I wrote a cryptic blog post about Louis Verrechio being a jerk which deserves it's own post-especially in light of the responses in the comments section.
To be clear, lots o' people pick a side because they like this or that person - but I really look at an effect upon the mission of salvation and that is where I'm coming from.
Let's talk about Fr. Gruner who used his vocation to market the farcical conspiracy that Russia has never been consecrated. Everyone was in on the conspiracy, including Sr. Lucia who reportedly betrayed Our Lady and Christ's Church for all the corrupt men who circled her wagons and told her to go along with the lie.
Do you know how ridiculous that is?
A woman whom Our Lady selected to deliver her message to bishops, Fr. Gruner suggests would then turn around and lie about that message for liars?
This is a woman who as a young child was told to retract what she was saying or they would kill her - and she refused.
People can swallow a fable that corrupt men would later approach her and ask her to stand in the public square and lie about what Our Lady said and she went along with the charade?
And the reason for the charade is because Catholics who know the Mystical Body of Christ follows Christ's three years on earth, who have read the Book of Revelation and know the devil rises out of the abyss, pursues and murders us--these same Catholics are supposed to be too fraidy pants to disclose part of the message.
Are you people serious??!!!
Now - let's get to Our Lady.
If you follow the conspiracy, Our Lady's request was not accomplished because she only wanted the people in Russia consecrated.
More people were consecrated than she requested and so it did not fulfill her request.
What mother would ask her son to clean his room and when he cleaned the whole house claim he had not complied with her request?
That would be the conduct of a woman who needs a shrink, not the Queen of Heaven.
Here is a good chronology of events.
Note the world had been consecrated numerous times and Sr. Lucia did not hesitate to say it did not fulfill the request.
August 29, 1989 Sr. Lucia affirms in correspondence that the consecration "has been accomplished" and that "God will keep His word."
Fr. Gruner's conspiracies contradict what has been revealed. Take a look at who we are following:
The third part of the secret revealed at the Cova da Iria-Fátima, on 13 July 1917.
I write in obedience to you, my God, who command me to do so through his Excellency the Bishop of Leiria and through your Most Holy Mother and mine.
After the two parts which I have already explained, at the left of Our Lady and a little above, we saw an Angel with a flaming sword in his left hand; flashing, it gave out flames that looked as though they would set the world on fire; but they died out in contact with the splendour that Our Lady radiated towards him from her right hand: pointing to the earth with his right hand, the Angel cried out in a loud voice: 'Penance, Penance, Penance!'. And we saw in an immense light that is God: 'something similar to how people appear in a mirror when they pass in front of it' a Bishop dressed in White 'we had the impression that it was the Holy Father'. Other Bishops, Priests, men and women Religious going up a steep mountain, at the top of which there was a big Cross of rough-hewn trunks as of a cork-tree with the bark; before reaching there the Holy Father passed through a big city half in ruins and half trembling with halting step, afflicted with pain and sorrow, he prayed for the souls of the corpses he met on his way; having reached the top of the mountain, on his knees at the foot of the big Cross he was killed by a group of soldiers who fired bullets and arrows at him, and in the same way there died one after another the other Bishops, Priests, men and women Religious, and various lay people of different ranks and positions. Beneath the two arms of the Cross there were two Angels each with a crystal aspersorium in his hand, in which they gathered up the blood of the Martyrs and with it sprinkled the souls that were making their way to God.
It isn't Fr. Gruner, Lou Verrechio or SSPX. It's the Holy Father.
As you no doubt know, the assassination attempt on St. John Paul II was on the feast day of Our Lady of Fatima. A child was dressed as Our Lady of Fatima and he bent down to affectionately embrace the child. The change in his posture saved his life.
Pope Benedict helped explain some context:
The purpose of the vision is not to show a film of an irrevocably fixed future. Its meaning is exactly the opposite: it is meant to mobilize the forces of change in the right direction. Therefore we must totally discount fatalistic explanations of the “secret”, such as, for example, the claim that the would-be assassin of 13 May 1981 was merely an instrument of the divine plan guided by Providence and could not therefore have acted freely, or other similar ideas in circulation. Rather, the vision speaks of dangers and how we might be saved from them.
That is it.
Lou has a lot of crap here - so I am giving a general link to his blog so you can get a sense of the hysteria. The post that indicated he is a jerk is this one wherein he attempts to mitigate Fr. Gruner's malfeasance and loss of his faculties with a claim he has some goods that prove Fr. Nicholson's disclosures on the schismatics is hypocritical because Fr. N confided in him that he has a strained relationship with his bishop and they were hammering out an AGREEMENT to work his own apostolate so long as it has nothing to do with Voris - and Voris was helping to set Fr. Nicholson up with a laptop and other media resources.
If it is one thing I can't stomach, it's a Catholic who would give ammunition to a bishop who struggles with orthodox priests to defend the performance of schismatic acts. This guy is not interested in the Ark of the Covenant. He would join the enemy and sink Her if his own errors are debunked. He is the poster child for the reason faithful Catholics are kept out of seminaries and the Pope thinks people who have fled Mapplethorpe ride a broom.