This week Fr. Pfeiffer and Fr. Hewko visited Fr. Rafael, O.S.B., and the nuns under his care in Colombia.  Here are a few pictures.

 

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Reverend Arogya Suneel Kumar Sudha was ordained a priest by His Excellency Bishop Jean-Michel Faure in India on August 30, 2015.  Deo gratias!  Fr. Sudha spent the last two years completing his formation at the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Seminary in Boston, Kentucky.  Below are pictures of the ceremony taken by a gentleman who assists at Masses hosted by the Our Lady of Good Success Mission.  The gentleman said that “the ordination was very inspirational” and that “the holy ordination was a huge success”.  It is good to see the true Catholic Resistance growing.

 

Additional photos of the ordination ceremony may be found here.

 

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On July 7, 2015 the Dominicans of Avrille published a position statement in regards to the SSPX.  After reading it, I must say that I was disappointed.  This position statement demonstrates the wishy-washiness of the yellow light position.  I would expect by now, after the tsunami of evidence gathered over the last three years of the new direction of the SSPX under Bishop Fellay, that the Dominicans would come to hold the more logical and conclusive position, that is, the red light position.  Below are my comments in red font in response to parts of the Dominicans’ position statement, which is in blue font.

 

The position of the Friary has not changed since the foundation of our community, that is,we continue the combat for the Faith summarized perfectly by the Doctrinal Declaration of Archbishop Lefebvre of November 21, 1974.

 

Excellent!

 

“The contacts that the Society continues occasionally with Roman authorities have for their only end to help these authorities to reappropriate the Tradition that the Church cannot repudiate without losing her identity, and not the search for an advantage for ourselves, or to come to an impossible and purely practical agreement. The day when Tradition will once again regain all its rights, “the problem of our reconciliation will have no further reason to exist and the Church will experience a new youth”. (1)

 

Excellent!

 

We support therefore all the priests still in the SSPX who, not without difficulty, continue the good fight in this spirit. By the grace of God, there are a good number of them, especially in the French District of the Society. The Appeal to the faithful of January 2014 was not a declaration of rupture with the SSPX, but a “public testimony of our firm and faithful attachment to the principles that always guided Archbishop Lefebvre in the combat for the Faith”.

 

What?  First of all, Bishop Fellay, Superior General of the SSPX, no longer holds to the doctrinal and practical positions you’ve just outlined above, so how can you still declare that your friary is not in rupture with the SSPX?  Secondly, the priests who remain publicly silent allow Bishop Fellay to publicly represent their position.  How then can they be said to “continue the good fight in this spirit”?  The internal resistance is dead.  They will not change Bishop Fellay’s direction.  The time for internal resistance is long gone.

 

If there are priests outside of the Society who, clearly and without ambiguity, continue the combat of Archbishop Lefebvre, there is no reason not to support them. To support them does not mean “taking sides” for one Society against another. We have no intention to do anything “against” the Society, and do not wish its collapse : nobody wants that.

 

Priests such as Fr. Joseph Pfeiffer and Fr. David Hewko continue the combat of Archbishop Lefebvre, including the doctrinal and practical positions you’ve outlined above, whereas the SSPX under Bishop Fellay no longer does.  How then can you not “take sides”?  The SSPX has not only collapsed.  It is dead!

 

A suggestion for those who want to remain faithful to the combat of Archbishop Lefebvre: to the word “resistance”, we prefer the expression “combat for the faith”, not only because one does not define oneself by something negative; but because this expression exists since the beginning of Tradition, and includes all those who faithfully continue the combat of Archbishop Lefebvre, no matter what organization they belong to.

 

“Combat for the Faith” is good, but Bishop Fellay now accepts Vatican II in the light of Tradition, so he is no longer combating for the Faith.  And the overwhelming majority of the SSPX priests are going along either by their explicit approval or public silence.  Therefore, the Dominicans should declare a “rupture” with the SSPX and adopt the red light position.

 

1.  Abp. Lefebvre, Letter to Pope Jean Paul II, 2 June 1988.

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I received a phone call this morning from someone who was confused by my apology in this post.  I want to make it clear that my apology did not imply a separation between the Our Lady of Good Success Mission and the SSPX-Marian Corps. Far be from it!  The Our Lady of Good Success Mission and I continue to fully support the SSPX-Marian Corps.  Fr. Joseph Pfeiffer and Fr. David Hewko are the pastors of the Our Lady of Good Success Mission.  We are so blessed to have these faithful warriors of Catholic Tradition and of the line of the saintly Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre!  My apology was directed towards unsubstantiated suspicions about reputations that I aroused in this post by questioning (the questions no longer appear in the post) the secrecy surrounding Bishop Williamson’s visit to Mahopac, New York, in an accusatory manner without sufficiently investigating the reasons for the secrecy.  For this, I stand by my apology.  To repair for my poor judgement, I requested of the author of the e-mail mentioned in my apology post if I could publish part of the e-mail that seemed to me to provide some justification for the secrecy.  During my conversation this morning, the caller came to understand my reasons for the apology post, but suggested that I post counterpoints to the points listed in the aforementioned e-mail.  I agreed that this was a good idea in fairness to those who have concerns about the secrecy.  I want to make clear, however, that I firmly believe that the author of the e-mail was sincere about the points made, regardless of whether the author was correct or mistaken in any of the points.

