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  • "All of Them With Shield and Helmet" (Iran, Russia, and Israel)

    10/28/2005 1:53:57 PM PDT · by txgirl4Bush · 47 replies · 1,208+ views
    The Omegaletter ^ | Oct. 28, 2005 | Jack Kinsella
    Iran's president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad dismissed international criticism of his call for Israel's annihilation, saying, "They [Israelis] are cheeky humans and they think that the entire world should obey them. They destroy Palestinian families and expect nobody to object to them," Ahmadinejad said, asserting his comments "are the exact words of the Iranian people". It was the first time since early in the days of the Islamic Revolution that such a high-ranking Iranian official has openly called for the destruction of Israel. Ahmadinejad made his comments during Iran's annual hatefest called 'Jerusalem Day.' Iran's 'Jerusalem Day' is a carnival-like event during...
  • The new Kremlin Alliance

    10/28/2005 9:59:43 AM PDT · by Alex Marko · 2 replies · 371+ views
    Oct 27, 2005 Russia has quietly worked to forge a quasi-alliance of that to rival the US-led NATO, between current and future nuclear powers of Pakistan, China and Iran. This alignment is specifically geared toward confronting the US in a hotly contested market for geopolitical status in the middle east and to dictate economic trends concerning natural resources in the region. Decision by the IAEA to refer Iran to the UN Security Council has also put Russia in a difficult position between choosing its long-term economic ties with the EU and US or short-term ones with Iran. As the world...
  • THE MIRACLE OF THE SUN - This Day in History - October 13, 1917

    10/13/2005 8:47:06 PM PDT · by murphE · 5 replies · 390+ views
      The Miracle of The Sun   October 13, 1917(1) Here are briefly the facts; starting from the day after the events, by a reporter who cannotpossibly be accused of partiality in this matter and for a good reason! We refer to Avelino deAlmeida, the chief editor of "O Seculo," the large "liberal" anticlerical and masonic daily ofLisbon. He writes, "From the road, where the carriages were crowded together and where hundreds of persons hadstayed for want of sufficient courage to advance across the muddy ground, we saw the hugecrowd turn towards the sun which appeared at its zenith,...
  • Mother Russia now sees more abortions than babies born

    09/27/2005 6:31:09 PM PDT · by murphE · 8 replies · 368+ views
    Timesonline ^ | 09/24/05 | Jeremy Page
    IN THE two days since Lisa Petrachkova was born, Russia’s population has dropped by an estimated 2,000 people. By the time she is one, more than 200,000 Russians will have died of unnatural causes; almost seven times the estimated civilian deaths in Iraq since the war began. By her 50th birthday, Russia’s population could have halved, based on current trends. Little does she know it as she lies next to her mother, Masha, in a Moscow maternity ward, but Lisa is on the front line of a national fight for survival. By Russian standards, she is lucky to have made...
  • Union of Orthodox Citizens appeals to Alexy II to break all relations with the Vatican.

    08/26/2005 2:31:36 PM PDT · by lizol · 391 replies · 3,162+ views
    Interfax ^ | 23 August 2005
    Union of Orthodox Citizens appeals to Alexy II to break all relations with the Vatican and start missionary work in Europe and America Moscow, August 23, Interfax - As the Uniates have become more active in Ukraine the Orthodox public have appealed to Patriarch Alexy of Moscow and All Russia to end all relations with the Roman Catholic Church and begin missionary work in Europe and America. ‘It is necessary to accept in the fold of the Orthodox Church all the Old Catholic communities who wish to join it, to establish a Russian Orthodox school for training Latin-rite clergy for...
  • S.S.P.X Act of Reparation in Fatima

    08/25/2005 9:17:11 PM PDT · by murphE · 26 replies · 613+ views
    Traditio in Radice ^ | August 25, 2005 | Nicholas D.C. Wansbutter
    Thursday, August 25, 2005 S.S.P.X Act of Reparation in Fatima Posted by at 8:04 AM I still haven't been able to find any reports on the S.S.P.X pilgrimage to Fatima, however, with what French I command, I was able to find the following site which gives a detailed account of the event: La Porte Latine: Pélerinage de réparation à Fatima I shall attempt to translate a summary accompanied by some of the best pictures. For the rest of the pictures you can visit the link. I apologise in advance if my translations are not 100% accurate, as my French...
  • Supreme Leader: Women's Day best opportunity to examine their status (Iran)

