“Make It Known to My Ministers”
by Father Nicholas Gruner, S.T.L., S.T.D. (Cand.)
The Catholic Church, and the priests and the bishops and the Pope — Our
Lord's ministers — need to recognize and realize that the
annihilation of nations will occur, unless they do the Consecration
of Russia in time, and that there is no other solution.
The United Nations will not deliver us. Mr. Bush in Washington will
not deliver us. Moscow and China will not deliver us. Whether the
threat comes from North Korea, whether the annihilation comes from
the United States or Moscow, or all of them together, it is really
immaterial in some way. Yet there is a solution, and only one solution!
And that is the Consecration of Russia to Our Lady’s Immaculate
Heart — in the public, solemn manner prescribed.
I. “They Will Follow Him into Misfortune”
Unfortunately, Catholic priests and bishops, and even the Popes, have
had the idea in their minds that they have an option to disobey
Our Lady's request for the consecration if they so choose.
And so it is that at Rianjo, Our Lord tells them that option is not
real. He says, “Make it known to My ministers, given they
follow the example of the King of France in delaying the execution
of My command, like him, they will follow him into misfortune.”
The King of France was commanded by the Sacred Heart through St. Margaret
Mary (she wasn't canonized until 1920, but she already had a reputation
for holiness in her lifetime). The Sacred Heart appeared to her
on June 17, 1689 and commanded that the King of France dedicate,
consecrate the Kingdom of France; that the emblem of the Sacred
Heart be put on the flag of France; that a public ceremony be held
in the court of the King dedicating France to the Sacred Heart.
We all know that in 1793 a later King of France, while in jail before
his execution, tried to fulfill this command. But he could not
do it because, by then, he was in jail. He made some private ceremony,
but that is not what Our Lord wanted. He wanted a solemn public
For 100 years the Kings of France had been given their chance. The set
time was over. On June 17, 1789, one hundred years later to the
day, the King of France was stripped of his power; that is, de
facto, the Third Estate declared itself the national assembly,
declared itself superior to the King. Three weeks later, the King
was imprisoned; and four years after that, he was executed, decapitated.
He was not just decapitated, or injured, in some sort of accident — he
was executed as if he were a criminal.
Now what Our Lord told Sister Lucy, to make known to His ministers,
is what, in fact, Cardinal Ratzinger and Archbishop Bertone made
known to the ministers in the name of Our Lady of Fatima. You see,
what they released as the Third Secret is in fact a picture of
what will take place — I believe in the near future — unless
the Pope and the bishops do the Consecration in time.
There are only ten years left before 100 years have passed for the Message
of Fatima. Will God give us as much time as the Kings of France
had? I don't think so, but I could be wrong. There is a set time.
As St. Alphonsus tells us in Scripture, “Everything is measured
with God. There is a time after which the time of justice takes
“Make it known to My ministers, given they follow the example
of the King of France, they will follow him into misfortune.” As
St. Paul tells us in Sacred Scripture, all Scripture is inspired — to
correct, to teach, to rebuke.
Similarly, the historical fact that the Kings of France refused to obey
the requests of the Sacred Heart is being used by God to teach
a lesson today. It's being used as a teaching tool for the Pope
and the bishops and the priests, to obey before it is too late
for each of us or all of us.
We are told, “In the end, My Immaculate Heart will triumph.” That
promise is absolute: “in the end”. Whether it be this
Pope or the next Pope or the next Pope, one of them will finally
do the Consecration.
But woe to those who haven't done it in time, when they have had the
opportunity. That is what Our Lord is saying at Rianjo — in
a few words.
Is this possible? We have to ask ourselves, “Do we believe the
Mother of God more than we believe the heads of State? More than
we believe the leaders of movements such as Communism, or the New
World Order, or Freemasonry, or whatever other movement there is
Our Lord knows the hearts of men. He knows that we cannot trust any
human promises contrary to His request. Because ultimately, He
wills that this is the way He is going to bring peace. He will
not bless some other method that shuns His Mother, that shuns His
plan that He has explicitly announced.
There is no other alternative. We can deceive ourselves that there is
another alternative. But we will find out, to our death, to our
pain, that we were wrong.
At Rianjo, Sister Lucy was praying for the conversion of Spain, of Portugal,
of Russia. She was praying for the country of her adoption, Spain.
She was praying for the country of her birth, Portugal. She knew,
as any pastor of souls in either country, as any pastor of any
souls in any country knows, that among many of her fellow people — in
fact, even among the clergy — there is a great need for conversion.
