Summer 2012

Issue 102


Index for This Issue (back cover)

by Father Nicholas Gruner, S.T.L., S.T.D. (Cand.)
Father Gruner set the tone for Fatima: Your Last Chance with his keynote address, "Fatima, Yesterday and Today." In his meticulously documented and carefully reasoned talk, Father Gruner demonstrates that the Fatima Message is indeed our only hope, now more than ever.

March for Life
by John Vennari
On May 13, the 95th anniversary of the first apparition of Our Lady of Fatima, those attending Fatima: Your Last Chance, with a banner of Our Lady raised on high, followed Father Gruner from the Coliseum to the Vatican as part of Rome's first-ever pro-life march. An inspiring event.

Welcome to Our Conference: Fatima: Your Last Chance
by Coralie Graham, Editor of The Fatima Crusader
Reminding the conference participants of the great honor Our Lady grants us by allowing us to participate in the saving work of the Fatima Message, Coralie Graham recounts inspiring stories of the heroic sacrifices and uplifting moments she has witnessed during her years as editor of The Fatima Crusader.

Pleas to the Holy Father
Many of the clergy attending Fatima: Your Last Chance used the opportunity of the conference to record messages urging Pope Benedict XVI to consecrate Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, as Our Lady requested. They plead with the Holy Father about the immediate need for action and pledge their love and support.

How Seven Popes Failed to Consecrate Russia
by John Salza
Co-author of the soon-to-be-released book, The Consecration of Russia — How Seven Popes Failed to Heed Heaven's Command and Brought Turmoil to the Church and the World, John Salza details the need and purpose of the long delayed consecration of Russia and what that delay has meant in terms of human suffering.

Recent Persecutions of Catholics in Orissa
by Archbishop John Barwa, S.V.D.
In his heart-wrenching talk, this valiant shepherd of souls details the persecution of Catholics in his archdiocese in India, where people have been tortured and killed for their faith, including children. His Excellency tells of the fidelity of these persecuted Catholics and how they have found solace in their love for Our Lady of Fatima, in whom they place their hope.

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Fatima: Your Last Chance Conference Thank You's
Bishops and priests who came to Rome for Fatima: Your Last Chance give eloquent expression to the gratitude they feel for the work of Father Gruner and Our Lady's Apostolate. Truly heartwarming testimony.

Fatima and Contemplative Religious
by Father Cyprian, O.S.B.
In a profoundly spiritual talk, Father Cyprian, Abbot of Our Lady of Guadalupe Benedictine Monastery in New Mexico, describes how the life of the religious reflects the life of the Church. Obedience to Our Lady of Fatima is vitally important if Catholic religious orders are to flourish and give the Church the prayerful support she so desperately needs in the present crisis.

"Only I Can Help You"
by Nanette Mary
Dedicated to Father Nicholas Gruner, this poignant poem of Nanette Mary expresses the tender love of Our Lady of Fatima and the urgent need to accept the help that only She can give us.

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