    07/28/2005 8:16:44 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 2 replies · 338+ views
    IRNA ^ | July 27, 2005
    Supreme Leader: Women's Day best opportunity to examine their status Tehran, July 27, IRNA Iran-Supreme Leader The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei here Wednesday said that naming the birth anniversary of Hazrat Fatemeh (SA) as Woman's and Mother's Day provides the opportunity to examine their high status in Islam. Speaking at a ceremony marking Woman's Day, the Supreme Leader referred to the misunderstandings in this respect and reiterated the need for recalling the true value of women and the respect they deserve in Islam. The auspicious birth anniversary of Prophet Mohammad's (PBUH) daughter, Hazrat Fatemeh...
  • Proposals would tighten Russian restrictions on religion

    06/12/2005 6:36:02 PM PDT · by murphE · 14 replies · 394+ views
    Jun. 10 (Forum 18/ - In what seems the most serious proposal in recent years to tighten up Russia's 1997 religion law, parliament's religion committee has begun to consider four draft amendments, the Forum 18 news service reports. The proposed amendments would make it impossible for unregistered religious organizations to hold large meetings, and would allow only centralized religious organizations to invite foreign visits to participate in their work. "If we invite a priest to Moscow as the center of the diocese and he is to work in a completely different place, such as Kaliningrad, it will take a long...
  • Record number of people converge on Fatima

    05/14/2005 5:56:33 AM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies · 288+ views
    Bangkok Post ^ | May 14, 2005
    Fatima, Portugal _ A record number of Christian pilgrims walked to the shrine of Fatima yesterday to mark the anniversary of the alleged apparition of the Virgin Mary before three children in 1917. An estimated 30,000 people walked several days to the Fatima sanctuary, about 150km north of the capital Lisbon, from all over the country. Several thousand others drove there to attend the annual ceremony at the Fatima shrine. ``We think there are more pilgrims who walked to the sanctuary, which we consider to be a record,'' said Father Manuel Antunes. Lucia de Jesus dos Santos, who claimed she...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-13-05, Optional, Our Lady of Fatima

    05/13/2005 6:09:53 AM PDT · by Salvation · 26 replies · 405+ views American Bible ^ | 05-13-05 | New American Bible
    May 13, 2005Friday of the Seventh Week of Easter Psalm: Friday 22 Reading IActs 25:13b-21 King Agrippa and Bernice arrived in Caesareaon a visit to Festus.Since they spent several days there,Festus referred Paul's case to the king, saying,"There is a man here left in custody by Felix.When I was in Jerusalem the chief priests and the elders of the Jewsbrought charges against him and demanded his condemnation.I answered them that it was not Roman practiceto hand over an accused person before he has faced his accusersand had the opportunity to defend himself against their charge.So when they came together here,...
  • Two Popes, Two Books -- and Two Major Insights into Famed Third Fatima Secret

    05/10/2005 10:01:13 PM PDT · by Salvation · 5 replies · 592+ views ^ | 05-09-05 | SpiritDaily
    TWO POPES, TWO BOOKS -- AND TWO MAJOR INSIGHTS INTO FAMED THIRD FATIMA SECRET In his book God and the World, Pope Benedict XVI not only affirmed his belief in the famed third secret of Fatima but saw in it the ability of men to "change the vision" -- to alter prophesied events -- in a dramatic way.Referring to the secret -- which was granted to two seers in that Portuguese hamlet in 1917 and which involved an image of an angel set to torch the world (as well as a "bishop in white," who, it was prophesied, would be...
  • Protest of TFP and America Needs Fatima is successful. Ebay changes policy: Catholics rejoice

    05/04/2005 12:32:37 PM PDT · by concernedAmerican1 · 6 replies · 1,374+ views
    America Needs Fatima ^ | 05-03-05 | America Needs Fatima
    Once again, protests have been proven effective. After receiving an avalanche of protest emails, petitions and calls eBay has changed its policy and will now refuse to sell consecrated Hosts and other sacred objects. In an email sent to protestors, Kaelee of eBay’s Community Watch Team writes: “we have concluded that sales of the Eucharist, and similar highly sacred items, are not appropriate on eBay. We have, therefore, broadened our policies and will remove those types of listings should they appear on the site in the future.” The controversy began in mid April, when someone seeking to capitalize on the...
  • Abortion referendum approved

