Hello Everyone! While responding to a reader I happened to come across a couple of articles in Portuguese on Fátima that caught my attention.
Last year, I was interviewed by Goya Productions for the DVD documentary on Fátima entitled Fátima: The Last Mystery. During the course of the pre-interview discussions between the interviewer and myself, I had been asked about a claim attributed to Sr. Lúcia. It is said that she once stated that the 1984 Consecration of the world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary had averted a nuclear war that would have happened in 1985.
Having read this claim in a number of publications over the years, I confirmed it for the interviewer and spoke accordingly during the filming. My statement must have had an effect because it was put into the final product of the documentary. During my recent trip to Fátima, a friend brought the DVD for the “officially unofficial Fátima premier” of the documentary. Prior to the showing, my friend asked me about my source for the claim of the 1985 nuclear war. I was happy to discuss the matter with him, and now do so with you.
Hello Everyone! I hope that you are doing well!
On Friday, June 9th (2017), I was interviewed for the Kresta in the Afternoon talk program by Dr. Paul Kengor (click ahead to the 26:15 mark).
I would also like to make a plug for Dr. Kengor’s book A Pope and a President. I have been reading it and am quite intrigued by it. With respect to my interests with Fátima, the book provides the political angle to the story. It is a bit refreshing to see things from a new light.
I was also interviewed by Bob Olson for WCAT Radio the other day. It airs this Friday but is available in advance.
I have just now (8:40 a.m., central) learned of an earlier text from Fr. Paul Kramer that discusses the Fr. Ingo Dollinger claim.
I shall accordingly update chapter 12 of On the Third Part of the Secret of Fátima. I was unaware of this earlier text while writing my book and offer my sincerest apologies to readers. These discussions on Fátima are ongoing and so we learn (and update) as we go!
A relatively little-known aspect of the history of Our Lady’s apparitions in Fátima, Portugal concerns a comment made to Sr. Lúcia about a “seventh” apparition. On May 13, 1917, in her first apparition to the three shepherd children, Our Lady stated, “I have come to ask you to come here for six months in succession, on the 13th day, at this same hour. Later on, I will tell you who I am and what I want. Afterwards, I will return here yet a seventh time.”[i] Has this seventh apparition already occurred? We shall look at this matter presently.