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  • Papal Visit to Portugal: History of Portugal

    05/11/2010 12:55:55 PM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies · 118+ views
    EWTN ^ | May 11, 2010
    Background / History  Portugal – Republic in west of the Iberian peninsula: capital, Lisbon. Christianity was introduced before the 4th century. From the 5th to 8th centuries, the Church endured the invasion of barbarians and the spread of heresies (Arianism, Priscillianism and Pelagianism). The Moors ruled from 711, and were not fully expelled until 1249. In 1139, Portugal became an independent kingdom. In the 15th century, her great explorers (de Gama, Cabral, et al) brought a large overseas empire. Her missionaries carried the Faith to overseas colonies, in India, Africa, and South America. The Reformation in the 16th and...
  • SSPX Bishop Fellay on Rosary Crusade

    05/11/2010 12:21:35 PM PDT · by Mershon · 4 replies · 188+ views
    The Remnant ^ | May 11, 2010 | Brian Mershon
    —EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW— Bishop Bernard Fellay on the Rosary Crusade and Doctrinal Talks Nearly 20,000,000 Rosaries offered to Holy Father from Traditional Catholics Worldwide! By Brian Mershon REMNANT COLUMNIST, South Carolina (Posted 05/11/10 Bishop Bernard Fellay, SSPX, greets the Holy Father Houston, Texas—Superior General Bishop Bernard Fellay of the Society of St. Pius X recently spoke to The Remnant in an exclusive interview following the completion of their third Rosary crusade for the Holy Father on March 25, 2010. Despite Cardinal Kasper’s most recent obvious attempt to “poison the well” and upend the ongoing discussions with the Society’s theologians and...
  • Benedict XVI’s presser on plane to Portugal, clerical crisis and “third secret” (Catholic Caucus)

    05/11/2010 8:01:55 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 57 replies · 888+ views
    WDTPRS ^ | 05/11/2010 | Father Z.
    "We have to re-learn the essentials: conversion, prayer, penance, and the theological virtues." Thus, Benedict XVI today on the way to Portugal. My friend John L. Allen Jr., the fair-minded nearly ubiquitous, who is sadly still correspondent for for the ultra-liberal NRC, provided an English translation of the airplane presser with Benedict XVI on the way to Lisbon. He spoke of the economic crisis, secularization, the clerical abuse crisis and the "third secret" of Fatima. Here is an excerpt with my relevant emphases and comments. Q: Now we look to Fatima, which will be the spiritual culmination of this trip....
  • Fatima debate: Some say 'third secret' is still secret

    05/10/2010 4:11:57 PM PDT · by NYer · 27 replies · 738+ views
    cns ^ | May 10, 2010 | John Thavis
    Fatima debate: Some say 'third secret' is still secret A woman places a candle in an area where pilgrims leave candles and wax figures at the Marian shrine in Fatima, Portugal, in this 2005 file photo. (CNS/Paul Haring) By John ThavisCatholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Ten years after the Vatican divulged one of the church's best-kept secrets -- the third part of the message of Fatima -- a small band of skeptics and critics are still questioning the official explanation. More than 100 of them gathered at a hotel not far from the Vatican in early May for...
  • The Third Secret (of Fatima) - Did The Pope Lie?

    05/10/2010 12:52:32 PM PDT · by NYer · 51 replies · 1,172+ views
    NC Register ^ | May 6, 2010 | Pat Archbold
    Get ready for conspiracy season, opening day is almost here. Prepare thyself for an onslaught of information, speculation, and defamation over the next few weeks as the Pope prepares to visit Fatima this month. Speculation about the contents of the famous third secret of Fatima had become such a cottage industry among among some Catholics that they were determined not to let a little thing like the secret being revealed in the year 2000 get in their way.  If you have a successful business model, you stick with it I suppose. It is fair to say that the Pope’s visit...
  • Traditional Latin Mass to be Restored to the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima [Catholic Caucus]

    05/09/2010 4:21:34 PM PDT · by mlizzy · 8 replies · 275+ views
    St. John Cantius Church Bulletin ^ | 5-9-10 | Canons Regular of St. John Cantius
    A PILGRIMAGE TO RESTORE THETRADITIONAL LATIN MASSTO THE SANCTUARY OFOUR LADY OF FATIMA The Canons Regular of St. John Cantius (Archdiocese of Chicago) are leading a pilgrimage in September, 2010, to Fatima, Portugal, to help achieve the restoration of the Traditional Latin Mass to the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima. Included in this pilgrimage to the Fatima apparition sites, will be a liturgical conference in Fatima, providing clergy and laity lectures on the history, spirituality, and mystical theology of the Classical Roman Rite. On September 10, the Canons will celebrate a Solemn High Latin Mass (1962 Missale Romanum) at...
  • Is There Missing Text Of The Third Secret?

