Dramatic Warnings of Fatima
The following article is taken from an article published on Jan. 31, 1982 by Si Si No No — a magazine published in Rome, Italy by Father Francis Putti.
Paul VI also, at Fatima, let forth an agonized exclamation:
‘We say: the world is in danger … here we have an immense and dramatic picture of the world and its destiny. It is the picture that Our Lady reveals to our eyes, the picture that we look on with terrified eyes….’1
and the Remedies?
Nevertheless, in the triumphant post-Conciliar naturalism, beginning in the pontificate of Paul VI, the necessity of prayer has been devalued. In spite of Our Lady’s repeated requests for prayer and penance. Its forms have been bastardized and its quality diminished, even in the contemplative orders; and penance — which in its ecclesiastical form has been reduced to only two fast-days a year — is not even spoken of.
Worse, profanations have multiplied and Marian devotion, with the Rosary, has for years been attacked with truly diabolical zeal. And this practical contempt of the message of Fatima did not start from the Christian people, but from above.
The Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, in the way requested by Our Lady, has never been done. And what has been done for the conversion of humanity? Ambiguity and errors in doctrine and the spreading abroad of an immoral ‘morality’ have encouraged the triumph of human laws opposed to the Divine Law, both natural and positive. Abortion, divorce, contraception, pornography and the resulting corruption — especially of youth — is heaping up upon mankind the anger of God.
|In the past, 50,000,000 (50 million) babies were murdered by “respectable” paid killers. Mother Theresa of Calcutta says that ABORTION is the greatest threat to world peace. The Holy Bible says that this crime of ABORTION cries to heaven for vengeance. Our Lady of FATIMA tells us that God will punish this crime by means of Atheistic Russian Communism which will enslave and scourge the whole world unless we obey the requests of Our Lady of Fatima in time.|
A Troublesome Revelation
The Madonna of Fatima is a troublesome Madonna; she has the fault of ignoring diplomacy, of speaking too clearly. Yes, her statue is carried round on tour, if the Bishops are not against it… but as far as possible the message is kept in the dark.
Right from the start, the word ‘Russia’, which Our Lady had clearly mentioned, began to be substituted by the formula ‘nations at enmity with God’. Nevertheless, Fatima was a prophecy for our times. In the same year of the apparitions, in 1917, there exploded in Russia, the Bolshevik revolution which was to make that nation the standard-bearer of theoretical and practical atheism, imposed in the East and spread by all means, more or less underhand, in the West. Russia, the first professedly atheist nation, represents the culmination of humanity’s apostasy, of that process that was summed up by Pope Pius XII in these words: ‘It is an enemy that has become ever more concrete, with an unscrupulousness that still leaves us astonished: Yes to Christ, but No to the Church (Lutheranism); Yes to God, but No to Christ (illuminism). And finally the impious cry: God is dead; or even, God never existed (Marxism).’
Our Lady at Fatima was not talking politics. She came to remind the blinded human race of an elementary truth: war is the ugly fruit of rebellion against God. There is an unbreakable link between war and sin, between the apocalyptic war that threatens us and the intellectual and practical blasphemy (atheism) which now rises from the earth to Heaven. Our Lady has mercifully come to warn humanity, which talks of peace but refuses to establish the conditions that make for peace.
But all this has not been understood, not even by the Pastors of the Church, trammeled as they are by ‘diplomatic’ human considerations.
The light of the Fatima message, recognized officially but neglected or obstructed in practice, has been thrust under the bushel by the very ones whose duty it was to place it on the lamp stand so that it might give light to mankind lost in the darkness of a Lucifer-like rebellion against God.
Its fruits are before the eyes of all: Russia, as foretold at Fatima, has spread, and is spreading, her errors — atheism, theoretical and practical, social hatred, subversion — through all the world, and even in the Church. One must ask oneself whether armed invasion would not have been a lesser evil than this ideological invasion that perverts its victims’ conscience.
As a help to understand the preceding article as well as the one by Mr. MacDonald which started on page 6 of this issue, we present here part of a speech given by Mr. Hamish Fraser in the United States last year. Mr. Fraser is a great Catholic layman and one of the world’s authorities on the methods and errors of Communism. In this article he shows that certain “errors of Russia” have been spread not only in the world at large but also among Catholic people as well, including more than a few Catholic priests and bishops. This “internal aggression” of Communism within the ranks of the Catholic clergy helps us to understand why the Pope is finding it so difficult to consecrate Russia on one specific day together with all the Catholic Bishops, as God has commanded them through the message of Our Lady of Fatima.
