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Winter 1992

THE FATIMA CRUSADER
Issue 39
 


THIS ISSUE IS DEDICATED TO MARY, 
THE PILGRIM VIRGIN OF FATIMA

Our Lady Visits India Again

Jesus Tells Us to "Make it Known"
by Father Nicholas Gruner, S.T.L., S.T.D. (Cand.)
At a standing-room only "Rally in Defense of the Faith" in Boston, Father Gruner armed the people with the facts and theology we need to know to implement God's peace plan. This article is based on that transcribed speech about the Fatima Message.

Powerful Novena of Childlike Confidence 
This is a time-tested prayer to the Infant Jesus, entrusting to Him our needs. It is a novena of nine consecutive hours within one day.

Dear Friend of Our Lady 
by Father Nicholas Gruner
At a time of great financial straits, Father Gruner appeals to the Faithful to keep Our Lady's apostolate, as he said, to continue reaching "all the far corners of the earth" with the all-important Fatima Message.

The Pilgrim Padre
by Raymond Fernandes
This article is taken from the November 24, 1991 edition of Mid-Day, one of the largest circulating daily papers in India. The article describes Father Gruner as "Our Lady's escort around the world. And it is his life's mission to accompany the [Pilgrim Virgin] statue to as many nations as he can possibly [to] propagate Her Message to the people."

All India Laity Congress Theme:
Rosary Crusade for World Peace
by Most Rev. Dr. Ignatius D'Cunha, Bishop of Aurangabad, India
Read the Inauguration speech for the XVIth Annual Convention of the All-India Laity Congress, given by Bishop Ignatius D'Cunha (November 8, 1991). In this brief address, Bishop D'Cunha discusses the need for peace, especially within the individual's soul, and the power the Rosary has in bringing about this peace.

America Disarms While Russia Still Prepares for War
by Donald S. McAlvany
On September 27, 1991, citing our move toward "a New World" and a "New Age" of peace and cooperation between the superpowers, President George H. W. Bush announced the most sweeping U.S. unilateral disarmament in history, described by The New York Times as "the most one-sided cut in nuclear armaments ever announced by a great power." What are the implications of such an action? Read this article to find out.

Fatima ... Is the Message Still Relevant Today?
by Leena Rego
The Fatima Message is still relevant today. In fact, it is more urgent now than ever! This article is a reflection on the Fatima Message by one of the delegates at the All-India Laity Congress, who does much to promote devotion to Our Lady and Our Eucharistic Lord.

"She Travels Without Pause, This Delicate, Seemingly Frail, Petite Lady Robed in White"
Taken from Mid-Day
This article was printed in the Indian daily newspaper Mid-Day on November 16, 1991, and helped to make our Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima's visit to Bombay known to over 500,000 people there.

News Items:
Signs of the Times

Read the most recent developments in our country, concerning our freedom and the threat of Russia's errors.

Why We Must Have True Devotion to Mary
by St. Anthony Mary Claret
One of the most powerful means which God has given us to gain and to increase grace and divine love is devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary. St. Anthony Mary Claret explains that in order to have devotion to Her, one must consider these three questions: Who is this Lady? What blessings does She obtain for us? And what is necessary for true devotion to Her? This article is taken from The Golden Key to Heaven, the spiritual exercises of St. Anthony Mary Claret.

 

The Rats of Red
This is a very profound poem on the restoration of the Catholic Church, and it sees the humor even in the crisis in the Church.