Our Lady of Fatima
Canonical Plea to Our Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI
Please Holy Father, Release the Entire Third Secret
Most Holy Father,
Most Holy Father,
immediate predecessor, Pope John Paul II said:
appeal of the Lady of the Message of Fatima is so deeply rooted in the
Gospel and the whole of Tradition that the Church feels that the
Message imposes an obligation on the Church." (65th Anniversary, May 13, 1982)
Scripture tells us: "Extinguish not the Spirit. Despise not prophecies.
But test all things; hold fast that which is good." (1 Thess. 5:19-21)
Obviously, with the great Miracle of the Sun, witnessed by 70,000 persons, the many "miracles of cures and conversions worked by Our Lady to prove to us that the Message of Fatima comes from God Almighty Himself, we know that this most prophetic Message must be held fast. Must be listened to; must be obeyed! To do otherwise is to despise prophecy. We Catholics have had all of the Fatima Message further confirmed to us by the positive approval as worthy of belief by seven successive popes, namely: Popes Pius XI, Pius XII, John XXIII, Paul VI, John Paul I and John Paul II, as well as yourself, Pope Benedict XVI.
note that two of your predecessors went personally to Fatima to offer
their homage to and show their approval of Our Lady of Fatima and Her
Message. Pope Paul VI went in 1967 on May 13 and Pope John Paul II went
three times, namely, May 13, 1982, May 13, 1991 and May 13, 2000.
considering all the above facts, it is clear that all of us must
hold fast to the whole Message of Fatima.
all, Catholics must
take it all to heart; but not only Catholics, as Pope John Paul II
said: "The Message (of Fatima) is addressed to every human being." (May
Holiness, it is well known that Sister Lucy of Fatima, writing under
holy obedience, wrote in her 4th Memoir the beginning of the Third
Secret, when she wrote down the following words of Our Lady:
Portugal the Dogma of the Faith will always be preserved etc."
knows that the Mother of God, the Blessed Virgin Mary does not start
such a sentence and then end it with the word "etc." For the salvation
of our souls and millions of others, in deep felt charity, in strict
justice and in hunger for salvific truth, we humbly and respectfully
insist upon our canonical right to know the words that follow "always
Most Holy Father,
that 47 years has passed since Pope John XXIII chose to not reveal
the Third Secret, it becomes clearer with every passing day just how
threatened are our souls, our. Christian civilization, our Church's
very existence in large portions of the world. Each day, our eternal
salvation is under greater attack.
civilization, which took over 1000 years to build, is threatened.
So is the very existence of the Catholic Faith worldwide. We know the
promise of Christ, "The gates of Hell shall not prevail against Her
(the Catholic Church)." But we also know that by the Great Apostasy
(predicted in Sacred Scripture), many former Catholics (even possibly
thinking they are still Catholic), will leave the Church by their
heresies and apostasy.
while the Catholic Church will last to the end of time, millions,
even many tens of millions, are leaving the Faith in their lukewarmness
and are being led astray by the one third of the stars of Heaven that
have fallen, (that is, the bad clergy, priests, bishops, Cardinals)
who are at the service of Satan. (Apoc. 12:3-4)
while Pope John
XXIII could not foresee the disastrous result of his decision to not
release the Third Secret, it becomes less and less excusable before
God and before men---in the light of the silent and growing apostasy
which your predecessor Pope John Paul II as well as yourself, have
spoken about so often.
apostasy is almost in full bloom and nothing short of revealing the
actual words of Our Lady of Fatima's full Third Secret will stop it.
yourself, know that there are members of your own household that
impede you from carrying out your duty. This is not new just to your
pontificate. Your immediate predecessors experienced the same
phenomena is no doubt in part explained by: famous cases of
philo-Communists infiltrating the Church to bring about its demise; the
success of the Masons of various "obediences" of various degrees to
infiltrate not only the Vatican but the Nunciatures and Chancery
offices around the world.
is in part also explained by various networks of militant purveyors
of filth who have targeted the priesthood (both diocesan and religious)
and the episcopacy for the downfall of the Church.
examples could be given. The point is that the faithful,
often naive, not prudent, are more and more subject to being led to
Hell by predators (who appear to them as pastors) because the true
shepherds are not watchful enough and are not speaking out
effectively. They are not as watchful as they should be because they do
not have the salutary solemn serious warning addressed to mankind.
