For the Consecration of Russia
"10 Million Rosaries" Campaign Launched
by Father Nicholas Gruner, S.T.L., S.T.D. (Cand.)
I have just returned from Fatima as this issue is being prepared for press. I have much to tell you and think you will find this issue most informative. We work hard here to bring you Fatima news and news of the world and the Church in light of the Fatima Message. In this issue, you will discover just how serious the crisis is for all of us.
The Coming Food Crisis
Soon, perhaps in six months to a year, you will be reading about the coming food crisis of 1989/90 in your daily newspaper, but it will be very late news then. However, now there are things you can do about it.
In this issue, we present some graphs and a report of just how bad it could be for you and your family next year if you do not stock up on food now. I was told in Fatima that the BBC had just announced that there is only 50 days of surplus food in storage for the whole world.
In 1988, the USA has sold 9 million metric tons of grain to the USSR. This 9 million metric tons represents only what was sold as of May 10, 1988. (Undoubtedly more has been sold since then.) This is grain the USA will need for its own people next year, but will not be available because it was given to the Communists.
This grain sale is more than twice the amount of grain that the USA sold to the USSR the year before. Yet is it only an oversight that you will not find a report of these facts in any large daily newspaper? This grain sale may be the cause of starvation for many North Americans next year.
Jacinta's Prophetic Vision
Indeed, this 1989/90 food shortage may well be the fulfillment of Jacinta's vision at Fatima (at Loca do Cabeco) of crowds of people starving of hunger. (See pages 16-18 of this issue.)
Our purpose in telling you these things is so that (1) you can pray now and ask Our Lady to help you and your family and country and the world to ease the trials about to befall us; and (2) that you can prepare by buying food now and store it — canned food or dried food so that you won't be dependent on freezers should electricity be cut off.
Don't be taken in by those who tell you not to listen to people like us because we tell you of things not cheerful but "gloom and doom". Aren't you better off to be forewarned and forearmed than to live in a fool's paradise only to learn the truth too late.
Hidden Fatima Facts
I have many interesting things to report from Fatima. I have found that there is still much Fatima news and documents that have not yet reached the public. For example, in Fatima I was recently told that Jacinta was shown visions of the 15 mysteries of the Rosary and Our Lady showed Her own role in each of the mysteries. This fact has not before been published, but I expect the documents to be revealed soon.
Of course, we have mentioned previously that Father Joaquin Alonso, the official archivist of Fatima for 16 years, (a Claretion Father, a spiritual son of St. Anthony Mary Claret,) has written 14 volumes of findings on Fatima which have not yet been allowed to be published.
As we know, Sister Lucy is not allowed to speak to the world without special permission of the Vatican and as a result, rumors still continue to circulate, which falsify the Fatima message and contradict Sister Lucia's previous public and official statements.
Importance of the Third Secret
The Third Secret is still not officially revealed but as we demonstrated in Issue No 20 of The Fatima Crusader, we are living through it now and, as Cardinal Ratzinger has told us in his famous interview it refers to "dangers which menace the Faith". Cardinal Ratzinger's book refers to the crisis the Faith is facing around the world. (See Father Miceli's review on page 24 of this issue.) The fact is that we are today in danger of losing our Faith.
Even more important than conserving enough bread for your body, it is necessary that we publish these facts concerning the dangers to our Faith so that you conserve, pure and intact, the Catholic Faith in your soul, to enable you to save your soul. For as the Church has always taught, if you do not keep the Faith, you go to hell.
Thus you can see that as important as it is that we warn you about world hunger coming to North America it is even more important that we publish about the Third Secret and the present apostasy so that you save your soul.
Therefore, we cannot keep silent any longer because as Pope John Paul II at Fatima said, on May 13, 1982, Our Lady cannot keep silent when She sees the very basis of our salvation being undermined. What is the basis of our salvation? It is our Faith.
We Live in a Time of Apostasy
Scripture tells us a time of apostasy would come — and that from the ranks of the priests and bishops would arise heretics (see Acts 20, 29-30) "speaking perverse things to draw away the disciples after them" rather than following Christ. We are now in such a time of crisis for our souls and our Faith.
We must speak up to warn you that you and your loved ones here in North America are in mortal danger, not only physically, but spiritually. Not only from the wolves outside the sheepfold of the Church, but also from those within the Church too. (See the article Many Antichrists have Come. See part I on page 12 and part II on page 28.)
We can plainly see by the events around us, such as traitorous priests who uphold the blasphemous film The Last Temptation and who publish their blasphemous opinions in "catholic" papers sponsored by Catholic bishops, that indeed apostasy has fallen upon parts of the Catholic Church in North America. Hell is the final end of those who remain apostate.
Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament is Under Attack
We see that heresy against belief in the Real Presence and practices which promote this heresy are widespread across North America and Europe.
