With so much scandal filling the news for many years now on what is going on in the Catholic Church -- it can be very depressing. For those that are weak in their faith, this is very difficult. What do you say to family and friends who are very distraught? It is very difficult to say the right thing and keep them faithful.
For some reason God has allowed this Freemasonic infiltration into the Church and it started probably as early as the late 1800's. The Popes began at that time to write about it warning us. This is not so today. There are many who look at you as though you are a conspiracy theorist if you mention Freemasonic Infiltration in the Church. We have encyclicals to show that it is fact! Somehow we either dropped the ball in warning the faithful or the infiltration became so GREAT that they kept it from the faithful. It seems to be the latter -- unfortunately.
For those of us who are reading this website, we should already have a spirit of reparation. This can be shared with those whom we love. God calls all of us to make reparation. Teach those you love the Reparation Prayers of Fatima. This will give them a sense of closeness to God that would otherwise not be there --- otherwise Satan uses these scandals to augment the problem among the faithful. We must put love where there is no love. Daily praying these prayers of Reparation will help win grace and favor with God for ourselves and the world. We must pray to Our Lady for Her Love. If we can love with Her - we will be faithful. If we love on our own - we will be defeated! We must never let go of Her hand. She was given to us by God for this reason. Only those who were in the company of Mary were standing under the cross. The rest ran in fear. We must be like those who wish to be in the company of Mary. She will guide us and pray for the necessary graces to strengthen us. We must not lose hope because with God all things are possible.
Pray to Our Lady when those you love come to you asking for answers to the problems in the Church. Only God has the answers - we must pray and make Reparation for the sins of the world as She had asked for at Fatima. Lead others to Her for guidance and strength. Teach them the Fatima prayers and the Rosary.
I hope this is helpful. May we stay close to Our Lady and make Reparation as She had asked. May God bless all of you and may we all persevere during these stormy days in the Church. May we find each other at the foot of the Cross in the company of Mary!
PS - The Reparation Prayers are found on this website under Fatima - Thank you and God bless! St. Ignatius of Loyola pray for us and all priests.
Bernadette Porter is a Traditional Catholic, a wife of 41 years with 6 adult home-schooled children and 5 grandchildren. A sincere devotion to Mary, the Mother of God leads me to want to share "The Church's best kept secret" - Mary!