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  • Our Lady of Fatima and the “Muslim Connection”

    05/16/2013 3:59:09 PM PDT · by NYer · 30 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | May 15, 2013 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    This past week we celebrated the feast of Our Lady of Fatima. (And, given my mention of Fatima, you may wonder why I have Our Lady of Guadalupe pictured here, but more on that in a moment). But as for Fatima, with all the emphasis on the magnificent teaching and prophetic fulfillment of that apparition, something that has always intrigued me is that she would appear of all places in a town called Fatima. Why Fatima, a town that recalls the daughter of Mohammed?Indeed, I have often heard that Muslims hold our Blessed Mother Mary in high regard. This reverence...
  • Original Manuscript of Fatima's 'Third Secret' Will Soon be Part of an Exhibit

    11/01/2013 9:02:46 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 24 replies
    Rome Reports ^ | 11/1/13
    November 1, 2013. (Romereports.com) The Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal, will soon have Sister Lucia's handwritten letter, where she describes the third secret Our Lady revealed back on June 1917. The exhibit, titled 'Secret and Revelation' will open to the public on November 30th. Since 1957 the document has been stored at the Vatican, as part of the archives of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.
  • Sunday Night Prime with Fr Apostoli and Beth Lynch (Russia and Fatima prophecies) {Cath Caucus]

    10/20/2013 12:03:03 PM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    EWTN ^ | October 20, 2013
    This Sunday, Oct 20th, Beth Lynch, former events coordinator at the Martyrs Shrine in Auriesville, will be talking about her experiences in Russia and Our Lady of Fatima's prophecies about the conversion of Russia. The program airs at 8pm, Sun Oct 20 and again Monday Oct 21 at 2 am and 9 am. From EWTN: Fatima Consecration - Chronology History of the Consecration and Related Events July 13, 1917 Our Lady promises  to "come and ask the consecration of Russia to Her Immaculate Heart"1 June 13, 1929 Our Lady fulfills her promise, asking "for the consecration of Russia to...
  • Pope consecrates world to immaculate heart of Mary

    10/13/2013 6:13:00 AM PDT · by markomalley · 102 replies
    Radio Vaticana ^ | 10/13/2013
    The Pope celebrated mass in St Peter’s square this morning in honour of the Marian Day, an event organised as part of the Year of Faith on the anniversary of the final apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Fatima (13th of October 1917). Please find below the full text of Pope Francis’ homily in English translation. In the Psalm we said: “Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous things” (Ps 98:1). Today we consider one of the marvelous things which the Lord has done: Mary! A lowly and weak creature like ourselves, she was...
  • Pope Francis: Mary’s faith unties the knot of sin

    10/14/2013 8:07:03 AM PDT · by haffast · 68 replies
    Vatican Radio ^ | 2013-10-12 19:56:29 | Vatican Radio
    (Vatican Radio) Thousands of pilgrims were in Saint Peter’s Square Saturday evening to join Pope Francis in venerating the original statue of Our Lady of Fatima. The statue made its journey to Rome as the celebrations for the Feast of Our Lady Fatima, which is October 13. Pope Francis will preside over Mass on Sunday morning, and the recitation of the Rosary before the statue. He will then consecrate the world to Mary’s Immaculate Heart. During the evening’s event, the Pope welcomed the statue, which was processed through Saint Peter’s Square, and led the faithful in reciting the Seven Sorrows...
  • America Needs Fatima Public Square Rosary

    10/09/2013 10:04:57 AM PDT · by mlizzy · 81 replies
  • Fatima and World Peace (Catholic / Orthodox Caucus)

    09/08/2013 5:55:25 AM PDT · by NYer · 24 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | September 8, 2013
    The apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima in 1917 in the midst of World War I and at the outset of the Soviet “October Revolution” have had long-range historical effects.The prelude to the Fatima apparitions was the appearance in the spring of 1916 of an angel, who identified himself as the “angel of peace” to three Portuguese children: Lucia, Jacinta, and Francisco. The angel appeared to them again in the summer, telling them that heaven had “designs of mercy” and teaching them to offer prayers and sacrifices. He appeared a third time in the fall, offering the children the Eucharist.The...
  • Fatima Fr. Gruner Hosts Italian Antisemite

