- Relevant Today
-John Paul II Pope of Fatima, Necessity of our Lady’s message for our times
We would be mistaken to think that Fatima’s prophetic mission is complete. Here there takes on new life the plan of God which asks humanity from the beginning: “Where is your brother Abel […] Your brother’s blood is crying out to me from the ground!” (Gen 4:9).
- Greatest number of witnesses to a miracle since the Hebrew children crossed the Red Sea before the eyes of Egypt
– Very important point: I cannot resolve the debate about Fatima and the Third Secret. That is for you to do for yourself. When we get to the Third Secret 2 very different reactions can be had depending on your research and experience.
Our Lady of Fatima, William Thomas Walsh 1954
Fatima for Today, Andrew Apostoli, 2010
The Fourth Secret of Fatima, Antonio Socci, 2006
- Public & Private Revelation differ not only in degree but in essence.
Public revelation= actions of God as a whole expressed in literary form in both Old & New Testament. Valid for all places and time and Revelation came to an end. Under obedience to ascent to it. Ended with Apostle John.
Private revelation= always is in a position of support to public revelation. It supports public revelation. The faithful are not bound to accept it.
III. Queen Mother Pivotal Role in Defeat of Satan
- Gen 3:15 I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed; he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel. His Jesus mission announced before His birth.
Is 7:14 Behold a virgin shall conceive and bear a son. Her Mary mission announced before her birth.
No obligation upon the laity, gives freedom to make our assessments. We cannot decide Transubstantiation but prayerfully discern private revelations within public revelations.