Today in 1987:
Our Only Hope!
Our Only Real Defense Program
The United States, Canada and the whole "free" world has only one way to avoid being enslaved and scourged by Communist Russia. It is only by the exact obedience of the Pope and all the Catholic Bishops to the specific command of Jesus and Mary given through the message of Fatima that we shall avoid being taken over and occupied by Soviet troops. Our only hope, our one and only opportunity given to us by God to avoid this historic catastrophe is the prompt obedience of the Pope and all the Catholic Bishops to this Fatima Message. They must soon, together on the same day in a solemn and public act, consecrate specifically Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Any defense program that does not have this Act of Obedience included is doomed to fail. There is no other way for us to remain free.
This is what the message of Fatima tells us. This is what Sister Lucia herself has said clearly and unmistakably. Let us recall the William Thomas Walsh interview of Sister Lucia.
Father Manuel Rocha's Testimony
While he was the pastor of Our Lady of Fatima Church in Ludlow, Massachusetts, I spent some time with Father Manuel Rocha, the interpreter selected for Mr. William Thomas Walsh, who wrote perhaps the most popular book on Fatima. Father Rocha told me that one of the questions Mr. Walsh asked him to translate to Sister Lucia during a three hour interview on the afternoon of July 15, 1946, while she was still Sister Maria das Dores, a Dorothean Sister at Vilar, near Porto, Portugal was "In your opinion, will every country, without exception, be overcome by communism?" Her pale brown eyes staring into his, a "little dimple on each cheek", she answered "yes." Father Rocha related to me that Mr. Walsh wanted to be positive about the answer and therefore repeated the question adding "and does that mean the United States of America too?" Sister Lucia answered "yes".'
"The Wonders She Performs" pg. 159 by Louis Kaczmarek, published in 1986.
Mr. William Thomas Walsh quotes Sister Lucia
Sister Lucia made it plain that Our Lady did not ask for the consecration of the world to Her Immaculate Heart. What She demanded specifically was the consecration of Russia. She did not comment, of course, on the fact that Pope Pius XII had consecrated the world, not Russia, to the Immaculate Heart in 1942. But she said more than once, and with deliberate emphasis:
"What Our Lady wants is that the Pope and all the bishops in the world shall consecrate Russia to Her Immaculate Heart on one special day. If this is done, She will convert Russia and there will be peace. If it is not done, the errors of Russia will spread through every country in the world.
"Does this mean, in your opinion, that every country without exception, will be overcome by Communism?"
"Our Lady of Fatima" pg. 221 by William Thomas Walsh, published in 1947.
The Father Fuentes Interview 1957
Let us also recall the words of Sister Lucia to Father Fuentes. Let us take two passages of that interview:
"Father, the Most Holy Virgin is very sad because no one has paid any attention to Her message, neither the good nor the bad. The good continue on their way, but without giving any importance to Her Message.
"Tell them Father, that many times, the Most Holy Virgin told my cousins Francisco and Jacinta, as well as myself, that many nations will disappear from the face of the earth. She said that Russia will be the instrument of chastisement chosen by Heaven to punish the whole world if we do not beforehand obtain the conversion of that poor nation."
Our Only Alternative
Faced with this message there is really only one alternative for all of us. We must pray, work and sacrifice (including almsgiving) for this great cause of getting Russia properly consecrated. There is no other way to obtain lasting peace. There is no other way to save our families and our neighborhoods from suffering the atrocities of Russian Communist occupation. Above all let us remember that to work for this cause is very important for the salvation of souls. Our Lady said "If people do what I tell you many souls will be saved."
What we can do - Pray the Rosary
Let us remember to Pray the Rosary every day. Let us recall the words of Sister Lucia to Father Fuentes:
"Look, Father, the Most Holy Virgin in these last times in which we live has given a new efficacy to the recitation of the 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."