    08/16/2013 5:22:49 PM PDT · by jcpryor · 5 replies
    A Mon Avis ^ | August 11, 2013 | J. Christopher Pryor
    Fatima Center Invites Roberto Fiore to Fatima Conference The Fatima Center is hosting a conference in September. Among those advertised to attend are Roberto Fiore, John McManus, Dr. Ron Paul, Dr. Peter Chojnowski, Christopher Ferrara, Michael Matt and John Vennari. Below is a speech given by Fiore in Budapest, October 23, 2008. Fiore is a Right-wing extremist and Society of Saint Pius X (SSPX) adherent. Fiore's speech follows the usual Perennialist/Fascist model. He begins by bemoaning the moral and economic decline in Europe. He then provides a nominal disparaging comment against Communism only then to direct the fury of his...
  • On Jimmy Akin and mortal sin

    06/28/2013 7:18:08 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 5 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | June 28, 2013 | Paul Melanson
    In my previous post, I noted how Jimmy Akin believes that "quite a number" of those Americans who are, "committing abortion and contraception...sleeping together outside of marriage, using porn, and doing a host of other things that can endanger their souls," will not end up in hell. He writes, "It can be tempting to conclude that most Catholics in America today are going to go to hell. Is the situation that bleak?...Although Catholics sometimes say things like “contraception is a mortal sin” or “sleeping together outside of marriage is a mortal sin,” this is a form of shorthand. For a...
  • Who to believe about mortal sin: Our Lady or Jimmy Akin?

    06/25/2013 7:15:59 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 5 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | June 25, 2013 | Paul Melanson
    Father Joseph Pelletier, A.A., was a native of Winchendon, Massachusetts. And he served the Church at a time when most priests were still reminding the souls entrusted to their care about the reality of hell and that mortal sins, unrepented of, render a soul incapable of eternal life. Back then, most Catholics knew and accepted God's Holy Word: "Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither the immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor sexual perverts, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor robbers will inherit the...
  • Fatima, Freemasonry, Vatican II and 1960

    05/22/2013 12:57:42 PM PDT · by Brian Kopp DPM · 44 replies
    Consecration Now Conference ^ | May 13, 2011 | John Salza
    “Freemasonry, Vatican II and 1960” By John Salza Consecration Now Conference Rome, May 13, 2011 There is a body of clear and compelling testimony from the likes of Cardinal Pacelli (future Pope Pius XII), Fr. Fuentes, Fr. Alonso, Fr. Schweigl ,Cardinal Oddi, Cardinal Ciappi, Fr. Malachi Martin, and even Cardinal Ratzinger (the future pope Benedict XVI) that the Third Secret of Fatima, not yet revealed by the Vatican, predicts a spiritual crisis in the bosom of the Church. In this presentation, I am going to elaborate on this theme, by demonstrating that this crisis is nothing less than a world...
  • The Controversy Over the Third Secret: Objections and Responses [Catholic Caucus]

    05/14/2013 2:38:33 PM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies
    Insight Scoop ^ | May 13, 2013 | Carl E. Olson
    The Controversy Over the Third Secret: Objections and Responses | Fr. Andrew Apostoli, C.F.R. | Appendix D from Fatima For Today: The Urgent Marian Message of Hope The Third Secret has been dealt with in two chapters in this book. Chapter 8 presented the content of the Third Secret as Lucia, Francisco and Jacinta saw it revealed to them. Chapter 16 presented how Sister Lucia wrote the Third Secret on a separate manuscript and then placed it in a sealed envelope. The chapter also traces what popes John XXIII, Paul VI and John Paul II did after reading it. The...
  • Tom Horn attacks Fatima on Sid Roth's "It's Supernatural"

    04/26/2013 7:34:23 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 21 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | April 26, 2013 | Paul Melanson
    Tom Horn sees demons everywhere. The Assembly of God pastor and author of numerous works of anti-Catholic theology-fiction such as “The Ahriman Gate,” “Nephilim Stargates” and “As It Was in the Days of Noah,” is now accusing the Catholic Church, the Church founded by Jesus Christ, as preparing to welcome “an alien savior.” In his new book entitled ‘Exo-Vaticana: Petrus Romanus, Project L.U.C.I.F.E.R., and the Vatican’s Astonishing Plan for the Arrival of an Alien Savior,” Mr. Horn warns that “Rome is busy now hypothecating the astonishing doctrines that will facilitate the coming of a Galactic Savior.” Horn’s thesis (and that...
  • Pakistani fertilizer firm to expand in U.S., but balks on controlling bomb materials

