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Fr. Aloysius' 1971 Fatima Prophesy of Clerical Abuse and Cover-Up Revealed in Newly Released Book

Immaculate Heart of Mary Guild
June 27, 2024

LOS ANGELES, June 27, 2024 /Christian Newswire/ -- The IHM Guild proudly announces the publication of their latest book, "Father Aloysius and the Fatima House," now available on Amazon.com. This compelling work unveils, for the first time, a prophetic revelation by Father Aloysius Ellacuria, CMF, whose Cause of Sainthood is being postulated in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Dated October 19, 1971, this prophecy responds to a Portuguese Superior, shortly after Father Aloysius' arrival with ten young men to commence their formation as Claretian Portuguese novices, and foresees the present crisis in the Catholic Church.

The timing of Father Aloysius's prophecy is remarkable, as it predates the infamous expose by the Boston Globe on the sexual abuse and cover-up scandal within the Church. This scandal, highlighted in the Academy Award-winning film "Spotlight," brought to light the profound issues of clerical abuse and institutional cover-up. Father Aloysius's foresight into the deteriorating state of priestly formation underscores a critical issue within the Church that remains relevant today.

The prophecy was recently uncovered by the Guild's archivist. Amidst nearly fifty-year-old documents, the researcher discovered a formal questionnaire response addressed to the superior of the Claretian community in Fatima. When asked about the present crisis in the Church, Father Aloysius provided a prophetic and deeply insightful answer:

Spiritual Formation Crisis: Father Aloysius emphasized that the Church's crisis stemmed from inadequate spiritual formation in seminaries, predicting that this issue would worsen due to the deteriorating quality of seminary spiritual education. He attributed this to a disastrous misinterpretation of Vatican II, which he observed firsthand during his extensive experience in spiritual formation.

Stages of Spiritual Life: Father Aloysius underscored the necessity for seminarians to have a solid foundation in the purgative life, guided into the illuminative life by holy spiritual directors, and, by the time of ordination, to fully enter the unitive life, becoming one with Christ.

Chastity and Priestly Vows: He identified a lack of chastity as the root cause behind many priests leaving the Church. He believed that the devil exploits this weakness to draw priests away from their vows and towards despair.
Devotion to the Blessed Mother: Above all, Father Aloysius stressed the paramount importance of devotion to the Blessed Mother, whose intercessory power he deemed unparalleled.
"Father Aloysius and the Fatima House" provides an unprecedented glimpse into the prophetic vision of a devoted priest whose insights remain profoundly relevant.

SOURCE Immaculate Heart of Mary Guild

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