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Kresta in the Afternoon – May 12, 2021 – Hour 1

Why are we celebrating Fatima tomorrow? Why does Fatima matter? We’ll talk about it.


What Happened at Fatima – and Why

Everyone has heard of the Fatima apparitions, but many people don’t know the details of exactly what happened. Who was the Angel of Peace? How many times did the Blessed Mother appear? What are the “Secrets” and “Message” of Fatima, and where do they fit into the story? We’ll talk with John Preiss.

John Preiss is the President of the Fatima Family Apostolate.

What led up to Fatima – and what follows?

St. John Paul II once noted that at Fatima, “Our Lady summed up the whole of the 20th century.” The apparitions happened at a crossroads in history. The Great War had ravaged the European continent, the Bolsheviks were on the verge of seizing power in Russia, and the next few decades would see unimaginable political, social and cultural changes around the globe. We’ll break it down with Fr. Robert Sirico. 

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Reflections on Fatima

Fr. Robert A. Sirico is the president and co-founder of the Acton Institute and pastor of Sacred Heart of Jesus parish in Grand Rapids, Mich. His writings on religious, political, economic, and social matters are published in a variety of journals, including: the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, the London Financial Times, the Washington Times, the Detroit News, and National Review.

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