Spring/Summer 1998

Issue 57

Pictured above, on May 13, 1998, Father Gruner and some of the pilgrims and staff at the Fatima Center in procession with Our Lady. At Fatima, on August 19, 1917, Our Lady told the three children that there should be processions with Her Sacred Image. Processions are very pleasing to Jesus and Mary.

Sister Lucy Betrayed
by Christopher A. Ferrara, Esq.
This article presents a detailed analysis of two purported "interviews" with Sister Lucy, the last surviving seer of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima. Since, according to the author of these published "interviews", Sister Lucy essentially retracted everything she had said about the Message of Fatima during the previous 75 years, it is necessary to address these blatant contradictions.

Padre Pio's Reflections on the Immaculate Conception
by St. Padre Pio, O.F.M. Cap.
Read Saint Padre Pio's beautiful reflections on the Immaculate Conception, of which he says "She sprang from the mind of God as a pure ray of light, and will shine like a morning star over the human race that turns to Her."

The Calm Before the Storm (Part II)
by Father Nicholas Gruner, S.T.L., S.T.D. (Cand.)
In this three-part article, Father Gruner describes for us the critical state that the world and the Church are in at present, but that, through the Message of Fatima, we are assured of a future peace. Part II addresses the diabolic plans of the New World Order and its relationship to the Church.

Pope John Paul II Says:
"Teach Your People to Pray the Rosary"
To mark the anniversary of the final apparition of Our Lady at Fatima, which took place on October 13, 1917, the Holy Father gave a public message about Our Lady of Fatima and the Rosary. Here are excerpts of his message.

Archbishop Milingo with Pope John Paul II. It was Archbishop Milingo who warned of satanism in the Vatican. Call for free booklet of his talk given on this subject at our Rome Bishops Conference.

Vatican Praises Purveyor of Heresy While it Hounds Apostle of Fatima
by John Vennari
At the same time that Father Nicholas Gruner is being hounded by Vatican administrators, the Vatican's second highest authority has voiced public esteem for one of the most notorious propagators of heresy in our time, Hans Kung.

Schism and the Common Good (Part I)
Interview with Father Nicholas Gruner, S.T.L., S.T.D. (Cand.)
In Part I of this interview between Francis Alban and Father Nicholas Gruner, taken from the 2nd edition of Fatima Priest, Father Gruner discusses the state of the Church in our day, addressing the issue at the heart of the consecration dilemma - the question of the actual influence John Paul II has on his bishops.

Pope St. Pius X Exalts Our Lady
Excerpts from St. Pius X's encyclical Ad Diem Illum
To commemorate the 50th anniversary and Jubilee of the promulgation of the Dogma of the Immaculate Conception, Pope St. Pius X issued the encyclical Ad Diem Illum (Feb. 2, 1904), which is a superb and edifying presentation of Marian doctrine. Here are excerpts from this beautiful document.

Who is Father Horvath?
by Father Andrew B. Horvath, B.A., M.A.
As a prelude to the following five articles written by Father Andrew Horvath, the editor of The Fatima Crusader has Father Horvath introduce himself in this brief letter to the editor.

"Make Straight the Way of the Lord"
by Father Andrew B. Horvath, B.A., M.A.
Father Horvath tells us that the way to Heaven is God's way - the way of the Lord, the one and only way that Our Lord Jesus Christ traveled before us. It is the way of the cross, of sacrifice, of penance and mortification.

The Sacrament of Penance
by Father Andrew B. Horvath, B.A., M.A.
Father Horvath discusses the neglected Sacrament about which Pope John Paul II said, "It is necessary to recognize the existence of a certain crisis in the Sacrament of Penance."

Sacred Particles
by Father Andrew B. Horvath, B.A., M.A.
In this article, Father Horvath poses this question to us: Where is reverence for the Sacred Host today?

"Catholic Protestants"
by Father Andrew B. Horvath, B.A., M.A.
Father Horvath refers to many Catholics today as "Catholic Protestants", because to reject Catholic teaching is to "protest". For as Pope Benedict XV said, "The nature of the Catholic faith is such that nothing can be added to it, nothing taken away. Either it is held in its entirety or it is rejected totally."

Be Vigilant, Watch and Pray
by Father Andrew B. Horvath, B.A., M.A.
In this article, Father Horvath explains that satan is waging the ultimate war against Mary, the Mother of God, and God's Holy Church. Now is the time when each one of us must take a definite stand.

Some Directives of the Magisterium on Christian Modesty
This compilation of directives concerning modesty demonstrates the necessity of dressing modestly, and provides the Church's teaching on how men and women must dress to save their souls.

The Miraculous Medal
by Daughters of the Immaculata
The Medal of the Immaculate Conception, popularly known as the Miraculous Medal, was designed by the Blessed Virgin Herself! The Miraculous Medal, in a powerful yet simple way, clearly indicates Our Lady's special place in God's plan for the salvation of mankind. Read this article for more information about the Miraculous Medal.