Thursday, March 11, 2010

Fatima Supplement, inconsistencies galore

More reasons, above and beyond those already mentioned, why Fatima was a bogus 'apparition'. The irony in all this is that I came across much of the below information as it was presented by atheists who felt that if they could refute Fatima, they could refute the supernatural in general. Little did they know that their research would only serve to help cast light onto what was in fact a diabolical deception against the one true religion.

Before getting into the details, let it first be said that the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God, is to be held in the highest veneration above all creatures. It is my opinion that without recourse to the Blessed Virgin through true devotion to her through the Most Holy Rosary, a soul can hardly be saved.

The angels at Fatima

The Virgin Mary allegedly appeared to three young children, Jacinta born 1910, Lucia born 1907 and Francisco born 1908 in Fatima Portugal in 1917. The visions of Mary were not the only ones that Lucia and other children supposedly saw.

Lucia saw a shapeless ghost three times before she joined forces with Jacinta and Francisco which was when she started having clear visions of an angel which was visible to them as well. Initially, the angelic apparitions took the form of a shapeless being wrapped up in sheets which Lucia and her other companions reported (page 7, What Happened at Fatima?). This suggests that the children could have seen a shape and imagined it was an angel and talked to them. The Virgin has a strange choice of witnesses for her apparitions doesn’t she? Lucia saw the figure three times. This looks like some psychic force within her trying to have decent apparitions or it looks as if her imagination was haywire. The Church and society disbelieve anybody that says they see ghostly figures and take what they claim to see as evidence that the witness is unreliable but not in this case which is so unfair. If she had had these hallucinations she would have developed a desire and an interest to make it look like she was having decent and intelligent apparitions from Heaven. She had been ridiculed and mocked because of the shapeless being visions (page 8, What Happened at Fatima?) so did she decide to get her own back and rise above the scoffers? Surely she would have. She decided to make her apparition stories better and she did.

The year previous to the visions of Mary, Lucia, Jacinta and Francisco met the Guardian Angel of Portugal. When guardian angels get their power and orders for God to protect it is plain that there is no need for them and God wastes time and energy making and appointing them. Catholics say God does no irrational miracles but a guardian angel is an unnecessary miracle. We are told that when the angel was appearing the children said nothing to anyone and no one noticed anything out of the ordinary with them (page 12, What Happened at Fatima?). Probably because since this tale was told by Lucia years after the event it was untrue!

Much later the angel gave them communion saying: “Take and drink the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, horribly outraged by ungrateful men” (Is this the Third Secret? page 8). With this it is astonishing that the Vatican approved of Fatima at all. Private visions are not equal in value to the sacraments but point the way to them in Catholic theology. The visions are for directing you to the faith and the legitimate authority of the bishops who succeed the apostles and to their sacraments. A vision giving communion is going outside the system because it is only a vision and only the experts in the Church have the right to make a judgment if it was real or not and even then they say it is only their opinion. So considering the position that visions have in the Roman Catholic system it is unthinkable that you should even think about taking communion from a being that may be a hallucination – natural or psychic, or even a demon. Satan would love to give communion that was not really communion for the Catholic Eucharist is the most noble of sacrifices God can be offered.

But here an angel gives these kids their first communion! This stands in stark opposition to the principle. Communion in a vision must be equal to the communion on an altar. The angel stressed that it was real communion. The Church has recognized some people like St Catherine of Siena who reported similar miracles as being real saints and believed in the miracle. But it remains true that to hold that the communion you get in a vision should not be made equal to the communion you get from a priest if the Church rule that visions are not equal to the revelation of God given in the Bible and preserved by the Church’s infallibility in tradition that has not been added to since the apostles is right. Any apparition that treats the communion as equal is a false apparition. Can we trust the apparitions of Mary when the children were prone to false visions? Of course not!

Since communion must be consecrated by a priest the angel must have stolen it from a church! The Church will say it is okay if God permits it for communion belongs to him but if I may approve an apparition snatching communion then what is to stop me doing it if I think I have God’s permission? The visionaries get communion in a vision but they still don’t know if it is material communion or if it is just an experience of receiving unreal or immaterial communion. What we met before in the last paragraph still stands for this reason.

The angel told Jacinta who was only six at the time to make reparation for sinners. But she was only a child and it is believed that children cannot become capable of merit until at least seven years of age. That is why Catholics only accept children of seven or over for Holy Communion and confession.

