|The Third Secret of Fatima Revealed
"Save Yourself from this Perverse
An Open Letter in Defense of the
Catholic Faith from Father Nicholas Gruner and Thousands of
On Ash Wednesday, February 28, 1990, a full-page advertisement appeared
in the New York Times calling for "reform and renewal" in the Catholic
Church. Paid for by a consortium of radical activist groups, this self-styled
"Pastoral Letter" proposed revolutionary changes that strike at the very heart
of the Catholic Faith and practice. While generally couched in vague and
ambiguous language, various proposals in that ad (including the openly
heretical request for the priestly ordination of women) clearly constitute a
sweeping rejection of the Roman Catholic Faith and practices, which have been
consistently held by the faithful for the last 2000 years.
When we read between the lines, its clear that, if adopted, these
"reforms" in that ad would result in a church unrecognizable and alien to most
Catholics. Neither Roman nor Catholic, this "renewed" church would more
resemble a social action league or political committee than the House of the
Living God and Mystical Body of Christ. And in fact, the church proposed in
that ad bears an eerie likeness to the highly-politicized "Peoples Churches"
set-up by the Marxist regimes in China and Nicaragua.
At a time when the Church is already losing millions of its members
(nearly 10,000 a day in Latin America alone!), there can be little doubt that
the enactment of these changes would produce incalculable discord and division
among the faithful, leading inevitably to even more disunity, schism and even
These extreme and radical proposals do not represent the will of Jesus
Christ or the desires of the vast majority of Catholics, who remain steadfast
and loyal to Sacred Scripture, Catholic Tradition and the teachings of
Christs Church. We know that in order to be saved we must believe in our
heart and confess openly our Catholic Faith. To the extent we are able, we must
publicly defend the Faith against those who attack it.
In this "Open Letter", we seek to reaffirm all our cherished traditions
and values which are inspired by the Gospel. We publicly proclaim our unfailing
allegiance to Our Lord Jesus Christ and therefore to the Catholic Faith as it
has been handed down to us from the Apostles.
Here is our statement:
|"STAND FAST AND HOLD THE TRADITIONS WHICH YOU
HAVE LEARNED, WHETHER BY WORD, OR BY OUR EPISTLE." (II Thessalonians
The 25 years following the 2nd Vatican Council have seen a monumental
upheaval in the Catholic Church. In North America, many of our most beloved
traditions and customs have been virtually eradicated by misguided zealots who
have made a mockery out of the carefully considered documents approved by the
Council Fathers. In the name of "reform" and "renewal", every kind of abuse has
been sanctioned, from "clown Masses" to the teaching of outright heresy in our
The result has been a mounting crisis that has shaken the faith of
countless Catholics. Millions have fled the Church in disgust and confusion
while others barely manage to hold on to their faith at all. When we look at
the falling rates in Mass attendance, Confessions, vocations, parochial school
enrollments, etc., its clear that the Church is today in the midst of a
decline thats unprecedented in its history!
There is a way out of this crisis. A way rooted in Holy Scripture
and Sacred Tradition and which has been expressed in the lives of our own
parents and grandparents. By restoring "all things in Christ" and turning away,
as Our Lord bids us, from wordly models, we can truly renew our Church and
secure our salvation by living and practicing our Catholic Faith according to
the example and teaching of Our Lord, Our Lady and countless saints and holy
We believe that the Divine Deposit of Catholic Faith and our holy
traditions, values and practices must be protected and preserved (including a
male, celibate priesthood). We reject any demands for so-called "reforms" that
have as their object the abandonment of the traditions and customs that have
kept us strong and united as Christs faithful for nearly 2,000
We believe that, above all, our Sacred Liturgy must be protected
and even restored as the Fathers of the Second Vatican Council intended and
that further irresponsible liturgical experimentation must stop.
We affirm that every Catholic should have the right and opportunity
at his or her own parish to attend the Holy Mass given to the faithful "for all
time" by Pope Saint Pius V and the Council of Trent (the "Tridentine"
|"THOU ART PETER; AND UPON THIS ROCK I WILL BUILD
MY CHURCH, AND THE GATES OF HELL SHALL NOT PREVAIL AGAINST IT." (Matthew
Like the Protestant reformers of the 16th century, many of those seeking
"reforms" in the Church today reserve their worst criticism for the Pope and
hierarchy, seeking to subvert their legitimate authority to teach, rule and
sanctify the faithful in Gods Name. These unjust and low attacks have
only one purpose: To undermine loyalty to the Holy Father and to weaken the
faith of millions.
Concerning this tendency, Father Kenneth Baker, S.J., editor of the
Homiletic and Pastoral Review, wrote: "We are witnessing the rejection of the
hierarchical Church founded by Jesus Christ to be replaced by a Protestant
American Church separated from Rome."
We prayerfully support and encourage our Holy Father, Pope John
Paul II in the exercise of his sacred magisterium and in all his apostolic
efforts to preserve and protect our sacred Catholic Faith.
