Another high-profile “conservative” prelate has publicly called attention to the all-but-forgotten message of Fatima.
In this case, the prelate is Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, a man who is perhaps best known for having served as ordinary since 2012 over an archdiocese that in many places more closely resembles a homo-erotic vacation destination than the spiritual home of faithful Catholics.
In a sermon delivered on Oct. 7 (and published by National Catholic Register) as he consecrated the Archdiocese of San Francisco to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Archbishop Cordileone said:
We Can No Longer Afford to Ignore Our Lady of Fatima’s Requests. Let us heed Our Lady’s message, let us grant her requests, in order to hasten the triumph of her Immaculate Heart … For 100 years we ignored the message of Fatima; or, perhaps, it is not so much the message we ignored, for we are well aware of the warnings and the history that resulted. Rather, it is the requests we ignored. [Emphasis in original]
Tantalizing, is it not? Don’t get too excited, however, as the other shoe is about to drop…
The Archbishop goes on:
It is easy for us to get distracted by the sensational elements of this apparition … perhaps so much so that we miss the whole point of it, which, of course, is the message itself.
Here we go again…
This is, of course, the company line: The real message of Fatima is being obscured by those who are intent on spreading things sensational that ultimately serve as a “distraction.”
I suppose a good example of this sensationalist attitude would be that of Cardinal Eugenio Pacelli, the future Pope Pius XII, who expressed his grave concern over Our Lady’s warnings about a “suicide of altering the faith” in the Church’s “theology, her liturgy, and her soul.”
According to Archbishop Cordileone, however:
It is time to leave the sensational aside, and respond to the requests of our Lady at Fatima.
And what, according to Archbishop Cordileone, are the requests of Our Lady that merit our attention?
They concern the call to prayer (especially the Rosary), penance, adoration and observation of the Five First Saturdays devotion.
Indeed, this is part of the message of Fatima; all truly good and necessary things that Archbishop Cordileone does well to preach, but needless to say, there’s much more to it.
In a text of some 3,000 words focused on “the requests of Our Lady of Fatima,” the archbishop curiously chose to overlook entirely the Consecration of Russia.
With this in mind, one might be compelled to conclude: Cordileone is no Cardinal Burke!
But alas, they are cut from precisely the same cloth; conciliar cloth, and this brings me to the subtle danger that lurks in Archbishop Cordileone’s sermon:
Our Lady, Star of the New Evangelization, does not cease to plead for us to our King, just as she did for the poor newly married couple at Cana.
Seriously? Our Lady of Fatima is the Star of the New Evangelization?
This cannot but call to mind Cardinal Burke’s Roman Life Forum address wherein he offered morsels of truth laced with conciliar poison; boldly attempting to spin the Fatima message as if it is entirely consonant with the very things about which Our Lady came to forewarn us.
As noted in my previous post, even certain well-known Fatima experts have seen fit to ignore the obvious danger to innocent souls posed by Cardinal Burke’s co-opting of the message of Fatima.
It will be interesting to see how they react, if at all, to Archbishop Cordileone’s more subtle attempt to do the same.
I love Archbishop Cordileone, as he has lived up to his name and been lion hearted in the face of much evil. However, as you point out, his heart has been simmered in Vatican II broth, and he simply is unable to see how destructive the Council has been over five decades bringing us to the wretched place we are today. The Faith has been altered and nothing can be made right again until Vatican II is condemned and consigned to the dustbin of history. Our Lady of Fatima, we implore you to lift the scales from the eyes of Cardinal Burke and Archbishop Cordileone.
Broth??? Broth is good for you and nourishes the body. V2 “broth” is poison. A single drop can kill billions of souls. Why do so many souls insist on compromises with the enemy of Christ? Ambiguities are from satan and the V2 NO sect is laced with ambiguities.
Did Father Gruner ignore any of the warnings and/or requests of Our Lady?
A true Catholic “cleric” in the Nov us or do false church, would, at the very least, go to a traditional camp, study, ask for the sacrament of ordination. At best, he’d go to a true bishop who does not name a heretic in the Canon of the True mass and complete the aforementioned key points.
Do we have any true bishops left ? I’m beginning to think all we may have left is bishop Williamson, who isn’t afraid to speak out, and he is suffering for it.
Oh, you mean “Poem of the Man-God” Williamson?
Next you’ll be endorsing some Medjugorje-friendly priest simply because he parrots your views….oh, sorry, that’s “Internet Tough Guy” Isaac Mary Relya. Silly me. Or perhaps some unapproved private revelations….oh, sorry, that’s Bishop Fellay. Welcome to the Hotel Tradifornia, y’all!
