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Feb. - April 1989

THE FATIMA CRUSADER
Issue 27
 


This Issue Dedicated to Saint Joseph, 
Our Loving Protector

It is to Exalt the Pope and Bishops
by Father Nicholas Gruner, S.T.L., S.T.D. (Cand.)

Read this extract of a sermon given by Father Gruner, wherein he explains how Our Lady of Fatima came in response to the appeal of Pope Benedict XV, to point the way to peace.

Our Purpose is:
To Save the Lives of the Pope and Bishops
by Father Nicholas Gruner, S.T.L., S.T.D. (Cand.)
The consecration of the world is not what Our Lady of Fatima asked for, and in fact, it is Our Lord Himself Who distinguished between the Consecration of Russia and that of the world to Sister Lucy. This article exposes the disinformation being spread about the consecration requested by Our Lady.

Dear Friend of Jesus and Mary  
by Father Nicholas Gruner, S.T.L., S.T.D. (Cand.)
The attacks of the devil intensify as a new year begins. The Soviet Union looks over the banking crisis in the US; the enemies of Fatima attack the Apostolate; and the Faith is attacked in the Church. The Apostolate will concentrate on bringing the Message of Fatima to the bishops.

The Third Secret …
"Many Antichrists Have Come" (1 John 2:18)
Part III: A Plea to Our Shepherds
by John Collorafi
If Sister Lucy, following the wishes of the Blessed Virgin at Fatima, indicated that the Third Secret should have been revealed in 1960, why have the popes not done so? Read this article for more information on this.

More than 200 Bishops Publicly Affirm Support for the Consecration of Russia
In response to letters sent by The Fatima Crusader, more than 200 bishops worldwide replied to indicate their willingness to join the Pope in consecrating Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Here is a sampling of some of the letters received.

The Secret of Fatima and the Chastisement of the World
"Woe to the Inhabitants of the Earth" (Apoc. 8:13)
by Father Paul Kramer, B.Ph., S.T.B., M.Div., S.T.L. (Cand.)
Few who have heard the Message of Our Lady of Fatima have been able to fully grasp the gravity of that warning the Blessed Virgin and Our Lord addressed to the whole world, but which is more urgent today than ever. This article explains the gravity of this warning.

Cardinal Mindszenty and the Catholic Church in Hungary Betrayed
by Father Alexis Ulysses Floridi, S.J.
This article is a brief account describing how Cardinal Mindszenty was deceived and persecuted by Archbishop Casaroli and other Vatican officials in order to ensure the implementation of the Vatican-Moscow Agreement, specifically the Vatican's policy of appeasing the communists in Hungary.

Is Communion in the Hand an Abuse?
by Father Paul Kramer, B.Ph., S.T.B., M.Div., S.T.L. (Cand.)
Propagandists of Communion in the hand are quick to point out that it was widely practiced in the early Church, but they fail to mention that the practice was condemned and suppressed at an early period in Church history. This article provides a short history of the means of distributing the Holy Eucharist and the reasons for which Communion in the hand was condemned.

St. Thomas Aquinas Says the Best Way to Dissipate Errors is:
"Make the Truth Known"
by Jane McAuley, past Editor and Coralie Graham, Editor
Read this refutation of a report, by a bishop in eastern Canada, which falsely claims that the Consecration of Russia has been accomplished.

The Soviet Orchestrated Global Drug Network (Part I)
by Donald S. McAlvany
In 1917, Our Lady of Fatima warned that Russia will spread its errors throughout the world if that country is not properly consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, as She requested. This article discusses one of Russia's errors that's plaguing the world today, particularly the West - the proliferation and use of illegal drugs. Here is Part I of the article.

Today the Ukrainian Catholic Church is Fiercely Persecuted (Part I)
From the Bureau of Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs
Recognizing that "no institution has suffered more than the Ukrainian Catholic Church" in the deliberate attack on religion by the Soviet government, the U.S. Department of State issued an authoritative report on the subject. Reprinted here is the text of the official report Repression of the Ukrainian Catholic Church, which identifies some of the atrocities suffered by Catholics in the Ukraine and proves the Soviet persecution of the Ukrainian Catholic Church.

Dear Father Gruner, "Thank You"
Here are six letters of support from Crusaders all around the English-speaking world, demonstrating the fruits of Our Lady's work.

Pope John Paul II Says:
Let Catholics Have the Traditional Mass (Part I)
by Father Paul Kramer, B.Ph., S.T.B., M.Div., S.T.L. (Cand.)
This article explains, through multiple sources, how the Tridentine Mass remains to this day the official liturgy of the Roman Catholic Church and was never abrogated (never forbidden) by Pope Paul VI. Pope John Paul II, in his Motu Proprio of July 2, 1988, stated: "I wish to manifest my will to facilitate their ecclesiastical communion by means of the necessary measures to guarantee respect for their rightful aspirations," making it clear that Catholics have the right to the traditional rite of Mass.