    01/27/2013 6:44:20 PM PST · by Cindy · 10 replies
    WashingtonTimes.com - The Washington Times ^ | January 27, 2013 | By Rowan Scarborough
    "Pakistani fertilizer firm to expand in U.S., but balks on controlling bomb materials" SNIPPET: "The Pakistani corporation that has refused the Pentagon’s urgent appeals to control the flow of explosive materials to bomb-makers who kill U.S. troops is expanding its fertilizer manufacturing into the United States. And it is being done with the help of U.S. taxpayers through the municipal bond market."
  • “Whole Nations Will Be Annihilated”: Obama, America, and the Errors of Russia, PART II

    10/29/2012 9:25:15 AM PDT · by MJVO5342 · 2 replies
    Obama and Communism ^ | 10/22/2012 | Mike
    “Whole Nations Will Be Annihilated”: Obama, America, and the Errors of Russia, PART II Error #4: Obama, Marriage, and the Unnatural Vice “...such a [Communist] doctrine logically makes of marriage and the family a purely artificial and civil institution...[Communism says that] there exists no matrimonial bond of a juridico-moral nature that is not subject to the whim of the individual or of the collectivity.”—Pope Pius XI, Divini Redemptoris, n. 11 (Italics added) “I’m a Christian. I do believe that tradition and my religious beliefs say that marriage is something sanctified between a man and a woman.” (1)—Barack Obama, 2004 “I’ve...
  • “Whole Nations Will Be Annihilated”: Obama, America, and the Errors of Russia (PART I)

    10/27/2012 3:14:15 PM PDT · by MJVO5342 · 12 replies
    Obama and Communism ^ | 10/21/2012 | Mike
    ... In the year 1917, in the rural town of Fatima, Portugal, a beautiful and majestic Lady dressed in white began appearing to three shepherd children named Lucia dos Santos, Jacinta Marto, and Francisco Marto. The appearances were six in number and attracted great attention, particularly when the children stated that at the sixth and final apparition, a great miracle would occur. 70,000 people showed up to witness this event on October 13, 1917, including many atheists (who admitted witnessing it, and at least some of whom presumably ceased to be atheists). During the course of these apparitions, the beautiful...
  • Archbishop Loris Capovilla has "reservations" about Fatima and Marian devotion in general

    05/12/2012 10:48:55 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 32 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | May 12, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    All around us there are signs in abundance that the Apostasy is spreading. Parishes are emptying, more and more Catholics who have remained are approving of same-sex "marriage" and other forms of dissent. Preparation for the Reign of Antichrist is in full swing. Does this trouble Archbishop Loris Capovilla? One would wonder. For instead of addressing the myriad evils of our time, the Archbishop has chosen to address something which does concern him: the Fatima apparition and Marian devotion in general. As noted here, Archbishop Capovilla has "reservations" about Fatima and what he refers to as "excessive focus on Marian...
  • Not 2012 But 2017!

    03/09/2012 10:31:07 AM PST · by JosephJames · 2 replies
    Blogspot: God and Politics ^ | March 9, 2012 | Rev. Joseph Dwight
    INTRODUCTION Much has been written about the year 2012. But for believers, in particular Catholics, just as the Blessed Virgin Mary had a very essential God-given role in the first coming of the Son of God, so too, as Saint Louis de Montfort and other saints tell us, Mary, the Mother of God, will have a very important role in the preparation for the second coming of Christ. The Mother of God appeared at Fatima, confirmed by great signs, during the year 1917. EXACTLY 33 YEARS TO THE DAY prior to the great Miracle of the Sun in Fatima (October...
  • The apocalyptic prophecies of Hildegard of Bingen, the next Doctor of the Church [Catholic Caucus]

