Fatima Center Scores Vatican "Whitewash"
ONTARIO - June 27 - The Fatima Center described the Vaticans interpretation
of the Third Secret of Fatima as a whitewash, in comments today by
Father Paul Kramer, a Catholic priest at the Center.
described in the text is a scene in which the Pope is shot dead by soldiers,
and then bishops, priests and so forth are killed in the same way, one by one,
after they have all gone through a half-ruined city. This clearly has nothing
to do with Pope John Paul II not being shot dead by Ali Agca, said
Furthermore, said Father Kramer, the
Vaticans own official booklet containing the text of Sister Lucias
vision demolishes the Vaticans claim, via Cardinal Ratzingers
commentary, that the Secret relates only to 20th Century events culminating in
the 1981 assassination attempt. Father Kramer was referring to a letter
by Sister Lucia to the Pope on May 12, 1982, which was published in the
Vaticans official booklet on the Secret. The letter, written one year
less a day after the assassination, states regarding the Secret: And if
we have not yet seen the complete fulfillment of the final part of this
prophecy, we are going towards it little by little with great strides if we do
not reject the path of sin . . .
continued: If Sister Lucia told the Pope, a year after the attempt on his
life, that the prophecy of the Secret is not yet fulfilled, and that we are
going toward its fulfillment in great strides because of sin in the world, how
can the Vatican possibly say that the vision in the Secret describes the
assassination attempt a year earlier? Sister Lucia made no such connection in
her letter to the Pope, which does not even mention the assassination attempt.
The Vaticans interpretation has no support in either the text of the
vision or Sister Lucias understanding of the Secret as expressed in her
1982 letter to the Pope. In short, we are looking at a whitewash of the Third
There is another serious question regarding the Vatican
interpretation, said Father Kramer. The Vaticans official
booklet notes that Sister Lucias memoirs containing the words of Our Lady
in the first two parts of the Secret end with the crucial phrase In
Portugal the dogma of the Faith will always be preserved, etc. . . . That
phrase just hangs there, out of all context with the previous paragraphs,
leading everyone to assume that the thought would be completed in the text of
the Third and final part of the Secret, following the etc.
Kramer noted that, contrary to all expectations, the text of the Third Secret
contains no further words of Our Lady of Fatima. It seems difficult to
believe that the spoken words of Our Lady of Fatima end with the ambiguous
etc. Where is the rest of what Our Lady of Fatima had to say?
Father Kramer further noted that the Vaticans notice in 1960 regarding
its decision to suppress publication of the Secret in that year referred
specifically to the decision not to reveal the words of Our Lady
contained in the text of the Secret. But the text of the Third Secret
released yesterday contains no words of Our Lady at all. This raises a serious
question in the minds of many people.
Father Kramer added that the Vatican
commentary makes no reference to the Conversion of Russia predicted in the
first two parts of the Secret. The conversion of Russia is identified by
Our Lady of Fatima as the very Triumph of Her Immaculate Heart, the focal point
of the Message of Fatima. Amazingly, the Ratzinger commentary on the Triumph of
the Immaculate Heart in the Vatican booklet on the Secret makes no reference
whatever to the conversion of Russia to the Catholic Faith. This conversion of
Russia has apparently been written out of the Message of Fatima, never to be
mentioned again by the Vatican. Meanwhile, the abortion rate has soared in
Russia, its government is dominated by atheistic ex-communists and
recycled KGB agents, and Russian society is falling to pieces.
Father Kramer drew
a link between yesterdays publication of the Secret and a Vatican news
conference today at which Vatican Secretary of State, Angelo Cardinal Sodano,
and Mikhail Gorbachev spoke to the press regarding the memoirs of the late
Secretary of State, Cardinal Casaroli, entitled The Martyrdom of
Patience: 1963 to 1989. Casarolis memoirs defend the Secretary of
States policy of Ostpolitik or silence and non-confrontation
toward communist regimes which oppress Catholics.
continued: It seems that the Vaticans spin is that
Ostpolitik has brought about the supposed fall of communism
and that this merely political event is the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart,
leading to a brave new world of brotherhood represented by people like
Gorbachev. But the Gorbachev Foundation promotes reduction of the worlds
population through contraception and abortion. It is a disgrace that this
pro-abortion, one-world government globalist was made a guest of honor at the
Vatican one day after we are told about the Third Secret. This is a gross
insult to the Blessed Virgin.
Father Kramer observed that no questions were
permitted during the Gorbachev/Sodano news conference. Whoever heard of a
press conference at which the press is not allowed to ask any questions?
Clearly, the Vatican press office did not wish anyone in the audience to spoil
the illusion that the Message of Fatima has been fulfilled with the fall
of communism, and that people like Gorbachev represent the promising new
future of mankind.
The Fatima Center will issue a more complete statement
regarding the Secret within a short time said Father Nicholas
Gruner, head of the Center. Cardinal Ratzinger said the Church is not
imposing any particular interpretation of the Third Secret, but rather that he
is merely offering a comment. This was a very prudent disclaimer, because the
interpretation offered by the Vatican yesterday raises far more questions than
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Pope John Paul II and Cardinal Oddi said previously about its content, (2)
Statements of Father Joseph de Sainte-Marie and Bishop Graber on the obligation
to obey the Fatima Message, (3) An interview with Father Kramer that explains
the necessity of releasing a photographic reproduction of Sister Lucias
original 1944 handwritten text of the Third Secret, (4) A factual account of
the October 13, 1917, Miracle of the Sun -- is on our website.