Should We Be Concerned About Russia/Ukraine?

Should We Be Concerned About Russia/Ukraine?

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  1. The Prime minster of Australia actually used that very analogy, herding the sheep though the gate and the media did not say one thing, they are telling us everyday.
  2. The people feared their whole lives of being taken by the wolf but they ended up being taken by the shepherd!

Editor writes…

The “sheep/wolf/shepherd” analogy should resonate with Christians everywhere.  The biblical warnings about wolves in sheep’s clothing, seeking to lead us astray, should help us to interpret what is going on in both the secular world and the Church right now.  As should the Fatima warnings about the danger posed to the world and to souls by the “errors of Russia”.  Should we, then, be concerned about the possible current threat to world peace from Russia – or is it merely an extension of the Covid-19 fear tactic?

The Pope and the rest of the hierarchy said nothing about the irrational fear stoked in people through the Covid-19 propaganda; indeed, they cooperated in spreading that fear.  Similarly, they will, more likely than not, continue to ignore the Fatima request for the Consecration of Russia, thus delaying the promised period of world peace – not to mention Russia’s conversion to Catholicism, as foretold by Our Lady.

Do any of them – Pope, bishops, priests – even believe in the supernatural?

Comments (35)

  • Edward Mulrenan

    Russian troops attacked South ossetia and sw. Georgia rep. Under G. Bush. They over ran Crimea . Their insurrectionists try to undermine Dumbasd Donestk region of the Ukraine and Moldova independent as well. Their war craft intrude on Finnish and Sweden territory….. THE Byzantine leadership -patriarchy has blocked the Russina attempt to subvert the ORTHODOX CHURCH there as well. . Putin is a danger to ALL HIS NEIGHBORS in Kazach and Belarus under their stooge dictators as well..

    February 1, 2022 at 7:34 pm
    • editor

      Yes, Putin is a danger, that’s for sure – and many have described him as a gangster, not least certain Russian journalists. All the more reason, then, why we need to pray for a pope who will obey God’s will and consecrate Russia as requested at Fatima.

      February 1, 2022 at 11:10 pm
  • Antoine Bisset

    The current threat is not from Russia. The usual gang, the USA and their poodle, the UK, and the insane conglomeration of disparate countries that comprise NATO are continually prodding the Bear.
    We are the ones who are using threats. We have stupidly expanded the borders of NATO to the Russian border. We are now attempting to pin the blame on Russia. We are the bad guys. Russia, along with Poland and Hungary are the only Christian countries left.
    Keep in mind that it was the USA that built a ring of steel around the Soviet bloc, from the UK, to Italy, to Turkey, to Diego Garcia and Japan. That ring of steel has been maintained. It was not dismantled when the Soviet Union was dissolved.

    February 1, 2022 at 8:21 pm
    • editor

      It’s not so long since Russia invaded Crimea, so I don’t share your assessment.

      Since Our Lady warned us to beware of Russia’s errors – and I hope you wouldn’t accuse her of “pinning the blame on Russia” – let’s pray hard for that long overdue Consecration.

      February 1, 2022 at 11:07 pm
    • Miles Immaculatae


      The Russia Federation has one of the highest abortion rates in the world, in fact, I believe it is the highest.

      February 3, 2022 at 2:59 pm
  • Josephine

    Russia, Our Lady said, won’t be converted to the Catholic religion until it is consecrated to her Immaculate Heart by the pope and bishops as she asked. That means world peace is not guaranteed, so I would take any threat from Russia very seriously. I know that people of Ukraine don’t trust Russia and so it will be interesting to see how this all plays out in the days ahead.

    February 1, 2022 at 8:33 pm
    • editor


      I’m glad you mentioned that Russia is to convert (and will convert) to the Catholic Faith after the consecration – that’s the promise of Our Lady, not some vague “Christianity”. Well said.

      February 1, 2022 at 11:05 pm
  • Laura

    I agree, we must have the consecration as a matter of urgency. I like this little reflection about the kind of peace we can expect when the consecration has been done.

    February 1, 2022 at 10:19 pm
    • editor


      Thank you for posting that lovely reflection. We can look forward to that peaceful world!

      February 1, 2022 at 11:03 pm
      • Theresa Rose

        Yes, indeed the Consecration of Russia needs to be carried out by the Pope and Bishops. We have the example of the Bishops in Portugal Consecrating their country to the Immaculate Heart of Mary in 1931 and again in 1938. The changes that happened were miraculous, a prelude, in fact to what will happen on a global scale when the whole world is Consecrated.