 

Below is a list of counterpoints, in blue font, from a poster of Archbishop Lefebvre Forums 2.0 who goes by the name of ‘Rose’.  The points of the author of the e-mail are in red font.  I did not post Rose’s response to ‘Fact 3’ because the author of the e-mail was not referring to the Resistance faithful outside of Fr. X’s group.  If the author of the e-mail and Rose want to continue the discussion, then they may do so on the forum itself.

 

Fact 1: No one knew (even the Confirmands!) where exactly the Confirmations were going to be held until the day before the event.

 

Even if the venue change happened as quickly and rapidly as it was noted here…it was never previously advertised, with the concomitant location change subsequently posted somewhere where the local faithful could find it. We in the Resistance are used to the frequent changes in Mass times/locations depending on availability. We tend to be very understanding. So while I don’t doubt the venue did change, its original and continued secrecy are at issue.

 

Fact 2: It was not even known for more than a week that there were going to be Confirmations.

 

If the person who wrote this was not aware until a week before, then that is poor communication within that group.  It was well known to the good Dominican fathers from France before the 16th of June that they were going to be in the CT/NY area for Confirmations that particular Sunday.

 

Fact 4: Bishop Williamson.  He is not only despised by many in the mainstream Y but is also despised by secularists.  That might have led to not only a disruption, but a loss of the facility altogether like Fact 3.  To say that Bishop Williamson’s presence in the W area was sensitive is an understatement.

 

The good Bishop has advertised his presence for Confirmations all over the US.  Is it only in NY/CT that he is not safe?  This is a weak reason to hide Confirmations.  Again, paranoia.  If the Bishop was concerned with his safety, these would all be private events.  We are not yet in the times of persecution, although they are bearing down upon us quickly.  The time for secrecy is not yet upon us.

 

So no, it is not ideal in the least that this event had to be kept quiet.  It was kept quiet out of necessity or it may not have come off at all.  I do not think this is unlike why the consecration of Bishop Faure was also kept quiet in South America.  Bishop Williamson (and Fr. X) have many enemies.

 

The consecration was announced, but only a few days before.  While +HE is not popular and may have enemies, he has these enemies for coming out and speaking the truth.  It is for those very reasons, because he publicly speaks the truth for the world to hear/see.  We do not see this with Fr. X.  So his enemies are secret because no one is sure of what he preaches.

 

What Fr. X is doing in that community is heroic, and if you knew half of what was going on there, I have no doubt that you would agree.

 

The only trouble is, no one has any idea except his followers because no one else is privy to that information.  My understanding is that he is trying to build a retreat house and school in that area.

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Rorate Caeli pubished today a post regarding a recent interview with Bishop Bernard Fellay in which His Excellency, amongst other things, calls the Resistance a “caricature of Tradition”.  Here is the quote of interest:

 

“Look at the caricature of Tradition that calls itself the ‘Resistance’, for example: it is a non-Catholic spirit that is almost sectarian. We wish to have nothing to do with it; it is a movement that is withdrawn into itself, with people who think that they are the only good and just men on earth: that is not Catholic.”

 

Bishop Fellay must be really confused.  He has directed the term “caricature of Tradition” to the Resistance when in fact it is his neo-SSPX that is the “caricature of Tradition”.  It is his neo-SSPX that has betrayed Catholic Tradition by accepting Vatican II in the light of Tradition.  It is his neo-SSPX that has betrayed the saintly Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre by seeking a canonical recognition from Modernist Rome prior to a doctrinal resolution.  It is his neo-SSPX that is now in the same genus as the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter and the other Ecclesia Dei communities.

 

How can Bishop Alfonso de Galaretta and Bishop Bernard Tissier de Mallerais continue to play along with such treacherous neo-SSPX leaders?  How can those neo-SSPX priests who ought to know better continue to remain publicly silent in light of the tsunami of evidence available of Bishop Fellay’s betrayal?  How can those faithful who ought to know better continue to assist at neo-SSPX Masses?  It is truly a mystery.

 

May God have mercy on them all!

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FATHER NICHOLAS GRUNER, RIP

The Beloved Fatima Priest is Called to Eternity

“His Work was HER Work –

and it MUST CONTINUE!”

Hugh Akins 

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Father Nicholas Gruner, B.Com., S.T.B., S.T.L., S.T.D.

