Pope & Bishops To Consecrate Russia and Ukraine To Our Lady on 25 March… Is This Good News?

Pope & Bishops To Consecrate Russia and Ukraine To Our Lady on 25 March… Is This Good News?

Pope invites bishops to join him in consecration of Russia

The Consecration of Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary will be pronounced by the Pope on the afternoon of Friday 25 March in St Peter’s Basilica. The act of consecration will be performed in communion with the local Churches throughout the world.

In response to questions from journalists, the director of the Holy See Press Office, Matteo Bruni, has confirmed, “Pope Francis has invited the bishops of the whole world, along with their priests, to join him in the prayer for peace and in the consecration and entrustment of Russia and of Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.”

The Pope will make the prayer in the afternoon of Friday, 25 March – the Solemnity of the Annunciation – in St Peter’s Basilica, on the occasion of the Celebration of Penance, scheduled to begin at 5 pm. The same act, on the same day, will be undertaken by all the bishops of the world. Cardinal Konrad Krajewski, the papal almoner, will perform the act of consecration at Fatima as the envoy of the Pope.

Comments (139)

  • Jeremiah Alphonsus Reply

    Yesterday’s “consecration” was a complete farce. As such, I won’t be at all surprised to see Vatican City soon reduced to dust…and much more doom to follow.

    The first requirement for the actual consecration is this: an actual pope. Fake pope = fake consecration, no matter if the words he speaks are perfect or not.

    Popes must be Catholic. But as a pertinacious and public heretic—indeed the most public heretic in the history of the world—Francis has abundantly proven that he’s not Catholic. Indeed he’s shown that he hates actual Catholicism with the white-hot hatred of a thousand burning suns. Hence, for example, he seeks to completely obliterate the actual (“traditional”) Roman Rite. Therefore, because Francis isn’t actually Catholic (recall that baptism is a necessary but insufficient criterion of actual Catholicism; one must also hold the actual Catholic faith), he can’t possibly be an actual pope. One cannot be the head of a body of which one is not a member.

    Recognizing this is a matter of logic, of seeing objective reality, not of legal authority. One need possess no legal authority whatsoever to simply recognize reality. One need not be a traffic judge to recognize a speeder. One need be a traffic judge only to convict the speeder. But the factual reality of speeding was pre-existent to the legal conviction. As for Francis, any future legal judgment will simply be an affirmation of the present reality, which is this: assuming he ever actually held the papacy at all, he’s long since ipso facto fallen from office because of his pertinacious and manifest heresy spitting in our faces daily.

    Much has been spoken of the dangers of not following a true pope. It’s time to speak of the dangers of following a false pope. We must, at last, pull our heads out of the sand. We must finally get real, really real, no matter how uncomfortable the demonic really real reality of Francis really is.

    Editor: I don’t usually allow any discussion on the “Francis is not the pope” theory, but I’m publishing this in order to point you – and others – to key information on the subject. This conversation, however, stops here. No further comments on the theory that Francis, worst pope ever in recent times, if not the entire history of the Church, is not a “true” pope. It’s easy to get angry with Francis, but few are similarly angry with Benedict who was really no better – just more subtle, as the writer at the following link points out. First, though, a relevant extract from his article, with which I will leave you…


    Shortly before his death in the year 1226, none other than St. Francis of Assisi gathered together his spiritual children and prophesied a time of tribulation in the Church, during which a man, non-canonically elected, is raised to the pontificate, and who, by his cunning, endeavours to lead many into error. The following prophecy is taken from the book Works of the Seraphic Father St. St. Francis of Assisi, published in the year 1882:

    “The time is fast approaching in which there will be great trials and afflictions; perplexities and dissensions, both spiritual and temporal, will abound; the charity of many will grow cold, and the malice of the wicked will increase. The devils will have unusual power, the immaculate purity of our Order, and of others, will be so much obscured that there will be very few Christians who will obey the true Sovereign Pontiff and the Roman Church with loyal hearts and perfect charity. At the time of this tribulation a man, not canonically elected, will be raised to the Pontificate, who, by his cunning, will endeavor to draw many into error and death. Then scandals will be multiplied … there will be such diversity of opinions and schisms among the people, the religious and the clergy, that, except those days were shortened, according to the words of the Gospel, even the elect would be led into error, were they not specially guided, amid such great confusion, by the immense mercy of God. … Those who are found faithful will receive the crown of life; … choosing to obey God rather than man, they will fear nothing, and they will prefer to perish rather than consent to falsehood and perfidy. Some preachers will keep silence about the truth, and others will trample it under foot and deny it. Sanctity of life will be held in derision even by those who outwardly profess it, for in those days Our Lord Jesus Christ will send them not a true Pastor, but a destroyer.”[29]

    Notice that nowhere is it even hinted at [by St Francis] that the “uncanonically elected” man who “is raised to the Pontificate,” who would “endeavour to draw many into error and death,” is an Antipope. On the contrary, St. Francis presents him as the legitimate Pope who was sent, no doubt as a punishment for sin and a trial for the faithful, by Jesus Christ himself. [Emphases added].