They do not have the Third Secret of Fatima.
Holy Father---you must give it to them for their own salvation, for
your salvation and for the salvation of so many millions of lost
Most Holy Father,
words of the whole Third Secret must be overwhelming. Many people
will be astonished when they first hear them. You, yourself, as well as
your predecessors have, so to speak, told us parts of it at different
times in various discourses, interviews, speeches, talks, homilies in
private and in public. And taking all these discourses together, you
have told us that all of it, by now, has been told.
words you and other Popes and Cardinals have used have not been the
exact words of Our Lady. Rather, She was paraphrased, summarized and
edited, even though the core message of Hers was given. It was not
identified formally as Our Lady of Fatima's nor identified as Her
Third Secret. (Except in two or three rare reported instances when you
privately mentioned to one or two witnesses that it specified,
apparently, Vatican Council II, and it concerns changes in the Mass.)
scholars have been able to reconstruct much of the Third Secret
from the above-mentioned public published discourses. The problem is,
even the best Fatima scholar does not have the ability, the opportunity
or the grace to proclaim the Third Secret in a convincing, persuasive
and compelling way like the Blessed Virgin has.
that we have 47 years of experience trying to release the Third
Secret through various secondary channels and it is obviously not
working, we implore you to do your duty to all Christians before it is
know that various members of the hierarchy would like to reveal the
Third Secret but feel bound by an oath to not reveal it.
here we have an actual anomaly. On the one hand, there are Vatican
officials who proclaim loudly, publish even on TV to the widest
possible TV audience and to newspaper audiences that the Third
Secret is all revealed. Yet they rely on you to not release from any
vow of silence the many others who know the Secret, but who are not
allowed to speak of it. You yourself, Your Holiness, can release those
under oath of secrecy to no longer keep silent.
are aware that heretics, apostates and purveyors of error within
the Church are allowed to propagate and publish their errors. Why is
it that so many good and upright people must keep silent, especially
regarding the Third Secret. Can they actually be held to maintain
silence when the very custodians of that Secret are actually misleading
millions of souls about it? This too, needs an authoritative answer.
this score, perhaps moralists will be able to show the timid who
already know the Secret that they now must speak openly, truthfully and
completely, giving the whole Secret to the Faithful everywhere they
the Popes and Cardinals over the past 47 years have tried to let
out parts of the Secret, while being careful to not let the faithful
know explicitly that is what they were doing.
the faithful, for the most part, have not understood, or have not
paid enough attention. They either did not realize the grave
significance of these warnings, did not hear about them, or did not
understand them because of the language that these warnings were
Holy Father, Please, for the love of God, for the love of Our
Lady, for the love of souls, give us Our Lady's words. We do know that
the prophetic Message of Fatima can be found in Sacred Scripture. In
truth, if we would read, reflect on and live what is in Sacred
Scripture, then we would not need Fatima because Fatima repeats the
God knows the weakness of human nature and He knows we need the
voice of prophecy. This is not new but it goes back to Biblical times.
Since our times are so evil, we need the voice of prophecy now even
more than ever.
Thomas Aquinas explains that God sends prophets to every
generation, not to give a new doctrine, but to remind the faithful what
they must do to save their souls. (Summa
Theologica II-II Q174 A6, ad. 3l).
need to know the most prophetic words of Out Lady addressed to our
generation. We need Her actual words. We need them now.
Most Holy Father, Speak, Save Us---We
Perish!---Millions are Perishing
and more Catholics are leaving the Church. And many of those who
"stay in" do not go to Mass, do not get married sacramentally by the
Church; and many do not go to Confession and thus receive the Holy
Eucharist unworthily. This is happening among millions and millions.
very well know the dwindling presence at Mass. Before 1960, it was
70% in North America who went to Sunday Mass. Now it is about 25%.
is worse in Europe. Since 1965, the number of religious women has
declined by about 1,000,000. The number of priests has declined by
50,000 since 1965, yet. there are 300,000,000 more Catholics than in
1965. And the average age of the priests and religious is rising. There
is disaster on many fronts.
are perishing. More and more Catholics apostasize. Our churches are
empty. They are being sold off for millions of dollars as millions of
souls go to Hell. We are being devoured by the world, the devil and the
flesh. And our pastors are silent. And we are denied the saving words
of Our Lady of Fatima.
us the Bread we humbly but most insistently ask of you. Give us
the Bread of Prophecy, the prophetic words for our time. Give us the
actual words of Our Lady in the Third Secret.
