From: John Schreiber
"Fatima Message" (July 13, 1917) Is it worthy of belief? You be the judge.
Our Lady of Fatima appeared to three small children (Lucia dos Santos, age 10, and her cousins, Francisco, 9, and Jacinta Marto, 7; Lucia, the lone survivor, soon to be 99-years-old (born March 22, 1907) living as Sister Mary Lucia of the Discalced Carmelites in Coimbra, Portugal), on six occasions in 1917, between May 13 and October 13. Here's part of her message from July 13, 1917.
First she shows the children hell. "You have seen hell, where the souls of poor sinners go. The war is going to end (World War I), but if people do not cease offending God, a worse one will break out during the pontificate of Pius XI. When you see a night illuminated by an unknown light (this was the Europe aurora borealis on the night of January 25-26, 1938, which was unusual and always regarded by Lucia as the God-given sign which had been promised), know that this is the great sign given you by God that He is about to punish the world for its crimes, by means of war, famine and persecution of the church and of the Holy Father. To prevent this, I shall come to ask for the consecration of Russia to my Immaculate Heart and the Communion of Reparation on the first Saturdays. If my requests are heeded, Russia will be converted, and there will be peace. If not, she will spread her errors throughout the world," (communism), "causing wars" (the more famous Korean, Vietnam War, errors spread from Russia) "and persecutions of the church." (Today Red China, North Korea, errors spread from Russia). "The good will be martyred." (Some cases throughout the world, hard to say how many because of a controlled press in these countries). "The Holy Father will have much to suffer." Was Pope John Paul II that pope? Shot by Mehmet Ali Agca on May 13, 1981, on the anniversary of Our Lady's first appearance at Fatima on May 13, 1917. On the front page of the Winona Daily News (October 12, 2003) it did a story on Pope John Paul II titled "Legacy of Struggle." John Paul's reign has largely been about a painful, personal struggle with declining health while his legacy suffers from the effects of clergy sex abuse scandals, mainly in the United States and Europe. "Various nations will be annihilated." Then Our Lady told the children three months in advance, the time (October 13) and the hour (noon) that a miracle would take place "So that everyone would believe." Between 70,000-100,000 people witnessed "the miracle of the sun." (Read John M. Haffert's book "Meet the Witnesses.") It was so believable, in fact, that the famous Warner Bros. of Hollywood made a movie on it in the 1940s called "The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima" starring Gilbert Roland.
Is it safe to say that all she has prophesied has come true, but one? "Russia will spread her errors throughout the world (Red China, North Korea) causing nations to be annihilated." Is this worthy of belief? But before you answer, re-read syndicated columnist Cal Thomas' column in the Winona Daily News of June 9, 2005, "China: A Gathering Threat." China has defined America as its main enemy and can launch nuclear weapons that are capable of killing 100 million of us. China will have more than 400 warheads capable of reaching us by 2008. So believe it or not, only time will tell.