    12/18/2011 10:50:36 PM PST · by Brian Kopp DPM · 27 replies
    summorumpontificum.net ^ | 12/19/2011 | Brian Kopp
    Monday, December 19, 2011 The apocalyptic prophecies of Hildegard of Bingen, the next Doctor of the ChurchBy Brian Kopp Earlier this fall, Pope Benedict XVI beatified Venerable Elena Aiello, bringing to light her little known prophecies, which have strong parallels to those of both Our Lady of Akita as well as statements Pope JPII and Cardinal Ratzinger made in the past regarding the Third Secret of Fatima. (See this earlier blog post for a summary of the parallels: For fourth anniversary of Summorum Pontificum, Pope draws attention to little known prophecies of Venerable Elena Aiello) Now, Pope Benedict XVI is...
  • Radio Replies Second Volume - The Scapular

    12/03/2011 8:12:45 AM PST · by GonzoII · 10 replies · 6+ views
    Celledoor.Com ^ | 1940 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    The Scapular 1082. I read in a Catholic paper that those who wear the brown scapular of our Lady will not go to hell and will be released from purgatory the first Saturday after their death. Your difficulties show that this brief statement was given without the explanation with which Catholics are familiar. 1083. Now I ask you, do you believe, as a man and a priest, that a scapular has such magic power? I certainly do not believe that a scapular has any magic power. Nor does any Catholic. Nevertheless, I myself wear a brown scapular, and hope to...
  • Tell us your Favorite Songs About Power.Freeper Canteen 11~17~11

    11/16/2011 5:08:00 PM PST · by fatima · 319 replies
    ~Favorite Power Song's~ Spill the Wine I was once out strolling one very hot summer's day When I thought I'd lay myself down to rest In a big field of tall grass I laid there in the sun and felt it caressing my face As I fell asleep and dreamed I dreamed I was in a Hollywood movie And that I was the star of the movie This really blew my mind The fact that me an overfed long haired leaping gnome Should be the star of a Hollywood movie, hmmm But there I was I was taken to...
  • Rossi E-Cat Sales Web Site Goes Live

    11/11/2011 4:42:22 PM PST · by Johnny B. · 155 replies
    E-Cat Technology by Andrea Rossi of Leonardo Corporation
  • On Fatima anniversary, Fr. Apostoli sees atheism overtaking the West (Catholic Caucus)

    10/13/2011 10:35:41 AM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies
    EWTN ^ | October 14, 2011 | Benjamin Mann
    Our Lady of Fatima The author of an exhaustive study on the Virgin Mary's 1917 appearances in Portugal says her words are being fulfilled by the rise of aggressive secularism and loss of religious freedom in the West.“Mary, as I see it, pointed out at Fatima that these things were going to happen,” said Fr. Andrew Apostoli, a Franciscan Friar of the Renewal and the author of “Fatima For Today” (Ignatius Press, $19.95), in an interview one day before the 94th anniversary of the last apparition in the Portuguese city. “She said that an evil will begin in Russia,...
  • A New Apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Africa? Or … Something Else?

    07/07/2011 11:02:05 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    Patrick Madrid's blog ^ | 7/6/11 | Patrick Madrid
    Virgin Mary in Africa Sky or Project Blue Beam? Video at YouTubeKindly watch this video all the way to the end. Something striking is happening here and I will admit that (assuming the video isn’t a hoax along the lines of the countless bogus UFO videos out there) whatever it is looks very much like the traditional Catholic image of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It appears to have been recorded with a smartphone. There is no descriptive information associated with the video except for that it is purported to have been taken in April of this year somewhere in...
  • Catholic Caucus: Miracle of Hiroshima

    03/16/2011 8:33:55 PM PDT · by topher · 8 replies
    M+G+R+ Foundation ^ | February 2000
    The M+G+R Foundation Divine Protection at Hiroshima or why out motto isIn God we trust and everyone else must prove himself firstPURPOSE The purpose of this document is to share certain dramatic events which occurred im Hiroshima that may help some see the importance of sincere prayer in order that Psalm 91(1) becomes a reality in one's life. INTRODUCTION We requested one of our frequent visitors to research the mostly ignored manifestation of the Divine protection for certain individuals in Hiroshima when the A-bomb was dropped there by the allied forces. We do not need any proof to live what...
  • Happy Birthday fatima!!

