Note: The picture above is some Catholics who have mustered the courage to proclaim the truth; we cannot escape the Cross if we are worthy to be called Christians. And we cannot expect to combat the enemy in a safe place, free to express ourselves, with no risks. The first Pope learned this as did many of his successors.
“And He said to all: If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.” (Luke 9, 23)
Hard times teach us the hard lessons. Thanks be to God for hard lessons! What I’ve learned from the Munich debacle is that the public display of traditional Catholic devotion has now been replaced by the post-Christian “moment (or hour) of silence”. And that this silencing of the true Catholic message is acceptable to traditional Catholics. As the full significance of this dawned on me, I began to see that traditional Catholicism is in danger today of losing its heart – the Immaculate Heart of Mary!
For more than a century now, the Church has betrayed Our Lady’s message at Fatima. Since we have been made aware that this devotion to the Immaculata is the last chance, and since leaders, even lay leaders are aware of what is at stake and still seem to believe that other considerations override the importance of the message of Fatima, we must redouble our efforts to bring grace into this situation by offering – and living! – our Consecrations and by offering ever more attentive prayers, especially Rosaries, and especially for our lay Catholic leaders, who need grace along with our priests, under such great stress today.