I have received the Fatima Crusader for at least thirty years, it was the very holy Father Gruner,RIP, who truly educated me about all things Fatima. Each issue of the Fatima Crusader reflected Our Lady’s requests and warnings as She delivered them, without embellishments or personal opinions. The good Father Gruner lived for one thing only and that was to work for the Triumph of The Immaculate Heart of Mary through holy obedience to Her Divine Sons wishes for His Precious Mother.Simplicity and obedience, as well as courage and determination were his mainstay. He never sought to gain approval or to go along to get along and he suffered much abuse and ridicule for doing so..I believe his reward must be very great in heaven because his only desire was to please GOD and save souls. How very much these men of the church could learn from the stellar example of such a holy priest. May Our Lady of Fatima intercede for the Graces they need stop all the editing of the message of Fatima and with great courage proclaim the Truth as She requested it.
Socrates and Xantippe
One who is meek does not fly into a passion, even when injustice is done him. Socrates, the sage of antiquity, had a horrid wife named Xantippe. One day when he was conversing with his disciples seated around the door of his house, she put her head out of a window and poured out on him a volley of abuse. Socrates, however, betrayed no sign of anger. Then the woman fetched a pitcher of water and threw it over him. Even then Socrates was unmoved; he only said quite calmly: “I might have known that such a thunderstorm would be followed by a heavy down pour of rain.”
Anecdotes and Examples illustrating the Catholic Catechism
thanks for the insult, hope it made you feel good !
You mean validly ordained and consecrated Roman Catholic Bishops.
There are several worldwide. A handful in the States as well as Mexico.
Mexico, curiously enough, has proportionately the most number of True Catholics along with True Clergy.
Look up apostolic Succession. Base it on Bishops who have been consecrated in the old and true rite. Not the invalid 1968+ rite.
You’ll find your valid and licit (unto God and the Church. Not the false Vatican II church) Roman Catholic clerics.
Excellent words, Theresa.
I bet no one is more surprised than Louie that he has been chosen by Our Lady (along with Dr. Chojnowski, Cornelia Ferrara, etc.) to pick up Fr. Gruner’s “torch.” (If such a thing is possible!)
May Louie continue with “simplicity and obedience, as well as courage and determination as his mainstay.” (To borrow your excellent words about Fr. Gruner.)
Excellent point about Bishop Williamson, kellyann, and I agree with you.
(Regarding Bishop Williamson’s support of Poem of the Man God, anyone can make mistakes. I have read that even Pade Pio supported the false Garabandal initially.)
And do not pay any attention to rude people. Our Lord will take care of His Own. Keep your eyes on Him and His Holy Mother. Tomorrow is the 100th anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun!
Correction: Cornelia *Ferreira*
The difference is that Padre Pio changed course on Garabandal, while Williamson continues to defend Valtorta with zeal in his Eleison Comments.
It’s interesting that so-called “traditionalists” cannot face facts and instead resort to ad hominems (“rude”, “insulting”) to hide their discomfiture.
Releya did claim that his vocation was “inspired” by Medjugorje. Any SSPX Resistance site will tell you about Bishop Fellay’s personal prophetess and how he consults her before every decision.
But yes, continue ignoring facts, act like special Marxist snowflakes who exchange the truth for a lie, and hop from the homosexual / corrupt / modernist frying pan into the heretical / schismatic fire. I’m sure that will sound very convincing on Judgment Day.
Happy Friday 13th, y’all!
If what you say is true, why haven’t these “valid and licit” clerics gotten together, elected a Pope, and consecrated Russia themselves?
I wish they would.
The logical next step if one believes the See is Vacant is to assemble and elect a successor.
Thank you for clearly stating what FSSP and SSPX priests and bishops can’t seem to understand. Archbishop Lefebvre clearly knew he had to continue the Apostolic Succession by consecrating true bishops to ordain true priests.
The problem with all the true Roman Catholic bishops forming a conclave to elect a pope is that they are comfortable in their own niche–many have churches, seminaries, schools, and a parish life. One observation I have read is that these bishops do not want to submit to the authority of a pope–they like being able to do what they do without interference.
They need our prayers!
So you don’t like Bishop Williamson (and Bishop Fellay) and you will attack those who do. Other than that, what’s your point?
Thank you, yes St Padre even said that Pope John Paul II would be a good pope, he was mistaken on this point as well. But my comment was merely expressing how far the clergy in the church has sunken, as for the poor bishop Williamson he loves God too and God loves him, but speaking his mind about the situation we are in which is very hard for all of us, he speaks the truth.