Our Lord said to her, when she prayed for the conversion of Spain and
Portugal, which were considered better than many other countries, “You
please Me very much by praying for the conversion of those poor
nations. Ask it also of My Mother.”
He then dictated two prayers. And He said to pray them often.
The first prayer is this: “Sweet Heart of Mary, be the salvation
of Russia, Spain, Portugal, Europe and the whole world.”
The second prayer He said to say at other times was: “By Thy
pure and Immaculate conception, O Mary, obtain for me the
conversion of Russia, Spain, Portugal, Europe and the whole
Through these prayers at Rianjo, Our Lord first of all tells us that
every nation needs conversion. Then He insists that the Pope and
the bishops will be punished — and no doubt the priests as
And we have then that vision — which was written down by Sister
Lucy — which shows the execution of the Pope by a band of
soldiers; followed by the execution of bishops, priests, religious
and lay people. That vision is what Our Lord wanted to be made
known to His ministers. No doubt Sister Lucy prayed so that at
least the vision of the Third Secret would be released to us.
We know that that is not the whole Third Secret. The rest is even worse
than that, by far. But that is bad enough, especially since the
guns will be pointed at many — if not all — of us.
II. Fatima Movement of Priests
I would like then to ask the question: “How are we to make this
known to His ministers?” And the answer, I think, is that
other ministers need to explain it to them.
There are books that explain it. The Whole Truth About Fatima is
just one of them. There are three volumes in this set — 2,000
pages in all. There are many other books that explain it. Whatever
objection has ever been raised has been answered already, but,
nevertheless, not everyone here will spend the time to read all
the books on Fatima to answer these questions. And so I propose
that we need priests to explain it to priests; and priests to explain
it to bishops; and bishops to explain it to bishops and priests.
I propose a Fatima Movement of Priests to explain that really,
despite all the illusions that the modernists offer us, there is
no other real answer. To those who say that all we need to do is
get along well with each other, and that dogma doesn't matter,
and that dogma is a source of division, to all of them I say, “your
view is false”.
Our Lord said I come not to bring peace but a sword. Those who are not for Me, are against Me. A family will be divided: mother
against daughter, and father against son.”
Our first loyalty before everything else is to Jesus Christ. And that,
that is a touchstone. There is a war going on — apart from
the war over nuclear warheads, apart from Communism — the
war that started before Adam and Eve were created: the war between
satan and God.
God has appointed the leader of His army against satan: that is the
Woman, the Blessed Virgin Mary. He predicted, “I will put
enmities between you, devil, and the Woman (the Blessed Virgin
Mary). Between your seed and Her seed. And you will strike at Her
heel and She will crush your head.”
That victory of the Blessed Virgin is what the Message of Fatima is
about. It is about the victory of the Woman over the dragon, seen
in Chapter 12 of the Apocalypse. Our Lord referred to the Blessed
Virgin as “Woman” because She is the Woman of Genesis;
She is the Woman at the foot of the Cross; She is the Woman of
the Apocalypse; She is the Woman who will crush the serpent's head.
And She has declared how it is going to happen. It will be by the obedience
of the Pope and the bishops to the command to consecrate Russia
to Her Immaculate Heart. This command is not given by Her but by
the Most Holy Trinity, and She is relaying this command.
It is sometimes translated as a request. But if it was just simply an
invitation, something that we could be optional about, then why
would it be that God will punish the Pope and the bishops for disobedience?
And He refers to this at Rianjo as the delay of the execution of
He also refers to the fact that the Pope and the bishops will repent.
He uses the term repent, meaning that they made the wrong
choice, morally speaking. They will repent of their delay
and then they will finally consecrate Russia.
We might ask ourselves, “What choice do we have? None of us here
are the Pope, and most of us here are not bishops. So where does
that leave us?” Our Lord answers that question by saying, “It
is never too late to have recourse to Jesus and Mary.”
That is why this Fatima Movement of Priests is a movement,
above all, of prayer: a prayer of support for the bishops, a prayer
of support for the Pope, a prayer of support for other Fatima priests
who promote the Message in all truth without compromise, without
being ashamed of the requests. We are quite aware that this request
is not politically correct, as they use the term in the United
States; it is not something that is going to gain us great friendships
with the powers of the world. In fact, we know that Fatima has
direct opposition and has had opposition from the beginning.
