Vatican II and Our Lady of Fatima
- In Honor of Our Lady of Fatima and the month of the Holy Rosary we
send you this article from "Tradition in Action".
Lest we forget....
PROGRESSIVIST DOCUMENT OF THE WEEK
Card. Oddi: Vatican II was the revolution in the Church predicted by
the Third Secret
The late Cardinal Silvio Oddi was one of the last conservatives in
the Roman Curia.
He worked closely with Archbishop Roncalli (the future John XXIII)
when the latter was Nuntio in Paris. Msgr. Oddi was made a Cardinal
by Paul VI in 1969, Between 1979 and 1985 he served as Prefect for
the Congregation of the Clergy. After his retirement he wrote a book
Among many interesting things, he affirms that Vatican II was the
fulfillment of the Third Secret of Fatima: a Revolution in the
At right top is the cover of the book Il tenero mastino di Dio [The
Meek Watchdog of God]. At right , photocopies of the Italian text.
Below, we present our translation of the lines highlighted in yellow.
The prophecy of Fatima was completely defied! It is a lack of sense,
I would say, because according to the interpretation that seems to me
most worthy of consideration, the Third Secret - which John XXIII and
his successors thought inopportune to reveal - is not about a
supposed conversion of Russia, still far from becoming a reality, but
regards the 'revolution' in the Catholic Church.
From a Council convened to throw light on the beauty and profundity
of the Christian mystery by presenting the Church as the spouse of
Christ, according to the beautiful words of the same Pope John XXIII,
so many innovations were born that they appear to constitute a true
(Silvio Oddi, Il Tenero Mastino di Dio, Rome: Progetto Museali
Editore, 1995, p. 217-218).
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