“Cardinal Ricardo J. Vidal, Archbishop Emeritus of Cebu, had written to the Philippine bishops that: ” On October 17, 1949, Mary Mediatrix of All Grace, in her 1949 apparitions to Teresita Castillo, has revealed the following secret as it was given to the seer Sister Teresita Castillo” :
“Pray hard for China’s dream is to invade the whole world. The Philippines is one of its favorites. Money is the evil force that will lead the people of the world to destruction..”
The ping pong game between the Lipa apparitions and the Holy See have been playing out for 70 some years. Despite the raining of innumerable rose petals upon thousands of pilgrims and their testimony of heavy floral fragrances from the petals and of how they fell … slowly drifting from side to side, despite the wind blowing. Rose petals with holy images finely etched upon them such as no human hand could ever do showered thousands of pilgrims. They even fell on a Bishop. .
Mary, at Lipa, identified herself with these words to Teresita Castillo: “I am Mary, Mediatrix of All grace”
The Importance of the Lipa Apparitions is Huge
The story of Lipa is huge in importance ! The bellicose actions of China in the South Sea which are ongoing with the building of militarily fortified islands on reefs, which gives them easy access to the Philippine islands. China has changed the map of the area, showing that they own more than previously. They say that the map has always been that way. “China’s nine dash line (the tongue of the dragon) reaches deep into the South China Sea regardless of neutral international waters.” https://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/map/South-China=Sea-political-map.htm
“As Mary said “their dream is to invade the whole world.”
During September 2015, Archbishop Ramon Arguelles “released an official statement declaring the Lipa apparitions worthy of belief and exhibiting supernatural character.” The Manilla Times Feb. 4 2017
This approval was over ruled by the Congregation For the Doctrine of the Faith, according to the Manilla Times article. They even called the apparitions a “hoax”
There is a thread present in Vatican II documents which give light to the ping pong game which the Vatican plays with the Lipa apparitions. That is that there is an aversion to Mary’s requests and it seems to be that some think it would offend our separated brethren.
They do not like this title: “I am Mary, Mediatrix of All Grace.” It would certainly dampen the spirit of the new ecumenism which actually has been declared a heresy by some Popes …
It is heartbreaking to read of the persecution which the Carmelite Sisters endured because of this apparition of Mary to one of them.
At The Vatican II Council the Title Was Discussed and Cast Aside
The Council members wrangled about this title: According to the report of Father George H. Tavard, official consultor for the Second Vatican Council, and a member of the U.S. bishops’ press panel in Rome:
“As several speakers have pointed out, the term “Mediatrix” as applied to Mary is incompatible with the teaching of St. Paul. ‘As there is only one God, so there only one Mediator between God and men, the man Jesus Christ, who gave himself as a ransom for all.” (Tim., 2:5-6) Cardinal Bea
“Several Cardinals and Bishops, some of them speaking in the name of a large number of their colleagues, have asked for the total removal of the word “Mediatrix” from the schema. Others, on the contrary, have insisted that it be kept, and, if possible, reinforced.
Drawing from Father Tavard’s notes, it was stated that “It is of course impossible to conceive that all graces without exception must come through Mary. The grace of God was already given in the Old Testament before she was born. And Mary herself received grace of which surely she could not be the “Mediatrix ” in her own favor.
Would This Title Have Conflicted With the Road to Ecumenism Being Built at the Council? Yes!
Apparently the title of Mary Mediatrix. which would be called the Fifth Marian Dogma if ever a Pope declares it, is a troublesome matter to ‘progressivists’ because of the new outreach of the Catholic Church, called Ecumenism. Our separated brethren carry a distress in their hearts about Our Lady. Not all of them. Most of them that I have spoken to.
According to Pope Pius XI in Mortalium Animos: “Let the separated brethren return to the Apostolic See.” Ecumenism is regarded as a heresy by some, including Pope Pius XI in this encyclical Mortalium Animus.
Mary Is the Only Creature Created Without Original Sin Since Adam and Eve
Mary received grace when her soul was conceived by God. She is the Immaculate Conception. “Nature’s solitary boast” (Shakespeare) The original stain was never in her.
In the apparition of Mary to Sister Catherine Laboure, Mary extended her arms towards the earth and rays of light poured out from her fingers. Mary said “these rays symbolize the graces I shed upon those who ask for them” The ball she is standing upon is the earth. Where did she get the graces flowing from her hands? God gave them to her! That makes her a ‘Mediatrix’
Oh ! What graces we could have in this darkening world if the requests of our heavenly Queen were met!
Like These Unfulfilled Requests of Mary
The Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
The title of ‘Mary Mediatrix of All Grace’… “My Son will give me anything I ask for” (Pellevoisin apparitions to Estelle Faguette resulting in the scapular of The Sacred Heart being given to the Church and accepted by Pope Leo XIII … a prelude to her request for the title of Mary Mediatrix?
And lastly but not least … the placing of the statue of Our Lady of America in our National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., where people would come to see her image and pray.
She asked for this too!