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Winter 1989



THE FATIMA CRUSADER
Issue 30
 

This Issue is Dedicated to Saint Raphael
and the Immaculate Conception


 

Jacinta speaks to Sister Lucia and the world:

       "I am going to Heaven soon, but you must stay here to make known God's wish to establish in the world devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Do not be afraid to tell it. Tell everyone that God gives us all graces through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, so that everyone may ask Her. Make it known that the Sacred Heart of Jesus wishes that the Immaculate Heart of Mary be honored with Him. People must ask for peace through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, for God has confided the peace of the world to Her."


A Personal Thank You from Father Gruner
In this short letter addressed to every friend of the Apostolate, Father Gruner expresses his gratitude for the many prayers offered and the acts of sympathy he received on the occasion of his father's death.

Mother Teresa Gives Her Views on Communion in the Hand
This is the context of Mother Teresa's famous comment on Communion in the hand. It will surprise those who have not heard it before.

Sister Lucia's Carmelite Sisters Support The Fatima Crusader
by Mary Sedore
This report attests that Sister Lucia's convent agrees that the Consecration of Russia is not yet done.

Facts About:
The Communist Persecution of Christians Today
This survey can give some idea of the tragic situation of our others in the Faith, persecuted for their beliefs. It provides a ief summary of the nature of this persecution in 16 countries.

Dear Friend of Our Lady
  Father Nicholas Gruner, S.T.L., S.T.D. (Cand.) 
Our Lady, at La Salette, warned that the world and the Church were on the "eve of a frightful crisis." Father Gruner outlines how that crisis She predicted is now playing out. Father asks for our help in presenting the full Message of Fatima as a beacon of light in this immense darkness.

An Eyewitness Report of the Beijing Slaughter:
Ten Million People Know the Truth
Interview with Wen Bin Chen
In this interview Wen Bin Chen, eyewitness to the Tiananmen Square Massacre, exposes the Communist lies that have obscured the event and declares the truth about the massacre.

Cardinal Casaroli Celeates!?
The presence of Cardinal Casaroli in Moscow for the Kremlin-staged commemoration of "1,000 years of Christianity in Russia" is a scandal to Ukrainian Catholics who are still fiercely persecuted for remaining faithful to the Pope.

The Plot to Silence Our Lady Continues:
More Disinformation Against the Message of Our Lady of Fatima
by Father Paul Kramer, B.Ph., S.T.B., M.Div., S.T.L. (Cand.)
Read how the campaign to silence the full message of Our Lady of Fatima by means of distortions and misrepresentations continues.

Father Fox and The Wanderer Guilty of Disinformation Against Fatima
by Coralie Graham, Editor
The Wanderer magazine published on November 2, 1989 a report that Father Robert J. Fox had recently met with Sister Lucia in Coima, Portugal. This meeting did not take place, and once again we answer this recurring false report and demonstrate why Russia cannot yet be considered converted.

Venerable Francisco of Fatima:
"The Blessed Virgin and God Himself are Infinitely Sad . . . We Must Console Them" (Part II) Excerpts from The Whole Truth 
About Fatima, 
Volume II

by Frère Michel de la Sainte Trinité
This two-part article is Sister Lucy's account of how Blessed Francisco of Fatima's most ardent desire was to be a consoler of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary. This second part provides examples of how Francisco fulfilled his special vocation.

Venerable Jacinta of Fatima:
"I Want to Suffer ... to Save Souls from Hell!" (Part II)
Blessed Jacinta of Fatima was consumed with the horror of hell and most ardently wished to save sinners from going there, through sacrifices. Learn more about her saintly compassion for poor sinners. Part II provides examples of how Jacinta fulfilled her special vocation.

Jesus' Revelation to Sister Lucia Regarding the Pope
by Frère Michel de la Sainte Trinité
Jesus compared the fate of the King of France, who was publicly executed in 1793, to the fate awaiting the Pope and bishops because they delay in obeying His command given through Our Lady of Fatima to consecrate Russia.

Father Gruner Answers Your Questions
A few people expressed some questions and difficulties arising from Father Nicholas Gruner's letter to Cardinal Innocenti, which he herein addresses. Father Gruner provides an explanation of the attempt by the Cardinal to silence him.