    05/08/2010 5:58:47 PM PDT · by Irisshlass · 52 replies · 1,790+ views
    The Fatima Challenge ^ | May 8, 2010 | christopher Ferrara
    Is There a Missing Text of the Third Secret?...Video at Link.
  • Issues to watch on Pope's trip to Portugal

    05/08/2010 3:58:21 PM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies · 387+ views
    Catholic Culture ^ | March 7, 2010 | Diogenes
    John Allen looks at the background of Pope Benedict's coming trip to Fatima, Portugal. He notes that the five foreign trips the Pope has scheduled for this year-- to Malta, Portugal, Cyprus, Great Britain, and Spain-- "are almost laid out in ascending order of difficulty." Benedict in Portugal: A different crisis, secularism, and 'Marian Cool' As fate would have it, Pope Benedict XVI's five foreign trips in 2010 are almost laid out in ascending order of difficulty. Last month's weekend stop in Malta, arguably the most Catholic society on earth, amounted to the warm-up act, while next week's four-day swing...
  • Pope Benedict to deliver 'intense' message during Fatima visit

    05/05/2010 10:48:55 AM PDT · by markomalley · 876 replies · 5,829+ views
    EWTN News ^ | 5/5/2010
    "Fatima is a particularly significant place for this Pope," said Vatican spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi on Tuesday, noting that it was also a destination for two former Popes. The Holy Father has a thorough knowledge of the history of the Marian sanctuary, he added. Fr. Lombardi held a press conference at the Vatican to prepare the media for the Pope's next trip out of the Vatican. He will be visiting Portugal from May 11-14. The spokesman referred to the Pope's stop in Fatima on May 13 as the highlight and "heart" of the upcoming four-day trip to Portugal, according to...
  • 'The Fourth Secret of Fatima': Is Pope Benedict's life in danger?

    03/30/2010 3:39:30 PM PDT · by mlizzy · 16 replies · 1,231+ views
    RenewAmerica ^ | 3-30-10 | Matt C. Abbott
    The following are excerpts from the book The Fourth Secret of Fatima, authored by Italian journalist Antonio Socci. Many thanks to RCS Libri (publisher of the Italian edition) and Doug Bersaw of Loreto Publications (publisher of the English edition) for granting me permission to reprint this material. Dedication To His Holiness Benedict XVI. To Yusriani (15 years old), Theresa (16 years old), and Alvita (19 years old), young Christians, throats slit and decapitated by the blows of a machete because of their faith in Jesus. (On October 29, 2005 in Indonesia these three Christian students were assaulted by a band...
  • Pennsylvania Woman Charged With Recruiting Violent Jihadist Fighters

    03/09/2010 12:56:58 PM PST · by Doogle · 152 replies · 3,304+ views
    FOX NEWS ^ | 030910 | FOX NEWS
    A Pennsylvania woman known to authorities as "Jihad Jane" was charged with conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists, conspiracy to kill in a foreign country, making false statements to a government official and attempted identity theft. The indictment, unsealed Monday, charges that Colleen R. LaRose, and five unindicted co-conspirators recruited men on the Internet to wage violent jihad in South Asia and Europe, and recruited women on the Internet who had passports and the ability to travel to and around Europe in support of violent jihad.
  • The Lady of Fatima: Has Mary Appeared in Visions?

    02/19/2010 11:32:44 PM PST · by bogusname · 184 replies · 1,470+ views
    THE LADY OF FATIMA- Introduction Some Roman Catholics believe that Mary, the mother of Christ, has actually appeared to people in places like Fatima and Medjugorje. Well, did she? THE LADY OF FATIMA- Biblical? In evaluating the alleged appearances of Mary, our primary concern would be to determine whether these apparitions are indeed biblical. Interestingly enough, these “Marian apparitions” (as they are commonly referred to) are inextricably woven together with the official Catholic teachings about Mary which, by the way, is known as Mariology. In fact, it would be fair to say that Catholic Mariology is the very foundation of...
  • Marian Visionary Warns 2010 Start of Fatima Chastisement (Catholic Caucus ONLY)

