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Fatima and the Conversion of Russia: Pope Francis Meets President Putin Comments

The return of Christianity to Russia should give us hope for our own Nation as we face the effects of moral relativism, secularism and the growing hostility toward Christianity. I want to suggest something which will raise many eyebrows.Is what is happening in Russia a partial fulfillment of the promised conversion of that Nation? President Putin exchanging icons of Mary with Pope Francis was not simply a mere nicety. ... Continue Reading

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  1. Catholic
    8 months ago

    It is not difficult to recognize the Antichrist. Every single country under danger at this moment.

  2. LRT
    8 months ago

    I believe that Putin is taking the steps necessary to fulfill Our Lady's wishes,; it is a gradual fulfillment, as the thorns are removed from her Immaculate heart, one by one. Protecting marriage as between one man and one woman (Therefore, what God had joined together, let man not separate), and protecting the unborn...Protecting the unborn and the sanctity of marriage are protecting God's gift of love to us, His children. If the word "fulfillment" is observed in the context to mean "love", as in Romans 13:10 (Love can cause no harm to your neighbor, and so Love is the fulfillment of the law"), then protecting God's gifts to us, is the same as fulfilling "Love", until Our Lady's heart is entirely swept clean, hence, becoming "Immaculate".

  3. mike robertson
    8 months ago

    I have talked to relatives about possibly having to leave the country of my birth if we continue to slide towards a Greece-style collapse, as well as sinking morally like Sodom and Gomorrah. After reading your article I must add Russia to my list of possible destinations. What a turnaround to see the US have such an anti-family, anti-life government (as well as its brutal "social justice" economic policy) and the former USSR possibly moving towards a nation which respects God and His laws.

  4. Terrence
    8 months ago

    There are a number of reactions to the Fatima/Russia link, the consecration, and what Russia represents today, especially in light of Western culture's decline of faith and morality. When they disciples ask Jesus about the end of the world in the Gospel of Luke, Chapter 21, He answers them,
    The Sign of the End.
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    d Then they asked him, “Teacher, when will this happen? And what sign will there be when all these things are about to happen?”
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    He answered, “See that you not be deceived, for many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am he,’ and ‘The time has come.’* Do not follow them!
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    When you hear of wars and insurrections, do not be terrified; for such things must happen first, but it will not immediately be the end.”

    It's clear that the end will come, but Jesus doesn't want us overreacting with human emotions on this topic. I do believe Russia is a great sign for us, considering that all other states within what was once Christendom, have rejected the faith and attack it as an enemy, with the same contempt, not so much outlawing Christianity, but eliminating it from the public sphere. Actually, I think the way that they are undermining the faith is much more destructive because they are seeking to deceive people from within, not so much forcing them with direct attacks, but sending messages via the media, entertainment, art and all outlets to get them to reject God, and portraying the Church and the faith in the worst light possible. Obviously, Russia is on to something, but we must consider that it's not 1917 any more or even 1950 or 1984, and the threat comes from other "principalities." I am not seeking to undermine the Fatima message, I am simply stating that a lot of wackos that Jesus warned us not to listen to, still think that Russia will spread heresy, attack Italy, and be the root of destruction. I personally think that the warning of Fatima regarding Russia was legitimate, and that the main message of repentance and penance are more important than ever before. Many people don't seem to realize that perhaps the message was heeded enough to prevent the threat of Russia, but it has been transferred to other powers, and we need to take care of our own houses, and pray, do penance and evangelize rather than trying to decode Marian apparitions as the root of our faith. I am very devoted to Our Lady and the Holy Rosary, I think that people do a disservice to the faith by by thinking they have the exact answers and scenarios. Let us hope in the Lord and give thanks for Mother Mary's intercession, while we continue to love our neighbor and increase in Jesus' love in our hearts. I see great potential in Russia's conversion and reunification with Rome as a weapon against the evil of our times, but we must be careful to not be too hysterical about thinking we know the exact steps and outcomes, as if we were the Father.

  5. Kirk
    8 months ago

    Russia is on her way back and I thank Fatima's consecration for it. Conversation of a nation takes time just as it does for an individual. When we are on our walk we stumble and fall, take wrong turns, revert to old happits(sins) but if our eyes are continually looking for Jesus, we will find our way to Him.

  6. michael
    8 months ago

    Russia is certainly the key to the so-called "new evangelization," since prophecies tell us that light will come from the east. The same people who spread all the errors, will be the ones who bring the western world the truth. But before this can happen, Russia must be converted. And this comes not through some former KGB thug like Putin...nor does it come from the Russian Orthodox patriarch nor his fellow bishops in Russia who have been, since their split with Rome, the tools of the Russian state. In short, it is a state "church." Russia will only convert when she is consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary by name, and by the pope and all bishops in union with him. This has not be done. And to even suggest it has, shows a lack of respect for the power of the Virgin. When she came to Guadalupe, 9 millions converted within a couple of years and Mexico was Catholic. If we seriously think that B. JP II fulfilled the demands of our Lady in 1984, then we must be fooling ourselves. Russian women average between three and four abortions each. Alcoholism is rampant. Russia is the home of a major pornography industry, as well as human trafficking. Consecrate Russia and reveal the full third secret, including the missing description, and light will come from the east.

  7. Ahsan Nabi Khan
    8 months ago

    Hallelujia. Hossana In The Highest!

  8. Paul-Emile Leray
    8 months ago

    Thank you, Deacon. As always, a beautiful read.
    Paul-Emile Leray


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