I am sure that most if not all our readers will recognize some or all of the scandalous practices towards the Blessed Sacrament of some priests, bishops, lay people and religious referred to in the article The Church is in Danger of Losing Her Faith in the Holy Eucharist. This article, written by a well-known Canadian priest from Quebec, deserves widespread circulation.
We publish it here to help inoculate you against these errors which may have unfortunately infected some of our readers. It is also published to demonstrate how your Faith in one very important aspect is under very powerful and subtle attack day by day. You might not have been aware of it.
Furthermore, it further proves and adds another voice to the fact that the Faith is in crisis around the world. This is all the more reason why we should pay attention to the Third Secret and work with more zeal than ever for the Consecration of Russia so that God's peace will be given to the Church and to the world as soon as possible.
Reasons for Hope
Nothing is impossible with God. And Our Lady has assured us that in the end Her Immaculate Heart will triumph. Thus, we must not give up nor be discouraged. We must renew our spirits and our efforts.
In Fatima this October, I learned more about Portugal's recent deliverance from Communism.
In 1972, the Communists in Lisbon and Portugal set their sights on winning the next election, which they did on April 25, 1974. Immediately, the same night as the election results were in, in Fatima, a small group of devotees of Our Lady spent the night in prayer before Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.
They sought Divine Guidance for deliverance from the great evil that had befallen their country. They concluded the following morning that like Austria which was freed from Communism by the Rosary Campaign in 1955 after 1,000,000 Rosaries were prayed for that country, that Portugal should do the same.
Portugal is Saved Again by the Rosary
The Bishop of Fatima listened to their suggestion that such a campaign be launched for the nation from Fatima. The bishop sent them to the Rector, Father Guerra, who told them that he did not want to launch this National Rosary Crusade from Fatima to save the country from Communism. (Perhaps he feared the power the Communists already had and did not want the Shrine to become the object of the Communists' fury.)
So the apostles of the National Rosary Crusade in Portugal went north to the most Catholic part of Portugal, near Braga, to the nearby city of Guimarães, where King Denis set up the first capital of Portugal. There on April 28, 1974, they launched the crusade.
They discreetly set about to ask their neighbors, one by one, to join the National Rosary Crusade to free their country. They feared to speak or publish too openly to ask for individuals to pledge to say at least five decades a day for their country since the Communists were in power. So they would wait after daily Mass to see who stayed behind for extra prayers. Those they would ask to join the Rosary Crusade.
The organizers of the Rosary Crusade kept records of all who pledged and also of all the extra Rosaries people would pray for the intention of freeing their country.
It was just shortly after 1,000,000 Rosaries had been said that the Communists were thrown out of power in November of 1975, almost 18 months after the Rosary Crusade had started!
I did not realize that things had been so bad in Portugal, that under the Communist government of 1974/75 concentration camps had already been setup. Innocent citizens had been rounded up and imprisoned for their "crime" of anti-Communism.
After they found out about these camps, the leaders of the Rosary Crusade started to ask for extra Rosaries so that these prisoners might be freed. Shortly afterwards, almost miraculously, a number of these prisoners were freed.
A Rosary Crusade for the Consecration
These same Communist concentration camps will be set up in our own country soon enough unless the Consecration of Russia is done. We must continue to seek millions more petitions for the Consecration of Russia (see page 43 of this issue). About 200,000 were sent to the Vatican in the spring of this year.
But we are also encouraged by the example of Portugal to seek at least 10,000,000 Rosaries in the next 12 months asking that the Pope consecrate Russia according to the request of Our Lady of Fatima.
It was only after the Communists won the election in 1974 that the few leaders of the faithful in Portugal realized the need for a Rosary Crusade. They realized that Communism was about to enthrone itself in their native land and enslave them all.
That is why we must report the evils that are going on around us because unless we realize just how far things have gotten, many people will not react. They will think there is no need for effort, for reaction.
It is for this reason that we publish again about the Vatican-Moscow Agreement which continues to keep the Church silent about the intrinsically perverse errors and practices of Communism.
The facts we published about it in Issue No. 16 and No. 17 of The Fatima Crusader (extra copies are still available from The Fatima Crusader) have never been seriously doubted — but nevertheless we are attacked for trying to warn you and advise you of the danger this agreement represents.
In this issue we draw your attention to the existence and significance of the Vatican-Moscow Agreement from three other sources. (See the article by Father Floridi, S.J. taken from his book Moscow and the Vatican, on page 5. See also the article by Malachi Martin — that Pope John Paul II had given his personal assurances to uphold the Vatican-Moscow Agreement, on page 7 and Father Werenfried van Straaten comments on such kind of agreements, see page 34.)