    02/04/2010 6:51:28 AM PST · by NYer · 39 replies · 3,248+ views
    BIN ^ | February 3, 2010 | Rick Obrien
    A visionary from the Philippines, Duke Puntalangit,  warns that the Fatima chastisements will begin this year 2010.  According to the visionary, the Middle East crisis will eventually result into an all out war in that region, afterwhich,  a revolution originating from Russia, will engulf Europe.  This series of events will cause chaos and bloodshed in all major cities in Europe, the global economy will plunge deeper, consequently giving the window of opportunity for Russia and China to execute militarily against Europe and the US.   Puntalangit warns that mankind has entered a point of no return and that the chastisements...
  • Fatima Movie: The 13th Day - How to host the movie in your area

    11/09/2009 6:14:36 PM PST · by topher · 44 replies · 1,585+ views
    The 13th Day The True Story of Fatima See it on the big screen! Show it on the big screen! HomeBuy DVDAbout Film SynopsisAbout FatimaCast & CrewInterviewsIgnatius PressOther ResourcesEndorsements Movie EventsPromote Facebook & More!Web ExtrasPhoto GalleryClipsDownloads Latest NewsPress Room      Pre- Order the DVD! Includes Fatima featurette and 24-page booklet with interviews, timeline, and more! Visit Us on Facebook Get exclusive updates and more when you become a fan of The 13th Day on Facebook! Click here Join Our Lady's Foot Soldiers Become a foot soldier in Our Lady’s Army to spread the message of Fatima through a remarkable filmClick here Host a Movie Event! Be the first to show...
  • "This is a triumph of a film."

    11/05/2009 10:42:57 AM PST · by NYer · 5 replies · 578+ views
    Insight Scoop ^ | November 4, 2009 | Carl Olson
    The film, The 13th Day, distributed in North America by Ignatius Press, continues to earn rave reviews from viewers. Sr. Helena Burns, FSP, who authors the "Hell Burns" blog, writes: This is a triumph of a film. And I don’t think I’ve ever used that word for a film before. “The 13th Day” was screened here at the 1st Annual John Paul II Film Festival in Miami: British producer Natasha Howes (birthday: May 13, feast of Our Lady of Fatima) was present. I was prepared not to like this film, and very apprehensive about not liking it because...
  • "The 13th Day" Tells Story of Fatima

    10/28/2009 12:57:46 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 7 replies · 515+ views
    Zenit ^ | SAN FRANCISCO, OCT. 27, 2009
    SAN FRANCISCO, OCT. 27, 2009 ( A new film on Mary’s apparitions in Fatima is being offered with an advance screening program for groups before the DVD is available to the public in North America. "The 13th Day" tells the true story of the May 13 - Oct. 17, 1917, apparitions to Lucia Santos and her cousins, Francisco and Jacinta Marto. The film is based on the memoirs of Lucia after she became a nun. Ignatius Press, the North American distributor of the film, is offering dioceses, parishes, schools and other organizations an opportunity to show "The 13th Day" before...
  • The 13th Day: The True Story of Fatima

    10/19/2009 12:03:34 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 8 replies · 666+ views
    Ignatius Press ^ | October 19, 2009
    The 13th Day: The True Story of Fatima See it on the big screen! Based on the memoirs of Sister Maria Lucia de Jesus dos Santos, and thousands of independent eyewitness accounts, The 13th Day is a dramatic retelling of the experiences of three shepherd children between May and October 1917. (Read more...) "The 13th Day is a powerful presentation of the events surrounding Our Lady's apparitions. I believe this film will assist the cause of the world's peace and the salvation of souls."
  • Fatima: The new Movie… Deception a-go-go [the Fatima apparitions were really UFO manifestations]

    10/21/2009 11:59:17 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 30 replies · 1,109+ views
    UFODigest ^ | October 17, 2009 | L. A. Marzulli
    Yesterday was the anniversary of the Fatima apparitions. The actual event took place on October 13th, 1917, in Fatima, Portugal. I have written extensively on this subject and although I didn’t BLOG on it yesterday, I will do so today. I received a comment from Matt, who pointed me to the trailer, for the up and coming movie about Fatima. Thanks Matt! Here’s a thumbnail sketch of the events of Fatima. According to those who witnessed it, the Virgin Mary appeared to three children on October 13. Upwards of 70,000 people had waited for her appearance and the promised...
  • Review of The 13th Day

