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  • Cath Cauc: Now We Know Why Pope Francis Destroyed the Pontifical Academy for Life: ...

    01/13/2018 5:52:21 PM PST · by ebb tide · 15 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | January 13, 2018 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    Now We Know Why Pope Francis Destroyed the Pontifical Academy for Life: New Appointee Declares Contraception Can Be a Duty by Christopher A. Ferrara January 13, 2018 It was always obvious why Pope Francis destroyed John Paul II’s Pontifical Academy for Life by sacking its entire membership of 172 persons, ordering the rewriting of its statutes and abolishing the pro-life oath that members were once required to take.  The plan was to convert the Pontifical Academy for Life into a vehicle for furthering his incredible program, now underway, of attempting to undermine the Church’s teaching on the intrinsic evil of...
  • [Catholic Caucus] A new attack against Fatima “traditionalists”

    11/29/2017 3:52:01 PM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    AKA Catholic ^ | November 28, 2017 | Louie Verrecchio
    Catholic World Report has recently published an interview with Kevin Symonds, author of On the Third Part of the Secret of Fatima (En Route Books and Media, 2017). Symonds, who is a friend of the World Apostolate of Fatima (the former Blue Army and “official” Vatican mouthpiece), debated Christopher Ferrara last month at the Angelus Press Conference.I wasn’t present for the debate, but based on the content of the CWR interview, I am rather certain that Mr. Ferrara filleted his opponent’s arguments with ease.In any case, I look forward to Mr. Ferrara’s response to the interview, which presumably will come...
  • Close Your Umbrellas! A Mediation on a Saying at Fatima

    10/25/2017 8:48:23 AM PDT · by Salvation · 17 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 10-24-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Close Your Umbrellas! A Mediation on a Saying at Fatima. Msgr. Charles Pope • October 24, 2017 • On at least two different occasions, Sr. Lucia gave the following instruction to the crowd at Fatima: “Close your umbrellas. Our Lady is coming!” In the pictures of the throngs gathered on the 13th of each month in Fatima, one can often see umbrellas. They were sometimes used to shield people from the rain, but even more often to provide shade from the strong sunlight.“Close your umbrellas” isn’t exactly one of the more famous aspects of the message of Fatima. However,...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Fatima’s October 13 Apparition: More Than Meets the Eye

    10/13/2017 9:29:50 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 31 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | October 13, 2017 | JOSEPH PRONECHEN
    A crowd watches the ‘Miracle of the Sun’ during the apparition of Our Lady of Fatima on October 13, 1917. (Illustraçăo Portuguesa) We’re heard much about the Miracle of the Sun, thanks be to God, that startled 70,000-plus people at the Cova da Iria 100 years ago on Oct. 13. Instead of repeating basic details of the Miracle that Our Lady had promised in July saying, in October I will tell you who I am and what I want. I will then perform a miracle so that all may believe, and in August repeated, In the last month I...
  • 100th anniversary of the "Miracle of Fátima" is TODAY

    10/13/2017 11:26:02 AM PDT · by GraceG · 16 replies
    October 13, 2017 marks the passage of 100 years to the day since Our Lady of Fatima worked the great Miracle of the Sun to confirm the truth of Her apparitions and Message.
  • De Mattei: The Second Vatican Council and the Message of Fatima[Catholic/SSPX Caucus]

    08/02/2017 4:56:34 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | August 2, 2017 | Roberto de Mattei
    Rorate Caeli, Corrispondenza Romana and other Catholic news-outlets, carried a valuable intervention by Monsignor Athanasius Schneider on the “Interpretation of the Second Vatican Council and its relationship with the current crisis in the Church”. According to the auxiliary Bishop of Astana, Vatican II was a pastoral Council and its texts should be read and judged in the light of the perennial teaching of the Church. In fact “From an objective point of view, the statements of the Magisterium (Popes and councils) of definitive character, have more value and more weight compared with the statements of pastoral character, which have naturally...
  • Question: "Are apparitions of Mary, such as Lady Fatima, true messages from God?"

