by Father Nicholas Gruner
Our Lady of Fatima said that if Her requests were not obeyed, Russia would spread its errors throughout the world, raising up wars and persecutions against the Church.
Today, the errors of materialism, secularism, anti-Christianism, just to mention a few, have multiplied and spread. So much so that the minds of many in the once- Christian West (including North America) are severely afflicted with errors against God, Jesus, Mary, and God's Grace.
Too many souls do not pay attention to their urgent need for worthy reception of the sacraments, for conversion, and the necessity of their membership in the one true Church -- the Catholic Church.
Many are not sufficiently aware of the imminent danger that many, if not all of us, are in of falling into Hell. Nor are they aware of the terrible evilness of sin, and the necessity of avoiding sin and its occasions.
So much are errors spread among us, that many people (even bishops and priests) now think that the conversion of Russia means the change of one form of godless government to godless "democracy". And these same people think that because Russia proclaims the "Cold War" is over, that we should all now drop our arms, close our eyes and proclaim that Our Lady of Fatima has now triumphed.
Such mindless gullibility certainly does not serve God, Our Lady, or the salvation of souls. Nor does it deliver us from defeat, imprisonment, torture and death.
The Truth Will Make You Free
Jesus tells us: "The truth will make you free".
It is urgent and crucially important that we learn the truth before it is too late. More than ever before, we, and all of our family and friends, are in grave danger. Danger to our lives, our freedom, and danger, above all, to our eternal salvation.
This issue is dedicated to pointing out truths that the secular media either ignores or distorts; truths about how close we are to being militarily overcome by Russia and its allies: China, and the rest of the 40% of the world's population under Communist domination. (See article on page 28). See also the ugly face of our enemies as shown by the news that is suppressed by our secular media (see pages 56 to 63).
This issue of The Fatima Crusader also reminds us of certain truths that the Catholic media and many bishops and priests (even some living in the Vatican) seem to never talk about; the central truths of the Faith.
These truths are so important and easy to understand. Yet, too often, they either treat them with silence or explain them in such a way that practically denies these truths. Truths about Hell. Truths about sin. Truths about the grave danger we are in of going to Hell -- if we do not wake up and rouse ourselves from our self-induced slumber; if we do not convert away from sin and error; if we do not draw upon the powerful intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary. (See St. Alphonsus' article Mary Leads Her Servants to Heaven on page 20.)
We must rouse ourselves. We must reflect in our hearts. God tells us in Sacred Scripture, "My people perish because of lack of knowledge".
He also tells us that the land is devastated because no one reflects in his heart. That is why we urge you to reflect upon the beautiful truths about the power of the Blessed Virgin Mary to save us and the necessary truth about Hell (see page 48) and The Malice of Mortal Sin -- by St. Anthony Mary Claret, on page 40.
We should also realize that very little of these truths are being proclaimed from many pulpits or many Catholic papers and magazines -- because there is a widespread effort to not remind the Faithful of these things and that is because they are in the way of bringing about the New World Order with its New World Religion.
Enemies of Christ, have planned for many, many years to use the Catholic Church, by maintaining the outward appearances of the Church while emptying from the minds and hearts of its members its saving truths. They replace these truths with an Anti-Christian doctrine -- a doctrine more suited to install the new anti-Christ, satanic religion.
This is why the article The Great Amnesia (page 8) which started in the last issue and concludes in this issue, is so important.
Court of Mirrors (page 11) exposes some of the techniques used to silence priests who try to warn you of what is really happening. You need to pray for good priests and help them all you can.
Our Lady's Holy Rosary Our Strength
Remember, no matter how dark it gets, or whatever strength our enemies have -- there is no problem that cannot be solved by the frequent and fervent recitation of the Holy Rosary.
To quote Sister Lucy of Fatima:
"Look, Father, the Most Holy Virgin in these last times in which we live has given a new efficacy to the recitation of the Holy Rosary.
"She has given this efficacy to such an extent that there is no problem, no matter how difficult it is, whether temporal or above all, spiritual, in the personal life of each one of us, of our families, of the families of the world, or of the religious communities, or even of the life of peoples and nations, that cannot be solved by the Rosary.
"There is no problem I tell you, no matter how difficult it is, that we cannot resolve by the prayer of the Holy Rosary. With the Holy Rosary, we will save ourselves. We will sanctify ourselves. We will console Our Lord and obtain the salvation of many souls."
So, I urge you to read this issue and act upon it.
We do not know how much time there is left before events overtake the world, or that simply overtake our part of the world -- Events that are much beyond our control -- Events that may well prevent you from being reminded again of these crucial truths and what you must do while you still have time.
If you need more references, or more proofs of what we say, write us. Hopefully in the next issue we will have space to provide you with all the answers you need and hopefully, through the generous offerings of Our Lady's friends we can pay the postage to mail it out.
There is much more that could be written but even with this expanded edition of The Fatima Crusader there isn't enough space.
Pray for us at the Fatima Center and we shall pray for you -- that despite the lack of opportunity to do more at this time, to inform you further, that Our Lady will lead you to all you need to know so that you get to Heaven.
We for the present have done what we can.
It is up to you to read and take to heart and act on the crucial truths you will find in this issue.
I pray Our Lady will keep us all safe under Her protective mantle during these trying times. |