Putin’s Nuclear Threat: Cause for Serious Concern?

Putin’s Nuclear Threat: Cause for Serious Concern?

From YouTube…

Sir Tony Brenton, the former UK ambassador to Russia, has told Sky News that Vladimir Putin’s partial mobilisation is a “pretty significant escalation” of the Ukrainian war.

Editor writes…

Should we step up our prayers for the authentic Consecration of Russia, in the light of today’s news?

Comments (28)

  • westminsterfly

    I’d say yes, we should worry and spiritually prepare ourselves. Forget what the World Apostolate of Fatima tells you. See my comment from the La Salette thread: “Slightly off topic but after seeing this news today, https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11233965/Ukraine-war-Putin-announces-partial-military-mobilisation-Russia.html it brought back a memory that the World Apostolate of Fatima alleged that Sister Lucia said about the 1984 consecration of the world – video on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fHmtZlbVbc Start at 17:05, when the commentor translates Sister Lucia’s alleged words as “The week of Fatima was not yet concluded and that we were still living out the third day. The peace reaped from the Triumph is peace from the militant spread of atheism by communist Russia, but rest assured it does mean that in the future no world war will take place although local conflicts will always occur due to the nature of man . . .”. This ‘prophecy’ – probably concocted by Carlos Evaristo, the WAF interpreter and commentor, is looking more and more flimsy by the day.” Note that – Sister Lucia apparently said no future world war would take place. Well it’s not looking like that now. Just one – one nuclear weapon will start World War III. And maniacs are in control on both sides.

    September 21, 2022 at 7:38 pm
    • Lily


      I agree that we should worry and spiritually prepare ourselves.

      I watched Peter Hitchens the journalist speaking about this on Michelle Dewsbury’s show on GB News this evening, and he said that not taking Putin seriously was the mistake everyone made at the start of the Ukraine issue. He knows his stuff, Peter Hitchens, and he reeled off situations from past history and recent wars, to ram home the danger of neglecting to take Putin at his word.

      It’s so obvious now (as if it wasn’t at the time) that the March consecration of Ukraine and Russia was not accepted by God as the consecration to bring us world peace. Maybe in the face of an actual threat where Putin spells out that he’s “not bluffing” will force the Pope to try again, this time for real.

      September 21, 2022 at 8:15 pm
      • Nicky


        I think this is the discussion you mentioned on Dewbs & Co. earlier tonight on GB News. Well worth watching.

        September 21, 2022 at 10:50 pm
      • Josephine

        I saw that discussion on GB News earlier and it was very informative indeed. I’ll watch it again, now that I see it posted here.

        Without a doubt we are in danger of nuclear war – as Hitchens said, it would be very foolish to ignore Putin’s threats. More rosaries and Masses, First Fridays and Saturdays, we need to redouble our spiritual efforts if we want to avert this latest danger.

        September 21, 2022 at 10:57 pm
      • editor


        Thank you for the video of Peter Hitchens – as Josephine says, it is very informative, indeed.

        September 22, 2022 at 10:10 am
    • Nicky

      westminsterfly – WF,

      I look forward to watching that YouTube video – thanks for posting.

      I agree with you about the need to prepare spiritually because, the way the world is going and the way the pope is going, a nuclear war cannot be ruled out. Fatima continues to unfold before us.

      September 21, 2022 at 10:53 pm
  • Frankier


    I don`t know about you but there is no way that I could find a church in our diocese where I could indulge in the First Friday or Fatima devotions, far less the rosary. I got a wee rosary group going about six years ago in our church. We started with ten and it is now down to myself and my wife and we are wondering whether it is worth carrying on. There are no confessions, a Mass every Saturday
    at 4.00pm and nothing else. People now have lost the habit of blessing themselves on entering
    or leaving the church and I think the first time I have seen anyone genuflecting for a while was on TV
    last week at the Queen`s lying-in-state.

    Our church bulletins invite us regularly to join other churches in prayer around ten miles away while telling us to watch our carbon footprint. It is otherwise known as a total joke.

    When the Pope consecrated Russia and the Ukraine, I mailed the parish priest and asked him why
    the bishops of Scotland were congregating in George Square for the rosary when they should have been joining the Pope in the consecration but I got no reply.

    Meanwhile, communion on the tongue is still banned.

    September 22, 2022 at 12:27 am
    • Margaret USA

      Our priest serves our parish and our sister parish. We have Divine Liturgy at 4 PM Saturday and 11:30 am Sunday. I always go to both Liturgies. Idk if this applies to the [Latin rite] Catholic Church, but a Byzantine [rite] Catholic priest told me that I could go on Saturday evening for First Saturday and Sunday morning for Sunday. So that’s what I do.