    04/22/2005 1:03:22 PM PDT · by Siobhan · 29 replies · 578+ views
    The Portugal News ^ | +JMJ+ 23 April 05 | Staff
    FRONT PAGE STORY - 23/04/2005Abortion referendum approvedAbortions up to the tenth week of pregnancy were approved late Wednesday afternoon by the Portuguese Parliament. But the country’s lawmakers also decided that for the law decree proposal to come into force, a referendum on the matter would have to be held.While voting went as planned for the majority centre-left Socialists (PS), internal squabbling within the ruling party saw at least forty MP’s call for a revision to the party’s law proposal.These ‘dissident’ MP’s, which make up a third of the party’s parliamentary seats, presented a declaration saying that while they were in...
  • Presenting Petitions to the Mother of God

    04/19/2005 5:56:31 PM PDT · by concernedAmerican1 · 13 replies · 494+ views
    America Needs Fatima ^ | 04-19-05 | America Needs Fatima
    Fatima Home Visitation coordinator Byron Whitcraft delivered over 40,000 petition cards to the exact spot where Our Lady appeared in Fatima. On March 20, two members of the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property (TFP), went on pilgrimage to the site of the 1917 apparitions of Our Lady in Fatima, Portugal, to deliver over 40,000 petition cards collected through the TFP’s America Needs Fatima Home Visitation Program. America Needs Fatima began taking its supporters’ petitions to Fatima shortly after they began their Home Visitation Program (to read about the America Needs Fatima Home Visitation Program, go...
  • Remembering the Forgotten First Saturdays

    04/15/2005 7:44:01 AM PDT · by concernedAmerican1 · 6 replies · 973+ views
    America Needs Fatima ^ | 04-15-05 | America Needs Fatima
    Most candid souls will admit that the world is in spiritual pain. Continual disregard of Fatima's warning will doom generations to spiritual bankruptcy. This is especially true in the disregard for the First Saturday devotions. The America Needs Fatima campaign is making a special effort to help Catholics remember. Our Blessed Mother has given us the means to heal and restore order, harmony and peace with a simple solution of prayer and penance, and following the Five First Saturday's specific instructions. The America Needs Fatima staff is promoting this devotion in a 425,000 prayer-card campaign. Five individual cards have been...
  • What a Protestant thinks about Fatima

    04/14/2005 9:12:56 AM PDT · by qandablogger · 21 replies · 590+ views
    Questions and Answers ^ | 4/14/05 | Wayne Moran
    A few days ago as we received notice that the Pope had died, there was a flurry of discussions about what he stood for and what he supported. One of the items that he was a huge proponent for was “Our Lady of Fatima” and the Prophecies of Fatima. I posted some links on the Blog so that some of my Protestant readers could get up to speed on what this stuff was all about. Many had either never even heard of Fatima and most had never read anything about it so it was a great opportunity to learn something....
  • The Third Secret of Fatima

    04/11/2005 8:14:00 AM PDT · by PAPALCY · 10 replies · 1,070+ views
    Why was the 3rd secret of Fatima kept secret for so long?

    04/06/2005 9:17:27 PM PDT · by Salvation · 65 replies · 2,184+ views
    Spirit Daily ^ | 04-06-05 | Spirit Daily
    A POPE DESCRIBED AS 'FROM THE SUN' WAS BORN DURING ECLIPSE AND LEAVES WITH ONEHe was born during an eclipse (May 18, 1920) and there will be an eclipse, a rare type of partial eclipse, Friday (April 8) on the day of his burial. And so now eyes have turned more intently to an old prophecy attributed to the Irish monk St. Malachy O'Morgair -- who supposedly foresaw the entire succession of popes by using riddle-like nicknames, with the one fitting the 110th -- John Paul II -- being De Labore Solis, which means  "from the labor of the sun."Indeed,...
  • "Dare to Be Catholic!"

    03/29/2005 12:41:21 PM PST · by concernedAmerican1 · 5 replies · 630+ views
    TFP Student Action ^ | 03-29-05 | by John Ritchie
    Catholic University hosts sacrilegious display against the Blessed Mother, offending students, faculty and Catholics nationwide Something extremely alarming and shameful occurred at the University of Dayton, where Our Blessed Mother was depicted in an exhibit amid pictures of prostitutes and pornography.1 The sacrilegious display, "Heartlands," by Derek A. Cracco, an assistant professor of art at the University of Alabama, was on public display in the Rike Center Gallery of the University of Dayton from February 22 to March 11. Ranking among the ten largest Catholic universities in the country, the University of Dayton, founded by the Society of Mary in...
  • Scandal: Catholic University Puts Mary amid Prostitutes

