Sunday, May 14, 2017

Francis renders null and void Jacinta’s message from Our Lady of Fátima

Child-shepherds, Francisco de Jesus Marto & his sister Jacinta de Jesus Marto.

What Jacinta de Jesus Marto said...

What Francis said the evening before he canonized Jacinta de Jesus Marto a saint...

Pilgrims with Mary… But which Mary? A teacher of the spiritual life, the first to follow Jesus on the “narrow way” of the cross by giving us an example, or a Lady “unapproachable” and impossible to imitate? A woman “blessed because she believed” always and everywhere in God’s words (cf. Lk 1:42.45), or a “plaster statue” from whom we beg favours at little cost? The Virgin Mary of the Gospel, venerated by the Church at prayer, or a Mary of our own making: one who restrains the arm of a vengeful God; one sweeter than Jesus the ruthless judge; one more merciful than the Lamb slain for us?
Great injustice is done to God’s grace whenever we say that sins are punished by his judgment, without first saying – as the Gospel clearly does – that they are forgiven by his mercy! Mercy has to be put before judgment and, in any case, God’s judgment will always be rendered in the light of his mercy. Obviously, God’s mercy does not deny justice, for Jesus took upon himself the consequences of our sin, together with its due punishment. He did not deny sin, but redeemed it on the cross. Hence, in the faith that unites us to the cross of Christ, we are freed of our sins; we put aside all fear and dread, as unbefitting those who are loved (cf. 1 Jn 4:18). “Whenever we look to Mary, we come to believe once again in the revolutionary nature of love and tenderness. In her, we see that humility and tenderness are not virtues of the weak but of the strong, who need not treat others poorly in order to feel important themselves… This interplay of justice and tenderness, of contemplation and concern for others, is what makes the ecclesial community look to Mary as a model of evangelization” (Ap. Exhort. Evangelii Gaudium, 288). With Mary, may each of us become a sign and sacrament of the mercy of God, who pardons always and pardons everything.
source: Vatican, Pilgrimage of Francis to the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima, Blessing of the Candles

Any questions?



  2. No more questions, everything's been said, peace and love for everybody, hasta luego!

  3. The man is, at best, a Protestant. Time and again he flouts essential Catholic principles. It is clear from his preaching (and often snide remarks) that he promotes the heretical Protestant theory that faith alone saves. Like his hero, Luther, he virtually encourages his flock to keep on sinnin'.

    1. I think he is much more Jewish than protestant!

  4. Procession of Our Lady of Fatima, from Aleppo, Syria 13 May 2017

  5. Please stop turning the Fatima apparition into a religion!!!
    People are placing Fatima alongside required dogmatic belief and its wrong wrong wrong!!!