      September 22, 2022 at 5:53 am
    • westminsterfly

      Sounds like you need to move! Seriously. Our earthly home is not our home forever, and if our geographical location becomes detrimental to our spiritual lives, then moving should be seriously considered. I myself have started thinking this way. At present, I have access to a diocesan TLM, but that could be removed in future due to Traditionis Custodes. As for difficulties with the First Saturdays, remember what Sister Lucia has told us (from ‘The Whole Truth About Fatima’ Volume 2 https://fatima.machado-family.com )


      Lucy’s moving account, which we are quoting at length, continues:

      «So, on February 15, coming back as usual (to empty a garbage can outside the garden), I found a child there who seemed to be the same one as before, and I asked him: “Did you ask our Heavenly Mother for the Child Jesus?” The child turned to me and said: “And you, have you revealed to the world what the Heavenly Mother asked you?” And, having said that, he turned into a resplendent child.

      «Then recognizing that it was Jesus, I said to Him:

      – “My Jesus! You know what my confessor said to me in the letter I read You. He said that this vision had to be repeated, there had to be facts permitting us to believe it, and that the Mother Superior alone could not spread this devotion.”

      – “It is true that the Mother Superior alone can do nothing, but with My grace, she can do anything. It is enough that your confessor gives you permission, and that your superior announce this for it to be believed by the people, even if they do not know who it was revealed to.”

      – “But my confessor said in his letter that this devotion already exists in the world, because many souls receive You every first Saturday of the month, in honour of Our Lady and the fifteen mysteries of the Rosary.”

      – “It is true, My daughter, that many souls begin, but few persevere to the very end, and those who persevere do it to receive the graces promised. The souls who make the five First Saturdays with fervour and to make reparation to the Heart of your Heavenly Mother, please Me more than those who make fifteen, but are lukewarm and indifferent.”

      – “My Jesus! Many souls find it difficult to confess on Saturday. Will You allow a confession within eight days to be valid?”

      – “Yes. It can even be made later on, provided that the souls are in the state of grace when they receive Me on the first Saturday, and that they had the intention of making reparation to the Sacred Heart of Mary.”

      – “My Jesus! And those who forget to form this intention?”

      – “They can form it at the next confession, taking advantage of their first opportunity to go to confession.”

      «Right after that He disappeared, without me finding out anything more about Heaven’s desires, up to the present.»



      We have seen that it is not required that the confession be made on the first Saturday itself. If, due to any necessity, it must be anticipated even beyond eight days, there must at least be a monthly confession. However, it is certain that, as far as possible, it is preferable that the confession be made on a day close to the first Saturday.

      The thought of making reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary must equally be present. In this way, notes Father Alonso, «the soul adds to the principal motive of sorrow for our sins – which will always be that sin is an offence against God, Who has redeemed us in Christ – another motive for sorrow, which will undoubtedly exercise a beneficial influence: sorrow for the offence given to the Immaculate and Sorrowful Heart of the Virgin Mary.»


      The Communion of reparation, of course, is the most important act of the devotion of reparation. All the other acts centre around it. To understand its meaning and significance, it must be considered in relation with the miraculous Communion of autumn 1916; already this communion was completely oriented to the idea of reparation, thanks to the words of the Angel. The Communion of reparation must also be considered in relation to the Communion on the nine First Fridays of the month, requested by the Sacred Heart at Paray-le-Monial.

      Someone might object: to receive Communion on the first Saturday of five consecutive months is almost impossible for many of the faithful, who have no Mass in their parish on that day… Such is the question Father Gonçalves, Lucy’s confessor, put to her in a letter of May 29, 1930:

      «If one cannot fulfil all the conditions on a Saturday, can it be done on Sunday? People in the country, for example, will not be able very often, because they live quite far away…»

      Our Lord gave the answer to Sister Lucy during the night of May 29-30, 1930: «The practice of this devotion will be equally acceptable on the Sunday following the first Saturday when My priests, for a just cause, allow it to souls.» Thus not only the Communion, but also the recitation of the Rosary and meditation on the mysteries can be transferred to Sunday, for just motives of which priests are left the judges. It is easy to ask for this permission in confession. Note once again the Catholic, ecclesial character of the message of Fatima. It is to His priests, and not to the individual conscience, that Jesus gives the responsibility of granting this additional concession.

      After so many concessions, who could still claim that he was unable to fulfil the requests of the Virgin Mary?

      September 22, 2022 at 9:20 am
  • Laura

    When I searched to check this out just now, everyone was calling Putin’s threat a bluff. However, Sergey Markov seems to be someone who would know whether it’s a bluff or not, he was the only one I could find saying we need to take it seriously, so I’ve checked him out and found his Wiki page

    We definitely need to take the Fatima message seriously, that’s the real point. First Saturdays, for anyone not already doing them, is a must, to make reparation to Our Lady for the insults/blasphemies thrown at her.

