Summer 2000

Issue 64


Father Gruner leads the Fatima Center apostolate and other dear children of Mary in daily prayer that the requests of Our Lady of Fatima be fulfilled. If Her requests are granted, many souls will be saved and there will be peace in the world. If not, the Church and the Holy Father will have much to suffer, and various nations will be annihilated.
Finally, the whole world turns its eyes to Fatima, the Third Secret and Our Lady's requests. Let us all pray, for the sake of souls and the world, that we will soon see fulfilled the promise that Our Lady gave us. "In the end, My Immaculate Heart will triumph, the Holy Father will consecrate Russia to Me. Russia will be converted and a period of peace given to the world."

In This Issue...

  • The Third Secret predicts apocalyptic events in the near future.
  • Part of the Third Secret is still waiting to be revealed.
  • A key to understanding what was published on June 26, 2000.

Are There Two Original Manuscripts on the Third Secret?

by Andrew M. Cesanek

Is the Third Secret of Fatima completely contained within a single document or has it been written down as two documents? It appears that there are two documents containing the Third Secret, but what evidence is there to support the existence of a second document? Read this article to find out what the facts show.

The Other Manuscript: What To Do About It!

Interview with Father Nicholas Gruner, S.T.L., S.T.D. (Cand.)

In this interview with the Editor of The Fatima Crusader, Father Nicholas Gruner addresses the existence of two separate documents containing the Third Secret of Fatima, and outlines the courses of action we can all take to help resolve the issue.

A World View Based on Fatima

by John Vennari

The Message of Fatima has to be central to our Catholic life and central to our world view. Our Lady's appearances at Fatima have given us the basis for an entire world view - one that is not outmoded or outdated, but of critical importance.

The 3rd Secret Vision Explained

Interview with Father Nicholas Gruner, S.T.L., S.T.D. (Cand.)

This is an edited transcript of an interview of Father Nicholas Gruner with Tom Massett, for the 'Heaven's Peace Plan' Radio Program, concerning the Third Secret vision released by the Vatican in June 2000.

26 June 2000:

Third Secret Revealed. But Not All of It!

by Father Paul Kramer, B.Ph., S.T.B., M.Div., S.T.L. (Cand.)

Father Paul Kramer presents an extended commentary on what the Vatican released on June 26, 2000 as the Third Secret, discussing the "official" flawed interpretation of the Secret, the attempt to place the fulfillment of Fatima prophecies in the past, and the fact that the Consecration of Russia has not been accomplished. He also discusses the obligation to believe the Message of Fatima, and concludes with an explanation that the Fatima prophecies will only be events that are "part of the past" when the Collegial Consecration of Russia is performed and Russia is converted to the Catholic Faith.

15 Years Ago:

Cardinal Ratzinger on the Third Secret

by Frère Michel de la Sainte Trinité

In a long interview on the crisis of Faith, with journalist Vittorio Messori in 1984, Cardinal Ratzinger discussed the contents of the Third Secret of Fatima. This interview, published in the Italian journal Jesus in November 1984, contained an important section devoted to the Third Secret. When this same interview appeared in book form, the few pages devoted to the Third Secret were profoundly modified. See for yourself, in this article, the discrepancies between the two versions of Cardinal Ratzinger's published remarks and Frère Michel's analysis of both versions.

Pope John Paul II on May 13, 2000 at Fatima

At Fatima on May 13, 2000, Pope John Paul II beatified two of the shepherd children to whom Our Lady appeared in 1917. Here is much of that very short sermon of the Pope, which gives us a key to the real Third Secret. See Issues #67, 68 and 69 for a thorough analysis of this sermon.

26 June 2000:

The 3rd Secret Release Raises More Questions

Interview with Father Nicholas Gruner, S.T.L., S.T.D. (Cand.)

Readers of The Fatima Crusader have been waiting to hear Father Gruner's assessment of the alleged text of the Third Secret of Fatima published by the Vatican on June 26, 2000. Here, Father Gruner answers the most commonly asked questions, including questions about the completeness of the published text, Cardinal Ratzinger's proposed interpretation and theological commentary, the promised Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and conversion of Russia, etc.

Urgent Note from the Editor

In this note from the editor, an explanation of the threatened excommunication of Father Nicholas Gruner is given, and we are asked to pray for and defend this good priest.

Letter to Darío Cardinal Castrillón Hoyos

Because Father Gruner poses a great obstacle to the Vatican bureaucrats who want to bury Our Lady of Fatima, he has been threatened with excommunication. He has done nothing to warrant this threat, except to preach the Message of Fatima without compromise at a time when Fatima has become politically incorrect and an embarrassment to the Vatican apparatus. This letter, therefore, is a reply to Cardinal Castrillón Hoyos' threat of excommunication.

Apostasy Will Invade the Church

by Frère Michel de la Sainte Trinité

This article is composed of excerpts from Frère Michel's The Whole Truth About Fatima, about the Third Secret of Fatima and the unprecedented apostasy in the Church. He demonstrates that since 1960 this prophecy of apostasy is being fulfilled before our eyes, and that as long as Our Lady's requests are not obeyed, it will continue to ravage the Church.

Grave Shortcomings of the Upper Hierarchy

by Frère Michel de la Sainte Trinité

This article is composed of excerpts from Frère Michel's The Whole Truth About Fatima, describing how the Third Secret of Fatima refers to grave shortcomings of the upper hierarchy of the Church. These grave shortcomings explain an impressive collection of diverse and independent facts concerning the Secret, such as why it was so difficult for Sister Lucy to write it down and why the Secret still has not been revealed.

Jacinta's Vision of the Holy Father Insulted and Persecuted

by Frère Michel de la Sainte Trinité

This short extract from The Third Secret contains Sister Lucy's account of Jacinta's visions, and explains how they relate to the Third Secret of Fatima, and how one can conclude that what the Vatican released on June 26, 2000 is not the whole Secret.

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