Consider that it was the civil government of Portugal that had the children
imprisoned and kept in jail for two days. And the children were
offered bribes: money or candy; but they would not cooperate and
deny seeing Our Lady. The children also would not cooperate in
the other request of the Masonic mayor — that is, they would
not reveal the Secret after they told everyone that there was a
Secret. Then they were threatened, and finally threatened with
death, and here you have children seven, nine and ten years old.
Later, they even brought the army out to prevent pilgrims from coming
to Fatima, because here is a great threat to the well-being of
the State of Portugal. And yes, it was a great threat to the well-being
of the Masonic State of Portugal, because it was primarily the
Message of Fatima that overthrew the Masonic government. It took
ten years or so. People must realize that there is a bloody opposition
to the things of God, that the enemies of God are willing to use
force. The enemies of God are willing to use threats.
They will start, certainly, by suggesting that we ignore, or water down,
or pretend that the events at Fatima didn't happen. But ultimately
there will be force and threats, if that is what it takes to prevent
Our Lady of Fatima's Message from being heard.
So when Our Lady stated that the Church will suffer persecution because
of the sins of men, that is going on today. That persecution is
what, in part, prevents the Consecration from taking place. It
is prevented from taking place because the Pope and the bishops
refuse to listen and because the Pope and the bishops are often
surrounded by men and women who are working for the devil.
Masonry is a religion, and if you press them for it, in the highest
courts of the land, Freemasons will admit that it is a religion.
They have rituals. These rituals honor the Canaanite gods, the
gods that call for the sacrificing of young children. We have the
ritual sacrifice that the Canaanite gods want taking place: it
is called abortion. The world is ruled by these people who promote
abortion as sacrifice to their god Satan.
The reign of God will be established in the world. Every day we say
the Our Father, we pray “Thy Kingdom come”. If we are
truly sincere in our prayer then we owe it to God to learn the
truth of Fatima, because that is how the Reign of God will come,
visibly, on earth — that is, as far as it can be established.
The true reign of God, of course, is in Heaven, but “Thy
Kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven”;
this period of peace will definitely be given to the people of
the world, but God awaits our cooperation.
So what can we do?
Today I am going to propose (I am going to speak about) a Fatima Movement
of Priests. The Fatima Movement of Priests is a movement
dedicated to promoting the understanding of, and adherence to,
the Message of Fatima by all members of the Church. This will not
be an organization but rather a movement of individual priests
responding to Our Lady's Fatima requests.
III. Necessity of the Movement
Before explaining the details of the movement I propose, it is important
first of all to explain why it is so necessary. I address you today,
my fellow priests, and as I address you, not only do we have what
you saw in the television report of the Koreans endangering us
all with more radiation, but the Middle East threatens to erupt
into World War III, bodies and bloodshed in Iraq increase each
I was just reading some statistics that in Iraq, the United States has
spent more money now than they have in all of World War I; and
that the cost is approximately eight billion dollars a month. What
Russia has become a neo-Stalinist dictatorship militarily allied with
Red China — which is acquiring ports and airstrips in the
United States — and the United States is paying for them.
The recent polls show that the peoples of Poland consider Russia to
be the greatest threat to their nation. This is only the beginning
of what we can expect from the resurrected Russian bear.
While the forces of war gather everywhere, the holocaust of abortion
continues all over the globe, with the blood of every infant slain
crying out for divine retribution. The killing of innocents is
one of the four crimes that cry out to Heaven for vengeance. Women
are now using cells from the bodies of aborted children for beauty
In every nation of the once-Christian West, secularized governments
call themselves democracies and boast of their liberty while they
are pressing their attack on religion, and even on the natural
Russia, which some dare to tell us has been converted since 1984, has
less Catholics there than in 1917, and the life expectancy has
decreased for the Russian male from 68 years old in 1990 to 60
years old. The leading causes of death are violence (that is, Russian
men are killing each other) and alcoholism (they are drinking themselves
to death). This is no sign of conversion, by anybody's standards.
In Russia, which some dare to say has been converted since 1984, the
Catholic Church is barely allowed to exist. In China, the Church
has been driven underground, her priests and bishops arrested,
imprisoned and harassed by Communist functionaries.
In other countries of the so-called Third World, Catholic minorities
suffer violence and persecution at the hands of non-Catholic majorities.
Earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes and other natural disasters — some
of our brother priests from the Philippines couldn't be here because
of a typhoon that just hit them before they were about to leave — batter
our troubled world.
St. Alphonsus explains that God uses these means as chastisements and
to warn us to amend our lives. Apparently, most people are not
paying attention. There are threats of even worse disasters to
Pope Pius XII, in 1951, said “The world is now today worse than
before the flood.” What would that great Pope say about the
state of the world today?
