Cardinal Burke leads largest 100-year Fatima celebration in America
DALLAS, October 9, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) -- This weekend more than 700 faithful joined Vatican Cardinal Raymond Burke in the Irving Convention Center to mark the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima to three shepherd children in Fatima Portugal in 1917.
The celebration kicked off Friday night with a Mass celebrated by Cardinal Burke at which the pilgrim statue of Fatima famous for having wept real tears was processed around the outside of the convention center as the faithful recited the rosary with His Eminence.
Speakers, beginning with Fr. John Anthony, the Superior General of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal expounded on the story of Fatima beginning with the apparition of the Angel of Portugal to the three shepherd children Lucia dos Santos and the siblings Francisco and Jacinta Marto.
Fr. John Trigilio, famed for his hosting of the EWTN show Web of Faith, spoke about Fatima and the Crisis in the Priesthood.
David Carollo, the President of the World Apostolate of Fatima also known as the Blue Army presented Our Lady of Fatima’s requests as a ‘victory strategy for the 21st century.
Many seminarians attended the conference and were pleased to receive copies of Cardinal Burke’s book on the Eucharist as well as his blessing.
An honor guard of the Knights of Columbus were present at the Masses celebrated by Cardinal Burke and also led the procession of the pilgrim statue of Our Lady.
Dick Lyles, the CEO of Origin Entertainment is releasing a Hollywood feature film next year on Fatima and gave a sneak preview of the trailer to the crowd tantalizing the audience with the production value going into the making of the film.
David Palmer host of a popular program on the Guadalupe Radio Network emceed the event with much laughter and grace.
Karl Keating, founder of Catholic Answers and author of the apologetics text Catholicism and Fundamentalism also spoke on Our Lady and reaching out to non-Catholics.
John-Henry Westen co-founder and editor-in-chief at LifeSiteNews spoke on ‘modern culture on a highway to hell.’
To a standing ovation both before and after he spoke, Cardinal Burke delved deeply into the message of Our Lady of Fatima, her predictions and the consequences of failing to heed her warnings to the world.
The Summit was organized by Catholic Action for Faith and Family headed by Thomas McKenna. McKenna released his new book on Fatima at the conference and also spoke on the Fatima Century and the call to holiness.
(photos courtesy of Lee Photography)