Autumn / Winter 1988

Issue 26

"10 Million Rosaries" Campaign Launched for the Consecration of Russia
by Father Nicholas Gruner, S.T.L., S.T.D. (Cand.)
Father Gruner previews the subjects addressed in this Issue of The Fatima Crusader, including the growing Rosary campaign for the Consecration of Russia. The Rosary, being the greatest weapon at our disposal, is needed to defend our faith and advance this cause.

The International Fatima Rosary Crusade
This article describes just what the International Fatima Rosary Crusade is.

Dear Friend of Our Lady
by Father Nicholas Gruner, S.T.L., S.T.D. (Cand.)
This is a very firm and vigorous statement by Father Gruner, reaffirming the Apostolate's stand to present the Faith and the Message of Fatima clearly and completely, despite the opposition it encounters.

Historical Background to
The Vatican-Moscow Agreement
by Alexis Ulysses Floridi, S.J.
In order to demonstrate the fact that The Fatima Crusader is not alone in publishing facts and information relative to the Vatican-Moscow Agreement, we publish here the findings of the Moscow-Vatican expert, Father Alexis Floridi, author of the book Moscow and the Vatican. Included is an historical background to this agreement and an explanation that, according to the Vatican-Moscow Agreement, the Vatican may issue no directives against Communism. Of course, such an agreement cannot have any morally binding force.

The Pope's Hands Are Tied … Is This What Prevents Him From Making the Consecration?
by Father Malachi Martin
Reporting a meeting of several Cardinals in early spring 1981, Father Malachi Martin, in The Jesuits, says that the Vatican-Moscow Agreement was reaffirmed in the early days of John Paul II's pontificate. Quoted here is the passage in the book that refers to that event.

A Personal Plea to Every Catholic Bishop
by Father Nicholas Gruner, S.T.L., S.T.D. (Cand.)
The text presented in this article is a reprint of the letter which had been sent to every bishop, Archbishop, Cardinal and Patriarch in the world, in order to facilitate and hasten the fulfillment of Our Lady of Fatima's request that the Pope, together with all the bishops of the world, consecrate Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Gorbachev Attacks Religion
As further evidence that Russia is not converted and that the Consecration of Russia has not been done, reprinted here is an article published in The Wanderer that demonstrates that Russia still continues to wage war on religion. In this article, Gorbachev is quoted as calling for a firm struggle against religion.

St. Joseph
by Tony Jaskot
This story demonstrates the power of St. Joseph's intercession for a group (an orphanage run by nuns) who prayed for his help.

The Third Secret…
"Many Antichrists Have Come" (1 John 2:18)
Part I: The Third Secret of Fatima, the Last Times and the Crisis in the Church
by John Collorafi
Part I of this article discusses the testimony of Cardinal Ratzinger, published in an Italian journal in November 1984, concerning the Third Secret of Fatima, the Last Times, and the Crisis in the Church.

The Spectre of Hunger in 1989, 1990 in North America
Our Lady of Fatima specified that hunger would be one of the scourges of Divine chastisement by which God would punish the world if men did not abandon sin and return to God. This prophecy has not been fulfilled here in North America, but the frightful events it foretells seem to be approaching, as this report proves.

Consequences of Fatima for Our Daily Lives
by Arnaud de Lassus
In this thought-provoking and informative essay, Arnaud de Lassus explains the consequences of ignoring the Message of Fatima, for our daily lives and for our souls.

The Reality of Hell
by St. Anthony Mary Claret
In this meditation, St. Anthony Mary Claret helps us to understand the horror of hell and to renew our conviction to avoid going there by avoiding sin, as the consequence of sin is hell.

Cardinal Ratzinger Proclaims … The Faith is in Crisis Around the World
by Father Vincent P. Miceli, Ph.D.
This review by Father Miceli comments on the widely reported 1984 interview by journalist Vittorio Messori with Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. In this interview, which was published in the Italian journal Jesus in November 1984, Cardinal Ratzinger admits that we have a crisis of faith in the Catholic Church today, and specifies four areas of this crisis of faith.

The Third Secret…
"Many Antichrists Have Come" (1 John 2:18)
Part II: The Third Secret of Fatima and Heresy in the Church
by John Collorafi
Part II of this article discusses the Third Secret of Fatima, the betrayal of the clergy and heresy in the Church.

The Millennium of Christianity is … Not in Russia But the Ukraine (Part II)
by Petro B.T. Bilaniuk, D.Th., D.Phil., C.D.S.P., D.D.
This article is a short history of the Catholic Church in the Ukraine, which is celebrating 1000 years as a Christian nation. The second part of this article discusses Christianity in the Ukraine since 955 A.D.

Love Against Might
by Father Werenfried van Straaten
Father Werenfried van Straaten discusses how we must recognize the sufferings of the faithful behind the Iron Curtain, but that compromise by the Church in communist countries is not the answer.

The Church in the Process of Losing its Faith in the Holy Eucharist
by Father Ovila Melançon, C.S.C.
How many still believe in the Real Presence in the Eucharist? Father Ovila Melançon, author of over 40 books, discusses here the sad decline in faith in the Holy Eucharist.