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In his latest Fatima Perspectives column, Kasper Trudges On, Uselessly, noted author and President of the American Catholic Lawyers Association, Christopher A. Ferrara, explains to us how Cardinal Walter Kasper’s address to the “Anglican Communion” at its Lambeth Conference on July 30, 2008 is a prime example of the absurdity of “ecumenical dialogue.”  In the face of the accelerating decomposition of this “Communion” on account of its purported “ordination” and “episcopal consecration” of women and homosexuals — developments which have driven more conservative Anglicans to lodge a now-pending request for a  mass return to Rome — Kasper continues to pretend that the “Anglican Communion” has a future.

Read our ongoing series about The Saints of the Week. Our featured Saints this week are Saint Dominic (August 4th), and Saint John Vianney, the Curé of Ars (August 8th).

Saint Dominic de Guzman was born in Spain, in 1170.  As a student, he sold his books to feed the poor during a famine, and offered himself in ransom for a slave.  At the age of twenty-five he became superior of the Canons Regular of Osma, and accompanied his bishop to France.  There his heart was well-nigh broken by the ravages of the Albigensian heresy, and his life was henceforth devoted to the conversion of heretics and the defense of the Faith. 

Saint John Vianney, the humble nineteenth-century French priest who has endeared himself to Catholics around the world, began life in 1786 as the son of a poor farmer in the small village of Dardilly, France.  During his childhood St. John Vianney worked as a shepherd and helper in the fields and was unable to begin his education until he was twenty years of age. ... Knowing nothing of philosophy and finding it difficult to learn Latin, he twice failed the examinations required before ordination.

July 2008 Letter to Volunteers

In this letter, Volunteer Department Director, Joanna Swords, speaks about the Fatima: Only Way to World Peace booklet, also known as the Consecration booklet, and the importance of persistence in requesting the Consecration of Russia.

The Consecration booklet covers, in detail, the history of the request for the Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart, the authentification of the request by God Himself, the proof that the Consecration has not been done, the punishments allowed by God because Heaven’s request has not been heeded, and the punishments yet to come if this is not done soon.

We at the Fatima Center acknowledge that the Message of Fatima, given to us by Our Blessed Mother, was truly intended for all children of God, whatever nationality they may be. In order to serve Our Lady in spreading devotion to Her Message, we offer the following translations. (Click on the Spanish flag)

La aprobación por los Papas, Spanish, [Approvals by the Popes]

In 1917, as the First World War was being fought across Europe and showing no signs of concluding peacefully, Pope Benedict XV turned in petition to the Blessed Virgin Mary, through Whom all graces are dispensed. The Pope urgently asked all of the Christian people to beg the Virgin Mary to obtain the peace of the world, and to solemnly entrust the task to Her alone. … Thus, from the beginning the Holy Father has had a specific role in the Message of Fatima: because of his insistence God sent His holy Mother to Fatima; and when the Pope fulfills God’s demands, the Blessed Virgin will bring peace to the world. Therefore, because their role in the Fatima Message is so primary, let us examine how the Popes have approved of and promoted Fatima.

Contexto histórico de Portugal (1910 - 1917), Spanish, [Historical Context of Portugal (1910-1917)]

When Our Lady came to Portugal in 1917, it was in a state of complete turmoil: “Economic failure, aggravated still more by the recent entrance into the war, disorder and anarchy, dissensions and murders, assassination attempts which had become everyday occurrences — all these created the atmosphere of a real civil war. The Church had been banned from society, reduced to silence, persecuted in every way. In short, Portugal in that hour experienced the darkest period of its history.”

El Mensaje en general, Spanish, [The Message in General]

The general Message of Fatima is not complicated. Its requests are for prayer, reparation, repentance, sacrifice, and the abandonment of sin. Before Our Lady appeared to the three shepherd children at Fatima, the Angel of Peace came to prepare them to receive Our Lady, and his instructions are an important aspect of the Message that is often overlooked. Our Lady stressed the importance of praying the Rosary in each of Her apparitions, asking the children to pray the Rosary every day for peace. Other principal parts of the Message of Fatima include: devotion to Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart, terribly outraged and offended by the sins of humanity, and the importance of us making reparation; that God is terribly offended by the sins of humanity, and He desires all mankind to abandon sin and make reparation for their crimes through prayer and sacrifice; and the requests for the Consecration of Russia and the Communion of Reparation on the Five First Saturdays.

El Secreto en tres partes: La primera parte, Spanish, [The Secret in Three Parts: The First Part]

The Secret imparted to the three shepherd children at Fatima on July 13, 1917 had three parts. The first part was fully revealed in Sr. Lucy’s Third and Fourth Memoirs, written at the command of her bishop, in 1941. This first part of the Secret of Fatima describes what Lucy, Jacinta and Francisco saw on that day.

El secreto en tres partes: La segunda parte, Spanish, [The Secret in Three Parts: The Second Part]

Having just shown the fate of the damned (in the first part of the Secret of Fatima) to the three shepherd children of Fatima, on July 13, 1917, Our Lady then confided to them the second part of the Secret. This second part primarily concerns Heaven’s requests for the Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and for the Communions of Reparation on the First Saturdays and the consequences of failing to heed these requests.

El Secreto en tres partes: La tercera parte, Spanish, [The Secret in Three Parts: The Third Part]

In her Fourth Memoir (dated December 8, 1941), Sister Lucy copied the first two parts of the Fatima Secret word-for-word — including what appears to be the conclusion to the whole Secret: “In the end, My Immaculate Heart will triumph. The Holy Father will consecrate Russia to Me, and she will be converted, and a period of peace will be granted to the world.”  Sister Lucy then immediately added the following text to her Fourth Memoir:  “In Portugal the dogma of the Faith will always be preserved etc.” Fatima scholars have been unanimous in their belief that this phrase begins the third part of the Secret and the word "etc." that Sister Lucy wrote indicates the rest of the words Our Lady spoke in the text of the Third Secret.

Read on-line, the third chapter ("Terrible Words") of the explosive book about Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Bertone's efforts to conceal the Third Secret of Fatima, The Secret Still Hidden, available through the Fatima Shoppe. Read more about the book that will CRACK the Vatican’s wall of silence — the book that CLEARLY proves “that the Secret is Still Hidden.”

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