We can go on and talk about what Pope St. Pius X said 43 years earlier,
that he was “terrified beyond all else by the disastrous
state of human society of today. Who can fail to see that society
is, at the present time, more than any other age in the past, suffering
from a terrible deep-rooted malady that continues to develop every
day, eating into its inmost being, and dragging humanity to destruction?”
This is Pius X speaking 100 years ago about our time. He goes on to
tell us that in seeing the tremendous evils around, is this not
the foretaste of the man of perdition, the man of sin, the Antichrist
“When this is all considered,” St. Pius concluded, “there
is good reason to fear lest this great perversity may, as it were,
be a foretaste and perhaps the beginning of those evils which were
reserved for the last days. That there may already be in the world
the son of perdition, of whom the apostle speaks.”
Even Pope John Paul II, for all his optimism about the modern world,
was compelled to admit, not long before the end of his life, that
all of Europe had succumbed to “a vision of man apart from
God and apart from Christ” and that “European culture
gives the impression of silent apostasy on the part of people who
live as if God does not exist.”
“The results of this sudden apostasy,” said the late Pope,
are “the diminishing number of births, the decline of the
number of vocations to the priesthood and religious life, and the
difficulty, if not the outright refusal, to make life-long commitments,
Pope John Paul's words reflect the awful reality that throughout the
nations of former Christendom, the great mass of people practice
contraception, rendering their marriages infertile, living in the
state of disobedience to the natural law that is written on their
hearts, not to mention the infallible teaching of the Church against
contraception. These people lose the grace of God and His blessings
on their families, putting themselves under the power of the devil.
How can we say that? We are reminded of the teachings of Tobias, or
more exactly, the teachings of St. Raphael the Archangel in the
book of Tobias, in the Old Testament. Condemning “those who
in such manner receive matrimony as to shut out God from themselves
and from their minds, and give themselves over to their lust, as
the horse and the mule which do not have understanding; over them
the devil has power.” It is from the book of Tobias, Chapter
Six if you wish to look it up.
Who can deny that in this age of contraception, abortion and divorce,
the devil indeed has gained power over vast masses of people who
once were Christian? The family is disintegrating, and society
is disintegrating along with it. The nations of the West are dying
out for lack of children, while Muslim populations threaten to
overrun the last vestiges of Christian civilization.
At the same time the Church, too, undergoes a crisis that is perhaps
the worst in our entire history: the collapse of faith and discipline,
scandals everywhere, the loss of vocations, mass defections from
the Church into sects of all kinds.
The Vatican's own statistics show that over the past 26 years, that
is from 1978 to 2004 (if they were to go back to 1965, it would
be much worse), the total number of priests in the world has declined
3.5%; the number of male religious by 27%; the number of women
religious by 22%. The number of priests and religious has declined
while the world population has grown.
If you take the number of Catholics — it was, in 1965, about 700
million — it is now over one billion and yet they have less
priests and religious to take care of them. So the decline is much
worse than just those straight numbers.
The average age of the priests is getting older because there are less
and less vocations. For every three candidates for the priesthood,
only one of those three make it. At the present rate, there are
28 candidates (that is counting 100% of them) for every 100 priests
existing today. At that rate of one third — which I still
think is generous — only 9.3 priests will make it through
the seminaries for every 100 priests that exist.
Even now, priests in Africa, for example, are being transferred to Ireland,
which at one time provided priests for much of the world. I don't
know if Ireland had an ordination this year, maybe it had one.
In the United States, it is the same thing. There are priests from
Africa and India replacing the priests in the United States. At
one point, the United States had 50,000 priests — I think
it is now at 45,000 and I think that includes the priests visiting
them. Churches are being closed everywhere, at least in North America
The world's population in 1978 was 18% Catholic; now it is 17%. It doesn't
look like much, but a 1% loss is considerable. When you consider
the population expansion that the world has undergone, it is a
At the same time the majority of those who still call themselves Catholic
no longer feel any obligation to adhere to any teaching of the
Church with which they happen to disagree. Catholics are now largely
indistinguishable from Protestants and Jews. And the Jews have
legalized abortion, contraception, and divorce. No wonder Pope
John Paul II spoke of a silent apostasy in the Church.
Looking at the state of the world today, who cannot see what the whole
line of Popes have seen, that the forces of rebellion against Christ
and His Church have pushed the world ever closer to the brink of
the Apocalypse? This brings me to the words of Cardinal Ratzinger,
in 1984, when he told us more about the Third Secret then than
he did in 2000.