    03/10/2005 8:32:51 AM PST · by concernedAmerican1 · 56 replies · 2,507+ views
    TFP Student Action ^ | 03-10-05 | TFP Student Action
    If someone hung a picture of your mother amid images of prostitutes and pornography, would you be upset? Would you protest? I’m sure you would. In fact, the Blessed Mother is being insulted in this fashion at the Catholic University of Dayton, where an “art” exhibit in the Rike Center Gallery depicts “Mary amid images of prostitutes, pornography and firearms that has shocked some students and professors…” (Dayton Daily News, 03-07-05) Even worse – the University of Dayton is one of the nation's ten largest Catholic universities, founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, whose particular mission is to...
  • Mel Gibson Not Planning Film on Fatima

    03/09/2005 2:22:23 PM PST · by Pyro7480 · 35 replies · 1,396+ views
    Hannity ^ | 3/9/2005 | Pyro7480
    At the top of 5 pm EST hour, Sean Hannity interviewed Mel Gibson. Contrary to what was reported in numerous sources, he said he is not planning a movie based on the Fatima apparitions of 1917.
  • Mel Gibson Blasts Oscars, Plans Fatima Movie

    03/07/2005 6:03:45 PM PST · by wagglebee · 94 replies · 5,318+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 3/7/05 | Carl Limbacher
    Mel Gibson says he cut scenes from his soon-to-be-re-released blockbuster film, "Passion of the Christ," to tone down the violence that earned it an R rating and kept some people from seeing it. Gibson said he received "truckloads of cards and letters” when the original film was released. "What came up again and again was that a lot of people were turned away because of the brutality in the film and were afraid to watch," he told Raymond Arroyo on EWTN’s "World Over Live" Friday night. "So I thought if I softened it up a bit, I could have a...
  • Sister Lucy's Cell Ordered Sealed By The Vatican

    03/04/2005 7:16:29 PM PST · by Dajjal · 4 replies · 462+ views
    Catholic Family News | March, 2005 | Christopher Ferrara
    SISTER LUCY’S CELL ORDERED SEALED BY THE VATICAN by Christopher Ferrara Catholic Family News March 2005 Sister Lucy of Fatima died on February 13, 2005 -- the same day of the month on which the Fatims apparitions occurred each month for six months. (May - October) in 1917, and the same day of the month on which Ali Agca attempted to assassinate the Pope in 1981. The very next day Vito Messori, one of Italy’s top journalists, whose interview of John Paul II became the best-selling book Crossing the threshold of Hope, broke the stunning news in the Italian daily...
  • Sister Lucia of Fatima, protectress against communism

    03/03/2005 1:25:11 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies · 239+ views
    Asia News ^ | 3 March, 2005
    Manila (AsiaNews/UCAN) – Sister Lucia, the last visionary of Fatima who passed away on February 13, could intercede for a resolution of the 36-year-old communist insurgency in the Philippines, this according to Jesuit Father Catalino Arevalo, who spoke at a mass in memory of the Portuguese nun held on February 19 at the Carmelite Chapel in Quezon City, north of Manila. “The first mission of Sister Lucia was to contain communism,” Father Arevalo said. “So we can continue to ask for [her] intercession for the resolution of the communist problem that is present in the Philippines, which in some ways...
  • Mel Gibson's Next Film: Fatima

    02/28/2005 5:30:39 PM PST · by Richie Rich · 3 replies · 2,134+ views
    Bizblogger ^ | 02/28/05 | Richie Rich
    I doubt that Mel Gibson will have as difficult a time in finding a willing distributor for his next film - even if it will upset secular Hollywood again. Mel Gibson recently bought the rights to the book, “Stealing from Angels,” which involves the three secrets of Fatima. The last surviving witness to whom the Virgin Mary appeared near Fatima, Sister Lucia de Jesus de Santos, died two weeks ago at age 97 in Portugal. The first two parts of the three Fatima prophecies have been known for decades and are interpreted as predicting World War I and World War...
  • Mel Gibson to follow up 'The Passion' with Fatima film

    02/28/2005 1:28:36 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 124 replies · 5,245+ views
    Hollywood A-lister buys the rights to the book ‘Stealing from Angels'Fittingly, just ten days after the death of Sr Lucia dos Santos, the last survivor to witness the appearances of the Virgin Mary at the Portuguese town of Fatima in 1917, Mel Gibson has bought the rights to the book ‘Stealing from Angels’. Brian Dullaghan’s novel tells the story of a young Irish man who escapes a dreary life in his hometown only to slip into a life of major crime in New York. Everything changes when he meets Maria and he jumps ship again, this time to Maria’s hometown...
  • Forebodings about the Death of Sister Lucy

