Aug. - Sept. 1988

Issue 25


1988: Year of Extreme Opportunity or Disaster
by Coralie Graham, Editor
In this introduction to Crusader 25, the editors explain the vicious rumors against Father Gruner and The Fatima Crusader, why the Fatima Message is being despised more and more, and how only obedience to Our Lady's requests will end the terrible crisis we are in.

Only the Pope Can Save Us Now
by Father Nicholas Gruner, S.T.L., S.T.D. (Cand.)
We are at a crucial point in our personal lives, and in our history. Our purpose is to cry out and warn our fellow Christians and fellow citizens that the hour is late, very late, and we must heed Our Lady of Fatima! Fulfilling the request of Our Lady of Fatima by the Holy Father is our only hope of salvation.

Dear Friend of Jesus and Mary 
by Father Nicholas Gruner, S.T.L., S.T.D. (Cand.) 
Father Gruner reaffirms the commitment of The Fatima Crusader to continue to expose the evils of communism and the crisis in the Church. He reminds us that fidelity to the Fatima Message means enmity with communism, as God will use communism to punish the world and persecute the Church for the sins of the world if the Consecration of Russia is not done in time.

We Are on the Brink of Destruction
by Father Paul Kramer, B.Ph., S.T.B., M.Div., S.T.L. (Cand.)
The rights and liberties that we cherish as our birthright will have no place under Communist rule. Let there be no mistake about it, the Communist takeover is imminent and, in fact, already in progress. President Reagan's gift to the Soviet Union places us in danger from their bombers. How can we trust a nation whose leaders promote the idea that "the lie is sacred"?

Ideals of the Crusade of Mary Immaculate
by St. Maximilian Kolbe
In these extracts from the writings of St. Maximilian Kolbe, we learn how to make a more perfect consecration of our life to Mary Immaculate.

Global and Political Ramifications of Fatima …
Conversion of Godless Portugal
… A Foreshadowing of Russia's Future Conversion
by Arnaud de Lassus
The conversion of the godless regime in Portugal was a foreshadowing of events that will take place in Russia, when it is consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary by the Pope and bishops.

Again Our Lady asks the Holy Father to Consecrate Russia
by Father Stefano Gobbi
This is the text of a message from Our Lady, received by Father Stephano Gobbi on June 10, 1987, that calls for the Consecration of Russia by the Pope and all the Catholic bishops of the world. We publish this message because Father Gobbi is so favorably received by Pope John Paul II, and because he and his movement have the approval of a number of bishops.

The Experience of Saint John Bosco:
To Hell and Back (Part IV)
by St. John Bosco
Here is the conclusion of Saint John Bosco's frightful dream of hell, in which he was led through hell and witnessed its horror.

Answers to Questions and Critics
by Father Nicholas Gruner, S.T.L., S.T.D. (Cand.) Father Gruner answers some of the questions most commonly addressed to him

How do I Start the First Saturdays?
by Father Tom O'Mahony
What are the conditions necessary for making the Five First Saturdays? This article explains the Five First Saturday devotion and outlines the conditions given to Sister Lucy by Our Lady.

Against the Wolves in Sheep's Clothing
by Father Paul Kramer, B.Ph., S.T.B., M.Div., S.T.L. (Cand.)
Once again we must denounce and deplore the deliberate and despicable attempts of various individuals who, having falsified Our Lady's Fatima Message, have abandoned all restraint in their malicious and slanderous campaign against Father Gruner to silence him.

Pope St. Pius X on the Catholic Press

The Increasingly Imminent Menace of Communism
by Hamish Fraser
Against the horrific threat to religion, culture and civilization as such, the Catholic Church has been immobilized by the Vatican-Moscow Agreement. What is reprinted here is Hamish Fraser's factual commentary on the bleak state of affairs in which the Church now finds Herself.

Selling the Rope to Hang Us
Taken from the Mindszenty Report
This article, taken from the Mindszenty Report of May 1988, examines some of the sinister dealings that have taken place in the name of U.S.-Soviet trade.

To Draw Great Fruit from Spiritual Reading
by St. Alphonsus de Liguori
It has been said that in spiritual reading the Lord condescends to speak to us. St. Alphonsus de Liguori explains how to profit from spiritual reading, for our salvation.

Persecution of Catholics by Communist Russia Continues in 1988
by Myroslav Cardinal Lubachivsky
His Eminence Cardinal Lubachivsky, head of the Ukrainian Catholic Church, in union with Rome, offers this dreadful report of the state of Ukrainian Catholicism, despite Gorbachev's alleged "reforms," as of May 3, 1988. Taken from a news conference in Washington.

The Millennium of Christianity is … Not in Russia But the Ukraine (Part I)
by Petro B.T. Bilaniuk, D.Th., D.Phil., C.D.S.P., D.D.
Read a short history of the Catholic Church in the Ukraine, which is celebrating 1000 years as a Christian nation and where the Catholic Church is now persecuted by Communism. Part I of this article discusses the beginnings of Christianity in the Ukraine.

Dear Father Gruner …