It is About Our Own Personal Eternal
of what we have collected over the years includes the following:
"I am worried by the Blessed Virgin's
Messages to Lucy of Fatima. This
persistence of Mary about the dangers which menace the Church is a
Divine warning against the suicide of altering the Faith in Her
Liturgy, Her theology and Her soul . . ." (Pope Pius XII, as Card.
day will come when the civilized world will deny its God, when the
Church will doubt as Peter doubted." (Pope Pius XII, as Card. Pacelli)
"Can the Mother with all the force
of the love that She fosters in the
Holy Spirit and desires everyone's salvation keep silent on what
undermines the very bases of their salvation? No She cannot." (Pope
John Paul II, May 13, 1982)
"The Message of Fatima is a call to
conversion, alerting humanity to
have nothing to do with the "dragon", whose "tail swept down a third of
the stars of Heaven and dragged them to the earth." (Apoc. 12:1-4)
[Pope John Paul II, May 13, 2000]
Scripture scholars know, the stars of Heaven referred to in Apoc.
12:3-4 above, are Catholic priests, bishops and Cardinals. Here, Pope
John Paul II is telling us this prophecy of Scriptures is being
fulfilled before our eyes and to be on our guard against bad Cardinals,
bishops and priests.
helps to explain what Pope John Paul II spoke about on May 13,
1982 that the very bases of our salvation is being undermined. The
Catholic clergy are one of the bases of our salvation. Other
bases of our salvation are our Catholic Faith, our dogmatic definitions
and our liturgical practices.
Cardinals Speak Out
Cardinals have spoken publicly about the Secret, lifting the veil on
the Third Secret it is foretold, among other things, that the Great
Apostasy in the Church will begin at the top." ---Cardinal Mario
Luigi Ciappi, (Papal Theologian to five successive popes for 40 years).
know that the Antichrist cannot come unless first there is the Great
Apostasy. (2 Thess. 2:1-12) So, does the Third
Secret also speak about the Antichrist? Perhaps so. It was Sister Lucy
herself, when asked about the Secret, who said, "It is in the Gospels
and the Apocalypse, read them." She further specified on another
occasion that the Secret is contained in the Apocalypse, Chapters 8-12.
there is Your Holiness' own public statements about the Secret while
you were still a Cardinal:
things contained in the Third Secret correspond to what has been
announced in Scripture." (Cardinal Ratzinger, Nov. 11, 1984)
Third Secret concerns: "A radical call to conversion; the absolute
importance of history; the dangers threatening the Faith and the life
of the Christian, and therefore of the world. And then the importance
of the last things ("i Novissimi")
at the end of the world. (Cardinal Ratzinger, Nov. 11, 1984)
Some False Reasons for Not Releasing It
has been said that the Third Secret should not be released because
the Russians will make certain moves. Others deny that this is a
motive. But even if the Third Secret predicts the invasion of Western
Europe by Russia, we know this already from the prophetic dreams of St.
truth of the matter is that Our Lady of Fatima told us, "War is a
punishment for sin." If Western Europe is invaded by Russia, it will be
due to sin. The Third Secret will be a stern call to penance, to
to conversion that could prevent this tragedy, as people will amend
their lives. Without that call, the people will merit either invasion
or annihilation. We all need this prophetic call.
are others who say this Third Secret will be misinterpreted. This
is almost laughable, since in the Church itself over the past 40 years,
Popes have allowed countless bad things to be said and done by "lying
teachers" about the Faith, morals, and religious practices. The faith
itself has been perverted. After years of propagating these false
teachings, these "lying teachers", these so called theologians,
moralists, priests who are promoting sin, get merely a slap on the
wrist, if that at all. This is not to mention that well-known scandal
of members of the hierarchy promoting and moving from place to place
priest pedophiles who prey on children and adolescents. This is a
scandal of the highest order.
those who say that the Secret should not be released because it will
be misunderstood or misinterpreted, we ask: who are you to impose your
disordered views of what is good for the Church, when it comes to the
Mother of God Herself? She, the Immaculate One, the Queen of Heaven,
She, the Mother of Good Counsel, She knows what is good for us. Please!
