By Ed Belliard
A Time for Renewal: Timmins born Paul Stark Examines Vatican mysteries on CNN’s The Vatican Deception
One of the most cherished miracles in the Catholic Church is the appearance of Mary to three shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal in October 1917.
Herein, lies some of enigmas associated with the events surrounding Our Lady of Fatima.
Is there a concerted effort to silence those people probing into those prophesies or conceal the truth?
From what Paul Stark, filmmaker of the recent documentary, The Vatican Deception, that is highly likely. On February 24th, 2018, the Timmins native premiered his film at the Cinema 6 Theater to a near capacity audience.
Congratulations to Paul Stark, writer, producer, and director of this compelling feature sure to add to the mysteries of this weighty topic.
After the premiere, Mr. Stark solicited audience members to share personal stories related to the subject via video recording or over at a local Full Beard Brewing tap room.
From the time of its designated release date, Sister Lucia offered hope and corrective measures that included the ‘consecration of Russia to My Immaculate Heart’.
When Our Lady, Mary, in the small town of Fatima, Portugal first appeared to 3 shepherd children, the world over took notice.
The six apparitions were said to last several months long and witnessed by the thousands on October the 13th, 1917. This was not the first Marian Apparition, nor would it be last. What is fascinating about this event is just how much controversy would follow it. The children all claimed to share ethereal communication and futuristic visions. These visions would affect each child on a profound spiritual level and transform their life paths.
“If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you,” proclaimed Jesus Christ as told in the Gospel of Thomas. Whenever divinity and the entanglements, or unity, between church and state are addressed, the messages regularly become distorted. Simple words and phrases get dissected and debated at great length. One can suppose, that is as it should be. Divine messages are customarily, if not always, intended to inspire deep reflection and analysis.
Of the visions they bore witness to, none was more conflictive than the last one. Lucia, the eldest shepherd girl, kept mum for decades to come. She became a nun by profession, dedicating herself to her faith. Her express wish, when providing the third part of the secret of Fatima back in the 1950s, was intended for the ears of society. Instead, the envelope(s) was held in trust in Rome.
The prayer which would amount to perhaps a mere 5 minute could make amends and bridge ongoing differences long overdue. It can be argued that since 1960, the intended release of Sister Lucia’s hand written message, dissent has emerged within the Catholic Church and its followers have sought consciousness and spiritual revival elsewhere, through different means.
Put another way, the sheep have broken free from the shepherd. Divinity is a touchy subject, as are apparitions. Divine messages, particularly those aiming for renewed faith, optimism, love, and hope should in the least be brought forth. Oppression, otherwise, will rear its ugly head in all the familiar places.
Ed Belliard: Born and raised in Timmins, I elected Northern Ontario as my breeding space. Educationally, I attended Northern College (Porcupine), obtaining a Social Services diploma and a Developmental Services Worker diploma. In addition, I attended Laurentian University (Sudbury), obtaining a B.A. degree in Psychology. My primary work involves supporting people with developmental delays. Interest-wise, I lean towards subjects of the numinous (spiritual or supernatural) kind, literature, science fiction, and music.o priests stBorn and raised in Timmins, I elected Northern Ontario as my breeding space. Educationally, I attended Northern College (Porcupine), obtaining a Social Services diploma and a Developmental Services Worker diploma. In addition, I attended Laurentian University (Sudbury), obtaining a B.A. degree in Psychology. My primary work involves supporting people with developmental delays. Interest-wise, I lean towards subjects of the numinous (spiritual or supernatural) kind, literature, science fiction, and music.