Monday, September 13, 2010

A Quick Comment on the White - Ferrara Debate

If you heard the recent White - Ferrara "Debate on the Immaculate Conception & Sinlessness of Mary" you heard Mr. Ferrara repeatedly appeal to the absolute trustworthiness of Rome. Consider though the following:

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Ten years after the Vatican divulged one of the church's best-kept secrets -- the third part of the message of Fatima -- a small band of skeptics and critics are still questioning the official explanation.

More than 100 of them gathered at a hotel not far from the Vatican in early May for a weeklong conference on such topics as "Fatima and the Global Economic Crisis," "The Present Need for the Consecration of Russia" and "Is There a Missing Text of the Third Secret?"

For those in attendance, the answer to that last question is a no-brainer.

"The evidence points to only one conclusion: that something has to be missing," said Christopher A. Ferrara, a U.S. attorney and Catholic commentator who spoke at the conference.

Ferrara pointed to what he described as a series of incongruities and inconsistencies in the Vatican's version. Among people truly familiar with the events at Fatima, he said, only a minority "cling steadfastly to the notion that an ambiguous vision of a bishop dressed in white outside a half-ruined city is all there is to the third secret."

I'm assuming the person above in this article is the same man from the debate.

I'm not sure when this debate will be available, but I highly recommend it.

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