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Sept. - Oct. 1984

THE FATIMA CRUSADER
Issue 16
 

This Issue Is Dedicated to the Holy Family

John Paul II’s Rosary
Pope John Paul II Exhorts All to Pray the Rosary
taken from L’Osservatore Romano English Edition
In this short article the Holy Father, Pope John Paul II, strongly urges us to pray the Rosary and make the Five First Saturdays.

The Pope Says:
Our Lady of Fatima Awaits the Bishops
This article explains that on the occasion of the March 25, 1984 Consecration of the World to the Immaculate Heart, Pope John Paul II himself twice publicly acknowledged before many thousands of pilgrims that Our Lady still awaits the consecration of “certain peoples” by the Pope and bishops, thereby demonstrating that he knows what is required to fulfill Our Lady’s request. The bishops must join the Pope in consecrating Russia, therefore, if Our Lady’s request is to be granted.

His Holiness Pope John Paul II Says:
The Message of Fatima Imposes an Obligation on the Church
This is a compilation of quotes from Pope John Paul II about the obligations Fatima imposes, followed by a brief history of events from July 13, 1917 to March 25, 1984 that demonstrate the cost of not heeding Our Lord’s simple command.

History from 1917 to 1984 of the Cost of Not Heeding Our Lord’s Simple Command
The Vatican-Moscow Agreement
by Jean Madiran
This enlightening article explains the vital importance of Our Lady of Fatima’s Message for our time and helps us to understand why Her command to consecrate Russia has not been obeyed. The existence of the Vatican-Moscow Agreement is proven here from both Catholic and Communist sources, and many essential facts — including who set up this agreement and how, its purpose at the time, and its consequences — are brought to our attention.

The Fatima Crusader Comments on the Vatican-Moscow Agreement
This article is a brief commentary on the Vatican-Moscow Agreement and its consequences. This commentary and this issue of The Fatima Crusader show how the Catholic Church has been tricked, browbeaten into not denouncing Communism. The gravity of this situation is explained.

Pope John Paul II Denounces Communist Regimes for Persecuting Catholics
Pope John Paul II has made strong statements on the conditions of the Church in Lithuania, Albania and Russia, denouncing Communist persecution of Catholics and calling on the faithful to hold fast to their faith. This article contains excerpts from his public talk.

The Present-Day Persecution of the Church by Communist Russia Seriously Threatens Your Eternal Salvation
This article touches upon the terrible persecution of the Catholic Church in communist countries today, the ongoing dilemma of the Vatican, and how this affects you.

Saint John Bosco’s Famous Prophecy
by St. John Bosco
Does this famous dream of St. John Bosco (of the two columns offering sanctuary) refer to our times and to Popes John Paul I and John Paul II? Read this article to find out.

To Save Ourselves and Our Nations:
Solemn Exposition and Eucharistic Adoration is More Urgent Now Than Ever
by St. Peter Julian Eymard
In this article St. Peter Julian Eymard explains the importance of Eucharistic Adoration, demonstrating how Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament once saved Rome and France. Today the whole world is in peril! Should we not have recourse to Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament to aid our salvation?

Why God Asks For This Act of Consecration of Russia
by Father Nicholas Gruner, S.T.L., S.T.D. (Cand.)
This article explains why God wants the Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and what we must do to help bring about this most critical request.

St. Maximilian Kolbe (Part IV)
by Father Stefano Manelli, S.T.D.
This segment, Part IV of a brief biography of St. Maximilian, discusses the saint’s Militia of the Immaculata. Saint Maximilian Kolbe, whom Pope John Paul II has declared “the patron of our difficult century”, sets an example for us of how to truly love Our Lady. (See Issue #13-14 for Part III.)

Fatima May 13, 1982: What Actually Happened? Was Russia Consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary?
by Abbé Pierre Caillon
Using two unpublished news items and two very important texts written by Sister Lucy, this article clarifies what exactly took place on May 13, 1982.

Father Gino Speaks on the Message of Fatima (Part IV)
This article, Part IV in a series which contains various teachings from Father Gino Burresi on the Message of Fatima, gives us some practical ideas on how to live the Message of Fatima today. In this concluding segment, Father Gino explains how the Fatima Message is for our time, how Christ is killed in the modern world, and how we must bring about His Resurrection.

Pope John Paul
Tells Bishops to Preach True Doctrine
Taken from L’Osservatore Romano, English Edition
In these excerpts from the Pope’s frank talk to a group of North American bishops, he discusses the duties of the bishop, including the obligation to uphold the doctrines of the Church.

The History of Fatima (Part VIII)
This article is a continuation of the true story of the events of Fatima. This eighth installment begins the explanation of the first attack on Fatima which took place in August 1917 by the Administrator of Ourem. (See Issue #13-14 for Part VII.)

Dear Friends of Our Lady
by Father Nicholas Gruner, S.T.L., S.T.D. (Cand.)
In this letter, Father Gruner briefly introduces and explains the significance of the Vatican-Moscow Agreement. He also explains that Fatima is our only hope for world peace, and explains why this magazine is named The Fatima Crusader.

Pope Pius XI “Divini Redemptoris”