When the Holy See published the text of the third part of the Secret of Fátima in 2000, she offered two things: an historical explanation of the facts as well as an interpretation of the third part. For twenty-one years, the explanation and interpretation have stood as the “official” stance of the Church. As time passes, and more knowledge and information about Fátima becomes available, occasion has arisen for us to reconsider some aspects of the Church’s official stance. This essay shall examine some of the reasons for a fresh look.
I have written about the alleged mystic Charlie Johnston a few times over the past 5-6 years. Unfortunately, Charlie continues to say certain things in the public and the record needs correcting.
Charlie is an alleged mystic who lives in the Archdiocese of Denver. He made a splash onto the Catholic scene in 2014 with a web site entitled The Next Right Step. On this site, Charlie made some spectacular prophecies. Among these prophecies was that owing to catastrophic events that would take place by the end of 2016, “President Obama would not finish his term.”
Over at Catholic Exchange there is a seriesofarticles written by Dorothea and Wolfgang Koch about Fátima. They are focusing upon the artwork of the Dominican Friar Fr. Thomas McGlynn who sculpted the statue of Our Lady of Fátima that adorns the facade of the original Basilica in Fátima.
There is, however, a fact of Fr. McGlynn’s life that is not very well known.* When the Carmelites of Coimbra, Portugal published their biography of Sr. Lúcia, they revealed to the world a previously hidden fact.