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April 1982

THE FATIMA CRUSADER
Issue 08
 


The Fatima Rosary Crusade
Our Lady’s Urgent Appeal to Us in the 1980s
The crisis in the world continues to grow, but we have been given the solution to the problem and the promise of peace. What can be done? Read this article to find out.

News of the Apostolate
These news stories include the Pope’s upcoming pilgrimage to Fatima on May 13, 1982; the American Catholic Bishops’ unanimous vote to petition the Pope for the Collegial Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary; and various visits made by the National Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima.

Mary Delivers Her Clients from Hell
by St. Alphonsus de Liguori
Saint Alphonsus de Liguori tells us, “It is impossible for a servant of Mary to be lost, if he faithfully honors Her and recommends himself to Her. This statement may appear to some, at first sight, to be exaggerated; but I beg anyone to whom this might seem to be the case to withhold judgement, and to read first what I have to say on this subject in the following pages.”

The Story of Fatima (Part IV)
This fourth installment of the true story of the events of Fatima describes the events that occurred before the second apparition of Our Lady of Fatima (June 13, 1917) as well as the apparition itself.

Jesus, Our Eucharistic Love (Part V)
by Father Stefano Manelli, S.T.D.
Jesus in the Holy Eucharist is “the nourishment to make men heroic, to sustain martyrs, and to bring strength and peace to souls in their last agony.” This fifth installment from Father Stefano Manelli’s book Jesus, Our Eucharistic Love encourages us to have a deeper love for Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament.

Opposition to Fatima (Part II)
This article is a continuation of the history of the opposition to the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima. This second part covers the October 1917 opposition to Fatima by militant atheists and Freemasons who try to mock the apparitions of Fatima.

To Protect the Faith Against State Atheism
Pastoral letter
by the Bishops of Poland
In this collective pastoral letter, the bishops of Poland defend the Faith against Communism’s threat to eradicate religion from the minds of men. The bishops exhort the faithful to struggle for the defense of their faith, threatened by the anti-religious programs of the authorities. The letter calls for serious thought by all those who still imagine that there is no contradiction — and no danger — between the profession of the Catholic Faith and support given to anti-religious ideologies and regimes which aim openly at the destruction of the Faith and the Church.

The Church of the Martyrs
A Report on the Ukrainian Catholic Church After 35 years of Persecution
by Cardinal Josyf Slipyj
This is a report by Cardinal Josyf Slipyj on the Ukrainian Catholic Church after 35 years of persecution. The Cardinal is the most competent eyewitness of this persecution and at the same time the man with the best knowledge of the Church of the catacombs in his native land today.

American Catholic Bishops Unanimously Vote to Petition the Pope for Collegial Consecration of Russia
This brief report relates that at the November 18, 1981 annual meeting of the U.S. Bishops' Conference, the American Catholic Bishops unanimously voted to petition the Holy Father for the Collegial Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. It further explains why this act is so significant.