You might be asking yourself how these three go together.  To be honest I was picking on Matt Lauer.  You could easily insert Al Franken, Harvey Weinstein, etc, etc, etc…  The list seems to never end.  But we must ask ourselves, are we surprised by all this upheaval and immorality in the entertainment industry and in politics?  Are we surprised by the moral decay of our country and western civilization in general?  The answer to both questions is “no.”  We have been prepared for this for 100 years.

I am certain I do not need to remind the men of the society that 2017 marked the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima, which started in May of 1917 and ended in October of 1917 with the famous miracle of the dancing of the sun.  But what I want to focus on is one of the three “secrets” of Fatima.

We all know the third highly debated secret in which the children were showed a vision of the Holy Father being murdered.  The first secret is famous too, in which the children saw a vision of hell.  The second is well known, in part.

Most people know that Our Lady predicted the second world war and established devotion to her Immaculate Heart.  It is also well known that the second secret asked for the consecration of Russia to her Immaculate Heart.  This too is highly debated, but is still not my  point.  What is missed is why Russia needed converted and why we need the first Saturday devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

“If My requests are heeded, Russia will be converted and there will be peace; if not, she will spread her errors throughout the world, causing wars and persecutions against the Church. The good will be martyred, the Holy Father will have much to suffer, various nations will be annihilated”

There it is.  Five words that are easy to miss.  “…she will spread her errors…”  That my friends is why we cannot be shocked by the news today, by the ever growing socialist movement in our country and by the moral decay of the west.  The Bolshevik revolution happened mere weeks after the dancing of the sun, ushering in the communistic era to power  in Russia. Even though Russia was consecrated to the Immaculate Heart and the Berlin wall fell shortly there after, it took nearly 70 years for this consecration to happen.  Plenty of time for errors to spread.  What we accept as moral decay is the product of Communism.

In his book Dupes, Dr. Paul Kengor lays out some startling parallels.  People in communists countries had abortion forced on them, the west has willingly accepted it.  Communists have stripped God from their countries, we willingly kicked him out.  Communists installed no fault divorce (in the USSR you could get divorced by sending in a postcard) and open relationships in an effort to destroy the family.  The west, once again, willingly accepts and fights for sexual freedom and now the LGTB movement.  We are tearing the family down gleefully.  The USSR eventually figured out that their anit-family polices were destroying the nation.  We have yet to reach that conclusion.

How we got to this point is too long for this article.  Briefly, two major vehicles were through the USSR’s infiltration of our entertainment industry (ironic that its in the news a lot this year) and our educational system.  Lenin famously said “”Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.”  Sadly, the spreading of errors has worked.   And many hardworking American families are paying colleges tens of thousands of dollars a year to brainwash their children.

In an annual report put out by The Victims of Communism, 44% of millennials prefer socialism to capitalism.  40% of Americans claim Bernie Sanders as a hero.  Marx, Lenin and Stalin get 18, 17 and 13% respectively.  In it’s 2016 report, they state that a third of millennials think George W. Bush killed more people then Joseph Stalin.

Yes brothers, we won the Cold War, but are still in a battle.  The errors of communism have spread far and wide.  Our moral decay is one instance of it.  If this country ends up in a nuclear war, it will be with communist North Korea.  Communist China leads the world in abortions.  We were warned 100 years ago.

But our Lady also gave us the solution.  She requested that we go to Mass, go to confession and pray the rosary for reparation of her Immaculate Heart and mediate 15 minutes on the mysteries of the rosary.  We are asked to do this on the first Saturday of each month.  In doing so, we will see her Immaculate Heart triumph and we will realize what peace is.