never cared to denounce John Paul The Great as an apostate and who kept pretending as if John Paul II was in fact a promoter of Fatima! But we leave that for now as his own case is different. At least Fr. Gruner could state the following in his article, Defend Your Salvation:

“It is understandable that people were scandalized when Pope John Paul II was photographed kissing the Koran, the book the Moslems revere, the book which contains terrible blasphemies against our Holy Catholic religion. Yet, if the Pope can kiss the Koran, then it would appear that anything goes.

“In order to keep our balance, we need to cling to the unchangeable Catholic Faith. We also need to remember that Our Lord told us that scandals would arise in the latter times: but woe to those by whom scandals come. Some people seeing these scandals — such as bare-breasted women at Pope John Paul’s Mass reading the Epistle and bringing up the Offertory gifts which no Pope has ever allowed before — jump to the conclusion that therefore he cannot be the Pope.”
Below is Fr. Gruner’s May 2012 speech, as published by THE FATIMA CRUSADER (Issue 102 Summer 2012):


Father Nicholas Gruner, S.TL., S.T.D. (Cand.)

The following article was taken from Father Nicholas Gruner's opening speech at Fatima: Your Last Chance Conference in Rome - May 14-18, 2012. Father Gruner heads one of the largest Fatima apostolates in the world and publishes The Fatima Crusader which is the flagship publication of his apostolate. The apostolate has now launched Fatima TV in Rome and the Lazio area and Fatima TV WorldWide on the Web.

In this edited transcript of his speech, Father Gruner addresses the importance of Fatima in our lives today even though Our Lady's urgent Message began in Fatima, Portugal 95 years ago.

Good morning, God Bless you. I'd like to start with a Hail Mary because I know that Our Lady makes up for the lack of sufficient preparation or ability On my part. (Hail Mary recited.)

The Fatima apparitions took place a long time ago in the estimation of many people. It is exactly 95 years ago on May 13 (yesterday) that Our Lady first appeared. And there are people who think that maybe there should be something more recent than a message 95-years-old. But the fact is, this message is more relevant, as Pope John Paul said, and more urgent today than it was when Our Lady first appeared there. I'd like to just review a little bit of what Our Lady did in order for us to understand how it refers to us today.

The Blessed Virgin was asked by Pope Benedict XV to show him the way out of the First World War. Pope Benedict XV, by May 1917, already was Pope for almost three years. Prior to that he was experienced as a Vatican diplomat. He tried everything he knew to bring about world peace at that time. He recognized that it was impossible, that human efforts alone were not enough, that he needed the help of Heaven to bring this about.

He wrote about this in a letter to the Cardinal Vicar of Rome, and he pretty well insisted with Our Lady that She show him the way. That was on May 5, 1917. And eight days later, on May 13, the Blessed Virgin, came. She came over the next six months to explain what must be done and that there is no other way - not even some new message from any where or any place would contradict or replace this message that She gave at Fatima. The message itself is very simple, but having worked at this now for 35 years, it's amazing to me how many excuses men - both in the clergy as well as lay people - have for not obeying.

Members of Parliament and Voters Have an Obligation to the Unborn

I am reminded of when I wrote to the Canadian Members of Parliament about the Constitution - that they needed to pay attention to protect the unborn in the new Constitution in 1981. 1 was amazed that, although my letter was very simple, how misunderstood it could be. So I decided to write a very short letter the second time, "Dear member of Parliament, if you don't protect the unborn, you are going to Hell." They understood. That was essentially the message that Pope Pius XI, in his encyclical, said - that the legislators do not simply have the option to not positively protect the unborn, the - innocent.

It is their obligation. Before God they do not have Party politics to excuse them. They have taken on the obligation to protect the unborn, to protect all the innocent by their laws and appropriate sanctions as Pope Pius XI pointed out in his encyclical Casti Connubii in 1930. And that rule doesn't change because so many years have passed.

Similarly, the Message of Fatima is something that Our Lady has told the Holy Father and the bishops - that by accepting the job of becoming Pope and bishops - that they have accepted this job, this responsibility of obeying Her in this regard, that there is no other way around this.