    07/31/2017 1:18:27 PM PDT · by ealgeone · 276 replies
    gotquestions.org ^ | unknown | Got Questions Ministries
    Question: "Are apparitions of Mary, such as Lady Fatima, true messages from God?" Answer: In Catholic tradition, there are many reported occurrences of Mary, angels, and/or saints appearing and delivering a message from God. It is likely that, at least in some of these cases, the people were genuinely seeing something supernatural. While some of what is seen in various places is perhaps the work of charlatans, other apparitions were apparently authentic. However, an apparition being authentic does not mean it is a message from God or a genuine appearance of Mary, an angel, or a saint. Scripture declares that...
  • Fatima Mission 1: Intro & Miracle of the Sun

    07/30/2017 2:37:19 AM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 31 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 16, 2016 | The Mother of God
    A Lenten retreat on the message of Fatima.
  • Crisis in Family and Church Put Under Spotlight [Catholic Caucus]

    06/05/2017 9:51:09 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | June 5, 2017 | Edward Pentin
    The crisis of secularization assaulting both the family and the Church was given a thorough analysis at a meeting of Church and pro-life leaders in Rome last month. Under the theme “The family under attack: protecting parents as primary educators,” the Rome Life Forum, which took place at the Hotel Columbus May 18-19, heard from a variety of speakers including the former founding president of the Pontifical John Paul II University for Studies on Marriage and the Family, Cardinal Carlo Caffarra, the patron of the Knights of Malta, Cardinal Raymond Burke, and the Church historian Roberto de Mattei. Over 100...
  • The Fatima Secret-Words From Heaven

    05/30/2017 1:39:14 PM PDT · by Little Blue Nun · 41 replies
    Fatima Secret, A Layman's Recall To The Age Of Faith | 1967 | Emmett Culligan
    "Although this document is NOT THE EXACT ORIGINAL TEXT of the Message of Fatima, as revealed on the 13th of October, 1917, by the Mother of God to the little visionary, Lucia, it contains the ESSENTIAL POINTS of the original". pp. 14-18. "It was the 13th of October, 1917. On that day, the Holy Virgin appeared for the last time to the little visionaries Jacinta, Francisco, and Lucia at the end of a series of, in all, six apparitions. After the manifestation of the Miracle of the Sun at Fatima, the Mother of God revealed a special message to Lucia,...
  • Catholic Caucus: Fatima at 100

    05/19/2017 8:53:58 PM PDT · by Coleus · 5 replies
    The message of the Virgin Mary to three shepherd children in 1917 points to God as the source of peace in the worldBetween May and October 1917, the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared six times to three shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal. Francisco and Jacinta Marto and their cousin, Lucia dos Santos, received MaryÂ’s words with simple trust and faithfully put them into practice. Our LadyÂ’s message was one of prayer, penance and conversion at a time of international crisis, as World War I intensified in Europe and the Bolshevik revolution in Russia loomed on the horizon.During the deadly flu...
  • A faithless old man going through the motions [Catholic Caucus]

    05/19/2017 8:38:21 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 15 replies
    AKA Catholic ^ | May 19, 2017 | Louie Verrecchio
    A faithless old man going through the motions Louie May 19, 2017 11 Comments By now, I suspect that most readers have seen images such as the one above. It was taken during Francis’ visit to Fatima where he made a mockery of Our Lady, her warnings, her requests, and, of course, anyone with even a mustard seed’s worth of genuine faith.What about this image most offends your Catholic sensibilities?Is it the gigantic frisbee-sized Host; the same that at some point will presumably be broken into dozens of smaller pieces for distribution; leaving in its wake God only knows how...
  • Cardinal Burke calls for Consecration of Russia to Immaculate Heart of Mary [Cath Cauc]

    05/19/2017 3:21:42 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    LifeSite News via Voice of the Family ^ | May 19, 2017 | John-Henry Westen
    ROME, May 19, 2017 (John-Henry Westen, LifeSiteNews) – Cardinal Raymond Burke has issued a call today for the Catholic faithful to “work for the consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.” Cardinal Burke, who is one of the four Cardinals to have asked Pope Francis for a clarification of Amoris Laetitia, made his appeal at the Rome Life Forum, in the month of the centenary of Our Lady of Fatima’s first apparition to the three shepherd children.Burke is the former prefect of the Apostolic Signatura and current Patron of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta.In a comprehensive address...
  • Cardinal Cordes Demolishes the Party Line on the Consecration of Russia [Cath/Orth Cauc]