The Church Must Choose Fatima or Moscow
The Vatican-Moscow Agreement is the logical consequence of rejecting the full Fatima Message. As long as the Church in practice does not accept and live the Fatima message, it risks definite external enslavement and defeat around the world. Even if we did not know the facts about the existence and terms of the Vatican-Moscow Agreement, which we publish here and in previous issues, we could deduce that Church officials would fall into the trap of such an agreement.
Remember Our Lady told us at Fatima: "If My requests are not granted, Russia will spread its errors throughout the world, raising up wars and persecutions against the Church, the good will be martyred, the Holy Father will have much to suffer, various nations will be annihilated."
Since the Church is persecuted by a mortal enemy which has sworn enmity against God, against Christ and against His Church, the Church has only two alternatives, to fight or negotiate. It has only these two choices as it cannot flee from Communism — both (the Church and Communism) are international and there is simply no place to flee to.
The Church, then, can negotiate with the Communists or it can fight. Since the Church has no soldiers in arms, it can only fight Communism by the spiritual weapons at its disposal.
The only things that can defeat Communism are the spiritual weapons Our Lady of Fatima holds out to us, namely the Rosary and the Consecration of Russia by the Pope and all the Catholic Bishops. And in fact, this consecration is the only means that will convert Russia.
Pray a Great Deal for the Holy Father
The Pope and his advisors have chosen to negotiate with the Communists. But, how can anyone negotiate with Communists who do not keep their word, and who justify lying as a matter of policy and principle? There can be no fruitful and useful negotiations with such persons.
Nevertheless, because Vatican officials close to the Pope continue to reject the full Fatima message, they see no other alternative than to trust the Communists and their negotiations. This is even more true today since Russia has grown ever more powerful.
As a result, Vatican officials and many bishops, priests and religious groups have for over 26 years kept silent about Communism — because that silence by Church officials is demanded by the Communists.
We see that even the sanctuary of Fatima has followed the same policy even to this day, even when the local Communist danger has subsided through the above mentioned Rosary Crusade.
They continue to keep silent about that part of Our Lady of Fatima's Message which directly refers to the need we have that the Pope and the bishops consecrate Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. (See the preface by Father Paul Leonard to our new book World Enslavement or Peace … It's Up To The Pope, which notes this fact in greater detail.)
We Must Respond Spiritually
We must go into spiritual battle now. The Communists are already in a state of war against us. (For example, the casualties of the drug war are well known — what is not well known is that drugs are part of the Communist war strategy against us. Read about the Soviet Orchestrated Drug Network in our next issue.)
I hope and pray that you and every other friend of Our Lady will join our Crusade by praying five decades a day for the Pope and bishops to reject the Vatican-Moscow Agreement. Pray these five decades that the Pope and bishops will heed Our Lady's tearful request that they consecrate Russia soon, very soon, according to Our Lady of Fatima's specific request.
Our Continuing Bishops' Correspondence
Last month, with your help, we have written to every Catholic Bishop in the world asking them to support the worldwide effort to bring about this consecration as soon as possible. (See the text of this letter on page 8.) This month, we have sent a copy of our new book World Enslavement or Peace … It's Up To The Pope to every bishop with prayers that they will do all they can to consecrate Russia together with the Pope to the Immaculate Heart of Mary in a solemn and public way on the same day.
Each of us must do our part to bring peace to the world, to avert the disaster of world hunger and above all to save many souls who otherwise will go to hell.
Since this is a subject that is almost never preached upon, we have included a sermon by St. Anthony Mary Claret in this issue. Jesus Himself spoke on this subject over 80 times in Sacred Scripture so it is crucial for us to recall it to mind as often as possible in order to safeguard our place in Heaven.
We Must Not be Deceived
Finally, let us not be fooled and deceived by the "big lie" in the media that Communism is changing. Actions speak louder than words. Gorbachev has declared war on religion (as we have shown on page 10 of this issue). He has appointed Marshall Ogarkov to the highest military command post in Russia.
Gorbachev has done this even after Ogarkov has published an essay calling for an unprovoked surprise all-out nuclear attack on the U.S.A. Furthermore, Russia under Gorbachev continues to increase its budget for its aggressive war machine — the most powerful one ever to exist on the face of the earth.
Gorbachev continues to spend an ever larger proportion of the total Russian economy (GNP) on its military might even though it already exceeds the Nuclear arms of the U.S.A. and its allies by more than 6 to 1 and exceeds our conventional weapons by 5 to 1.
We Must Obey Our Lady of Fatima Now!
As we have demonstrated before, it is possible that the gradual but total surrender of Western Europe and North America has already begun. (See Issues No. 23, 24 and 25 of The Fatima Crusader. Copies are still available from us.)
We must put Fatima into effect in our daily lives ever more fervently. (See the article about this on page 19.) The time is now. The hour is late. We must act. Our backs are to the wall and we must pray to God and Our Lady and petition the Pope and bishops as never before.