We Cannot Call Good - Evil We Cannot Call Evil – Good

It's no more than 15 years ago that I wrote an essay - which no one, not even any theologian, has ever answered. Now, I am not here to judge anybody - not the Pope, nor a bishop, nor a priest, nor anyone else. Other than when I am hearing confessions, it's not my job to judge anyone. But I pointed out very carefully in the objective, moral order that Scripture tells us we must not call good - evil; or evil - good. And in the objective moral order, it is a mortal sin, it is a gravely serious matter to not obey Our Lady of Fatima's command to the Pope and the bishops to consecrate Russia in the manner She specified.

Now I realize that this statement is not something that is popular. I know of theologians who are progressive, and I know of those who are very traditional who hold an opposite opinion. But there is not yet one to answer the argument I have given to this, despite the fact I have published it many times over the years, that I have published the Message of Fatima.
Although I have studied the subject extensively and done much research, I am treated like the Message of Fatima. "Ignore him and he will go away." "Ignore Our Lady of Fatima and She will go away." "If we just ignore these facts, these arguments and these reasons, She and Her Message will just go away." But Our Lady of Fatima and Her Message won't go away. Commentators of events going on in the world now can see that, certainly, the chastisements of war and famine (foretold at Fatima) will not go away in the near future.

The Media Hides the Full Truth From You

The Blessed Virgin gave us a message of how to have world peace; that only She can help us: but perhaps you don't get enough perspective. You might say, well, nothing dramatic has happened. But that is because the commentators, the newspapers, the editors, writers, the people that most of the world really pay attention to - the people that speak on television in the mainstream press and so forth - aren't giving you the full truth.

People who are in the pay of the enemy have not pointed out to us that since the human family has despised Our Lady's Message, there have been 1,686,570,000 (over one and a half billion) violent deaths as a direct result of ignoring Our Lady of Fatima.

The media has not given us that perspective. In these 95 years of ignoring Our Lady of Fatima we have paid a tremendous price, but as bad as that is, that price will be doubled or tripled in the next couple of years if we ignore Her much longer. Just a few months ago, the world's population passed seven billion people. Scripture tells us, and other prophecies tell us, that one-third to two-thirds of the entire population of mankind will be wiped out in the war to come.

I don't know what it takes to wake us up, maybe we have to find it on NBC or CBS or some commentator in the New York Times before we finally take this seriously. And maybe we say to ourselves we take it seriously, but I think we don't take it seriously enough. We have many priorities; sometimes I wonder how I get through my day between what I am supposed to do today between getting up and doing my reading, doing my other work, talking to people that God wants me to talk to and so forth. And we all only have 24 hours a day and I am sure that my life is not as busy as the bishops and the Pope, but we must make this priority number one. 

We MUST Shout God's Truths From the Housetops!

There is nothing more serious, nothing more important, nothing more urgent than Our Lady's Message at Fatima. And this is something that I don't know how to say. I remember getting a letter from an older bishop many years ago; I think he was in Ottawa. And he said to me basically in his letter, "Father Gruner, if you would not raise your voice so much, if you would not yell at us, we might start paying attention to you."

I wrote back to him and said: "I appreciate very much your interest and your concern and your advice. Now if you can tell me how I can do that any better than what I am doing and get the attention, I would be very happy to do it. I hate yelling at people, I hate raising my voice, and I hate trying to draw attention to myself, but there is no other way around on this Message of Fatima."

There is nothing more important. Yesterday, we were in this March for Life here in Rome, and on top of the over one and a half billion babies murdered by abortion, another 78 million people are killed by war, and then by government murder - not only in Russia and China but other parts of the world, 238 million more people. These are catastrophic and they lead us to think that - as Pope Pius X said - we are in the days just before the coming of the Antichrist.

We Must Stop and Think!

The sheer number of murders by governments legalizing murder and by waging deadly war on their own citizens and other nations has led to almost one billion and 700 million persons suffering violent and unjust deaths in the past 100 years. These catastrophes are still ongoing.

We Are Living Through the Apocalypse NOW!

Pope Benedict XVI, when he was Cardinal Ratzinger, referred to this Fatima Message as being found in Sacred Scripture. He indicated that we are living through the times of the apocalypse. And although we can be distracted with everything from daily newspapers to new movies or whatever else it is that entertains us, these things are happening around us and are happening every day. They are happening in such a way that it is difficult to deny that we are living in the apocalypse. If we are not living in that time foretold that just precedes the coming of the Antichrist, it has to be the worst dress rehearsal of that time the world has ever seen up to now.

