Winter 1996

Issue 51

Pope John Paul II addresses the world:
Let Us Give Children a Future of Peace
The Pope's plea for peace has fallen on deaf ears. His very basic request for the safety and protection of our children should be our first priority. Reading this article should make you indignant, angry, and sorry for the young and innocent victims of "Russia's errors".

What Should Our Attitude Be?
by Father Nicholas Gruner, S.T.L., S.T.D. (Cand.)
In this letter of introduction to The Fatima Crusader Issue 51, Father Gruner discusses the ever-present dangers threatening the world and the salvation of souls. He also explains how it is our urgent duty to help bring about the fulfillment of Our Lady of Fatima's requests and the triumph of Her Immaculate Heart, through our prayers and sacrifices.

Jesus Himself Explains:
Why Christmas?
This article contains an extract of the words Jesus Himself spoke on this topic to Sister Josefa Menendez early in the 20th Century. Our Lord's appeal to us contains many examples, including a parable, of how great God's love for us really is. This message was promoted by Pope Pius XII.

Golitsyn's Latest Book:
Terrifying Fatima Prophecy Confirmed
by William Fante
Presented here is a review of former Soviet KGB agent Anatoliy Golitsyn's new book, The Perestroika Deception, which outlines a strategy for restructuring the whole world. The Soviets are not striving for genuine lasting accommodation with the Western democracies but for the final world victory of Communism.

Russia's Elections
  An eye-opening report by a secular publication, repudiating the alleged "conversion" of Russia. Included is a picture to chill the hearts of devoted enemies of communism.

Father Alonso Explains:
Meaning of the "Consecration" of Russia (Part II)
by Father Joaquin Maria Alonso, S.T.D., Ph.D.
This is Part II of Father Alonso's scholarly treatise regarding Our Lady of Fatima's most important request. 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.

Elections Russian Style
“They're the same old Reds.“ The born-again Communists still believe the state should own every large enterprise and every piece of rural land.

Dear Seminarians … (Part I)
by Father Nicholas Gruner, S.T.L., S.T.D. (Cand.)
During Father Gruner's visit with our Pilgrim Virgin Statue in India in November 1995, the Archbishop of Hyderabad, His Grace Archbishop Saminini Arulappa requested him to address his seminarians on the Message of Fatima. This article is Part I of Father Gruner's address to the seminarians.

U.S.A. Disarms and Integrates into U.N. as Russia Modernizes and Builds Up
Here is a collection of reports from various publications, which show that the US is tearing down their military at the same time that Russia is building theirs up.

Americans Betrayed ...
US aid allocated for Russian disarmament is being used to build up their military, contrary to treaties.

Absence of Peace in Former USSR 
War was a central part of the way of life in the old Soviet Union. The recent "perestroika" has not changed this unfortunate characteristic. Read about how Russia is now engaged in what they call "police" action, whereby 100,000 Chechnyan civilians have already been killed.

Famine 1996?
Famine was one of the Punishments Our Lady said that God will use to punish the world for its sin. With a shortage of grains predicted throughout the world, can a great famine be coming in the near future?

Holy Father:
Our Thanks, Our Pledge and Our Formal Petition
We all know that the Pope wants to consecrate Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary as requested by Our Lady of Fatima. Sometimes we think our silent endorsement is understood as approval. Please take a few minutes to show our Holy Father that you are one of his faithful supporters.

Father Gruner answers questions from our readers and friends
In this article Father Gruner answers the question: When you state that the Holy Father has not yet consecrated Russia, are you implying that he is a "bad" pope because he does not obey Our Lord and Our Lady? He also responds to 9 other questions.