    03/04/2011 8:48:46 PM PST · by Brad’s Gramma · 133 replies
    Top Secret | March 4, 2011 | No One
    Happy Birthday fatima!!!
  • CATHOLIC/ORTHODOX CAUCUS: Russian Icon of the Mother of God of Fatima

    01/02/2011 8:45:12 AM PST · by GonzoII · 8 replies
    New Liturgical Movement ^ | Dec. 23, 2010 | David Clayton
    Thursday, December 23, 2010 Russian Icon of the Mother of God of Fatima by David Clayton A reader sent to me an interesting article about the development of an icon of the Mother of God of Fatima, which I thought I would pass on to NLM readers. One inspiration for this image is one of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. In order to accommodate the sensibilities of the Orthodox icon painter, Mary is shown pointing to the word 'Heart'. You can read more about it here.
  • Third Secret of Fatima and Russia

    11/30/2010 7:38:28 PM PST · by pf707 · 71 replies · 1+ views
    November 30/2010
    ONE: In her memoirs, Lucia writes of a warning spoken by Mary pertaining to the failure of Vatican officials to obey her requests in a timely manner...before the point Russia reeks havoc upon the world: "Later...Our Lady said to me, complaining: "Not wishing to attend to my request! Like the King of France, they will repent then make it happen, but it will be (done) late. Russia will have already spread it's errors through the world, provoking wars, and persecutions of the Church: The Pope will have much to suffer." (in Portuguese: Mais tarde...Nossa Senhora disse-me, queixando-se: Năo quiseram atender...
  • Meet Fatima, the 1st Islamic doll !

    11/19/2010 2:30:45 PM PST · by nmh · 44 replies · 3+ views
    Ynet News ^ | 11/19/10 | Dudi Cohen
    Innovations and inventions in Iran , and not just in the missile department : A number of products created specifically for the local market were revealed this week – an Islamic tie, Islamic doll and the 'Hijab Messenger' instant messaging software. ... The tie, which is based on Islamic values, was specially designed in the shape of a sword and decorated Prophet Muhammad's quotes. The tie's designer, Hemat Komeili chose the sword which represents the sword of Shiite Imam Ali, Mohammad's cousin and brother in law, who is considered holy in Iran. According to the designer, the inventive design received...
  • OUR LADY AND ISLAM: HEAVEN’S PEACE PLAN (Say the Rosary) [Ecumenical]

    10/07/2010 5:51:01 PM PDT · by Salvation · 46 replies
    EWTN.com ^ | October 2001 Soul Magazine | Fr Ladis J. Cizik, Blue Army National Executive Director
    OUR LADY AND ISLAM: HEAVEN’S PEACE PLAN     Fr Ladis J. Cizik, Blue Army National Executive Director IslamIslam is an Arabic word that can be defined as "to make peace." Islam is the religion founded by Mohammed, which considers the Koran as its holy book. In addition, Islam accepts the New Testament of the Christians and the Old Testament of the Jews as Divinely inspired works. Followers of Islam are known as Muslims (also: Moors, Turks, and Moslems) and, just as Jews and Christians, believe in only one God. Yet, over the centuries, Muslims have engaged in tremendous wars with...
  • Catholic Caucus: Tears, a Miraculous Warning [New Orleans July 17, 1972]

    08/15/2010 2:41:41 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 2 replies
    Tradition Family and Property ^ | 19 December 2007 | Plinio Corręa de Oliveira
    Tears, a Miraculous Warning Written by Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira    Wednesday, 19 December 2007 04:42 Share  On July 21, 1972, the newspaper Folha de S.Paulo published a photograph from New Orleans showing a statue of Our Lady of Fatima shedding tears. The report sparked keen interest in the Brazilian public and I think many readers will welcome more information on the topic. Statue of the International Pilgrim Virgin of Fatima photographed in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1972 miraculously weeping real human tears. The best source of information on the matter is found in an article with a typical...
  • [CATHOLIC CAUCUS] Blessed Mother leads boy to priesthood