Just looking at the Catholic Church for example, the only other time in Church history that comes close to this time is the Arian crisis, when 90% of the bishops were Arian. And there were only very few bishops who actually stood up to defend the Faith. And the greatest of them all, St. Athanasius, was actually excommunicated by the Pope in 357 A.D. Now he wasn't really excommunicated because, as the Church has always recognized, as St. Thomas points out, the law is not something that just the legislator says; law is the ordination of reason, it is for the common good.

The Church law, to this day, points out that no one can be punished if he doesn't commit a crime. So because Athanasius was standing up for the Faith, because he was defending the Faith, which was his duty to do, he could not be punished for doing that, even if the Pope pronounced a sentence of excommunication. In fact, Liberius regretted his action, but Liberius is the first Pope not to be canonized from the time of St. Peter to the year 357.

Fear the Judgment of God Before the Judgment of Men

It is well for us to remember then that we need not be afraid of the judgments of men IF we are on the right side, if we are doing what God wants us to do. It's a principle that we need to keep in mind; we also have to understand that prophecy is a function in the Church, is a function that will never go away, is a function that must be respected just as the apostolic offices must be respected.

As St. Paul tells us in Ephesians, the Church is built upon the foundation of the Apostles and the prophets, not just the Apostles. The role of prophecy is essential.

Scripture tells us that we must not extinguish the spirit, we must not despise prophecy, but we must test all things and hold fast to that which is good. That is why I've promoted the Message of Fatima, not only because it is unique among all the messages, but, of course, because it has been approved by the Church.

The Role of the Hierarchy Is to Test, Judge and OBEY an Approved Prophecy

As Father Joseph de Sainte Marie pointed out here in Rome - he is the one who wrote the speech for the Pope in 1982 when he went to Fatima - "It is the role of the hierarchy to judge and to test whether the prophet speaks the truth; but once the hierarchy recognizes that the message comes from God, then the Pope himself and the bishops are bound to obey, not the prophet, but God, Who speaks through the prophet to them."

That obligation is primordial. It is not for us to say "I am telling the Pope what to do." No. But Our Lady of Fatima is telling him what to do. All I do is explain what it means, I answer the objections of theologians or others who haven't had the time to think about it. So when we get back to 1917, Our Lady comes, She comes and gives a message to show mankind the way to peace. She was asked, She was insisted upon, that She come. She comes, and She explains. And then, for the next 95 years we basically ignore Her.

Make It Known

So Our Lord Himself, in 1931, explained to the Pope and the bishops a lesson from history. He said, "Make it known to My ministers, given they follow the example of the King of France in delaying the execution of My command, like him, they will follow him into misfortune." What is that example He is talking about regarding the King of France?

On June 17, 1689 Our Lord spoke to St. Margaret Mary and told her to tell the King of France to consecrate France to the Sacred Heart. Now the kings of France - there were three of them - from that day, all ignored St. Margaret Mary's prophecy and Our Lord's command through Saint Margaret Mary. Even during her lifetime, Saint Margaret Mary was known as a Saint. She was well hidden, but her reputation for sanctity was well known among her contemporaries.

And so, because they ignored her message, they paid with their lives. On the 17th of June 1789, that's 100 years to the day, the King of France was stripped of his authority by the Third Estate. Three weeks later, the French Revolution openly started with the storming of the Bastille in mid-July 1789. By the 21st of January 1794, the King's head was cut off by the soldiers of the Revolution.

Our Lord makes reference to this and says "Make it known to My ministers, given they follow the example of the King of France in delaying the execution of My command, like him, they will follow him into misfortune". Up until now, basically the Popes and the bishops around him have ignored, have delayed, have had one excuse after another. I think I've heard them all. And as we have had proven at these conferences and in our publications before, not one of those excuses really holds water. There is really no excuse for not doing it; however, that is not their choice, up to now.

So we have a choice here. Of course, none of us are the Pope, none of us can command the Pope. Only he has the authority to command the bishops of the Church. We, ourselves, are not without resources - we will talk about this in another conference. But the chastisement for disobedience is not just for the Pope.

