On 13 May, in his homily at the “canonisation” of the two children, Francis added blasphemy to blasphemy, exalting Mary at every opportunity. After quoting Rev. 12:1 (which is not in any sense a prophecy of Mary!) and Jn. 19:27 (where Jesus entrusted the care of His mother to his disciple John), Francis said: “We have a Mother!” Well, yes, we certainly do, all of us, or we wouldn’t be alive; but our mother is not Mary the mother of the Lord! She was the mother of Jesus as Man, and of four other sons and an unknown number of daughters; but she was the mother of no others.
Of course, Francis was meaning that the Roman Catholic “Mary” is the mother of all Roman Catholics. But this false teaching has no basis at all in God’s Word. It is a lie of the devil.
After saying that the children saw Mary, Francis then said: “We will have all eternity for [seeing her], provided, of course, that we go to heaven.” Note the emphasis, solely, on seeing Mary. How different from John the apostle, who wrote: “Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is” (1 Jn. 3:2). And John wrote that in heaven, believers “shall see his [Christ’s] face” (Rev. 22:4). As for the uncertainty of going to heaven, Francis has no assurance of salvation and nor do his followers – nor can they have, for they are unregenerate and unconverted.
Francis went on: “We need but take refuge under the protection of the Virgin Mary and to ask her, as the Salve Regina teaches: ‘show unto us… Jesus.’” But the Word of God points to the LORD, not to a mere creature like Mary, and says the very opposite of the Roman pope: “Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me: for my soul trusteth in thee: yea, in the shadow of thy wings will I make my refuge” (Psa. 57:1); “He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty” (Psa. 91:1). As for asking to be shown Jesus, this is what some men asked Philip to do for them (Jn. 12:21); and certainly seeking sinners may go to a true Christian and ask him to reveal the Lord Jesus to them in the Gospel. But it is blasphemous to pray to Mary to be shown Jesus! He reveals Himself to all His elect, in due time (Acts 9:3-8). He needs no help from her.
Yet Francis went on: “Dear pilgrims, we have a Mother. Clinging to her like children, we live in the hope that rests on Jesus.” This sentence does not even make sense. If Papists cling to Mary, how possibly do they live in the hope that rests on Jesus? But the Bible says Christians are, “with purpose of heart”, to “cleave unto the Lord” (Acts 11:23) – not Mary.
Again, Francis’s Christ-denying words: “I could not fail to come here to venerate the Virgin Mary and to entrust to her all her sons and daughters. Under her mantle they are not lost”. Yet true Christians are the sons and daughters of the Most High God – not Mary. And a true Christian would, in prayer, entrust Christians only to Christ, and no other.
Lastly: “With Mary’s protection, may we be for our world sentinels of the dawn, contemplating the true face of Jesus the Saviour”. Always, this man (like all his predecessors before him) speaks only of Jesus as one to be approached through Mary, or with Mary’s help, or under her protection.
Over and over again, the Roman Antichrist points men and women to a counterfeit saviour, a mere creature, instead of to Christ the only Saviour of sinners!
The Religious Aspect of Fatima: How Roman Catholics Are to Celebrate the 100th Anniversary
With the anniversary in 2017, Roman Catholics were called upon to “express [their] praise and gratitude to the Most Holy Trinity for the love poured out, through Mary, on a humanity in need of being reconciled with God and longing to get up from the abyss.”
Francis I granted a plenary indulgence (or so his followers believe) for the entire year of the centenary of the apparitions. Indulgences are nothing but a part of Rome’s satanic, lying doctrine of salvation by one’s own works. The reader may learn more about indulgences in my article, Limited Time Offer on Indulgences: Hurry Now Before “Treasury of Merits” Slams Shut Again.
Big-Hearted Arthur (i.e. Francis) granted a plenary indulgence to the faithful Papists who visit the sanctuary of Fatima on pilgrimage and devotedly participate in some celebration or prayer in honour of “Mary”, pray the “Our Father”, recite the Creed, and invoke “Our Lady of Fatima”.
He also granted a plenary indulgence to the faithful who visit with devotion an image (an idol – let’s call it what it truly is) of “Our Lady of Fatima”, solemnly displayed to public veneration (to worship), on the anniversary days of the apparitions, and who devotedly participate there in some celebration or prayer in honour of “Mary”, pray the “Our Father”, the Creed, and invoke “Our Lady of Fatima”.
And he granted a plenary indulgence to the faithful who, due to age, illness or another serious cause, are hindered from moving, if they have repented of all their sins and with the firm intention to carry out, as soon as they can, the three conditions to earn a plenary indulgence (as given above), in front of a small image (idol) of “Our Lady of Fatima”, on the days of the apparitions, joining the celebrations spiritually, offering with confidence to God, through “Mary”, their prayers and pains, or the sacrifices of their own life.
Nothing like a plenary indulgence for one’s sins to get “the faithful” to celebrate Fatima! And yet no one ever asks: why does the pope only grant this indulgence at such a time as this? If he really has the power to grant full forgiveness of sin, why does he not grant it all the time?
But all the above is nothing but salvation attempted by one’s own works – and on this the Scriptures are crystal clear: “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: not of works, lest any man should boast” (Eph. 2:8,9). Rome’s “gospel” of salvation by one’s own efforts is a lying false “gospel” that damns millions to hell and saves no one!