        February 2, 2022 at 8:34 am
  • Frankier

    Haven`t heard much on the News about the Irish fishermen forcing the Russian naval
    exercises outside Ireland`s Exclusive Economic Zone or about the rosary rallies to be held in West Cork asking Our Lady and St Peter to protect them and to promote the message of Fatima, especially the words of Our Lady: “she will spread her errors”.

    I don`t suppose the BBC wish the British public to know that.

    February 1, 2022 at 11:35 pm
    • editor


      Really interesting – and edifying. I’ve certainly not heard that news (although I do avoid the BBC now, like the plague) but I’ve no doubt they won’t publicise any of that information, so many thanks for the alert.

      February 1, 2022 at 11:47 pm
      • Francis Rooney


        I not only avoid the BBC, I don`t buy their licence.

        February 2, 2022 at 6:27 pm
      • Bernie

        I thought licences for TVs were mandatory? I take it you don’t have a TV, then?

        February 2, 2022 at 11:32 pm
    • crofterlady

      Frankier, I read that about both the Russians being told to clear off and the Rosary crusade in Ireland, but I can’t mind the source! The only news channel I watch is GB News so it could be there or on You Tube.

      February 2, 2022 at 4:30 pm
  • editor

    As we approach midnight, I wish you all a very happy Feast of the Purification of Our Lady. I’ll append a link to an article published on One Peter Five – I’ve not had time to read it, but I have a sense, on a quick glance, that it will prove to be an edifying read.

    I’ve not had time to launch a Feast Day thread, so I apologise for that, but since this Russia thread is very much linked to the Fatima apparitions, I think it is perfectly appropriate to offer any material relevant to this Feast of Our Lady here, if anyone so wishes.

    Ten or so minutes from now…. Happy Feast everyone!

    February 1, 2022 at 11:53 pm
    • Josephine

      A happy Feast to everyone today, Feast of the Purification of Our Lady / Presentation of Our Lord in the Temple.

      I’m posting one of my favourite hymns, I’ll Sing a Hymn to Mary (although I don’t really like the brassy accompaniment)

      February 2, 2022 at 11:42 am
  • westminsterfly

    Well Sister Lucia did say this to Fr Fuentes back in 1957:- “Tell them, Father, that many times the Most Holy Virgin told my cousins Francisco and Jacinta, as well as myself, that many nations will disappear from the face of the earth. She said that Russia will be the instrument of chastisement chosen by Heaven to punish the whole world if we do not beforehand obtain the conversion of that poor nation.” So yes, I think we should be concerned.

    February 2, 2022 at 8:43 am
    • Lily

      Westminster Fly,

      I totally agree, we need to be very concerned about Russia. Our Lady doesn’t make mistakes. She said that Russia will be the instrument of chastisement, and so that must be God’s plan.

      Sky News is reporting the Ukraine President warning that this will be a full blown European war, not limited to Russia and Ukraine.

      I’ve always felt that it is only when there is a full blown war started involving Russia that the Pope will remember the Fatima warnings and promises and consecrate Russia at that point. I can’t believe it would be this faithless pope though.

      February 2, 2022 at 11:20 am
      • Kathy

        St JohnPaul 2 Concecrated Russia as MARY requested Sister lucia confirmed

        March 1, 2022 at 6:38 pm
      • westminsterfly

        Please get your facts straight before coming on this blog about Fatima. I strongly urge you to read ‘False Friends of Fatima’ by Christopher Ferrara. It is available free as a pdf online or available from Amazon or other booksellers. If you haven’t read it, you are not in full command of the facts. And if you are a supporter of the ‘Vatican approved’ World Apostolate of Fatima, I suggest you read how one of their representatives, a Ms Oonagh Pittam, has been caught out on this same blog on another thread: perverting the truth about Sr Lucia’s position on Fatima. Really Kathy, some of us have done our homework on Fatima, in my case for more than 30 years . . . may I respectfully suggest you do the same before making glib comments without any evidence to back up your assertion.

        March 1, 2022 at 7:11 pm
      • westminsterfly

        Here is the pdf link for the ‘False Friends of Fatima’ book. This is a moment of grace for you. Don’t spurn it, read it, and may God bless and help you:

        March 1, 2022 at 7:43 pm
    • Bernie

      That is the absolutely best answer to anyone who thinks Russia is the good guy and there’s nothing to worry about from them. I agree with Lily, Our Lady doesn’t make mistakes.

      February 2, 2022 at 11:35 pm
  • editor

    N O T I C E . . .

    Brief update on Athanasius, who is still suffering from horrendous throat pain. Still, he is looking forward to what he thinks will be a “dramatic improvement” in a couple of weeks, so please pray for that.

    RCA Victor is also seeking prayers for “phase 2 of Covid…” which sounds extremely unpleasant.

    So, let’s pray the two of them back into harness – they’re definitely missed!