As Pope Benedict XVI, himself, speaking at Fatima two years ago, said: "What is foretold in the Secret is the Passion of the Church and yes there is a persecution of the Pope: But the Pope is within the Church, and so it's not just the Pope that suffers the Passion coming up, but it is the Church also." So although there is a distinction in offices, we are all members of the Church, of the One True Church of Christ, the Catholic Church. And we have a role to play in bringing about the obedience to Our Lady of Fatima.

An Angel Prepares the Children for the Coming of Our Lady of Fatima

Back in the Spring of 1916, when the Angel came the first time to prepare the children, he came over the trees. It was just after a light rainfall. And he appeared as a young man of about 15 years old, that's how he appeared to them. He had tremendous strength and he came in front of them and said: "Do not be afraid, I am the Angel of peace, pray with me." He then prostrated on the ground and he taught the children to do the same thing. "Pray thus," he said. So the children prostrated themselves on the ground with their forehead touching the ground and he said the prayer, which they repeated after him.

"My God, I adore Thee, I believe in Thee, I hope in Thee, I love Thee. I ask pardon for all those who do not adore Thee, who do not believe in Thee, who do not hope in Thee, who do not love Thee."

The Angel said this prayer three times and told the children to continue to pray that way, then he left. All day long, they prayed with their foreheads touching the ground, adoring God and asking for mercy for sinners.

This was a very impressive event for them and they spoke to no one about it; but after a while, their fervor wore away.

In the Summer when it was hotter at mid-day, they had put their sheep in the barn and were down at the well about 50 yards from Lucy's house and they were playing. And the Angel came the second time and he said to them: "You must pray more; why are you playing? You must offer sacrifices to the Most High for the conversion of sinners."

And then, for the first time, Lucy spoke to him and said, "How do we make sacrifices?" The Angel replied: "Let everything you do be a sacrifice, but above all accept all the suffering that God sends you." And so, the children renewed their fervor and they prayed as the Angel taught them.

In the Fall of 1916, the Angel came for the third time, and he came this time with the Blessed Sacrament, with the Host in one hand and a chalice with the Precious Blood in the other hand. He came before them at the location of the Cabeco, where in the Spring he had prayed the first time. He had them again bow down with their foreheads touching the ground and make this prayer of adoration before the Blessed Sacrament. They prayed this prayer three times after him:

"Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, I adore Thee profoundly and I offer up to Thee the Most Precious Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of the same Son, Jesus Christ, present in all the tabernacles of the world, in reparation for all the blasphemies, outrages and indifferences by which He is offended. And I draw upon the infinite merits of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary that Thou might convert poor sinners."

The Angel had them pray this prayer three times and then he gave them Holy Communion. Lucy had already received First Holy Communion so he gave her the Host to receive on the tongue, of course, and he gave the Precious Blood from the chalice to Jacinta and Francisco. This was the first of two Communions that Francisco had before he died. Just two Communions made him a blessed, made him a Saint, along with, of course, his cooperation with God's grace. Jacinta was also not able to receive Holy Communion very often but yet she was made a Blessed as well. We will talk about that further as we go through this week.
So all of us can pray. In fact, on that occasion of August 1931 when Lucy was told to "Make It known to My ministers," Lucy's unspoken prayer was: "The Pope has, of course, the choice to obey or not obey. But we don't have that choice; what can we do in the light of the Pope's refusal to obey?" She didn't ask this directly but this unspoken question can be understood from Jesus' reply. Jesus said, "It is never too late to have recourse to Jesus and Mary."

We can't do Our Lady's requested Consecration of Russia without the Pope. We love the Pope and we respect him. In fact, this command to consecrate Russia that has been given to him and the bishops will enhance their prestige like the Church has never seen before.

When the world sees that peace has come worldwide, that this killing of over one and a half billion people will come to an end - only because the Pope has finally obeyed - when this is seen by the whole world, they will see how important the authority that God gives to the Pope and the bishops really is.

It Is NEVER Too Late to Have Recourse to Jesus and Mary

We are not the Pope, but up to now the Pope chooses not to obey. So Lucy's unspoken question is, "What about us, is it our fault, what can we do about the Pope not listening to the Message of Our Lady or not obeying this command?" And Our Lord answers her unspoken question by saying: "It is never too late to have recourse to Jesus and Mary."