 

We were very saddened by news of the sudden and unexpected death of Father Nicholas Gruner, who died on April 29, 2015 of an apparent heart attack while hard at work in his Fatima Center office at Niagara Falls. He died as he lived – in the service of God and the Mother of God. Few men left behind a legacy as spiritually rich and enriching as he. He was 72 years old at the time of his passing, having maintained to the very end the same incredible capacity for apostolic work that marked his entire priestly life.

 

Father Gruner was Canadian born, but his multifaceted Apostolate had a worldwide reach. It became obvious almost from the beginning that he was called to play a leading role in the post-Conciliar fight for the Faith, Fatima being a significant part of that fight. He soon became shepherd to a flock of millions, overseeing a network of Fatima-centered operations online and in publishing, radio, television and in-person talks, having sponsored, organized or appeared as guest speaker at numerous live conferences.

 

Always drawing large crowds, Father Gruner not only made a tremendous difference in the private and devotional lives of millions the world over, but touched the hearts of countless priests and opened the eyes of a growing number of bishops and cardinals who were otherwise lost to an anti-Marian post-Vatican II disorientation. These bishops and cardinals may not yet have turned back to the whole of Catholic Tradition, but Fatima can definitely take them in that direction, and Father Gruner was unquestionably the chief instrument in Mary’s hands that had been leading them to Fatima. Recent popes also felt the strong influence of this humble priest’s passion for all things Marian, even if they remained obstinate in their refusal to honor Mary’s specific requests, which they rejected as many times as they heard them reiterated.

 

In short, Father Gruner left his mark on the Church struggling against Satanic opposition to spread to every corner of the globe the true and complete message of the Virgin of Fatima. If that message has not entirely been lost to our age, and if the modern world has, at least in part, heard the true cry of Fatima, it was this beloved priest’s apostolate more than any other factor. And notwithstanding the over-all papal unresponsiveness to the Mother of Christ, we may say that Rome itself was to some measure otherwise jolted from its own Conciliar and bureaucratic torpor by this one ministry. Even as the popes failed to consecrate Russia as Mary insisted on, Fatima could now no longer be marginalized by the Vatican, as was previously the case in the unholy spirit of Vatican II. Father Gruner made Fatima a force to contend with – even in the Conciliar Church ravaged by apostasy, which, more than remarkable, was miraculous!

 

And perhaps equally if not more astonishingly, no less a world power than Russia – RUSSIA, mind you! – was moved by the sheer honesty, energy and fire of this one zealous priest and the movement he launched. I will come back to Russia momentarily. As I wrote in the Dedication/ Acknowledgment of my 2012 book, Synagogue Rising: “Father Gruner’s worldwide Fatima mission is preparing the way for the Universal Reign of Jesus through Mary like no other apostolate on earth.” I think that correctly sums up this one remarkable priest’s remarkable life work. Could a humble, devout and intrepid apostle of Our Lady have devoted his ministry and his life to a more exalted, holy and urgent cause than this?

 

The Fatima Priest, as he was appropriately called, was a veritable “Force of One,” championing the cause of the Mother of Our Savior and Her Divine Son’s one Church in this age of rampant apostasy that was driven forward with demonic fury by no less an organized evil than the Judeo-Masonic Conspiracy. Father Gruner was a latter-day voice crying in the wilderness, and while a majority turned a deaf ear to his prophetic warnings, many had come to hear his message – Mary’s message – recalling from error and sin religious leaders no less than common people from every continent.

 

Not unlike Archbishop Lefebvre and Bishop Williamson, Father Gruner had many and powerful enemies. While we have no information at this time suggesting foul play in his untimely death (other than the quite serious suggestion of a trusted veteran CIA intelligence analyst who knew and loved Father Gruner and who understands better than most the murderous intrigues of the evil world we live in today), it would not surprise us in the least to learn, at some future time, that Father Gruner did not actually die of natural causes, that he was perhaps poisoned, and his death only made to look like a heart attack; assassinated to keep from making any more headway in alerting the world – and some important people – to the great need and urgency of the all-powerful Fatima message, specifically of the Consecration of Russia and the final release of the full and un-tampered Third Secret of Fatima.      

 

Father Gruner was making lots of progress – and a lot of waves in the Vatican and elsewhere. Was he not issued a stern warning, a few years ago, by a concerned fellow priest immediately after having been physically assaulted and bruised by a pair of thugs at the Fatima Shrine in Portugal, that he was in great danger coming to the Shrine? Loved by the pure of heart, he was very much feared and hated by those who were, to one degree or another, committed players or witting pawns of Judeo-Masonry. Indeed, some of the world’s most powerful and corrupt men in religion, banking and politics who have a vested interest in the modern apostasy, would conceivably have sought, at all costs, to keep their crimes and conspiracies from being exposed via revelations contained in the Third Secret, which was never closer than at present to being released to the world, thanks to Father Gruner’s unceasing and heroic efforts. Pope John-Paul I and Father Malachi Martin were both likely to have been similarly murdered to protect the very same dark confederacy of Men in High Places. Father Fahey spoke of these men in terms of the Serpent Cult. They refer to themselves as the Learned Elders of Zion.   Scripture identifies them as the Synagogue of Satan.

