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Oct. - Dec. 1985

THE FATIMA CRUSADER
Issue 18
 

THIS ISSUE IS DEDICATED TO 
JESUS OUR EUCHARISTIC LOVE AND
MARY QUEEN OF THE APOSTLES

SOLEMN BENEDICTION AT ST. PETER'S

Pope John Paul II leads the Church in Eucharistic Adoration and Reparation. At Fatima Mary, Mother of Our Eucharistic Lord, teaches us to console Jesus by increased Eucharistic Devotion. It is through priestly ordination that the Church continues to receive this Divine gift of the Eucharist (see “Dear Friend of Our Lady”). In our times, Devotion to Jesus and Mary must increase, according to St. John Bosco (see “World Peace or the Annihilation of Nations?” and “Sacrifice Yourself for this Intention and Pray”). Does this Saint’s prophecy refer to Pope John Paul II and the near future? Will we heed this invitation to go to Jesus and Mary soon enough to merit that this prophecy of peace will be for our time — or will it be too late? (See “What Will Happen To Us”Our Lady Will Protect All Her Dear Ones”and “Read How 8 Men, 8 Blocks from Ground Zero All Lived Through Hiroshima, Our Lady's Urgent Appeal ...”.)


Dear Friend of Our Lady
by Father Nicholas Gruner, S.T.L., S.T.D. (Cand.)
In this letter addressed to the friends of the apostolate, Father Gruner reminds us that the annihilation of nations will soon be upon us if we do not respond very soon to Our Lady's urgent message at Fatima. It is up to us to spread Her Message to as many people as possible and to pray that Her requests are heeded.

Why We Must Not Wait
by Father Nicholas Gruner, S.T.L., S.T.D. (Cand.)
Why must we not wait to heed Our Lady's requests at Fatima? This article explains the errors of Russia and the consequences if Our Lady's requests are not heeded. According to the Message of Fatima, if we do not heed Her requests soon, entire nations will be annihilated. If the Catholic Bishops do not obey Our Lady of Fatima soon, the whole world will be enslaved by Communist Russia.

Pope John Paul II and Cardinal Ratzinger Teach the Truth About Communist Regimes Behind the Iron Curtaintaken from L'Osservatore Romano
In an official document published in the September 10, 1984 English edition of L'Osservatore Romano, warning the Church against "Liberation Theology", was the passage reprinted here regarding the Communist regimes in Russia and other Communist countries. This document, prepared under Cardinal Ratzinger, was ordered to be published by Pope John Paul II and reveals the truth about communism.

The History of Fatima (Part X)
This article is a continuation of the true story of the events of Fatima. This tenth installment gives an account of the imprisonment of the three child seers of Fatima by the Administrator of Ourem in August 1917.

President Reagan Speaks on: The Power of Fatima
Speaking to members of the Portuguese government on May 9, 1985, President Ronald Reagan praised the three Little Shepherds of Fatima and the faith of the Portuguese nation, and talked about the purpose of Fatima.

Today's Crisis Within the Church is Because Russia is Spreading Her Errors
by Father Nicholas Gruner, S.T.L., S.T.D. (Cand.)
Read this open letter from Father Gruner, sent to the few people who wrote to The Fatima Crusader in opposition to its coverage of the Vatican-Moscow Agreement. This letter explains why it is absolutely necessary to expose the truth about the Vatican-Moscow Agreement.

The Fatima Crusader — Special Supplement
World Peace or the Annihilation of Nations?
 The Catholic Bishops must all publicly and solemnly consecrate Russia to God through the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

"Sacrifice Yourself for This Intention and Pray"
 Listed are things you can do to help the Pope and the bishops.

Cardinal Ratzinger Speaks on
The Third Secret of Fatima
With Commentary by Father Joseph de Ste. Marie
This article contains Cardinal Ratzinger's enlightening comments about the Third Secret of Fatima, including the full text of his interview on the Third Secret published in the November 11, 1984 edition of Jesus magazine, in which the Cardinal gives us valuable insight as to the contents of the Third Secret. In this article, Cardinal Ratzinger's comments are analyzed by world-renowned Fatima theologian, Father Joseph de Ste. Marie, Professor of Sacred Theology at the Pontifical Faculty of St. Theresa in Rome.

What Will Happen to Us?

The Race Against the Clock

Pope John Paul II Says:
The Message of Fatima Imposes an Obligation on the Church
Pope John Paul II made this statement in Fatima on May 13, 1982. Father Joseph de Ste. Marie gave some reasons why it is necessary for the bishops, as well as the laity, to obey Our Lady of Fatima— an aspect of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima less well understood. This is a quick review of the scriptural and dogmatic principles for the Pope's conclusion, cited above.

"How 8 Men, 8 Blocks from Ground Zero All Lived Through Hiroshima"
Read this fascinating account and much more in Our Lady's Urgent appeal.

"Mary, Please Don't Delay"
by St. Bernard
This is a passage from St. Bernard's works, showing the Catholic teaching on how Our Lady freely accepted to be the Mother of the Messiah, knowing His coming suffering. Thus, humanity owes Our Blessed Mother an immense debt of gratitude, because if Jesus Christ had not become Man_ we would have never had His Passion, Death, and Resurrection:

Archbishop Sheen
Who is going to save our Church? Its up to you.

The Vision of Hell
A terrifying account from a ten - year - old girl.

In Defense of God's Right
by Father Nicholas Gruner, S.T.L., S.T.D. (Cand.)
Father Gruner is posed the question, "How are the Pope and the bishops able to perform the Consecration of Russia without Russia's consent?" This is a very important question, and Father Gruner defends the right of the Church to perform this Consecration.

Painting of Our Lady by St. Luke
In a church in Madras, India, where St. Thomas was Martyred.

The Apostle in Love with the Immaculate
St. Maximilian Kolbe (Part VI)
by Father Stefano Manelli, S.T.D.

This segment, Part VI of a brief biography of St. Maximilian, covers the saint's health and his work with the sick. 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.

You Need The Fatima Crusader
... The World Needs the International Fatima Rosary Crusade