The Power of the Holy Rosary

So, what we can do as His children is to pray and make sacrifices. In fact, Lucy tells us that, in our time, God has given such power to the Rosary - more power is given to the Rosary today than in times past - that there is no problem in the world, either national or international, either physical or moral, that cannot be solved by the Rosary. The biggest problem that the world has today, although the world does not know it, is getting the Pope to do the Consecration of Russia. And so even this problem - no matter how big it is - can be solved by the Rosary.

Saint Padre Pio said to pray the Rosary and get others to pray the Rosary. All of us can pray the Rosary ourselves; all of us can get others to pray the Rosary with us; all of us can encourage others to pray the Rosary. On July 13, 1917, when Our Lady appeared, She said to pray the Rosary, that only Our Lady of the Rosary can help you. She is telling us that we must get the Rosary prayed, because only She, only Our Lady and the Rosary can help us and, of course, She will help us if we pray the Rosary.

"I am the Lady of the Rosary"

In 1917, as I mentioned, on May 13, the Blessed Virgin came. It was a sunny day, it was a Sunday, and they saw a flash of light. It was a cloudless day but they thought this flash of light was lightning, so they presumed there was a storm coming. They began to get their sheep together, to protect them from the storm. Then they saw a second flash of light and shortly after that, they saw Our Lady standing on top of a cloud, on top of a holmoak tree. Our Lady told them, "Come closer, do not be afraid, I will not harm you."

The children came closer and Our Lady was told by Lucy that, "Francisco does not see you." She said, "Tell Francisco to pray his Rosary" He took his Rosary out of his pocket and started to pray the Rosary and then he, too, could see Our Lady. Francisco never did hear Her, but he did see Her. Lucy asked: "Who are you? Where do you come from?" She said, I am of Heaven. I will tell you Who I am in October." Lucy then asked, "Will I go to Heaven?" "Yes, Lucy, you will go to Heaven." "Will Jacinta go to Heaven?" "Yes, Jacinta also will go to Heaven. "And will Francisco go to Heaven?" At first, She didn't answer and then She said, "Yes, Francisco will also go to Heaven but first he must pray many Rosaries."

Our Lady, at first, had Her hands folded and then She opened Her hands. The light came from the palms of Her hands and fell on the hearts of the three children. In this light, they saw themselves in the presence of God and they were given a foretaste of Heaven. Francisco, in this light, although he didn't hear, he understood very profoundly that God was very sad, that God was saddened by the sins of mankind. Francisco, from that time on, wanted to console God. He wanted to make reparation to God for the sins of men. One of the great messages of Fatima is the need for reparation, that we need to make reparation to God for the sins of man.

Pope John Paul II said, when he went to Fatima:

"The world has gone in the opposite direction from the one indicated by the Message of Fatima."

Sin Has Institutionalized Itself

Since Our Lady's appearances in 1917, sin has been institutionalized, sin has established itself. It's one thing for a man or a woman to sin one time or another but it is a very serious matter for sin to be institutionalized and established.

We see that today with such things as abortion or homosexuality. Abortions I am sure took place throughout the ages, but it's only in our time that it's been institutionalized, that there are so-called laws - which, of course, cannot be laws at all - so-called laws which protect the murderers, which protect the people who commit the crime of abortion from those who protest against it.

Sin has institutionalized itself. If we are to judge a man or a woman, we judge them by their habits; we don't judge them by one particular instance. If someone was tired or irritated one day and he said something that he shouldn't say, but otherwise he is very kind and very sweet and very pleasant, we don't say this person is a terrible person. Similarly, we don't judge a country or people by an occasional fault. We judge people by their habits and we judge nations and societies by their institutions.

The very fact that slavery was institutionalized centuries ago was considered a black mark on that society. Much worse than slavery is abortion. Much worse than slavery is protecting the criminal action of homosexuality. In my country, it was a crime to make a homosexual act until 1968. The excuse that came in then by the so-called Catholic Prime Minister was that we should not criminalize things in the bedroom. But, in fact, now - according to "the law" - it's a crime to denounce the crime of homosexuality.

