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As 2017 Draws to a Close, Fatima Warnings Still Resonate

Many Fatima devotees were, I think it’s fair to say, disappointed when the centenaries of each of the original apparitions in 1917 came and went with no discernible event taking place to mark the occasion. For my part, I have always believed that God prefers to be less predictable than this, though there is certainly precedent for divinely-ordered things happening on important dates and anniversaries.

Nevertheless, despite a relatively quiet year from the perspective of obvious supernatural occurrences, the Fatima message continues to play out before us in ways that sometimes feel more relevant than they ever have.

Islam and Rome

For example, just this past week, a pro-ISIS group called the “Wafa’ Media Foundation” distributed a propaganda image over Telegram, a heavily-encrypted, cloud-based messaging service that has been called the “app of choice for terrorists.” The image depicts a masked jihadi in a desolated city street with ISIS fighters sitting on the back of a truck behind him. In his right hand, he holds a knife, and beneath his feet is a beheaded Pope Francis, wearing the orange jumpsuit we have seen on many ISIS prisoners. Beside the decapitated head of the pope is a label: “Jorge Mario Bergoglio.”

Earlier in the month, Wafa’ produced another poster showing a weapons-laden vehicle heading towards the Vatican, with the message, “Christmas Blood…So Wait…” A news report from earlier this month details this and some additional recent threats:

A propaganda video from this past summer shows jihadi fighters destroying statues and churches, and tearing up images of both Pope Francis and Pope Benedict. One masked fighter looks into the camera and says, “Remember this…we will be in Rome!”

This of course isn’t the first time we’ve heard such warnings. We’ve reported on them here before. As Islamic scholar Andrew Bieszad wrote in 2014 amidst rumors that there was an ISIS assassination threat against the pope, Francis’ pro-Islamic stance has done nothing to shield him from their desire to shed his blood. In fact:

The fact is that from an Islamic viewpoint, Pope Francis’ statements about the Muslim faith actually further Islamic beliefs. However, he is not only not of their faith but is the leader of the largest group of Christians in the world. In the Muslim mind, this sets up a paradox — an infidel of the highest order is supporting their religious ideas, yet he is manifestly not a Muslim. The question about Pope Francis for Muslims becomes whether is he going to fully accept Islam (since he is already promoting it) or persist in his infidelity, and thus merit the punishment for infidels. What Pope Francis may see as an act of outreach and solidarity to Muslims is actually interpreted by Islamic theology as a form of partial consent to the Islamic faith, and thus merits an aggressive push to encourage him to complete the process of his conversion to Islam.

How aggressive? There’s a reason why Islam is known as a religion which “converts by the sword.”

Andrew continues:

Chapter 30 of the Quran is dedicated to the fall of “Rome.” While many of the Quranic commentators explain this to be the Islamic conquest of Constantinople, it is also understood as referring to the “final” Rome – namely, Rome, Italy. This is because for many Muslims, Rome — as the heart of the Catholic Church and the home of the Roman Pontiff — is considered the “center” of the Christian world. If it is conquered, Christianity will (Muslims believe) quickly be globally eclipsed by Islam. Given the large numbers of Muslims living in Italy and Rome, it is a small miracle that neither the Pope nor the Vatican has been attacked before now.

But there’s more: this is not just my reading of the Quran being applied to the present context. Even before the more recent threats on the life of Pope Francis, the Islamic State had specifically called for the conquest of Christian Rome. If they can find a way, there is no reason to believe they will not make such an attempt.

In light of this, consider again these words of the Third Secret of Fatima as revealed by the Vatican…

And we saw in an immense light that is God: ‘something similar to how people appear in a mirror when they pass in front of it’ a Bishop dressed in White ‘we had the impression that it was the Holy Father’. Other Bishops, Priests, men and women Religious going up a steep mountain, at the top of which there was a big Cross of rough-hewn trunks as of a cork-tree with the bark; before reaching there the Holy Father passed through a big city half in ruins and half trembling with halting step, afflicted with pain and sorrow, he prayed for the souls of the corpses he met on his way; having reached the top of the mountain, on his knees at the foot of the big Cross he was killed by a group of soldiers who fired bullets and arrows at him…

Russia’s Errors

In another story of relevance this week, Patriarch Kirill of the Russian Orthodox Church has warned — though obliquely — that certain apocalyptic biblical signs are now in evidence:

“All people who love the Motherland must be together because we are entering a critical period in the course of human civilization. This can already be seen with the naked eye. You have to be blind not to notice the approaching awe-inspiring moments in history that the apostle and evangelist John was talking about in the Book of Revelation,” the patriarch was quoted as saying by Interfax.

