And just look at what Fatima is being used for with Francis and his "consecration". Russia is seen as a savior and somehow not attached to the Great Reset, etc. There are even people supposedly on the Right calling for Russia to destroy the United States apparently without a sense of self preservation. Then there are those that claim that this and that prophecy hasn't been fulfilled, therefore this and that must be the case or come true.
I've done a lot of conspiracy research, but I admire the few on the forum who avoided the danger with a simple Catholic faith. It's easier to believe that we have it figured all out when we really know almost nothing and face a future full of unknowns.
Not to divulge much from the topic at hand, but is actually through my research concerning Russia's status as a crypto-Communist state that further convinces me that the Consecration has not been done.
Agreed. Its obviously acceptable to have faith in these prophecies when they're approved for belief, so I'm not saying people can't believe in them. I simply don't. Only the prophecies in Scripture are guaranteed to come true.
The time of monarchs has passed, I personally think the possibility for its fulfillment closed with the destruction of Christendom by WWI. It seems like a prophecy that was meant to be fulfilled in the 19th century when the papal states were seized and restructured into modern Italy.
This kind of goes for the Fatima prophecies as well. Some provide solid evidence that the consecration was done by Pius XII (which I've since come to agree with again), some disagree and follow the Grunerite fantasy that it's yet to come. I don't believe its fruitful to keep all of our faith in the hope for a worldly utopia when we are warned against such hopes time and time again by Our Lord.
Personally, I think that monarchs will come back. After all, monarchy is perhaps the most natural form of government in the world. It will only take a collapse of this wretched post-WWII world order, and from it the ashes of a new, regenerated old world order will be reborn. Once men can no longer cling to this pathetic cripple of modern civilization, they will have to "get real" so to speak (without government programs and bureaucracy to help them) and common sense will become common again.
I think that I should stop here so as not to further take away from the OP.
Jacob Pius is a hero, though perhaps he may have been imprudent for posting his separatist opinions online, ultimately he was fighting for a Catholic cause. I will remember him in my prayers.