Although the Vatican has put together a new commission, I don’t think there will be a ruling for years, unless they have a finding that is completely contrary to the Catholic Faith. The official investigation of Fatima began in 1922 and ended in 1929, and Bishop Jose Alves Correia da Silva of Fatima made public his decision on October 13, 1930: “In virtue of considerations made known, and others which for reason of brevity we omit… and after hearing the opinions of our rev. advisors in this diocese, we hereby: 1) Declare worthy of belief, the visions of the shepherd children in the Cova da Iria, parish of Fátima, in this diocese, from 13 May to 13 October, 1917. 2) Permit officially the cult of Our Lady of Fátima.”
We may have to wait many years, or the Vatican may make some pastoral statements in the near future. Until that time, we all need to pray for those on the commission and trust in the wisdom of Holy Mother Church.
UPDATE: I know some of you are concerned, however, we are all obliged to accept the final decision of the Church, whatever it is! We must remember that Holy Mother Church is guided by the Holy Spirit, and that the new commission is being set up by the Holy Father. We must trust the Church, this is what Our Lady would want. She was/ is always obedient. Remember, she said to the children on more than one occasion that if it came to attending Mass or receiving an apparition, to go to Mass. Besides, we don’t need anyone’s permission to live the Gospel and the teaching of the Church and this is what she is asking!