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Summer 1991



THE FATIMA CRUSADER
Issue 37
 

DEDICATED TO THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
MOTHER OF THE CHURCH

The Shadows over the church deepen ... the Third Secret unfolds. See"Hope for the Best: Prepare for the Worst", "True and Lasting Peace is Still Far from Being Firmly Established" and "Letter to the World's Bishops from the International Fatima Rosary Crusade."

Hope for the Best: Prepare for the Worst
by Father Nicholas Gruner, S.T.L., S.T.D. (Cand.)
In this letter addressed to all of Our Lady's friends, Father Gruner notes how our Holy Church is under attack, and that we must therefore be armed with grace and knowledge to survive these times.

Devotion to Our Lady and the Salvation of Souls
by Father Stefano Manelli, S.T.D.
Our Lady appeared at Fatima to remind us of the necessity of saving souls. Our Lady assured us of our salvation with our own cooperation in using the means given to us: prayer, the sacraments, mortifications, good works, and particularly Marian devotion.

Bishop of Kuwait States:
"True and Lasting Peace is Still Far from Being Firmly Established"
by Bishop Francis Micallef
We reprint here a copy of a fax received from His Excellency Francis Micallef, Bishop of Kuwait, supporting the work of Our Lady's Apostolate. He says that "true and lasting peace is still far from being firmly established in our region," and asks of the Message of Fatima, "shouldn't we as bishops take this matter seriously and strive to discover what message it contains and conveys for us as pastors of the faithful?"

Letter to the World's Bishops from the International Fatima Rosary Crusade
This is a letter that the International Fatima Rosary Crusade sent to every bishop in the world, telling the bishops of the Message of Our Lady of Fatima, its urgency and Cardinal Ratzinger's 1984 statement on the Third Secret.

Gorbachev's 'Grand Bargain' A Choice Between the Cold War and Nuclear Blackmail

Soviet Peace Overtures Bail Us Out Or Else!  

Holy Cards In Memory and Tribute  

Blessed Are the Peace Makers  

Key to Establishing World Peace: Fulfilment of Requests at Fatima
Taken from the Sydney Post
This letter to the editor of the Sydney Post of Cape Breton Island, submitted by a supporter of Our Lady's Apostolate, is an example of yet another way we can participate in spreading Our Lady's urgent Message.

Has Russia Really Converted?
by Father Joseph Martinez
When Russia has truly converted it will become a Christian nation, spreading the Catholic Faith throughout the world and helping all men — and all nations — to be Catholic, as God wants and commands. Because of the recent political changes in the Soviet Union, unfortunately many people are falsely led to think that the Consecration of Russia is done. This article explains the true meaning of conversion.

The Rights of Jesus Christ Must be Publicly Recognized
by Pope Leo XIII
This is an excerpt from Pope Leo XIII's 1900 encyclical Tametsi Futura Prospicientibus that asserts the necessity that Our Lord Jesus Christ be restored to His proper place in society.

Some American Bishops Betray the Unborn
by Father Paul Trinchard, S.T.L.
The Third Secret speaks of grave dangers for the Catholic Faith and betrayal of the Church arising in our time. Here is just one sad example.

The Whole Truth About Fatima

The Fourth Secret (Fatima Kept Secret!)
by Hamish Fraser
This article is by Hamish Fraser, a former Communist who converted to the Catholic Faith and became a leading expert on Fatima. Fraser here alerts us to the attempts to water down, and consequently render "harmless", the full Message of Our Lady of Fatima.

A Closely Guarded Secret
Vatican Instruction on Extraordinary Ministers
by Msgr. Rino Passigato, taken from a Supplement to Apropos magazine
This is the text of a letter sent from the Apostolic Nuncio to Cardinal Hume on September 22, 1987, which brings to light a Vatican Instruction that explains the abuse of 'extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist'.

Communion in the Hand ... Why?
by Brother Joseph Natale, O.S.B. 
As Catholics, we believe that the Blessed Sacrament is the Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of Jesus Christ, true God and true Man. As such, we adore Jesus Christ in the Eucharist. Brother Joseph here asks a series of questions on Communion in the hand to get us to think about the legitimacy of this practice.  

The Solemn Infallible Teaching of Christ in His Church 
Here are four canons of the Council of Trent on the Eucharist — each bearing the mark of infallibility which argue vigorously against Communion in the hand.

The Terrible Fruit of Communion in the Hand 
Here is a piece of powerful visual evidence on why we should not support or receive Communion in the hand.

Our Duty to Separate from Occasions of Sin
by St. Anthony Mary Claret
This extract, written by Saint Anthony Mary Claret, helps us to make a firm decision never to sin again. St. Anthony conclusively proves, through arguments from common experience and Scripture, that only by assiduously avoiding all unnecessary occasions of sin can the soul remain in security in this mortal life.

The Brown Scapular Saves You from Hell
by Father Marcel Nault
This article on the Brown Scapular is composed of extracts of a talk given by Father Marcel Nault at a Rally in defense of the Faith in Montreal, Canada. It is an explanation of the Brown Scapular and the promises Our Lady gave to those who wear it.

The Fatima Crusader Vindicated:
Update on Chronology of a Cover-up
by Coralie Graham, Editor
This extract of an interview with Sister Lucy's Mother Prioress demonstrates what The Fatima Crusader has proven many times: that there is a fraud, a hoax going on in regard to Sister Lucy and the Fatima Message.

 

Military News
Here are three pieces of news from "post-Cold War" Russia that demonstrate that the Russian Bear is not in hibernation, but still a threat to Western security.

What Does the Pope Think?
by Coralie Graham, Editor
Pope John Paul II has acknowledged that he has not fulfilled Our Lady of Fatima's request — in one case giving a reason — because of certain "concrete circumstances". What exactly does the Pope think about the request of Our Lady at Fatima? This article contains quotations from John Paul II regarding the consecration of the world and how that consecration isnot what Our Lady of Fatima asked for.

DANGER: Wake Up America!
Did you know that today all the millions of Americans living on the Eastern seaboard are threatened by a Caribbean Chernobyl? Read this exposщ of the Soviet nuclear reactors being built in Cuba and judge for yourself if you need to be alarmed.

NUCLEAR WAR: Death or Survival
We must prepare ourselves and our families for the possibility of a nuclear war. The book Nuclear War Survival Skills, which details the myths and facts of nuclear explosions and how they will affect us, prepares us temporally should such a disaster come to pass.

Apocalypse Now
by Donald S. McAlvany
Are we on the very threshold of the New World Order / One World Government under the tyrannical Antichrist predicted in Sacred Scripture? Here is important evidence you can verify for yourself.