Fatima: “Private Revelation”?

“The wicked dragon pours out, as a most impure flood, the venom of his malice on men of depraved mind and corrupt heart, the spirit of lying, of impiety, of blasphemy, and the pestilent breath of impurity, and of every vice and iniquity.

“These most crafty enemies have filled and inebriated with gall and bitterness the Church, the spouse of the immaculate Lamb, and have laid impious hands on her most sacred possessions. In the Holy Place itself, where has been set up the See of the most holy Peter and the Chair of Truth for the light of the world, they have raised the throne of their abominable impiety, with the iniquitous design that when the Pastor has been struck, the sheep may be scattered.“ (Pope Leo XIII)

Even the densest neo-Catholic has begun to see the prescience of Pope Leo XIII’s words in the events occurring since that fateful evening March 13, 2013. And yet, tragically, few Catholics even consider the one remedy God has given us to cleanse the Church – and the world! – from this evil. This remedy is the true message of Fatima, revealed to the Church and the world nearly a century ago, and all but ignored to this day.  Satan has succeeded in obscuring the true message of Fatima with misinterpretations and pious distractions, but now, with his latest book, “A Catechism on Fatima”,  John Salza has given us valuable help to clear away the obfuscation and errors about Fatima.

Salza’s latest book is even more than a manual for the truth about the message of Fatima; it is an excellent refutation of the pervasive errors which obscure the true message and cause so many otherwise faithful Catholics to spurn this vital truth.

Two of the most diabolically deceptive errors about the Message of Fatima are that it is a mere “private revelation” and that the Consecration of Russia is a moot point. These two deceits alone have prevented so many Catholics from obeying the Blessed Virgin’s commands.

Regarding the erroneous statement that Fatima is just “private revelation”. Salza explains that a private revelation is intended for the person to whom the revelation is given, whereas Fatima’s message is intended for the entire world and most especially, for the Pope.

He asserts,

Fatima is a … public prophesy given by the Queen of Prophets to the world. As Bishop Rudolph Graber plainly stated, ‘A careful distinction should be made between personal revelation and those where the message is declared to be for mankind at large. The former can, with equanimity be ignored, but the latter must be taken seriously. And Fatima belongs to this category.’

Scripture also reveals that God will send prophets during the Church age. (e.g., Acts 2-18, Eph 2-20, 1 Cor 12-28, Joel 2, 28-29). St. Thomas Aquinas further teaches that God sends prophets to direct human acts for the spiritual welfare of the elect. Thus, Paul says: “Extinguish not the spirit. Despise not prophecies. But prove all things; hold fast what is good.” (1 Thess 5, 19-20).

The Church has indeed, “proved” the public prophecies of Our Lady of Fatima and found them to come from God. Since Heaven gave the command to consecrate Russia in 1929, every single Pope (from Pius XI to Francis) has affirmed the divine truth of Fatima. If we do not embrace Fatima, we “extinguish” the Spirit of God which Lucia called a sin against the Holy Ghost. This is why Pope John Paul II, on the sixty-fifth anniversary of Fatima, declared that “the Message (of Fatima) imposes an obligation on the Church.” Private revelations impose no such obligation.” (A Catechism on Fatima, page 5).

It was encouraging to find that Mr. Salza confirms that,  “… a person is bound to believe as a matter of supernatural faith a revelation he knows, or ought to know, comes from God … the message of Fatima, which God has affirmed with many miracles, must be believed with the virtue of faith.” Of course, Salza substantiates this statement, but I’ll leave that for the reader to discover.

Another deception concerns the Consecration of Russia. Salza’s refutation of this harmful ploy deserves a post of its own and so we will address it soon. For now, we will just say that his explanation of this one point (Consecration of Russia) is worth the price of the book.

Mr. Salza makes his case with meticulously documented footnotes, 16 pages of them (256 in all) in a book of just 162 pages. Thus, it is an indispensable reference. In a pleasant contrast with the long-winded obtuseness so popular today, this book covers a complex subject in a way that is logical and easy to grasp.

Those of you who understand the truth about Fatima know very well that this very knowledge brings a tremendous responsibility. We must awaken all these slumbering Catholics around us. This small manual is a big help for this task!

“A Catechism on Fatima, and the related crisis in the Church” can be purchased through John Salza’s website,  ScriptureCatholic.com. Please note that it is not currently available on Amazon. Amazon carries a book with a similar name, (A Fatima Catechism)  but it is not Salza’s book.

In closing, we repeat the most misunderstood portion of the true Message of fatima, and one that John Salza expertly explains:

“Without the Consecration, Russia will not be able to convert, nor will the world have peace.”

Remember, pray the Rosary and confound satan and all his works and pomps!

Our Lady of the Rosary, hasten the triumph of thy Immaculate Heart through the Consecration of Russia.

St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle.

 

~ by evensong for love of the Immaculata