By Timothy Fitzpatrick
Jan. 22, 2019 Anno Domini
There are major theological and geopolitical inconsistencies presented by the alleged prophetic Marian apparition at Fatima in the early 20th century.
The much-touted apparition, which seems to be accepted as authentic by the Vatican and is highly touted in the traditional Catholic movement, tends towards not only private interpretation but also millenarianism (an earthly kingdom)—both of which are anathema to both Roman Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy.
Before I go on, let me first point out that I am a convert to Eastern Orthodoxy, so I have no dog in this fight when I say that the Fatima prophecies are actually anti-Catholic. Furthermore, my eschatological position is that of the majority of the Church Fathers, which is a post- or amillennial view based in some type of Preterism, perhaps partial Preterism. This is important to note, because the Fatima prophecies tend towards a futurist and even pre-millennial view—inconsistent with the majority view of the Fathers. In fact, Fatima’s eschatology is more consistent with Protestantism and millennarianist philo-Semitism, perhaps similar to that of the Puritans and Hussites, for example. Millenarianism is a sort of Earthly messianic expectation in the spirit of racially supremacist Jews.
The timing of Fatima is very suspicious—the same year of Lenin’s anti-Christ October Revolution in Russia (1917) and Europe. But more on that later.
Russia’s false conversion, false consecration
The major red flag with the prophecies is its prediction that the Russian empire will come back to the Catholic faith in the near future. First, it presupposes a continuation of Christ’s millennial reign on Earth (One thousand years of the Church’s rule, be it through Rome or Byzantium), even though it is clearly already at an end. Second, it requires that Russia will either completely abandon Eastern Orthodoxy or modify Eastern Orthodoxy to fit in with Roman Catholicsm (and vice versa)—the latter of which is currently happening through ecumenism. Last but not least, Russia’s current perceived shift to the Right seems to corroborate the Fatima’ prophecy of the consecration of Russia. Why, Russia could only be consecrated if it finally abandoned its Godless communism, and that supposedly happened in the 1990s. In reality, Russia is merely feigning a turn to the Right as part of its old Leninist strategy of leading its opposition, namely conservatives/Christians/nationalists, into a trap. To lure them into this trap, the Soviets must pretend to be like their opponents. Russia is still communist, although it is a much more developed and chameleonic collectivism, which is spreading to each corner of the world. Therefore, Fatima could not be fulfilled by a fake consecration.
Russia to heal Great Schism, create world religion?
During the Revolution, a big part of the Leninist strategy was to infiltrate and control not only the Russian Orthodox Church (ROC) at home but also the Roman Catholic Church (RCC) abroad. The former was achieved in 1918 with the ousting of St. Tikhon, the latter achieved with the communist Judeo-masonic subversion of the Vatican no later than the 1960s, culminating in the anti-Christ Second Vatican Council.
However, the communists learned that since “the gates of hell will not prevail” against Christ’s Church (they couldn’t eradicate altogether Christianity from the hearts of all of the Russian people), they would have to infiltrate it, instead of trying to destroy it. With both Churches already under Soviet, Cultural Marxist control by the end of the 1960s, the next step in the Soviet plan was to unite the two Churches—something I imagine we will eventually see soon. What’s more, it appears the following step in this Soviet plan involves creating a world religion (this is consistent with New Age-Jewish messianism/millennarianism), likely to be based in Jerusalem, home to Jewish, Christian, and Muslim shrines. Today, Russia is home to large amounts of devotees to all three faiths, and has been promoting multiculturalism and inter-faith dialogue since the Revolution began. Russia is still very much a philo-Semitic, philo-Islamic nation. Russia has the largest Muslim population in all of Europe and is still run by mainly Jewish oligarchs and mobsters. Unfortunately, it seems that the great majority of Christians in Russia identify as such out of tradition and nationalism, not so much out of sincere belief. While the Church may appear to be growing in Russia, it is a shallow, false revival based in a revived National Bolshevism. Indeed, true Russian Orthodox authorities warned their flocks that the Soviets would, in the future, build grand churches with which to deceive the masses.
Fatima’s carnal message
Instead of looking to Christ’s superior, spiritual Kingdom, which is here with us now, these sincere yet misguided traditional Catholics take seriously this Fatima consecration of Russia and look to a future Earthly kingdom where Russia and, presumably, the world are consecrated to the RCC and peace is brought in.
“In the end, my Immaculate Heart will triumph. The Holy Father will consecrate Russia to me, and she shall be converted, and a period of peace will be granted to the world,” reads the end of the so-called second secret of Fatima.
