Greetings! If you are at all interested in the Blessed Mother's apparition in Fatima, Portugal and its implications for us today (and if you're not, you should be), there is a great new resource online.
Last week, there was a conference in Brazil under the title, "Fatima: the Only Way to World Peace". Some of the heaviest hitters on the subject of Fatima gave multiple presentations. The talks are available online here. They can be heard on Windows Media Player, Quicktime or Firefox.
The conference begins with the story of Fatima itself. If you have never heard the whole story, or haven't in awhile, this is a good place to start. Christopher Ferrara's talks on the consecration of Russia and the failure to release the entire Third Secret are especially informative. He discusses the recent exchange between Italian Catholic journalist Antonio Socci, author of "The Fourth Secret", and Cardinal Bertone's response to this book.
I'm not going to tell you what you should think about these two questions: 1) Has Russia been consecrated, as Mary instructed, to her Immaculate Heart? and 2) Has the entire Third Secret been released? But I will say that you might want to listen to these talks before solidifying your position.