    05/19/2017 10:18:53 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | May 17, 2017 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    Cardinal Cordes Demolishes the Party Line on the Consecration of Russia by Christopher A. Ferrara May 17, 2017 Pope Bergoglio has come and gone at Fatima. And, of course, there was no Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, although there was the usual sloganeering that would reduce Our Lady of Fatima to Our Lady of Social Justice. Hence Pope Bergoglio, during his homily at the Fatima Shrine, did not implore Our Lady for the conversion of sinners and the salvation of their souls, concerning which there was only an oblique reference to the seers’ “insistent prayers for...
  • Francis at Fatima: The Good and the Bad [Catholic Church]

    05/19/2017 9:31:30 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | May 15, 2017 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    The papal visit to Fatima is over. Pope Bergoglio canonized Jacinta and Francisco, and for this we should give thanks to God. Once again, the Fatima event is front-and-center in the life of the Church, for Our Lady will have it so. The Message of Fatima will never be forgotten because it involves a request by the Mother of God that has yet to be fulfilled. Hence the fourth Pope in a row has made a pilgrimage to the site of the apparitions. It is almost as if the Popes are supernaturally drawn to the place despite the best efforts of...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Fatima, 100 Years Ago

    05/14/2017 8:02:58 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    restore dc catholicism ^ | May 13, 2017 | restore dc catholicims
    Fatima, 100 Years Ago Today is the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima.  It is also the 100th anniversary of her first appearance to the Fatima children.  She spoke of the need to repent of sin to avoid hell.  Later she appeared to a Japanese sister at Akita and basically continued her message.  There she said that "if men do not repent and better themselves the Father will inflict a terrible punishment."  Between 1917 and now, what has been the change?  Our Lady delivered her words to a world that still was nominally Christian.  That cannot be said anymore, with...
  • Day by Day -- Saints for All, Our Lady of Fatima, 05-13-17

    05/13/2017 3:27:09 PM PDT · by Salvation · 5 replies
    FranciscanMedia.org ^ | 05-13-17 | Fr. Don Miller, OFM
    Fr. Don Miller, OFM Our Lady of Fatima Saint of the Day for May 13  The Story of Our Lady of Fatima Between May 13 and October 13, 1917, three Portuguese children–Francisco and Jacinta Marto and their cousin Lucia dos Santos–received apparitions of Our Lady at Cova da Iria near Fatima, a city 110 miles north of Lisbon. Mary asked the children to pray the rosary for world peace, for the end of World War I, for sinners, and for the conversion of Russia.Mary gave the children three secrets. Following the deaths of Francisco and Jacinta in 1919 and...
  • The “bishop dressed in white” actually kneels, Francis [Catholic Caucus]

    05/13/2017 8:12:14 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Roma Locuta Est ^ | May 13, 2017 | Steven O'Reilly
    Pope Francis visited Fatima this weekend to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the first apparition of Mary on May 13, 2017, and to canonize Francisco and Jacinta.  Granted I did not watch the full coverage of Pope Francis, and fast forwarded through the videos on YouTube but…what struck me most is that I never saw a clip of Pope Francis kneeling in prayer before the statue of Our Lady of Fatima. It took me all of 5 seconds to search YouTube to see if there was video of Pope Benedict XVI kneeling before a statute of Our Lady of Fatima....
  • The Real Third Secret [Catholic Caucus]

    05/13/2017 7:27:03 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    The Real Third Secret Loss of Faith In 1984 Bishop Alberto Cosme do Amaral of Fatima confirmed that the Third Secret of Fatima is not about atomic war or the end of the world, but instead concerns the Catholic Faith, and specifically the loss of that Faith throughout (at least) Europe. (See quote in "Published Testimony: The Bishop of Fatima (September 10, 1984)".) In her third memoir, which she completed in August 1941, Sister Lucy stated that the Secret of Fatima is divided into three distinct parts, after which she recorded, for the first time, the first two parts of...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-13-17, OM, Our Lady of Fatima

    05/12/2017 7:23:39 PM PDT · by Salvation · 38 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-13-17 | Revised New American Bible
    May 13, 2017 Saturday of the Fourth Week of Easter Reading 1 Acts 13:44-52On the following sabbathalmost the whole citygathered to hear the word of the Lord. When the Jews saw the crowds, they were filled with jealousyand with violent abuse contradicted what Paul said. Both Paul and Barnabas spoke out boldly and said,"It was necessary that the word of God be spoken to you first,but since you reject itand condemn yourselves as unworthy of eternal life,we now turn to the Gentiles. For so the Lord has commanded us,I have made you a light to the Gentiles,that you may...