 

For sure Father Gruner had deadly enemies. Not to belabor the point, but foul play in the death of the Fatima Priest is also the more easy to accept as a possibility – pending of course forthcoming evidence – in light of the recent interest in Fatima by none other than Vladimir Putin, the ex-KGB-turned-Christian-leader of Christian post-Soviet Russia, a seemingly genuine patriot and man of peace, perhaps the last standing sane head of state on the world stage. Mr. Putin is arguably the most hated man in the world, hated by the Zionist West, hated by the Zionist-dominated world media, hated by millions of Zionist-duped American citizens who have swallowed all the anti-Putin propaganda unleashed by the Talmudic Overlords who are the world’s ruling elite and who have the capability to censor and make Zionist-friendly practically every major news item, just as they were able with relative ease to secularize and Jewify every former Christian nation by way of religious liberty and the rights of man; just as they were able to Protestantize and Jewify the very Church of Christ by way of Vatican II “renewal” and “modernization”.

 

Time may well unveil something of a link between Father Gruner’s sudden and unexpected death, Mr. Putin’s recent strong interest in Our Lady of Fatima, including the Consecration of his native Russia as a pre-condition for world peace, Putin’s distrust of Rome and confidence in Father Gruner and the Fatima Center (he made contact with the Center with Fatima in mind), and the hatred that important men have for both Father Gruner and Mr. Putin. If it’s true that a man can be judged by his friends and enemies, what does it tell us that the Blessed Mother, Father Gruner and Vladimir Putin have some of the same friends and enemies? (Readers that may not yet have seen it are urged to view, and then recommend to others, the short video clip of Father Paul Kramer on “Putin Wants Fatima, Pope Says No!” found on the video page of our website www.CatholicActionResourceCenter.com)  

 

Whether assassination was part of the equation or not (again, please keep in mind that no evidence has yet been introduced concerning it, and that what we are saying here amounts to nothing more than conjecture), the attacks launched against Father Gruner, as those against Vladimir Putin (as indeed against Archbishop Lefebvre, Bishop Williamson and the SSPX Resistance), are clearly part and parcel of the Diabolical Disorientation of these dark days. We say this even of those attacks against the Fatima Priest that came, not from open and avowed enemies of God and the Church, but from a number of traditional Catholics as well; Traditional Catholics so-called, I might add. Appalling as it is, some of the most vicious attacks came from them.

 

We need not mention their names, though I must confess to a strong temptation to do so. Catholics should have enough good sense to recognize such pseudo-traditionalists the instant they open their mouths or post their calumnies. The blatant ignorance, extremism and lack of charity are dead-giveaways. And such religious hypocrites and frauds as they are entirely unworthy of a sincere Catholic’s support. They are the ones that imagine themselves without sin who therefore feel completely justified in casting the stones of condemnation at a priest of such saintly qualities and holy deeds.

 

Father Gruner was not just a wonderful priest and great apostle of Our Lady of Fatima; he was, in all truthfulness, saint-like. Many others are convinced of it as well. He had the spirituality of a saint, including an exceptional devotion to Mary that was reminiscent of that other great Marian apostle, St. Louis de Montfort (have you read the saint’s splendid work, True Devotion to Mary? If not, consider it a “must” read). Father Gruner had the humility and zeal of a saint, the courage and sense of mission, driving himself beyond human endurance. Laboring without rest, he was known never to take a vacation – never! – and rarely even a day off. Above all he had a great love of the Church, Her Doctrine, Liturgy and Sacred Traditions, and a burning love of God, love of Mary and love of souls.

 

I can personally attest to Father Gruner’s holiness, dedication and fervor as a long-time admirer who not only never missed reading a single issue of The Fatima Crusader which he began publishing in the mid or late 1970s, but who knew this priest as a friend, who was once even on his payroll serving as master of ceremonies in some of his public addresses around the country, and who supported his apostolate with its global outreach since the very beginning. He once confided in me that the organizations which he and I respectively headed – the Fatima Center he built into a world network and the League of Christ the King, small and inconsequential by comparison – perfectly complimented one another, his promoting the Reign of Mary our Queen and ours the Reign of Christ our King; his summoning an army of lay cooperators of the Marian Mission and ours an army of lay cooperators of Christ the King – both movements seeking the ultimate universal triumph of the Sacred and Immaculate Hearts of Jesus and Mary.

 

Like many a Catholic saint throughout history, Father Gruner not only had a good understanding of the spiritual combat, but no less the Christian combat in its social and counterrevolutionary dimensions, a rarity among priests in general, and traditional priests are definitely no exception.