    02/26/2005 6:48:19 PM PST · by Land of the Irish · 15 replies · 671+ views
    Tradition in Action | February 2005 | Marian T. Horvat
    HOT TOPICS: Fatima Forebodings about the Death of Sister Lucy Marian T. Horvat The first thing that struck me when I heard that Sister Lucy had died at age 97 on February 13 was: “How sudden and unexpected this news is! It must have been a heart attack, or some other such unforeseen sudden illness.” The last seer died leaving many questions about the Fatima message unresolved. Los Angeles Times, June 27, 2000 But no, it was not. Coimbra Bishop Albino Cleto told Radio Renascença that “she had been weak for several weeks and had not left her cell.”...
  • What Happened at Fatima

    02/26/2005 7:45:45 AM PST · by DBeers · 8 replies · 852+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | March 7, 2005 | Joseph Bottum
    HERE'S A CURIOUS THOUGHT. Maybe the single most important person in the 20th century's long struggle against communism wasn't Ronald Reagan. Maybe it wasn't Karol Wojtyla or Margaret Thatcher, Lech Walesa or Václav Havel, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn or Mikhail Gorbachev. Maybe it wasn't anyone whose name might leap to a cold warrior's mind--for the most important figure in that long, dark struggle might have been a 10-year-old girl named Lucia dos Santos. You remember her, of course. It was Lucia who went out one day in 1917 with her cousins Francisco and Jacinta Martos to tend the family's sheep--and ended up...
  • Canonization of Fatima's Jacinta, Francisco Likely

    02/23/2005 2:11:50 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 1 replies · 188+ views ^ | Wednesday, February 23, 2005
    Lisbon, Feb. 22 (CNA/ - The Portuguese EFE news agency is reporting that the Diocese of Leiria-Fatima has sent the final documents for the canonization of Jacinta and Francisco Marto to the Vatican. The announcement came just days after the death of their cousin, the third seer of Fatima, last week at the age of 97. "I can confirm that the so-called 'Positio,' the final document for the canonization of the two shepherd children, has been sent," said Bishop Serafim Ferreira e Silva during a Mass dedicated to the visionaries of Our Lady of Fatima. He also said the Portuguese...
  • Sister Lucia De Jesus Dos Santos (A Complete Obituary)

    02/22/2005 2:04:38 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 3 replies · 1,645+ views
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 15/02/2005
    Sister Lucia De Jesus Dos Santos, who died on Sunday aged 97, was the last of the three children said to have seen apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary outside the Portuguese town of Fatima in 1917. Although the Roman Catholic Church is extremely wary of private revelations, several popes have indicated their personal acceptance of the authenticity of the appearances; in 1983, John Paul II beatified the two other children involved. Nevertheless, some commentators, usually outside the Church, have continued to question the authenticity of the miracles, while a tiny minority of Catholics has cast doubts on elements which...
  • Prioress of Convent Remembers Sister Lucia (Fatima Visionary Lived Humbly, Says Superior)

    02/22/2005 1:09:05 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies · 395+ views
    Zenit ^ | 2005-02-21
    COIMBRA, Portugal, FEB. 21, 2005 ( Sister Lucia was the "jewel" of the Carmelite convent of Coimbra, but within its walls she lived exactly like the other women religious, says the prioress. "Age had made her very frail and the doctor advised her not to catch cold, so she heard Mass from her cell and we took her Holy Communion," said the prioress, Sister Maria Celina of Jesus Crucified, in an interview on the program "Ecclesia" broadcasted by the agency of the same name. Sister Maria Lucia of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart, the last witness of the apparitions of...
  • Fatima Visionary's Writings Provide New Insight Church Official Says No Novelties to Be Found

    02/22/2005 6:45:02 AM PST · by murphE · 6 replies · 257+ views
    ZENIT - The World Seen From Rome Code: ZE05022001 Date: 2005-02-20 Fatima Visionary's Writings Provide New Insight Church Official Says No Novelties to Be Found COIMBRA, Portugal, FEB. 20, 2005 ( The texts of Sister Lucia will not reveal more details of the Fatima apparition, but will provide more profound insight into the event. Father Jacinto Farias, president of the Scientific Commission of the Fatima Congress, made a statement shortly after the death last week of the last witness of the Fatima appartions that Sister Lucia's texts constitute a fundamental testimony for the Church. "Sister Lucia's experience is one...
  • Papal Assailant Calls on Vatican to Reveal All Parts of Fatima Secret

