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One day through the Rosary and Scapular,
I will save the world.
...Our Lady to St. Dominic
As we write this letter, the United States is sending hundreds of thousands of troops to the Persian Gulf in preparation for war.
At the same time, the U.S. and Canada are expecting further terrorist attacks in North America, even more devastating than previously, in retaliation for an American strike on Iraq.
We cringe at the thought of our country attempting to achieve peace by going to war. We say this not to be unpatriotic but rather to be realistic.
We know it wont work, because we were told so 85 years ago at Fatima by Our Lady of the Rosary.
In addition to preparing for war, the U.S., either in a real attempt to protect its borders and its citizens, or under the guise of so doing (you decide for yourself), passed The Homeland Security Act (HSA). The HSA became law on November 25, 2002.
This 500-page bill (HSA) was not available on time for Congress and the Senate to fully review and read before they voted and passed it.
Given that government officials were not fully informed of its contents (and were therefore delinquent in their duty before God in voting into law something that they had not yet read or fully read), it follows that likewise most U.S. citizens are also not aware of the contents of this Act.
Within the guidelines of the HSA, a new federal agency will be established — The Information Awareness Office. This office will employ 170,000 people hired for the purpose of tracking everything you and every citizen of the U.S. do.
Here are some (but not all) of the functions this new agency will perform: This agency will track every purchase you make with a credit card, every magazine subscription you buy and medical prescription you fill, every Web site you visit and e-mail you send or receive ... every bank deposit you make, every academic grade you receive, every trip you book and every event you attend so reported William Safire in the November 14, 2002 edition of the New York Times.
In his article, Mr. Safire stated that all of these pieces of information compiled on you will be kept in a central database.
Your dossier will not only include every commercial transaction and communication you make, but also every piece of information that the government has about you — passport applications, drivers license, bridge toll records, judicial records, your lifetime paper trail.
As if that wasnt enough, Mr. Safire goes on to tell us that the dossier will also contain the latest hidden camera surveillance. The end product will be a Total Information Awareness about every U.S. citizen.
Congressman Ron Paul describes this bill as taking away our most basic freedoms as Americans — privacy in our homes, persons, and possessions; confidentiality in our financial and medical affairs; openness in our conversations, telephone and Internet use; and unrestricted travel.
In the Congressmans words, this bill dramatically changes the basic freedom not to be monitored as we go through our daily lives.
The European-based Dutch Press Agency called the new Information Awareness Office a secret intelligence organization whose power, technology and mandate would turn KGB members green with envy and make the Big Brother nightmare of George Orwells 1984 seem tame by comparison.
Another frightening aspect of this new legislation is that it gives the head of the Health and Human Services Department the power to order the forced vaccination of U.S. citizens.
The only hope for the U.S. and indeed the world is to listen to Our Lady of Fatima.
In 1946, American Professor William Thomas Walsh, author of the well known book, Our Lady of Fatima, spoke with Sister Lucy. Sister Lucy told him clearly the consequences of not consecrating Russia in time.
She said, What Our Lady wants is that the Pope and all the bishops in the world shall consecrate Russia to Her Immaculate Heart on one special day. If this is done, She will convert Russia and there will be peace.
If it is not done, the errors of Russia will spread through every country in the world.
Professor Walsh then asked, Does this mean, in your opinion, that every country without exception will be overcome by Communism?
YES, was Sister Lucys answer.
In 1917, while World War I was raging, Pope Benedict XV publicly appealed in a most solemn way to the Holy Mother of God to show humanity the way to peace.
Our Lady responded eight days later, appearing at Fatima on May 13, 1917, the first of 6 apparitions. She came in response to the Popes public appeal and gave us the only way to true peace.
She asked of the Holy Father and the bishops, the Consecration of Russia to Her Immaculate Heart. She asked of the faithful to pray the Rosary, make sacrifices, make the Five First Saturday Communions of Reparation, and pray for the Holy Father.
At each of the 6 apparitions, She told the children to pray the Rosary every day to end the war and obtain peace in the world.
In response to the Holy Fathers call to all Catholics to pray the Rosary, by proclaiming this the year of the Rosary, we have enclosed the most recent issue of “The Fatima Crusader”, which is dedicated to the most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
If ever there was a time to begin to pray the Rosary or to promote the praying of the Rosary, its NOW, before the war starts. And if by the time you receive this letter, the war has already started, then together we must persevere in heeding the advice of Our Lady of the Rosary and pray, pray, pray.
Fairly certain that you and all of our volunteers pray at least 5 decades of the Rosary daily, we urge you to pray more. We encourage you to spread the practice of this devotion as much as you are able to.
You will find that this issue of The Fatima Crusader will help you to propagate this devotion.
Just a reminder to you, carry your Rosary with you at all times and use it as often as possible. Likewise wear your Brown Scapular (advise those who choose to carry it rather than wear it properly that in wearing it properly, we place ourselves directly under Our Ladys protective mantle).
These are the Spiritual Weapons which Heaven has given to you and to all Her children for our spiritual and temporal welfare. Have them with you at all times as if your life depended on it — your eternal life may indeed well depend on them.
Remember what Sister Lucy said in her famous interview with Father Fuentes in 1957:
Look, Father, the Most Holy Virgin in these last times in which we live has given a new efficacy to the recitation of the Rosary to such an extent that there is no problem, no matter how difficult it is, whether temporal or above all, spiritual, in the personal life of each one of us, of our families, of the families of the world, or of the religious communities, or even of the life of peoples and nations, that cannot be solved by the prayer of the Holy Rosary. With the Holy Rosary, we will save ourselves. We will sanctify ourselves. We will console Our Lord and obtain the salvation of many souls.
Please help us spread the devotion to the Holy Rosary. For more copies of this Special Rosary Issue call us at 1-800-845-3047 or return the enclosed reply form.
In the Immaculate Heart of Mary,
P.S.In our last letter, we told you about a Novena of Rosaries campaign involving volunteers and supporters in Boston and the surrounding area. We asked them to join us in a 9-day Novena in order to stop the scheduled showing of a blasphemous play on December 6th and 7th at the Somerville Theater in Somerville, MA. Well Heaven heard us, and the play was canceled for December 6th. Weeks before the scheduled showing, we called the theater to voice our protest and defend our Faith. The woman we spoke with was adamant that there was no way the play would be canceled. But Heaven had something else in mind.
P.P.S.The information in this letter regarding the Homeland Security Act was taken from an article in Catholic Family News. If you would like more information on this law, fill in the enclosed reply form for your free copy of this article. We encourage you to photocopy the article and pass it on to others.