Hello to all, and first time poster here. I am a Traditional Catholic man (a “RadTrad” as described by some) who has always been loyal to the Magesterium and at the same time drawn to the Tridentine liturgy since childhood (even though I was born long after Vatican II and the implementation fo the Novus Ordo). What I want to discuss is the automatic equation/assumption that being a Traditional Catholic means one MUST accept/be devoted to Fatima. As any knowledgeable Catholic knows, ALL Marian apparitions are classified as “Private Revelation”. And as it stands, I am absolutely devoted to several Marian apparitions (Guadalupe chiefly among them), whose previous messages have in fact formed the basis for my understanding of Fatima…and suffice it to say, I do not believe it was a miracle or an apparition.
We can discuss the “why’s” of this, which I am happy to do (respectfully ONLY…since I have found that on other forums the moment I suggest I don’t believe in Fatima I get nothing but rage thrown at me). But my question for the group is this: are there ANY other Traditional Catholics out there who also openly state they do not believe in Fatima? I guess I personally am just tired of this being a litmus test for who is or is not a Traditional Catholic. Thank you and God bless.