Sister Lucia also said to Father Fuentes:
"Father, we should not wait for an appeal to the world to come from Rome on the part of the Holy Father to do penance. Nor should we wait for the call to penance to come from our bishops in our diocese, nor from the religious congregations. No! Our Lord has already very often used these means and the world has not paid attention. That is why now, it is necessary for each one of us to begin to reform himself spiritually. Each person must not only save his own soul but also all the souls that God has placed on our path. The devil does all in his power to distract us and to take away from us the love for prayer; we shall be saved together or we shall be damned together."
We can do more
Let us also recall that we must help Our Lady of Fatima to save us by spreading the message of Fatima. Let us recall as noted above that Our Lady is sad because even the good "do not give any importance to Her message".
How can Our Lady still consider the people who do this to be good? That is because the good do not know the full message and its implications. This has happened for various reasons. One reason is because there are people who, while claiming to be for Our Lady of Fatima, distort Our Lady's message. Father Paul Leonard has lucidly written about this tactic of deception performed by certain persons.
So we must work hard to let the real Fatima Message be known. We must sacrifice our time by spreading the message to others. We must sacrifice our money by generously contributing to The Fatima Crusader and Heaven's Peace Plan radio program. It costs literally hundreds of thousands of dollars to combat the well orchestrated campaign of silence and distortion that the enemies of the Fatima Message have been conducting for years with billions of dollars at their disposal.
What else we can do
Why do not the Pope and the bishops obey? Various people ask us this. We have endeavored to answer this in various issues of The Fatima Crusader. (See issue #19, page 6, 7, 8; also issue #15, page 6; issue #16, pages 5, 9, 12; issue #17, pages 4, 7, 11, 19 and issue #18, page 11.)
To be brief, it is because of the Vatican-Moscow Agreement, (and similar policies of the Vatican Secretary of State). While this agreement was entered into by certain Vatican officials in good faith, it nevertheless had the effect of betraying the Church into the hands of Moscow strategists who seek to bury the Church. Pope John Paul II realizes now the treachery of the enemy, and he has started to pull the Church back from this extremely ill-advised treaty of the Secretary of State and his colleagues. The problem is that the communists have had over 20 years of unchallenged advantage under this agreement, thus highly placed sympathizers today in the Church make it very difficult for Pope John Paul II to pull out of it completely. Because many Catholics, notably in Poland are still under the heel of Russian Communism, the Pope feels he must still negotiate with Communist Russia.
Within the Church Cardinal Casaroli, the second most powerful man in the Church, is positively in favor of the Vatican-Moscow Agreement policy. He is one of its architects. Cardinal Casaroli is very influential in the selection of new bishops and has been for years. He is the direct employer of all the Vatican officials, including the priests and even the Pope's own personal secretary. He directly appoints the very powerful Apostolic Nuncios and Apostolic Delegates around the world.
As a result, the Pope and Our Lady of Fatima and the faithful are having an almost impossible time in promoting the full Fatima Message as long as these factors are not made public. Your cooperation is needed. You must inform yourself and then inform others.
Remember, as we have demonstrated before (see for example issue #18, page 12, 14) the Vatican-Moscow Agreement policy must be repudiated by the Pope and all the Catholic Bishops in order for them to obey Our Lady of Fatima. The Pope wants to obey but he feels he needs more support from the people. He needs more prayers. He needs you to realize that he cannot do it by himself. That is why we urge you to study and pass on The Fatima Crusader so that the ground swell support that the Pope needs will be forthcoming. That is why you must tell your friends to listen to Heaven's Peace Plan radio program. Much depends on you. The choice is yours.
The alternative is too horrible to contemplate. Shall we by our inaction, prejudice and selfishness not lift a hand to help the Pope and Our Lady of Fatima? Shall we invite the Afghanistan experience into our neighborhood? Do you want you and your neighbors to be like the Afghans who are tied up hand and foot by Soviet troops, piled one on top of another like logs of wood in a huge pile then have gasoline thrown on you and set on fire and burnt alive?! The choice is yours. We have no other alternative. You must help The Fatima Crusader and Heaven's Peace Planpublicize and explain Our Lady of Fatima's full message. Act now before it is too late.!