Wow! That’s a rather convenient narrative if your Vladimir Lenin in 1917 looking for a way to fool the Catholic world (the majority in Christendom in terms of numbers) into accepting that Russia’s chameleonic communism is a return to God. Theologically speaking, Fatima’s message is outright Protestantism. True Catholicism has never been millenarianist, nor has it given credence to such fantastical privately interpreted visions. This alleged message from the Holy Mother suggests a restoration of the Church on Earth, despite that the Book of Revelation says basically the opposite would happen following Christ’s one thousand-year reign on Earth (the Church age).
Revelation 20:2 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,
Revelation 20:3 And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.
Rev 20:7 And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,
It seems to say that following the Church Age, Satan would be unleashed for a short time to deceive the world, leading to a great apostasy before the final judgment. We appear to be in this phase right now. So instead of some imagined revival, we can only expect to slide further and further into apostasy before the final judgment.
Revelation carries a harsh warning to anyone who would add or take away even one word from the Holy Scriptures. Does Fatima violate this? It appears so. Fatimists are so dedicated to the Fatima message, they seem to hold it on the same level of authority as the Scriptures and Tradition.
The geopolitical inconsistency with Fatima is perhaps even more pronounced. Today, the world is on a terrible and colossal slide into full-fledged apostasy. The momentum is such that it’s hard to believe any God-fearing person could honestly think that a turning point were right around the corner. This fatal error is likely also responsible for the seemingly traditional Catholic support for Putinist Russia and its crypto-Soviet expansion and destruction of Western Civilization. Tainted with the pro-Russian sentiment inherent in the Fatima prophecy, traditional Catholics can only view world events from a pro-Russia view. Thus, if and when Russia and its current Eurasianist agenda succeed in overthrowing the West and the entire world, are tradcats going to believe this will be Christ’s rule on Earth, the time of peace Fatima said it would be? Are they being set up to accept the anti-Christ world religon? We have countless Soviet defectors corroborating the narrative that the Soviets feigned the collapse of communism and are feigning a return to Christianity and conservatism.
Hijacked Vatican brought Fatima’s message to the world
Tradcats also need to realize that it was the Judeo-masonic, communist-infiltrated post-Vatican-II-occupied Holy See that brought these alleged secrets of Fatima to the world. If the secrets were authentic, one would think that anti-Christ Vatican II church would go to any length to suppress these secrets. The logic just doesn’t follow.
There is controversy over whether the third secret was fully disclosed by the Vatican (in the year 2000), and all kinds of speculation surrounds what the complete secret says, one of which is that it spoke of the RCC being infiltrated and becoming the throne of anti-Christ. Well, if this is true, we don’t really need this missing part of the third secret, because it is already very obvious that the RCC, and much of Eastern Orthodoxy, have been hijacked by anti-Christs. Again, Revelation warned that instead of a revival of the Church, she would go into apostasy leading up to the final judgment. Furthermore, the Holy Scriptures seem to suggest that before the final judgment, there would remain only a remnant of the true Church. These revelations appear to be coming true right before our very eyes, as in both Roman Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy, there are only remnants staying true to the faith and tradition. In the RCC, we have tradcats, sedevacantists, etc. In Eastern Orthodoxy, we have the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad (ROCA) and individual parishes throughout the Eparchy staying true to tradition. But none of these, unfortunately, make up the majority of the Churches today. They are mere remnants.
Now, if Fatima is indeed a communist ruse to fool tradcats, where does it lead? It can only lead to a re-unified Church, where there is a pseudo healing of the Great Schism between the RCC and Eastern Orthodoxy.
Interestingly in Eastern Orthodoxy, some remnant believers and Saints have already warned that the Bolsheviks would one day appear to restore Russian Orthodoxy and rebuild these magnificent churches but that it would all be for show. Indeed, we now know that Leninist and Stalinist strategy involved giving concessions to the ROC. In fact, after the death of St. Tikhon—the last true Patriarch of the ROC, the Bolsheviks put in one of their own as the head of the ROC. This line of succession of impostor patriarchs continues to this day, with “Patriarch” Kirill. Kirill and Pope Francis appear to be on great terms and could be planning a re-unification soon. Eastern Orthodoxy, especially in the ROC, has its own kind of Fatima message. They, like the Fatimists, believe there will be a great revival of Christianity in Russia, despite warnings from the Bible and Remnant believers to the contrary.
There you have it. The heads of both the RCC and ROC are in the hands of the anti-Christ system. There is no sign of any kind of revival or restoration of Russia to either the Sacred Heart of Mary or to even traditional and true Eastern Orthodoxy.