Cardinal Ratzinger, of course, is the present Pope, Benedict XVI. In
1984 he said, “Yes, I have read the Secret.” He went
on to say, “You could find it, it is in Sacred Scripture.” He
went on to say, also, “It concerns the dangers threatening
the faith and the life of the Christian and therefore (the life)
of the world.”
What we see unfolding before our eyes, if we take a moment to sit back
and look at the bigger picture, is this apocalypse forming because
of the apostasy. And as Cardinal Ciappi said, — as it was
related in Cardinal Ciappi's letter before he died — “In
the Third Secret it is foretold, among other things, that the great
apostasy in the Church will begin at the top.”
When we see that fifty million babies are killed every year through
abortion, and we know from Scripture that their blood cries to
Heaven for vengeance, what sort of chastisement awaits mankind?
What will be the divine chastisement for the sins of a world that is
defying God as never before in human history? Well, we have some
answers, certainly, in the Message of Fatima. And we also have
answers in another Church-approved apparition that took place in
Japan, which has also been approved by Cardinal Ratzinger.
I'll read you some of the words given on October 13, 1973, thirty-three
years ago. Our Lady, when She appeared at Akita, did not speak
of any fall of Communism. The former Cardinal Ratzinger, now Pope
Benedict XVI, has described the Message of Akita as essentially
the same as the Message of Fatima.
On October 13, 1973 — the very anniversary of the Miracle of the
Sun — Our Lady said to Sister Agnes of Akita, “As
I told you, if men do not repent and better themselves, the Father
will inflict a terrible chastisement on all humanity. It will be
a punishment greater than the deluge. Such as one has never before
been seen. Fire will fall from the sky and will wipe out a great
part of humanity, the good as well as the bad, sparing neither
priests nor faithful.”
Heaven has not remained silent in the face of all the evils threatening
us. And Heaven is offering us a solution. As St. Thomas teaches,
God sends prophets to every generation to warn of the danger to
His people, to tell them what they must do to avoid the danger
and save their souls.
“Despise not prophecy,” St. Paul tells us in 1 Thess. 5:19-22.
And so it is Scriptural for us to pay attention to prophecy.
There are those who would claim that this is simply a private revelation.
If that is what they want to call it, if it makes them feel good,
that is fine. But as Bishop Graber of Germany points out, it is
more than a private revelation; it is a public prophetic revelation.
And some have argued that it may well be contained in Sacred Scripture.
IV. Fatima and Sacred Scripture
It seems very unusual to me that both Pope Paul VI and John Paul II,
when they went to Fatima, both went back to the same Scriptural
passage, Chapter 12, verse 1, in which we find the Woman of Revelation.
This brings us back to another, lesser known revelation made in
1946. Bruno Cornacchiola was a Catholic who had became a Protestant
fundamentalist. He was writing a tract against the Blessed Virgin,
and when he was out in the park writing his tract, his children
were playing soccer.
One kicked the ball into a cave, by accident, and the child who went
to retrieve it didn't come back. Then the second and the third
child likewise went. He was so intent on writing his tract against
the Blessed Virgin that he didn't notice. Then sometime later he
noticed that there were no children around. What had happened to
He went looking for them and he found them in the cave. They were speaking
to the Blessed Virgin, and She had the Bible in Her hand. And when
Bruno approached, She said, “Basta, that's enough.
I am the Woman of Revelation.” She is the Woman from Chapter
12 of the book of the Apocalypse.
Pope John Paul II, when he went to Fatima in 2000, cited Chapter 12:1,3,4.
If you read Chapter 12 verses 3 and 4 you will see the Bible tells
us about the great red dragon, whose tail drags down one third
of the stars of Heaven. Why does he cite this verse?
Well if you go back and study the symbolism of the stars of Heaven,
what are they? They are the Catholic clergy. How do we know? In
symbolic language, a star is what leads a sailor to his port. And
it says in Scripture that the lips of the priest are to guard wisdom.
A priest is one who leads people's ships — their souls — to
Heaven. But one third of the stars of Heaven have been swept down
by the tail of the dragon and dragged in the mud.
Pope John Paul II made it his business to quote that verse and tell
us that Our Lady of Fatima's Message was warning us not to follow
those who have fallen into the mud, dragged into the mud by the
tail of the dragon.
It is explained in the book The
Devil's Final Battle.
