America Needs Fatima
July 13: Third Fatima Apparition
July 13th is the day of the third Apparition of Our Lady of Fatima.
It is the day Our Blessed Mother revealed the first and second part of the secret of Fatima.
Now, in the first part of the secret, Our Lady showed hell to a 7, 9 and 10 year old! Can you believe it?
A friend of mine once asked me, “How could Our Lady have shown hell to children so young?”
Yes, lots of people have a hard time with it but Our Lady knows best. And she is more loving and desires our salvation more than all of us put together.
But here is how I see it.
The problem is not Our Lady, it is the world we live in. We live in a world that more and more says that sin is not sin.
It is a pleasure-seeking world; it is a selfish world. This pride and pleasure has resulted in the universal spread of self gratification and self admiration, commonly known as narcissism.
But Our Blessed Mother came as a Universal doctor and pointed to the problem and showed mankind what would happen if we did not amend our lives.
Our Blessed mother wishes ardently that we go to Heaven. And it is only because she loves us, that she felt the need to show hell to the children who would later relate what they saw.
Here is something I firmly believe. First of all that hell does exist. Secondly, that the best way to stay out of hell is to talk about it from time to time and certainly never to forget about it.
Because we know how we humans are, when we stop thinking and talking about something, we forget about it. And if people totally forget about hell, then what will make them think twice about sinning?
God loves us but He knows that love alone will not save us, and once in a while we humans need fear of God to keep us on the right path. In the same way that parents know that love is not sufficient to raise a child well. Sometimes wholesome fear for the consequences of ones actions must be employed.
More and more the dogmas and truth of our Catholic Faith are being watered down and our society is telling us that the most important thing is only to FEEL GOOD. So the existence of hell has become an inconvenience for the 21st century man.
The truth however is that acknowledging the existence of hell helps us in staying the course and reaching our final destination, which is Heaven.
Hell is like jail. If jails did not exist, crime would have taken over our society a long time ago. Hell, is God’s jail and it is forever.
Read the 1st and 2nd secret of Fatima revealed on July 13, 1917.
I would especially like to ask you on this important day for your prayers. Your prayers for our Nation. There are so many sins taking place, so many anti-God laws being approved that I fear what may happen.
Please join me in prayer on this important anniversary of the third apparition of Fatima.
Mr. Marto, father of Jacinta and Francisco, noticed that when the third apparition began, a small grayish cloud hovered over the holm oak, the sunlight diminished, and a cool breeze blew over the mountain range, despite it being the height of summer. He also heard something like flies inside an empty jug. The seers saw the customary glare, and then Our Lady over the holm oak.
Lucia: What does Your Grace wish of me?
Our Lady: I want you to come here on the thirteenth of next month and to continue to pray the Rosary every day in honor of Our Lady of the Rosary, in order to obtain peace for the world and the end of the war, for she alone can be of any avail.
Lucia: I would like to ask you to tell us who you are and to perform a miracle so everyone will believe that Your Grace appears to us.
Our Lady: Continue to come here every month. In October, I will tell you who I am and what I wish, and I will perform a miracle that everyone shall see so as to believe.
Lucia then made a number of requests for conversions, cures, and other graces. Our Lady recommended the constant recitation of the rosary; thus they would obtain those graces during the year.
Then she went on: “Sacrifice yourselves for sinners and say many times, especially when you make a sacrifice, ‘O Jesus, this is for love of Thee, for the conversion of sinners, and in reparation for the sins committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary.'”
The first part—The vision of hell
Lucia writes, “Our Lady showed us a great sea of fire which seemed to be under the earth. Plunged in this fire were demons and souls in human form, like transparent burning embers, all blackened or burnished bronze, floating about in the conflagration, now raised into the air by the flames that issued from within themselves together with great clouds of smoke, now falling back on every side like sparks in a huge fire, without weight or equilibrium, and amid shrieks and groans of pain and despair, which horrified us and made us tremble with fear. The demons could be distinguished by their terrifying and repulsive likeness to frightful and unknown animals, all black and transparent. This vision lasted but an instant. How can we ever be grateful enough to our kind heavenly Mother, who had already prepared us by promising, in the first Apparition, to take us to heaven. Otherwise, I think we would have died of fear and terror.”
The second part—The warning of the chastisement and how to avoid it
The children then looked up at Our Lady, who said to them so kindly and so sadly:
“You have seen hell where the souls of poor sinners go. To save them, God wishes to establish in the world devotion to my Immaculate Heart. If what I say to you is done, many souls will be saved and there will be peace. The war is going to end: but if people do not cease offending God, a worse one will break out during the Pontificate of Pius XI. When you see a night illumined by an unknown light, know that this is the great sign given you by God that He is about to punish the world for its crimes, by means of war, famine, and persecutions of the Church and of the Holy Father. To prevent this, I shall come to ask for the consecration of Russia to my Immaculate Heart, and the Communion of reparation on the First Saturdays. If my requests are heeded, Russia will be converted, and there will be peace; if not, she will spread her errors throughout the world, causing wars and persecutions of the Church. The good will be martyred; the Holy Father will have much to suffer; various nations will be annihilated. In the end, my Immaculate Heart will triumph. The Holy Father will consecrate Russia to me, and she shall be converted, and a period of peace will be granted to the world. In Portugal, the dogma of the faith will always be preserved, etc. …”
Communism—”The Errors of Russia”
Communism is an atheistic ideology that ultimately denies God’s natural order and natural law, which God inscribed on the hearts of men. Denying God, Communism attaches divinity status to the Party and to the State. As such, Communism transfers all personal responsibility to the Party and totalitarian state. Denying natural law, Communism rejects the basic rights to private property, and monogamous, indissoluble marriage two indispensable pillars of a free society. Dictatorship is not a chance fact in Communism, but the logical and necessary consequence of its ideology. For strategic reasons, Communism may take on different political forms, including apparently democratic ones, and hide behind varied labels. Already in the 1930’s, the Communist Party launched the so-called policy of the extended hand, in which it showed to the outside world a smiling, friendly face while, Stalin’s iron hand imposed a ferocious, despotic dictatorship in Russia.
This deception has been used time and again throughout the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
Catholic Archbishop Anthony Fisher says married couples must resist being bullied into redefining marriage.
Catholics should respect and love all without accepting gay marriage, the archbishop told a packed congregation at St Mary’s Cathedral in Sydney.
More than 120 couples joined the mass on Sunday morning to renew their wedding vows and celebrate more than 1700 years of marriage between them.
“Marriage brings together…man and woman, sex and love, love and babies, parents and children,” the archbishop said in his homily.
“To say this is not to criticise anyone.”
Archbishop Fisher said the faithful were often labelled as bigoted, with political and cultural forces trying to “bully us all” into redefining marriage.
“To say marriage is special is not to demean these other realities, rather it respects the diverse ways of being human and loving, not pretending away the differences,” he said before couples renewed their vows.
Joan and Keith Dunsmore, who will celebrate their 65th anniversary, were among those who stood and promised to love and honour each other for the rest of their lives.
“It’s a lovely feeling to renew our vows in this atmosphere,” Mrs Dunsmore said after the mass.
She advised other couples to “talk it out” and work through problems together.