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Summer 1996

THE FATIMA CRUSADER
Issue 53
 

Congratulations, Father Nicholas Gruner
This brief article offers congratulations to Father Gruner upon the 20th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood, and thanks him for the many sacrifices he has made, and his zeal in promoting the Message of Fatima.

Our Lady is so Sad and We Must Console Her! (Part II)
by Father Nicholas Gruner, S.T.L., S.T.D. (Cand.)
In Part II of this two-part article, Father Gruner explains that a very important way to console Our Lady is to make Her Message known. The Faith must be defended, especially now as we are living during a crisis of the Faith. Father Gruner ties in the Fatima Message with the state of the world and the Church.

The Glorious Mysteries
This article contains scriptural meditations and inspirational prayers to accompany the recitation of the Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary.

Masters of Deceit
by Marlene Maloney
This article, in agreement with Anatoliy Golitsyn's book The Perestroika Deception, exposes the hidden deceits of the Communist movement. For example, "peace" in the Russian vocabulary refers to the time for achieving what cannot be won by open hostility in the struggle for world conquest.

Petition to Cardinal Castrillón Hoyos
This petition, sent to Darío Cardinal Castrillón Hoyos, Pro-Prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy, proposes recourse against Bishop Antonio Forte of Avellino, Italy, for his presumed denial of Father Gruner's right to excardination from his diocese.

A Canonical Recourse to the Sacred Congregation for the Clergy
This canonical recourse, sent to the Sacred Congregation for the Clergy, appeals the Bishop of Avellino's presumed denial of excardination to Father Nicholas Gruner. It also presents Father Gruner's defense against an unjust order to forsake his life's work and return to Avellino after a 20-year, legally procured, absence.

The Third Fatima Conference - Rome 1996
This article announces the Third Fatima Conference, to be held in Rome in 1996, and answers the most common questions about the Conference, such as those concerning the "authorization" or "permission" for the Conference and the status of Father Nicholas Gruner.

Letter of Father Nicholas Gruner to Pope John Paul II
In this letter to the Holy Father, Father Gruner stresses the need for the Collegial Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. He also asks the Pope to respond to the Apostolate's invitation to come to its Bishops Conference in Rome and to prevent those of his own papal household from continuing to persecute this Apostolate.

Nature of Faith
Two Popes and a Doctor of the Church stress the fact that we must not place faith in ourselves above obedience to Our Lord.

"I Weep Because You Do Not Weep"
The life of St. John Vianney is the story of a humble and holy man who barely succeeded in becoming a priest, but who converted thousands of sinners. A priest of great holiness and simplicity of heart, he heard confessions of people from all over Europe. The ideal of holiness enchanted him; his asceticism was an act of expiation for others. The devil once revealed to him that if there were three more such men as this saint, alive at one time, the kingdom of the devil on earth would be destroyed.

Advent of the Antichrist
This prophecy of St. Nilus, a monk and one of the leading ascetic writers of the Fifth Century, describes the world after 1900 as a time preparing the advent of the Antichrist.