Hi. I’m a Protestant interested in learning more about the Catholic church. i’ve been reading a lot in the Church fathers, and realise that the Catholic Church does deserve a hearing. One thing really baffles me though:
The church places great value on the apparation of the BV Mary at Fatima. What I don’t understand is this. If Mary did appear, and if she did give a message, why would she tell us to consecrate ourselves to her ‘Immaculate Heart’. Surely Mary would rather direct us to Our Lord? does this not suggest that the apparition at Fatima is a hoax, or worse, a diabolical deception. I realise that last sentence may be very offensive to Catholics, so let me finish by stating that I intend NO offence, and have an open, enquiring mind on the subject.
Glory to Christ!