“Evil comes from sin, not from income disparity or climate change”

By Tom Quiner

It’s been 99 years today since Our Lady of Fatima appeared to three children in Portugal. See my previous post for background (“The Oddity of Fatima.”)

She revealed three secrets. The second warned of the risk Russia posed to the world and the Church if she was not converted to the faith. According to the ‘Lady’:

“… she [Russia] will spread her errors throughout the world, causing wars and persecutions of the Church.”

Last year, a Catholic doctor made a startling presentation to Pope Francis. She said Russia’s “errors” are still being felt today, but in new ways.

Dr. Anca-Maria Cernea

Dr. Anca-Maria Cernea

Dr. Anca-Maria Cernea, Doctor at the Center for Diagnosis and Treatment-Victor Babes and President of the Association of Catholic Doctors of Bucharest (Romania) made the following presentation to Pope Francis on the Synod underway in Rome.

Her assessment of the problems of the world and the role of the Church is absolutely brilliant. Her link to Russia’s role in the woes in the world is particularly astute.

Read this. Share it. These words need to be read by many:

“Your Holiness, Synod Fathers, Brothers and Sisters, I represent the Association of Catholic Doctors from Bucharest.

I am from the Romanian Greek Catholic Church.

My father was a Christian political leader, who was imprisoned by the communists for 17 years. My parents were engaged to marry, but their wedding took place 17 years later.

My mother waited all those years for my father, although she didn’t even know if he was still alive. They have been heroically faithful to God and to their engagement.

Their example shows that God’s grace can overcame terrible social circumstances and material poverty.

We, as Catholic doctors, defending life and family, can see this is, first of all, a spiritual battle.

Material poverty and consumerism are not the primary cause of the family crisis.

The primary cause of the sexual and cultural revolution is ideological.

Our Lady of Fatima has said that Russia’s errors would spread all over the world.

It was first done under a violent form, classical Marxism, by killing tens of millions.

Now it’s being done mostly by cultural Marxism. There is continuity from Lenin’s sex revolution, through Gramsci and the Frankfurt school, to the current-day gay-rights and gender ideology.

Classical Marxism pretended to redesign society, through violent take-over of property.

Now the revolution goes deeper; it pretends to redefine family, sex identity and human nature.

This ideology calls itself progressive. But it is nothing else than the ancient serpent’s offer, for man to take control, to replace God, to arrange salvation here, in this world.

It’s an error of religious nature, it’s Gnosticism.

It’s the task of the shepherds to recognize it, and warn the flock against this danger.

“Seek ye therefore first the Kingdom of God, and His justice, and all these things shall be added unto you.”

The Church’s mission is to save souls. Evil, in this world, comes from sin. Not from income disparity or “climate change”.

The solution is: Evangelization. Conversion.

Not an ever increasing government control. Not a world government. These are nowadays the main agents imposing cultural Marxism to our nations, under the form of population control, reproductive health, gay rights, gender education, and so on.

What the world needs nowadays is not limitation of freedom, but real freedom, liberation from sin. Salvation.

Our Church was suppressed by the Soviet occupation. But none of our 12 bishops betrayed their communion with the Holy Father. Our Church survived thanks to our bishops’ determination and example in resisting prisons and terror.

Our bishops asked the community not to follow the world. Not to cooperate with the communists.

Now we need Rome to tell the world: “Repent of your sins and turn to God for the Kingdom of Heaven is near”.

Not only us, the Catholic laity, but also many Christian Orthodox are anxiously praying for this Synod. Because, as they say, if the Catholic Church gives in to the spirit of this world, it is going to be very difficult for all the other Christians to resist it.”


  1. oarubio on May 13, 2016 at 6:54 pm

    Forwarding this to many!

  2. Oliver on May 13, 2016 at 7:33 pm

    Amen. Our country is past the turning point; we either implode, due to the false ideology that takes the name of liberalism, or we turn entirely around and become a Christian nation again. It’s up to the believers to evangelize. The only way to save America is preaching – and prayer.

