THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: As Christian Americans we are naturally obsessed with the prophetic future of our nation. Evangelicals search feverishly for some allegorical reference to the United States in Sacred Scripture. Catholics seek references to America in private revelation. An entire devotion has arisen during the 20th century, called Our Lady of America, in which the Blessed Virgin Mary is said to have relayed specific warnings and guidance to our fledgling nation. Yes, that's right, I said 'fledgling' nation, because you see, the United States is not a very old nation at all. It's rather young actually, less than 240 years old, and our government is built entirely on a proposition more than any culture or national identity. This makes America very structurally weak, relying entirely on the force of the federal government to hold it together.
In the sixth period of the Church will begin the powerful Monarch and the Holy Pontiff, as mentioned previously, and it will last until the revelation of Antichrist. In this period, God will console His Holy Church for the affliction and great tribulation which she has endured during the fifth period. All nations will become Catholic. Vocations will be abundant as never before, and all men will seek only the Kingdom of God and His justice. Men will live in peace, and this will be granted because people will make their peace with God. They will live under the protection of the Great Monarch and his successors.
Washington DC Post Apocalypse
The Venerable Bartholomew Holzhauserb: Aug. 24, 1613, d: May 20, 1658
What Americans often forget however, is that our federal republic is a creation of circumstance and nothing more. When we talk about culture, we have to ask ourselves what culture is. The word 'culture' comes from the Latin word cultus meaning religion. Culture is in fact nothing more then the way a religion interacts with a people and their environment. America, for the most part is a culture based on the indigenous Christian cultures of the British Isles -- English, Scottish and Irish. There is a smattering of other cultures as well, that have left their impression on the United States, but the dominant culture (the prevailing and established culture) is very British. Americans speak English. Our legal system is based on English Common Law. Our traditional music and dance are based on Celtic folk culture -- Irish and Scottish. Even the large black population in the United States is heavily influenced by this, as they have virtually nothing in common with African culture and haven't in centuries. This is who we are, and there is no mistaking that. We are all Americans, and that means we are all culturally British, or at least some variant of that.
What makes matters confusing is the modern phenomenon of multiculturalism and the historical reality of Yankee imperialism. We could argue America's empire actually began just before the American Civil War (1861-1865), in what we know as the Mexican-American War (1846-1848). This resulted in the large annexation of previously held Mexican territories, as well as their people and culture. Having once been a resident of Southern California, I can attest to the heavy Spanish-Mexican influence on this region to this very day. Thus, in the Southwest corner of the United States, there exists a very Spanish-Mexican culture, punctuated by enclaves of other cultures that have immigrated from all over the world. In this region of the United States, it seems that the English language is optional, and as a result of this (as well as massive immigration from Mexico in recent years), much of the businesses and local governments in the United States have essentially become bilingual (English and Spanish).
I bring this up because to understand America's future, we must understand America's history. The United States of America is a proposition nation, made up entirely of a propositional republican form of government that was heavily based on a culture of British imperialism. The creation of the United States of America is the result of a secession from the British empire, followed by a political imitation of that same empire. The American hegemony is very British, very Protestant and very imperialistic. It is also an aberration. For had it not been for the abuses of King George III, the original thirteen colonies that started the United States might have never seceded from the British Empire. Had this secession from the crown never happened, it is likely the United States would exist much in the same way Canada does today. In fact, I dare say, the United States of America would exist today as part of the British Commonwealth, and her borders would stop at the Mississippi River, (France having sold the Louisiana Purchase to Spain instead), while Canada would occupy most of the American Northwest, and Mexico would likely occupy much of the American Midwest and Southwest. This is just speculation to be sure, but the point of such historical speculation is to further understand what America is. Had it not been for the British-Protestant-Imperialist heritage of the United States, coupled with the unrestrained nature of republican politics, it would not exist today as we know it.
History being what it was however, the United States consists primarily of English-speaking Anglo-Celtic peoples, with the exception of the Southwest corner of the United States, which is heavily Spanish-Mexican in language and culture. That being clarified, let's get into what we know to be the prophecies of the coming era, especially as they relate to private revelation and the future of the United States.
