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February 2009

Issue 91

I Will Protect My Dear Ones

Living the Fatima Message

Personally Living the Fatima Message

We must do all we can to spread Our Lady's urgent Fatima Message. Also, we must strive to live the Message ourselves spiritually through frequent Confession, Holy Mass, Holy Communion, and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, as well as daily recitation of the Holy Rosary.

Personally Living the Fatima Message
We must do all we can to spread Our Lady's urgent Fatima Message. Also, we must strive to live the Message ourselves spiritually through frequent Confession, Holy Mass, Holy Communion, and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, as well as daily recitation of the Holy Rosary.

Now Is the Time

Consecrating Russia Will Help, Not Harm,
Catholic-Orthodox Dialogue

by Cathy Pearson
For all people who seek the truth; who seek to love and to serve Our Lady of Fatima; for all who want world peace; for all who seek greater and genuine understanding betwen East and West, we urge you to read this article (originally published in another magazine) which presents a very good case for why the Pope should once again call for the Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Window into Saintly Souls
by Coralie Graham, Editor of The Fatima Crusader
What was originally intended to be a review of The True Story of Fatima (written by Fatima scholar Father John de Marchi, I.M.C., who spent three and a half years interviewing the family, friends and witnesses to the events at Fatima) became instead a collection of excerpts from the book because “no one could ever portray in writing the beauty, the grace, the devotion to Our Lord and Our Lady, better than what the children have said in their own words.”

An Introduction to the Book:
Fatima in Twilight
by Mark Fellows
Sister Lucia’s assertion that we are living in the last times may sound fantastic to modern Catholic ears, yet she is in famous company – in agreement with Popes St. Pius X and Pius XII and consistent with Blessed Jacinta’s visions. In the new dawn (after the chastisement of apostasy ends) all will realize that the nightmare we are living through did not vitiate Christ’s promise that the gates of hell would never conquer His Church.

Your Gift to Our Lady from Eternity

Living the Fatima Message
by Father Nicholas Gruner, S.T.L., S.T.D. (Cand.)
This edited transcript of a talk given to hundreds of bishops, priests and laypeople listening to the “Last Chance for World Peace” conference in Tuy, Spain (October 2006) is a reminder of what each and every one of us must do to honor Our Lady’s requests. By putting yourself under Our Lady’s mantle you are symbolically acknowledging that you are making yourself Her child. In Scripture we are told the Church is built upon the Apostles and the prophets. The most prophetic, authentic and authoritative message of our time is the Message of Fatima.

But Wasn't the Consecration Already Done?
Over the past 70 years, at least three Popes on multiple occasions have carried out consecrations of the world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Cardinal Bertone tells us that Sister Lucy told him in 2001 “the consecration desired by Our Lady was made in 1984, and has been accepted in Heaven.” Then why did each of these Popes keep trying it over, again and again? Why did John Paul II feel he had to do still another consecration in 2000, after the Vatican had been insisting since 1989 that it had been done? Why did John Paul II repeatedly ask close aides, after each consecration, whether they thought he had satisfied Our Lady’s conditions for the Consecration of Russia? Read here for the answers to these questions.

Join Us on Pilgrimages to Fatima, Spain and Lourdes

The Errors of Russia Upon Us
Contains three recent examples of the errors of Russia still upon us, from an article previously published in the online edition of U.K.’s The Guardian (“Russia to Raise Nuclear Missile Output FOURFOLD”), a Media Advisory by the Christian Security Network (“Continued Violence Against Christian Churches”), and more news of recent persecutions in India.

Russia to Raise Nuclear Missile Output FOURFOLD
The Guardian, Tom Parfitt in Moscow and Julian Borger, diplomatic editor
While the world reels from economic disaster, Russia plans to sharply increase its production of strategic nuclear missiles as part of a massive rearmament program, which includes a new ICBM “capable of overcoming any existing or future missile defense systems.” This is clearly pushing us closer to the “annihilation of nations”.

Persecution in India
See photos and descriptions of recent persecutions of Catholics in Orissa, India.

Continued Violence Against Christian Churches
Media Advisory, Christian Security Network
How effective is the Hate Crimes legislation? Faith-based organizations are classified as one of the top five “at risk” groups in the world today.

Vatican Newspaper says:
Pope Will No Longer Give Communion in the Hand
by John Vennari
In late spring 2008, the Vatican let it be known that all those who receive Communion from Pope Benedict XVI will have to receive kneeling and on-the-tongue. Archbishop Ranjith, Secretary to the Vatican’s Congregation for Divine Worship, addressed the modern abuse of Communion in the hand and Msgr. Marini, the Pope’s Master of Ceremonies for papal Masses explained the importance of kneeling and receiving Communion on the tongue. He also stated “it is urgent to highlight and recover” these aspects of the sacredness and mystery of the Eucharist in modern times.

The Hail Mary of a Protestant
by Father Tuckwell
This is a true account of a fourteen-year-old boy who, after a serious study of both Protestantism and Catholicism, found the latter to be the only true religion and embraced it, and became one of its most ardent apostles. Some time later he convinced his sister to pray one ‘Hail Mary’ for the cure of her dangerously ill son. When he was cured, her whole family received Baptism together.

Where are the Crusaders of Today?

The Suicide of Altering the Faith
by Father Paul Kramer, B.Ph., S.T.B., M.Div., S.T.L. (Cand.)
Father Kramer gives us an introduction to his book The Suicide of Altering the Faith in the Liturgy. It is prophetic, it was published in 2006 and is still very timely. Factual and to the point, Father Kramer holds back nothing because, after all, our very souls are at stake.

Our Lady of Fatima’s Promise of Peace

“Come to Me ... I Wait for You”
A personal reflection on time well spent.

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