Many modern Private Revelations have beenwarning of these unfathomable Church compromises for quite some time. It becomes self-explanatory as to why the Church has been unjustly criticizing these prophetic messages for years (3). On January 22, 1973, the United States Supreme Court decided the landmark "Jane Roe (Norma L. McCorvey) vs. Henry Wade" case, which deemed abortion (the slaughtering human babies before and during birth: partial birth abortion) a fundamental right. This decision would eventually become responsible for the deaths of over 50 million innocent babies in the US alone. As this modern culture of death arose, Our Blessed Mother began appearing to Sister Agnes Katsuko Sasagawa in Akita, Japan (4). Her messages warned of a new era of evil, in which the devil would infiltrate the Church. She prophesied a terrible time in the near future in which the Catholic Church would accept compromise (subsidizing intrinsic evils such as abortion and homosexuality), that could culminate in a "Great Chastisement by fire". These Akita apparitions have been declared worthy of belief by Cardinal Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict XVI, as well as Akita's Local Bishop Ito (5, 6). In his pastoral letter, Bishop Ito said that it would have been difficult to believe in a message from Our Lady that is so terrible, unless there was overwhelming proof (miracles) that it was indeed from Her (7). Pay careful attention to the green links concerning supporting documentation, as this information will be very difficult to accept.
Through a message given on October 13th (the anniversary day of the Miracle of the Sun and coinciding with the year of the Roe vs. Wade decision), by Our most Holy Mother to Sister Agnes, we are told: "If men do not repent and better themselves, the Father will inflict a terrible punishment on all humanity. It will be a punishment greater than the deluge, such as one will never have seen before. Fire will fall from the sky and will wipe out a great part of humanity, the good as well as the bad, sparing neither priests nor faithful. The survivors will find themselves so desolate that they will envy the dead. The only arms which will remain for you will be the Rosary and the Sign left by My Son. Each day recite the prayers of the Rosary. With the Rosary, pray for the Pope, the Bishops and the Priests. The work of the devil will infiltrate even into the Church in such a way that one will see Cardinals opposing Cardinals, Bishops against other Bishops. The priests who venerate Me (MMP) will be scorned and opposed by their confreres (other priests). Churches and altars will be sacked. The Church will be full of those who accept compromises, and the demon will press many priests and consecrated souls to leave the service of the Lord. The demon will be especially implacable against the souls consecrated to God. The thought of the loss of so many souls is the cause of My sadness. If sins increase in number and gravity, there will no longer be pardon for them. Pray very much the prayers of the Rosary. I alone am able to still save you from the calamities which approach. Those who place their confidence in Me will be saved." (8, 9, 10). A former Philippine ambassador to the Vatican, Howard Dee, said in a 1998 interview with Inside the Vatican magazine, "Bishop Ito was certain Akita was an extension of Fatima, and Cardinal Ratzinger (now Pope Benedict) personally confirmed to me that these two messages, (The third Secret of Fatima & the Akita message), are essentially the same (11, 12)." These prophesies of fire from the sky are Biblically reinforced; "For behold, the Lord will come in fire, and His chariots like the whirlwind, To render His anger with fury, And His rebuke with flames of fire. For the Lord will execute judgment by fire And by His sword on all flesh, And those slain by the Lord will be many" (Isaiah 66:15). "Neither their silver nor their gold Will be able to deliver them On the day of the Lordís wrath; And all the Earth will be devoured in fire" (Zepheniah 1 - 2).
There are two books that help explain the reasoning for the Great Chastisement; "Akita: The Tears and the Message of Mary" by Father Teiji Yasuda (1989) and "The Meaning of Akita" by John Haffert (1989) ISBN 9781890137052. Through interviews with Sister Agnes, one of the primary reasons for the Great Chastisement is the "murdering of babies in their mother's wombs". This multitude of murdered innocents are constantly appealing to God for justice. God hears their cries of grief for being prevented from living out their natural lives on Earth. God communicated that these abortions are painful to the unborn. Sister Agnes experienced these pains, and those near her said it was heart-wrenching. We learned through her, that the unborn babies are aware they are being slaughtered, and greatly desired to live. Jesus told the Jews: "Do not think that I will condemn you before the Father. The one who will accuse you is Moses" (John 5:45). Through these Private Revelations, we learn that the propagators of the unholy silent massacre will be accused before Our Holy Father, "by a sea of multitudes of slaughtered innocents".
