I got an idea - let's make up a new conspiracy:
Pope Benedict cried when he realized
the Octave of Pentecost was cancelled?
Or. When he read the Third Secret?
Or. When he was forced to resign and forced to say
whatever the Vatican lavender mafia told him to say?
Vatican News issued the Communique today:
“ Several articles have appeared recently, including declarations attributed to Professor Ingo Dollinger according to which Cardinal Ratzinger, after the publication of the Third Secret of Fatima (which took place in June 2000), had confided to him that the publication was not complete,” – the Communiqué reads – “In this regard, Pope emeritus Benedict XVI declares ‘never to have spoken with Professor Dollinger about Fatima’, clearly affirming that the remarks attributed to Professor Dollinger on the matter ‘are pure inventions, absolutely untrue’, and he confirms decisively that ‘the publication of the Third Secret of Fatima is complete’.” - Vatican RadioI'm certain I wasn't the only one praying Pope Benedict would say something. I thank God for prayers answered.
These stories are inventions. Sheer inventions. Visionaries and wanna be prophets and Catholics who want to retract Vatican II, the liturgical reforms, as well as every utterance made by Pope Francis - they want everything retracted. The pope doesn't condemn this or that at every turn, he doesn't say what they want him to say - then he's a bad pope. These people are the ones who sow confusion. Consciously and deliberately.
I recall how Mother Angelica - God love her, God rest her soul, and all of that, once said "I for one do not think the entire things has been revealed." So what? Except all of her fans picked up on that and ran with it and they ran right smack into the Remnant and rad-trad-Fatimists who not only insist the popes and bishops are lying heretics, they throw into the mix a cocktail of other private revelations, insisting the Fatima secret said the great apostasy has arrived and there's a bad pope and a bad Mass and on and on.
Pundits online feed on this tabloid crap and vomit it back to their crack-pot-Catholic-militants - albeit all dressed up in nice looking websites operated by unemployed stay at home dads reaping in donations, while sowing confusion among faithful Catholics stupid enough to read their crap. Today, Fr. Z posted the communique and ends his post, "Take it for what it's worth." (Just a hint that he thinks it's a PR stunt, huh?) I'm so sick of his bullshit - feeding his adoring fans and contributors with his b.s. - he's the master of open ended statement and innuendo, quoting his prestigious salon buddies to spread the contagion of doubt without actually tarnishing his reputation. The priest commentators, canonists and bishops and cardinals 'in union with' Fr. Z spin their crap - and they, along with media seem to me to be the ones creating confusion, which they in turn blame Pope Francis for.
Pope Francis gave an interview to La Croix - no one was able go into outrage mode because he said nothing contrary to Catholic teaching - or should I say - say something his critics could spin to sound as if he was 'bending the rules'. Hell - he's come out in defense of marriage - and against gay marriage. He's come out in defense of life. There are so many examples, I don't want to waste time.
The Fatima sensationalism is very interesting - quite similar to the superstition surrounding the Millennium - Y2K. The Centenary is upon us and everyone is fast predicting this and that - false visionaries and mystics listening to their own imaginary voices - pious and lovely as they may be. People are in the market to be deceived. Just remember - Christ foretold, "For false Christs and false prophets will appear and perform signs and wonders that would deceive even the elect, if that were possible."
The last group of people who declared Rome was in apostasy, and the pope was a heretic and/or the Whore of Babylon were the Protestant reformers and their followers. Now it is traditional Roman Catholics who reject Vatican II, the Ordinary Form of Mass, and the papacy of Pope Francis.
What the Novus Ordo watchmen are really telling you.