Coincidence? Did Fr. Kramer's Criticism of Francis Produce Fatima Center Split? It Seems So.
We have had a bit of interesting information provided to us by one of our readers. On August 28th, the same day that we were informed that the Canadian Branch of the Fatima Center had cut off the American Branch of Fr. Gruner's work, our reader sent a video to someone at the Fatima Center (Fort Erie, Ontario) of Fr. Paul Kramer describing the meeting between Russia's Vladimir Putin and Francis I in Rome in 2013. In this meeting, according to Fr. Kramer's diplomatic and Vatican sources, Putin actually asked Francis about the Consecration of Russia to be done. Francis responded by saying, "We will not speak of Fatima!" Fr. Kramer then mentions a statement of a high level Vatican official who says to a Russian intelligent agent that, "We will crush Fatima!"
Our reader also sent to a contact in the Fatima Center information about Fr. Kramer's Facebook page on which are posted articles that argue for the position of Resignationism, which holds that Benedict/Ratzinger is actually pope because of the deficiencies present in his resignation. This would argue for Francis being an antipope. As we have revealed on other pages on our blog, with videos to substantiate the claim provided by myself and Louie Verrecchio, this position was held jointly by Fr. Kramer and our late beloved Fr. Nicholas Gruner.
Is this simply an example of the post hoc propter hoc fallacy, which states that if an event comes after another it must have come about because of the prior event, or is there a real link between the Fort Erie Fatima Center receiving this information on August 28th and their break with the American branch of Fr. Gruner's organization by the evening of the same day?
We are expecting more information soon. Even if this was not the case, surely Fr. Kramer's struggle with John Salza over various doctrinal and personal issues related to Fr. Gruner was central in the controversy. I have posted the "offending" video --- actually from a couple of years ago --- on the side bar of the front page of my blog. Please remember to slide the bar at the bottom of the page to get a centered picture of the video.