The Miracle of the Sun in Fatima Portugal was witnessed by up to 100,000 people and as far 32 miles away (13). Witnesses to the Miracle were astonished by the spectacular demonstration, not only did they see the fire of the sun detach itself and fall upon the earth, but they felt the intense heat. The flooded grounds and their soaked clothes from the torrential rain, just prior to the miracle, dried up immediately before their eyes (14). Some were up to their ankles in mud, then standing upon dry soil. Moreover, it was the only miracle in the history of the world that God performed at a predicted time and place. As our Holy Mother of God explained: "So that all may believe". And most astounding, even as the Catholic Church spent 13 years investigating, the atheist communist tabloids acknowledged it as a miracle by God the very next morning (15).
The Miracle took place on October 13, 1917 in the Cova da Iria in Fatma, Portugal. People came from everywhere to observe what the Portuguese newspapers were ridiculing for months, an assertion by three little shepherd children that a miracle was going to occur at high-noon in the Cova, (a large valley believed to have been formed by a meteor impact in ancient times). This is a very powerful and meaningful Miracle which demands further investigation to comprehend. Many witnesses were interviewed by Fr. John De Marchi (Italian Catholic priest and researcher) as well as the famous author John Mathias Haffert (founder of the Blue Army of Fatima). Haffert's book: "Meet the Witnesses (ISBN 9781890137564) provides the most details, as he personally interviewed over 200 of witnesses, obtaining signed descriptions, statements and testimonies. The following is a link to a Wikipedia page on Haffert. At the bottom of the page there is a section entitled "Media", it has an audio file in Mp3 format of Haffert describing witness accounts of those he interviewed. It is absolutely imperative to listen to this audio to truly grasp what occurred (16).
The descriptions most portrayed by the media are pretty rainbow colors and the sun dancing in the sky. However, the actual witnesses' accounts describe something very different, a frightful event of the fire from the sun falling to the Earth (17). They felt the intense heat, people ran for cover while parents threw themselves over their children. Some reported having nightmares for years, running from the fire. This is why the Catholic Church originally had such difficulty declaring the Miracle "worthy of belief", which it eventually did 13 years later. The following descriptions of the Miracle are from the audio by John Haffert:
One witness was about 18 kilometers away (approximately 11 miles) in the town of Alburitel. People were streaming along the road through the town, on their way to Fatima. The people in his town thought it was foolish to believe the three children who were predicting that there was going to be a Miracle that day. He described a man standing along the side of the road laughing, ridiculing and scoffing at the drove of people passing through the town; "Foolish people! For three children, you are coming from where? Walking in this soaking rain!" It was a terrible rainstorm, a drenching downpour that was causing flooding. He said; "The sun began to move in the sky. Everyone noticed the change in the atmosphere. There were colors, and the sun began to move in the sky. People were so frightened that they all began to run to the Church. And then suddenly, the sun began to plunge down upon them" (7 minutes 30 seconds in) (18).
Haffert interviewed a Portuguese woman (who was 22 years old at the time of the Miracle) in a church. They were next to a stained glass window depicting the Miracle of the Sun, a picture of a whirling sun with the colors streaming down. She pointed to the window and said; "It wasnít like that! The sun came down upon us, we were all about to be burned alive!" Everyone within and area of 32 miles thought it was the end of the world (10 minutes in) (19).
Another witness was about 18 kilometers away (about 11 miles) in the opposite direction. He was 12 years old at the time and was herding sheep. He said; "I donít remember to this day what happened to the sheep. All I can remember is that this fireball came down upon the Earth and I knew I was about to be burned alive. And I ran, and I ran, and I ran. All I can remember is my fear. I often woke up at night, running. Running from the fire. We thought it was the end of the world. The fire of the sun was on top of us" (10 minutes 50 seconds in) (20).
The very man who was scoffing at the people in the town of Alburitel fell to his knees confessing his sins and crying for mercy (11 minutes and 51 seconds in) (21).
One of the witnesses was up to his calves in water. Haffert asked him why he didnít find dry ground and he replied: "It was the only place I could find where I could see the children". After the Miracle, the ground and his clothes were completely dry (13 minutes 55 seconds) (22).
Haffert makes a very compelling argument that the Miracle was a vision of the Great Chastisement.