    06/28/2010 7:51:35 AM PDT · by mlizzy
    CNA ^ | 6-26-10 | Tanya Connor
    Worcester, Mass., Jun 26, 2010 / 01:14 pm (CNA).- “When I grow up, I want to be like him,” The 5-year-old was talking about the priest. But while still a child the boy fell in love – with the image of Our Lady of Fatima. “If I find a woman who looks like her, and has her characteristics, I’ll marry her,” he decided. “For 34 years I’ve never met that woman,” he says now. “I guess the Blessed Mother wants me. I’m all hers. Like John Paul II said, ‘Totus Tuus Maria.’” This is the story of Deacon Lowe Bretańa...
  • Cardinal shares previously unpublished details about beatification of Fatima chlidren

    05/26/2010 4:27:08 PM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies · 240+ views
    CNA ^ | 5/26/2010
    Lisbon, Portugal, May 26, 2010 / 05:56 pm (CNA).- In an interview with L’Osservatore Romano, the prefect emeritus of the Congregation for the Causes of the Saints, Portuguese Cardinal Jose Saraiva Martins, revealed a series of previously unpublished details about the beatification of the shepherd children of Fatima, such as the creation of a commission which concluded that the two children exercised heroic virtues. Cardinal Martins said the beatification of Jacinta and Francisco Marto, which took place 10 years ago this May, was “a historic event because they were the first children to be raised to the altars who...
  • Vatican spokesman not surprised by record Fatima Mass turnout

    05/14/2010 7:50:49 AM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies · 187+ views
    cna ^ | May 14, 2010
    Fatima, Portugal, May 14, 2010 / 09:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Fr. Federico Lombardi, the spokesman for the Vatican, said it was not a surprise that hundreds of thousands of people were in Fatima for Pope Benedict's Mass at Fatima yesterday. He recognized a "vitality" in the response and commented on the Holy Father's observation that the prophetic mission of Fatima is not complete.Estimates put the number of pilgrims in Fatima for Wednesday morning's Mass at around half a million between those who filled the enormous esplanade that sprawls before the Church of the Most Holy Trinity and the tens...
  • Pope Reopens File on Third Secret of Fatima

    05/18/2010 2:49:51 PM PDT · by Brian Kopp DPM · 28 replies · 1,077+ views
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | May 17, 2010 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    Extraordinary Hours Pope Reopens File on Third Secret of Fatima   Christopher A. Ferrara REMNANT COLUMNIST, New Jersey   With Cardinal Bertone looking on, the Holy Father speaks of the Third Secret enroute to Fatima (Posted May 17, 2010, www.RemnantNewspaper.com) I have just returned from Rome where I delivered a talk at the “Fatima Challenge” conference on “33 Reasons” for the existence of a missing text of the Third Secret of Fatima—a text that would explain the ambiguous vision, published June 26, 2000, of a “bishop dressed in white” who is executed atop a hill outside a half-ruined city...
  • Apparition: ‘fantastic message’ imparted to self-proclaimed visionary (Marian Apparition)

    05/19/2010 3:16:09 PM PDT · by shibumi · 11 replies · 404+ views
    The Irish Times ^ | May 12, 2010 | Tom Shel
    FOLLOWING A period of intense prayer during which he knelt on damp grass as he gazed heavenwards at Knock shrine yesterday, self-proclaimed visionary Joe Coleman claimed he had been imparted a “fantastic message” by Our Lady. Jabbing his finger at a cloudy sky, Mr Coleman said: “I seen her there and I seen her there. She did make herself known.” Although reluctant to go into any details about the “message” he had received, Mr Coleman did say the Blessed Virgin had been angry about the way he had been treated by shrine authorities. He complained that he and his followers...
  • Pope Benedict XVI and the 'Third Secret' of Fatima (surprisingly fair article)

    05/17/2010 11:22:03 AM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies · 405+ views
    ABC ^ | 5/14/2010 | PHOEBE NATANSON
    Pope Benedict XVI took a break from the relentless news about the sex-abuse scandals that have rocked the Catholic Church and flew to Portugal this week to worship at the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima, one of the world's most venerated shrines with over 5 million visitors a year. The devout pilgrims who have come to Fatima to see him – many camping in cars and tents in the fields around the shrine – are mostly Portuguese, although dozens of different countries are also represented, judging by the flags waved by the crowds. Fatima has had an important role...
  • Do Not Tire of Visiting Us [Catholic Caucus]

