Saturday, May 13, 2017

Fatimists disappointed again... yet they are never happy unless disaster strikes.



Is that it?

Part of the 'deformations' of the Fatima message has been the emphasis upon the apocalyptic interpretations of the message, so I imagine many devotees today were disappointed Pope Francis wasn't shot to death as he visited the shrine for the Centenary and the Canonizations this weekend.  

Remember how disappointed Fatima cultists were after the revelation of the third part of the secret.  People claimed there had to be more to it - more text, more condemnation, more names named, and nothing whatsoever condemning Vatican II or the Novus Ordo.  And, and, St. John Paul did NOT mention Russia in his consecration - like he was supposed to do, and, and, and, which Sr. Lucia died?  Her double or the real one with the crooked teeth?  (Sr. Lucia had living relatives who knew her BTW, and visited with her, and they obviously knew there was only one ... but who can talk sense to conspiracy theorists who believe themselves to be more Catholic than the Church?)

Needless to say, the Holy Father's visit visit was obviously 'not good enough' for many Fatima followers and conspiracy theorists, who claim Francis placed himself at the center of the 'secret' when in his prayer before the Madonna he claimed to be 'the bishop in white'.  Actually, he prayed, 'as a bishop in white'.  But they don't really care, right?  It wasn't in Latin.

"All he said was that as a bishop dressed in white, “I call to mind all those who, robe in the splendor of their baptism, desire to live in God and tell the mysteries of Christ in order to obtain peace.” - Source

The Holy Father also corrected the notion that the Blessed Mother is just a harbinger of doom ...

After asking the faithful of “which Mary?” were they pilgrims, the pope spoke of several, contrasting different ways in which Catholics sometimes perceive the mother of God: There are those who follow the one who was “blessed because she believed,” and those who believe in a “plaster statue” from whom “we beg favors at little cost.” There’s the Mary venerated by the Church, Francis said, but also one “of our own making: One who restrains the arm of a vengeful God; one sweeter than Jesus the ruthless judge; one more merciful than the Lamb slain for us.” - Source

We need to abandon the strange distortions and corruptions of the message of Fatima, and respond to the authentic call of Fatima, the example of which is manifested in the lives of St. Jacinta and St. Francisco.  As the Holy Father pointed out in his homily:
We can take as our examples Saint Francisco and Saint Jacinta, whom the Virgin Mary introduced into the immense ocean of God’s light and taught to adore him. That was the source of their strength in overcoming opposition and suffering. God’s presence became constant in their lives, as is evident from their insistent prayers for sinners and their desire to remain ever near “the hidden Jesus” in the tabernacle.
Indeed, God created us to be a source of hope for others, a true and attainable hope, in accordance with each person’s state of life. In “asking” and “demanding” of each of us the fulfillment of the duties of our proper state (Letters of Sister Lucia, 28 February 1943), God effects a general mobilization against the indifference that chills the heart and worsens our myopia. We do not want to be a stillborn hope! Life can survive only because of the generosity of other lives. “Unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains just a single grain; but if it dies, it bears much fruit” (Jn 12:24). The Lord, who always goes before us, said this and did this. Whenever we experience the cross, he has already experienced it before us. We do not mount the cross to find Jesus. Instead it was he who, in his self-abasement, descended even to the cross, in order to find us, to dispel the darkness of evil within us, and to bring us back to the light. - Vatican Radio

The message of Fatima belongs to the Church and the Church has revealed the contents of the message and 'secrets' and has reaffirmed the essential message 'repent and believe' and 'produce good fruits as evidence of your repentance': Keep the commandments, pray and sacrifice yourself for sinners, pray for the conversion of sinners and make reparation to God who is greatly offended.

Fatima is not a side show, it is not mystery theater or a scary amusement park or carnival house of horrors.  People put words on Our Lady's lips, they claim she comes elsewhere to tell her message because the Church has ignored her requests.  Four Popes have gone to Fatima, to affirm the message, to thank God for the light shown there, which illuminates the entire Church, the Body of Christ.  The Church has so not ignored Our Lady's requests.

Ignore the Fatimists, do not listen to the cult surrounding the false prophets who deform and misrepresent Our Lady's message from heaven.

Remember, the Holy Father, the Pope, the Bishop of Rome, is indeed at the center of the message and secret of Fatima; the Mother of God directs us always to Christ, and does not act outside the Church - the Holy Father is Christ's vicar entrusted to guide the Church by Christ himself.  Our Lady is Mother of the Church.  She cannot and will not go against the Church.

"Dear pilgrims, we have a Mother. Clinging to her like children, we live in the hope that rests on Jesus." - Pope Francis

Fatima Carnival Fright House
-Now Closed-

8 comments:

  1. I watched most of the YT videos of Papa in Fatima. May God continue to bless him and our Lady of Fatima protect him under her holy mantle.

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  2. you are my doom barometer....I post back in a few days....

    Yes the 100 year anniversary is silly and has been a let down for fatimaistas. But the famtaistas will say wait until October.


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    1. oh and you say to focus on authentic call of Fatima but souls don't listen to that. Because their behavior and twisted views/beliefs is not going to change.

      But they will be forced to listen to famine pestilence and the plague and a few earthquakes.

      Don't belittle that teaching tool...it has better results.

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  3. I must be leading a sheltered life - I don't know who all the people in the collage are. Thanks for posting the excerpt from the homily - I was at a day retreat today and everything presented reflects that homily.

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  4. Terry, you nailed it. God Bless you!!! Keep on writing, please. I am thankful for your writing and reflection and that sometimes I am even laughing out loud at some of your humor. That's a GOOD sign. Your faithfulness is inspiring and refreshing. Also thanks for that prayer of Fr. Mychal's a few posts back. That baby is a keeper!

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  5. This is an excellent post. God bless you.

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  6. Just realized that the centennial of the final apparition will take place on Friday Oct. 13...let the conspiracy theories begin!

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  7. I grew up with OLF as a real event. It was never dire, but rather a way to "convert Russia and defeat Communism. The statute and devotion rotated through our parish once a year. Neighbors actually came to your house to pray the rosary. The confidence of success was always present. I believe it did help bring a peaceful end to Communism. Something else took its place. I do not know what to make of today's Russia. Are the Orthodox really influential there? Is Communism really done with or just renamed. I have no idea.

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