    September 22, 2022 at 12:06 pm
    • westminsterfly

      Hi Laura
      You got the wrong Sergei Markov on Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sergei_Markov

      September 22, 2022 at 12:19 pm
      • Laura


        Egg all over my face, LOL! Thanks for that correction.

        September 22, 2022 at 1:20 pm
  • westminsterfly

    LOL! That’s OK. I shouldn’t think the other Sergey Markov is much of a threat – he’s been dead since 1918.

    September 22, 2022 at 3:23 pm
    • Laura


      September 22, 2022 at 3:40 pm
  • editor

    I’ve just come across this conversation between Jordan Peterson and one of my least favourite human beings on the planet – Piers (I’m a Catholic but I don’t accept the teachings of the Church) Morgan.
    Six minutes well spent – Morgan clearly out of his depth.

    September 22, 2022 at 3:56 pm
    • westminsterfly

      I WISH Jordan Peterson would convert to Catholicism. Pray for his conversion . . . Consecrate him to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, all readers of this blog.

      September 22, 2022 at 6:57 pm
      • westminsterfly

        P.S. Just read your foreword Editor, yes, clearly Piers Morgan is out of his depth with someone like Jordan Peterson – mind you, he’d be out of his depth with Dolly Parton (no offence Dolly!). What shocked me is that he claims to be Catholic. Never heard that one before. Is that correct? Does he actually claim to be a practising Catholic?

        September 22, 2022 at 7:05 pm
      • editor


        Firstly, I read somewhere recently that Jordan attended Mass (not sure whether NO or TLM) and secondly, yes, incredibly, Piers Morgan is a “Catholic”. I once posted a video of him interviewing an atheist and the atheist knew more about the nature of the Church than did Piers in that he knew you couldn’t be a Catholic and dissent. I must try to find that and post it here. Give me 5… 5 minutes, 5 decades of the rosary, 5 million quid, you decide 😀

        September 22, 2022 at 7:40 pm
      • editor

        Well, annoyingly, it took me a lot longer than 5 minutes to find the video I mentioned only to find it’s been cut off before the atheist got to say what I heard him saying all those years ago, which was to educate Morgan on his false belief that the Pope should change teachings to move with the times. Here’s the first part – the part where the atheist shows he understands the nature of the Church and papal authority more than Morgan, the “Catholic”, has been edited out. Conveniently. Someone else might be more successful in finding the whole video intact.

        September 22, 2022 at 7:57 pm
      • Lily

        I remember seeing that interview in full and the atheist ran rings round Piers Morgan. He just kept pushing the obvious, that if the Pope is really speaking in Christ’s name, then you can’t just disagree with teachings, it’s all or nothing. At one point Morgan admitted that the atheist sounded more like a Catholic than he did, LOL!

        September 23, 2022 at 1:47 pm
      • editor

        Well, bingo! I found an edited copy of the above Morgan/Jillette conversation on Being Catholic. And the ignorance displayed by Piers Morgan just beggars belief – or, as the atheist points out, is reminiscent of Luther’s position!

        September 23, 2022 at 2:01 pm
  • Margaret Mary

    This is all really interesting, but I am a bit surprised at the Fatima connection because loads of times on here I’ve read that the Third Secret is not about war but about spiritual chastisement. So, what’s changed?

    September 22, 2022 at 5:03 pm
    • westminsterfly

      Margaret Mary,
      Most serious historians of Fatima have always maintained that the Third Secret is primarily about spiritual chastisement, but also physical chastisement. Otherwise, Our Lady would never have said that if God’s decrees were not complied with, several nations would be annihilated. We’re clearly living through the spiritual chastisement, and it will get worse, much worse. Unless the proper Consecration of Russia takes place, there will also be a physical chastisement, as Our Lady forewarned.

      September 22, 2022 at 6:46 pm
      • Lily

        That’s what I’ve always understood – it’s a bit of both. There is the spiritual chastisement resulting from the changes in the Church, Mass etc. and the possibility of war.

        September 23, 2022 at 1:48 pm
  • mary

    Escalation cause for serious concern?
    I don’t know the answer to that; but what is certain is that life generally is going to get very ugly indeed in all ways, and that we should prepare ourselves spiritually.
    I just came across this article urging us to keep sight of the big picture:

    September 24, 2022 at 7:05 am
    • mary

      Here is another article I came across. If anyone is in any doubt that the Devil exists, this should persuade them !

      September 24, 2022 at 8:37 am
      • editor


        Brilliant article. Given that there are murmurings abroad about forcing us into more restrictions under the guise of a “twindemic” – flu AND Covid – this winter, I may use that as a dedicated thread, so many thanks for posting it.

        September 24, 2022 at 9:24 am
  • editor

    This is an excellent commentary on the Ukraine-Russia war – Tucker Carlson does his homework… I have a feeling he is correct about the real aim of this contrived war – to destroy the west.

    September 24, 2022 at 9:48 pm

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