Fatherhood and Family under Attack—The Spirit of Anti-Fatherhood also entered the Church!


St. Joseph, Fatima and Fatherhood 

Jospeh 3St. Joseph  was named Patron of the Universal Church  and protector of the the second Vatican Council in 1960. This event in the unfolding of providence  linked Fatima and the 3rd secret  with the second Vatican Council and the cold war.  However, those living at the time did not make the correlations with Fatima and the council. The pope probably did as he read the secret and decided not to reveal it. It was within his right as Christs Vicar not wanting to give the enemies of the church reason to fulfill a prophecy. Those who detracted the pope for this are in error!   Most people are unaware that St. Joseph also appeared at Fatima during the Miracle of the Sun. The children saw him while the crowd beheld the stupendous miracle of the sun.  Lucia Writes: “Our Lady having disappeared in the immensity of the firmament, we saw, beside the sun, Saint Joseph with the Child Jesus and Our Lady clothed in white with a blue mantle. Saint Joseph and the Child Jesus seemed to bless the world with gestures which they made with their hands in the form of a cross. Soon after, that apparition having ceased, I saw Our Lord and Our Lady, Who gave me the impression of being Our Lady of Sorrows. Our Lord seemed to bless the world in the same manner as Saint Joseph. That apparition disappeared and it seemed to me that I saw Our Lady again, this time as Our Lady of Mount Carmel!”  
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

fATHERThe 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

 According to Msgr. Cirrincione, that which is the common denominator, the future event which this scene foreshadowed during the miracle of the sun is the role of fatherhood. He is led without any doubt to this conclusion because in that last vision at Fatima. St. Joseph was holding the Child Jesus in his arms and both of them were blessing the world, while Our Lady looked on. Msgr. Joseph goes on:  “In the convulsions of the sun I see an ominous foreshadowing of the consequences for the world which are sure to be felt if the true Fatherhood of God and the traditional, strong role of the father of the family are rejected by mankind.  St. Joseph was the head of the Holy Family not because he was the holiest member of it. In fact, in that respect he was the least. Nor was he the head because he had been chosen by agreement of the other two members. He was the head of the Holy Family because he was the FATHER of the family. And as father he represented God the Father.

“The combination of this practical atheism and secularism, which amounts to an official rejection of God’s Fatherhood or authority, is a first in the history of the Christian era, foreshadowed by the ‘Miracle of the Sun’ at Fatima in 1917.Rejection of the Fatherhood of God by the vast majority of mankind inevitably has set in motion a chain reaction of consequences affecting fatherhood.  Since human fatherhood, as a reflection of the Fatherhood of God,  and was designed to be the pillar of the family, the disappearance of esteem for fathers and fatherhood has led to the collapse of that pillar and thus to the disintegration of the family. Since the family is the fundamental unit of society, the disintegration of the family inexorably leads to the disintegration of society itself.”
 

The spirit of Anti-Fatherhood Entered the Church! 

” Recognition of the fatherhood of the Vicar of Christ, the Pope, has eroded to an alarming degree. Like the lip service paid to religion by secularist governments, a certain outward respect is still paid to the Holy Father. However, his authority in faith and morals is openly rejected by many who still consider themselves to be Catholics. Some priests, have bartered the respect they have enjoyed for years as spiritual fathers, for a mess of pottage — to be considered “pals’ of their people, dressing and acting like laity.  Read  more: St. Joseph, Fatima and Fatherhood

  Humanae Vitae 

Controversial & Crucial for Humanity’s Future

220px-PaoloviThree 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.   
BXVI                                                                          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.
Our Lady told Lucia that if her requests are not honored, many souls will be lost, “the Holy Father will have much to suffer, there will be further wars and persecutions of the Church and “various nations will be annihilated.”  The annihilation of nations predicted at Fatima has not yet occurred, but many fear that it will soon happen. Could America be threatened and fall prey to communism without a war? Look at what is happening  today in light of the New Health Care Mandate with Freedom of Religion at stake!   We are undergoing a spiritual annihilation of sorts? How many nations  in once Christian Europe have already fallen in this spiritual battle because we rejected the teachings of Paul VI in the encyclical on Humanae Vitea? Christian Europe is fast becoming Muslim because Christians no longer reproduce themselves and abort their offspring. 

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.”

The vision of St. Joseph and the Infant Jesus blessing the world, with Mary by the side of the sun hurtling towards the earth, is God’s assurance that although men are free to reject Him, God will never reject man. In describing the father of the prodigal son in His famous parable, Jesus was actually describing His own Eternal Father. God the Father is ever waiting for sinners in particular and mankind in general to return to Him and His law. And as the principal theme at Fatima would indicate, the road by which the prodigal world will someday return to God the Father is called the Way of the Immaculate Heart of Mary whether one believes in Fatima or not!  Quote from  St. Joseph, Fatima, and Fatherhood
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One Response to Fatherhood and Family under Attack—The Spirit of Anti-Fatherhood also entered the Church!

  1. Reblogged this on Speramus' Posterous and commented:

    Fatherhood and Family Under Attack
    According to Msgr. Cirrincione, that which is the common denominator, the future event which this scene foreshadowed during the miracle of the sun is the role of fatherhood. He is led without any doubt to this conclusion because in that last vision at Fatima. St. Joseph was holding the Child Jesus in his arms and both of them were blessing the world, while Our Lady looked on. Msgr. Joseph goes on: “In the convulsions of the sun I see an ominous foreshadowing of the consequences for the world which are sure to be felt if the true Fatherhood of God and the traditional, strong role of the father of the family are rejected by mankind. St. Joseph was the head of the Holy Family not because he was the holiest member of it. In fact, in that respect he was the least. Nor was he the head because he had been chosen by agreement of the other two members. He was the head of the Holy Family because he was the FATHER of the family. And as father he represented God the Father.

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