Fátima y Zavala

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¡Hola a todos! ¡El verano esta amainando pero aun la vida se mantiene ocupada como siempre!

Quiero escribir acerca del libro El secreto mejor guardado de Fátima del escritor español José María Zavala. Temprano en este verano Zavala recibió cierta publicidad por parte del famoso periodista italiano y vaticanista, Marco Tosatti. He visto que la obra de Zavala estaba siendo discutida en varios círculos y decidí dar una ojeada al libro. La presente nota no pretende ser una crítica estricta del libro. Más bien prefiero destacar algunas cuestiones que son de interés.

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YouTube Channel

Good morning!

I am happy to announce that I have established my own YouTube channel.

The plan for this channel is to offer quality material through reflections, and, every so often, occasional responses to contemporary events or news.

The channel will not have many of the “bells and whistles” found on other channels. My skills with computer graphic design are next to nothing.

The first video that I have uploaded is of the Benedictine monks of Norcia, Italy at a Mass (July 6, 2011).

Fátima Course Sign-Up

Hello Everyone!

Events are continuing along over here and I am preparing for the first session of the Fátima course for Holy Apostles College and Seminary.*

I have decided to restrict this first session’s participation to 30 students. Sign-up begins now! How to do so:

  1. You must have a Facebook account.
  2. Login in and visit the On the Third Part of the Secret of Fátima page.
  3. “Like” the page and send a message saying that you’d like to sign-up.
  4. Further instructions will be sent to you from me.
  5. If you do not have a Facebook account, please E-mail me to sign up.

First come, first serve so reserve your spot today!

Sincerely,
-Kevin Symonds

*Please note that I reserve the right to decline a request, at my discretion and for any reason, to join the course.

More on Archbishop Hoser and Medjugorje

There have been some news reports about more statements from Archbishop Hoser on Medjugorje.

Hoser was Pope Francis’ special envoy to Medjugorje earlier this year. His sole purpose was to assess the pastoral situation there and report back to the Holy See. He was not there to assess the doctrinal aspect of Medjugorje. I have written about Hoser elsewhere here on my web site.

Hoser recently gave another interview in which he claimed that pilgrimages to Medjugorje are allowed. Later, he gave another interview in which he clarified what he meant. His point being that pilgrimages are allowed to Medjugorje, but not for reasons of the (alleged) apparitions.

I have a question that I pose with all due respect:
If there is no ‘special draw’ (i.e. apparitions) to Medjugorje, why would anyone go to this place in order to pray to the Madonna? Why not save money, stay at home or go to a local parish and do so?