By Jayson M. Brunelle
In 1917, Our Lady appeared to three shepherd children at Fatima, Portugal, in a remote village area referred to as the Cova da Iria, in order to announce to the Church and the world that God wished to establish, in and throughout the world, devotion to Mary’s Immaculate Heart. It is important to note that the events of Fatima, after a thorough investigation conducted by the Catholic Church, were definitively judged by the Church to be worthy of belief. This, in itself, is quite extraordinary, as the criteria that must be met for official “approval” of the universal Church in such matters is most strict and has rarely been afforded to similar alleged “apparitions.”
In another collection of messages from Our Lady, received via interior locution by the late Don Stefano Gobbi, and which have been compiled, in their entirety, in the 18th Edition of the book, “To the Priests, Our Lady’s Well-Beloved Sons” (which, as should be noted, has received not only several Imprimaturs [the official statement by a bishop that any particular manuscript contains nothing contrary to faith or morality, as contained in the Sacred Deposit of Faith, which is safeguarded by the Magisterium of the Church] from two prestigious Roman Catholic Bishops, and two Cardinals [including + Donald W. Montrose, D.D., Bishop of Stockton; + Francesco Cuccarese, Archbishop Emeritus of Pescara-Penne; Cardinal Ignace Moussa Daoud, Patriarch emeritus of Antioch for Syrians, Prefect emeritus of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches; and + Bernardino Cardinal Echeverria Ruiz, O.F.M., Archbishop Emeritus of Guayaquil, Apostolic Administrator of Ibarra], but additionally, personal endorsements, high praise and accolades from the latter two Cardinals!!), Our Lady speaks extensively about these times, in which we are currently living, as “the end-times,” that period of human history which is spoken about in St. John’s Book of Revelation. Further, she states that these times are far worse than the times of “the deluge,” when God, in His righteous anger, chastised humanity through the great flood. According to Sacred Scripture, Noah and his family were the only righteous and God-fearing people left in the land; thus, God instructed Noah to build a great ark, in order that he and his family might be protected, and that they might re-populate the earth by taking into the ark one male and one female of every type of creature.
Noah, being the upright and God-fearing man that he was, immediately began construction, despite the ridicule of his neighbors and, eventually, all the town’s people. Yet, much to the chagrin and regret of these naysayers, Noah and his family were saved while everyone else perished in this completely unforeseen chastisement that God had planned for the world, to purify and renew it.
God made a vow that He would never again chastise the world by water; Yet, numerous saints and mystics, throughout the two thousand-year history of Christendom, have prophetically foretold of a second great chastisement by FIRE. Given the radical political, economic, cultural and planetary instability that only grows worse and more fragile with each passing day, we have every reason to believe that these “signs of the times” are very clearly pointing to the reality of the Great Chastisement and Purification that Christ’s Mystical Body, the Church, must undergo before it can rise gloriously triumphant, via the blood of the countless Christian martyrs that will have given their lives in witnessing to the Truth of Christ Jesus as the Son of God.
We are now witnessing, with our own eyes, the beginnings of a complete economic, political, social and global breakdown, which, in my humble opinion, will very probably lead to the Third World War, which would undoubtedly be a chastisement, permitted by God, of “fire falling from the sky, sparing neither priests nor faithful.” (Message of Akita, Japan, to Sr. Agnes)
Our Lady very clearly explains to Fr. Gobbi that the ark that we must enter into, in order to be kept safe from the great tempest of these wicked times, is none other than her own Immaculate Heart. Furthermore, the “key” that gains us entrance into this safe refuge is a solemn Act of Consecration to Mary’s Immaculate Heart. For more information on Consecration to Mary’s Heart, click here.
It is the belief of this author that only a small portion of the so-called “Third-Secret of Fatima,” which was meant to be revealed to the world in 1960, but which was delayed until the Jubilee year of 2000, was actually revealed. This author’s beliefs regarding this “partial” disclosure have to do with events that we are now witnessing within the Church Hierarchy.
