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One-hundred-five years have passed since the final apparition of Our Lady to the three shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal, on a rainy Saturday afternoon.
Identifying herself as the Lady of the Rosary, she declared people must amend their lives, beg pardon for their sins and pray the Rosary.
Martina Moyski explains why it's "now or never" for the faithful to heed Our Lady's call.
During Our Lady's last apparition to the three children in 1917, 100,000 people gathered in a shepherd's field, waiting for the miracle Our Lady had promised.
Many skeptics among the throng believed the miracle wouldn't occur.
But near 1 p.m., the sun began to dance in the sky in defiance of cosmic laws. It was seen to whirl in a circle of broken clouds — successively changing colors for several minutes — before seemingly to plunge to the ground.
Earlier in the day, Our Lady gave the children this exhortation: "Offend not Our Lord anymore, for He is already much offended."
At an earlier apparition, she warned Russia would spread its "errors" unless the pope consecrated it to her Immaculate Heart.
This past March, Pope Francis finally heeded Our Lady's call.
Pope Francis: "Mother of God and our Mother, to your Immaculate Heart we solemnly entrust and consecrate ourselves, the Church and all humanity, especially Russia and Ukraine."
Still, the Church is being assaulted on multiple fronts.
There's growing alarm that Germany's Synodal Path is driving the German Church into schism — with its push to normalize homosexuality and institute women priests.
Fr. Mark Goring: "Cardinals, bishops and priests have been warning that the German bishops are moving in the direction of schism."
And concerns next year's Synod on Synodality will mimic developments in Germany.
There's spillover in Belgium, where the Flemish bishops are in open rebellion against Church teaching, "blessing" gay unions.
All this comes after a bevy of scandals in recent weeks elsewhere in the world.
News broke earlier this month about Nobel laureate Carlos Belo, bishop of the former Portuguese colony of East Timor, being accused of sexually abusing boys.
Last month, it emerged that Brazil's leading cardinal, Odilo Scherer, covered for a homosexual priest who coerced a 17-year-old boy into sexual slavery.
In August, Church Militant exposed Cdl. Oswald Gracias of Bombay — a member of Pope Francis' inner circle — attempting to cover up the sexual crimes of Indian Bp. K.A. William.
In the past few weeks, priests have been caught raping minors in Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
These are just a few examples of the widespread corruption blanketing the Church. They warrant an immediate call to arms, a call to heed Our Lady now.
And near the very site Our Lady appeared in 1917, scandal has erupted.
News broke earlier this week that the bishop of the diocese of Leiria-Fátima, Bp. José Ornelas, is under investigation for abuse cover-up.
Ornelas, head of the Portuguese bishops' conference, has denied any wrongdoing, saying, "I'm not worried."