Why We Hear Rumblings in the Church – VL194
“Russia will be the instrument of chastisement chosen by Heaven to punish the whole world [for its sins] if we do not beforehand obtain the conversion of that poor nation.”
-Sister Lucia as quoted in Crusader 109
Month of Our Lady’s Sorrows
Dear Friend of Our Lady,
As more and more curtains are pulled down, and the “sin within the Church” that Pope Benedict XVI spoke about on his way to Fatima in May 2010 is unveiled, could there still be doubt in anyone’s mind that the Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary has never been done?
As the Pope continues to refrain from answering the accusations made by high ranking churchmen of his role in covering up the homosexual/pedophile corruption at the highest levels of the Church, can we still ignore the need for the Consecration of Russia?
As the Pope continues in his apparent desire to remain “politically correct” in a world that demands it, while ignoring his role as the Vicar of Christ on earth, is it possible anyone can still say that the Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary has been done??
Yet I bet that, like me, you still hear Catholics touting the line of the enemies in the Church that the Consecration of Russia was done decades ago.
Perhaps you’re still encountering publications produced or promoted by errant organizations such as the Blue Army (World Apostolate of Fatima) which contain the lie that the Consecration of Russia has been done; or maybe you have been given the impression indirectly, that the need for the Consecration of Russia is no longer a concern, from organizations such as America Needs Fatima / Canada Needs Our Lady, who by their long-time silence on the issue imply that the Consecration is not necessary, or has already been done.
But those who have been following Our Lady’s true apostolate for years know better. Those who look at the current state of the Church and the world, know immediately what the problem is and can honestly say: “The popes and bishops should have listened to Father Gruner and heeded the requests of Our Lady of Fatima; if they had, we wouldn’t be in this mess now.”
In July we sent you a copy of a revised, updated leaflet, 10
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Important Fatima Questions Answered! If you didn’t receive it, please let us know and we will send you a copy.
Enclosed with this letter is another updated, revised leaflet, 12 Frequently Asked Questions Regarding the Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. This leaflet was originally produced by The Fatima Center decades ago. Because of the added information, it is a bit larger than its predecessor.
We hope you find that this updated version provides you with a wealth of information at your fingertips when having to answer questions about the Consecration or when addressing those who remain obstinate in their belief that the Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart has already been done, despite all evidence to the contrary.
For more copies of the leaflet, 12 Frequently Asked Questions Regarding the Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, or for copies of the leaflet 10 Important Fatima Questions Answered!, call us at 1-800-263-8160, or return the enclosed reply form.
For Updated News on What Is Happening in the Church
Things are happening very rapidly in the Church and the world. But much of what is happening in the Church you won’t hear or read about in the secular media unless it meets their goal of trashing the reputation of the one true Church of Christ. And the truth of what they report, and how it is written, is always questionable.
To stay updated on the latest statements by the Pope, on the battle among the bishops, cardinals, etc., I encourage you, if at all possible, to visit the News and Views section (and other sections) of our website. Daily we post new commentaries by different contributors, which gives updates on what is happening and the sources for the information.
We have been hearing rumblings from some Catholic circles regarding Catholics who talk about leaving the Faith because of the embarrassment of the scandals. To address this sad attitude, I contributed an article to our website – “Abandon Christ’s True Church? Why?” – and have enclosed a copy of the article (minus the pictures) with this letter.
To read articles by Christopher Ferrara, James Hanisch, David Martin, Priests on The Fatima Center Advisory Council, etc. I urge you to visit fatima.org, if possible.
In the Sacred and Immaculate Hearts,
Abandon Christ’s True Church? Why??
By Joanna Swords
September 7, 2018
What is this talk that I am hearing of, about people wanting to leave the Church?
Certainly we are all disappointed and scandalized by the homosexual/pedophilia crisis – and rightfully so. That what started as a trickle a few decades ago has become a flood is horrifying, absolutely. That we have the right to be angry, there is no question!
But angry with Whom? To abandon Christ’s one true Church, the Catholic Church, is to abandon Christ Himself! Why would we do that? What has He done to be treated so horribly by those who owe Him everything?
If we are angry and offended, think then how much more offended Our Lord Himself has the right to be? How much more, His just anger!
That we would turn our back on our Savior simply because of weak men led astray and engaging in perverted behavior, makes absolutely no sense and shows an incredible lack of faith!
The Cardinals, bishops and priests who have brought such scandal within the Church have not only caused injury directly and indirectly to the Catholic faithful, but much worse, they have grievously offended their own Creator, Almighty God.
Such talk of leaving the Church because of these scandals, because of this crisis, is precisely what Luther did, albeit for much lesser problems at the time.
That evil is rampant within the Church, there is no doubt. Our Lord sent His Mother to warn us of this coming time more than 100 years ago, when She appeared at Fatima. To those who are truly familiar with the Message of Fatima, these scandals should be no surprise.
And until the requests made by Our Lord through His Mother at Fatima are heeded, we can expect it to continue to get worse.
There is never a valid reason for abandoning our Catholic Faith. We can exercise our God-given free will and do so, but it simply is not an option for anyone desiring eternal salvation. For outside the Catholic Church there is no salvation.
If one thinks one can follow Christ in another belief system it simply isn’t possible. He came to show us the one way and it is within the Catholic Church. As Saint Paul says, “One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism”.
As confirmed Catholics, we have an obligation to defend the rights of Christ the King and His one true Church – to the pope, the bishops, the priests, the world!
In battle, the soldier that abandons his post and turns his back on his country because things aren’t going well is accused of desertion.
The soldier is expected to stay in the battle and do all he can (for the right reasons) to protect his country, and not abandon it (and his fellow soldiers) when the going gets tough.
We are engaged in the biggest, most important battle of all – the battle against satan and his henchmen for the salvation of souls. There is no greater battle, and there is no more difficult a battle, than that.
If we abandon our post as Catholics, then we are abandoning Our Lord and His Church, Our Lady, the Angels and Saints, and our fellow Catholics who stand fast in the Faith, and we abandon billions of souls.
Let us not go the way of weak men, such as Luther, who abandon the right course and then subsequently lead millions astray. Don’t let the evildoers and the weak men within the Church win this battle! We are talking about the souls of our families, our friends and their families, and all whom we hold dear.
Stand Fast! Satan has thrown down the gauntlet. Let us engage in this battle under the standard of the Cross of Christ, and utilizing Our Lady’s weapons – the Brown Scapular and the Rosary – let us drive the enemy out!