Throughout history there have been supernatural apparitions and signs which, to the surprise of believers and non-believers alike, play their part in the unfolding of human history. Fatima falls in this category. There is a deep significance in the apparition in its historical context but there is also a deeper hidden significance that can only, be discovered in prayer and meditation. Over tine the church with the help of the Holy Spirit reflects on the supernatural mysteries surrounding the apparitions uncovering hidden mysteries hidden for another time in the unfolding of providence. She discovers the finger of God writing on the wall within the symbols and events taking place.They are not coincidences! God has a purpose in everything he does. A message to proclaim at the time of the appearances as well as within the historical context sometimes for a later time. Prophecy in the symbols not with words
The presence of St. Joseph at Fatima also falls in this category. Sr. Lucia said Our Lady requested the 3rd secret of Fatima be opened and read in 1960. In 1960 Kennedy ran for president, and one of his key election issues was an alleged “missile gap”with Russia. We were sinking deeper into the Cold War with Russia and threatened at this time with one of the Fatima prophecies of the annihilation of nations.
The Universal Rejection of the Fatherhood of God
The symbolism’s contained within the recently revealed portions of the 3rd secret are also prophetic in nature pointing to a possible future calamity or apocalypse if men do not stop offending God. Taken in conjunction with the prophetic aspect of the three Rosary scenes shown to the children during the miracle of the sun, it is plausible to see a foreshadowing of some new evil which would produce repercussions on a cosmic scale, the worst evil in the history of Christianity according to Msgr. Joseph Cirrincione: namely, the universal rejection of the Fatherhood of God. St. Joseph, Fatima and Fatherhood by Msgr. Joseph Cirrincione
Fatherhood and Family Under Attack
The spirit of Anti-Fatherhood Entered the Church!
Controversial & Crucial for Humanity’s Future
Three years after the closing of the Second Vatican Council On July 25, 1968. Paul VI issued the encyclical Humanae Vitae on Human Life. Subtitled “On the Regulation of Birth”, the encyclical re-affirmed the traditional teaching of the Catholic Church regarding abortion, contraception, and other issues pertaining to human life. The encyclical has been controversial because of its prohibition of all forms of artificial contraception, and did not set will with the new cultural revolution taking place. Pope Paul VI did not issue any additional encyclicals in the remaining ten years of his pontificate.
In 2008, Pope Benedict XVI called the encyclical on Humane Vitea “so controversial, yet so crucial for humanity’s future.” Humanae Vitae became ” a sign of contradiction but also of continuity of the Church’s doctrine and tradition… What was true yesterday is true also today.
The people themselves are responsible
“Since we did not heed this appeal of the Message, we see that it has been fulfilled, Russia has invaded the world with her errors. And if we have not yet seen the complete fulfillment of the final part of this prophecy, we are going towards it little by little with great strides. If we do not reject the path of sin, hatred, revenge, injustice, violations of the rights of the human person, immorality and violence, etc.-And let us not say that it is God who is punishing us in this way; on the contrary it is people themselves who are preparing their own punishment. In his kindness God warns us and calls us to the right path, while respecting the freedom he has given us; hence people are responsible”. Sister Lucia letter to pope-1982
Tarcisio Bertone, SDB Secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in 2000 said that “Our Lady, who appeared at Fatima, recalls these forgotten values. She reminds us that man’s future is in God, and that we are active and responsible partners in creating that future.”