Marian Apparitions and The Roman Catholic Church
Obviously The Response Was Not Appropriate.
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If a Heavenly Manifestation was declared 'Worthy of Belief' by The Holy Roman Catholic and Apostolic Church, and enjoys its endorsement through word and action, why was it not obeyed?
God has tried to help us, through Heavenly Manifestations, by showing us many avenues through which we can make reparation for our many sins, thus establishing the channels to rekindle our faith and loyalty to Him. Tragically, the Heavenly Manifestations were turned into Profit Centers and powerful means to manipulate the faithful who, lacking apt shepherds, continued to drift away from the real Living God and into almost annihilation.
As a last resort God placed His Holiness John Paul II in the Throne of Peter. Let us pray for him unceasantly. He needs the help of the Christian world to expose and right all the wrongs committed in the Name of God and in the pursuit of personal, and very material, agendas.
Definitions of Terms Used
Controlling Members of the Church: Those who, by behind-the-scenes manipulation, interfere with the guidance imparted to the Church by the Holy Spirit through its legitimate authority. At times the Popes themselves have been the victims of such manipulations.
Worthy of Belief: A Supernatural Occurrence, such as an Apparition and its key message, which by the positive or inferred action of the Church, is deemed theologically sound and spiritually healthy for the faithful at large. Usually said action by the Church promotes the Supernatural Occurrence among the faithful. Examples: La Salette, Lourdes, Fatima, etc.
What Took Place? Why Was It Not Done?
To determine what has taken place, what was not done on time and assign responsibility, we shall review the Chronology of the much debated Apparitions of Our Lady of the Rosary at Fatima in Portugal .
The 'Fatima Establishment', that is, those who have apparent direct control over the Sanctuary at Fatima, Revs. Luciano Guerra, Luis Kondor and Luciano Cristino, have publicly reported the following Chronology(1) of events. [Please Note: Said publication carries the Imprimatur of the then Bishop of Leiria-Fatima - D. Alberto Cosme Almaral.]
(1) Greater details of the Chronology may be found in ATTACHMENT I.
July 13, 1917: The Virgin Mary informed Lucia (the main visionary) that She would come in the future to ask for the fulfillment of two specific requests. Thus giving advance notification of a future request [Devotion to Her Immaculate Heart and the Consecration of Russia.] The visionaries were informed in 1917 that the fulfillment of these requests were key requirements for world peace and stability.
December 10, 1925: God tells Lucia to make public the request for the specific devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, given to her on July 13, 1917. [See above] [Please Note: God had given the controlling hierarchy of the Church eight years to discuss the Apparitions and future requests.]
February 15, 1926: God in an apparition reminds Lucia of, and insists on obedience to, His requests.
June 13, 1929: The Virgin Mary appeared again to Lucia to inform her that the time had come to Consecrate Russia to Her Immaculate Heart. [Please Note: God had given the controlling hierarchy of the Church twelve years to discuss the Apparitions and future requests before actually making the requests.]
Later (after June 13, 1929 but much before March of 1938): The Virgin Mary informs Lucia that: The requests were not fulfilled on time and that the consequence will be dire.
March 1938: Austria merges into Hitler Nazi machinery. Technically World War II has commenced.
September 13, 1939: Finally, almost fourteen years later [10-12-1925 ====> 13-9-1939], the responsible local Roman Catholic authority [the Bishop of Leiria-Fatima] made public one of the requests [Acts of Reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary].
Commentaries on Chronology
(aaa) Over eight years after the last Apparition, Lucia is instructed to publicize and promote the special devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. It was not done.
(bbb) Almost twelve years after the last Apparition in Fatima, Our Lady of the Rosary reappears to announce that "The moment has come... to make the consecration of Russia...". It is not done within the time frame requested.
(ccc) The time frame allowed by Heaven for the fulfillment of the previously announced and subsequently requested consecration, lapses. Church authorities are once again notified of this. It is too late now.
(ddd) With the merging of Austria with Nazi Germany in 1938, the conditional prophecy of Our Lady that a 'worse one (than World War I) will break out during the Pontificate of Pius XI' begins to be fulfilled.
At this time [March 1938] neither request had been fulfilled, yet, the clear requests from Heaven to act were received almost thirteen and nine years before, respectively, and the prophesied consequences are painfully becoming manifest.
CONCLUSIONS: Responsibilities and Consequence
An objective analysis of the situation at hand seem to indicate that the Supernatural Occurrences of Fatima were a reality: The death of over one hundred and fifty million people serve as a mute and macabre testament to this fact.
Therefore, the Controlling Hierarchy of the Church during the first half of this century, is directly responsible for World War II and events thereafter. The Controlling Hierarchy of the Church during the second half of this century is directly responsible for its coverup. This has resulted in a combined total of more than 150 million deaths and untold suffering.This sub-total includes the deaths resulting from the spread of errors by Russia, worldwide, as we had been forewarned.
Do Justice: Those in positions of authority within the Roman Catholic Church are encouraged to publicly admit that, by inaction, some elements within the Church were, and continue to be, accessories to most of the misery unleashed upon humanity in the last two-thirds of the 20th Century; and
Seek Mercy: The hierarchy of the Church -world wide- must immediately launch Acts of Reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary; perpetual Adoration and Reparation to the Eucharistic Presence of Our Lord Jesus Christ at all levels and an Evangelization program that should sweep the world as it was originally intended by Our Lord. The severity of the events which are rapidly unfolding may be still tempered by our prayers and acts of reparation. Let us appeal to the Mercy of God.
As a theological excercise consider - What if the above assessment is incorrect and the whole Fatima issue is not true, as some members of the Hierarchy and Clergy ascertain, and as the lack of timely response by the Church would indicate?
Then the Controlling Hierarchy of the Church would instead be guilty of allowing the manipulation of millions upon millions of the faithful of the world and deceitfully extracting hundreds of millions of dollars through the Sanctuaries to Our Lady of Fatima throughout the world as well as the Sanctuaries associated with the Apparitions of in LaSalette and Lourdes.
What would be the public reaction in this alternative case?
In either scenario the Controlling Hierarchy of the Church must allow His Holiness John Paul II to move swiftly in appealing to the Mercy of God to prevent the howling mobs from sacking the Churches and pillaging and plundering the properties so highly treasured by said group. God has allowed such actions many times over the History of Mankind - as we should learn from the relatories found in the Book of Genesis to today.
by miguel de Portugal (*)
Original Version of
Document Prepared on February 1996.
Issued to a very restricted readership worldwide in the Fall of 1996.
Issued to key members of the Roman Curia on April 30, 1998.
Released to the World Wide Web on September 29, 1998 - The Feast of Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, Archangels.
(*) miguel de Portugal resided in Fatima for an extended period. As a resident in the home of Francisco and Jacinta Marto's niece and a frequent visitor to many key places in the "Fatima of the Portuguese" and not the "Fatima of the tourist", he had access to much published and unpublished information which has never left the Portuguese borders. This information provided concrete back up for "information received otherwise".
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