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Eight Responses to Unfavorable Reports

I have often wondered why the lay faithful were not pictured in the first effort to climb in the vision part of the 3rd Secret of Fatima. After some experience in giving missions and working in a …More
I have often wondered why the lay faithful were not pictured in the first effort to climb in the vision part of the 3rd Secret of Fatima. After some experience in giving missions and working in a parish as well as coming to grips with the crisis of authority we are now in the midst of enduring, I would say it is because they are being tested, and the temptation is to lead themselves. Those in the hierarchy and religious life that take their positions seriously are in a structure that demands obedience, even the vow of obedience. Not so the laity. Since there is a crisis of authority at the very top, the laity feel it keenly. Every faithful Catholic naturally wants the ideal pope, bishop, priest and religious… the ideal parish but it is no where to be seen or found. Instead we have reoccurring scandals and failed promises. It seems to me this is why the 3rd Secret began with the image of an angel with a flaming sword: “at the left of Our Lady and a little above, we saw an Angel with a …More
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