An Intriguing Phenomenon and a Fatima Connection?

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.”

–Our Lady of Fatima
July 13, 1917
(Fatima in Lucia’s Own Words I:124)

Hello Everyone!

On July 13, 1917, Our Lady predicted to the three seers of Fatima that there would be an unknown light that would illumine the sky. This sign, she further said, was to indicate that God was about to punish the world for its crimes.

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EWTN Bookmark Briefs

Hello Everyone!

In addition to the interview on EWTN Live with Fr. Pacwa, Doug Keck interviewed me for an episode of EWTN Bookmark.

EWTN has released short video segments entitled “Bookmark Briefs” that features my two books Refractions of Light and Pope Leo XIII and the Prayer to St. Michael.

When the program itself airs, I will let you know. In the meantime, please enjoy the following video briefs:

Refractions of Light:

Pope Leo XIII and the Prayer to St. Michael:

How to Face Death with Faith and Dignity

Dear Friends,

Some time ago, I learned that a Household brother of mine from college was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. He was given a short time to live.

Seth DeMoor of One Billion Stories found out about my brother’s condition and filmed him.

In the midst of all the negativity out there today, let me ask a question: are you prepared to go to God as you are, right now, this very moment?

Please, watch this video and see how one man is facing his impending death with Faith and dignity:

Pope Paul VI and Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre

In the thirteen years of my pontificate, this is the biggest cross.”
—Pope Paul VI to Jean Guitton,
concerning Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre
and a potential schism

Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre (courtesy of Marcel / Anefo Antonisse)

In response to the crisis within the Church following in the wake of the Second Vatican Council, Swiss Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre took certain actions that questioned his canonical standing with the Church. The most controversial was the consecration in 1988 of four new bishops without a papal mandate. Lefebvre has become the figurehead of what is called the “traditionalist movement” within the Church.

Pope Paul VI (courtesy of the Holy See)

During the pontificate of Paul VI (1963-1978), deep concerns were raised about the possibility of Lefebvre causing a schism. Lefebvre’s differences with Paul VI were recently raised for discussion in the light of new historical disclosures and the impending canonization of Paul VI. In light of that ongoing discussion, I am providing a first-ever English translation of a forgotten conversation of Paul VI on Archbishop Lefebvre. First, however, a quick background on the recent developments.

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