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Spring 1996

THE FATIMA CRUSADER
Issue 52
 

Our Lady is Sad (Part I)
by Father Nicholas Gruner, S.T.L., S.T.D. (Cand.)
In Part I of this two-part article, Father Gruner explains that Our Lady is sad because She sees us in danger of losing our souls and the evils that She came to prevent have not been averted (by our own faults, for not listening to Her). The danger is great, which is why Pope John Paul II said Her Message is more relevant and more urgent now than ever. Let us work and sacrifice, listen and obey Our Lady's full Fatima Message.

Fatima, a Classical Apparition (Part II)
by Frère Michel de la Sainte Trinité
In this article, Frère Michel explains that Fatima bears all the hallmarks of an apparition of unquestionable authenticity and holiness. His writing helps us to distinguish between true and false apparitions. He highlights the holiness of the seers, the holiness of the faithful as a result of the apparitions, and the holiness and Catholicity of the Message itself. (See Issue #47 for Part I.)

"Russia instrument of chastisement"

Communism Thrives in "Former" Warsaw Pact Nations
In spite of the ceaseless repetition of the "death of Communism" and the "end of the Cold War" constantly emanating from media men and politicians, it is stunning that there is seldom serious consideration given to the present leaders of so-called "former" Warsaw Pact nations, whose Communist connections are crystal clear. The farce of the "death of Communism" claim is demonstrated in a country-by-country analysis of the political status of each Warsaw Pact nation today. It is clearly demonstrated that connections to the Russian Communist apparatus are still very much intact.

Communism's Ghost Arises in Russia
by Eric Margolis
This report on the ever-present ghost of Communism in Russia reveals how the communists have merely replaced their old, dinosaur leaders by a younger, more capable generation of leaders.

A Portrait of Nuclear Blackmail
by William Fante
Those who think the Cold War is over and that Russia and the United Sates are best friends should be aware of what appears to be an explicit, blatant threat of nuclear attack coming from Russia against the United States. This is an exposé of a propaganda article written by Sergei Rogov of International Affairs, the Russian Foreign Ministry's official journal, that masks the true threat by the Soviets to blackmail the West using nuclear weapons as their leverage. Their weapons are ready to be launched despite the deception of a false peace.

"Russia's errors"

What the Nurse Saw
In 1993 registered nurse Brenda Shafer was assigned to an abortion clinic. Since Nurse Shafer considered herself "very pro-choice" she didn't think this assignment would be a problem. She was wrong. Read this personal eyewitness account of a partial-birth abortion and the assisting nurse's reaction to it.

Abortion Horror Exposed
by New Jersey Right to Life
Fraudulent claims made by the anti-life community promoting partial-birth abortion are here answered truthfully. Read this news alert from New Jersey Right to Life, which exposes the fallacies regarding late term abortions and explains the total lack of justification for all abortions.

How Congress Alone Can Now … Stop All Abortions
by John F. McManus
John F. McManus discusses how Congress, by means of a recently introduced bill, can now potentially outlaw abortion in the United States.

"Wars and persecutions against the Church"

The Media's War Against the Catholic Church
by William E. Simon
Former Secretary of the Treasury William E. Simon describes the blatant bias against - and open hostility to - the Catholic Church by the media, how the media attacks Pope John Paul II and manipulates the Pope's words to their liberal agenda, and how the media distorts the abortion issue. Includes an exposé, by means of a poll, on the lack of religion amongst journalists.

"Holy Father Will Have Much to Suffer"

Vatican Bureaucrats Try to Replace Pope John Paul II
Taken from Sì Sì No No
"Their goal is unmistakably clear: It is to force John Paul II to resign, or at least to discredit him as a sick old man whose only ambition is to cling to power as long as possible." What is behind the current speculation about an upcoming papal conclave? Read this article from the October 1995 issue of Sì Sì No No to find out.

"Pray the Rosary every day"


Sister Lucy and the Rosary
Presented here are several recommendations from Sister Lucy regarding praying the Rosary, based on Our Lady's own words concerning the Rosary during the Fatima apparitions. Our Lady repeated Her request for the recitation of the Rosary at all six of Her 1917 apparitions.

Rosary Miracle Today:
The Power of the Rosary
Interview with Marilyn Ohme
This article is a mother's report of how her 19-year-old daughter was cured of a fatal disease by the power of the Rosary.

Rosary Meditations
by St. Anthony Mary Claret
The Rosary is a rich mine in which Christians who pray it devoutly and meditate on it attentively gain immense spiritual treasures. In this article, St. Anthony Mary Claret provides meditations and requests for Spiritual fruits for each Mystery of Our Lady's Rosary, and also explains the importance of the Rosary.

"If My requests are granted many souls will be saved and there will be peace"

Father Alonso Explains:
The True Meaning of the "Conversion" of Russia (Part III)
by Father Joaquin Maria Alonso, S.T.D., Ph.D.
In Part III of this four-part article, Father Alonso (official Archivist of Fatima) explains what we can look forward to when the Pope and the bishops finally fulfill Our Lady and Our Lord's command for the "Consecration of Russia" and what terrible catastrophes will befall us if it is not done soon.

Defending the Immaculate Heart Against a "Flawed Theology"
by Edward Henry Albrecht, Jr.
The central focus of Fatima, the Immaculate Heart of Mary, is neither properly understood nor appreciated within the Church. It is our mission to do more than sell devotion to Mary. We must, along with the child Lucy, implant devotion to Mary's Immaculate Heart. One of the things in the Church that is most opposed to consecration - and reparation - is a "flawed theology" which portrays the Blessed Mother as a detraction from Her Son, and which renders the Church incapable of fulfilling - or even acknowledging - Christ's mandate to establish devotion in the world to Her Immaculate Heart. This is the great message of Fatima. It may be our greatest challenge.