Above I briefly mentioned the devotion to Our Lady of America. This was canonically approved in 1963 by the Archbishop of Cincinnati, the late Paul Francis Leibold. Because of some concern over this, the canonical approval was reviewed by canon lawyer Archbishop (now Cardinal) Raymond Burke in 2007. (Cardinal Burke is now Prefect of the Apostolic Signatura at the Vatican.) Cardinal Burke's letter of canonical review can be read here. Cardinal Burke determined that Archbishop Leibold did indeed canonically approve the apparition and message according to the canonical norms of the Catholic Church, and that because of this, Catholics are free to practice what he described as this 'beautiful devotion.' The message of Our Lady of America is long, but essentially simple in nature. Basically, it involves a commitment to the indwelling presence of the Holy Trinity within the hearts of every Christian, and an absolute commitment to chastity and spiritual purity. We are told in this message that this is God's will for the people of the United States, to lead the world in chastity and spiritual purity, and that failure to embrace God's will on this will only result in our national misery. Not many details are given as to what this 'misery' entails. We can assume that much of it is our own doing, since it is obvious that we Americans, as a nation, have not heeded the warning and reformed our lives accordingly. We have seen American society unravel before our very eyes. In just the course of one generation, the United States of America has gone from the apex of human civilisation to a nation that is fighting to stay above third-world status. Morality is virtually a thing of the past in America. Teen pregnancy is rampant. Unwed mothers are the norm. Couples are far more prone to just 'live together' than enter into marriage, and as a result of this, artificial contraception and abortion are considered 'reproductive rights' protected by the government. America is the world's number-one producer of pornography which is exported around the globe. In some places, prostitution is legal in the United States, and protected by state law. Strip clubs and 'gentlemen bars' can be found in every American city. 'Ladies clubs,' where men strip for entertainment, can be found in the larger cities. Many revealing fashion trends are created in the United States, and exported around the world for material consumption. The United States government is also the chief promoter of abortion, artificial contraception and 'homosexual rights' in the whole world. At home, both our federal government, and many state governments, have directly persecuted the Catholic Church for its stand on sexual morality, especially as it relates to the administration of its own ministries. Whatever God had planned for the United States as revealed through Our Lady of America, it is painfully clear beyond all shadow of a doubt that Americans have soundly rejected it. So according to the private revelation, now comes the 'misery.'
There are three particular apparitions and messages that I believe directly relate to the future of the United States of America. These three are the apparitions at Fatima, Akita and Champion. While the political fate of the United States is not revealed to us, I think it is safe to assume, based on the global nature of two of these apparitions, confirmed by the local nature of one, that the United States will not remain intact as the political entity we know today. I also think it is safe to say the federal republic that was created in 1789 will be lost as well. In all likelihood, it would appear that the English-speaking people (including those in the former United States) will once again be united under the reign of one English-speaking king, who himself will be subject to the prophesied French-speaking Great Monarch. Likewise, the Spanish-speaking world will also find themselves reunited under a similar king of their own culture. As for the territories of the United States, I think it may be safe to say that they will be divided along the terms of dominant language. The dominant English-speaking regions will likely go to the English king, while the dominant Spanish-speaking regions will likely go to the Spanish-speaking king. All of these kings will be ruled by the French-speaking Great Monarch, the new Holy Roman Emperor, and they will all be Catholic.
The very thought of such a radical geopolitical paradigm-shift is shocking to most of us today, but in light of America's refusal to follow God's plan for us, should it be surprising? We must remember WHY we are an independent nation to begin with. Why was that? Ah yes, American colonists sought independence from a despotic and tyrannical King George III -- a Protestant emperor! God in his mercy granted that independence, and he tolerated the Protestant imperialism of their American descendants. However, when he revealed his plan for us as a nation in 1963, we immediately rejected it outright, and it was within just one decade that America began its downward spiral into irrelevancy. There is no indication of any national repentance in sight. Only a remnant of faithful Catholics (and a few Protestants of good will) remain for the worldwide Chastisement that is to come.
The private revelation of Our Lady of Fatima needs no introduction. It is perhaps the most famous Marian apparition in the world. Canonical approval has been given at both the local and Vatican level. Sister Lucia, the eldest of the three seer children at Fatima Portugal in 1917, revealed that as a result of the 20th century, many souls would go to hell, and the primary cause of their damnation would be sexual impurity. Because the United States of America has virtually led the way in sexual impurity toward the latter half of the 20th century, until now, this First Secret of Fatima does not bode well for us as a nation of people....