 

In this regard, the Fatima Priest more or less avoided pitfalls too common among many priests – even traditional priests – pitfalls such as those which “bind the clergy to the sacristy,” so to speak, and which consequently neutralize the Church’s missionary function; those which incline him to clericalism, that is, an over-zealousness that negates the lay apostolate by exaggerating the role of the priesthood; those which cave in to the liberal notion of the separation of the spiritual and social, or the divorce of piety and militancy, which also works against the Church’s mission to combat the works of Satan and conquer all nations for Christ.

 

Our humble priest well understood what Father Fahey called the real struggle in the world, which entails embracing the Church’s spirituality, Her full doctrine and Her Magisterial militancy, and which necessitates locking horns with the deadliest of anti-Christian forces, not liberalism, modernism and materialism alone; not secular democracy and Islamic fanaticism alone, but the far greater scourges of Judaism, Freemasonry and Communism. Unfortunately, I think Father Gruner had a better understanding of these evils and their primacy in the war against Christ the King than he was inclined to share with his numerous supporters.

 

It was undoubtedly a sense of prudence – whether properly or wrongly applied – that kept Father Gruner from speaking his mind in public as he often did to a few trusted friends in private. Now, this should not be interpreted as doubting his sincerity – he was as sincere a man and a priest as God’s Grace had ever formed –, only the practical soundness of such decisions is being questioned, for true prudence I think – and the Church substantiates this view – would have prompted such a holy and knowledgeable priest to exert much more openness with his followers on such monumental issues that impacted the lives and immortal souls of countless numbers of them; issues which the Church’s true Magisterium wasn’t at all silent about, even if her clergy sadly were and are. While Father Gruner was rarely heard to voice certain opinions in public, he definitely confided to his friends, including this editor,

 

  • His unshaken conviction of Rome’s wholesale breakaway from the Catholic Faith;
  • His absolute certainty of the glories of the Traditional Mass and the unspeakable horrors of the New Mass;
  • His wholehearted support of Archbishop Lefebvre and the old SSPX and complete backing of Bishop Williamson and the SSPX Resistance;
  • His positive assuredness of the anti-Syllabus make-up of the most cherished of modern man’s political ideas and systems, democracy among the worst with American constitutionalism nothing less than a formula for public atheism;
  • His unshaken certitude of the very grave and immediate threat of International Jewry and the duty of every Catholic devoted to the Reign of Jesus and Mary to expose and fight against it;
  • His firm belief that Israel was behind 9/11 and the ever-escalating and utterly phony war on terror;
  • His complete conviction that the Holocaust was and is a gigantic hoax (which is the firm conviction of every man who honestly researches the subject);
  • As mentioned, too, his very favorable view and strong support of the League of Christ the King, once even offering to have the League join forces with his Fatima Center in a more cogent even if semi-official partnership.

Father Gruner may have grown weary of publicly holding back much of what he privately held as strong beliefs. It’s possible that, after much contemplation and soul-searching, and witnessing the Church and world situation growing worse year after year, the power of grace prompted him to begin speaking out more boldly and to resolve taking even more bold actions in the future. My book, Synagogue Rising, A Catholic Worldview of Anti-Christian Judaism and Counterrevolutionary Resistance, is a case in point.

 

Father Gruner not only generously contributed private funding towards the book’s publication and marketing, once published he let it be known in confidential circles that he loved the book so much that he was eager to mass-distribute it through the Fatima Center. He communicated this idea to me and shared it with more than a few close friends, some of whom are also friends of mine, a very supportive SSPX priest among them. Two years went by, however, and nothing happened. Of course Father Gruner was always an exceptionally busy priest, but there was more to it than that. Friends inside and at the top tiers of the Fatima organization informed me that certain “liberals” that were close to Father Gruner were likely to have put enough fear into him so as to cause second thoughts about openly endorsing and promoting such a “taboo” book as this, much less about distributing copies. The book was thought to be way too controversial and politically incorrect, certainly not according to Father Gruner or the Church’s thinking, and not just according to the unbelieving world and to liberal-minded people both inside and outside the traditional movement, but to some of Father Gruner’s own too-liberal-for-their-own-good confreres. I think they were afraid of repercussions, blowback. Fear of the Jews once again seemed to prevail, even to the point of suppressing the Church’s own official warnings, exhortations and calls to combat against no less an enemy of Christ than the Synagogue of Satan. But letting the Jews off the hook in connection with the great evils and upheavals of the day was akin to censoring much of the Bible and silencing many of the greatest saints who waged war against Talmudic Judaism, was it not?

 

That’s what had been missing from the Fatima Center’s program all along (as well as from much of the Traditional Catholic movement with but two notable exceptions: The Angelus magazine when Father Peter Scott was publisher, and the League of Christ the King under Father Peter Scott as District Superior) – ripping the mask off the Errors of Russia and works of Satan pertaining to Talmudic Judaism; it’s what Father Gruner eventually came to see more clearly, and, as it turned out, the principal theme of Synagogue Rising.

