Several years ago, Cardinal Caffarra (one of the four "dubia cardinals") revealed the contents of a conversation he had with Sister Lucia, one of the Fatima seers. She told him that the final battle between Our Lord and Satan will revolve around marriage and the family. In this centenary of our Lady of Fatima's appearances to the children, we do see that battle ratcheting before our very eyes.
At the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast two days ago, Cardinal Robert Sarah called "gender ideology", "same-sex marriage" etc what they are: demonic attacks on humanity. Earlier this evening, I attended a talk given by Doug Mainwaring on this very topic (see Tuesday's post). He said very much the same things; I'll be posting reports on this within the next few days.
Today the fourth Rome Life Forum convened in Rome, spearheaded by Voice of the Family. I now link to VOF's site so that you can follow along this important conference and will also post some commentaries on the talks as they proceed. Today one of the speakers was Father Linus Clovis of Family Life International. I would urge careful study of his entire talk, in which he names Amoris Laetitia as both a trojan horse and a cast-down gauntlet.
He reminds us of the three requests of Our Lady of Fatima: reform of our lives, the First Saturday devotions and the consecration of Russia. We are certainly capable of fulfilling the first two, as they pertain to our personal lives. We must pray that the pope and bishops finally consecrate Russia to Our Lady's Immaculate Heart.