    10/20/2009 3:38:21 PM PDT · by Dajjal · 7 replies · 543+ views
    Catholic Family News ^ | Nov., 2009 | John Vennari
    Review of The 13th Day by John Vennari In the spring of this year, I saw the riveting trailer for The 13th Day, and looked forward to its release with great anticipation. I recently viewed the movie itself. The film is good, though there are some aspects I found disappointing. The 13th Day has many fine moments. The actress who portrays Lucia’s mother is superb, and even a bit terrifying. The movie contains the best portrayal of the Miracle of the Sun I’ve seen. It is filmed in black and white, except when Our Lady brings everything to color, which...
  • Top Ten Scientific Explantions of Miracle of Sun at Fatima (Catholic Caucus)

    10/14/2009 6:22:56 PM PDT · by markomalley · 26 replies · 1,165+ views
    Creative Minority Report ^ | 10/14/2009 | Matthew Archbold
    The Miracle of the Dancing Sun at Fatima which was seen by 70,000 people on October 13th, 1917 has been written about often. But many people continually attempt to explain away the vision of the sun dancing in the sky at a foretold time. Avelino de Almeida, wrote articles for O Século, Portugal's most widely-circulated and influential newspaper, which was pro-government and anti-clerical at the time. Almeida's previous articles had been to satirize the previously reported events at Fatima but here's what he wrote that day: "Before the astonished eyes of the crowd, whose aspect was biblical as they stood...
  • Did you see "The 13th Day" today?

    10/13/2009 4:07:00 PM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies · 665+ views
    Ignatius Insight ^ | October 13, 2009
    Today is the anniversary of the sixth and final appearance of the Blessed Mother at Fatima, in October 1917, and the film, The 13th Day, is opening today at a number of locations around the country. If you've seen the movie, please share your thoughts about it. For those (like me) who haven't seen it yet, here is the trailer: Link The Facts Behind Fatima 1917, Fatima, Portugal Between May and October 1917, the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to three young children, Lucia Dos Santos and her cousins Jacinta and Francisco Marto, in the fields outside their village of Aljustrel,...
  • New movie about Our Lady of Fatima to be screened in major U.S. cities

    10/01/2009 9:58:41 AM PDT · by NYer · 37 replies · 1,380+ views
    cna ^ | October 1, 2009
    San Francisco, Calif., Oct 1, 2009 / 06:39 am (CNA).- A new film about the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima, based on the memoirs of visionary Sister Lucia and the accounts of thousands of eyewitnesses, will be holding pre-release screenings in at least seven major U.S. cities.“The 13th Day” is the first major motion picture by directors Ian and Dominic Higgins. According to the film’s U.S. distributor Ignatius Press, their film tells the story of the Virgin Mary’s appearances to Lucia Santos and her cousins Francisco and Jacinta Marto.Over a six month period in 1917, the Virgin Mary...

    09/22/2009 3:41:15 PM PDT · by NYer · 39 replies · 2,024+ views
    zna ^ | September 21, 2009 | Robert Moynihan
    WASHINGTON, D.C., SEPT. 21, 2009 ( Sometimes there are no fireworks. Turning points can pass in silence, almost unobserved. It may be that way with the "Great Schism," the most serious division in the history of the Church. The end of the schism may come more quickly and more unexpectedly than most imagine. On Sept. 18, inside Castel Gandolfo, the Pope's summer palace about 30 miles outside Rome, a Russian Orthodox Archbishop named Hilarion Alfeyev, 43 (a scholar, theologian, expert on the liturgy, composer and lover of music), met with Benedict XVI, 82 (also a scholar, theologian, expert on the...
  • Fatima and Akita

    05/17/2009 5:36:31 AM PDT · by magdalen · 11 replies · 531+ views
    Air Maria ^ | May 17, 2009 | Magdalene
    This is an almost 20 minute talk by Fr. Ignatius at a Day With Mary. Devotion to Our Lady leads to an increased devotion and love for Jesus in the most Blessed Sacrament. The approved apparitions of Fatima and Akita are connected. They emphasize the importance not only of devotions but also the need for penance and reparation and the consequences of sin that will lead to chastisement. Our Lady lets us know the importance of the Rosary. Let us listen to Our Mother.
  • The Story of Faitma -- Part 1

