Thanksgiving Travels

Hi Everyone! I hope you are all enjoying the Thanksgiving holiday weekend (for those in the United States)! This post is a little update about my own life and travels.

I am in Minnesota for the holiday, a little over 5 hours from my home. I am spending the break with some good people outside of the Twin Cities. I left work on Tuesday and braved the oncoming snow storm, arriving at my destination around 8:30 p.m. with a 15 to 20-minute delay. The weather and a bad car wreck was the cause of the delay. It made me appreciate more so that I have been driving for so long in the South that it is important for me to get used to driving again in the North. Thankfully, I got new tires back in September that are made for this sort of weather.

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Fátima Book Update-3

Hi Everyone! I hope that you are doing well and preparing for the upcoming holiday!

I am happy to report that work has been completed on the second major draft of the manuscript. It is with great joy that I can relay that the end is in sight. One or two research items are still out. Once that is all wrapped up and incorporated, I can begin the process of final editing.

I am truly excited with this news. The work has been tremendously taxing, worth it of course, but very taxing. I have worked in different ways with six foreign languages for this research. My brain is tired.

Cardinal Bertone Interview

The Sanctuary of Fátima publishes a journal entitled Fatima XXI. It is a very nicely arranged journal with many interesting articles.

For my research on the third part of the secret, I found an interview between the Portuguese journalist Aura Miguel and Cardinal Bertone entitled Fátima: A Message for the Church, a Call to Community and to Humanity. I thought it was a very interesting article. While lengthy, I have excised the parts wherein Aura Miguel and Bertone spoke on the topic of the third part of the secret.

I leave the interview in the Portuguese language. If anyone feels up to translate it, please contact me. Meanwhile, we jump in media res….

 

Fátima: Uma Mensagem para a Igreja, um Apelo à Comunidade e à Humanidade

Tarcisio Bertone entrevistado por Aura Miguel[1]

A.M. E o que mais o impressiona na mensagem?

Card. B.: È a oração e a penitência, sem dúvida. Mas é também, e sobretudo, a extrema proximidade de Nossa Senhora ao povo cristão e à Igreja; é esta presença de Maria, uma presença que se revela num acompanhamento muito terno, desde que somos crianças – vemo-lo com os pastorinhos, como Ela se revela e se mostra especialmente aos mais pequenos. Mas não só, porque depois também acompanha os cristãos, é forte e ajuda-nos, como num campo de batalha e depois também como a invocava frequentemente o beato João XXIII (a entrevista teve lugar antes da canonização de João XXIII], auxilium episcoporum, auxilio dos bispos…

A.M.: Ao Cardeal Bertone foi confiada a revelação da terceira parte do segredo. Como viveu esta aventura?

Card. B.: Foi uma maneira peculiar de me aproximar do mistério de Fátima, porque fui encarregado de estudar o processo para a publicação dos escritos da Irmã Lúcia que se referiam à terceira parte do segredo e de retirar do arquivo secreto do então Santo Oficio – da Congregação para a Doutrina da Fé – este preciosíssimo manuscrito da Irmã Lúcia, sobretudo o famoso envelope…

A. M.: Ainda se lembra como foi?…

Card. B.: O envelope tinha quatro páginas guardadas nesse cofre, que estava fechado e cujas chaves as tinham o Prefeito, o Secretário e o Arquivista da Congregação. Três chaves à moda antiga para abrir o cofre onde estava guardado o envelope com a terceira parte do segredo. Nessa altura, eu era Secretário da Congregação para a Doutrina da Fé…

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A Reflection on the Contemporary Situation

Hi Everyone!

Early last year I wrote an article entitled A Reflection on the Contemporary Situation. It was later published with the Latin Mass Magazine (Christmas, 2015 edition). I would like to offer here this article for people to consider. It was the fruit of a number of thoughts that I was having for several years. I finally came to organize my thoughts on paper and this article was the result.

I have not gone through the entire article and compared it with the printed version in LMM. If there are any variations, they should be minor, though I did amend the first two citations after noticing an error that I did not catch before in the editing process. I also changed some of the web site references to make them more suitable for an online format.

Enjoy!
-Kevin

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