A Hungry Moscow Demands Food Tribute from America
This brief article discusses in detail the deepening food crisis within the Soviet Union, and is accompanied by figures that further illustrate this growing problem. Also shown is a eakdown of the tax dollars it costs Americans to supply food to the Soviet Union.

Secret Soviet War in Afghanistan
by Philip S. Smith, Legislative Assistant for Foreign Affairs; and  U.S. Rep. Don Ritter, Co-Chairman of the Congressional Task Force on Afghanistan
Despite the Soviet Army's withdrawal from Afghanistan, a powerful and cruel engine of war remains that was designed and placed there by the Soviet Union.

Mary . . . The Power of Her Name
by St. Alphonsus de Liguori
Richard of St. Laurence states, "there is not such powerful help in any name, nor is there any other name given to men, after that of Jesus, from which so much salvation is poured forth upon men as from the name of Mary." Just how powerful is the name of the Mother of God? Read this article to find out.

What Everyone Should Know About:
The Sacrament of Penance (Part II)
by St. Alphonsus de Liguori
St. Alphonsus de Liguori explains the five conditions that are necessary for the forgiveness of our sins.

Nine Cardinals Agree:
Every Roman Catholic Priest Can Now Legally Celeate the Tridentine Mass
by Coralie Graham, Editor
In one of the world's best kept secrets, nine Cardinals appointed by Pope John Paul II in 1986 to study the legal status of the Tridentine Mass unanimously agreed that no bishop has the authority to forbid priests from celeating the traditional rite of Mass. Why aren't more people aware of this conclusion?

We Too Want to be Free!
Taken from The New American
Read this interview with Father Alfonsas Svarinskas, a Catholic priest who has spent more than one third of his life in the prisons of the Soviet Union. Father Svarinskas tells us about the persecution of Catholics in Lithuania.

Recent News Reports Indicate:
War with Russia May Be Very Soon
These reports are reprints of newspaper articles on Soviet expansion and armaments. They make it clear that a terrible war with Russia may eak out very soon.

As the Soviets Prepare for War:
The Expanding U.S./Soviet Military Gap
This report, which was written following a conference addressed by U.S. Senator Malcolm Wallop, discusses the growing gap between the U.S. military and that of Soviet Russia, which is conducting the biggest military buildup in world history. The article further gives a comparison between the two military forces.

Jesus Wants It:
Frequently Pray these Two Prayers
by John Collorafi
It is little known that Our Lord Himself taught two prayers to Sister Lucy, for the conversion of the world, at Rianjo, Spain in 1931. We earnestly recommend all to recite these prayers, which are contained in this ief article.

Pope's Own Words Confirm that the Consecration of Russia Has Not Been Done  The official newspaper of the Vatican, L'Osservatore Romano, carried the Pope's acknowledgement that the Consecration of Russia to Our Lady's Immaculate Heart was never carried out. This is a photographically reproduced copy of the original newspaper from March 27, 1984, two days after the consecration of the world in 1984, which some say fulfilled Our Lady's requests.

Invocation to Archangel Raphael

Perestroika Hoax Continues:
Today Ukrainian Priests Imprisoned for Saying Mass, Hearing Confessions
by Coralie Graham, Editor
This report is based on an interview with Josyp Terelya, founding member of the Ukrainian underground Church, who was in Soviet labor camps for 23 years for the "crime" of being a Catholic.

Hierarchy and Lay Catholics Around the World Support Father Gruner and Our Lady of Fatima
We reprint here a letter to the Holy Father written by one of the faithful. It is one of the many supportive responses we have received from our readers and members of the Hierarchy.

Everyone Has a Right to Know These Truths
Interview with Father Nicholas Gruner, S.T.L., S.T.D. (Cand.)
The Fatima Crusader recently interviewed Father Gruner to clarify certain issues about the Consecration of Russia, especially why it is so important for the Holy Father and the bishops to do it.

Romanians Starve
Taken from The Voice of the Martyrs
Presented here are two reports which describe the unstable conditions of the Soviet Union, due to the growing social and economic crisis - including the deplorable condition of the starving Romanian people under Communist rule. Also, a former head of West German intelligence warns of the growing threat of civil war in the Soviet Union because of this crisis.

Germany's Scherer Says Gorbachev On Way Out
Extracts Taken from Article by William Jones  

Salutation to The Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary

by St. John Eudes