    Imagine if the majority of America realized their fallacy before we elected some loon like Hillary, Donald or (God forbid) Bernie Sanders. Would it not be the coolest thing ever if there was a massive revival? Another great awakening? That’s what we need, and God has us to work with. It starts with those who hear and believe.

    I feel convicted for not being a better witness. I have always loved the idea of evangelism, but have never really had the opportunity to really do it. Now K realize that’s what I need to pray for.

    • Oliver on May 13, 2016 at 7:34 pm

      *the fallacy of this false ideology. Gotta love software keyboards.

  3. christianresurrection on May 14, 2016 at 5:05 pm

    I agree but I don’t believe we need another evangelical awakening, what we need is a revival of core Christianity and not just in Christians but more so in the Church. Enough with the competition and commercialization, dogmas and rituals and a return to Apostolic Christianity, one God, one Christ, one Holy Spirit one Faith and one united Church. We need a synod alright but humility of faith needs to be its purpose and the results need to include reinventing Christianity in America.

    • quinersdiner on May 14, 2016 at 7:17 pm

      I agree in your premise that we need a revival of core Christianity. What would be your approach? Thanks for writing.

      • christianresurrection on May 15, 2016 at 10:43 am

        First of all I would quit beating the dead horse of morality and sin; they exist and will forever be a part of humanity. Christians donate millions to the battle and we in turn accomplish nothing but the stereotypes of bigots, intolerants and homophobic.
        Second I would quit using Bible scripture and platitudes that fall on deaf ears.
        Third I would stop approaching Christianity as a one soul saved at a time process it only works on the humble and down trodden. The lower and middle class are notorious as a being a harvestable crop but they are shrinking in size and so is Christianity.
        Fourth I would take back the Church from the commercial enterprise it has become and turn it back into the community service it is supposed to be.
        What effect to you think Christians would have if on Sunday they met for a brief prayer and sermon then turned out into the community to do what Jesus would do, be of service, a living example of God’s work.
        We need to change minds before we can expect to harvest souls.

        • quinersdiner on May 16, 2016 at 7:35 am

          You certainly have a different flavor of Christianity. If I understand it your approach: de-emphasize sin, de-emphasize scripture; de-emphasize the value of a single soul; and de-emphasize communal worship and replace it with communal road work. Thank goodness the disciples and the Church Fathers took a different approach. Your seem to suggest that all of this stuff comes at the expense of community service. I beg to differ. Why can’t we do both? In fact, Catholics, Evangelicals, and many, many mainline Protestants are doing both. I do thank you for sharing your thought-provoking view of Christianity.

          • christianresurrection on May 16, 2016 at 10:09 am

            Please let me explain.
            Jesus and the disciples did not sit in a building and ask people to come they did “communal road work” preaching, performing good works and miracles where ever they went. I admit and respect the many Christians that are active in their communities yet let’s face it, of the supposedly 70.4% or 247 million American Christians only a very small percentage is represented. Those that are represented are very often promoting their own church or chosen denomination and form of worship.
            Christians spend millions of hard earned wages to fight the special interests, the ACLU and the Supreme Court and we are not winning or stemming the tide of either immorality or sin.
            All I am saying is why not take all those millions and build Christian Schools, youth activities centers and family support centers.
            Instead of one Church or denomination how about a whole community of Christian’s ac ting as one force to make a difference? How can you expect to attract new and bring back old if you do not do something bold and public for all to see as the work of Jesus not the work of one Church?
            How do you expect to follow the Great Commission of the disciples to preach to all Nations one soul at a time?
            Christianity in America is approaching the same destiny as most of Europe and by 2018 to 2020 is predicted to be in close competition with the Islamic faith.
            That is just not acceptable. What Would Jesus Do?

          • quinersdiner on May 16, 2016 at 10:58 am

            You’ve touched on an interesting subject. I think you’re misinformed, so I’d like to respond more fully in a blogpost later today. Thanks for writing.

          • Anonymous on May 17, 2016 at 7:34 am

            I would appreciate your view.