Seeking information concerning phenomenon that could explain "the fire from the sun detaching itself and falling upon the Earth" (considered to be the future Great Chastisement), there is an IMAX documentary on the sun entitled "Solar Max". Approximately 22 minutes and 23 seconds into the film there is a plausible explanation. "Recently scientists have found that suns like ours normally produce a superflare, about once every century".This is a short burst of energy that sometimes occurs during a magnetic pole shift, in which a star's corona can temporarily flare out (23). If our sun behaved similarly, the superflare could momentarily engulf some the inner planets, "We are fortunate that our sun appears to be more stable than most other suns". There are several related articles detailing recent changes to our sun (24, 25). One important clue is that the Miracle of the Sun lasted for approximately ten minutes, coincidentally the exact time it takes photons of light from the sun to reach the Earth, a possible indicator that the Great Chastisement may be a phenomena generated from a catastrophic solar eruption. Another clue is that "stars like our sun normally emit these superflares". Contrarily, so far, our sun has not. Has God been protecting our Earth from such occurrences for millions of years? This prophesy by Zepheniah of the Earth being devoured by fire may not be initiated by God, but God standing aside and allowing nature to take its normal coarse. "Fire will fall from the sky and will wipe out a great part of humanity, the good as well as the bad, sparing neither priests nor faithful". Why the good as well as the bad? Why sparing neither priests nor faithful? Rudimentary; because they failed to act against the devil infiltrating the Church. Whose fault would it be? The good who do nothing.
Incorruptible Jacinta Marto (born 1910 - died 1920) exhumation and reburial photos
Some extreme left wing liberal Catholics have argued that there are several degrees of separation between the pro-abortion organizations supported by the USCCB. Unfortunately, as Michael Voris documents establish, it's not several degrees, but one degree. Voris sheds light on USCCB funding going directly to pro-abortion / pro-homosexual groups. Life News (one of the most effective Pro-Life sites on the web) has also been severely criticized by liberal Catholics (26). Why is money being funneled to pro-death organizations like ACORN and the Center for Community Change, and not to Pro-Life organizations? (27, 28). And particularly, why to Alinsky organizations? Saul Alinsky was a satanist who dedicated his books to the devil.
ACORN has repeatedly been demonstrated, proven and verified to be a criminal innovation designed to hijack elections under the guise of helping the poor. Itís in the crosshairs of the FBI, IRS and every disenfranchised voter in the entire United States of America. Obama was an Alinsky method instructor for ACORN. Alinsky's dedicated his blueprint book "Rules for Radicals" to satan. Obama told the Washington Post that "Alinsky provided the finest education I had in my life". Our fundamental voting rights are at risk of being lost forever, just in the State of Washington (2000 Elections), half a million ACORN votes were thrown out as fraudulent, in an Election that had a 133 vote difference. ACORNís strategy is to bombard the Elections with millions of fraudulent registrations, relying on the fraudulent votes that can get through the underfunded and understaffed system. ACORN is like a roach laying millions of eggs, the chances are tens of thousands will survive. Keep in mind ACORN infests 38 States, it is a diabolical machine purposely designed to hijack elections for the far left. According to John. Fund of the Wall Street Journal, there are 12 active investigations (including the FBI and the IRS) into ACORN for Voter. (25 min 45 secs in on this FlashPlayer video link (29). CNN is starting to catch up to FOX in recognizing the Obama Administration's destruction to the US economy and jobs. Now we know why unemployment is so high; its actually job displacement:
Why did the USCCB openly support Obama, the most pro-death candidate ever? (30, 31, 32, 33, 34) When giving a speech to Planned Parenthood on July 17, 2007, said: "The first thing I'd do as president is sign the Freedom of Choice Act. That's the first thing that I'd do." Obama voted 3 times against the The Born Alive Infant Protection Act that prohibits Doctors of botched Late-Term abortions (typically 7 - 9 months) to place fully developed living babies in cold boxes to die cruel deaths of Thermal Exposure (35, 36, 37, 38, 39). Obama was the only Senator against it. Even Planned Parenthood thought it was too gruesome to support.
Moreover, Liberal Catholics have avowed that the widely expanding proliferation of homosexual Masses are forms of outreach to the gay community. There is a world of difference between outreach and condoning. Parishioners of the Rochester Diocese are going crazy with gay Masses, in addition to clashing with a USCCB Bishop who is vigorously endeavoring to ordain a lesbian nun. Irate Parishioners erected their own site in passionate opposition, as their Church is being taken over by flaming homosexuals (40). Parishioners objected that these Masses actually cater to homosexuals, as nothing is said of it being a sinful lifestyle. One parishioner complained how it was insinuated at one of these homosexual Masses that some of Jesusí Disciples may have been gay.