Patriarch Kirill added, however, that the exact time of the end times depends on everyone’s actions. He called on people to understand their responsibility regarding Russia and the whole of mankind, and to stop “the movement towards the end of history’s abyss.”

He emphasized that many representatives of the modern Russian intelligentsia are repeating the mistakes made by their predecessors, who led the country into the ruinous revolutionary events of the early 20th century.

As a religious leader, Kirill is a controversial figure, seen by many as an unethical tool of the Russian state. Nevertheless, I can’t help hearing in his warning about Russian leaders repeating the “mistakes made by their predecessors” an echo of Our Lady in the second Fatima secret: “I shall come to ask for the consecration of Russia to My Immaculate Heart, and the Communion of Reparation on the First Saturdays. If My requests are heeded, Russia will be converted and there will be peace; if not, she will spread her errors throughout the world, causing wars and persecutions against the Church. The good will be martyred, the Holy Father will have much to suffer, various nations will be annihilated.”

Whatever Kirill’s motives, the question of Russia’s errors — and her neglected consecration — remain very much at issue.

In an interview with me in January, 2017, Bishop Athanasius Schneider, who grew up in the Soviet Union, elaborated on his earlier comments that we must “pray that the pope may soon consecrate explicitly Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary”:

We have to take it at serious when God sends us His Immaculate Mother to warn us. If we hear the admonitions of Our Heavenly Mother, Her Divine Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ will make miracles, as He did at the wedding in Cana. A solemn act of consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on behalf of the Pope in moral union with all bishops will undoubtedly cause the pouring out of abundant graces for the Church and for all mankind, as it foretold Our Lady in Fatima. It is tragic that prophetic appeals are heard oftentimes too late. Let us pray and ask the Holy Father to do what Our Lady asked in Fatima.

Cardinal Burke, too, repeated last month a message he had presented earlier this year, namely, that the consecration of Russia “was not carried out in the manner requested by Our Lady”. Burke insisted: “Recognizing the necessity of a total conversion from atheistic materialism and communism to Christ, the call of Our Lady of Fatima to consecrate Russia to Her Immaculate Heart in accord with Her explicit instruction remains urgent.”

So where do Russia, Islam, and Fatima intersect? In our podcast on November 14, 2015, in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris, Andrew Bieszad offered this theory:

If there’s any country who has the ability to actually stop Islam…and actually drive it out — both in terms of military, culturally, spiritually speaking — the one who is closest to it is actually Russia. … I’ve felt this way for many years. Now, some people say in Fatima it’s been consecrated, some people say it has not. I am of the camp that I think it’s pretty clear it has not been. And if you ask me, this is my opinion … consecrate Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. That could very well bring about the expulsion of Islam from Europe. Because frankly, I don’t see how temporal means are going to help. … I would go so bold as to say it’s Fatima or death.

Since that interview, we’ve seen Russia take the lead in the fight against ISIS, with some going so far as to declare that victory is within reach by year’s end. The diplomatic situation between the United States (and her allies) and Russia is, of course, complicated, and beyond the scope of this essay to explore. Suffice to say, however, that at least one part of Bieszad’s prediction appears to have been somewhat accurate.

The most critical part, however, remains unfulfilled.

As the Fatima centenary year draws to a close, we should not allow ourselves to neglect our prayers for the triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the consecration of Russia. The future of the West as we know it could very well hinge upon it in ways we’ve not yet even imagined.

91 thoughts on “As 2017 Draws to a Close, Fatima Warnings Still Resonate”

  1. Many express desire for the Final battle when Christ will slay the Dragon with the breath of his mouth because they yearn for deliverance from these dreadful dark days when a Roman Pontiff is the center of dissolution of our faith. The author Editor Steve Kojec correctly states God is unlikely to signal far in advance the exact hour. Although it seems the signs are there. As Bishop Athanasius Schneider urges we have our faith in Christ and nothing or no one can remove it. Unless we weaken and fall into despair. Therefore Christ calls us to rally, to come closer to Him and to pray and sacrifice for the many who have fallen into the trap of a veritable religious deception cited in the Catechism. We shouldn’t quake but be strong knowing Christ will not abandon us and He will be victorious. If this is the Final Test we in the immemorial words of Churchill must make it our finest hour.