Russia’s Errors The True Source of Ecclesial Disorder
A cause of misunderstanding about the Message of Our Lady of Fatima is that when She spoke of Russia spreading her errors throughout the world it was not sufficiently realized that while the Church is not OF the world it is nevertheless very much IN the world and, consequently, that the most effective method of spreading Russia’s errors throughout the world would be by spreading them throughout the Church in such wise as to make prominent Churchmen and even certain episcopal institutions integral to the vanguard of the Revolution.
Yet one need only look at the situation in the contemporary Church to appreciate that this is precisely what has been happening in the course of the last few decades.
For while the prevailing disorder in the Church has proliferated with ever increasing rapidity in the wake of Vatican 2, the historical record shows not only that it began long before Vatican 2 but also that this disorder is essentially a function of the extent to which Russia has succeeded in spreading her errors throughout the Church particularly since the end of World War 2 which enabled Soviet Russia to emerge as a colossus astride Europe and as a major world power.
The French Connection
This phenomenon first became manifest in post-war France — as can be seen from the following facts:
First, as Jean Madiran demonstrated with massive evidence in two books published in 19552, the institutional Church in France, elder daughter of the Church and moreover its intellectual powerhouse, had by then already been largely taken over by Neomodernist ‘anti-anti-Communists’.
Secondly, although most people are familiar with Fr. Wiltgen’s book The Rhine Flows into the Tiber, which describes how Vatican 2 was cleverly manipulated by Neomodernists to their advantage, few realize that the Rhine is a French River, and that, by 1962, key men in the anti-anti-Communist French ecclesial establishment were in intimate liaison with ‘progressive’ prelates in Germany and Holland. Which liaison was symbolized by the fact that it was the French Cardinal Achille Liénart who was the prime mover in securing what a Dutch Bishop hailed as the ‘first victory’ for the Neomodernist camp, which made possible all further Neomodernist exploitation of the Council.
Thirdly, the strength of the anti-anti-Communist forces in the Council was evidenced by the fact that when 450 Council Fathers representing 86 countries demanded a solemn reaffirmation by the Council of the longstanding doctrine of the Church, concerning Communism, their signed intervention conveniently ‘disappeared’, having been ‘withheld’ by Mgr. Achille Glorieux, Bishop of Lille, France.
Russians At Vatican 2
It has also been alleged, and never denied, that the Russian observers invited to attend the Council had agreed to come only on the understanding that the Council would make no explicit attack on Communism. And as though to corroborate this allegation and explain the withholding of the intervention of nearly a quarter of the Council Fathers, one of the very first liturgical ‘reforms’ decreed by the Commission for Implementing the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, on September 26, 1964, was the suppression of the Leonine Prayers after Mass which had been said since the time of Pius XI for the conversion of Russia.
Why No Consecration Of Russia At Vatican 2
Since it seems that an ‘explicit guarantee’ had been given, even if only by ‘indirect assurances’, that the Council ‘would not be made the opportunity for polemics about Communism’,3 this explains not only the ‘withholding’ of the demand for a restatement of the Church’s doctrine concerning Communism, and the suppression of prayers for Russia’s conversion, it also explains why Paul VI did not consecrate Russia to Mary’s Immaculate Heart at Vatican 2 — a heaven-sent opportunity for doing so collegially — and consecrated merely the world. For nothing could have been more ‘polemical’ than the collegial consecration of ‘Russia’, since its purpose is to effect the conversion of Russia from the atheistic ideology with which Moscow has been identified since 1917.
And since in the wake of Vatican 2 the Church has been progressively taken over at all levels by anti-anti-communists who are also fiercely Neomodernist it is this which no doubt constitutes the principal obstacle to the collegial consecration of Russia today.
Finally, given the decision no longer to invoke either St. Michael’s protection ‘against the wickedness and snares of the Devil’, or the help of the Queen of Heaven towards Russia’s conversion after each Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, it is scarcely surprising that, in the wake of the Council, Russia’s errors have been spread with ever increasing audacity throughout the Church, and particularly by means of a new ‘liberation theology’ which is essentially Revolutionary Marxism translated into an idiom designed to make it acceptable to a generation already deprived of sound Catechetical instruction by the suppression of the Catholic Catechism by the same post-Conciliar mafia of anti-anti-Communist Neomodernists.
This domination of the post-Conciliar Church by anti-anti-Communists is epitomized by the 1983 French Missal which commemorates the centenary of the death of Karl Marx out of appreciation of the contribution to ‘Human Sciences’ made by Marxist socio-economic analysis.
Alas! It isn’t mere symbols of anti-anti-Communism with which we have to contend. The collapse of Catholic order within the Church is particularly manifest in the changed relationship between the Church and the world.