    05/12/2009 9:56:05 PM PDT · by Salvation · 23 replies · 972+ views ^ | not given |
    The Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God, appeared six times to three shepherd children ("the Three Seers") near the town of Fatima, Portugal between May 13 and October 13, 1917. Appearing to the children, the Blessed Virgin told them that She had been sent by God with a message for every man, woman and child living in our century. Coming at a time when civilization was torn asunder by war and bloody violence, She promised that Heaven would grant peace to all the world if Her requests for prayer, reparation and consecration were heard and obeyed. "If My...
  • Catholic Caucus: A Century Before Fatima, Providence Announced a Chastisement(Rev. of a Blessed)

    11/23/2008 7:27:55 AM PST · by GonzoII · 9 replies · 515+ views
    Tradition Family and Property ^ | Updated ( Monday, June 30 2008 ) | Written by
    A Century Before Fatima, Providence Announced a Chastisement Written by    Tuesday, April 10 2007 -Updated Monday, June 30 2008 The May, 2002 issue of the Brazilian magazine Catolicismo carried a lead article about the private revelations of Blessed Elizabeth Canori Mora. Since these practically unknown revelations tie in remarkably with those given at Fatima, the TFP website decided to reproduce key extracts from the article.One hundred years before Fatima, Blessed Elizabeth Canori Mora received revelations reminiscent of those given by Our Lady to the three shepherd children in Portugal in 1917. Her prophetic revelations are both a cause...
  • Revealed: Pope John Paul II was stabbed in 1982

    10/15/2008 10:01:42 AM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies · 992+ views
    American Papist ^ | October 15, 2008 | Thomas Peters
    A revelation in a new documentary film which includes interviews with the late Pontiff's secretary Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz: The late Pope John Paul was wounded by a knife-wielding priest in 1982, a year after he was shot in St Peter's Square, but the injury was kept secret, his former top aide says in a documentary film. On May 12, 1982, the pope was visiting the shrine city of Fatima in Portugal to give thanks for surviving a first assassination attempt a year earlier on May 13, 1981, when he was shot in St Peter's Square by Turkish gunman Mehmet...
  • Top Ten Scientific Explanations for Fatima

    10/14/2008 6:23:13 AM PDT · by NYer · 105 replies · 2,218+ views
    CMR ^ | October 14, 2008 | matthew archbold
    The Miracle of the Dancing Sun at Fatima which was seen by 70,000 people on October 13th, 1917 has been written about often. I truly do enjoy reading about all the "scientific" explanations for the "anomaly of Fatima." The way that science has bent itself into a pretzel to explain away the vision of the sun dancing in the sky at a foretold time is always fun. So, last year, I got together my top ten "scientific explanations" for Fatima that I was able to find on the internet. First I'll start with a little history history: A writer named...
  • Coast-2-Coast AM 10.09.08 Nicholas Gruner -Fatima Secrets-

    10/09/2008 7:23:07 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 32 replies · 918+ views
    coast-2-coast AM ^ | 10.09.08 | Perdogg
    Nicholas Gruner -Fatima Secrets- Catholic priest, Fr. Nicholas Gruner of the Fatima Center will discuss his plans to petition Pope Benedict XVI to release the text of Sister Lucia's account of the Third Secret of Fatima.
  • The Demoralization of America- Yuri Bezmenov. Prophecy to Reality.

    10/07/2008 8:08:46 AM PDT · by RetSignman · 33 replies · 3,362+ views ^ | October 7, 2008 | RetSignman
    If there is anyone who are confused by our present day crisis and have questions with no answers, you have to look no further for what is coming to America. I'm begging for everyone to go the source url and pay particular attention to 5 minutes 30 seconds into the interview. Yuri Bezmenov prediction has reached a stage, unless we act, this Republic will be lost. I also would ask everyone to save the url from disappearing forever. As noted on the site most links are no longer available but the top link with the video of the interview, 'The...
  • Our Lady of Fatima, May 13

    05/12/2002 9:45:16 PM PDT · by Coleus · 41 replies · 4,028+ views
    "I Am of Heaven" The First Visit, May 13, 1917 The flash of light that commenced the first apparition looked like lightning to Lucy. She told her younger companions, Francisco and Jacinta, that they should hurry home and take with them the flock of sheep they were tending, before a thunderstorm began. A second flash of light soon followed, and this time, the children suddenly saw a Woman standing on a small holm-oak, only a few feet away. She seemed to Lucy to be about 18 to 20 years old, wearing a white gown embroidered with gold. She radiated brilliant...

