Autumn 1995

Issue 50

Straight is the Road and Narrow is the Gate that Leads to Victory
by Father Nicholas Gruner, S.T.L., S.T.D. (Cand.)
In this letter of introduction to Issue 50 of The Fatima Crusader, Father Gruner discusses the two major events that the Apostolate accomplished in 1995: the Open Letter to the Pope published in the largest daily Roman newspaper, Il Messaggero, and the opening in India of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Orphanage.

Mary's Immaculate Heart and Your Salvation
by Archbishop Arulappa, Retired Archbishop of Madras-Mylapore, India
In this book review written by Archbishop Arulappa on Book Two of Fatima: Intimate Joy, World Event (by Frère François de Marie des Anges), His Eminence discusses the role of Mary's Immaculate Heart in our salvation.

Meaning of the "Consecration" of Russia (Part I)
by Father Joaquin Maria Alonso, S.T.D., Ph.D.
We live in days where words have lost their true meaning; so now and then, it is necessary to strictly define our terms. When lack of precision is applied to religious terms, it can have terrible consequences. In this four-part article, Father Alonso, official Archivist of Fatima, helps us to understand not only the true meaning of the word "consecration", but also what its conditions are and how this applies to the Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. This is Part I of Father Alonso's scholarly treatise regarding Our Lady of Fatima's most important request.

Report from Rome:
An Open Letter to the Pope in Rome's Largest Daily Pleads the Cause of Russia's Consecration
by Alberto Carosa
An Open Letter to the Pope which appeared in Il Messaggero, Rome's largest daily paper, pleads the cause of Russia's Consecration and receives an official "No Comment" response from the Vatican. Read this report about the content of and reaction to the Open Letter.

The Holy Father Responds to the "Open Letter" 
by Coralie Graham, editor
Coralie Graham passes along a reliable report that indicates that the Holy Father encourages the publications of the following open letter.

Report on Vatican City
Open Letter to Pope John Paul II
To all Catholics and to all peaceloving men
This is an open letter, addressed to Pope John Paul II personally, but inviting all people of good will to read it. It details the pernicious tricks played on the Apostolate when they were setting up the Mexico City Bishops Conference in 1994, showing that means were used, even by certain Vatican officials, which violated Church law time and again. This appeal for the Sovereign Pontiff to remedy the injustice is signed by bishops, priests, and many laity.

Sanctuary of the Sorrowful Mother Castelpetroso, Italy
Read about the beautiful church built on the site where Our Lady appeared on March 22, 1888, a popular place of pilgrimage. Lots of pictures.

"Let the Pope Reveal the Third Secret of Fatima"
Taken from Il Giorno newspaper, July 13, 1995, Rome
This news report discusses the Open Letter to the Pope the Fatima Center published in Rome's largest daily newspaper, asking him to release the Third Secret of Fatima and perform the Collegial Consecration of Russia.

The Mystery of Fatima Rises Again
Taken from Il Giornale newspaper, July 13, 1995, Rome
This short report gives another account of the Open Letter to the Pope we published in the Roman daily Il Messaggero, which asked the Pope to consecrate Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and reveal the Third Secret of Fatima.

"Fatima, Reveal the Third Secret" 
Taken from La Stampa newspaper, July 13, 1995 
This is an excerpt from an Italian newspaper on the efforts of certain Catholics who took extraordinary measures to make the Consecration request known to the Holy Father.

Open Letter to the Pope Cost 250 Million Lire
Taken from L'Indipendente newspaper, July 13, 1995, Rome
This short report describes the content and purpose of the Open Letter to the Pope we published in the Roman daily Il Messaggero. The main purpose of the letter was to promote the Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Orphanage of the Immaculate Heart Opens in India
by William Fante
The Orphanage of the Immaculate Heart of Mary opens in India through the unique "partnership" between His Excellency Archbishop Saminini Arulappa and this Fatima Apostolate. Read this report from India on the newly opened orphanage.

by Coralie Graham, Editor
Coralie Graham gives us the one underlying reason why the Fatima apostolate founded an orphanage in Hyderabad, India.

Report from India
Why India?
This article explains why the Fatima Center chose India as the site for the construction of an orphanage. It was in India that the hearts of two great saints - St. Thomas and St. Francis Xavier, the greatest missionary of modern times - demonstrated great love and tender concern toward the people.

Russia Manipulates the Church Then ... and NOW!
by I.F. Colquhoun
New evidence has emerged to reveal the precise circumstances which led to Stalin's "concordat" with the Orthodox Church in 1943, an act of propaganda which had a direct effect on the outcome of World War II.

Holy Father:
Our Thanks, Our Pledge, and Our Formal Petition
Onslaughts against peace and the salvation of souls throughout the world oblige us to urge the Pope to overcome the opposition to the Consecration of Russia and to perform it is Our Lady of Fatima requested. You can sign and send this petition to our new Holy Father, as, to date, the Consecration still needs to be done.