Our Lady showed us a great sea of fire which seemed to be under the earth. Plunged in this fire were demons and souls in human form, like transparent burning embers, all blackened or burnished bronze, floating about in the conflagration, now raised into the air by the flames that issued from within themselves together with great clouds of smoke, now falling back on every side like sparks in a huge fire, without weight or equilibrium, and amid shrieks and groans of pain and despair, which horrified us and made us tremble with fear. The demons could be distinguished by their terrifying and repulsive likeness to frightful and unknown animals, all black and transparent. This vision lasted but an instant. How can we ever be grateful enough to our kind heavenly Mother, who had already prepared us by promising, in the first Apparition, to take us to heaven. Otherwise, I think we would have died of fear and terror.The Second Secret of Fatima relates directly to the end of World War I and the start of World War II, Here the United States is indirectly referenced, because America was a chief player in both World War I and World War II. It was our unnecessary involvement in World War I that ultimately brought about World War II, and it is after World War II that America (alongside Russia's Soviet Union) establishes the New World Order that would ultimately play out the final drama in these latter days...
First Secret of Fatima
You have seen hell where the souls of poor sinners go. To save them, God wishes to establish in the world devotion to my Immaculate Heart. If what I say to you is done, many souls will be saved and there will be peace. The war is going to end: but if people do not cease offending God, a worse one will break out during the Pontificate of Pope Pius XI. When you see a night illumined by an unknown light, 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 persecutions 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, causing wars and persecutions of the Church. The good will be martyred; the Holy Father will have much to suffer; various nations will be annihilated. In the end, my Immaculate Heart will triumph. The Holy Father will consecrate Russia to me, and she shall be converted, and a period of peace will be granted to the world.A few things should be pointed out here. Our Lady of Fatima wanted to establish a world devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The United States of America was dedicated to the Immaculate Conception by the Catholic bishops at the First Council of Baltimore back in 1846. The National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception was built in honour of this patronage, in Washington DC, during the time of Sister Mary Ephrem's visitations by Our Lady of America. This apparition of Mary requested that a statue of her as "Our Lady of America" be placed in the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception by the bishops in solemn procession as a sign that America had accepted God's plan of chastity and spiritual purity. The statue was never placed there, and remains at the Blessed John Paul II Cultural Centre in Washington DC, just blocks away from the National Shrine. It is placed in an ideal location for a future procession, however, it looks as if the Chastisement of America will have to come first. Regarding the requested Fatima consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, that did not happen in a timely manner. Sister Lucia plainly stated that the consecration came too late, and did not follow the full instructions of Our Lady of Fatima. So while the effects of the coming Chastisement will be mitigated because of it, they will not be prevented. Russia did indeed spread its errors around the world, as prophesied, and persecuted the Church most severely. Of the many errors Russia spread, one of the most damning was sexual liberation, which was carried to America by Soviet moles in the media and universities. The objective was to weaken America's moral foundation and thus prepare it for an eventual communist takeover. (See the writings of Friedrich Engels for details of this strategy.) Rather than embrace the message of Our Lady of America, we Americans (mostly Protestants and cultural Catholics) chose the message of Soviet moles instead, fully and wholeheartedly embracing sexual immorality as our new national norm, in what came to be called the 'sexual revolution.' Our Lady of Fatima went on to describe what would come of this...
