Hi Everyone! I was interviewed by Mr. John Preiss, President of the Fatima Family Apostolate, on May 12th (aired May 13th). Check it out when you have some time!
It was just brought to my attention that the EWTN program “Vaticano” published a two-part documentary entitled The Secret of Fatima Explained.
I received a text message from a friend asking me about the famous vision of Pope St. Gregory the Great during the plague of Rome in 590 A.D. I have been busy doing some research so as to provide a sure answer. I’d like to present my findings in bullet-format.
“All men by nature desire to know”
(Aristotle, Metaphysica Book 1, Part 1)
In times of crisis, it is natural for us to ask “Why?” Why has such a calamity befallen us? Is this evil a punishment from God? We are inclined to ask about calamities, such as the present novel coronavirus (COVID-19), in terms of God’s punishment in His permissive will.
Unfortunately, it is next to impossible to know with certitude the specific reason why God would punish the world. Theologically, we know that God has permitted the present pandemic via His permissive will. The reason, however, is not something to which we may be privy without an authentic private revelation.
In the present moment of extreme unease, people are searching for answers, and some are indeed turning to private revelation. Gloria TV has made one such effort.
Our topic was all things private revelation and how the Church discerns individual cases. We primarily talked about Fátima. Click here to listen!
In the meantime, please, everyone, stay safe, alright? Things are not looking so good out there and we need to take care of ourselves and others.