An angel told the children to pray, “O Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, I offer you the most precious body and blood and soul and divinity of Jesus Christ present in all the tabernacles of the world in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges and indifference with which he himself is offended. And through the infinite merits of his most sacred heart and the immaculate heart of Mary I beg of you the conversion of poor sinners”.

This prayer would not likely have been taught to children for it contains material too advanced for children such as the body and blood and soul and divinity of Jesus being present in the Eucharist and the concepts of infinite merits or deservings. Lucia made the prayer up from existing prayers or much later.

Plus it is not the communion wafer which is kept in the worlds tabernacles that is considered a sacrifice in the Roman Catholic Church. The sacrifice happens when bread and then wine are consecrated at Mass. The problem with the prayer is the fact that Jesus Risen and Jesus Glorified is officially held to be in the tabernacles of the world and not the suffering and atoning Jesus as the prayer implies. This is a serious inconsistency with Catholic doctrine and it in itself should sufficiently prove that Fatima was a hoax.

Plus Jesus seems to be spoken of as if He is not God the Son in the prayer. How could you offer Jesus to God the Son when Jesus is God the Son according to Catholic doctrine? Read the prayer again and notice that God the Son is being offered to God the Son. Nonsense!

A note on page 99 of Lucia’s memoirs, admits that theologians have problems with this prayer. One excuse is that it is not necessary to think the prayer is word for word what the angel gave. So Lucia probably made a mistake in the wording. Lucia stood by the prayer in spite of their criticisms. She said that it was right when she first gave it; it should be taken as the definitive version. Plus the children had the job of teaching each other the prayer so the angel would have made sure that they were able to get it right.

The other excuse is that the prayer was influenced by other popular prayers! If so then there was an element of imagination in Lucia’s visions.

It is significant that the encounters with the angel were not mentioned until years after the event even though they are basically a call for repentance and reparation. Only a dishonest person would hide such a heavenly appeal even if it was repeated by the Virgin.

In Fatima Revealed and Discarded page 151, it is stated that the angel’s appearances were talked about when they happened and that the anti-Fatima myth man, Fr Dhanis was wrong to say they were imagined long after they happened. A Canon Formigao was allegedly told about what the people had heard in 1917. No documents are given in support of this; just hearsay.

A person who is reluctant to accuse Lucia of deception such as the author of that book would have to make such claims.

Canon Barthas who said the Canon said this to him claimed that the parents knew the children were in the habit of reciting what they said was the prayer of the angel but they didn’t know who taught it to them. But the children at the time they saw Mary used to say the first few words of the Our Father and the Hail Mary to get the rosary over with quickly when they prayed together. This is hardly consistent with them having seen an angel. Why did nobody venerate the site of the angelic appearances? Why did the children not tell their parents? Did they lie when their devout parents asked them about the origin of the prayer? Probably not for they had no lie to tell for they saw no angel. The parents would have been interested in the prayer when the children said it so often and they would have asked.

And we are told the people knew about the angel and the parents were puzzled by the prayer. Does this not show that the people were not talking at all about the angel for the parents would have known from the angel story that they must have got the prayer from the angel? The children would have told them. Jacinta was the loose tongued one and certainly would have told. Later Jacinta according to Lucia told about the Virgin for she couldn’t keep it in despite her promise not to tell. Jacinta was younger than Lucia so she would have been less mature and discreet about the angel than she was with the Virgin when she got a bit older. Barthas lied about Formigao.

The authorities would not have tolerated the angel story. They tried to stop the children speaking of the Virgin the following year and they would have been easier to silence the year before with the angel tale.

More errors that disprove divine origin

This examination of the Virgin Mary’s appearances to Lucia, Jacinta and Francisco in Fatima is based on Lucia’s memoirs. The white Lady told her that she would take the other two children to Heaven soon but that Lucia would have to stay on earth longer and she would go to Heaven (page 73, Fatima In Lucia’s Own Words). The children died. But we cannot prove that Lucia revealed this prediction before the event so if the apparitions were from God we would be able to for He would not make a prophecy and withhold evidence for it. Lucia confessed that this was not told until she wrote her memoirs after the event (page 29).

The Lady promised a strange light would appear to show that the next world war was near (page 136, The Thunder of Justice). The light never appeared but Lucia had to make do with an Aurora Boralis – a natural event! The Lady meant something supernatural for natural strange lights have been with us all the time. Lucia was not telling the truth.