You will find it in Chapter
13 under the subtitle “Pope John Paul
II Has Twice Revealed the Essence of the Secret”.
So that is why priests have been attacked by the
devil and priests need the support of prayer.
Sister Lucy tells us the reason why people have fallen is because they
have forgotten prayer. It is by prayer, and especially the prayer
of the Rosary, that we will preserve ourselves against this insidious
and diabolical attack on us, members of the clergy, priests and
bishops. That is why we need to have this spiritual movement, this
movement in which, first of all, we undertake, ourselves, to live
the Fatima Message, to daily pray five decades of the Rosary, to
wear the Brown Scapular, to consecrate ourselves to the Immaculate
Our Lady tells us, “My Immaculate Heart will be your refuge and
the way that leads you to God.” We must dedicate ourselves
to Our Lady's Immaculate Heart and have Her as our refuge in this
onslaught of evil that surrounds us.
The Message of Fatima is what has brought us here today. It is that
Message which the whole Church needs to embrace and follow immediately
for the salvation of souls and peace in the world. Our Lady said: “If
My requests are granted, many souls will be saved and there will
be peace.” She also said: “If My requests are granted,
Russia will be converted and there will be peace.”
It is that message which we, as priests, should rise up now to promote
in a worldwide movement of Fatima Priests, using the means that
God gives us. No matter what we think, how well or how little we
are endowed by God, all of us are endowed in the priesthood by
the graces of God.
And as St. James tells us, “The greatness of faith is given to
those who have less of this world's goods.” So if we would
use the gifts, above all the spiritual gifts that God gives us,
we can do much, certainly for our own salvation, and also for the
salvation of those that God puts on our path.
And if enough of us join this movement, we can bring it about that the
Pope and the bishops do the Consecration of Russia.
On the other hand, if we don't do our part, then Our Lady says: “Russia
will spread her errors throughout the world.”
Now Communism is one of the errors, but certainly not the only error
out of Russia. The primary error of this generation is the error
of denying God His rights: God's right to be adored, God's right
to be believed, God's right to be obeyed, God's right to be hoped
in and to be loved.
It is God's right, also, to establish His kingdom on earth, God's right
to establish Christ as King over all nations, and God's right to
establish the Blessed Virgin as Queen over all nations.
The very first prayer that the Angel taught the children to pray was, “O
my God, I adore Thee, I believe in Thee, I hope in Thee, I love
Thee. I ask pardon for all those who do not adore Thee, who do
not believe in Thee, who do not hope in Thee, who do not love Thee.”
We have the choice of either listening to Our Lady or ignoring Her.
We will pay in this life, not to mention quite likely in the next
life as well, a terrible price for ignoring Her. Now all priests
have this obligation. But I would say that the priests and bishops
in this room have more of an obligation, because you have had more
opportunity to know the Message.
You may have questions, and no doubt some of the questions will not
be able to be answered here for lack of time. But certainly we
have the books that can answer your questions. I have been doing
this for 29 years, and I have yet to find a question that cannot
be answered. Usually we can answer it at the time, but if we can't
we can certainly send it to you.
If you have a question that is not answered, I urge you to put it in
writing so that we can preserve it. We don't need to have your
name, but we need to have the question so we can send the answer.
If you want, we will send it to all of you present, so that you
can maintain your anonymity if you prefer. If you don't mind, then
fine, give us your name along with your question.
V. Opposition to Fatima
I would like to point out though that there is opposition to Fatima.
Not only in the State, not only by the Masons who work in various
parts of communications and government and so forth, but there
is also opposition to Fatima within the Church, within the hierarchy — among
priests, among bishops, even among Cardinals.
There was a Cardinal I met during the reign of Pope John Paul II
who called me the devil because I dared to tell him that Pope John
Paul should consecrate Russia. By the time I finished answering
him, he asked me for my blessing.
Don't be surprised if you run into opposition. Don't be surprised if
it comes from quarters that you do not expect. Don't be surprised
if at first you wonder what is the answer to the objections. I
assure you that there is an answer to any objection to the Message
of Fatima. If you don't have it, please refer it to me. And if
I don't have it I will find it for you.
The Mother of God could not be clearer: souls will be lost for all eternity
and various nations will be annihilated — that is, wiped
off the face of the earth. There are people who say that Poland,
for example, was annihilated. No. In 1795 Poland was divided, and
the State of Poland disappeared from 1795 to 1919. One could say
that it disappeared again from 1949, or thereabouts, until 1989.
Our Lady is not talking about States, She is talking about nations.
