Thursday, June 11, 2009
Fatima and Akita
A Fateful Concurrence
I ran across a very interesting article from The Remnant. As it's well known, I have a special devotion to Our Lady of Akita. I hope you find this interesting, as well. Here's some of the article; (Emphasis mine)
In my book I show that the former Cardinal Ratzinger, who conferred face-to-face with Bishop Ito in Rome concerning the Akita apparitions, told Howard Dee, the former Philippines Ambassador to the Vatican, that the Message of Fatima and the Message of Akita are “essentially the same.” In that case, one would expect to find in the Fatima message something “essentially the same” as the Akita message of October 13, 1973, the very anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun at Fatima:
As I told you, if men do not repent and better themselves, the Father will inflict a terrible punishment on all humanity. It will be 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 that will remain for you will be the Rosary and 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 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 conferees…churches and altars sacked, the Church will be full of those who accept compromise and the demon will press many priests and consecrated souls to leave the service of the Lord. The demon will be especially implacable against 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 be no longer pardon for them.
Since the parts of the Fatima Message we have seen so far contain no prophecy of this sort, but we do have a vision of a Pope being executed by soldiers outside a half-ruined city, it seems we are missing the words of Our Lady which explain why a future Pope comes to meet his end outside that half-ruined city, and what causes its ruin. Does the scenario of the “vision of the bishop in white” have something to do with fire that “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”? If the Message of Fatima and the Message of Akita are “essentially the same,” it seems that the only reasonable answer is yes.
In an address Pope Benedict gave at Bethlehem on May 13 2009, the anniversary of the first apparition at Fatima, the Pope declared: “You promised the three children of Fatima that ‘in the end, my Immaculate Heart will triumph.’ May it be so!” That remark represents, to those who know, a stunning reversal of the “party line” of the Vatican Secretary of State that the triumph of the Immaculate Heart is already behind us, and consists of the “fall of communism” following the “consecration of Russia” in 1984—during a ceremony which avoided any mention of Russia, lest the Russians be offended. It also represents a reversal of the former Cardinal Ratzinger’s truly embarrassing claim, in the Vatican commentary of June 2000, that the triumph of the Immaculate Heart took place when Mary gave her “fiat” 2,000 years ago.
One thing which is clear from my visit to Akita is that the Society of Saint Pius X understands that the man who was Ratzinger is not quite the same man who is Pope today. Benedict XVI knows things he is not saying, and all the talk of a conciliar springtime is over. The Pope knows of the fateful concurrence of Fatima and Akita, which would explain why he sent a note of gratitude to Antonio Socci for Socci’s own book (The Fourth Secret of Fatima) making the case that the Vatican has hidden the words of Our Lady pertaining to the Third Secret.
As I complete this story in haste on my way to assist Mike Matt and John Rao in leading the annual Remnant pilgrimage from Paris to Chartres, I urge my fellow Catholics to pray for the Consecration of Russia and to join SSPX’s Rosary crusade for that intention. With the reign of Obama, the cunning master Sophist, prefiguring the reign of the Lord of the World, only the Triumph the Immaculate Heart—not “rallies for the Republic”—can save this nation by bringing on the one development that will save the world at large, to quote Antonio Socci: “a radical and extraordinary change in the world, an overthrow of the mentality dominating modernity, probably following dramatic events for humanity.” God save the Pope. God save America. Our Lady of Fatima, intercede for us! Our Lady of Akita, intercede for us!