    05/13/2010 6:26:06 PM PDT · by mlizzy · 7 replies · 142+ views
    Vultus Christi ^ | 5-12-10 | Fr. Mark Kirby
    Tonight, at least, I have no words to express what I perceive to be the significance of this Act of Consecration in the context of The Year of the Priest. I have nothing but joy, and an immense gratitude to the Holy Father. Consecration of Priests to the Immaculate Heart of MaryImmaculate Mother, in this place of grace, called together by the love of your Son Jesus the Eternal High Priest, we, sons in the Son and his priests, consecrate ourselves to your maternal Heart, in order to carry out faithfully the Father's Will. We are mindful that, without Jesus,...
  • Benedict XVI’s Sermon in Fatima, references to “second secret” (Catholic Caucus)

    05/13/2010 9:52:34 AM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies · 438+ views
    WDTPRS ^ | May 13, 2010 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    The Holy Father’s sermon in Fatima.  The papal spokesman, Fr. Lombardi, had earlier said that the Holy Father would deliver an "intense" message in Fatima. You may want to read the text of the "second secret" of Fatima before delving into the sermon: You have seen hell where the souls of poor sinners go. To save them, God wishes to establish in the world devotion to my Immaculate Heart. If what I say to you is done, many souls will be saved and there will be peace. The war is going to end: but if people do not cease offending...
  • Half a million attend the Pope's Fatima mass

    05/13/2010 9:43:52 AM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies · 256+ views
    Telegraph ^ | May 13, 2010 | Nick Squires
    Crowds converged on a vast esplanade in front of an imposing white basilica devoted to the Virgin Mary, their faith and enthusiasm apparently undimmed by the scandals over sexually abusive priests that have shaken the Church. In an address to the masses, Benedict XVI alluded to the so-called 'Secrets of Fatima' – prophecies revealed to three Portuguese shepherd children when they witnessed a series of apparitions of the Virgin Mary in 1917. "One would be deluded to think that the prophetic mission of Fatima has been concluded," the German-born pontiff told pilgrims, without spelling out exactly what he meant. He...
  • [CATHOLIC CAUCUS] Half a million pilgrims join the pope for a Mass in Fatima [VIDEO]

    05/13/2010 9:33:15 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 5 replies · 110+ views
    Half a million pilgrims join the pope for a Mass in Fatima
  • Pius XII Saw "Miracle of the Sun" [Catholic Caucus]

    11/05/2008 7:55:19 AM PST · by NYer · 24 replies · 1,015+ views
    ZNA ^ | November 4, 2008 | Antonio Gaspari
    ROME, NOV. 4, 2008 (Zenit.org).- According to his own testimony, the Pope who declared the dogma of the Assumption saw the "miracle of the sun" four times. This information is confirmed by a handwritten, unpublished note from Pope Pius XII, which is part of the "Pius XII: The Man and the Pontificate" display. The display opened in the Vatican to the public today and will run through Jan. 6. A commissioner of the display and a Vatican reporter for the Italian daily Il Giornale, Andrea Tornielli, explained to ZENIT that the note was found in the Pacelli family archives. It...
  • Holy Father's Address at Fatima Shrine

    05/12/2010 7:34:41 PM PDT · by ELS · 6 replies · 238+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | May 12, 2010 | Benedict XVI
    Holy Father's Address at Fatima Shrine "Do Not Be Afraid to Talk of God" FATIMA, Portugal, MAY 12, 2010 (Zenit.org).- Here is a Vatican translation of the address Benedict XVI gave today before leading the faithful in the recitation of the rosary at the Chapel of Apparitions, Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima. * * * Dear pilgrims, All of you, standing together with lighted candles in your hands, seem like a sea of light around this simple chapel, lovingly built to the honour of the Mother of God and our mother, whose path from earth to heaven appeared to...
  • Pope's In-Flight Briefing with Journalists (greatest persecution of the Church comes from within)

    05/11/2010 3:10:54 PM PDT · by NYer · 2 replies · 171+ views
    NC Register ^ | May 11, 2010 | EDWARD PENTIN
    Pope Benedict XVI speaks to reporters on a plane en route to Portugal May 11. The Pope made some of his strongest remarks to date on the sex abuse cases during an in-flight press conference en route to his four-day visit. (CNS photo/Stefano Rellandini, Reuters) Below is the full transcript of Pope Benedict XVI’s briefing with journalists on the papal plane to Portugal this morning, courtesy of Vatican Radio: Q. - What message will you bring to Portugal, a deeply Catholic country in the past and a bearer of faith in the secular world of today. How can the faith...
  • Pope says he brings wisdom and mission to Portugal

