These media are not at all impartial in this clash between Russia and the Ukraine, which they have been deliberately provoking ever since 2014, when Victoria Nuland. from and for the USA, engineered the downfall of the democratically elected President of the Ukraine, because he was not favourable enough to the New World Order. These media lie and lie and lie. Throw the television out of your home, read the newspapers with your fingers, and wash your fingers afterwards!
In fact, truth has always been one of the first casualties in any war between men, and if we love the truth, then we must beware of our passions running away with us. It is all too natural for me to love my own country, indeed I am commanded to do so by the Fourth Commandment, because my fellow-countrymen have given me so much, with my parents, since my birth, for me to be who and what I am today, so that I owe my country a debt of service and gratitude. However, “My country, right or wrong,” is an error of the emotions easy to slip into. It is God who tells what is right and wrong, not my country. I must not so forget or betray God as to put my country above Him. That is what England did at the Reformation, with disastrous results for the English people ever since. How many souls eternally lost for sheer lack of knowledge or care for the Catholic Faith! King Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth I may have made themselves popular, but the real friends of the English people were the English martyrs who put God before country, and gave their lives for the Faith to be preserved in England. They will not be forgotten.
Then how should I judge of nations locked in combat? By their fruits (Mt. VII, 17–19). Which are the combatants who are looking after the interests of Almighty God, of Jesus Christ and His Catholic Church, and which are the combatants disregarding or persecuting those interests? And here is another error easy for Westerners to fall into: “America is good, Russia is bad.” That may have been broadly true up to the 1950’s when America was still Christian in name while Russia was still thoroughly Communist, but from the gutting of Christianity in the 1960’s by Vatican II, America was less and less restrained in its atheistic materialism, while from the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 onwards, Russians have been rebuilding thousands of churches destroyed under Communism, including, stone for stone, some of the most central and important churches of all. And this revival of religion in Russia is positively promoted by President Putin. So today might it not be truer to say, “Russia is good, America is bad”?
Of course there is good in America, and there is bad in Russia today, but according to Our Lady of Fatima, it is Russia that counts, and She cannot be mistaken. In the 1920’s it was Russia, and not England or America or any of the Western nations that She wanted to be Consecrated to Her Immaculate Heart, so that the appalling decadence of world and Church could at last be thrown into reverse. Putin once came to Rome to talk with the Pope about that Consecration, only to be told by the most prominent religious leader of the West, “We do not talk about Fatima here”! Yet, a few years later Putin sent representatives to Rome to learn in depth about Fatima from Fr. Gruner, who said afterwards that teaching these Russians had been one of the most important things he had done in all the years of his Fatima Crusade.
Pope Francis, Consecrate Russia! Catholic Bishops of the world, put pressure on him to Consecrate Russia! Readers, practise the Devotion of the First Saturdays of the month to obtain the Consecration!