Received an email a few hours ago from The Fatima Center that contained the following:
In Rome this month, the Year of Faith was launched with a ceremony commemorating the 50th (that’s right, 50th), anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council on Oct. 11, 1962… Young Father Ratzinger was a peritus at the Council, i.e. a theological expert available for consultation by the Archbishop of Cologne, Joseph Frings…
One can be reasonably certain, however, that, like the Pope, these Vatican II vets see the Council as a grand event and their participation in it as the high-point of their lives…
One way to understand the seeming contradictions of the current papacy is to bear in mind always that Pope Benedict remains a creature of Vatican II. Beneath the traditional papal robes is the 35-year-old theologian in the business suit who glories in the belief that he’s revolutionizing the Church.
For Catholics loyal to the Magisterium, Pope Benedict appears an ambivalent figure. He angers progressives by his concessions to Traditionalists, such as Summorum Pontificum and the lifting of the alleged excommunications of the bishops of the Society of St. Pius X, and then angers these same traditionalists with concessions to progressives, such as his lavish praise for the supposed benefits to the life of the Church made by the innovations of Vatican II and the appointment to Vatican posts of heterodox figures such as Archbishop Gerhard Müller…
Just who is Pope Benedict, theologically speaking? He appears to be one who believes in the resolution of opposites through the dialectic. In a word, he is a proponent of compromise…Pope Benedict appears as the soul of civility. But civility is not among the heroic virtues…
Our Lady came to Fatima to save our souls. She came especially for us living in the Church today…
We know, for example, the Secret of Fatima — the part that is not yet published — condemns errors that would come into the Church as a result of Vatican Council II. We need to see and hear Our Lady’s actual words so that we do not fall into heresy…We need the actual text of the Third Secret now in its entirety — so we can save our souls!
It is interesting to me that those who claim to be such devout Catholics so dislike their pontiff and prefer to look to Mary, over Jesus, to solve the problems of humankind. The position of the Fatimists regarding a secret from an apparition to save souls is totally blasphemous. Fatimists are professing Roman Catholics who seem to put more of their faith in an apparition they hope was Mary than they do in the Bible.
I wrote a book titled Fatima Shock! to warn people that in the future apparitions that most people will think are Mary will likely be part of the signs and lying wonders that the Bible warns will deceive the world (it also gives more information of what the Fatimists really think of their pope as well as their view of what the so-called undisclosed portion of the “third secret”) contains.
Regarding Marian apparitions, notice what Dr. Roderick C. Meredith of the Living Church of God warned about in his May 2012 semi-annual letter:
All kinds of “miracles,” visions of the Virgin Mary and other strange sights and events will begin to take place—startling many…(Meredith RC. Semi-annual TW subscriber letter, May 18, 2012)
Although most non-Catholics do not think that Fatima can affect them, if they live long enough this century, they will find that this is not the case. Fatima is a much bigger deal than people realize and seems to tie into a variety of prophecies throughout the Bible (e.g. Isaiah 47, Matthew 24, 2 Thessalonians 2, Revelation 17). How apparitions are likely to affect the world at the end seems to be a missing dimension in understanding prophecy by most who profess Christ. Although Dr. Meredith has warned about the sorcery of “Lady of the Kingdoms” in Isaiah 47 affecting end times in at least one booklet, relatively few in the Church of God truly understand how important it is to better know the truth about that “Lady.” The dangers, and even more details, are covered in my book Fatima Shock! What the Vatican Does Not Want You to Know About Fatima, Dogmas of Mary, and Future Apparitions.
Fatima Shock! provides concerned Christians enough Catholic-documented facts needed to effectively counter every false Marian argument. The Apostle Peter’s admonished Christians, “always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks” (1 Peter 3:15).
Fatima Shock! is available at www.fatimashock.com; Amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com/Fatima-Shock-Truth-Future-Apparitions/dp/0984087176/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1336687621&sr=8-3); AmazonKindle (http://www.amazon.com/Fatima-Shock-ebook/dp/B0081APXBC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1336687621&sr=8-1); Barnes & Noble Nook (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/fatima-shock-bob-thiel/1110624059?ean=2940014385640)
If you want a deeper understanding of these matters than can be covered in news posts, you should read Fatima Shock! If you are not shocked by what you will learn from reading Fatima Shock! I would be surprised. Most in the COGs make a variety of mistakes concerning their knowledge of Marian apparitions and dogmas, Fatima Shock! documents what true Christians should know about this subject that will greatly affect the world in the future.