I go to CMRI which is very Fatima-heavy. I tend to keep my mouth shut about Fatima.
One thing that seems strange about Fatima is that the prophecy tells the Pope to consecrate Russia to Mary's Sacred Heart in 1917, right about the time Russia was already being taken over by Bolsheviks for good. Thus there was no time for Mary's mission to be accomplished. The Pope could have consecrated Russia but it would have been merely symbolic. It would have stopped nothing. In 1917, Mystery Babylon was already WELL underway. Of course, the Russian Revolution didn't help matters.
Oh, and there's also the problem that the "democracy" of America and most of the Western world, long before Russia turned to outright communism, was already a disaster. It was inevitably going to lead to where we are now. You have Jews running nations full of Catholics, holding the carrot stick of Rothschild cyber-Monopoly money in front of their noses, making Catholics fight Jewish wars against each other.
None of this invalidates Fatima, however, because there is still a chance that Vatican II is not the abomination of desolation. Six billion people, except a handful, who are clinging to possibly fatal error is plenty desolate. But who knows, God may have even worse in store. So cheer up!
I see Fatima as mostly symbolic, a final warning that Mary knew wasn't going to be fulfilled -- but she said it anyway. It can't be taken literally or it crumbles ( true of Daniel or the Apocalypse as well ).
This is why something inside me flinches when people go on and on about "consecrating Russia to the Sacred Heart of Mary." I'm sorry, but it feels to me as if they are clinging to a feel-good panacea instead of looking at the nightmare right in their own backyard. Everyone can come together and agree how Russia really, really needs to be converted... How brave! Actually, it is the WHOLE WORLD that needs to be converted to, as Thomas Droleskey says, the Social Reign of Christ the King.
The prophecy works ONLY if Russia is seen as a symbol of all communism, and that includes our "democracies," which now have taken over the entire world. If you are an American who thinks you have it better than in Russia, you're dreaming.
So I think Pius XII may have been correct to correct Fatima! Does a Pope outrank Mary, considering he's the Vicar of Christ Himself? I don't know, but why not consecrate the whole world?
Pius XII was also absolutely correct in his assessment of World War II, that he could not wholly support either side. That's because both were controlled by the same puppet-masters. If you think we are "free" and that Russia is "communist" I'm afraid you've been watching too many Steven Spielberg movies. You've been Hegelized!!!