In response to the lies propagated by the Rev 19:11 movement
This essay is dedicated to the defense of the Roman Catholic Church against the heresies propagated by the Rev 19:11 movement. It seeks to refute the attacks against our Holy Mother Church and her doctrines. THIS IS NOT A PERSONAL ATTACK AND UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCE SHOULD THIS BE INTERPRETED AS ONE.
There are only three secrets mentioned by Our Lady of Fatima. No more, no less. The first secret is a vision of Hell, calling all the (Catholic) faithful to pray the Rosary and ask for the Virgin’s intercession. The second secret calls for the consecration and conversion of Russia (which, back then, was becoming the communist state known as the Soviet Union), and predicts the Second World War. The third secret, however, is of a very controversial nature, and was once considered to have been fulfilled in the 1981 assassination attempt on John Paul II:
“After the two parts which I have already explained, at the left of Our Lady and a little above, we saw an Angel with a flaming sword in his left hand; flashing, it gave out flames that looked as though they would set the world on fire; but they died out in contact with the splendour that Our Lady radiated towards him from her right hand: pointing to the earth with his right hand, the Angel cried out in a loud voice: 'Penance, Penance, Penance!'. And we saw in an immense light that is God: ‘something similar to how people appear in a mirror when they pass in front of it' a Bishop dressed in White 'we had the impression that it was the Holy Father'. Other Bishops, Priests, men and women Religious going up a steep mountain, at the top of which there was a big Cross of rough-hewn trunks as of a cork-tree with the bark; before reaching there the Holy Father passed through a big city half in ruins and half trembling with halting step, afflicted with pain and sorrow, he prayed for the souls of the corpses he met on his way; having reached the top of the mountain, on his knees at the foot of the big Cross he was killed by a group of soldiers who fired bullets and arrows at him, and in the same way there died one after another the other Bishops, Priests, men and women Religious, and various lay people of different ranks and positions. Beneath the two arms of the Cross there were two Angels each with a crystal aspersorium in his hand, in which they gathered up the blood of the Martyrs and with it sprinkled the souls that were making their way to God.”
This is the full version of the Third Secret. With the exception of the fact that “the Bishop dressed in white” (Carlos Filipe Ximenes Belo, SDB, GCL) was saved from certain death at the end, the current consensus views it as a near-perfect prediction of the events in Dili, Timor Leste, on September 1999. Timor Leste is the only other predominantly Roman Catholic country in Asia apart from the Philippines, and was an ex-Portuguese territory long devoted to the Blessed Mother.
This secret is the secret that apparently made Bl. John XXIII faint; after all, what could be more appalling to unprepared clergy than being killed in a war zone? The enemy interprets this as a sign that “this Church’s lies are being revealed in the Fatima Apparition, and all Roman Catholics are going to hell.” Then again, they are the enemy of this One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church. All they aim for is the destruction of an indestructible entity, an entity known as the Bride of Christ; they can never attain it, for the Holy Mother Church is of Christ, and He promised her permanence for all eternity. Long story short, their church is not of God, and will soon fall into pieces, just as Luther’s church fragmented into so many denominations. Why do you think the Holy Mother Church has been around for so long? Two millennia may have changed the world around her, yet the Church is of Christ; her permanence is sealed in the annals of history and the very Word of God, as found in Mt 16:18. Anyone who is not for her is against her, in the same manner that he who gathers not alongside Christ, scatters (Mt 12:30).