Nations are the people. She is saying entire nations will be annihilated.
And Sister Lucy, explaining in an interview (which is on pages
503-508 in the third volume of The Whole Truth About Fatima and
it is also recounted again in The Devil's
Final Battle), says that many nations will disappear from
the face of the earth.
The Bishop of Regensberg, Bishop Graber, said “if I see that men
and women will be killed, annihilated, and if I can prevent this
by doing prayer and penance, and I don't do this, then I am guilty
of a crime against humanity.” I would add to Bishop Graber's
statement, if I know that I can prevent the annihilation of nations
and I don't do my part to prevent it by getting the Consecration
done, then I could also be accused of a crime against humanity.
When Pope Pius XII consecrated Russia, as he did in 1952, on July 7,
the Feast of St. Methodius, he did not ask the bishops to join
him. Now a Fatima writer at the time of our conference in 1985
said it was due to the criminal journalism of those who had taken
out the words of Our Lady, for the Pope “together with the
bishops” to consecrate Russia.
Pope Pius XII wanted to obey Our Lady. He did a Consecration of Russia,
but it was not with the bishops. That was the only time Russia
was consecrated in the Twentieth Century, but it was not done with
the due solemnity that was needed, which included the bishops joining
him in this act.
Our Lord said to the Apostles, together, “All authority is given
to Me. Go therefore and teach ye all nations.” It is not
just teach individuals, but teach all nations, as nations. He wants
the bishops to use their apostolic authority to teach Russia, especially
by using the means of grace — the means that has been set
aside for all eternity for this act of divine power of grace. God
first invites us, but requires our cooperation. Without our cooperation,
He will not give this grace.
VI. The Requests
The first request Our Lady made, above all, was for the collegial consecration:
that is, the Consecration of Russia by the Pope and bishops together,
to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, in a solemn public ceremony conducted
by the Pope and the Catholic bishops of the world.
At Fatima, on July 13, Our Lady said She would come to ask for the Consecration
of Russia. On June 13, 1929 in Tuy, Spain, Our Lady appeared to
Lucy to tell her that the moment had come: “The moment has
come when God asks the Holy Father to make, in union with all the
bishops of the world, the Consecration of Russia to My Immaculate
Heart, promising to save it by this means.”
When Sister Lucy later asked Our Lord why He required this consecration,
why He would not convert Russia without this consecration, He told
her, “Because I want My whole Church to acknowledge that
consecration as a Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, so that
it may extend its cult later on, and put the devotion to this Immaculate
Heart beside the devotion to My Sacred Heart.”
Our Lady of Fatima also requested the faithful to amend their lives
and ask pardon for their sins: “They must not offend Our
Lord anymore, for He is already too much offended.” She also
requested that we say the Rosary every day, to bring peace to the
world and in honor of Our Lady of Fatima. Every time She came to
Fatima, She insisted that we pray the Rosary every day. It is also
part of the Message that we wear the Brown Scapular, the Scapular
of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. The Rosary and Scapular are inseparable,
says Sister Lucy. You must do penance, especially those penances
required by doing your daily duty. Our Lord explained that to Sister
Lucy again, in Spain in the early 1940s.
Finally, Our Lord and Our Lady asked for the First Saturday devotions,
including Communions of Reparation. It involves going to confession,
receiving Holy Communion, praying five decades of the Rosary and
keeping Our Lady company for fifteen minutes while meditating on
the fifteen mysteries of the Rosary. One is to do these four things
on the First Saturday of five consecutive months with the intention
of making reparation.
Of course, Our Lord and Our Lady would like us to continue doing that
after the Five First Saturdays.
VII. Divine Chastisement
Let us make a comparison from the Old Testament. Our time is growing
short, a punishment of the world greater than the Deluge is hanging
over us. How many more times must Heaven warn us before we will
listen? Have we already received our final warning?
Yet God will spare us, if we heed His warning. When the Prophet Jonah
warned the Ninevites that their city would be destroyed in forty
days by Divine Chastisement because of their immorality, the king
covered himself in sackcloth and ashes. He declared days of penance
and fasting for the entire city, and decreed that every man must
turn from his evil way and from violence. He thought: “Who
knows? God may relent and forgive and withhold His blazing wrath
so that we shall not perish.”
And God did relent. God did withhold His punishment because they did
penance. God saw by their actions how they turned from their evil
ways, and He did not carry out His chastisements. With the Ninevites,
He sent the prophet Jonah to warn them concerning the Divine Chastisement
of their city. Jonah was a reluctant prophet; he really didn't
want to do it, he didn't want to tell anybody. And for that matter,
he was a total stranger to them.