The Virgin showed the children a vision of the fire of Hell with fire and demons with horns (page 162, Fatima In Lucia’s own words). Children could only take it literally therefore she wanted that. The children believed that the Virgin was not the devil for she went up and not down into the ground where Hell was (page 69, Fatima In Lucia’s own words).

The Virgin said that most people who go to Hell go because of sins of the flesh. Sins against faith are more serious than sexual sin for they strike at the authority that says sexual sins are bad. These sins are the commonest with most 'Catholics' not knowing the faith properly and not even wanting to know. The Virgin said no such thing unless she was really satan himself in disguise.

Lucia’s memoirs examined

The book, Fatima In Lucia’s own words, is a must for the person who ventures to expose Fatima for the malignant fraud it really is. The book was edited by Fr. Louis Kondor and published by the Postulation Center of Fatima, Portugal. 'Approval' for the book was given by the Vatican II Bishop of Leira in 1976, although this is not to say that the Vatican II hierarchy can make authoritative pronouncements on an apparition. It merely shows what Lucia is on record as having said.

Page 5 tells us that the book is made up of the original manuscripts in which Lucia recorded her alleged experiences.

Lucia claimed that everything to do with the apparitions of the Virgin was clear in her head and unforgettable to her (page 13, page 99).

The children agreed to be discreet about the first apparition. However, Jacinta broke this promise (page 29). Lucia tries to convince us that it was because her joy was so intense that she could not restrain herself from telling. The reason for silence would have been in case they were stopped from seeing the Lady again by the grown-ups so Lucia lied about Jacinta’s motives. Jacinta was not such an innocent child after all for she would not have put telling before risking not seeing the Virgin unless she saw no Lady at all.

Lucia and Francisco contradicted each other over whether or not the Lady had gold edges on her dress. Lucia said it was a trick of the light that make him think there were gold edges on it (page 175). She said it was caused by the glowing of the dress. That cannot be true for she would have thought there were lines too if the boy saw them. And the trick of the light would not have had the same effect on everything the Lady wore. When the Lady moved it would have been evident that the gold edges were not there.

How could something that God causes and which is not like natural light lead to tricks of the light? God causing miraculous tricks of the light? No that is too much, accusing God of being the author of deception!

Lucia contradicted herself about the Virgin’s earrings (page 175). She said that she had said the Lady was wearing earrings because of a momentary illusion caused by the light bathing the Lady. Is that really believable? You don’t say a brown coat is green because the light made it go green for a second.

Lucia forbade Jacinta to even say that the Lady asked them to make sacrifices for sinners for people would then ask what kind of sacrifices they were making (page 34). This stuff about the need for reparation is a late addition to the story and this is merely an excuse for it being unheard of in the early days. The children knew they could have refused to answer. And when people knew they were seeing the Virgin they would have expected a request from her to the children to do penance for that was commonly requested in apparitions. The children hypocritically told one another their sacrifices (page 42). In Catholic theology that would be the sin of boasting.

Jacinta knew that dirty water which clothes were even washed in could make her very ill yet she drank it as a penance (page 86). She could have imagined her Lady when she was that fanatical. She wasn’t thinking about the people who would have to look after her.

Lucia was a good teller of religious stories (page 24). She could have invented her experiences. Lucia did actually decide to say that the story of the apparitions was a lie (page 69). This is as destructive of her evidence as it would be if she had lied. She could not have thought that the lie would make her life easier for it would not and would in fact get her into bigger trouble and the other two would contradict her were the retraction a lie. Her parents would have warned her what would happen to her and them if she lied. Mark this well, here is a child who would lie no matter how much bother or scandal it would stir up. Even Fr. Joseph Ratzinger declared on June 29th 2000 that Lucia might have read too many devotional books and these led her imagination astray and coloured the reports of her vision. Lucia has been guilty of driving people into savage and terrible penance through letting them think that the Third Secret was about an apocalypse that only the penitent could escape. A friar who knows her well said that she suffered from religious hallucinations and false memories. His name is Mario de Oliveira.

Jacinta and Francisco could not have seen a Lady at all when they believed that Lucia would be killed (page 72, 77) even though Lucia later claimed that the Lady had promised them that she would outlive them. Lucia thought her end was nigh on one occasion though the other pair were alive (page 79, 89).