We call for bishops and clergy to be true shepherds to the
faithful, according to the mind of Christ, and not according to the world,
steadfastly remaining loyal as Our Lord commands, defending our holy Faith, the
Church and the Pope. We urge all Catholics to pray for Gods Grace for the
clergy to keep ever more faithful to Jesus, Mary and the
|"BE YOU THEREFORE PERFECT, AS ALSO YOUR HEAVENLY
FATHER IS PERFECT." (Matthew 5:48)
Today, it often seems as if our whole society has lost its spiritual and
moral footing. We are surrounded by violence, pornography, ethnic hatred and
soaring rates of drug addiction, alcoholism and divorce. But really, what can
we expect in a society where abortion is legal and school prayer outlawed?
Clearly, our priorities are upside-down and inside-out.
Our salvation rests in keeping Gods Commandments and avoiding
mortal sin, but Christ commands His Church and its ministers to do more by
calling each of us to true perfection and sanctity. Through its doctrinal and
moral teachings, the Church encourages us to become the very best person each
of us can be. Its moral codes are the foundations of our civilization and the
surest safeguard we can have in a chaotic and uncertain world.
We call upon the clergy and faithful to defend all Catholic
doctrines and the traditional moral teachings of the Church, including the
God-given right to life of the unborn, the inviolability of marriage and the
intrinsic evil of artificial contraception.
We emphatically entreat all Catholics to affirm the Churchs
ancient and unchanging condemnation of abortion which the Fathers of Vatican II
called "an unspeakable crime" and which even now engulfs our nation in the
blood of millions of innocents.
|"BEHOLD THE HANDMAID OF THE LORD, BE IT DONE
UNTO ME ACCORDING TO THY WORD." (Luke 1:38)
The Blessed Virgin Mary is both Gods Mother and ours. She is the
most ideal human person and perfect model, a "Second Eve" Whose faith and
humility have made our redemption through Christ possible. It is through Her,
that God gives all graces to men and women alike. And Her role in the Plan of
Salvation is both unique and uniquely powerful. She is truly the "Gate of
Heaven" and the "Cause of our Joy", and it is through Her help, intercession
and protection that we achieve true holiness.
The appearance of Our Lady at Fatima (see box at bottom) remains
among the most significant events of the 20th century. And indeed, the Message,
prophecies and miracles She gave us there are perhaps the most splendid
confirmation of the Catholic Faith ever made since the Resurrection. As the
Church sinks deeper into conflict and crisis, Our Ladys Fatima words of
hope and warning are more timely and important than ever.
We acknowledge the supremely important role of Mary, the Mother of
God and Mediatrix of all Graces, Who with the help of St. Joseph, Her Most
Chaste Spouse, has been entrusted by Jesus Christ with safeguarding the
sanctity and unity of the Catholic Church.
We urge the Pope, bishops, clergy and all the faithful to embrace
the solemn requests for prayer, penance and consecration that Our Lady of
Fatima asked for and which are the only wellspring for true renewal in the
Church and lasting peace in the world.
We call upon the Holy Father in union with the worlds bishops
to very soon consecrate specifically Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary in
the solemn, public manner Our Lady of Fatima commanded, because by the Fatima
prophecies we know it is only by this act of obedience in time that the
otherwise certain annihilation of nations can be avoided.
We respectfully implore the Holy Father to publicly reveal to the
world the full text of the Third part of Our Lady of Fatimas Secret (as
She asked be done in 1960) and to release Sister Lucy of Fatima from the order
of silence under which she alone has suffered for more than 30
|"NOW I BESEECH YOU, BRETHREN, TO MARK THEM WHO
MAKE DISSENTIONS AND OFFENSES CONTRARY TO THE DOCTRINE WHICH YOU HAVE LEARNED,
AND AVOID THEM." (Romans 16:17)
Todays "reformers" are masters at using popular catch-phrases and
sugary clichés to disguise their radical extremist agenda. Unfortunately
for them, their actions speak louder than their vague words. When men like
Charles Curran and Matthew Fox (both of whom have been censured by the Church
for their unorthodox teachings) call for "open dialogue", "Christian unity" and
"academic freedom", all faithful Catholics have good reason to be
Under whatever pretext, "reforms" that threaten the fundamental unity of
the Church or permit heresy and error to be freely taught are a vicious slap in
the face of the millions whove laid down their lives to defend and
protect the Catholic Faith and uphold the sacredness of the Holy Sacrifice of
the Mass. The great legacy of the Catholic Faith must be protected from those
who would "reform" the Church out of existence!
We call upon the leadership of the Church to defend the integrity
and holiness of the Faith and to resist demands which call for the surrender of
our unique Catholic heritage for the sake of supposed "Christian unity" or for
the sake of ethnic or cultural diversity ("inculturation").