    04/06/2008 6:15:08 PM PDT · by kellynla · 28 replies · 138+ views
    Soul Magazine /Eternal Word Television Network ^ | September - October 2001, page 6 | Fr Ladis J. Cizik
    Islam Islam 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 Christians and Jews. It would seem that there is little hope for peace. However, Heaven's Peace...
  • Sister Lucia's Beatification Process to Begin ( Pope Waves 5-Year Waiting Period)

    02/13/2008 4:39:50 PM PST · by NYer · 11 replies · 269+ views
    ZNA ^ | February 13,2008
    VATICAN CITY, FEB. 13, 2008 ( Benedict XVI announced he will dispense with the five-year waiting period established by Canon Law to open the cause of beatification of Sister Lucia, one of the three Fatima visionaries. The news was announced today in the cathedral of Coimbra, Portugal, by Cardinal José Saraiva Martins, prefect of the Congregation for Saints' Causes, on the third anniversary of the Carmelite's death.The Holy Father dispensed with the established waiting period once before for the cause of Pope John Paul II. Benedict XVI made the announcement on May 13, the feast of Our Lady of Fatima,...
  • The faithful remember miracle of Fatima, Thousands gather in Washington Twp. on 90th anniversary

    10/14/2007 9:27:22 PM PDT · by Coleus · 9 replies · 177+ views
    Star Ledger ^ | October 14, 2007 | JOHN HOLL
    With tears streaming down her cheeks, Victoria Dumlao spoke of the day last month when she and others believe they saw an image of Jesus and his mother Mary in the sky above a Catholic shrine in Warren County. Yesterday, Dumlao was joined by thousands of other faithful who came to the National Blue Army Shrine in Washington Township to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the sightings of the Virgin Mary by three children in Fatima, Portugal considered one of the holiest events in the modern Catholic Church. Her eyes glancing toward the sky, Dumlao, an organizer of the event...
  • Area Catholics to celebrate 90th anniversary of Fatima

    10/11/2007 1:50:43 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 1 replies · 146+ views
    The Morning Sentinel ^ | 10/11/2007 | COLIN HICKEY
    WINSLOW -- Dorothy Turmelle special ordered a 21/2-foot-high ceramic statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary for an event she expects will draw hundreds of Roman Catholics to St. John the Baptist Church on Saturday. Turmelle said observance of the 90th anniversary of the Apparition of Our Lady of Fatima will involve four Catholic women's groups as well as five Knights of Columbus units in addition to any parishioners who decide to attend. A procession of Knights of Columbus members in full regalia, followed by seven boys and seven girls bearing flowers, will kick off the event at noon. The celebration...
  • Hoping for a sign at N.J. shrine - As Fatima anniversary nears, visitors report sun images

    10/12/2007 10:51:17 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 3 replies · 144+ views ^ | October 12, 2007 | JEFF DIAMANT
    About 3,500 people are expected to descend tomorrow on an isolated Catholic shrine to celebrate the 90th anniversary of what they regard as a miracle: sightings of the Virgin Mary in Fatima, Portugal, by three shepherd children in 1917. There's some added buzz as the landmark anniversary draws near. Last month, late one afternoon at the shrine, known as the National Blue Army Shrine, some people in the crowd of 1,000 reported seeing the sun change colors and dance in the sky. Some claimed to have seen the Virgin Mary and Jesus in the sun; others, the letter M. The...
  • Giant new church at Fatima shrine

    10/12/2007 2:47:23 PM PDT · by fishhound · 11 replies · 869+ views
    BBC ^ | Friday, 12 October 2007, 21:16 GMT 22:16 UK | n/a
    Thousands of pilgrims have flocked to a ceremony in Portugal to consecrate one of the world's biggest churches. The Church of the Holy Trinity is at the shrine of Fatima, where the Virgin Mary is said to have appeared to three shepherd children in 1917. The low, oval, white building - which cost 60m euros (Ł42m) to build - can accommodate nearly 9,000 worshippers and has no internal columns. Pope Benedict XVI will give a televised address to the congregation on Sunday. Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, the Vatican's secretary of state, and about 40 other cardinals and bishops from around the...
  • America Needs Fatima launches 2,500 Rosary Rallies on 90th Anniversary of Fatima

    10/11/2007 1:55:02 PM PDT · by concernedAmerican1 · 6 replies · 363+ views
    TFP ^ | 10-11-07 | TFP
    Hanover, PA, October 11, 2007 – At noon on October 13, more than 2,500 public rosary rallies will take place across America to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Marian apparitions of Our Lady at Fatima in Portugal. The American TFP and its America Needs Fatima campaign are coordinating the event and expect it to be the largest network of public rosary rallies ever held. “October 13 is the day the Miracle of the Sun occurred before 70,000 witnesses in Fatima in 1917,” said Robert Ritchie, director of America Needs Fatima. “The date also marks the last apparition of the...
  • Fatima: Case Closed

