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Summer 2005

THE FATIMA CRUSADER
Issue 80


Defend YOUR Salvation
by Father Nicholas Gruner, S.T.L., S.T.D. (Cand.)
Father Gruner introduces this issue of The Fatima Crusader. He gives an overview on why the various articles in this issue are important to your salvation. To say there's been no true Pope since 1958 is the theory of sedevacantism and is based on the many scandalous conditions in the Catholic Church today. Father explains that although some modernist Vatican officials are joining the many thousands looking to the world powers for the answer to our problems instead of guiding their flocks back to Our Lord and Our Lady through the Message of Fatima, the real solution to the present-day crisis in the Church is not sedevacantism but rather listening and obeying Our Lady's full Fatima Message.

Prayers Urged for Pope Benedict XVI
Fatima Center Press Release
A Pope will consecrate Russia to Our Lady's Immaculate Heart, as requested in the Message of Fatima. Let us "pray a great deal for the Holy Father" so that it will be Pope Benedict XVI who leads the world to peace by making this act of consecration.

Defending the Papacy

Opposing the Sedevacantist Enterprise
Part I - Introduction

by Christopher A. Ferrara
In this fact-filled rebuttal to the theories of sedevacantism, Mr. Ferrara uses their own claims of heresy against these sedevacantists, and he quotes both the Bible and Vatican Council I to validate his statements. He points out the failure of "the sedevacantist enterprise" to find any "manifest" heresy committed by the conciliar popes. A wayward Pope may be resisted, as he explains in detail, but we do not have the right to be his judge.

The Consecration of Spain to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
by Joseph Cain
Did the secular media worldwide think this event was not worth reporting? On Sunday, May 22, 2005, the bishops of Spain consecrated their country to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. This renewal may well have been in response to the election of a socialist government planning to legalize abortion and same-sex marriage and/or the desecration of the Little Chapel of the Apparitions in Portugal. The Fatima Center encourages you to read this report, then ask your bishop to consecrate your diocese to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Prayer of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary by the Bishops of Spain
We should respectfully request our bishops to join together and make this consecration of our own country, as a prelude to the Consecration of Russia by the Pope and all the Catholic Bishops.

A Holy Sign in the Sky

Still no "period of peace"
Will the U.S. Reinstate the Draft?
by John Vennari
Army recruiters "have to play fast and loose" to meet their quotas. And, contrary to promises, women are being used on ground combat missions. The U.S. has invaded Iraq with too few troops and now mandatory service - of both men and women - is close to becoming a reality. There is a better answer than more soldiers, and it is presented in this article.

Who Will Stop The Persecution

The Imminent Chastisement for Not Fulfilling Our Lady's Request
by Father Paul Kramer, B.Ph., S.T.B., M.Div., S.T.L. (Cand.)
Our Lady of Fatima warned of world chastisement. Her warning has not deterred mankind from continuing to follow the path to hell. The Third Secret details the nature of the Great Chastisement, which includes a great trial for the Catholic Church. Father Kramer knows that what was revealed on June 26, 2000 was "not the Secret", and Cardinal Ratzinger even admitted that in the Secret, Our Lady warns of an evil council. The Masons have a plan for a world republic; Our Lady has a plan for world peace; Our Lord has the final say.

A Touching Poem of Love to Our Lady

Written by Sister Lucy on the back of a Post Card

A question is asked, then answered, in ways that reveal the true love Lucy has for her heavenly Mother.

Is There a Secret Anti-American Alliance?
by Christopher A. Ferrara
There is an eerie parallel between the "super-power" Russia in 1812 and the "super-power" United States of America today. Will the U.S. suffer a similar fate?

Help us Spread the Fatima Message

Become a Volunteer for Our Lady
There are five suggested ways you can work towards the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. "We must choose sides," warns Sister Lucy, and there is no better choice than becoming a volunteer.

Little Treatise of Sister Lucy about the Nature and Recitation of the Rosary (Special Supplement)
Taken from letters written by Sister Lucy
When Our Lady appeared at Fatima in 1917, She told the young children that the Rosary should be prayed every day. In several of her letters, written more than 50 years later, Sister Lucy stressed the importance of setting aside time for this prayer. Her words are a reminder of the powerful weapon available to us as we struggle with our temporal and spiritual problems today.