    • Right on.

      I’d like to piggyback on this statement.

      Since becoming a Catholic, I have read of many Catholics who pin much hope in some extraordinary sign being made manifest this year.

      And I am reminded of the Scripture:

      “22 For Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom, 23 but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles, 24 but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. 25 For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.”

      It is not from signs or even of the consecration of Russia that salvation comes, it is in faith in and obedience to Jesus Christ AND HIM CRUCIFIED. We must be careful that we do not lose hope or a sense of the mission of our faith due to reliance on some other-worldly “fix” for the problems of our world and Church.

      In reality, we have the solutions already, right in our hearts and at our hands; Faith and obedience.

      And that goes for laymen, priests, bishops and popes.

      {PS, Father, you’ve got a typo; it’s “Skojec”. 😉 }

      • “It is not from signs or even of the consecration of Russia that salvation comes, it is in faith in and obedience to Jesus Christ AND HIM CRUCIFIED”… so true.
        The treatise of St Fulgentius of Ruspe on the forgiveness of sins
        Whoever conquers will not be harmed by the second death
        In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye as the final trumpet sounds, for the trumpet shall indeed sound, the dead shall rise incorruptible and we shall be changed. In saying “we,” Paul is indicating that the gift of that future change will also be given to those who during their time on earth are united to him and his companions by upright lives within the communion of the Church. He hints at the nature of the change when he says: This corruptible body must put on incorruptibility, this mortal body immortality. In order, then, that men may obtain the transformation which is the reward of the just, they must first undergo here on earth a change which is God’s free gift. Those who in this life have been changed from evil to good are promised that future change as a reward.
        Through justification and the spiritual resurrection, grace now effects in them an initial change that is God’s gift. Later on, through the bodily resurrection, the transformation of the just will be brought to completion, and they will experience a perfect, abiding, unchangeable glorification. The purpose of this change wrought in them by the gifts of both justification and glorification is that they may abide in an eternal, changeless state of joy.
        Here on earth they are changed by the first resurrection, in which they are enlightened and converted, thus passing from death to life, sinfulness to holiness, unbelief to faith, and evil actions to holy life. For this reason the second death has no power over them. It is of such men that the Book of Revelation says: Happy the man who shares in the first resurrection; over such as he the second death has no power. Elsewhere the same book says: He who overcomes shall not be harmed by the second death. As the first resurrection consists of the conversion of the heart, the second death consists of unending torment.
        Let everyone, therefore, who does not wish to be condemned to the endless punishment of the second death now hasten to share in the first resurrection. For if any during this life are changed out of fear of God and pass from an evil life to a good one, they pass from death to life and later they shall be transformed from a shameful state to a glorious one.
        From Franciscan Breviary

        • No one, save Mary, arrives at heaven’s gates devoid of sin or its residue. True perfection and pure holiness is only achieved at and in the end by the merciful actions of Christ who, by His own sacrifice, transforms the week and feeble efforts of those who sincerely strive to obey His will, keep His laws, follow His paths, walk in His footsteps and love and protect His Church.

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      • Check out Our Lady’s apparitions in Fatima in 1917. She said the Holy Father would consecrate Russia late and (I’m paraphrasing) “in the end My Immaculate Heart will triumph and there will be a period of peace.”
        I’m praying for that!

      • The Apostle Paul in 2 Thessalonians 2 refers to “Rebellion is at its work already, but in secret” (2 Thess 2, 7). This is the “mystery of iniquity” described in The Catechism of the Catholic Church 675 The Church’s Ultimate Trial. “The persecution that accompanies her pilgrimage on earth will unveil the ‘mystery of iniquity’ in the form of a religious deception offering men an apparent solution to their problems at the price of apostasy from the truth”. The premises contained in Ch 8 AL contain a doctrine of mitigating conditions that remove responsibility for grave sin for persons living in an objective state of grave sin, and consequently conscientious justification to receive the sacraments without requirement of repentance and correction. That includes D&R and others in “irregular” unions such as cohabitation and presumably homosexual union. It’s a deception religious in nature that accommodates a sinful life under the guise of merciful assessment of mitigating conditions of which the Pontiff cites many inclusive of invalid exchange of vows, persons offering God “the best they can” acceptable by God and thereupon the recipients of His grace. This is “veritable” meaning a true deception that many are following endangering their salvation. It’s a doctrine that is diametrically opposed to Apostolic Tradition. My sense is because it is so widespread and growing effecting all moral doctrine that it is the deception referred to in the Catechism.

