As far as the Third Secret of Fatima or any recent correspondence between Sister and the Holy Father is concerned, we waste time and effort trying to peer behind the veil on this subject.
There are other cities whose prophetic messages involving the Blessed Virgin are clear: Akita, Japan; Betania, Venezuela, and Kibeho, Rwanda. Find out about those if you are frustrated in trying to understand the details of Fatima. God always finds a way to get his message out.
My message -- my purely personal and unofficial message -- is that every Christian should pray against the spirit of murder and the spirit of massacre that is overtaking Islam everywhere. There is coming a great slaughter of Christians the world over -- and the Muslims could care less about the differences between Catholics, Orthodox, and Protestants.
Arm yourself with prayer. If you are Catholic, you have daily Mass, Adoration, the Rosary, the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, the Chaplet of St. Michael. If you are Orthodox you have many rich resources from the Jesus Prayer to the Akathist Hymn with which you can battle Evil. If you are Protestant, pray your Bible -- Psalm 91 on behalf of Christians everywhere, Ephesians whole armor of God for Christians everywhere. Plead the Precious Blood of Jesus for Christians and for America.
After committing yourself to Prayer, if you have responsibility for children or other persons, arm yourself with a weapon. Get well trained in the use of that weapon, and practice absolute security and safety in the storing of such a weapon. If you do not have time for proper training, do not take up a weapon you do not know how to use effectively. Better to keep the money at your disposal for other needs.
Prepare your homes with large supplies of water, food, medicines, food for pets, food for neighbors -- enough to last from three days to three months -- at least. Obtain whatever medicines you might need in a three month period.
Finally, pray against the spirit of betrayal that moves wide and deep through the nations of the world and within certain sectors of the American government -- those sectors are increasingly in plain view. Pray that Saudi does not betray us by using its Air Force against our Armed Forces especially the Navy. Pray that the Chinese are not masquerading in waters nearby as ships of other nations only to launch an assault on America one day.
For some it will sound as if I am saying the sky is falling. But for others this may be the word needed so they will begin taking action.
Superb message, regardless.
I've done some of these things 100% already.
I'm working on (and failing miserably) many of the spiritual ones ;-)
And tonight, I'm returning to my local gun shop. Thanks for the kick in the seat o' the pants.
But at the same time, it is true that to Muslims, the distinctions between Catholics, Protestants and Orthodox are immaterial. In fact, the distinction between Christians and Jews is not particularly important to them. We must remember that one of the things that enabled Islam to conquer Spain and North Africa was the fact that Christians were fighting among themselves, sometimes over politics (Visigothic kingdoms in Spain) and sometimes over religion (Arian and other heresies).
As a pragmatic matter, we've got to put all this aside for awhile. The real enemy has revealed himself, and he's not any of us.