THE SERVANT GENERAL
ASSAULTS ON FAITH, FAMILY AND LIFE
FATIMA AND PRO-LIFE
May 18, 2017
We have said it over and over again. The final battle in this
third millennium is the culture of death versus the culture
of life. The assaults on faith, family and life by very powerful
human forces, backed by the devil, continues and intensifies,
founded on sexual licentiousness. The secular world is truly
under the dominion of the enemy. There is only one real enemy,
and it is the evil one.
Wake up, Catholics. Be informed, you who value faith, family
and life. Rise up, holy warriors.
Our Lady of Fatima showed them hell. Why pro-lifers
should care 100 years later
May 12, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) One hundred years ago, three
shepherd children in Portugal saw a vision of hell that so
terrified them they thought they would die.
They saw a great sea
of roaring fire into which were plunged demons and countless
souls who had opposed God and his ways while they lived. The
damned souls were like red-hot burning coals that emitted
searing flames from their burning human-like forms. They shrieked
and groaned, consumed by pain and despair.
It was Our Lady of Fatima who showed the children the horrifying
vision of hell, where she said the “souls of poor sinners
go.” She told them that “more souls go to hell
because of sins of the flesh than for any other reason.”
Christians have always understood
the sins of the flesh to be those actions which are a misuse
and abuse of God’s gift of sexuality.
God created sexual relations to be between a man and woman
united to one another in the faithful, exclusive, permanent,
and life-giving relationship of marriage. Sins against the
gift of sexuality include contracepted sex, adultery, fornication,
prostitution, pornography, immodest dress, masturbation, homosexuality.
Some sins of the flesh often give rise to other serious sins
such as abortion, and can lead to unfaithfulness, marital
breakdown, and divorce.
And worse yet, sins of the flesh can destroy one’s relationship
with God, since the sinner in choosing them rejects God’s
plan for sexuality, and in doing so, ultimately rejects God
Perhaps more souls go to hell for sexual sins than any other
kind because of how easy it is to fall into them, especially
in today’s culture where sex is glorified as the main
source of human happiness.
As a father of seven who is concerned about the salvation
of my children, I become frightened when I observe the
sexual lies with which the culture is trying to poison my
From the earliest ages, educational
centers want to expose my children to sins of the flesh in
sexual education courses, teaching them how to augment sexual
pleasure with one’s self (masturbation) or with others
(fornication, homosexuality) while removing the baby-making
purpose of sexual activity (contracepted sex, abortion).
The entertainment industry wants
to initiate my children, especially the older ones, into sins
of the flesh by bombarding them with explicit sexual content
(pornography, immodest dress). And it keeps
adults addicted to sins of the flesh by giving them more of
Governments have even used their
political authority to enshrine in law certain sins of the
flesh, making it illegal for anyone to speak out against such
sins and to warn people of their danger (homosexuality).
As a reporter on the front lines of the pro-life movement
who sees what’s happening
every day in the battle for life and family, I often have
to ask myself who I am really fighting, and what I am fighting
It’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking I’m
fighting against abortion providers, or the homosexual lobby,
or corrupt governments. While
these are capable of doing much evil and are responsible for
doing much evil, they are not the real enemy.
They’re just people, like everyone else, including me,
who need to be saved from hell.
I love when St. Paul tells the Ephesians that “our struggle
is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against
the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and
against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.”
It’s the devil and his
legion of fallen angels who ensnare men and women by the sins
of the flesh into the fires of hell.
Sister Lucia dos Santos, one of the seers who lived much longer
after the other two, once wrote a letter to Cardinal Carlo
Caffarra in which she spoke about a final battle between God
She wrote: “The final
battle between the Lord and the reign of Satan will be about
marriage and the family. Don’t be afraid,
because anyone who operates for the sanctity of marriage and
the family will always be contended and opposed in every way,
because this is the decisive issue. However, Our Lady has
already crushed its head.”
Those fighting for life, marriage, and the family must remember
that on May 13, 2017 the 100th anniversary of Our Lady
appearing in Fatima the
ultimate fight is about saving souls from hell.
This means saving those enslaved to sexual sins and those
who profit from sexual sins, the abortionist, the pornographer,
the brothel owner.
Our Lady of Fatima invited the children to help save souls
through prayer and sacrifice.
The youngest seer, Jacinta Marto, was so moved by the vision
of hell, and by the fact that she could do something to help
people from going there, she began making sacrifices for the
salvation of souls. She wouldn’t drink water so she
could offer up her thirst. She would give away her afternoon
snack so she could offer up her hunger. She would wear a rough
knotted rope against her skin so she could offer up her discomfort.
Our Lady’s message about the reality of hell and the
children’s example of what to do to help people from
going there is something anyone fighting for life and family
must take seriously. The prayer taught to the children should
be constantly on our lips: "O my Jesus, forgive us our
sins, save us from the fires of hell, lead all souls to Heaven,
especially those who have the most need of your mercy."