    02/21/2005 11:50:36 AM PST · by marshmallow · 11 replies · 588+ views
    Catholic News Service ^ | 2/21/05 | John Thavis
    ROME (CNS) -- The man who shot Pope John Paul II in 1981, jailed Turkish terrorist Mehmet Ali Agca, has called on the Vatican to reveal what he claims are undisclosed elements of the secret of Fatima. Agca made the request in an "Open Letter to the Vatican" following the death of Carmelite Sister Lucia dos Santos, the last visionary from Fatima, Portugal. Agca's letter was sent to the Rome newspaper La Repubblica, which published it Feb. 20. For years, Agca has maintained that his shooting of the pope was tied to the secrets of Fatima and to the end...
  • The Conversion of Russia to the Catholic Faith

    02/20/2005 7:47:43 PM PST · by Land of the Irish · 74 replies · 813+ views
    Christ or Chaos ^ | February 20, 2005 | Thomas A. Droleskey
    February 20, 2005 The Conversion of Russia to the Catholic Faith by Thomas A. Droleskey There is little need to write at length about the extent to which the spin-doctors at Zenit create and sustain an alternate universe in which the contradictions of one day's dispatches by those of the next day never blunt their zeal for spin-doctoring. The defined dogmas and papally condemned errors mean nothing to those who produce Zenit's daily reports. Anything that confirms the current Vatican line is to reported as though nothing before that very moment in salvation history was at all relevant. One...
  • A "slam-dunk" beatification for the last of the Fatima visionaries

    02/18/2005 10:48:45 AM PST · by sinkspur · 136 replies · 1,457+ views
    National Catholic Reporter ^ | 2/18/2005 | John L. Allen
    In most cases, processes for beatification involve some degree of uncertainty, since one never knows quite how it will go. Every now and then, however, there's a slam-dunk candidate for whom it's only a matter of time. Such was the case with Mother Teresa when she died in 1997, and such is the case again this week with Carmelite Sr. Maria Lucia of Jesus and of the Sacred Heart, better known as Lucia dos Santos, the last of the three visionaries of Fatima, who died last Sunday. Lucia passed away on the 13th of the month, the same day in...
  • Cardinal Bertone Making Contradictions about Fatima, Once Again

    02/17/2005 8:07:46 PM PST · by Dajjal · 115 replies · 1,537+ views
    Catholic Apologetics International ^ | Jan. 19, 2005 | Robert Sungenis
    Cardinal Bertone Making Contradictions about Fatima, Once Again by Robert SungenisWill the disinformation campaign and cover up of Fatima ever cease? Not if that hierarch happens to be Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, the long-time newsmaker and Vatican spokesman on Fatima. Needless to say, my inkling is that Bertone didn't get a chance to see Fr. Gruner's new film on Fatima, but perhaps they don't get PAX television over in Rome. In any case, it still amazes me to see the lengths these prelates will go to in order to dismiss Fatima's ominous portents. Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Amos: I know exactly what...
  • Question 37- Did Sr. Lucia Really Deny that the 1984 Consecration was Valid?

    02/17/2005 5:56:34 PM PST · by Land of the Irish · 9 replies · 370+ views
    Question 37- Did Sr. Lucia Really Deny that the 1984 Consecration was Valid? Mr. Sungenis, "In any case, why is Bertone suddenly considering Sr. Lucia an expert witness and interpreter of the consecration considering the fact that on five separate instances between 1984 and 1989 Sr. Lucia is documented as stating that the 1984 consecration DID NOT fulfill Our Lady’s 1929 request to consecrate the nation of Russia?" I see the claim made many times but no one ever offers any proof of it. Can you give a first-hand source? R. Sungenis: Here is the excerpt from my paper on...
  • Question 38- Sr. Lucia and Consecration cover up

    02/17/2005 5:46:00 PM PST · by Land of the Irish · 9 replies · 257+ views
    Question 38- Sr. Lucia and Consecration cover up Dear Robert, I have read the articles on the subject of the Fatima Consecration and Sr. Lucia, and I am fascinated. I have always felt there has been much amiss. Regarding Sr. Lucia's letter of 1989 claiming that Russia was consecrated (contrary to her earlier statements), you have said that the letter was proven a forgery. Who examined it and made the determination it was a forgery? I need info to use when i debate this topic with family members. Thank you, God be with you, Johnathon S R. Sungenis: Johnathon, here...
  • Lucy and the Pirates