The idea to make the people see the sun spinning would have been suggested to Lucia by the fact that over a month before that miracle many people were claiming to have spotted signs in the sun (page 76). The child knew that some would insist they had seen the sun spin if she prompted them just before the famous miracle of the sun of October 13.

Lucia admitted that there were things about the Lady and her sayings that she never revealed until 1941. The idea of a girl claiming that she seen the Virgin and keeping things back during the investigation directed by the Church some years previous which resulted in the visions being accepted by the Church as authentic is strange unless she is lying. It was deceit for everything has to be looked at to see if the vision was real or not. What else did she lie about? There was nothing in her visions that should have been hidden until then.

Lucia says she was mistaken when she said that the Lady promised that the war would end on the day of the solar miracle, October 13th. That was the very first thing she said on the matter and it is more likely to be what she was told than what she now says: that the Lady did not say that. The only reason it is denied now is because it turned out to be wrong. Lucia said she was trying hard to remember what the Lady said about graces so that she forgot what was actually said about the war (page 170). Yet she boasts of her memory – in the next line! (as well as on page 99. She says that supernatural events cannot be forgotten and it is no wonder – forgetful visionaries of Medjugorje take note!) – and how could she forget something that is more interesting than promises about grace? And worse, what the Lady said that day about grace and reparation was brief and repeated the content of the earlier messages. Lucia is certainly telling a big lie. The visions of Fatima were not supernatural.

Lucia claimed that the aurora borealis that she said was a sign from God was probably not an aurora borealis but a miracle (page 109). That was dishonest. Science did not support her in this and so it was not a real sign. The Lady said the sign would be an unknown light (page 162). This means a supernatural one. The obscurantist Lucia claimed that science did not bother investigating it to find out that it was not an aurora borealis (page 25, Queen of Peace, Fall 1995). Can we trust Lucia with her visions and her whirling sun? She is the only witness left; the others died before they could convince anybody. I wouldn’t trust her.

Other Troubles for the Vision

The parish priest’s interviews with the visionaries were made into a report. This was their first interview by the Vatican and it can be read in the book, Os Mouros Fatimidas e as Aparicoes de Fatima. The report says that during the first vision Francisco only saw the Lady just as she was leaving though he was there all the time. That suggests that he wanted to see her like the rest did and he forced himself to hallucinate or imagine the vision. The real Virgin would be careful to eliminate psychological explanations. The extraordinary thing about the first version of the first vision is that the children said that the Virgin wore a skirt down to her knees and wore white socks unlike the Virgin had ever done before. She wore a necklace with a medal on it. She wore earrings and was of medium height and her eyes were black which must mean she had eyes like an alien. This description prompted some to insist that the Lady was really the daughter of Muhammad, Fatimah (yes you read that right!), and not the VirginMary.

The Flop of the Century

In October, a crowd of 70,000 had gathered. At the end of the visions, the Lady who had identified herself as the Lady of the Rosary, let the children see Jesus and Joseph and herself in the sun. Lucia shouted for the crowd to look at it and then many of them but not all (page 77, The Evidence for Visions of the Virgin Mary) saw the sun spinning or changing colour or both but the accounts do not agree (ibid 78, 80). Now, for the Lady to want the crowd to look at the sun which is very dangerous over visions that might have been hoaxes shows that she was not the Virgin Mary but something else – perhaps something equivalent to a fairy-tale playmate. Despite all the photographers who were present there are no photos of the changes in the sky or any physical evidence. The best the defender can do is produce photos of eclipses in far away lands! (page 78, The Evidence for Visions of the Virgin Mary). When a miracle is given for unbelievers one would expect the Virgin to have done a better job of seeing to it being authenticated.

Many people would have said they saw something though they did not. The Virgin had said the miracle was for unbelievers and those who saw nothing might have been accused of being so stubborn in unbelief that doing a miracle to convince them would not work.

The Virgin had vowed at Valinhos to convince all that her apparitions were true and from God by performing a great miracle (The Thunder of Justice, page 137). But all in the Cova did not see the miracle of the sun so she lied. The Vatican says that the 70,000 saw the miracle (page 54, What Happened at Fatima?) but then we are told that no two people seem to have seen the same thing (page 55, What Happened at Fatima?). “It is clear that only a proportion of the crowd, probably less than half, actually witnessed the miracle. There is some evidence to the effect that only those who were standing in a broad band across the centre of the Cova saw the vision; but the truth of this is now impossible to establish” (page 78, The Evidence for Visions of the Virgin Mary). The Cova was a natural amphitheatre which may mean that the event was a natural illusion caused by the way the sun’s rays were focused by the landscape. This would explain the broad band. The children might have seen it before when they were looking after sheep and planned to have the crowd there that day to see it. Remember Lucia did not roar at the people to look at the sun until she saw the “miracle”.