Either We Are for God Or Against God

There is no middle ground in these things. We are either for God or we are against Him. And as Pope John Paul II said at Fatima, society has gone contrary to the Message of Fatima. Sister Lucy told us in 1957 that Our Lady is sad. Why is She sad? Sister Lucy told Father Fuentes very simply, "Because neither the good nor the bad pay any attention to Her message."

Now it's understood that the bad people don't pay any attention to the message. They are, after all, bad. But Lucy includes the good people in this rebuke, "Our Lady is sad because even the good people do not pay attention to Her message." That is why She is sad.

That's why - when Our Lady was despised in 1952 by not doing the proper Consecration of Russia - a statue of Her in Syracuse cried tears. I have seen many photos of statues of Our Lady crying tears of blood. By not obeying Our Lady of Fatima, mankind is reaping a tremendous chastisement that mankind has never seen before.

Those Who Survive Will Envy the Dead

Cardinal Ratzinger told the Ambassador from the Philippines that the message of Akita, which is approved by the Church, is essentially the same as the Message of Fatima. Our Lady appeared on October 13, 1973 to say that a time will come soon in which Cardinal will oppose Cardinal and bishop will oppose bishop, that the priests who venerate the Blessed Virgin will be opposed by their brother priests and that mankind will see a punishment worse than the flood; that this punishment will be so bad that those who survive - and they will be a minority of mankind - will envy the dead.

The ONLY Solution Is the Consecration of RUSSIA

All this still could be prevented, but on one condition - that the Consecration of Russia be done and done in time. That is the message that we have here this week. No doubt, I  have tried to reduce this to as simple as I could for an opening talk; and I made affirmations which, no doubt, to some of you are exaggerations. I am prepared to answer your questions at the question and answer sessions.

God's Ways Are Not Our Ways

Part of the problem with the Message of Fatima is because it seems too simple. Part of it is because some say: "Well, how can the peace of the world be entrusted to such a simple Message or to such simple peasant children?" God's ways are not our ways. He values more the sacrifices of the simple, believing faithful peasants, or those of whatever station, than one who has lots of intelligence and lots of wealth or lots of power or lots of prestige among men. We should seek our honor from God, as Our Lord said, but the Pharisees chose, rather, to seek honor from men.

Let us ask ourselves these questions:

• Will we make the Message of Our Lady of Fatima our number one priority?
• Will we listen?
• Will we get others to listen? 
• Will we learn?
• Will we reflect upon this? 
• Will we act?

Our Lady is sad because neither the good nor the bad pay attention to Her Message. Our Lady has been despised. Frère Michel told me that, in his opinion, the Consecration of Russia will not be done until the Third Secret is revealed to the Church. He said that Our Lady was insulted and dishonored by the Vatican officials who disobeyed Her command to release the Third Secret in 1960. And until the Secret (of course, the whole Secret) is released, God will not give the grace for the Consecration of Russia until sufficient reparation has been given for this insult, this disobedience. And the full release of the Secret is the only reparation that God will accept. Frère Michel, who came to our first conference in 1985 in the Vatican itself, wrote the most thorough three-volume set of books on Fatima. He relied upon the research of Father Alonso, whose books, by the way, are still under ban after being ready to be published since 1975. Father Alonso's 24 volumes of over 5000 documents on Fatima are still forbidden to be published.

If everything was released in June of 2000 for the Third Secret, why are they hiding these documents to this day? Both the Claretian Superiors as well as the Bishop of Fatima have these volumes, but they are still hidden from the public.

Many Battles Are Won by the Control of Information

People are not aware, for example, even to this day, that the attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese was not a secret. The Americans had broken their code and knew the exact time and day and place of the attack. But the President of the United States hid this information from his Generals and his Admirals in Pearl Harbor so that the attack could take place. President Roosevelt (FDR), the president at that time, did this because he wanted the attack to take place, because he wanted to go to war with Japan and with Germany.

The war, you might say, was started by the President of the United States keeping a secret. I am not making this up. You can find this documented over and over again. I read books on it myself. My point here is not to talk about President Roosevelt. My purpose here is to talk about the need for information that you need to have especially now because you are under attack, - you are in a war to the end. You need the full Third Secret to protect yourselves.