        • Wow, thank you. Great insight. So how do you think we should pray re: Pope Francis and the bishops who support false doctrines? I’ve praying they either submit to the Holy Spirit or leave the Church.

          • As Catholics it behooves us that we love and pray for the Holy Father even, or perhaps especially, when he is so deeply and clearly in error. We must also pray for our bishops, in a similar way, as they are our shepherds. And above all we must love Our Lord and pray for His will. With that said, it sounds like you’re praying just as we all should.

            I pray every day for the pope, my bishop(s), my priests, and a very select few faithful bishops, chief among them Cardinal Burke. I pray that they follow the will of God and lead us to heaven… whatever that may mean.

          • That’s well said Jafin. As I reminded a respondent recently Hope is a theological virtue. It must be practiced even if it may seem futile. Priests must pray for the Roman Pontiff since it is part of the Liturgy of the Eucharist. Certainly prayer is always for the good of the person and in the present moment also for the good of the Church and world.

          • My parish priest has said that the bishop is prayed for in every Mass said in his diocese because that’s how many prayers he needs just to have a chance at heaven. And the Holy Father is prayed for in every Mass said all over the world for the same reason. That seems reasonable to me.

          • I’ve often thought especially of late since I’ve engaged more in prayer for the salvation of souls how many prayers of anonymous persons, the Saints have been instrumental in my own salvation. Prayer and sacrifice for all souls sans discrimination is a most important feature of our Catholicism, albeit Christianity

        • A ” ‘mystery of iniquity’ in the form of a religious deception offering men an apparent solution to their problems at the price of apostasy from the truth.” Immediately I thought of Martin Luther, then of Marxism… first economic and later according to the Frankfurt School… and most recently certain Bishops and Catdinals seemingly poised to dismantle Church teaching.

      • I don’t want to put words in Fr Morello’s mouth, but I believe the passage in the CCC to which he is referring is as follows:

        “The Church’s ultimate trial

        675 Before Christ’s second coming the Church must pass through a final trial that will shake the faith of many believers.573 The persecution that accompanies her pilgrimage on earth574 will unveil the “mystery of iniquity” in the form of a religious deception offering men an apparent solution to their problems at the price of apostasy from the truth. the supreme religious deception is that of the Antichrist, a pseudo-messianism by which man glorifies himself in place of God and of his Messiah come in the flesh.575

        676 The Antichrist’s deception already begins to take shape in the world every time the claim is made to realize within history that messianic hope which can only be realized beyond history through the eschatological judgement. the Church has rejected even modified forms of this falsification of the kingdom to come under the name of millenarianism,576 especially the “intrinsically perverse” political form of a secular messianism.577

        677 The Church will enter the glory of the kingdom only through this final Passover, when she will follow her Lord in his death and Resurrection.578 The kingdom will be fulfilled, then, not by a historic triumph of the Church through a progressive ascendancy, but only by God’s victory over the final unleashing of evil, which will cause his Bride to come down from heaven.579 God’s triumph over the revolt of evil will take the form of the Last Judgement after the final cosmic upheaval of this passing world.580″

        This is just one reason why I believe that those who consider Francis to be an “anti-pope” are quite wrong – they seriously under-rate the magnitude of the evil which he is inflicting upon the Bride of Christ.

        • I would be very very careful in harboring any sentiment that Russia might deliver the West from the scourge of Islam. Recall this recent prophecy:

          “See how Russia will burn!” Before my eyes there extended an immense field covered with flames and smoke, in which souls were submerged as if in a sea of fire.

          “And all this fire,” concluded the Madonna, “is not that which will fall from the hands of men, but will be hurled directly from the Angels (at the time of the great chastisement or purification that will come upon the earth). Therefore I ask prayers, penance and sacrifice, so I may act as Mediatrix for my Son in order to save souls.” – Blessed Sister Elena Aiello – (Beatified by Pope Benedict XVI 14 September 2011, who surely was aware not only of these prophecies but also those of St. Hildegard von Bingen, who Benedict XVI himself raised to the altars of the Church and who prophesied these are these times of the Anti-christ and the Anti-Church. I believe in his own way Pope Benedict XVI was sending a subtle message to the Church-at-large through these ecclesial events.)

