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Doomsday Clock Edges Closer to Midnight: the Fatima Prophecy Confirmed by Atomic Scientists

by James W. Bannister, B.A., LL.B.

Are you watching the Doomsday Clock? Since 1947 the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists of the respected University of Chicago has maintained this symbolic clock face, which shows how close the world is coming to annihilation.

They started the clock at seven minutes to midnight at the beginning of the Cold War, just after the United Nations was established to guarantee world peace forever after ... supposedly. Subsequently the hands of the clock have been turned by its keepers backward or forward from time to time, depending on the state of the world and what they consider the prospect of nuclear war or other manmade catastrophes.

Now, for the first time since 2002, the hands of the clock are to be moved. We who know and believe the Message of Our Lady of Fatima predict the move will be forward — closer to midnight, closer to the end of the world.

The end of the world?! Who says so? Is it some crazy man holding up a sign in Times Square? Is it the prophets of doom and gloom at the Fatima Center? No! This is the highly-respected Board of Directors of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, giving their view of the state of the world at the end of 2006. And guess what? Their view coincides exactly with that of such Fatima experts as Father Paul Kramer, speaking at the recent Last Chance for World Peace conference.

Here’s an interesting timeline. Compare the Atomic Scientists’ timeline with what the Fatima priests have been saying for the last 17 years.

In 1990 we were told that the Consecration of Russia must have been done, and that we could see the fruits of this in the fall of the Berlin Wall, and the supposed end of communism in Russia and eastern Europe. The clock was changed to ten minutes to midnight.

The United States and Soviet Russia signed the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty in 1991. The clock was changed to seventeen minutes to midnight — seven minutes further than the previous year, and its greatest ever distance from midnight. Since then, the clock has moved relentlessly forward, ever closer to the apocalypse predicted even by these secular prophets.

By 1995 the scientists recognized that global military spending was still at Cold War levels, and that post-Soviet nuclear proliferation had actually increased, just as Father Nicholas Gruner said time after time in The Fatima Crusader and from public platforms. The clock changed to fourteen minutes to midnight — three minutes closer than before.

In 1998 Pakistan and India played a deadly game of “Who’s got the bigger bomb?”, testing nuclear weapons capable of annihilating at least south Asia if not the entire continent. Meanwhile, Russia and the USA, instead of reducing nuclear stockpiles, actually seemed to be increasing them. The clock was now set at nine minutes to midnight.

Little progress had been made by 2002. Global nuclear disarmament seemed only a dream and Russia seemed just as belligerent as ever. Meanwhile, the United States rejected a series of arms control treaties and said it would withdraw from the Antiballistic Missile Treaty. Meanwhile — ominously — terrorists were reported seeking to acquire nuclear weapons. The clock changed to seven minutes to midnight.

Now we come to October 2006. Hundreds of bishops, priests and lay people gathered in the land of Fatima for our Last Chance for World Peace conference. While we studied Our Lady’s Message and prayed for the Consecration of Russia, North Korea tested a nuclear device. In a press release on October 11th, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists said:

North Korea's recent underground nuclear test is part of a worrisome trend of increased nuclear proliferation. Before making a decision about moving the hands of the Clock, however, the Board of Directors is also watching to see how the international community responds to North Korea's actions.

The press release also outlined concerns with Russia, Pakistan, and Al Qaeda, the very agents of global destruction of which we, the servants of Our Lady of Fatima, have warned for years. The press release concludes:

While we continue to follow closely the actions surrounding North Korea's first nuclear test, we are mindful as well of the larger context of nuclear proliferation and disarmament. All these considerations continue to inform the Board's decisions about the state of global security.

On January 12th, 2007 the group announced that the hands of the clock would be moved again on January 16th. They did not say whether the hands would move backward or forward. But, they said in their news release, the change will be based on "worsening nuclear [and] climate threats" to the world. Can the move be anything other than forward?

What is the state of the world today? Listen to the words of the atomic scientists:

The major new step reflects growing concerns about a “Second Nuclear Age” marked by grave threats, including: nuclear ambitions in Iran and North Korea, unsecured nuclear materials in Russia and elsewhere, the continuing “launch-ready” status of 2,000 of the 25,000 nuclear weapons held by the U.S. and Russia, escalating terrorism, and new pressure from climate change for expanded civilian nuclear power that could increase proliferation risks.

Where have you read such concerns before? In the articles published in The Fatima Crusader and on this website. And where does this vision of the last times come from? It comes directly from Our Lady of Fatima, who appeared to the three seers almost 90 years ago precisely to tell us Heaven’s plan for peace, the only means by which we can save ourselves and billions of souls from the coming cataclysm.

If the world and the Church will not listen to Our Lady, will they at least listen to the atomic scientists? As the hands of the Doomsday Clock get closer to midnight, let us pray that the Blessed Virgin’s warnings may finally be heeded and obeyed.