Second Secret of Fatima
I write in obedience to you, my God, who command me to do so through his Excellency the Bishop of Leiria and through your Most Holy Mother and mine. After the two parts which I have already explained, at the left of Our Lady and a little above, we saw an Angel with a flaming sword in his left hand; flashing, it gave out flames that looked as though they would set the world on fire; but they died out in contact with the splendour that Our Lady radiated towards him from her right hand: pointing to the earth with his right hand, the Angel cried out in a loud voice: 'Penance, Penance, Penance!'. And we saw in an immense light that is God: 'something similar to how people appear in a mirror when they pass in front of it' a Bishop dressed in White 'we had the impression that it was the Holy Father'. Other Bishops, Priests, men and women Religious going up a steep mountain, at the top of which there was a big Cross of rough-hewn trunks as of a cork-tree with the bark; before reaching there the Holy Father passed through a big city half in ruins and half trembling with halting step, afflicted with pain and sorrow, he prayed for the souls of the corpses he met on his way; having reached the top of the mountain, on his knees at the foot of the big Cross he was killed by a group of soldiers who fired bullets and arrows at him, and in the same way there died one after another the other Bishops, Priests, men and women Religious, and various lay people of different ranks and positions. Beneath the two arms of the Cross there were two Angels each with a crystal aspersorium in his hand, in which they gathered up the blood of the Martyrs and with it sprinkled the souls that were making their way to God.When the Vatican unveiled the third secret, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, the current Pope Benedict XVI, explained that the language of the third secret was apocalyptic in nature, and as a result should be interpreted in a highly symbolic manner. The image painted is symbolically a world destroyed by the errors of communism, both directly and indirectly, the faith of millions left in ruin, and the torturous persecutions of the Church reaching even as high as the pope himself. Pope John Paul II suffered two assassination attempts, one of them (the most famous and public one), was prompted by the Soviet KGB. Who knows what future persecutions await the Church, and what further sufferings await the pope. Students of private revelation have an idea. Something interesting about the solar phenomenon surrounding Our Lady of Fatima. As reported by some 70,000 people present at the event in 1917; the sun appeared to dance and twirl in the sky, taking on all shapes and colours, then it plunged to earth, terrifying all who witnessed it, leaving their rain-soaked clothing and ground dry, before returning to its natural state in the sky. Pope Paul VI believed this miraculous event was a forewarning of some terrible future Chastisement involving fire from the sky that would cleanse the earth and leave it 'dry' for the persecuted Church to begin her work of preaching the gospel again. It is here Our Lady of Fatima retires her message, and picks it up again as Our Lady of Akita in Japan in 1973.
Third Secret of Fatima
The Apparition of Our Lady of Akita occurred in the remote area of Yuzawadai, near the city of Akita in Japan. This occurred between July and October of 1973. Like Fatima this apparition and message has received proper canonical approval from the local ordinary, Bishop John Shojiro Ito gave approval on April 22, 1984. This was followed by the 1988 private approval of Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger (currently Pope Benedict XVI), as relayed by the former Ambassador of the Philippines to the Holy See, Mr. Howard Dee. In keeping with canonical norms, however, the approval of Bishop Ito should be enough for us. The private revelation at Akita is chilling and when asked about its nature, Bishop Ido replied that the message of Akita is the message of Fatima. Sister Agnes reported the following...
July 6, 1973Again, like in the Third Secret of Fatima, we see the coming of flames. Our Lady of Fatima revealed a miracle of God, in which the earth was nearly scorched by the sun witnessed by tens of thousands of people. In a vision she revealed to the three children: "an Angel with a flaming sword in his left hand; flashing, it gave out flames that looked as though they would set the world on fire; but they died out in contact with the splendour that Our Lady radiated towards him from her right hand." At Akita, our Lady again warned: "Fire will fall from the sky and will wipe out a great part of humanity, the good as well as the bad, sparing neither priests nor faithful. The survivors will find themselves so desolate that they will envy the dead. The only arms which will remain for you will be the Rosary and the Sign left by My Son." So here we see the future of our fallen world, which awaits us in terror, the transition from our present world into the world that the Venerable Holzhauser foresaw, the exit of the 'fifth period' of the Church and the dawn of the 'sixth period.' It shall be inaugurated by fire from the sky. Where, however, is America's place in all of this? What becomes of the United States? Surely something special awaits the last remaining superpower of the world?
"My daughter, my novice, you have obeyed me well in abandoning all to follow me. Is the infirmity of your ears painful? Your deafness will be healed, be sure. Does the wound of your hand cause you to suffer? Pray in reparation for the sins of men. Each person in this community is my irreplaceable daughter. Do you say well the prayer of the Handmaids of the Eucharist? Then, let us pray it together."
"Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, truly present in Holy Eucharist, I consecrate my body and soul to be entirely one with Your Heart, being sacrificed at every instant on all the altars of the world and giving praise to the Father pleading for the coming of His Kingdom."
"Please receive this humble offering of myself. Use me as You will for the glory of the Father and the salvation of souls."