          • Russia will deliver the West countries from Islam once this poor country will be converted. And there is no other means to convert Russia than through her Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
            Our Lady promised this conversion.
            Let’s imagine what Putin would be able to do once he has become a Catholic.
            He already has defeated ISIS in Syria to protect the syrian orthodox Church (and the Catholic Syrian Church in the same time).
            No wonder how many Satan’s minions entrenched in the Vatican have fought so fiercely to prevent this Consecration being performed: They know this will be the beginning of the end of them together with their Master.

          • Your assertion that “there is no other means to convert Russia than through her Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary” certainly seems born-out both by the messages of Our Lady of Fatima and those of Our Lord later to Sister Lucia.

            However, importantly and mistakenly, your assertion that “Russia will deliver the ‘West countries from Islam’ once this poor country will be converted” is (as I read the specific language of the Fatima messages) nowhere whatsoever to be found.

            Russia will be converted, true, but Russia is not declared to be the deliverer of the Faithful (much less the West) from Islam or any other scourge).

            I agree with your sentiments, but urge you not to convince yourself that Russia is to be the Savior of Christianity.

          • If Russia is converted and brought back to unity with the Western Church, it will be used to convert the Western Church back to the true faith which it has left since 1965. Otherwise I fear the Western Church will disappear into the catacombs.

          • Well, Daniel, your if/then proposition is just your surmise. Let’s just watch and wait. It’s all in God’s Hands.


          • Mary does assert that, in the end, her immaculate heart will triumph. Many scholars believe this assertion refers to the conversion of the world, but that the conversion of Russia is the key and that conversion will be best accomplished through the consecration of Russia to Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart because Mary always points to her Divine Son, repeating what she said at Cana, “Do whatrver He tells you.”

          • “In the end, My Immaculate Heart will triumph. The Holy
            Father will consecrate Russia to Me. Russia will be converted and a
            period of peace shall be given to mankind.”

          • Correct (I didn’t have the precise wording). Those scholars I’ve met who are experts on Fatima appear to have similar interpretations of this passage. According to their view the conversion of Russia is a lynchpin. Once it happens, over time most of the other nations will also convert with a snowballing effect. They claim this will be or bring about the ‘period of peace’.

        • So then my question is on your last paragraph; Will there be another pope after Francis and is Francis ushering in the anti-pope?

        • The Church must die. She as the bride, must follow her Bridegroom, Jesus Christ, who was persecuted and crucified. “677 The Church will enter the glory of the kingdom only through this final Passover, when she will follow her Lord in His death and Resurrection.” Fr. Morello has given us good advice: “We shouldn’t quake but be strong knowing Christ will not abandon us and He will be victorious.” The faith will live on. He promised us that the gates of hell would not prevail, but the catch is that we, the Church Militant, must fight for it. ” Therefore Christ calls us to rally, to come closer to Him and to pray
          and sacrifice for the many who have fallen into the trap of a veritable
          religious deception cited in the Catechism.” Right on, Fr. Morello!

    • JMJ Father time for another novena in 2017 to prepare for the Immaculate Conception Dec 8. If everyone arranged a novena in their respective parishs that would be fitting for Our Blessed Mother. Ave Maria!

      • There’s actually a 54-day Rosary novena going on now (3 novenas in supplication, 3 in thanksgiving) organized by Father Richard Heilman and apostolates Novena for Our Nation and the Holy League. The intention… presciently… is for PF. It began Nov 9, but those interested can jump in anytime.

    • Dear Fr. Peter,

      Thank you for this admonishment and encouragement!

      I just learned a word tonight that seems perfectly to describe the overall methodology behind the dissolution taking place within the Church during the current pontificate:

      Gaslighting: a form of manipulation that seeks to sow seeds of doubt in a targeted individual or in members of a targeted group, hoping to make them question their own memory, perception, and sanity.

      Whether it be ambiguous passages in Vatican documents, comments that convey innuendo while not actually stating anything plainly, or ad hominem attacks and sloganeering to divert legitimate criticism, it seems that sowing the seeds of doubt in the minds of sincere Catholics and undermining their sanity with schizophenic statements like 2+2=5 have characterized these last four-and-a-half years. And the escalating attacks of this gaslighting from the top right on down seem only to get more audacious, sordid and naked for all to see.

      May the Lord convert the hearts of those in the clergy and the laity who have become worldly politicians and demographers, instead of Shepherds of the Lords and His Sheep, and may Jesus and His Most Holy Mother protect us from the disorienting and demoralizing effects of gaslighting.

