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On November 22, 2006, Antonio Soccis Il Quarto Segreto di Fatima (The Fourth Secret of Fatima), hit bookstores in Italy. The author, after much investigation, comes to the conclusion that the Vatican has not formally released the entire Third Secret.
The importance of this book cannot be overemphasized. Mr. Socci is a famous, mainstream Italian author and TV anchor man, not associated with any traditionalist group. In fact, he began the project firmly believing the Vatican had released the entire Secret on June 26, 2000. Yet the more he investigated, the more he became convinced that the entire Secret was not revealed.
As part of his research, Mr. Socci contacted Salideo Paolini, who generously turned over his findings about the Third Secret that came from the former secretary of Pope John XXIII, Archbishop Loris Francesco Capovilla. The book reveals how Archbishop Capovilla effectively admitted that there are in fact TWO texts, as Father Nicholas Gruner, Father Paul Kramer and other Fatima scholars have insisted all along.
Mr. Socci cites Fr. Kramers book The Devils Final Battle in expressing his view that it was a mistake of the Curia and the Catholic media to ignore the challenge of traditional Catholics who argue that the Third Secret was not fully released. For instance, he writes, in the book edited by Father Paul Kramer which reunited the works and articles of various authors, there is the denouncement of the failure by the Vatican to heed the requests of Our Lady of Fatima, and it is affirmed that the price of indecision in the Vatican could well be extremely high and will be paid by mankind.
Mr. Socci recognizes that many questions have been left unanswered,any points about the Secret that were enigmatic. Il Quarto Segreto di Fatima is already enjoying wide circulation and generating much discussion.
One of our contacts in Rome tells us the book received mainstream reviews in all the major Italian newspapers and seems to be causing a good bit of turmoil inside the Vatican. We hope to be able to make it available to you, in English and other major languages, as soon as possible.
Read John Vennaris review of Il Quarto Segreto di Fatima at http://www.cfnews.org/Socci-FourthSecret.htm
Visit https://archive.fatima.org/perspectives/ts/perspective527.asp for Christopher Ferraras comment: The Truth Breaks Out in Italy
Review John Vennaris article: Fatima Revered or Reviled? at https://archive.fatima.org/crusader/cr65/cr65pg33.asp
Order your own copy of The Devils Final Battle at http://www.devilsfinalbattle.com
On January 17th the University of Chicago Bulletin of Atomic Scientists pushed the hands of their symbolic Doomsday Clock two minutes closer to midnight -- the time when the final catastrophe of which Our Lady of Fatima warned will befall the world.
The clock is now set at five minutes to midnight, the closest it has come to the fatal hour since the Cuban missile crisis of 1953. It has been as far as 17 minutes from midnight, in 1991 following the demise of the Soviet Union which some said proved that the Consecration of Russia had been done.
According to the atomic scientists, the major new step reflects growing concerns about the grave threats of a Second Nuclear Age and new pressure from climate change for expanded civilian nuclear power that could increase proliferation risks.
These are the very concerns youve read about on The Fatima Network and in The Fatima Crusader. These visions of the last times come directly from Our Lady of Fatima, who appeared to the three seers almost 90 years ago precisely to tell us Heavens plan for peace,the only means by which we can save ourselves and billions of souls from the coming cataclysm.
Read James Bannisters comments in Fatima Perspectives: https://archive.fatima.org/perspectives/oc/perspective530.asp
On January 7th, 2007, Bishop Stanislaw Wielgus announced his resignation as Archbishop of Warsaw, a position to which he had been appointed by Pope Benedict XVI only a few weeks before. The Holy Father demanded that Bishop Wielgus resign after investigators accused him of collaborating with and possibly (according to the official statements) spying for Poland's former Communist government.
The bald fact is that Bishop Wielgus was, by his own admission, making common cause with the communists -- the enemies of democracy and the enemies of Holy Mother Church!
Which begs the question: why did he do it? Bishop Wielgus said he was seduced by the promise of scholarly trips outside of the Communist bloc in the 1970s. Other possible explanations come to mind, but let us take his confession at face value.
The real question, as Christopher writes in Fatima Perspectives https://archive.fatima.org/perspectives/ts/perspective529.asp is that of the Vatican cover-up. What did the Pope know and when did he know it? How could he have approved the candidacy of someone with a questionable past?
Even after Bishop Wielgus history was made public in December, the Vatican press office said the pope still had full confidence in him. As late as January 5th, they were still insisting the archbishop would be invested as planned, two days later.
Was it recklessness or cynicism which induced the Pope to proceed, even in the face of what he knew about Bishop Wielgus? Was he swayed by personal ties (he has known Monsignor Wielgus for three decades)? Or was there another reason for his failure to act? It fell to Vatican spokesman Rev. Federico Lombardi to tell us that the bishop had "gravely compromised his authority" and his resignation was an "adequate solution."
But is it? Are we to think that Bishop Wielgus was the one and only person to be in such an invidious position? Church historians say as much as 10 per cent of the clergy could have cooperated with the Polish Communist regime and its feared secret police. Secular pundits think the percentage could be even higher.
Already a flood of resignations threatens to inundate to Polish Church. The resignation of Msgr. Wielgus was followed by that of Rev. Janusz Bielanski, the dean of the cathedral of Krakow cathedral. A Krakow priest, Rev. Fr. Tadeusz Isakowicz-Zaleski, is about to publish a book exposing the collaboration of dozens of clergy, some of them very senior. These revelations will undoubtedly be a sickening shock to those who like to think of the Polish church as heroic and saintly in its opposition to Communism.
Pope Paul VI told us that the smoke of Satan has entered the Church. Much of that smoke has a distinctly Communist red tinge. We must pray harder than ever that those who are truly loyal to God and His Holy Catholic Church may succeed in their efforts to identify, expose and drive out of the Church those who are loyal to the devil's own political system -- godless Communism!
According to the Catholic News Agency -- see http://www.speroforum.com/site/print.asp?idarticle=7433 -- Pope Benedict XVI will not travel to Fatima in October 2007 for the celebrations of the 90th anniversary of the apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary to the three seers.
The reason given for the Holy Fathers surprising nonattendance is that hes too busy! Hes overbooked! Can this possibly by the real reason? Could the Vicar of Christ, the most powerful man in the world, when he was making up his schedule for 2007 -- or considering the schedule drawn up for him by others -- somehow forget about Fatima, the most stunning Heavenly Revelation of the 20th century?
Vatican watchers speculate that there may be another deeper, darker reason. Suppose instead that His Holiness has been prevented from attending by the anti-Fatima forces -- the smoke of Satan -- in the Vatican, who do not wish Benedict to say or do anything which would call attention to the Message of Fatima, and particularly the Third Secret which beyond doubt speaks of their apostasy and the sorry state of the post-conciliar Church.
We can speculate that it was Cardinal Ratzingers agreement to swallow the party line on Fatima which made him acceptable to the Vatican establishment as the choice to succeed John Paul II. Now, having been elected Pope with the support of the in-crowd, Benedict is in their thrall. So, rather than attend the 90th anniversary celebrations, where he might have to say something about the Third Secret, the Holy Father will send a minion. How cowardly. How sad.
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