"Most holy Mother of God, never let me be separated from Your Divine Son. Please defend and protect me as Your Special Child. Amen."
When the prayer was finished, the Heavenly Voice said: "Pray very much for the Pope, Bishops, and Priests. Since your Baptism you have always prayed faithfully for them. Continue to pray very much...very much. Tell your superior all that passed today and obey him in everything that he will tell you. He has asked that you pray with fervour."
August 3, 1973
"My daughter, my novice, do you love the Lord? If you love the Lord, listen to what I have to say to you."
"It is very important...You will convey it to your superior."
"Many men in this world afflict the Lord. I desire souls to console Him to soften the anger of the Heavenly Father. I wish, with my Son, for souls who will repair by their suffering and their poverty for the sinners and ingrates."
"In order that the world might know His anger, the Heavenly Father is preparing to inflict a great chastisement on all mankind. With my Son I have intervened so many times to appease the wrath of the Father. I have prevented the coming of calamities by offering Him the sufferings of the Son on the Cross, His Precious Blood, and beloved souls who console Him forming a cohort of victim souls. Prayer, penance and courageous sacrifices can soften the Father's anger. I desire this also from your community...that it love poverty, that it sanctify itself and pray in reparation for the ingratitude and outrages of so many men.
Recite the prayer of the Handmaids of the Eucharist with awareness of its meaning; put it into practice; offer in reparation (whatever God may send) for sins. Let each one endeavour, according to capacity and position, to offer herself entirely to the Lord."
"Even in a secular institute prayer is necessary. Already souls who wish to pray are on the way to being gathered together. Without attaching to much attention to the form, be faithful and fervent in prayer to console the Master."
After a silence:
"Is what you think in your heart true? Are you truly decided to become the rejected stone? My novice, you who wish to belong without reserve to the Lord, to become the spouse worthy of the Spouse, make your vows knowing that you must be fastened to the Cross with three nails. These three nails are poverty, chastity, and obedience. Of the three, obedience is the foundation. In total abandon, let yourself be led by your superior. He will know how to understand you and to direct you."
October 13, 1973
"My dear daughter, listen well to what I have to say to you. You will inform your superior."
After a short silence:
"As I told you, if men do not repent and better themselves, the Father will inflict a terrible punishment on all humanity. It will be a punishment greater than the deluge, such as one will never seen before. Fire will fall from the sky and will wipe out a great part of humanity, the good as well as the bad, sparing neither priests nor faithful. The survivors will find themselves so desolate that they will envy the dead. The only arms which will remain for you will be the Rosary and the Sign left by My Son. Each day recite the prayers of the Rosary. With the Rosary, pray for the Pope, the bishops and priests."
"The work of the devil will infiltrate even into the Church in such a way that one will see cardinals opposing cardinals, bishops against bishops. The priests who venerate me will be scorned and opposed by their confreres...churches and altars sacked; the Church will be full of those who accept compromises and the demon will press many priests and consecrated souls to leave the service of the Lord.
"The demon will be especially implacable against souls consecrated to God. The thought of the loss of so many souls is the cause of my sadness. If sins increase in number and gravity, there will be no longer pardon for them"
"With courage, speak to your superior. He will know how to encourage each one of you to pray and to accomplish works of reparation."
"It is Bishop Ito, who directs your community."
And She smiled and then said:
"You have still something to ask? Today is the last time that I will speak to you in living voice. From now on you will obey the one sent to you and your superior."
"Pray very much the prayers of the Rosary. I alone am able still to save you from the calamities which approach. Those who place their confidence in me will be saved."
Message of Our Lady of Akita
To answer we have only this. In 1859, just one year after Mary appeared in France to Saint Bernadette Soubirous, revealing herself as the 'Immaculate Conception,' in what has come to be known there as the apparition of Our Lady of Lourdes, she appeared again to a young Adele Brice in Champion Wisconsin, just outside of Green Bay. The apparition and message were approved by Bishop David L. Ricken, ordinary of Green Bay, on December 8, 2010. Here Our Lady revealed herself as the 'Queen of Heaven' and 'Our Lady of Good Help.' The private revelation itself is simple, with a very simple instruction, and does not itself include any apocalyptic visions of the future....