    • Father, it means so much to us, to read strong words of encouragement and exhortation coming from one of Our Lord’s priests!

      • Mom [all faithful Moms are my Mom in imitation of Christ’s all embracing love] without the support of the Laity at this time of darkness the Church would be severely diminished.

  2. Steve: I don’t know if there has been substantiation from any official sources but there are videos on Youtube of what sure looks like the sun dancing and blinking in Nigeria during an October 13 gathering at which the country was re-consecrated to Mary.

  3. Excellent article! Time for all of us to be ready, like the parable about the virgins, lamps, and oil. Thanks Steve for your great work.

  4. So weird. I couldn’t sleep the other night so I decided to finish the Our Lady of Revelation (tres fontaine) lecture on YouTube (Sensus Fidelium- Fr. Chad Rippereger said he found the apparition interesting and it really is, especially when you consider the sun miracle was repeated there many times. Anyway, Part 7, 1-2 related Tres Fontaine to Fatima. Bruno had visions of Muslims surrounding churches terrorizing the Christians inside with gasoline and so forth (which just happened!). Also an “Eastern” mob screaming, “revenge!” Rampaging through St. Peter’s martyring all, including the pope. The priest giving the lecture talked about advice jihadis are giving right now to bring less detectable cross bows to Rome for a melee. (Bullets and ARROWS–3rd secret). Pretty hair raising and believable.

    • The priest whose lectures to which you’re referring has several engaging lectures published through Sensus Fidelium. The series on the Lady of Revelation, however, has been absolutely fascinating (I was thrilled with the two new parts posted as it had been months since the last presentation in the series was posted). It’s a scandal that so few have heard of Bruno or the Lady of Revelation.

    • I remember Chris Ferrara mentioning that he found on the internet a jihad site, recommending that Islamic murderers should stockpile bows and arrows. He said he was enlightened, because before that, he could never figure out why the 3rd Secret mentioned a pope being shot by guns, and also bows and arrows, such primitive arms seeming anachronistic in a modern age. When he saw this website, then the whole thing became clear. Or, as he put it, another piece of the puzzle was put in place. But anyway, there it is : bows and arrows being recommended to men who plan to murder the pope. In a future scenario. Another puzzle piece…..

  5. Rats! Just when it seemed that Pope Francis’ surefire masterful policy of welcoming millions of bloodthirsty Muslims into Europe might bear fruit, they go ahead and play their old beheading card again! I mean, ya play nice with them in Cairo in April, and barely six months later they start acting like….uh….well….. exactly like what they are. Go figure!

  6. Another reason for ISIS deciding it’s high time to attack Rome could be because of the mass conversions of Muslims to Christianity. Just this week I read a blog by Patti Armstrong at the Register which was entitled: “Muslims Are Converting to Christianity in Record Numbers.”

    Quoting Fr. Mitch Pacwa: “I’ve confirmed it with Africans I know who have told me again and again about conversions in places like Nigeria, Uganda, Mali … that’s why Boko Haram has become so active. They are actually quite scared and trying to terrorize. But the very act of terrorizing people has ended up with people becoming more disgusted with Islam.”

    What is the source of these conversions? Aside from a courageous Coptic Orthodox priest who broadcasts a show every Friday which reaches 60 million Arabs, the article quotes Fr. Pacwa as saying “How are so many conversions taking place in oppressive countries where proselytizing can bring a death sentence? “A large number of Muslims are receiving visions of Jesus and the Blessed Virgin Mary that has led them to convert,” Pacwa said. “Many of these stories can be seen online.”

    So, it seems Mary is still very busy, appearing to Muslims in droves, calling them personally to conversion.

  7. With all due respect, other than the place name of Fatima, where is Islam even alluded to in any of Our Lady’s words? Seems to me there is alot of projecting going on.

  8. No, no miracles in Fatima this time around. Remember the Gospel passage which tells us that Jesus could work no miracles in a certain town because of its lack of faith? Well there’s your reason. Europe has lost the faith. Jesus, through the Blessed Mother worked a stupendous miracle 100 years ago in Fatima and how did we respond? Miserably. The Consecration was not done and the Third Secret was tossed in a drawer and forgotten when Our Lady asked for its publication, So no, folks, no more miracles for a faithless, apostate Church and Europe. Sorry but that’s what you’ve earned.

    The Miracle of the Sun was seen instead in Nigeria, Africa where people still believe and have faith. For the godless Europeans? Nada.

