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April - June 1984

THE FATIMA CRUSADER
Issue 15
 


This Issue Is Dedicated 
To St. Joseph


Save Yourself From Nuclear War

Letter of the Holy Father to All of the Bishops the Church
by Pope John Paul II
We publish here a letter that Pope John Paul II personally wrote to every Catholic bishop, asking them to join him on March 25, 1984 in consecrating the world to Mary. The letter is followed by the text of the Pope’s Act of Consecration of the World to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Act of Consecration to Our Lady
by Pope John Paul II
Provided here is the complete text of Pope John Paul II’s Act of Consecration of the World to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on March 25, 1984.

The Pope Moves a Step Closer
by Father Nicholas Gruner, S.T.L., S.T.D. (Cand.)
Father Gruner explains why Pope John Paul II’s Act of Consecration of the World to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on March 25, 1984 should be the cause of great rejoicing and a renewed effort for the Consecration of Russia as specified by Our Lady of Fatima.

The Collegial Consecration of the World to Mary’s Immaculate Heart on the Feast of the Annunciation (i.e. The Incarnation), March 25, 1984
by Hamish Fraser
Hamish Fraser explains to us that the March 25, 1984 consecration of the world does not fulfill Our Lady of Fatima’s request, and that it has created some confusion about whether or not it is an answer to Our Lady’s message. He also points out that the Pope is clearly endeavoring by a veritable crescendo of papal initiatives to prepare the minds of the bishops for the true Collegial Consecration of Russia to Mary’s Immaculate Heart.

People Ask Us:

What Seems to be Delaying the Bishops from Consecrating Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary?
There seems to be some difficulties within the minds of certain members of the clergy on the Consecration of Russia. To address these difficulties we present two extracts of articles written by well-known, experienced lay Catholic observers.

The Immaculate Heart of Mary is the Refuge of Sinners
by St. Alphonsus de Liguori
This passage from The Glories of Mary by St. Alphonsus de Liguori helps us to understand why God wishes so ardently to establish in the world devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. This article explains that there is no doubt that Mary cannot refuse anyone who has recourse to Her; She truly is the advocate of sinners.

Agca Accuses KGB of Involvement in Papal Assassination Attempt
taken from Challenge
This brief report tells us what Ali Agca, who attempted to assassinate Pope John Paul II in 1981, has revealed concerning the involvement of the Russian KGB in this plot.

Dramatic Warnings of Fatima
taken from Si Si No No
This article explains that Our Lady of Fatima warned of the consequences of failing to heed Her Message and that we are living the results: Russia has continued to spread its errors throughout the world and the Church. Also, negative attitudes towards the necessity of prayer and penance, many ambiguities and errors in doctrine, and vast immorality are all signs that the world is in danger.

Laity Should Help to Get Bishops to Obey Pope, Says Archbishop Gagnon
taken from Challenge, November 1983
Archbishop Edouard Gagnon laid down the ways and means for the laity to help the Pope and used strong words about what he called material schism in the United States during an interview with The Wanderer, an excerpt of which is printed here.

Ignore the Message of Fatima
At the Cost of Your Enslavement and Nuclear Destruction

Save Yourself from Nuclear War
This short article provides a list of what we must do — in obedience to God and Our Lady — and what else we should do to help save mankind from the nuclear war we are all currently threatened with.

The Human Cost of Ignoring Our Lady of Fatima
This article includes a list of the countries that are now enslaved and scourged by atheistic communism and provides facts showing that the Russian Communist government decimated the Catholic Church within the confines of pre-Soviet Russia and then later throughout the USSR.

Petition to Your Catholic Bishop

Obedience to Heaven is the Only Effective Means of Promoting Peace
Because so many politicians and Churchmen are preoccupied with the very real danger of annihilation by means of nuclear holocaust, it is necessary to note the facts contained within this article.

By Order of John Paul II:
taken from L'Osservatore Romano
Pope John Paul II ordered the publication of this decree, which states that membership in Masonic associations remains forbidden. The complete text of this decree, as it was published in the December 5, 1983 English language edition of L'Osservatore Romano, is photographically reproduced here.

The Notion of Sin
by Metropolitan Archbishop Hermaniuk, taken from L’Osservatore Romano
In the speech published here, Archbishop Hermaniuk states that if the Church truly wishes to reconcile man with God, with himself, and his brothers, She must restore the true notion of sin among the faithful.

Sin: The Only Real Evil
In response to Archbishop Hermaniuk’s speech on the need for a restoration of the notion of sin, we publish here a brief outline of the Catholic Church’s teaching about sin.

The Vision of Hell — July 13, 1917 Apparition at Fatima

The Meaning of Christian Chastity
by Father Bruno R. Pelagia, S.T.D.
Our Lady of Fatima said that more souls go to hell for sins “of the flesh” (sins against chastity) than for any other sin. This brief article by Catholic theologian Father Bruno Pelagia will help us understand our very serious obligations to God in this matter.

Pastors Must Teach the Whole Truth
by Cardinal Silvio Oddi, taken from L’Osservatore Romano
This article by Cardinal Silvio Oddi, written in light of the pastoral character of the Second Vatican Council, advises of the necessity of telling the absolute truth in order to save souls.

Thank God for The Fatima Crusader
by Father Nicholas Gruner, S.T.L., S.T.D. (Cand.)
In this brief letter addressed to the friends of Our Lady, Father Gruner thanks God for all the graces God has bestowed, which have allowed The Fatima Crusader to continue to bring the full Message of Fatima to faithful around the world.

Be an Apostle — It is a Matter of Life & Death