 

This foremost apostle of Our Lady was not one to be muzzled or kept dormant for very long in the face of so monstrous a threat. Reliable sources close to the Fatima Priest confirmed that at some point he resolved to bring his public actions more in line with his private beliefs. It was at this time that he made the decision to disseminate Father Kramer’s latest work, The Mystery of Iniquity, which bravely identifies the Zionist menace and scourge as a principal force behind International Freemasonry and the principal foe of the Divine Plan. That must have really surprised some of Father Gruner’s friends and greatly shaken up some others – the weaker ones. It must also have triggered a red-flag threat-index alert among certain enemies that had been monitoring the Fatima Center as part of the so-called Domestic Terror Watch initiatives of such radically Zionist and antichristian organizations as the Department of Homeland Security, the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith, the State Department’s Office of Counter-Terrorism, the FBI and other totalitarian agencies.

 

At just about the same time as the Father Kramer book, Father Gruner let it be known that he intended not only to publicly recommend Synagogue Rising to his sizable mailing list of Fatima devotees, but to actually publish a second printing under the Fatima Center imprint and send out 50,000 copies to friends and supporters. In other words, he was about to give that book broad exposure and distribution, which was a huge step for him – and for Fatima.

 

Here is what Father Gruner himself scribbled to me in an undated note, about two years ago, after reading Synagogue Rising: “Very impressive work, much appreciated and needed. You covered it all – striking hard and delivering a staggering blow for our side. Makes one think of David’s sling, of Michael’s sword, of the Virgin’s heel…It’s been on my mind a lot, using your book to making our work [at the Fatima Center] a more effective tool in Mary’s hands, as She girts Herself for the final battle with Satan…” He asked for my thoughts on his proposal to sponsor a second printing, and I immediately replied that I was honored, humbled and more than happy to link up with the Fatima Center in such a joint-effort.

 

I was, however, a bit concerned for his personal safety and the good of his apostolate. He was much more in the public spotlight than I was, and I’d already received death threats against me as well as an incident involving a beating and shooting, which I miraculously survived.

 

Think about it: a book that upholds the Church’s traditional teaching on the Jewish question, documenting the Jewish threat, bringing that threat up to date in relation to the most burning issues and events of the 20th and 21st centuries, including two world wars, the rise of communism, the rape of the Holy Land, the plundering of the Church at Vatican II, 9/11 the day Israel attacked America, and the whole war on terror hoax and planned onset of World War III, and then connecting all of that to the Jews, the modern apostasy, Fatima, Russsia, world peace or the annihilation of nations… Well, that book has got to be on the top of the list of the enemy’s Index of Forbidden Books, to say the least, and therefore most disadvantageous to promote, let alone publish.

 

And to top it all, Synagogue Rising was written by one who is known as a hardliner with a long history with the Society of St. Pius X and who is today officially tied to the SSPX Marian Corps Resistance as national president of the League of Christ the King and editor of Oportet Christum Regnare. Is there any more certain way to get your name placed on one of the enemy’s hate lists than by supporting Bishop Williamson and the SSPX Resistance priests? All things considered, what priest in his right mind would stick his neck out by promoting such an author and book? There is only one answer: A priest who, fearing nothing or no one, possessed the moral and intellectual strength and courage of a saint!  

 

A priest like Father Nicholas Gruner.

 

So this was the book Father Gruner intended to re-publish and distribute through his Fatima Center, putting aside all self-interest, thinking only of disseminating the truth that sets men free; unfortunately, however, passing away before he could see the project to fruition. As of this writing, the Fatima Center’s Board of Directors may or may not honor Father Gruner’s wishes to see this project through. We are presently awaiting their decision.

 

But the book itself is really only a side issue in the present context. The more important point is that, what we were beginning to see was the real Father Gruner who would gladly give his endorsement to such books as The Mystery of Iniquity and Synagogue Rising, not even concerning himself with being branded an “anti-Semite,” which in today’s upside-down world has the power to destroy a man’s reputation and work. Father Gruner understood anti-Semitism as having nothing to do with hatred for the Jews, but rather as a very effective Jewish smear tactic designed to silence all opposition by discrediting anyone daring to expose the diabolical intrigues behind the Talmudic and Zionist war against Christ and His Church.

 

Here was the Fatima Priest that too few ever knew, no less the same Fatima Priest who spoke so eloquently and fervently as the world’s leading Marian expert and enthusiast. Sadly, because many never saw Father Gruner’s more militant side, a number of overly-judgmental holier-than-thou “traditionalists” bitterly attacked this wonderful apostle of Our Lady for being too reserved or too much a fence-sitter for their tastes. Reserved in his Christ-like meekness, yes, no question about it, which was to his credit. But the Fatima Priest that I knew was in no way a fence-sitter, that is, someone with a foot in both camps, playing it safe, avoiding controversy, refusing the Christian’s duty to stand up in the world as signs of contradiction. The opposite: Father Gruner had no dual-loyalties; he was committed to one side only, the side of the Mother of God and Her Divine Son. Still, some of his unscrupulous critics are determined not to let him rest in peace, but are still smearing his good name and reputation even in death. I would like to respond at least to one of their cruel and ridiculous accusations.