    09/26/2007 4:47:53 PM PDT · by Teófilo · 6 replies · 185+ views
    Folks, there are some fellow Catholics Way-Out-There who believe with utter seriousness that the Holy Father -- we're talking here about John Paul the Great -- did not release the full "Third Secret of Fatima" back in 2002. They insist that Sister Lucia, the last surviving seer, went along with the charade "out of obedience." This poses a number of serious, fundamental problems: if Sister Lucia went along "out of obedience," this implies that:- The Holy Father John Paul the Great lied; - The Cardinal Prefect of the Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in 2002 also lied...
  • Sister Lucia's Last Moments

    09/26/2007 8:38:52 AM PDT · by NYer · 15 replies · 344+ views
    Zenit ^ | September 25, 2007
    ROME, SEPT. 25, 2007 ( When Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone's book about the last Fatima visionary was presented, guests got a chance to watch a video about Sister Lucia's final moments, related by her Mother Superior. At Friday's presentation of "L'Ultima Veggente di Fatima" (The Last Fatima Visionary), written by the Pope's secretary of state, those in attendance saw a video reporting on the Convent of Coimbra, in Portugal, where Sister Lucia lived for the last 57 years of her life. The visionary occupied the same cell during all those decades, and from there "she flew to heaven," said the superior...
  • America Needs Fatima to Send 1,270 Roses to Fatima Shrine

    09/03/2007 12:11:33 PM PDT · by concernedAmerican1 · 79 replies · 1,110+ views
    America Needs Fatima ^ | 09-03-07 | America Needs Fatima
    The American TFP’s America Needs Fatima campaign (ANF) is offering a special privilege to all those planning to lead public square rosaries on October 13.  It will send a rose to Our Lady’s Fatima shrine in the name of each one on October 13.. America Needs Fatima offers this as a token of gratitude for the work these “rosary captains” are doing.  “Our rosary captains are struggling to publicly honor Our Lady on October 13,” said ANF director Robert Ritchie, “so, I wanted to give them a present that would glorify Our Lady and grant them graces.”The roses will be...
  • Bill Maher’s (Shades of Al Qaeda) “New Rules” Insult to Our Troops in Iraq

    08/26/2007 3:50:02 PM PDT · by DoughtyOne · 82 replies · 2,193+ views
    CBS News ^ | August 13, 2007 | CBS Staff
    For those of you who thought you knew how low Bill Maher would go to get a laugh, this one may surprise you. For most of you though, it probably won’t. As part of Bill’s program ‘Real Time With Bill Maher’, he has a ‘New Rules” segment. During this segment Maher lampoons various public figures and subjects in the news. While viewing a few minutes of Maher’s program today, I viewed the following presentation. Cut to program… (Maher has just roasted Victoria Becham for not smiling in public…) Broadcast… “New Rule, journalists in Iraq must stop celebrating miracle babies rescued...
  • Rosary Rallies Planned for Fatima Anniversary [Catholic Caucus]

    07/25/2007 4:26:18 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 15 replies · 915+ views
    Christian Newswire ^ | 7/25/07 | Christian Newswire
    Contact: John Horvat, Organization: The American TFP, 717-225-7147 ext. 227, HANOVER, Penn., July 25 /Christian Newswire/ -- Ninety years after the Marian apparitions in Fatima, Portugal, Catholics are gearing up to commemorate its jubilee anniversary with two thousand public square rosary rallies. The American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property (TFP) and its America Needs Fatima campaign are coordinating the event set for October 13, the day of the Miracle of the Sun. "So far the campaign has received enthusiastic support. Over 537 Catholic activists already volunteered to hold peaceful rosary rallies in their respective cities,"...
  • Bertone shows original Third Fatima Secret letter on TV

    06/05/2007 9:22:05 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 14 replies · 796+ views
    Catholic News ^ | 5 Jun 2007
    Appearing on an Italian TV station, Holy See Secretary of State, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, has shown the original copy of Fatima Sister Lucia's letter detailing the so-called Third Secret revealed to her by Our Lady. Catholic News reports that Cardinal Bertone showed the letter, which was first revealed in 2000, on the program "Port a Porta" on the Rai Uno network. He first opened an orange envelope with a translation in Italian of the letter, and then he opened a white envelope and showed the original letter written in 1944. The cardinal read the phrase that appears on the outside...
  • Fatima: The secret's out, despite claims to the contrary

