Feb. - April 1985

Issue 17


His Holiness venerates the Pilgrim Virgin Statue in St. Peter’s, Rome. On this occasion, after Consecrating the world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Pope John Paul acknowledged that Our Lady of Fatima is still awaiting the consecration of Russia by the Pope and all the Catholic Bishops.

To Save Your Soul
You Must Keep the Faith
The Catholic Church infallibly teaches that “Outside the Church there is no salvation.” This article explains to all Catholics that in order to remain in the Church one must keep the Catholic Faith, for according to the Athanasian Creed, “unless a person keeps this faith whole and entire he will be lost forever.” This article further explains what it means to keep the faith, what constitutes a heresy, and why one cannot be both Catholic and communist.

Dear Friends of Our Lady
by Father Nicholas Gruner, S.T.L., S.T.D. (Cand.)
In this letter of introduction to Crusader 17, Father Gruner discusses the crisis in the Church and reminds us that we must all do our part to heed Our Lady of Fatima’s requests. This is done specifically by — among other things — praying the Rosary, wearing the Brown Scapular, working to spread Our Lady’s Fatima Message, and praying that the Pope and Catholic bishops together consecrate Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

It is True:
The Vatican Silenced by Moscow
by Jean Madiran Due to tremendous pressure on the Catholic Church from Communist Russia, in 1962 the Vatican agreed not to denounce the errors of the Communist regime, an agreement which is still in effect today. Read this article to learn more about the Vatican-Moscow Agreement.

In Our Time:
The Catholic Church Betrayed
The Catholic Church infallibly teaches that “Outside the Church there is no salvation.” This article examines the Vatican-Moscow Agreement, an act of religious treason whereby the Church, the faithful, and Our Lady of Fatima have been betrayed because Vatican officials have agreed to remain silent about Communism.

Why the Vatican-Moscow Agreement Must be Repudiated
This article recounts the political maneuvers within the Vatican concerning the Vatican-Moscow Agreement and discusses the utter moral imperative that this agreement be immediately rescinded and repudiated by the official representatives of the Holy See. The Vatican-Moscow Agreement has imposed a silence upon much of the Church, and this article explains some of the actions you can take to help the Church break free from this imposition.

Our Lady of Fatima is the Fulfillment of Biblical Prophecy
by Father Joseph de Sainte-Marie, O.C.D., 
Professor of Sacred Theology, Pontifical Faculty of St. Theresa, Rome

This article is part of a talk given by Father Joseph de Sainte-Marie at Fatima in October 1981, in which he demonstrates how the intervention of God in human history through Fatima was predicted in the Bible, and is God’s definitive response to the revolt from the laws of Jesus Christ. It also provides a review of Bible prophecies about Our Lady and their fulfillment by Our Lady of Fatima.

The Importance and Necessity of Petitioning the Pope to Order the Bishops to Consecrate Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
To achieve the Collegial Consecration of Russia, the Pope must order all of the bishops to take part. This article provides answers to objections against petitioning the bishops and Pope, and explains how the Pope needs our moral support and prayers in order to fulfill this order from Heaven.

We Must Get Russia Properly Consecrated
Read how the continuing spread of Russia’s errors proves the urgent need for the proper Collegial Consecration of Russia. This article also tells the story about the conversion of Mexico through Our Lady of Guadalupe, and how the Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary will have a similar effect on that country.

Soviet Global Power Projection

What You Can Do
One of the intentions of The Fatima Crusader is to pray for the Pope and the Catholic bishops of the world, so that they will very soon consecrate Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Read how you can help support this intention.

The Apostle in Love with the Immaculata
St. Maximilian Kolbe (Part V)
by Father Stefano Manelli, S.T.D.
This segment, Part V of a brief biography of St. Maximilian, discusses the saint’s love for the Eucharist and how he is a model for today’s priests. Saint Maximilian Kolbe, whom Pope John Paul II has declared “the patron of our difficult century”, sets an example for us of how to truly love Our Lady.

The History of Fatima (Part IX)
This article is a continuation of the true story of the events of Fatima. This ninth installment continues the story of the attack on Fatima by the Administrator of Ourem in August 1917. This segment details the kidnaping of the three child seers.

Mary’s Charity Towards God
by St. Alphonsus de Liguori
This article, taken from The Glories of Mary by St. Alphonsus de Liguori, reveals the boundless charity of the Immaculate Heart of Mary towards God.

Our Lady’s Loving Plan for Our Enemies
This article explains how the best way in which we can overcome the evil of our enemies is by heeding Our Lady of Fatima’s Message to “pray for sinners and make sacrifices for them because many souls go to hell because they have no one to pray for them.”

Good Reading
This article explains the great rewards that good spiritual reading has on the soul.

Have the Pilgrim Virgin of Fatima Come to Visit Your Area

Children, Your Mother is Calling
In this address to Her children, Our Lady pleads with us to humbly and trustingly make the Act of Total Consecration of ourselves to God through Her Immaculate Heart. The formula of this act of consecration is included.

Your Eternal Destiny
This brief article exhorts the reader to recall and always keep in mind that we were each created for an eternal destiny, and that the soul lives forever, either in Heaven or in hell. Therefore, so that each of us may enjoy the perfect happiness of Heaven, and avoid the eternal pains of hell, included in this article is a suggested program for living a life worthy of Heaven.

Be an Apostle — It’s a Matter of Life & Death

YOU NEED “The Fatima Crusader”
To Insure Yourself Against Communist Enslavement