Back in early May of this year, Timothy Flanders from The Meaning of Catholic contacted me. He was interested in having me on his YouTube channel to talk about all things Fátima. After some back and forth, I consented to the podcast.
The podcast was held on Saturday, June 19 and entitled Disputed Questions on Fatima with Kevin Symonds:
I would like to be clear with respect to the question of the consecration. This area is not something that I have studied at great length. In the future, I will not be addressing this matter in interviews/podcasts.
Lastly, there was some editing towards the end, hence why the official date on YouTube says “June 21.”
I am happy to announce that the Carmel of Coimbra has unveiled a new image of Sr. Lúcia.
In their famous biography A Pathway Under the Gaze of Mary, the Carmelites of Coimbra revealed details of later apparitions of Our Lady to Sr. Lúcia in her cell of the Carmel. In fact, I’ll be talking about one of them in my later webinars!
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.
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.