    05/11/2010 3:06:20 PM PDT · by NYer · 2 replies · 131+ views
    cna ^ | May 11, 2010
    Lisbon, Portugal, May 11, 2010 / 10:35 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Benedict XVI departed from Rome this morning and arrived at the Portela International Airport in Lisbon, Portugal, commencing the 15th foreign visit of his pontificate. Speaking at the airport, the Holy Father announced that the goal of his visit is to share wisdom and remind Christians of their mission.The Holy Father was greeted when he arrived at the airport by president of the Republic of Portugal Anibal Cavaco Silva and by the Patriarch of Portugal, Cardinal Jose de la Cruz Policarpo, as well as other civil authorities and members...
  • Papal Visit to Portugal: Text of the Secret of Fátima with Commentary

    05/11/2010 1:42:30 PM PDT · by NYer · 1 replies · 312+ views
    EWTN ^ | May 11, 2010
    INTRODUCTION   As the second millennium gives way to the third, Pope John Paul II has decided to publish the text of the third part of the “secret of Fatima”. The twentieth century was one of the most crucial in human history, with its tragic and cruel events culminating in the assassination attempt on the “sweet Christ on earth”. Now a veil is drawn back on a series of events which make history and interpret it in depth, in a spiritual perspective alien to present-day attitudes, often tainted with rationalism. Throughout history there have been supernatural apparitions and signs which go to the heart...
  • Papal Visit to Portugal: Apparitions of Our Lady

    05/11/2010 1:24:50 PM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies · 282+ views
    EWTN ^ | May 11, 2010
    Apparitions of Our Lady  Almost eight months had passed since the last apparition of the Angel. Lucia, Francisco and Jacinta continued to practice what the Angel had taught them, praying and offering sacrifices to the Lord. Lucia was now ten years old, Francisco would be nine in June and Jacinta had just turned seven in March, when on May 13th, 1917, they chose to pasture their sheep in a hilly depression owned by Lucia's father and known as the Cova da Iria, or Cove of Irene. It was there, with one exception, that the Blessed Virgin under the title of...
  • Papal Visit to Portugal: Apparitions of the Angel

    05/11/2010 1:14:24 PM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies · 221+ views
    EWTN ^ | May 11, 2010
    Apparitions of the Angel    In rural Portugal of 1916 it would not have been unusual to see children leading their family flocks to pasture. This is what the children of the Marto and Santos families, cousins all, did on many days. Often it was Lucia Santos, Francisco Marto and his sister Jacinta, who gladly undertook this chore, grateful for the chance to be outdoors and to play as the sheep silently grazed. They would take their families few sheep to graze on small plots of land owned by their parents in different parts of the sera, the mountainous plateau...
  • Papal Visit to Portugal: The Apparitions

    05/11/2010 1:05:27 PM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies · 189+ views
    EWTN ^ | May 11, 2010
    The Apparitions    For the sake of clarity allow me to list the major catechetical truths communicated to the children by Our Lady in the six apparitions that took place between May 13 and October 13, 1917. I shall omit here the points of "prophecy" made by the Blessed Mother. Although the prophecies are important in themselves and an integral part of the message of Fatima, we must neither forget nor obscure the essential components of the message: faith, conversion to Christ and reparation. 1. God the Father's merciful love for every human person is definitively revealed in the gift...
  • Papap Visit to Portugal: The Fatima Children

    05/11/2010 1:03:06 PM PDT · by NYer · 1 replies · 150+ views
    EWTN ^ | May 11, 2010
    The Fatima Children  In the year 1917, in a mountainous region at the center of Portugal, the Mother of God appeared six times to three young children. Elsewhere on the continent the “Great War” raged, that would cost Europe an entire generation, over 37 million lives. Besides sending her own sons to die (in France and North Africa) Portugal was in political chaos at home. There was a dizzy succession of governments following a revolution in 1910. The monarchy had been replaced by a republic, with a new liberal constitution separating Church from state. Government officials, under the influence of...