World's Catholics Urgently Appeal for Bishops to Join Pope in Consecrating Russia
David Martin | The Daily Knight
In the wake of Pope Francis’ historic announcement that he plans to consecrate Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on March 25, Catholics throughout the world are urgently appealing to their bishops to join the pope in doing the Consecration so that it will be effective.
On Wednesday, March 17, Bishop Athanasius Schneider issued a statement calling upon the world’s bishops to join Francis when he consecrates Russia and Ukraine on March 25, the Feast of the Annunciation. His Excellency said that the news of the upcoming Consecration “ought to fill all Catholics with deep joy, consolation and encouragement, and we hope that it will also bring joy and solace to our dear Orthodox brothers and sisters in Russia and Ukraine.”
However, he stressed that in accord with what the Virgin Mary told Sr. Lucy of Fatima, “The Pope should invite all bishops to unite themselves with him in making this consecration.”
Bishop Schneider concluded by saying:
“We hope, that even in the absence of a formal invitation from the Pope, many bishops will unite themselves to this act of consecration.”
Our Lady to Lucy: All the Bishops Must Participate
Clamoring for the participation of the world’s bishops is certainly warranted since it was the Blessed Virgin herself who asked that the Pope join with the bishops in doing the Consecration. On June 13, 1929, while Sr. Lucy was at prayer in the convent chapel at Tuy, Spain, Our Lady appeared to her and said:
"The moment has come in which God asks the Holy Father, in union with all the bishops of the world, to make the consecration of Russia, promising to save it by this means.”
Pope Pius XII consecrated Russia to Mary in 1942 but to no avail because he did it by himself with no bishops assisting. The Soviet threat only continued to strengthen from that point. The Consecration must be collegial, i.e. "in union with all the bishops of the world," which means Francis should summon the world’s bishops to join him in doing the Consecration.
Consecrate Only Russia
It is also important that the Consecration not mention other countries, save the 1 Ukraine, but that it focus exclusively on consecrating Russia. The Consecration is all about converting Russia so that it can become a Catholic country that no longer poses a threat to the nations and to its own people. It’s about delivering Russia from Communism.
In 1983, Pope John Paul II consecrated the world to Mary without mentioning Russia, and consequently Russia has continued to spread its pestilent errors throughout the Church to the end that the Church today has been all but converted to a Marxist training camp wherewith to indoctrinate the faithful with the socialist precepts of lay empowerment, open borders, “social justice,” women’s rights, LGBT tolerance and the general new wave of revolutionary thought. Yea, the ugly hand of Communism has reached in today to desecrate the Body of Christ with all manner of profanation, e.g. Communion in the hand, gay “Masses,” Pachamama worship, etc.
Communism’s bearing on the civilian sector has been equally disturbing. Because of Rome’s failure to properly consecrate Russia in the past, Russia has grown into a global demon that is presently generating the rising tide of evil throughout the world, i.e. the race-riots, the draconian lockdowns, the invasion of the Ukraine.
Hence Russia needs to be exorcised as it were. The pope and bishops must publicly ‘lay hands’ on the beast and cast out the demon of Communism, which can only be done through the proper, collegial Consecration of Russia.
Latin American Bishops to Join the Pope
Thankfully, it is now being reported that the Catholic bishops in Latin America and the Caribbean will join Pope Francis in doing the Consecration of Russia and Ukraine on March 25.
The Episcopal Conference of Latin America (CELAM) said on March 15 that it had asked “the 22 Episcopal Conferences of the Continent, all ecclesial organizations, and the faithful of good will” to participate in the act of consecration and “join the intentions of the Holy Father.”
The word indeed is spreading that the pope and bishops must consecrate Russia together in order for it to be valid and effective. We only pray that the Consecration not be used as a political tool to try to ecumenically ‘tie the knot’ with Moscow but that it be a true Consecration for Russia’s conversion to the Faith.
Pope Benedict Must Participate
Lastly, we pray the Pope Benedict XVI, the former ruling bishop of Rome not be excluded from the upcoming solemnity since it could be that his participation will be needed to render the Consecration valid.
1. The Consecration indeed should include the Ukraine for while Ukraine now has its own political boundaries it was formerly part of the Russian Empire and is presently the focal point of Russia’s attack.