Ordained a Catholic
priest in 1976, Father Gruner is the founder and director of the International
Fatima Rosary Crusade, a grass-roots Apostolate dedicated to bringing Our
Lady's full Fatima Message of hope and warning to all Catholics and others of
good will. Widely recognized as one of the world's leading authorities on
Fatima, Father Gruner is the author/editor of several books, the publisher of
The Fatima Crusader magazine (with over 1,000,000 readers per issue) and
host of his nationwide daily radio and weekly television programs on
We reject those demands made in the name of "academic freedom" and
"open dialogue" which attempt to make lawful and encourage the teaching of
heresy, un-Catholic doctrines and immoral sex education in our schools,
seminaries and universities.
The Catholic Church today faces the most serious threat to its unity in
history. Confusion and crisis are widespread and growing. Years of abuses in
the name of "reform" have led millions to lose their faith. Many people
complain that they no longer know what to believe anymore. For 25 years,
radical extremists have forced one disastrous change after another on the
Church. Their voices have always been the loudest while millions of good
Catholics have kept quiet out of a mistaken sense of obedience and loyalty.
The Second Vatican Council made it clear that every Catholic has the
right to be heard by the Holy Father and hierarchy (Constitution on the
Church, par. 37; Code of Canon Law 212). Its time for us -- faithful,
believing Catholics -- to stand up and be counted! Its time to say "NO!"
to depleted treasuries and parish closings. "NO!" to profane liturgies and
half-baked theologies. "NO!" to "reforms" that expose our sacraments to grave
sacrilege and "NO!" to reforms that reject our Catholic Tradition and moral
code. We can return to the great Catholic traditions of penance, prayer
and sacrifice. We can have dignified liturgies and beautiful Masses
again. We can celebrate as a community, worshipping and praying together
under the guidance of holy priests and bishops. We can stand for what is
noblest, purest and best. We can, as Our Lord commands us, transform the
world, bringing peace and justice to all.
WHAT YOU CAN DO TO DEFEND YOUR FAITH
This "Open Letter" appears in major newspapers across North America
through the prayers and sacrifices of thousands of people (Names sent upon
request). Rich and poor, young and old, each believes that defending our
holy Catholic Faith is among the most important duties any of us has in these
days of conflict and crisis in the Church.
Every Catholic has a stake in the outcome of this great struggle to
preserve and protect our Holy Catholic Faith, our Sacred Traditions and our
Divine Liturgy. And each one of us can make a tremendous difference! Your
prayers and efforts to bring this "Open Letter" to the attention of your
family, friends and neighbors can begin the process of healing and unifying the
Church in Christ. By fulfilling exactly Our Lady of Fatimas requests, all
faithful Catholics will be comforted, encouraged and supported as they uphold
and advance Our Holy Catholic Faith and all those outside the Church will be
drawn and converted to the true Church of Jesus Christ.
On May 13, 1917, the Blessed Virgin Mary
appeared to 3 children in the Portuguese village of Fatima. She brought them a
heavenly message of hope and warning for a sinful and war-torn world. Over the
next 6 months, Our Lady returned to give the children further messages, asking
for prayer, reparation and consecration and forewarning of dire world events if
Her requests were not granted. She insisted that we pray the Rosary every
Before She departed, Our Lady told the
children at Fatima: "Only I can help you." On October 13, 1917, Heaven itself
confirmed Our Ladys Message with the great "Miracle of the Sun" witnessed
by 70,000 people. In the years following, five successive Popes have approved
Our Lady of Fatimas Message. Pope John Paul II on May 13, 1982, went to
Fatima, Portugal, to thank Our Lady of Fatima for saving his life from the
assassination attempt exactly one year before and said that the "Message of
Fatima is addressed to every human being" and "is more relevant and urgent"
On July 13th, Our Lady revealed to the child
seers what has become known as the "Secret" of Fatima. Given in three parts,
the first was a terrifying vision of Hell. The second part was
the startling prediction of the rise of Communist Russia, the spread of its
errors and its continuing drive for world domination. The third part of
the Secret, which was meant to be revealed in 1960, has not yet been officially
released by the Papacy to whom it was entrusted.
Over the years however, many scholars and
investigators have been able to piece together the basic substance of the
Virgin's secret Message. Their findings are now contained in a brilliant new
book by Brother Michael of the Holy Trinity. In this 900 page work, Brother
Michael demonstrates conclusively that Our Lady's Third Secret is nothing less
than an explicit prediction of the terrible crisis taking place in the Church
In this most timely book for your eternal
salvation, Brother Michael shows how the loss of faith and defection of
millions from the Church is the direct result of disobedience to God and Our
Lady and the rejection of our holy Catholic Tradition in the name of modern
"reform." Cardinal Ratzinger (one of the few who has read the Secret) has
confirmed that it "concerns dangers to the Faith and therefore to the life of
the Christian and therefore to the world."
The Third part of the Fatima Secret is meant
for you. It tells you how to save your soul by guarding against today's false
doctrines, false practices and the wolves in sheep's clothing now in our
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