    February 2, 2022 at 3:20 pm
    • Bernie

      I’m praying for both Athanasius and RCA Victor – they really are missed here!

      February 2, 2022 at 11:36 pm
    • gabriel syme

      Thank you for the update Editor.

      I will keep praying for Athanasius and will add RCA Victor to my prayers too (I didn’t realise the latter had covid!).

      February 3, 2022 at 11:26 am
    • Elizabeth

      Still praying daily for Martin/Athanasius especially today on the feast of St Blaise. Sorry to hear he is having such a dreadful time. Will also pray for RCAVictor.

      February 3, 2022 at 4:49 pm
  • crofterlady

    I agree with Neil Oliver and something does “stink in the state of Denmark”! This is a very interesting article from The Remnant which throws light on the subject:

    February 2, 2022 at 4:22 pm
    • editor


      So reliable is The Remnant these days, that they didn’t know that all restrictions were NOT lifted in the UK recently, only in England. And even after my attempt to humbly correct their headline, and that more than once, the editor repeated that fake news. So, forgive me for not taking their opinion on current European politics, too seriously.

      February 2, 2022 at 4:54 pm
      • westminsterfly

        Editor / Crofterlady,

        Especially since that article on the Remnant (which is being posted in other places – I had already received it) was written by an A Matt Werner who is apparently a devotee of the 1990’s false seer Theresa Lopez (Denver Colorado – Cabrini Shrine – ‘Our Holy Mother of Virtues’). Werner listened to Lopez’s ‘messages’ on Russia and his whole apostolate on Russia / Ukraine seems to have been driven by them. From his own website:-

        “Personal Testimony and History of QAMA by President A. Matt Werner”

        “When in 1993, I heard the reports of the Blessed Mother’s visits to Cabrini Shrine above Golden Colorado, I found them fantastic and incredible. From high above on an adjacent mountain I had ridden my bicycle one Saturday afternoon when I saw below hundreds of pilgrim pedestrians and dozens of school buses and passenger vans and squadrons of sheriff’s deputies and police. The pilgrims had come from all over the country to make their consecrations to Mary’s Immaculate Heart. For several years many thousands of pilgrims came to Colorado on the second Saturday (not First Saturdays? WF) of each month to pray their Rosaries and to pledge their devotion to her apparitions of Our Holy Mother of Virtues. Local news stations covered the events with great skepticism. Reports of the apparitions reached Newsweek Magazine.”

        He goes on to say “Our Holy Mother of Virtues had implored us to “Run to my children in the east who long to hear your hearts. Russia is the ransom for the peace the world yearns for.” To that end, QAMA organized in June of 1995, an international congress in Colorado Springs to which they invited many bishops and priests from Russia, Ukraine and Belarus.” Our Lady NEVER said “Russia is the ransom for the peace the world yearns for” because the apparition was false and was given a negative judgement by the then local Ordinary Bishop James Francis Stafford.

        Werner’s book ““Run to my children in the East” is dire and more or less an apologia for Lopez’s ramblings. He clearly has very little – if any – spiritual discernment. Incidentally, the author E Michael Jones wrote of Lopez: “I was in Reno to meet the husband of a seer, or better, the seer’s ex-husband. Jeff Lopez met Tonie Alcorn in April of 1987 as the result of an affair they had had when both of them were working at Wendy’s in Denver, Colorado. In March of ’91, shortly after pleading guilty to a charge of check fraud, Tonie, who was then known as Theresa Lopez, went to Medjugorje. By November of 1991 she was having her own apparitions and drawing thousands of people to the Cabrini Shrine near Denver, Colorado. Two years later, Theresa left her husband to become a full-time seer. The last time they were together she told him “if I get involved with this I can be somebody.”

        Werner also said in that Remnant article that “Russia has become the most Christian of nations since Pope Pius XII consecrated her to the Immaculate Heart of Mary in 1952.” Sister Lucia publicly stated that consecration was invalid.

        Anyway, I left a similar comment on the Remnant website and they pulled it almost immediately. All very odd.

        February 3, 2022 at 10:43 am
      • Michaela

        Crofterlady & Westminster Fly,

        I’ve been unimpressed with Michael Matt for quite a while now. He seems to be prone to unapproved/dodgy apparitions, at the same time playing down Fatima. Now, he’s playing down the threat from Russia.. I’ve met Ukrainians and I found them definitely afraid of Russian aggression. I’m just copying Westminster Fly’s quote above, here, because I think that is key: Russia is not to be trusted, and how anyone can think that they would put 100,000 troops on the border for the fun of it, beats me.

