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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • “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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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.”...
  • LAST OF CHILDREN WHO CLAIMED TO SEE VIRGIN MARY DIES AT 97

    02/14/2005 4:02:09 AM PST · by Robert Drobot · 37 replies · 1,708+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 13 Feb 2005 | Editors
    LISBON, PORTUGAL - Sister Lucia Marto, the last of three children who claimed to have seen the Virgin Mary in a series of 1917 apparitions in the town of Fatima, has died, Portuguese media reported. She was 97. Sister Lucia, a Roman Catholic nun, had been ill for the past three months and died Sunday at the Convent of Carmelitas in Coimbra, 120 miles north of Lisbon, TSF radio reported, citing family sources. Lucia and two of her cousins, siblings Jacinta and Francisco, said in 1917 that the Virgin Mary had been appearing to them once a month and predicting...
  • 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 (Zenit.org).- 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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
    http://www.tldm.org/news/lucys_writing.htm 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.]
  • Third Secret of Fatima is not fully revealed.

    06/08/2002 5:31:08 PM PDT · by ex-Texan · 19 replies · 1,592+ views
    Sister Lucy writes letter to Pope saying his life is in danger and Third Secret of Fatima is not fully revealed...Inside the Vatican News Service October 26, 2001 ROME -- News has just emerged that Sister Lucia dos Santos, the last surviving Fatima visionary, several weeks ago sent Pope John Paul II a letter reportedly warning him that his life is in danger. According to Vatican sources, the letter, claiming that events spoken of in the "Third Secret" of Fatima had not yet occurred, was delivered sometime after September 11 to John Paul by the bishop emeritus of Fatima, Alberto...
  • Mourning for Fatima seer (Portugal declares day of mourning)

    02/14/2005 12:42:05 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 42 replies · 1,953+ views
    Reuters ^ | Mon Feb 14, 2005
    LISBON (Reuters) - Portugal has declared Tuesday a day of mourning and politicians have cut back election campaigning to mark the death of Lucia de Jesus dos Santos, the last of three children who claimed to have seen the Virgin Mary at Fatima. Dos Santos, who as a child in 1917 described visions which, decades later, the Catholic Church said foretold the attempt to kill Pope John Paul in 1981, died aged 97 on Sunday at her Carmelite convent in Coimbra, 150 km (95 miles) north of Lisbon. She is to be buried at the convent on Tuesday and her...
  • SISTER LUCIA RIP

    02/13/2005 1:31:30 PM PST · by lindsey_123 · 254 replies · 9,935+ views
    I just heard...Sister Lucia passed away! I can't find anything online yet, however...
  • Last child who claimed to see "Virgin Mary" dies

    02/14/2005 2:03:24 PM PST · by missyme · 27 replies · 1,193+ views
    Religion News ^ | Feb 14th, 2005
    Sister Lucia Marto, the last of three children who claimed to have seen the Virgin Mary in a series of 1917 apparitions in the town of Fatima, has died, Portuguese media reported. She was 97. Sister Lucia, a Roman Catholic nun, had been ill for the past three months and died Sunday at the Convent of Carmelitas in Coimbra, 190 kilometers (120 miles) north of Lisbon, TSF radio reported, citing family sources. Prime Minister Pedro Santana Lopes called Lucia's death "very emotional news." Lucia and two of her cousins, siblings Jacinta and Francisco, said in 1917 that the Virgin Mary...
  • Sister Lucia, last remaining witness of Fatima apparitions, dies at 97

    02/13/2005 2:27:18 PM PST · by Unam Sanctam · 55 replies · 3,208+ views
    AFP ^ | Feb. 13, 2005
    LISBON (AFP) - Sister Lucia, the last survivor of the three shepherd children to whom the Virgin Mary is said to have made a series of apparitions in 1917, has died of old age, state television RTP reported. She was 97. She had lived in virtual isolation since 1948 in an old convent in the central Portuguese city of Coimbra that houses the order of the Carmelita Sisters where she dedicated her life to prayer and meditation. Named Lucia de Jesus dos Santos when she was born on March 22, 1907, in recent years she suffered from blindness and deafness....
  • Virgin Mary Child Dies (Lucia of Fatima)

    02/13/2005 3:46:33 PM PST · by Cincinnatus · 177 replies · 7,380+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | Feb 13, 2005 | unknown
    Sister Lucia Marto, the last of three children who claimed to have seen the Virgin Mary in a series of 1917 apparitions, has died, Portuguese media reported today. She was 97.