As they approached the hallowed spot, Adele could see the beautiful lady, clothed in dazzling white, with a yellow sash around her waist. Her dress fell to her feet in graceful folds. She had a crown of stars around her head, and her long, golden, wavy hair fell loosely around her shoulders. Such a heavenly light shone around her that Adele could hardly look back at her sweet face. Overcome by this heavenly light and the beauty of her amiable visitor, Adele fell on her knees.Our Lady of Good Help told the young American girl to do nothing more than teach the Catholic faith to the children of this wild land (America). There is yet one ominous line in this revelation: 'If they do not convert and do penance, my Son will be obliged to punish them.' In light of later revelations, at Fatima and Akita, this is ominous indeed. Like Fatima however, a miracle occurred at Champion, which foreshadowed the punishment to come upon the United States and the whole world. Our Lady demonstrated her presence with a miracle exactly twelve years after the initial Champion apparition. By this time Adele Brice had become a religious sister. In 1871 a raging wildfire swept through Wisconsin destroying many of the settlements in the area. It was one of the worst in U.S. history. Rather than flee for their lives, Sister Adele and the faithful rushed to the shrine of Our Lady of Good Help. The fire completely surrounded the shrine, but rather than panic in fear they turned toward Our Lady and prayed. The fire engulfed everything in all directions, singeing the fence around the shrine on all sides, but the shrine, the small plot of land it stood and everyone inside were left untouched. It is a foreshadowing of what is to come upon the people of the United States of America. The same can be said of Canada, Australia, Russia, China, Europe and the whole world. The great and mighty superpower of the United States of America will be thrown in with the lot of every nation, no more special than they, to endure the same Chastisement that is to come. What awaits America? Fire! Not just any fire, but fire from heaven, in some kind of cataclysmic worldwide disaster that will destroy most of the inhabitants of the planet, and leave a world behind that is ruled by Catholic kings, a Great Monarch and a holy pope. It will be the last great era of peace, the sixth age of the Church, before the rise of Antichrist and the end of history.
'In God’s name, who are you and what do you want of me?’ asked Adele, as she had been directed.
‘I am the Queen of Heaven, who prays for the conversion of sinners, and I wish you to do the same. You received Holy Communion this morning, and that is well. But you must do more. Make a general confession, and offer Communion for the conversion of sinners. If they do not convert and do penance, my Son will be obliged to punish them’
'Adele, who is it?'' said one of the women. 'O why can't we see her as you do?' said another weeping.
‘Kneel,’ said Adele, ‘the Lady says she is the Queen of Heaven.’ Our Blessed Lady turned, looked kindly at them, and said, ‘Blessed are they that believe without seeing. What are you doing here in idleness…while your companions are working in the vineyard of my Son?’
‘What more can I do, dear Lady?’ said Adele, weeping.
'Gather the children in this wild country and teach them what they should know for salvation’
‘But how shall I teach them who know so little myself?’ replied Adele.
‘Teach them,’ replied her radiant visitor, ‘their catechism, how to sign themselves with the sign of the Cross, and how to approach the sacraments; that is what I wish you to do. Go and fear nothing. I will help you.’ "
The manifestation of Our Lady then lifted her hands, as though beseeching a blessing for those at her feet, and slowly vanished, leaving Adele overwhelmed and prostrate on the ground.
Our Lady of Good Help
What then is the moral to this story for Catholics in the United States? Simple. We have only two jobs. First, turn to Our Lady and Lord through the Holy Rosary and the Holy Eucharist. Second, evangelise, Evangelise, EVANGELISE!!! As our Lady told Sister Adele: 'Gather the children in this wild country and teach them what they should know for salvation. Teach them their catechism, how to sign themselves with the sign of the Cross, and how to approach the sacraments; that is what I wish you to do. Go and fear nothing. I will help you.’ This is our only hope against the heavenly fire that is to come, for if we do this, we will save ourselves by relying on the protection of Jesus through Mary. As it becomes painfully clear that the political influence of the Catholic Church is coming to an end, an the lofty goal of 'Social Justice' appears further and further out of reach, we have nothing left to do but return to our first mission and transform our neighbourhoods one conversion at a time. For our fate is the same as all others. As Our Lady of Fatima prophesied, 'entire nations will be annihilated,' so it seems probable that ours will be no exception.