As St. Paul tells us, our war is not against flesh and blood, but against principalities and powers and the rulers of the world of darkness. This warfare is being carried on not only by the devil and by his fallen angels who work with him, the warfare is also carried on by men and women who are the enemies of the Church. These human persons are doing so actually right now - that is, human beings who work for the devil are deliberately fighting against God and Our Lady.

They are not the only ones, but certainly there are Masons who, in the 33rd degree, worship the devil, as Pope Leo XIII pointed out. The Masons have declared war on God and on the Church since 1730. The Masons have heavily infiltrated the Catholic Church, including the Vatican itself for the past 50 years.

I have met the priest, Father Francisco Putti, who published the names of 12 Cardinals who were Masons. Father Putti would start his article off with naming the Cardinal and saying what he has done and then he would end his article by saying Cardinal so-and-so is a Mason. This is the day he entered into masonry, this is his code name, this is his number.

I went to see him one day because he said something similar about Cardinal Garrone. Cardinal Garrone was a French Cardinal and Father Putti didn't end his article the same way. He said, rather, that if Cardinal Garrone had received a commission to destroy Catholic education around the world from Satan himself or from the head of the Masons, he could not have done a better job.

I asked: "Father, you seem to imply that he is a Mason but you don't actually say so." He said, "That's correct, because I don't have the documents on him. I have the documents on hundreds of priests and bishops, but I don't publish them because most of them have recognized the error of their way and have given up, but these ones I identify as Masons have not given up."

One time, Father Putti was threatened at least indirectly by a press statement that the Vatican was thinking of excommunicating him. So Father Putti called a press conference and he said: "Up to now, I have only published the facts, but if I'm excommunicated, I will publish the documentation."

The very next day there was a press release by the Vatican that there is no intention whatsoever of excommunicating Father Putti. I bring this up, not because it's pleasant to talk about how some Cardinals and bishops - and for that matter, of course, priests - are members of the Masonic sect, it's that they have opposed Fatima from the beginning.

It was the Mayor of Fatima - the Masonic Mayor of Ourem, more precisely - who put the children in jail, who threatened them with death, threatened to kill them by boiling them in oil. This Opposition to Fatima was more open at that time but it is much more subtle today. Nevertheless, the Opposition to Fatima is real. In fact, their indirect attack is much more effective. I have been speaking to a Member of Parliament from Europe who had not been aware of the need for the Consecration of Russia - which tells us how effective the devil has been in hiding the Message of Fatima.

Fatima, the Rosary and the Scapular Silenced on the Pulpits

First of all, we don't hear about Fatima in our schools, in our pulpits or even the request for the Rosary, even the request for wearing the Brown Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Even these things are not spoken about generally from our pulpits. If they are, its an exception. But if you consider that there are 400,000 priests in the Catholic Church, that there are 2,500 dioceses in the Catholic Church - how many speak about Fatima on a regular basis; how many newspapers speak about it? The only times I see it in the media is when you have some story in there which says the consecration is done, the Third Secret is released. Other than that, they drop off the word Fatima and drop the Message as well.

Fatima Is Opposed

So there is strong Opposition to Fatima. There is very strong Opposition to Fatima. Much of this Opposition is from ignorant people who don't know any better but some of it is spearheaded by Masonic influence from within the Catholic Church, from sources you would not expect. That is why we need to talk about these things, because we are never going to win the battle if you don't know what the enemies are up to. And you are not going to win the battle if you don't have the information that Fatima is not an option, that it is obligatory. Fatima is not an option, but is something we should all know about.

Yet Fatima Is Addressed to Every Human Being

As Pope John Paul II said, "The Message of Fatima is addressed to every human being." Looking at myself and looking at each one of you, I think at times we are all tempted to say to ourselves, "What more can I do, I am only so-and-so, I am only in charge of this little part of the Lord's vineyard - whether that little part is a diocese or that little part is a parish, or that little part is only a flock of five people or only a family of two - what can I do?"

There is much you can do and we will talk about that during this conference. Thank you and we look forward to your questions and participation so that you, too, will become as engaged as anyone in promoting this urgent Fatima Message and bringing about the triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Our time is running out and there is a lot of work to be done. God Bless you.

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