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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

    @ Louis Barta

    Russian communists tried for seventy years to annihilate Christianity, but failed. So they said, if you can't beat them, join them. They then transformed the Russian Orthodox Church into a totally-controlled branch of the KGB and called it "Christianity."

    - In the Socialism (Communism, Marxism) the Orthodoxy become a scary religion for non Orthodox people. After the 90's Socialism (Communism, Marxism) the Orthodoxy get much more authority by their own government, and in certain orthodox majority countries they are who continuing the past 'KGB' rules - similar as the corporations rule in US.
    The other end - who more socialist today is US or Russia(?) In a socialism regime, especially the Catholic Church will be in the way which they try to remove. The socialism tries to control the entire population for their own interest. On the long run they will sacrifice their own people.
    They proudly like point out each time the Swedish system as an example, how well it is work, but not anymore. You need to talk about it with the local people that what happened in the last 20 years...

    Today in Sweden you can't put on a resume your religion or faith. Today in Sweden if a professor try to talk, or just give a hint toward a religious question he/ she will loose their position. Today in Sweden the peaceful life is gone; the crime every year is growing, just as everywhere in the world. Their main thing is to divide the society, raise the hate, the fear, and damage the trust in each other.
    They used it already as a main weapon against their own society, and it worked very well in the past.

    Today every Christian country, GOVERNMENT is under attack by them.

  2. Louis Barta
    9 months ago

    Russian communists tried for seventy years to annihilate Christianity, but failed. So they said, if you can't beat them, join them. They then transformed the Russian Orthodox Church into a totally-controlled branch of the KGB and called it "Christianity."

    When Russia converts back to Roman Catholicism -- the only religion on earth which renders St. Mary the respect She deserves -- then it will truly once again be Christian. This will occur after Russia invades the Mideast -- which it is now preparing to do -- but suffers horrendous losses, mainly by means of natural disasters wrought by God. Read EZEKIEL 38 and 39.

    Far too many Christians ignore Biblical prophecies, which are coming true to the letter before everyone's distracted eyes.

  3. Ana-Marija
    9 months ago

    Agree with Michael's comment 100%! Very well stated. The consecration of Russia is still awaiting and the 3rd Fatima secret has not been revealed at all. Situation in Russia is very deplorable and until we obey the Blessed Virgin it will continue to spread its wrongful communist doctrine all over the world.

  4. Trinbagonian
    9 months ago

    For now, there will always be doubters. This is how it will be for there is the sin of pride.

    Pride encourages us to see bad in others over good, to think ourselves better than others. Pride encourages ego. Suddenly, we think ourselves better than Putin, priest, nun, saint, and The Pope himself and (God forbid) The Church; and may even think ourselves gods.
    With pride there is unbelief that unless we can see with our eyes and put our fingers into the exact places where it happened (even as we know we can't). And so we weave conspiracies and conceive evidences hidden under The Rock. Historical events are thrown out of perspective, and some we think, may never have occurred. Pride robs us of faith and hope and directs an unbalanced love that heavily focuses on self.
    Pride causes mistrust and distrust. We don't inculcate poverty of spirit and are not pure in heart. With pride, we place ourselves outside, unable to adequately contribute to building up. We obsessively destroy. Pride complicates. Pride makes us dishonest for it gives us a dishonest view of ourselves and others' selves and God Himself. Pride robs of Peace and the delight of tasting the Sweetness of God in the fullness He wishes for us.

    But to accept one's littleness and give way ... to be consoled ... to accept Truth.
    May we all accept the consolation of our Mother, Church, for God has not left us orphaned, and try as we may we canNOT do it better and shall NOT prevail against Her. There is no pride in saying this; it is just The Truth. May we see the difference and act accordingly.

    God bless.

  5. michael
    9 months ago

    @Chris...
    Yes, I am well aware of the statement supposedly made by Sr. Lucia. Of course, as you must know, the same Sr. Lucia clearly stated that Pope Pius XII's consecration of the whole world to the Immaculate Heart was not valid. But what makes his invalid, yet Bl. John Paul II's valid when it was the same format and no mention of Russia by name? Furthermore, the "entrustment" as they called it, did not happen in 1989, but rather in 1984. Why didn't Lucia made a statement then? Why did it take her five years to have her response made known? Yes...Chris...no one accepted the 1984 consecration as complying with the Virgin's requests, but then the Berlin Wall came down and an opportunity was there. By the way, Cardinal Bertone produced the "letter" of Sr. Lucia in 1989. Surprising is was a document not in her handwriting, but rather a word processor document. Of course, a good Carmelite nun like Lucia would not have used such a device and I am sure that she did not even know how to use it. But in the end, Chris, the onus is on you and others who think the consecration has been made. Russia is still a moral mess 30 years later after the consecration. I guess our Blessed Mother lied to us or maybe she is just struggling to make it work. This is pure blasphemy.

  6. Everett
    9 months ago

    Finally - the world's two pre-eminent Communists meet. I am sure they had much to agree on and celebrate. I feel sorry for the ordinary people of the American and European middle classes. These two men target them for destruction.

  7. Trinbagonian
    9 months ago

    Thanks be to God, faithful and rich in blessing. And thanks to our glorious, Blessed Mother.
    Lest we forget, "Pray! Pray! Pray!"

  8. don iarussi
    9 months ago

    this is scary...i do not trust putin or obama

  9. Chris
    9 months ago

    Michael,

    Sister Lucia, one of the seers of Fatima, stated: "On August 29, 1989 Sr. Lucia affirms in correspondence that the consecration of Russia “has been accomplished” and that “God will keep His word.”

    If anyone would know, she would. I think we should trust her and the Pope. As our dear St. Padre Pio used to say: "Pray, Hope, and don't worry."

    God Bless,
    Christopher

  10. DLL
    9 months ago

    It is too bad but I respect a moral leader more than an immoral leader. in this case President Putin is more a moral leader than President Obama is. Without morality a nation can not agree on what constitutes simple justice because all is relative to the way one thinks independently about matters of justice. After all this time I could not tell you what President Obama really believes personally. No one else can either. He is however,what appears to be a progressive,socialist/communist,agenda,anti fetal life Democrat,who supports anti prayer,and anti Christian policies,but supports every GBLT driven agenda driven right,promoting every aspect of their group activism. He is most likely a Muslim by personal belief but I do not know that. President Obama's strength is that he has been charismatic and like able but he does not tell it as it is but is good at relating selling points for very bad policies that become law by his own personally preferred mandates and decrees.


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