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Our Lady of Fatima’s original private revelations looked grimly at the world, prophesying both death and destruction. One of the visionaries, Sr. Lucia, later revealed to an Italian cardinal that there would be a “final battle” over marriage and the family.
Cardinal Carlo Caffarra revealed these prophetic words in an interview with Aleteia in 2017, explaining how he had received a handwritten note from Sr. Lucia.
The letter ended, saying (in 1983 or 1984): “Father, a time will come when the decisive battle between the kingdom of Christ and Satan will be over marriage and the family. And those who will work for the good of the family will experience persecution and tribulation. But do not be afraid, because Our Lady has already crushed his head.”
Cardinal Caffarra believed these words of Sr. Lucia were being fulfilled in our present age, especially with the horrors of abortion and the legalization of homosexual marriage.
Today, what do we observe? Two terrible events. First, the legitimization of abortion. That is, abortion has become a subjective right of woman. Now, ‘subjective right’ is an ethical category and therefore we are here entering into the world of good and evil, and we say that abortion is a good; it is a right. The second thing we see is the attempt to equate homosexual relationships with marriage.
These two issues have led to much persecution of those who oppose them, both physically and verbally.
The good news is the final words of Sr. Lucia to Cardinal Caffarra.
Do not be afraid, because Our Lady has already crushed his head.
While the final battle continues to rage in the world, the key is to not be afraid and trust that Our Lady will triumph and peace will reign.