    Peaceful and Universal Acceptance of a Pope

    This brings us to the next question: Is there any way to know, with certitude, whether a man who is elected Pope is, in fact, a true and legitimate Pope? As we extensively address in our book True or False Pope?, it is the common doctrine of the Church that the peaceful and universal acceptance of a Pope provides infallible certitude of his legitimacy. It also, quite logically, provides infallible certitude that all of the necessary conditions (both positive and negative) for him being validly elected were met. The legitimacy of a Pope, who has been accepted as such by the Church, falls into the category of a dogmatic fact, which is a secondary object of the Church’s infallibility. Fr. Sylvester Berry explains:

    “The extent of infallibility refers to the truths that may be defined by the Church with infallible authority. Some truths are directly subject to the infallible authority of the Church by their very nature [Revealed truths]; others only indirectly because of their connection with the former. The one set of truths constitutes the primary, the other the secondary extent of infallibility.” (…) This secondary or indirect extent of infallibility includes especially (a) theological conclusions, (b) truths of the natural order, (c) dogmatic facts, and (d) general disciplinary matters (…)

    March 26, 2022 at 12:53 pm
  • Josephine Reply

    I’ve been watching this video from the Fatima Centre. I’m quite surprised at Christopher Ferrara who is a lawyer, dismissing the pope inviting the bishops given the danger that not all bishops will participate. He says, more or less that Our Lady won’t mind that, something which is said a lot by those anxious to believe in this consecration. He’s a lawyer, though, so you’d think he’d know better. Would he dismiss weak evidence saying the judge won’t mind if it’s not exactly what is usually required in court? I doubt it, so that was a surprise to me. It’s an interesting conversation, though.

    March 26, 2022 at 4:03 pm
    • Jeremiah Alphonsus Reply

      Josephine, I also watched that video, and am also an attorney like Ferrara and McCall. It’s very sad seeing them follow the SSPX trajectory of going increasingly soft and emotional in spite of all of the evidence spitting in our faces daily.

      March 26, 2022 at 5:42 pm
    • RCAVictor Reply


      So far, the only thing I’ve noticed since the Consecration (??) took place is that the price of gas went down about 10 cents. Golly gee whiz!

      As for C. Ferrara & Co., I reached a point several years ago (ever since I left the SSPX, in fact) where I no longer pay attention to the trad talking heads, no matter how knowledgeable they are. That includes Ferrara, Catholic Family News, the Fatima Center and Taylor Marshall, and others I’m sure I’m leaving out. There is just something not right about watching/listening to laymen discuss the latest Church developments as though it was a show on the evening news, and something in which their opinions supposedly carry weight.

      (On a slightly related matter, I went looking for a video of the actual ceremony Friday evening, and one of the videos was from EWTN that turned out NOT to be about the ceremony. What immediately turned me off was the glitzy, flashy visual effects of the introduction, not to mention the female voice-over commentary, as if we were watching a football game and had to have everything explained to us. Buh-bye, EWTN!)

      I pay attention to our priests, who are the wisest shepherds I know. As for the Consecration ceremony, they participated at our local Basilica with our Bishop, and their attitude is that perhaps some good may come from it. I think that is a very good attitude to adopt, though being an impatient Italian, I’m getting fidgety….

      March 29, 2022 at 3:33 pm
      • Laura

        RCA Victor,

        I know exactly what you mean about going off the “trad talking heads”. I haven’t finished watching this one from Michael Matt but when I heard him speaking about Bishop Schneider as a personal friend, I was put off. I thought priests and bishops were supposed to be spiritual fathers to everyone, not best pals with one or two special friends among the laity.

        March 29, 2022 at 5:38 pm
      • editor


        I’ve only seen a bit of that video, as well – and I agree about the “friendship” thing; it’s very sensitive ground. I will watch the rest, though, as it does look to be interesting, and Michael does put things together well, joining up lots of dots. So, thanks for posting.

        March 29, 2022 at 9:02 pm
    • Laura Reply


      I agree, no lawyer would ignore the rules of evidence in a case without getting an earful from the judge, LOL!

      March 29, 2022 at 5:42 pm
  • Margaret Mary Reply

    I had to search for this thread but just have to post something since there is no let up to the warring going on in the world as this report today shows in Russia/Ukraine conflict

    Can we take it as read that last Friday’s consecration has not been too well received in Heaven? That’s my reading of it, very sadly.

    April 1, 2022 at 4:35 pm

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