The Last Seer of Fatima - Introduced by Pope Benedict XVI
September 9th, 2007
Now a book has been released in Rome L’ULTIMA VEGGENTE di FATIMA (The Last Seer of Fatima) - [Sister Lucia] - published by Rai-Eri Rizzoli.
The book has an introduction written by Pope Benedict 16th. In the book Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone is interviewed by Giuseppe De Carli who said: “I think it is the first time a Pope has written the introduction to a book which is not his own. But it is also the first time a secretary of State has published a book. The idea came up when Cardinal Bertone said: “If I only could tell all the things Sister Lucia [of Fatima] told me during our meetings!”
Sister Lucia, the sole survivor of the three little Fatima children to whom our Lady appeared, died Feb. 13, 2005. During her last years, between 2000 and 2003 the then-Archbishop Tarcisio Bertone was asked by Pope John Paul II to go to Portugal several times to meet with Sister Lucia.
The book reconstructs, as reported by INSIDE THE VATICAN, and Zenit News Agency from Rome, step by step, how the events emerged from the memory of the seer, based on the notes of Cardinal Bertone.
Of theories suggesting the “third secret” involves an apocalyptic prophecy the Vatican does not wish to disclose, the Cardinal called “Pure fantasy.”
The deaths of the two friends, Pope John Paul II and Sister Lucia of Fatima so close together inspired me to write the recent book, FATIMA IS FOREVER. On the program BOOKMARK I will be interviewed on Eternal Word Television Network on this book, FATIMA IS FOREVER on Sunday, October 7 traditionally the Feast of the Rosary, at 9:30 AM Eastern Time; 8:30 AM (Central time). The EWTN interview on this Fatima book will be rerun Tuesday, October 9, 1:30 AM, 12:30 AM CT; Also on Wednesday, Oct. 10 - 5:30 PM Eastern time; 4:30 PM Central; On Saturday October 13th - on the 90 Anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun - it will be on EWTN at 4:30 PM Eastern time, 3:30 PM Central.
If you scroll down you will discover how you can receive without any charge at all the little pamphlet summarizing things regarding Fatima which I am frequently asked. It is titled: FATIMA: THE FACTS. Do not write directly to me for it; but to the address of CHRISTIAN FAMILY OUTREACH as given below. Thousands of this pamphlet are now in circulation, including in Australia, Ireland as well as USA. - FATHER ROBERT J. FOX
The Most Colorful Catholic Magazine Available
September 28th, 2007
The latest Messenger of the Immaculate Heart of which I am Editor features a striking Cover photo of a Priest at the Consecration and Elevation of the consecrated host during “THE MASS OF THE AGES,” - the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite. One sees 16 altar boys in traditional robes in an inside picture with a sidebar stating: “THE EXTRAORDINARY FORM HELPS TO DEVELOP VOCATIONS TO THE HOLY PRIESTHOOD BY CALLING ONLY YOUNG MEN TO BE ACOLYTES, TORCH-BEARERS, THURIFERS AND MASTER OF CEREMONIES. YOUNG MEN CAN EASILY IDENTIFY THEMSELVES WITH THEIR MASCULINE CHARACTER THROUGH THE EXTRAORDINARY FORM.” You will gain a deeper appreciation of this form in 6 pages dedicated to it with ample pictures.
THE OCTOBER-DECEMBER ISSUE HAS A SCIENTIFIC STUDY OF THE MIRACLE OF THE SUN AT FATIMA - the remarkable resutls of a 40 year study. It occupies 4 pages and gives details from witnesses most have never heard about.
Our News briefs and comments section tells of the conversion of the President of the Evangelical Theological Society. Also, how certain Protestant groups were dismayed over the release by the Vatican of the Catholic Church’s own identity as the ONE TRUE CHURCH.
OUR EDITORIAL tells how Catholics have been assimilated into American Culture at a great price to their personal Catholic faith. We too often see evidence of what the Editorial speaks of in politicians that parade themselves as “Catholic” but at the same time are vocal in defense of abortion, even the killing of babies in the process of delivery, gay unions, etc. These are stances which when widespread would destroy civilization. They are ignorant of basic Catholicism, even ignorant of what is required to be in the state of grace to receive Holy Communion worthily and not sacrilegiously, but they want to run our country and many of them tell the Church not to interfere with their own brand of “Catholicism.”
There are other articles which are thought-provoking, “Is the Separation of Church and State Fatal?” which explores the Secularization of America; Miracles in Damascus in our own times - History of the Rosary as you’ve never heard it before, rooted in the very beginnings of Christianity and much more.
Besides QUESTIONS & ANSWER section there are 9 pages of A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF FATIMA EVENTS - PART II - HONORING THE 90TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FATIMA MESSAGE FOR THE WORLD. You’ll see picture you have not seen before.
YOU WON’T FIND A MORE COLORFUL CATHOLIC MAGAZINE AVAILABLE TODAY. EVEN THOUGH MAILING COSTS GO UP EVERY FEW YEARS, 17% increase recently, we are still holding to same old price of years ago for the magazine: $21 for one year; $38 for 2 years; $56 for 3 years; Foreign: $25 US. - To order, write: FATIMA FAMILY APOSTOLATE INTERNATIONAL, P.O. BOX 515, WAITE PARK, MN. 56387. You may phone Monday to Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM CST ringing our order department 1-800-213-5541. OR, go on line, store.fatimafamily.org. VISA AND MASTER CARD ACCEPTED.
I’d like to meet you on EWTN’S “BOOK MARK” SUNDAY - Oct 7 - 9:30 AM EST or TUESDAY - OCT 9 - 1:30 AM EST or WEDNESDAY - OCT 10 - 5:30 PM EST or SATURDAY - Oct. 13 - 4:40 PM EST. Join me for Fatima’s 90th Anniversary.
THANK YOU - FATHER ROBERT J. FOX - Director - FATIMA FAMILY APOSTOLATE INTERNATIONAL