Cardinal Martins, Fátima, and the Last Three Popes

Catholic News Service has a nice article on Cardinal Saraiva Martins and the last three Popes with respect to Fátima. I encourage you to read it.

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Recent popes have had a special affection for Our Lady of Fatima, but no pope’s connection can match that of St. John Paul II.

“We cannot forget that he was saved by Our Lady of Fatima from the assassination attempt here in St. Peter’s. This is fundamental and central. It is never forgotten,” Portuguese Cardinal Jose Saraiva Martins, former prefect of the Congregation for Saints’ Causes, told Catholic News Service March 29.

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Fátima and the New Year

Hello Everyone! As we are preparing to enter into the year of grace, 2017, I wanted to bring to mind a point from my blog post Pope Leo, Jesus and Satan: A Question.

In that post, I discussed how people are “re-drawing the lines” about Pope Leo’s vision. At first, people thought the vision concerned just the twentieth century. When evils prevalent in that century carried over into the twenty-first, people began re-drawing the lines to connect Leo’s vision with Fátima. Many people are becoming of the opinion that the (alleged) “extended power” given to the devil will be broken in 2017–the centenary of Fátima.

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Fátima Interview

Hello Everyone! Another day is passing by, but before it goes I want to tell you some exciting news!

When I was in Fátima in September, I was interviewed by Goya Productions (Spain) for the purposes of a documentary on Fátima. I learned today that a trailer has been released and a web site established.

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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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Fátima & Conflicting Dates

One of the stronger secondary arguments for the existence of a second text of the third part of the secret of Fátima concerns a conflict of dates. Cardinal Bertone and Joaquín Navarro-Valls gave two different dates in relation to when Pope St. John Paul II first read the text of the third part of the secret. Based upon this conflict, an argument has been made for the existence of a second text. I shall discuss this matter, in brevis, first by providing a general explanation, followed by a brisk examination of the facts with some questions and a general conclusion.

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Interview with Michael O’Neill

The following is a transcript of my interview with Michael O’Neill “The Miracle Hunter” of Relevant Radio.
It was recorded on October 13, 2016 and broadcast on October 16, 2016.

October 13th is one of those days that, just like May 13th, is one of the days that’s associated with Our Lady of Fátima. Of course, October 13th is the anniversary of the great Miracle of the Sun, the Fátima Sun Miracle. We’ve got someone today who is an expert in private revelation and he’s written a book, Refractions of Light, author Kevin Symonds. Welcome to the program today Kevin.

Hello Mr. O’Neill. Good to be with you today.

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Kevin’s Travel Blog-3: Arkansas-2

Good morning! Another day and another blog post! Lots to cover today and so I will try to be succinct.

I did not make it to see my friend yesterday and ended up staying put for the day getting work done. That article from Yves Chiron was brought to my attention and it needed to be translated quickly for an English-speaking audience. I had the time and the wherewithal to get a rough translation up and did so post haste. Those with better French skills than I are free to E-mail me with corrections and I will graciously and gratefully accept them. To the person who notified me about Chiron’s article, you have my sincere thanks.

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