    05/11/2007 1:27:17 PM PDT · by NYer · 49 replies · 1,556+ views
    CNS ^ | May 11, 2007 | Cindy Wooden
    Fatima: The secret's out, despite claims to the contrary By Cindy WoodenCatholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Despite claims there are still secrets connected to the apparition of Our Lady of Fatima, Pope Benedict XVI and his secretary of state said the entire message has been published and has been interpreted accurately. The Marian apparitions to three children in Fatima, Portugal, began 90 years ago May 13, and Pope John Paul II ordered the so-called "third secret" of Fatima to be published in 2000. As the Fatima anniversary approached, the Vatican bookstore was selling copies of "The Last Fatima...
  • Catholic Devotions: First Saturday Devotion to Our Lady {Catholic Caucus]

    05/05/2007 9:54:54 AM PDT · by Salvation · 7 replies · 1,631+ views
    The Work of God ^ | not available | The Work of God
    Catholic DevotionsFirst Saturday Devotion to Our Lady This is a devotion of reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, done to honour Our Lady's sorrows as suggested by Our Lord in an apparition to Sister Lucia a visionary from Fatima in 1925 and as requested by Our Lady. BackgroundThe First Saturday Devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary was first mentioned by Our Lady of Fatima on July 13, 1917. After showing the three children a vision of hell she said, "You have seen hell where the souls of poor sinners go. To save them, God wishes to establish in...
  • “The Fourth Secret of Fatima”

    12/15/2006 8:27:49 PM PST · by Dajjal · 77 replies · 1,699+ views
    Catholic Family News ^ | January, 2007 | John Vennari
    “The Fourth Secret of Fatima”Mainstream Italian Author Argues Third Secret of Fatima Not Entirely RevealedSecretary of Pope John XXIII Admits There Are Two Textsby John Vennari               On November 22, 2006, Antonio Socci’s Il Quarto Segreto di Fatima (The Fourth Secret of Fatima), hit bookstores in Italy. The author, after much investigation, comes to the conclusion that the Vatican has not formally released the entire Third Secret.              The importance of this book cannot be overemphasized. Mr. Socci is a famous, mainstream Italian author and TV anchor man, not associated with any “traditionalist” group. In fact, he began the project firmly believing...
  • Heaven's Key To Peace (Video on line)

    09/30/2006 12:05:59 PM PDT · by murphE · 11 replies · 998+ views
    WATCH THE VIDEO HERE A Message from Heaven Gave us the Only Key to World Peace The message was confirmed by the stupendous Miracle of the Sun witnessed by 70,000 people. God performed this miracle so that we would believe the Message and act on it before it is too late. Otherwise "various nations will be annihilated", perhaps even our own. At Fatima Pope John Paul II warned of the "almost apocalyptic menaces looming over the nations." Since then wars, terrorist attacks, earthquakes, tsunamis, the threat of global pandemics, and Russia's deployment of new "defense-proof" nuclear missiles have only...
  • Please pray for fatima and her family -- Her son died and her sister also (#162)

    08/09/2006 9:22:18 PM PDT · by Salvation · 585 replies · 4,452+ views
    FReepmail from fatima ^ | 08-09-06 | fatima
    I received this message from fatima. Please pray for her and her family as well as Ed. **Could you please ping your prayer list for the death of my son Ed -44 years old.accidential death.Official.Pray for our family.Ed saw Father on saturday and went to confession and went to Mass on Sunday and was was found dead wends morning at 1 AM.**
  • Photo Report of Hindu Ritual at Fatima: Pictures of a Desecration

    06/30/2004 6:04:55 AM PDT · by Polycarp IV · 320 replies · 6,300+ views
    Catholic Family News Special ReportPictures of a DesecrationPhoto Report of Hindu Ritual at Fatimaby John Vennari(article appears below photos) May 5: Portugal's SIC television announces its coverage of an "uncommon ecumenical experience".There will be a Hindu ritual at the Fatima Shrine.  Morning prayers in the Radha Krishna temple in Lisbon  "All the invocations of the pagans are hateful to God because all their gods are devils"- Saint Francis Xavier   A young Hindu woman explains the importanceof their various gods  About 60 Hindus travel by bus to Fatima  Arrival at the Fatima Shrine  The Hindus bring a gift of flowers. For...