How can the Catholic Church not heed the warning of the very Mother
of God concerning the Divine Chastisement of the whole world?
At Rianjo, in August 1931, Our Lord Himself said, “Make it known
to My ministers, given they follow the example of the King of France
in delaying the execution of My command, they will follow him into
misfortune.” We mentioned the King of France and St. Margaret
Mary and what happened.
These events are yet to occur, the ones predicted at Rianjo. The Message
of Fatima is not merely a prophecy of two world wars and the rise
Sister Lucy in her interview with Father Fuentes in 1957, long after
World War II was ended, had this to say about the future after
1957 (concerning both material and spiritual chastisement):
“Father, the Most Holy Virgin is very sad because no one has paid
any attention to Her Message, neither the good nor the bad. The
good continue on their way but without giving any importance to
Her Message. The bad, not seeing the punishment of God actually
falling upon them, continue their life of sin without even caring
about the Message. But believe me, Father, God will chastise the
world and this will be in a terrible manner. ...
“Tell them, Father, that many times the Most Holy Virgin told
my cousins Francisco and Jacinta, as well as myself, that many
nations will disappear from the face of the earth. She said that
Russia will be the instrument of chastisement chosen by Heaven
to punish the whole world if we do not beforehand obtain the conversion
of that poor nation.
“Father, the devil is in the mood for engaging in a decisive battle
against the Blessed Virgin. And the devil knows what it is that
most offends God and which in a short space of time will gain for
him the greatest number of souls. Thus the devil does everything
to overcome souls consecrated to God because, in this way, the
devil will succeed in leaving the souls of the faithful abandoned
by their leaders, thereby the more easily will he seize them.” (See www.fatima.org/thirdsecret/frfuentes.asp).
Hence the double chastisement, material and spiritual, which Our Lady
of Akita further warned about in 1973. No doubt what is revealed
in the words of Our Lady of Fatima surely accompany and explain
the vision of the Third Secret — the part that has not been
VIII. Why Adhere to Church Dogma?
We must remember that Our Lady has promised that the dogma of Faith
will always be preserved in Portugal, leading us to believe that
the dogma of Faith will not be preserved elsewhere. We have seen
evidence that people think that they can just abandon dogma, as
if it doesn't matter.
But if we read what the dogma actually says, this is a solemn definition
by the Church's own pronouncement; it cannot be changed. It cannot
be changed into some other meaning. It cannot be modified or softened.
This is what the Church has defined:
is but one Universal Church of the faithful, outside which no one
at all is saved.”
declare, say, define and pronounce, that it is absolutely necessary
for salvation of every human creature to be subject to the Roman
And the third definition is the most explicit still, although the first
two were quite explicit:
Most Holy Roman Church firmly believes, professes and preaches,
that none of those existing outside the Catholic Church, not only
pagans, but also Jews, heretics and schismatics, can have a share
in life eternal. But they will go into the eternal fire which is
prepared for the devil and his angels, unless before death they
are joined with Her.
important is the unity of this Ecclesiastical Body, that only those
remaining within this unity can profit by the sacraments of the
Church unto salvation. And they alone can receive an eternal recompense
for their fasts, their almsgiving, and other works of Christian
piety and the duties of a Christian soldier.
one, let his almsgiving be as great as it may, no one even if he
poured out his blood for the name of Christ, can be saved unless
he remain within the bosom and the unity of the Catholic Church.” Pope
Eugene IV, from the bull Cantate Domino.
It is this dogma which is under attack today, and already we see that
people don't even realize that by despising this, they have left
the Church. They cannot be members of the Church themselves, if
knowingly they refuse to believe what has been solemnly defined.
Let us then realize that we have been for a long time suffering an attack. “We
should not wait for an appeal to the world to come from Rome on
the part of the Holy Father, to do penance. Nor should we wait
for the call to penance to come from our bishops in our dioceses,
nor from the religious congregations.” This is Sister Lucy
speaking. “No! Our Lord has already very often used these
means and the world has not paid attention. That is why now, it
is necessary for each one of us to begin to reform himself spiritually.
Each person must not only save his own soul but also help the souls
that God has placed on his path.” (See www.fatima.org/thirdsecret/frfuentes.asp).
can join the Fatima Movement of Priests now, by simply
saying in your heart that you belong to the Blessed Virgin and
you will obey Her Message whole and entire. God Bless you.