 

It was frequently asked: Was Father Gruner a Novus Ordo priest as some of his quasi-traditionalist detractors shamelessly assert? My answer: No he was not. He was a traditionalist priest. One of the finest ones God called to Holy Orders in such irreligious times.

 

But didn’t Father Gruner frequently visit Novus Ordo churches? He certainly did, but never in the spirit of heretical ecumenism or religious indifferentism. In doing so he imitated the apostles and Our Lord by going into enemy temples in order to preach the Gospel to non-believers. He went into the local diocesan and parish dens of iniquity not to confirm lost souls in their error nor to blaspheme God with the New Mass which he never offered, but to bring to generations of lost souls the true message of Our Lady of Fatima, which is a message to return to Her Divine Son and His One true Church, the Traditional Catholic Church.

 

Father Gruner was a traditionalist who preached Fatima, heaven and hell, conversion and damnation, penance and reparation, the sacred liturgy and the rosary, the brown scapular and the First Saturdays, in essence Christian revelation and true devotion to Mary, all according to the will of God and the directives of Fatima. Criticize him if you will, but if truth has any meaning it is by the fruits of this priest’s ministry that we can truly know him. In his almost 40 years of promoting Fatima, Father Gruner may well have been responsible for saving MILLIONS of souls from damnation! Perhaps he saved as many souls as his enemies have scandalized with the lies and falsehoods they spread about him, and apparently are determined to continue spreading. God has done wonderful things through this one priest’s consecrated hands – and that’s the truth!

 

Only those who believe themselves without sin are now casting the stones of bitter judgment at the name of Father Gruner. They hate Father Gruner because – notwithstanding their extremely thin traditional Catholic veneer – they are rash rather than self-restraining men; lacking Christian virtue, discernment and circumspection.

 

Beware of such weak, ignorant or false traditionalists that have become, in their pride, so extreme as to have lost the sense of truth and reality, of right and wrong, the true spirit of the Church Militant and its fight for the Faith, as too the very meaning of charity and justice. They can be known by their vicious attacks on Father Gruner, Archbishop Lefebvre, Bishop Williamson and the SSPX Resistance. Some of them have drifted so far from sanity that they have even attacked Fatima itself. They are one of the reasons many of us have come to believe that the smoke of Satan has penetrated the Traditional Movement as well as the Conciliar Church.

 

Please pray for Father Gruner as I am sure he will be praying for us. And be sure to pray, too, for the Fatima Center, the holy and most fruitful work of his entire priestly life, that it does not now fall into the wrong hands; the ambitious hands of the enemies of Jesus and Mary, which is not altogether unlikely, the enemy ready to seize the moment now that the Center’s “guardian angel” as it were, has been taken from us. If not avowed enemies, at least some of the very unbalanced, liberal, unmilitant and much too ambitious men that managed to surround Father Gruner in recent years, and exert somewhat of a bad influence on him, going so far as to neutralize to some degree the grace of Catholic militancy that should have been the sustenance and boldness of the soul of this modern-day saint, who gave his all to God and to the Mother of God. They were trusted friends and associates of his, or pretended to be so, but who nevertheless succeeded in watering down the Fatima Apostolate for a time, by giving bad advice and perhaps by financial pressure or by the whisperings of an unholy expedience and always wielding the lethal weapon of a false prudence.

 

The Apostolate under Father Gruner’s development and direction still did a tremendous work for God, just not as completely had there been less of these negative influences. The Fatima Crusader, for example, as excellent as it was, nevertheless routinely held back so much vital information that Catholics are in such desperate need of in order to really defend their Faith and their families, their freedoms and fatherland from the Judaic-Masonic onslaught, and to truly help bring about Mary’s requests at Fatima.

 

What concerns us now is that these negative influences are the ones most likely to seize the reins of control at the Fatima Center to further undermine the fullness of Our Lady’s message which, as Father Gruner came to understand, could not be separated from the Errors of Schismatic and Soviet Russia, and which errors themselves cannot exclude, as the liberals and many pseudo-traditionalists alike want to exclude, the two deadliest ones: Bolshevism and Zionism; Bolshevism meaning American and Western secularism (public atheism), socialism, “democracy,” servile-statism, and totalitarianism of the Jefferson / Lincoln / Wilson / FDR / Truman / Eisenhower / JFK / Johnson / Nixon / Carter / Reagan / Bush I / Clinton / Bush II / and Obama variety; and Zionism, Jewish/Israeli supremacism and anti-Christian fanaticism – both errors of which remain the two most powerful forces on the planet, especially in America, Israel and the Western nations, now driving the world deeper into apostasy which is to culminate into an apocalyptic nuclear World War and the Reign of Antichrist.