For whereas prior to Vatican 2, the Catholic Church and Catholic Churchmen generally constituted the mainstay of resistance to Communism, today resistance to Communism must reckon with the presence everywhere of Catholic Churchmen and lay intellectuals who are proponents of ‘liberation theology’ and integrated in the vanguard of the Revolution; of Catholic Churchmen such as Mgr. Bruce Kent (UK) and countless others like him in the USA, who are actively involved in campaigns for unilateral nuclear disarmament. However, the most universal phenomenon of all is the identification of prominent Churchmen, including not a few Bishops and even Episcopal Commissions, with that unjustifiably prestigious body known as Amnesty International, the function of which is to create the impression that the worst enemy of freedom and ‘human rights’ is not the Gulag, is not Soviet Communism or any other brand of Revolutionary Marxism, none of which has ever acknowledged the existence of a single inalienable human right, but that by far the worst enemies of freedom and ‘human rights’ are anti-Communist governments or movements which seek however ham-handedly and imperfectly to defend themselves and their peoples against Communist-organized ‘internal aggression’.
But the most glaring proof of all concerning the extent to which Russia’s errors have been spread throughout the Church is the fact that at a time when the world is littered with tens of millions of disillusioned Communists, not only in the West but also and especially in the USSR, where no one any longer takes the dogmas of Marxism-Leninism seriously, the only remaining incurable addicts to Marxism’s deadly opium are ‘progressive’ theologians and Catholic lay intellectuals under their influence. In effect, therefore, history has had the last laugh. For whereas Marx said religion was the opium of the people, it is Revolutionary Marxism which has in fact proved to be the opium of the entire ‘progressive’ Catholic intelligentsia, both clerical and lay.
I wonder if you appreciate the full significance of this subversive treason.
Need I remind you again of Sister Lucia’s warning to Dr. Walsh that unless a sufficient number comply with Our Lady’s demands every nation in the entire world without exception will eventually be enslaved and scourged by Communism?
This warning is certainly not difficult to understand. For with Churchmen everywhere doing the Revolution’s work, with ecclesial institutions acting as ancillaries to Revolutionary Marxist agitation and propaganda, with clerical traitors seeking everywhere to sap the defenses of what is left of the free world, in the short run the Revolution cannot possibly fail to succeed.
No Need For Despair
Must we therefore despair? By no means. For if only Mother Church were once more to become the effective leaven which it always is whenever its main emphasis is on the salvation of souls, the situation could everywhere be transformed almost overnight. For today the spiritual vacuum is such that if the Church were once more visible to ordinary folk, the harvest of souls among all races would be such as to dwarf even that of the early Church.
Moreover we know that this is eminently possible. For Our Lady of Fatima has assured us that once the collegial consecration of Russia to Her Immaculate Heart has been effected, Russia will be converted. In other words, Russia will then not merely cease to spread her errors throughout the Church and the world, but will also, as a reconverted Christian nation, become a powerhouse of Christian evangelization throughout the entire world.
What we must do therefore is to bring home the essential, world-shaking significance of the message of Our Lady of Fatima to everyone we know, to all our relatives, friends and connections everywhere. What we must do is, by such means, to give rise to an immense movement capable of activating all the energies of the Church, whose faith can indeed move mountains.
Here therefore is a real peace movement capable of appealing to all men and women of good will, no matter what is their attitude to what has been happening in the Church since Vatican 2. Here is a movement capable of appealing to all the faithful whatever their attitude to the liturgy etc., even to those who through no fault of their own are doctrinally illiterate. For this is quite literally a matter of life and death.
This certainly does NOT mean that we should abandon the positive initiatives to which we are already committed. But it does mean that we must see such initiatives within the Fatima context — as integral to the penance demanded of us by Our Lady of Fatima: the penance of fulfilling the duties appropriate to our state in life, as means of promoting the collegial consecration of Russia to Mary’s Immaculate Heart which alone can restore Catholic order to both Church and State.
It also means that no initiative whatever can hope to have positive effects unless it is in homage to and under the banner of the Immaculate.
And, conversely, this makes us ask why so many apparently worthwhile initiatives which showed immense promise initially have subsequently disintegrated through fragmentation and have occasioned widespread frustration and even despair.
It is because these initiatives were seen by their sponsors as sufficient unto themselves — as means whereby order could be restored by primarily human means. Were they in effect exercises in what could be described as a form of ‘traditional humanism’?
Let us not however bemoan past failures. Let us instead look upwards and at the same time forward: on the one hand to what has been promised by the Queen of Heaven, and, on the other hand, to means of ensuring that Her demands are fulfilled here below. In other words, let us do whatever we can, no less than everything we can possibly do, to stimulate and activate all the energies of Mother Church towards the achievement of Objective Number One: the collegial consecration of Russia to Mary’s Immaculate Heart. And what is beyond our human powers, let us leave that with confidence to the Almighty and to the Mother of the Church.
1. L’Osservatore Romano May 14, 1967, pp. 1-2.
2. Ils ne savent pas ce qu’ils font and Ils ne savent pas ce qu’ils disent.