In a Fortean Picture Library photo in The Book of Miracles some of the people are not looking up at the solar miracle evidently because they have seen nothing and all of the faces looking up are not amazed. There are no open mouths or hands to the mouth. There is nobody showing any sign of fear. This picture tells a lot of the real truth about the solar miracle. It says Lucia herself did not see the miracle (page 54, What Happened at Fatima?). So the only one who could prove that the Virgin was appearing did not see the super-miracle. Again, the lady she saw did not care about proving the apparition authentic.

The Catholic Church says divine miracles have good fruits. Fatima started the spinning sun trend in religious fanaticism and it has carried on – especially in Medjugorje – and has left many blind or with bad sight due to the damage that comes from looking at the sun or convinced of the truth of silly apparitions since. Plus some who thought at the time of Fatima that the sun was going to fall on top of them were evidently nearly driven to insanity and there could have been a stampede in which people had died for the normal instinct when you see that is to run away. The Christian religion says we must love God totally and our neighbour as ourselves meaning that it is best for all people to serve God alone and to do it by helping others and ourselves not for our sake but for His. This is so unnatural that few do it and so what is the point in Mary’s miracle for its attraction was the display of power and its strangeness. People like to feel that there is a God of power to look after them which is why they want to run after miracles. But that is quite contrary to the Christian religion which wants them to run after God and nothing else.

Let us finish with an important line in Mc Clure’s wonderful book, The Evidence for Visions of the Virgin Mary, “There are surprisingly few convincing accounts of the solar event at Fatima” (page 80). Yet this miracle is the reason for believing in Fatima and it is a weak one.

Fatima, a legend?

Kevin Mc Clure has stated that “very little was written about Fatima before the end of the Second World War” (page 72, 86, The Evidence for Visions of the Virgin Mary). This leaves considerable scope for exaggeration and outright invention.

Mc Clure also recognises that it is very difficult to be sure that the Lady told Lucia that the other two children would die before her before they died (page 75).

To make her lies easier, Lucia claimed that Francisco could not hear the apparition. That was in case she would say one thing and he another. The Virgin treated Lucia as the leader prompting the others to do the same. You really just have one person witnessing to the message of Fatima. How do we know that she accurately reported what she heard? The fact that so many things were testified to by Lucia alone especially in the Fatima II stage tells against the apparitions having a divine origin. The Bible says that God said that at least two reliable witnesses were necessary. It is bad enough having one witness who is an adult but worse if it is a child. Children are not reliable witnesses.

Fatima happened during the time of Benedict XV. He had no devotion for it and neither did his successor Pius XI. Pius XII seems to have imagined that he saw the Virgin himself and probably was mainly responsible for the promotion of the cult of Fatima.

Yet he knew that Lucia was wrong when she said that the Virgin had told her that the war had just finished on the day of the solar miracle, the 13th of October, 1917. The Virgin would take no chances of a message being delivered wrong so Lucia must have been lied to by the Virgin or imagined her.

None of the early reports about the messages mention the Lady’s emphasis on the danger of communism. This warning was dreamt up later. Did Lucia, who lived under an atheistic regime, keep it quiet in case there would be reprisals? If she really believed in the apparitions she would have went to another country and revealed the message from there. It did not need saying that the Lady would have been against Russia and communism so telling all made no difference. Lucia had little faith in the Lady’s protection because she never saw her and yet she took a worse risk in announcing the apparitions in the first place! The next paragraph will tell us that if Lucia would not tell it was not because she was afraid of trouble for others but because she hadn’t thought of it yet.

To reveal the dreadful and over-dramatized and hysterical things Heaven supposedly said about Russia in 1942, at the time of the Second World War was an unbelievably evil thing to do because it could have influenced Catholic leaders and countries to attack and be paranoid of Russia for the sake of the faith and the lives of the Catholics the Virgin said Russia would kill. Many were influenced but they could not say so for fear of discrediting their faith. The conversion of Russia was supposedly revealed in 1917 and not mentioned until 1942 when it could have been mentioned and prayed for before and gave an implicit blessing and approval to Nazi Germany as it geared to attack Stalingrad!

