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Autumn 2001

THE FATIMA CRUSADER
Issue 68
 


Pope John Paul II Gives Us the Key to the Real Third Secret (Part II)
by Father Nicholas Gruner, S.T.L., S.T.D. (Cand.)
In Part II, Father Gruner explains how to know the identity of those persons in the Catholic Church who are undermining the Catholic Faith and thereby threatening your salvation. He also summarizes the Third Secret and explains its importance to your eternal salvation. Our Lady of Fatima said, "In Portugal the dogma of the Faith will always be preserved, etc." What is dogma, and what does it have to do with the Third Secret? In this series, Father Gruner shows us how we can protect our souls, know our faith, and better understand the innermost contents of the Third Secret of Fatima.

Letters from Our Readers
Published here are three letters from supporters. The first, from a Professor of Mathematics at a university in Madrid, Spain, expounds on an important observation regarding the letter, allegedly to the Pope, written by Sister Lucy in 1982. The second is a defense of Father Gruner in response to false propaganda about Father by a secular newspaper reporting on a recent Rosary Rally. The third is a very interesting letter from a competent eyewitness of the January 25, 1938 "night illumined by an unknown light" announcing the start of WWII, as foretold by Our Lady at Fatima in July 1917.

Who is in Error: The Mother of God or Father Fox?
by Andrew M. Cesanek
This is a copy of a letter addressed to Inside the Vatican in response to a "Letter to the Editor" published in that magazine, in which Father Robert Fox derides the idea that there are "two distinct documents" constituting the Third Secret of Fatima.

Mary's Visitation
by St. Alphonsus de Liguori
A home that has been visited by some well-known personage is considered fortunate, both because of the honor such a visit brings it and because of the advantages that may be expected to follow. But still more fortunate is the soul that is visited by the Queen of Heaven, the most holy Virgin Mary, for Mary cannot but help that soul with graces.

The Art of Pious Calumny
by Christopher A. Ferrara
From time to time, a friend of Father Gruner's will send him one of the various poison pen letters which Father's detractors circulate behind his back to the supporters of this Apostolate. Though they are entitled to disagree with him and make their case honestly, they are not entitled to engage in calumny, especially when it is dressed up in the language of piety and comes from a priest purporting to give spiritual advice. Christopher Ferrara addresses a recent example of such a letter.

An Examination of Conscience for Adults
Compiled from Approved Sources
This examination of conscience helps us to prepare to make a good confession.

A Formal Petition to Pope John Paul II
This formal request, which is the right of every faithful Catholic to make, was sent to Pope John Paul II on May 11, 2001 by the Society for the Consecration of Russia, Wellington, New Zealand. It is an appeal for the full truth to be given to all faithful Catholics after the June 26, 2000 release of part of the Third Secret of Fatima.