Let us hear Her finally.
The Scandal of Further Silence
may also be a punishment for the bad morals of many Catholics alive
today. We pray that Our Lady's merits and intercession will liberate
Your Holiness from the bad advice and bad advisors, and finally give us
the unvarnished truth. "The truth will make you free." Jesus said. Give
us this freedom from errors, sin and eternal death.
are those who say Pope Benedict XVI cannot release the Third
Secret because it will be a scandal. The scandal will be to all those
poor souls who trusted Cardinal Bertone to tell the whole truth of his
visits to Sister Lucy. The scandal will be the silence of Pope John
Paul II not correcting Cardinal Bertone when he told us that what he
was releasing was the whole Third Secret.
Bertone will be seen to have scandalized the faithful when he
said that Sister Lucy told him she wrote nothing else but the text he
published. These and similar "scandals" would take place if the whole
text of the Third Secret were released. The Vatican would lose face,
the Cardinal would not be believed--- the memory of Pope John Paul II
and his predecessors would not be held in as high regard and soon.
The answer is given by great Popes,
starting with the Apostle Peter
who said, "We must obey God rather than men." Pope Gregory the Great
said, "It is better for scandal to arise than for the truth to be
fact is that it is a continuing scandal not to release the Secret.
are three kinds of scandal:
first kind of scandal is for someone to do something wrong which
is seen by another; which leads the second person to follow the bad
example. This is scandal---pure and simple.
second kind of scandal is for someone to do a thing that is not
bad in itself, and not of any great importance, but when it is seen
by those who are ignorant or weak in faith, it causes them to see this
neutral act in a bad light, commit the same act, think they are
sinning, and thus for them, are actually sinning if they deliberately
commit the act.
is called scandal of the weak. We should avoid doing or saying
things that scandalize the weak. St. Paul gives the example of those
who eat meat that is sold in the market place after it had been
offered to idols. In itself, buying and eating meat is not a sin
because God made the meat and so it is lawful to eat it. But if a
person who is weak sees the first person doing this act and concludes
that the first person is offering sacrifice to idols, then the first
person should not eat it. Better to avoid it altogether so that no
one is scandalized.
third type of scandal is Pharisaical scandal. The Pharisees were
"scandalized" by Jesus when He cured people on the Sabbath. Here
Jesus was doing positive good to souls, curing their bodies,
delivering them from Satan and making their faith grow and saving
souls. The Pharisees were not to be heeded because they wanted to
stop the positive good that Jesus was doing. We should not stop doing
great good because evil persons will misinterpret our actions.
Supreme Law of the Church is the salvation of souls. The release of
the Third Secret will save millions of souls. Do not be put off by
certain Pharisees in the Vatican and elsewhere who may be slightly or
greatly embarrassed by the revelation of all Our Lady's words in the
Third Secret. Do not stop doing the good of releasing the Third
Secret because of Pharisaical scandal!
Most Holy Father Our Prayers are With You!
know the Third Secret is
a powerful Message and hard to relay to others. Sister Lucy took from
October 1943 to January 1944 to write it down. She was under a vow of
obedience to obey. She wanted to obey and yet could not put pen to
paper for over two months until Our Lady appeared to her on January 2,
1944 and then it still took her seven more days to write the complete
text of approximately twenty-five lines on January 9, 1944.
prayers are with you Holy Father. We know that no one can take pride in
oneself when this Message is finally released, because all people will
have to examine their own consciences upon the release of this
We not only appeal to you in charity as the father of all Catholics worldwide. And we ask for bread from you---we pray you do not give us a scorpion. (See Luke 11:12, also Matt. 7:9-11) We need the bread of unvarnished truth---without half truths, excuses, or mental reservations. We need it now. . . .
also appeal to you since we are aware that you personally wrote to
Antonio Socci, the noted Italian journalist who published a recent book
demonstrating there is still a portion of the Secret yet to be
revealed. In this letter to Mr. Socci about his book, you thanked him
"for the sentiment that inspired its writing."
to now we have appealed to you as our father. We have appealed to
you as the shepherd of our souls. We have appealed to your charity.