 

Pray dear friends, pray very fervently, that Our Lady of Fatima will not let the Fatima Center and its global outreach fall into such compromising hands. It would be a betrayal of all the good that Father Gruner spent his life doing. And it would be as horrible a loss for the cause of Christ the King and Mary our Queen, and as huge a betrayal as the recent horrible betrayal of the now Conciliar-bent Society of Saint Pius X.

 

We have it from reliable sources that already certain liberals have attempted a backdoor takeover of the Fatima Center, in this case coming in from the outside like a thief in the night. It should come as no surprise to us that neo-SSPX Superior General Bishop Bernard Fellay wasted no time initiating a veritable power play immediately after Father Gruner was laid to rest. Thank God he did not succeed. Heaven saw to it that the Board of Directors rejected the takeover proposal and thwarted Menzigen’s attempt to seize the Fatima world network. Smart move on the Board’s part.

 

Some of Fr. Gruner’s truest friends took immediate action in reaching out to the SSPX Resistance urging them to consider forging a stronger alliance with Fr. Paul Kramer, who has temporarily assumed leadership of the Canadian-based operation. Selfish motives are not behind this initiative, but only to save the Fatima Center for its intended purposes as some of us are engaged in a similar struggle to save the SSPX from the Conciliarists now in control. Father Kramer is known to be sympathetic to the Resistance. Such a joining of forces would be a big boost to both apostolates, strengthening the hand of the true defenders of the Faith and rendering a major defeat to the Synagogue of Satan. Unfortunately, Father Kramer is getting on in years and is reportedly not in the best of health. So there is indeed, again, much need for prayer.

 

In addition to prayer, we should also act. There is much that can be done. Write to Father Kramer, for example, and to Bishops Williamson and Faure, and to Fathers Pfeiffer, Chazal, Hewko and Voigt, urging a possible concerted intervention in the Fatima Center’s future. Let your voices be heard and your influence felt. Every true Catholic and true son of Mary must do his part in not just praying the Rosary, which is of paramount importance, but in living as apostles of Mary by actively promoting the Rosary and the full message of Fatima, honoring the Fatima Priest by keeping alive the Heavenly Queen’s Divine and most urgent Mission. Nothing will bring more joy to the Mother of Our Savior and to her most devoted apostle Father Nicholas Gruner, than to see many of their spiritual sons and daughters selflessly laboring on behalf of Her Immaculate Heart.

 

As for the Fatima Center, time alone will tell if it is to continue, like the living tree bearing abundant fruit that it has long been, or if it will be allowed to fall by the wayside as a dead or dying tree of no or little more use to God. Either way, God’s will be done; either way, the Fatima Priest is no longer with us to light the path; and either way, his mission must go on uninterrupted, for his mission was none other than HER mission! +

 

Thank you for remembering Father Nicholas Gruner in your prayers.

 

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THE VOICE OF THE FATIMA PRIEST

 

Grave Warnings from the pen of Father Nicholas Gruner, RIP

 

The nature of the Fatima events where Our Lady of Fatima appeared from May 13, 1917 to June 13, 1929, and the gravity of Our Lady’s message, set Fatima apart from other apparitions and from those phenomena which the Church refers to as “private revelations.”

 

God authenticated the prophetic message by working one of the most stupendous miracles ever to have taken place [the Miracle of the Sun]. He would not have done this if it were a “private revelation.” This message…is addressed to every human being, and therefore is not “private.” The message itself is of great gravity: world peace or the destruction of entire nations depend on whether or not there is obedience to Our Lady’s requests (World Enslavement or Peace: It’s Up to the Pope).

 

Save yourself from nuclear war – what must we do? Our Lady made these requests of everyone: “Amend your lives and ask pardon for sin;” “People must not continue to offend Our Lord as He is already too much offended;” “Do your daily duty each day [duties to altar, home and flag; the duty of confirmation which commissions us as soldiers of Christ and His Virgin Mother];” “Keep the commandments of God;” “Pray the Rosary every day:” “Wear the [Brown] Scapular of Mount Carmel always;” “Consecrate yourself to the Immaculate Heart of Mary;” “Make acts of reparation to the Immaculate Heart especially on the First Saturdays of the month;”

 

Our Lady also commanded in God’s name, the pope and the bishops to consecrate Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. This specific request means that:

 

The pope, all the Catholic bishops, on one specific day, publicly and solemnly consecrate Russia specifically and clearly to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

 

The pope and the bishops are duty-bound to obey Our Lady…Only when the pope and the bishops obey this command of Our Lady of Fatima will peace be given to the world.

 

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