A small but powerful grouping of European Archbishops have held, in private and by invitation only, a secret “shadow council,” wherein they have discussed making very serious, critical changes to official, de fide, Church teachings on such issues as (1) permitting artificial contraception; (2) acknowledging same-sex unions (by replacing Pope St. John Paul II’s “Theology of the Body” with a new, updated, “Theology of Love”); (3) permitting every form of co-habitation; (4) permitting divorced and re-married Catholics, that is, remarried outside the Church with no annulment of the first Catholic and Sacramental marriage (and who, for that reason, are living in an habitual state of sin), to partake of the holy Eucharist.
This “Shadow Council,” held by the heads of the German, French and Swiss Councils of Catholic Bishops, took place at the Gregorian Pontifical University in Rome. According to Edward Pentin of the National Catholic Register, “Around 50 participants, including bishops, theologians and media representatives, took part in the gathering, at the invitation of the presidents of the bishops’ conferences of Germany, Switzerland and France — Cardinal Reinhard Marx, Bishop Markus Büchel and Archbishop Georges Pontier… One of the key topics discussed at the closed-door meeting was how the Church could better welcome those in stable same-sex unions, and reportedly “no one” opposed such unions being recognized as valid by the Church.” Click here for the full text of this heart-stopping article.
Moreover, all of these things have been predicted by Our Lady herself in numerous Church APPROVED apparitions, such as those at La Salette, France and Akita, Japan. Before Benedict XVI became pope, he confirmed that the message of Akita was essentially the same as the Third Secret of Fatima, which would explain quite well why this Third Secret was suppressed for as long as it was, and why, according to the thesis of this author, only a portion of the message has been revealed. In order to better understand the potential contents of the Third Secret, let us, on the information provided by the then Cardinal Ratzinger, take a closer look at the message of Akita:
“If men do not repent and better themselves, the Father will inflict a terrible punishment on all humanity. It will be a punishment greater than the deluge, such as one will never have seen before. Fire will fall from the sky and will wipe out a great part of humanity, the good as well as the bad, sparing neither priests nor faithful. The survivors will find themselves so desolate that they will envy the dead. The only arms which will remain for you will be the Rosary and the Sign left by My Son. Each day recite the prayers of the Rosary. With the Rosary, pray for the Pope, the Bishops and the priests.
“The work of the devil will infiltrate even into the Church in such a way that one will see Cardinals opposing Cardinals, Bishops against other Bishops. The priests who venerate Me will be scorned and opposed by their confreres (other priests). Churches and altars will be sacked. The Church will be full of those who accept compromises, and the demon will press many priests and consecrated souls to leave the service of the Lord.
“The demon will be especially implacable against the souls consecrated to God. The thought of the loss of so many souls is the cause of My sadness. If sins increase in number and gravity, there will no longer be pardon for them.
Thus, it seems, at least to this author, that the Third Secret very likely contained information that Our Lady has revealed elsewhere regarding internal strife within the Church Hierarchy itself, and such information, if disseminated, would thwart the plans of those members of the Roman Curia who have, indeed, been seduced by Satan, and are working to abolish the true Christ and His true Church, and to replace it with a false Christ and a false Church. Indeed, Our Lady speaks to Fr. Gobbi about the efforts of “Ecclesiastical Freemasonry” – that is, Freemasonry having infiltrated into the very summit of the Church of Rome, in order to destroy the faith and the Church from within. Hence, it is only in hindsight that we see what a tremendous gift Pope St. John Paul II was to the Church, particularly in having established the Catechism of the Catholic Church, which is a “sure norm” for teaching the TRUE faith of the Church.
Thus, the “little faithful remnant” comprising the TRUE Church of Christ will have at Her disposal everything She needs in order to stay faithful to Her Lord and Savior, Who founded His Church on the Rock of St. Peter, and Who solemnly promised that “the gates of hell” would never prevail against Her.
Let us, then, take up our weapons – Holy Mass / Eucharist, the daily recitation of the Rosary, the wearing of the Scapular, the miraculous medal worn around the neck and distributed as a mini-catechism of the four dogmas and the fifth doctrine of Mary’s Spiritual Motherhood, the daily reading of Sacred Scripture and the practice of our dearly beloved Catholic faith in the public square, for all to see. May we be at least as vocal as the shrieking voices of Satan’s pawns, who, while preaching “Tolerance, Tolerance…” are anything but tolerant of the tried and true Christian traditions upon which this Constitutional Republic was built.