"Deus caritas est". You have
told us this virtue of charity is close to
your heart. We trust you will love us enough to give us Our Lady's
Our Appeal in Strict Justice
have these rights, not to use foolishly but in fact so that we can
serve God and save our souls. We have these rights so that we can carry
out our Catholic responsibilities.
also have rights in relation to our pastors. This we can see from
examples in the natural order.
is a matter of strict justice that a doctor, when he accepts a
client, a patient, that he does his best for that client's physical
same is true of a lawyer. When he accepts a client, he must do his best
to protect his civil and God-given rights.
too, a priest, when he becomes a pastor of a parish, he takes on a
strict obligation before God and man to do his best to save the souls
of those entrusted to his care. By the canonical mission he has
received of becoming the pastor of that parish and of all the souls
entrusted to him in that parish, each member of the Faithful has the
right in strict justice to expect and receive from his pastor, the
care, the advice and the information he needs to save his soul.
too, Holy Father, you have freely accepted to be pastor of all
souls on earth by accepting the papacy. You were free to refuse but you
accepted. So, too, you accepted the responsibility as pastor of our
souls, all of us.
we, taking our salvation most seriously, knowing that you have
information that is useful and quite possibly necessary for our
salvation, are reminded of our obligation to ask you for this
Paul himself said regarding his stewardship: "I have kept back
nothing that was profitable to you, but have preached it to you, and
taught you publicly, and from house to house." (Acts 20:20)
imitate St. Paul so that regarding the Catholic Faith in
totality, and in regard to the Third Secret, you yourself may be able
to say with a clear conscience what St. Paul said:
I take you to witness this day that I am clear from the
blood of all men; for I have not spared to declare unto you all the
counsel of God. Take heed to yourselves and to the whole flock wherein
the Holy Ghost has placed you bishops, to rule the Church of God which
He has purchased with His Own Blood. I know that after my departure,
ravening wolves will enter in among you, not sparing the flock
and of your own selves, shall arise men speaking perverse things, to
draw away disciples after them." (Acts 20:26-30)
some might think that we exaggerate our rights, that we pretend
to too much regarding our rights to appeal to you, we draw their
attention and yours to the following Doctrine solemnly taught by the
Creed of a Sacred Council of the Catholic Church:
in all cases that require ecclesiastical investigation one may
have recourse to the judgment of the Church of Rome." (II Council
of Lyons, Dz. 466)
who is aggrieved may appeal to it in matters pertaining to the
also teach and declare that he (the Pope) is the supreme judge
of the faithful and that one can have recourse to his judgment in
all cases pertaining to ecclesiastical jurisdiction." (Vatican Council
I Dz. 1830)
has been taught splendidly by both II Council of Lyons and the I
Vatican Council that in matters pertaining to ecclesiastical
jurisdiction, every Baptized Catholic has a right to appeal directly to
the Third Secret of Fatima is a matter pertaining to
ecclesiastical jurisdiction. As the 5th Lateran Council tells us-- -in
matters of prophetic revelation, the Pope is the sole judge. Fatima is
such a matter---we want a formal judgment from yourself. So we invoke
our canonical right as defined by the Church to seek a ruling from
Holy Father, We Appeal to You as Follows:
is not from the Queen of Heaven or it is not addressed to us and you
must personally (not through another person, not even a Cardinal) tell
us solemnly without any reservations nor in less than plain speech,
that this message is either not from the Blessed Virgin---or that it is
not addressed to the faithful.
respectfully remind you of your obligation in strict justice for a
ruling from you personally on this above matter.
right of the Faithful to appeal is even confirmed by the teaching of
the Second Vatican Council which states:
the Third Secret of Fatima is one such spiritual good of the
Church. We invoke our right to have it given to us by our sacred
layman should openly reveal to them (the sacred pastors) his
needs and desires with that freedom and confidence which befits a
son of God and a brother of Christ." (Lumen
Gentium, Par. 37)
canonical petition is made in keeping with Canon 212 § 3, which
(Christ's Faithful) have the right, indeed at times, the duty, in
keeping with their knowledge, competence and position to manifest to
the Sacred Pastors, their views on matters which concern the good of
the Church. They have the right also to make their views known to
others of Christ's faithful . . ."
Most Holy Father,
Father, Save Us---We Perish.
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