    02/16/2005 9:47:31 PM PST · by Dajjal · 5 replies · 362+ views
    Lucy and the Piratesby Mark FellowsFew revelations have been as unconvincing as the Vatican's version of the Third Secret of Fatima. Those who thought, or hoped, that the June 2000 unveiling of the CDF's booklet, The Message of Fatima [1] ended matters are probably surprised by the recent tumult over Fatima in the press. There should be no surprise: For over forty years nearly every tactic------silence, intimidation, bad theology, disinformation, and hired liars------have been used to bury the real Message of Fatima. Yet the cork continues to bob to the surface. The terrorist attacks on September 11 triggered a chain...
  • Portuguese mourn passing of remaining Fatima witness

    02/16/2005 7:38:13 AM PST · by yankeedame · 11 replies · 792+ views
    BBC On-Line ^ | Tuesday, 15 February, 2005 | staff writer
    Last Updated: Tuesday, 15 February, 2005, 18:07 GMT Portuguese mourn Fatima witness A service is being held for Sister Lucia at Coimbra's cathedral Worshippers have flocked to the Coimbra cathedral in Portugal to pay their last respects to Sister Lucia, who claimed to have seen the Virgin Mary in 1917. She died on Sunday, aged 97 - the last of three shepherd children who turned the town of Fatima into a pilgrimage site after telling of their visions. Her body was taken from a convent in Coimbra to the city's cathedral for a funeral service on Tuesday. Portugal is holding...
  • Questions ... Regarding The Third Secret of Fatima

    02/15/2005 9:16:03 PM PST · by Dajjal · 10 replies · 666+ views
    The Fatima Network ^ | unknown | unknown
    Questions For Msgr. Bertone, Cardinal Ratzinger and Other Vatican Officials Regarding The Third Secret of Fatima and the Consecration of Russia Sister Lucy’s Fourth Memoir includes as part of the Fatima Message these words of the Virgin: “In Portugal the dogma of the faith will always be preserved, etc.” The use of “etc.” by Sister Lucy clearly means the Virgin had more to say, perhaps in the Third Secret, many Fatima scholars believed. A. Why does the Vision of the Third Secret published on June 26 contain no further words of Our Lady? B. What happened to the words...
  • Telling Secrets on the Vatican (re: "Third Secret" of Fatima)

    02/15/2005 8:36:21 PM PST · by Dajjal · 22 replies · 1,384+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | July 2, 2000 | Jon E. Dougherty
    [N.B. click on the Source to get photos and links in the article. --Dajjal] Telling Secrets on the Vatican Controversy Erupts Over Release of Final Fatima Mystery by Jon E. Dougherty WorldNetDaily exclusiveSunday, July 2, 2000 A Catholic priest who says he has seen the original text of the "third secret" of Fatima disputes the official interpretation of the secret released by the Vatican. The Catholic Church says the Virgin Mary passed the secrets of Fatima to three Portuguese children in 1917. (See explanatory sidebar.) The third secret is the final one to be released. [image] A photo, circa 1917,...
  • Alleged Third Secret Handwriting ... (Fatima, Sister Lucia)

    02/15/2005 8:15:43 PM PST · by Dajjal · 3 replies · 468+ views
    These Last Days Ministries ^ | October 14, 2004 (rev.) | Unknown / cites Speckin Forensic Laboratories Alleged Third Secret Handwriting Attributed to Sister Lucy Appears to be a Forgery! Speckin Forensic Laboratories, an international forensic firm specializing in forgeries and handwriting (famous for the JonBenet Ramsey case) states, "it is my opinion, based on the documents examined, that the Questioned Document 'Third Secret' can not be identified with the purported known writings of Sister Lucy." (Speckin Report, p. 2) [see website for comparisons between the handwriting of the alleged "Third Secret" and samples of known handwriting of the late Sister Lucia.]
  • Our Lady's Suffering Messenger: Sister Lucia of Fatima

    02/15/2005 8:09:15 PM PST · by Land of the Irish · 7 replies · 400+ views
    Christ or Chaos ^ | February 14, 2005 | Thomas A. Droleskey
    February 14, 2005 Our Lady's Suffering Messenger: Sister Lucia of Fatima by Thomas A. Droleskey Our Lady's suffering messenger, Sister Lucia dos Santos, has gone home to Heaven, having died on the thirteenth day of February at the age of ninety-seven. Sister Lucia lived eighty-seven years and four months following the Miracle of the Sun that accompanied Our Lady's final apparition in the Cova da Iria on October 13, 1917. This is not a time of sadness at all. No. This is a time of great joy. Sister Lucia has been reunited in Heaven with her cousins, Blessed Jacinta...
  • Remembering Sister Lucia of Fatima

