The last article was painful enough to read about. This website is to promote the urgent need for Fatima. Therefore, this article is written to inform all those who have a heart for Fatima that the enemy of the Church has even entered into the Basilica at Fatima Portugal and that it can not be overlooked - since we are to offer Reparation for such crimes. This is not easy to read but we are called by Our Lady to OFFER REPARATION FOR THIS. 'Catholic Family News' has been diligent in reporting this January 25th about the sacrilege of a new and improved "crucifix" that has been there since May 2017 for the 100 year celebration in Fatima, Portugal. I have reprinted some of this info from their website. My next article will be on the need for Reparation to the Holy Face of Jesus. This Novena starts this Sunday, February 4th. I will include all that is needed for this devotion which is so greatly needed today. It is a Carmelite devotion, therefore, it is appropriate that we pay attention to this and offer our prayers of reparation for the sins committed against God.
The new ‘crucifix’ pictured above is on the outside steps of the venerable Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary and is a recent addition that features somewhat of a transgender, unmanly, extremely skinny human figure, with effeminate facial hair and posing features floating away from the cross above and behind the Altar/table. However, these female characteristics are offset by a disproportionately large prominence in a key area of the male anatomy. This is an obscenity; an outrage; and an impious sacrilege – and it is on full display where hundreds of thousands at a time attend outdoor Masses viewing this disgusting spectacle, including during the Papal Mass of May 13, 2017 for the Fatima centenary.
Our Lord and God, Jesus Christ, the Son of God the Father, was incarnated as a man; so should He be depicted in art. At the end of this article is a warning from Pope St. Pius X that this was going to be experienced at this time.
And then at Christmas - there was a Nativity display that was also gender-neutral. Pilgrims who traveled to Fatima during the Christmas season saw the new Nativity Scene of Paulo Neves, a set of three sculptures, located in the nave of the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima, near the entrance, on the Epistle side.
The installation of the sculptures, commissioned by the Fatima Shrine recaptures the Holy Family, and, in the figure of Mary, the sculptor depicts a heart on the maternal breast of the Virgin Mary. There is nothing masculine in the appearance of Saint Joseph. This gender-neutral or feminist presentation is consistent with numerous other pieces of modern art at Fatima. The attempted depiction of the Divine Child Jesus as an almost formless block of wood is far beyond traditional Catholic sensibilities. Once again, another appearance of Modernist art at Fatima is a clarion call for us to make reparation for the “outrages, sacrileges and indifference” by which Our Lord and God, Jesus Christ, is offended.
Conclusion: The following words of Pope St. Pius X issued on the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (September 8, 1907) in his Encyclical on the Doctrine of the Modernists (Pascendi Dominici Gregis) are an apt conclusion to this article:
“It must, however, be confessed that these latter days have witnessed a notable increase in the number of the enemies of the Cross of Christ, who, by arts entirely new and full of deceit, are striving to destroy the vital energy of the Church, and, as far as in them lies, utterly to subvert the very Kingdom of Christ. Wherefore We may no longer keep silence…” (Pascendi, n. 1 – emphasis added)
Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us!
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!