        Westminster Fly wrote this up above:

        Well Sister Lucia did say this to Fr Fuentes back in 1957:- “Tell them, Father, that many times the Most Holy Virgin told my cousins Francisco and Jacinta, as well as myself, that many nations will disappear from the face of the earth. She said that Russia will be the instrument of chastisement chosen by Heaven to punish the whole world if we do not beforehand obtain the conversion of that poor nation.” So yes, I think we should be very concerned.

        I agree, 100%.

        February 3, 2022 at 4:07 pm
  • gabriel syme

    The Ukrainian president has recently blamed the US and the Media for stoking hype about a possible invasion.

    He says the situation (of Russia troops near the Ukrainian border) has been the same for a long time now and what has changed is the messages from Washington and the Media.

    As I understand it, the Biden presidency is absolutely tanking domestically with the American public. Could this be an effort from the US Government to cause a distraction from the mess they are making?

    Also, in a recent speech, Biden differentiated between a Russian “minor incursion” and a full invasion. Was that a slip of the tongue from a befuddled President, or was he almost daring the Russians to act to suggesting the US would not respond?

    The Russians have already taken what they want/need from Ukraine – namely, the Crimean Black Sea ports which have been the traditional home of the Russian Black Sea fleet. Obviously, a large military power would never tolerate a situation where crucial strategic infrastructure was under the control of a different Government.

    And I think these troop concentrations are more the Russians marking their territory, as Ukraine becomes ever more in the political orbit of the EU and the military orbit of NATO.

    I.e. they do not like it that these rival entities are marching right up to Russia’s borders. Much like the US did not like it, when the Soviets emplaced military hardware in nearby Cuba in the 1960s. The Americans threatened all kinds of disasters, unless the Soviets withdrew, so we can hardly be surprised at a similar reaction from Russia.

    Obviously the message of Fatima has great importance. Russia has indeed spread its errors and, with the consecration not done, Russia has not yet returned to the Church.

    However, I do not think this situation precludes the ability of Russia to get its act together, even if the Fatima warnings have come true / still exist.

    I certainly sympathise with Russia more than I do the US or EU, in terms of their view of Society etc. They, along with the Eastern Europeans, have a much healthier and Christian outlook than does the abortion- and LGBT-riddled West.

    February 3, 2022 at 10:47 am
    • Michaela

      Gabriel Syme,

      “The Ukrainian president has recently blamed the US and the Media for stoking hype about a possible invasion.”

      I’d like to know where you got that quote because here he is denouncing the build up of troops on his border and saying this will lead to an all-out war in Europe – not just a war between Russia and the Ukraine

      February 4, 2022 at 7:23 pm
  • Frankier


    I have a TV but a licence is not mandatory if you use it for other purposes. I use my TV only to watch football and other sports on a paid channel. I stopped buying a licence when BBC Scotland decided to employ anti-catholic/Irish pundits on football panels who had evaded, not avoided, tax on their football earnings. They can deduct the cost of any licence money due from me from their earnings

    February 3, 2022 at 2:27 pm
  • patrick healy

    Dear Editor,

    Whilst anyone with reasoning faculties should pay particular attention to our Holy Mother Mary on her instructions for the conversion of Russia, no one should ignore the satanic intentions of the American handlers of the squattter in the White House who provide the scripts for him to read.

    The American arms financial masonic conglomerate are desperate to start a war by expanding the NATO puppets up to the Russian border, as was mentioned (and dismissed) by a blogger above.

    We should never dismiss the ambitions of American arms manufacturers and their global warming colleagues in subjecting the masses to their satanic agenda.
    See todays price increases in life saving energy.

    One thing I find really puzzling is that if wind (and solar) are supposedly free, and my supplier says they are 100% unreliable (I meant renewable) why are my bills growing at the rate of natural gas?
    But then I never understood quantum physics.

    Seeing as you have expressed lack of interest with rhyming verse, I have been reluctant to pester you with any of my offerings of late.
    However I will make an exception with a recent one, which I hope you will graciously indulge me in as is your wont.

    BA BA

    Resist defy do not comply
    With the new world order,
    They demand your soul complete control
    With no regard for border;
    Hung out to dry you must comply
    With being marked and jabbed and muzzled,
    If you object to this project
    You leave your masters puzzled.

    Rules for thee but not for me
    Says Soros Gates and Schwab,
    You’ll own nothing and be happy
    With the green new dealing blob;
    Build back better make you a debtor
    As fiat pennies fall from heaven,
    Watch the old succumb to cold
    As their clock ticks past eleven.

    Stay at home its a palindrome
    For the bought and paid for media,
    You will not find an enquiring mind
    Without a case of agraphia;
    The poor old sheep are all asleep
    As the wolves disguised as shepherds,
    Herd them into the shearing sheds
    Where the unjabbed are now lepers.

    February 3, 2022 at 4:47 pm

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