    02/15/2005 6:37:28 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 1 replies · 464+ views
    The Freeman (Phillipines) ^ | February 16, 2005 | Valeriano S. Avila
    Last Monday evening's big breaking news was the Valentine Day's bombing of a bus in Makati at the corner of EDSA and Ayala Ave,. another one in Davao City and another at the Gaisano Mall in General Santos City. Let's call this the Philippine version of the St. Valentine's Day massacre, where a dozen or so thugs were killed in a gangland war in Chicago in the 30's. The difference of course is that, Al Capone's gang used the famous .45 cal "Tommy Gun", while our terrorists used bombs. It strengthens our beliefs that the insurgency and the separatist movements...
  • Our Lady of Fatima, ‘counterrevolutionary’ and ‘ecumenical’

    02/15/2005 6:21:15 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies · 721+ views
    Asia News ^ | 15 February, 2005
    In Vietnam and Russia, countries marked by Communist atheism, the devotion to Our Lady of Fatima sustains the hopes of the faithful. Rome (AsiaNews) – The devotion to Our Lady of Fatima is live and well in Vietnam and Russia. In both countries there are shrines dedicated to her. And in both countries, the past as well as the present are marked by Communist atheism whose end the Virgin predicted when She appeared to the little young shepherds in Portugal in 1917. In Vietnam there is a “Fatima Centre” in Binh Trieu, 30 km from Saigon; in Russia, the Shrine...
  • Papal praise at Sister Lucia's funeral

    02/15/2005 6:02:11 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies · 2,526+ views
    Fatima, Feb. 15 ( - Pope John Paul II paid homage to the late Sister Lucia, and recalled his meetings with the Fatima seer, in a letter to Bishop Albinao Cleto of Coimbra, Portugal, where the Carmelite nun died on Sunday. Bishop Cleto made the Pope's message public on February 15, as he presided at a funeral Mass for Sister Lucia. Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone of Genoa attended the funeral as the Pope's representative. In his letter, the Pope said that he could "recall with emotion the different meetings that I had with Sister Lucia," adding that he felt a special...
  • "No More Secrets," Visionary Said in 2001 (Sr. Lucia Confirmed Russia Consecrated to Mary)

    02/15/2005 4:02:38 PM PST · by NYer · 120 replies · 2,511+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | February 14, 2005
    VATICAN CITY, FEB. 14, 2005 ( The Fatima secret has been totally revealed by the Vatican, and Russia has already been consecrated as Mary requested, confirmed Sister Maria Lucia of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart. The witness of the apparitions of the Blessed Virgin of Fatima made this statement to the then secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Archbishop Tarcisio Bertone, on Nov. 17, 2001, contradicting those who say that the Church still has secrets about the Marian apparition. The content of the interview held between the Vatican representative and Sister Lucia in the convent of...
  • Mystery Fatima: Death of Lucia Accents Famed Secrets & Area's Hidden History

    02/15/2005 2:41:45 PM PST · by Salvation · 6 replies · 3,820+ views ^ | 02-15-05 | SpiritDaily
    MYSTERY FATIMA: DEATH OF LUCIA ACCENTS FAMED SECRETS AND AREA'S HIDDEN HISTORYThere always have been mysteries attached to Fatima -- site of among the most famous apparitions in history -- and there always will. Are there still prophecies to unfold? Did the Pope correctly consecrate Russia to her Immaculate Heart -- as requested during the 1917 apparitions? What about claims that Sister Lucia de Jesus dos Santos, the 97-year-old seer who died Sunday, had said that she would live to see the "triumph" of Mary's Immaculate Heart, as mentioned in the three famous secrets?Did that triumph occur?And is there anything...
  • Sr. Lucia, Fatima, and Islam

    02/15/2005 7:39:20 AM PST · by Destro · 25 replies · 2,079+ views ^ | February 13, 2005 | Matt C. Abbott
    Sr. Lucia, Fatima, and Islam Matt C. Abbott February 13, 2005 Hearing the sad news of the death of Sister Lucia of Fatima (, I again wonder: what was the significance of the Blessed Virgin Mary appearing in that small village in Portugal? After all, nothing from Heaven happens by accident, right? For decades, Communism was the biggest threat in the world, followed closely by Nazism. Now, it is militant Islam that poses the threat (in addition, of course, to legalized abortion, euthanasia, pornography, and the other aspects of what Pope John Paul II has called the "culture of death")....