The professor can attack me all he wants, he sounds Protestant, and he never once pointed out one bishop fighting against this. He speaks as if sacred traditional practice is his worst enemy by mocking it.
here we are the day of the great miracle happy Immaculate Heart day in my humble opinion, I’m glad to see I’m not alone. God bless you on this day servant of Mary.
Dear Kellyann, I have heard that many statements attributed to Padre Pio have been fabricated especially the one about the election of JP2, who supposedly never admitted to this being true. In any event, I love Padre Pio. Padre Pio, please help us in this time of crisis.
such a lovely comment. 🙂
Dear my2cents, I love ❤️ him as well, he died the year I was born, allow me to tell you a ghost story which causes me to consider if it was St Pio.
My earliest memory is when I was a still sleeping in my crib, i lived with my grandparents who burned wood for heat in their home, my grandfather on cold winter nights would sleep downstairs in the kitchen to keep the fire going all night, and keep me in the crib near the stove, this particular cold night I remember waking up, hearing this real heavy breathing and heavy scuffing of feet walking towards me from the living room, my pop was asleep beside my crib, this person approaching me was dressed on a monks habit, the heavy breathing got louder as it came closer and leaned over my crib, that’s the all I can remember of the first visit, but it didn’t stop there, this spirit always came to visit me , night or day it didn’t matter , and it always entered the house at the same door, at the base of the stairs , now this door was always locked because there were no steps leading up to it , and as I was little my nan n pop were always careful to check it each day to make sure no one had unlocked it afraid that I would fall out. This spirit when it came always knew immediately where I was located in the house when it entered , if I was in the kitchen or upstairs playing or sleeping it always knew which way to go. I became very afraid of it and told my nan but she didn’t believe me, I told my aunt and cousins no one believed me, until I told my great grandmother who was very spiritual, she told me what to do the next time it visit me,
this spirit once leaned so close into my face you would think that you could feel the wind from its heavy labours of breath, but nothing of the sort just the loud sound of laboured breath dragging as if from a drinking straw as if it had a really bad case of black lung. Don’t know if you ever knew anyone with such a condition but I had a cousin with black lung and he laboured hard to breath. this spirit once gently touched my hand when I was about 7 on one of its visits, I was very scared of it, but it never once hurt me. I didn’t think it ever wanted to hurt me , but oh boy I was afraid of it, frozen in fear every time I’d hear a crack thinking it might be the spirit coming again.
Finally by the age of 11 shortly after lunch on a Saturday , while my nan was in the kitchen cleaning up from lunch n prepping for supper, I was watching my favourite after noon show in the living room , all of a sudden hear comes the spirit through the locked back door walking towards me in the stair hallway, and as it was about to appear in the hall door way to the last bing room, I spoke to it for the very first time saying very calmly what my great grandmother told me to say too it ” if your with God go with God, if your with the the devil go with the devil. ” instead of yelling out Mom as I always did in the past. I didn’t have the full sentence out, before the laboured breathing and heavy scuffing of feet stopped instantly, it was gone just like that. And I haven’t seen It since. I never knew about St Pio as a kid and didn’t come to learn about him until I was in my late 30s , but once I read about about him and what he suffered in his health, I could not help but recalled the sickly spirit, suspect it could of been St Pio who laboured to visit me under the impression of his sickly earthly life. Perhaps it was or wasn’t, I cannot say for sure, but one thing is for certain it was a very sick spirit in the image of a monk, and it never harmed me once.
I have a portrait of him now in my home, and I love to watch him perform the mass in old videos. He’s one of my favourite saints in our time.
But despite all of that concerning his comment on the pope , can you please point out to me what proof there is to debunk this comment. Him like Fr Gruner was persecuted, and now we have a testimony that Fr Gruner believed that Pope Benedict is still the true pope. but isn’t that the way forward in the lives of the saints In the church. They speak the unspeakable and are persecuted!
Dear Kellyann, Thank you for sharing this with us. My grandmother was born and raised in Naples. I remember her always speaking of the Italian monk who bore the wounds of Christ. There have been countless times in my life when Padre Pio interceded for me and gave assistance in so many ways. He does not abandon his spiritual children. I cannot verify the truth or untruth re JP2. However, my favorite story of Padre Pio was when someone told Pio he didn’t believe in Hell, Padre Pio responded ” You’ll believe it when you get there!”. Now that’s a thought we can hold on to. God bless you.
The subtlety of this is frightening its not so obvious any more. Vatican II ‘ers are getting very crafty. I hope they don’t know what they are doing because then there may be some hope.
For many shall come in my name, saying, I am He; and they shall deceive
many. St Mark 13:6
“I hope they don’t know what they are doing because then there may be some hope.”
————- An excellent point indeed!
Archbishop Cordileone hides his pectoral cross. That is all I need to know about him.