    • Not just Europe, but the world. Here in the US, most Catholic’s, whether they openly acknowledge it or not, don’t really believe in miracles. Try talking to a Catholic in the US about the supernatural and their eyes will gloss over in seconds.

  9. Read this. Clearly, the news that John Paul saw clearly the danger for Europe posed by Mohammedanism cannot stand in the current Vatican world of Jorge Bergoglio. (I’m not saying that JP II was himself at all clear on the Muslim threat, only that he spoke of it clearly on the occasion recounted here by Monsignor Longhi.) Reading the article, you can almost hear the alarm in the voice of the writer as he hastens to remind us that, common sense be damned, the sainted pope CANNOT be understood to contradict Francis’ view of the European situation, viz. that it’s just dandy to have millions of bloodthirsty Mohammedans inside Europe’s borders. It’s sad. Pravda at its worst was never as transparent as this article. Obviously, the Vatican needs to hire some old KGB boys to ride herd on its propaganda flunkies and to show them how to do it up right.

    • The party line in the Bergoglian Vatican about which no dissenters are tolerated is: “Islam is a religion of peace and love. The terrorists, djiahidsts, members of AlQaeda, ISIS, etc… are not muslims”.

      • Which, as ordinary common sense and the writings of several authors like Robert Spencer, Brigitte Gabriel, and Serge Trifkovic make evident, is so wrong that it constitutes a bold lie.

        • That’s the problem.


          Even a cursory read of the Quran indicates the plausibility that ISIS folks are actually merely following the instruction of the pedophile Muhammad.

          • They are, in fact, the only good Muslims. All the rest are weaklings unable to follow the prescriptions of the Great Desert Pervert.

  10. Regarding the Third Secret (the part that has been released), the seemingly anachronistic, nonsensical reference to “arrows” was perhaps brought to startling clarity with recent reports that ISIS has been instructing its underground soldiers in Europe to obtain/construct weapons that are not legally prohibited, such as – you guessed it – bows & arrows.

  11. “…on his knees at the foot of the big Cross he was killed by a group of soldiers who fired bullets and arrows at him.” The mention of arrows intrigues me. Ishmael, through whom the Muslims believe the promise came (and not through Isaac), is described in Genesis as being an archer.

    • Patrick, your interesting remark is another clue about where the chastisement of apostate christian countries will come from. Another sign Our Lady gave to the small remnant of Catholic faithfuls who know that the 3rd Secret is still ongoing and not “belonging to the past” like the Bergoglio’s modernist mafia of the Vatican wants us eagerly to believe.

    • I saw the video two days ago and have been wondering where 1P5 is on this subject. Steve?

      Fr. Minutella is the model of a courageous, faithful priest who puts his life on the line for Christ and His Church. He just may be the only one in the world.

    • If you do a google search, Fr. Minutella has released a film clip whilst he reads his message about what has happened to him.

  12. If the Pope is afraid having his throat slitted by the mahomeddans the day they will rush into the Vatican, he has no other option but to convert to Islam.

  13. Lepanto was where the Christian world was saved from Islam with the direct intervention of Our Lady of the Rosary. The West is decadent and ripe for a takeover by Islam to evidently fulfill the Third Secret. Francis does indeed believe in a world socialist government with a “puppy dog” type of Islamic participation. Christmas would be a time when Islam could really make a statement.—-Quietly here in America, the Nation of Islam has been making major headway in the black political movement. Hillary and her Bolshevik agenda is no match for the evil aggression of Islam. With their lack of regard for women, there is no way that they stand by and let Elizabeth Warren and company dictate to them.—-Pope John Paul stood up to Communism even to the point of their shooting him. Francis is all about compromise and working together. The gay agenda is very prominent. He appears to have very little understanding of the nature of evil. The end result could very well be the scenario discussed at the beginning of this article.

  14. Fatima is a matter very far from being completely fulfilled. Pope Benedict warned us about that at the very place of the apparitions in the year 2010. And I advise you to be very careful about some alleged “surprising revelations” attributed to Sister Lúcia, especially when there is a lack of material evidence in certain statements.

  15. “It”, the Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, as prescribed & requested by Heaven, may be late, but it will not be “too” late.

  16. Constantinople was the second Rome. Many consider Moscow to be the third Rome.

    How fitting if, through the intercession of Our Lady of Fatima, the third Rome avenges the second and saves the first?


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