Kevin Burke, LSW
In 1917 the Blessed Mother appeared to three children in a small farming village in Portugal calling on the world to repent and say the Rosary. On October 13 we commemorate the great public miracle promised by Mary at the close of the apparitions. The Miracle of the Sun was witnessed by 70,000 people, including a number of hardened skeptics and atheists.
It’s important to understand the message of Fatima in the context of that tumultuous, and revolutionary period of world history. As you will see, the message of Fatima is more urgent than ever in our day.
In 1916 with the initial Angelic visitations to the children, the First World War raged on in Europe and atheistic communism was poised to spread across Russia like a destructive virus.
In the apparition of July 13th 1917 the Blessed Mother shared a message with the children for the world:
The [First World War] is going to end: but if people do not cease offending God, a worse one will break out during the Pontificate of Pius XI (1922-1939)…If my requests are heeded, Russia will be converted, and there will be peace; if not, she will spread her errors throughout the world, causing wars and persecutions of the Church. The good will be martyred; the Holy Father will have much to suffer; various nations will be annihilated. In the end, my Immaculate Heart will triumph.
Tragically men continued to offend God as they embraced communist, and later Nazi ideologies. War, famine, persecution of the Church and unprecedented murder and destruction flowed from this satanic seduction of the human family.
The message of Fatima remains urgently relevant today as new manifestations of Russia’s errors in the form of “neo-Marxism” are spreading like a malevolent virus, infecting all the major institutions in our nation.
A Marxist Makeover
By the mid-1960s, Marxist intellectuals in the West were facing the failure of the Bolshevik model of communism in the Soviet Union. Marxist scholars adapted their revolutionary theory focusing on developing a new framework that would have the same end game of communism – the destruction of traditional forms of faith, family and love of country. Rather than Marx’s economic dialectic of capitalists and workers, these new revolutionaries focused on race, human sexuality, and gender.
Christopher Rufo explains how Critical Race Theory is a modern re-formulation of the errors of Russia:
“… Critical race theory reformulates the old Marxist dichotomy of oppressor and oppressed, replacing the class categories of bourgeoisie and proletariat with the identity categories of White and Black. But the basic conclusion is the same: in order to liberate man, society must be fundamentally transformed through moral, economic, and political revolution.”
Biden’s Justice Department recently used a very small number of violent or disruptive events at school board meetings to justify attacking concerned parents. These courageous parents are challenging destructive policies and curriculum such as mask mandates for children, critical race theory indoctrination, immoral sexual curriculum, and dangerous transgender ideology.
The Biden Regime wants to use the power of the Justice Department to intimidate those tax-paying parents who dare to peacefully dissent from the radical curriculum and policies adopted by some school districts.
The Errors of Russia and the Abortion Holocaust
Geoffrey Strickland, J.D., J.C.L., who serves as the Rome Office Director for Priests for Life, shares about the development of abortion in the former Soviet Union:
Russia was the first country ever to legalize abortion up to birth without restriction and also developed and promulgated technology to this end. Russia and areas formerly controlled by the Soviet Union have the highest abortion rate in the world. (1)
Further, those countries sharing in the political and ideological legacy of Russia at that time such as China, Cuba and others continue to carry on this violent imperative. (2)
[As predicted at Fatima] “Thus “various nations” – the innumerable children of every race, creed and culture – have indeed been “annihilated” through the fundamental error of abortion and the faulty logic behind it, namely that a human child is not a human being.” (3)
Over 1 billion unborn girls and boys have been aborted around the world in the last 100 years.
In China and India, sex selection abortions have killed 160 million unborn baby girls. The imbalance of men to women is having unforeseen consequences for these societies.
Today, the Biden Regime, and the Democratic Party, are promoting radical pro-abortion agendas. Catholic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, with the enthusiastic support of her fellow Catholic Joe Biden, has vowed to bring the Women’s Health Protection Act, H.R. 3755, to the floor for a vote.
Melanie Israel of the Heritage Foundation:
“[The Women’s Health Protection Act] would mandate an abortion regime far more radical than the status quo by endangering long-standing and future state and federal laws that protect unborn children’s lives, women’s health and safety, and medical providers’ consciences and religious liberty and that also protect taxpayers from being forced to fund the abortion industry.”
My Immaculate Heart Will Triumph!
The agents of this satanic agenda will not have the last word.
The Mother of Jesus assured us that in the end, “My Immaculate Heart will Triumph!”
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI comments on the conclusion of the famous Third secret of Fatima entrusted to visionary Lucia:
“The concluding part of the ‘secret’ … is a consoling vision, which seeks to open a history of blood and tears to the healing power of God. Beneath the arms of the cross angels gather up the blood of the martyrs, and with it they give life to the souls making their way to God
… As from Christ’s death, from his wounded side, the Church was born, so the death of the witnesses is fruitful for the future life of the Church…
The vision of the third part of the ‘secret,’ so distressing at first, concludes with an image of hope:
No suffering is in vain, and it is a suffering Church, a Church of martyrs, which becomes a sign-post for man in his search for God.”
Mary wants our prayers, rosaries and acts of sacrifice and reparation to play an important part in the coming Triumph of her Immaculate Heart.
As committed lay members of the Church, we can take action in the world right now – non-violent action grounded in prayer and love for those who oppose and persecute us. Learn more on how you can get involved to fight against the radical pro-abortion policies of the Biden Regime here: Abortion – Pro Life – Priests for Life Political Responsibility Center
[You can find an excellent and informative overview of the Fatima apparitions here at EWTN.]
- http://www.liveaction.org/news/the-abortion-ripple-effect-russias-tragic-abortion-tale/; http://time.com/3679288/iceland-abortion/.
See for example,
- http://www.cbsnews.com/pictures/abortion-around-the-world-where-are-rates-highest/19/; http://www.liveaction.org/news/the-abortion-ripple-effect-russias-tragic-abortion-tale/.
See, for example,
- https://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/28/world/americas/in-cuba-an-abundance-of-love-but-a-lack-of-babies.html and https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/china-commits-staggering-23-million-abortions-per-year-according-to-us-stat.