There is something terribly amiss when God let Jacinta and Francisco die before they could be questioned by the investigation commission of the Church. Why would God want us to be less sure that the Lady was the Virgin and appeared? The answer must be that He does NOT want us to believe.

Their departures caused uncertainty about the visions and the messages.

Lucia’s mother allegedly said that Lucia had witnessed three times a most unusual being before the angel and Mary apparitions. It looked like a person wrapped up in a sheet and it would have approached her and then went away. Was she into ghost stories first? An angel would not behave like that or go about with a sheet over its head. The account gives credence to those who say that spiritualism and Satan produced the miracle of Fatima. Three children whose names were never revealed saw the vision with Lucia, Jacinta and Francisco (page 86, The Evidence for Visions of the Virgin Mary). Why were their names kept secret? Probably because they never existed. Yet pro-Fatima people alleged that these visions were freely talked about when they happened in 1915-6. Lucia never contradicted them. She was an untrustworthy person.

She had a flair for inventing religious stories (page 179, Looking for a Miracle) and Jacinta said she forgot things relating to the visions of Mary and needed Lucia to tell her what happened which shows that Lucia was manipulating her (page 180, Looking for a Miracle). Lucia had a magnetic influence over the nuns in her convent. Some nuns were so hypnotised by her that they copied her. Her observations on the rule made the nuns attain to greater sanctity (page 98, Fatimain Lucia’s own words). Lucia wondered if her power was supernatural. Lucia could manipulate vulnerable children more easily to even see a false apparition. The people who knew Lucia well, and especially her own mother, knew that she was well able to manipulate people into saying they were having visions (page 29, What Happened at Fatima?).

The Booklet: What Happened At Fatima?

We find much to object to in relation to the Fatima apparitions in the Catholic Truth Society booklet What Happened at Fatima? We are told that Portugal in 1917 was controlled by a government that sought to destroy the influence of the Church which it considered to be superstition by information and sometimes harsher means. The visions of Fatima led to the collapse of the regime (page 5). The visionaries and their supporters then had an ample motive then to lie and cover things up.

It was scandalous how the lady told the children they would go to Heaven before asking them if they were willing to offer all their sufferings in reparation for sinners. They could have refused on the basis that they were promised Heaven anyway (page 20). She should have asked them first. It is easy to resolve to suffer which was what the children did when you know the pie in the sky is hot and waiting for you.

The lady even showed the children God in the form of a light in which they saw themselves as they were in God (page 22). Strange that they were able to sin after that for seeing God is seeing infinite good and is therefore so attractive that we cannot sin afterwards. Lucia said she showed them God. The Lady then offered them a fake God and not the real God for had they seen the real one and not her idol made of light and emotions they would have been impeccable forever.

The parish priest, Fr Ferreira, held that the apparitions were of Satan because they never told the three children to tell everything about the visions and what they said to an orthodox Roman Catholic priest in confession (page 30). The priest was absolutely right if the Roman Catholic Church is the truth. The fact that Jacinta later reassured Lucia that the Lady was beautiful and went up to Heaven so the vision was not the Devil who is ugly and lives under the ground (page 31) proves that the children were prepared to ignore the Lady’s mistakes in order to believe in her and they believed these superficial arguments knowing the Devil would not be that obvious! The priest was certainly right to see that the visions were fake.

The Lady told them to pray for help from Our Lady of the Rosary and said she had come to tell them to pray to her (page 32). As if they had not been praying to her already. This sounds like the vision is denying that it is the Virgin Mary. The Lady could have brought an angel with her to relay this message or simply refer to herself in the first person (i.e. “pray to me”).

The Lady promised to work a miracle for all to see and believe in, in October (page 33). But this is not true for many did not see the miracle she promised and many who said they did could have been mistaken or subject to illusion.

The Lady did not let Francisco hear what she said but then she permitted the Third Secret, that was only revealed recently, to be told to him (page 37). Strange!

Jacinta had a great fear of dying alone (page 68). How could she if she had seen God and Mary and Jesus? She always claimed to feel they were with her. This suggests an guilty child who was afraid to die because she had told lies.

When popular booklets like this one lie so much and twist the truth how can we trust the Modernist Rome when it says that its Inquiry has found that an apparition report is true?


The apparitions of Fatima were hoaxes and the Modernist counter-Church worked on them through faking evidence for them after it had happened.


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