Each Of Us Must Be Aware Of:
The False Friends of Fatima

by Father Nicholas Gruner, S. TL., S. T.D. (Cand.)

Simply put, Our Lady came to Fatima to prevent people from going to Hell. "If what I say to you is done," She told the children, "many souls will be saved and there will be peace." What She wanted done (what She is still waiting for even now) is that the Pope and the bishops consecrate Russia to Her Immaculate Heart - in accordance with the will of God. Our Lady gave Sister Lucy these specifics of Heaven's request for the Consecration of Russia over 83 years ago; the Popes have known about them for nearly as long.

Today, Russia remains unconsecrated. As a result, there is no peace in the world, souls have been lost, and many people are in danger of going to hell because they have not yet received the Divine protection and assistance which only the Consecration of Russia can bring them. The situation, however, is far worse than this.

There are Churchmen, some of them high-ranking, who do not want you or anyone else to know about these things. They would prefer that you remain ignorant about Fatima altogether, but in the event that you are not completely uninformed, they wish to distort, through artful deception, your understanding of Our Lady's message. They pose as friends of Fatima, but they are actually false friends; that is, they are enemies of Fatima.

The leading false friend of Fatima is the Vatican Secretary of State, whose office has been used for many years to propagate two main lies about the Fatima Message: (1) that Russia has been consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and (2) the Third Secret has been released in its entirety. The Secretary of State has many allies - both high and low - who support him in his tactics against Fatima. You need to be aware of these tactics and the identity of these false friends as well as the specific lies, half-truths and distortions they use against Fatima so you can be on your guard and so that you will know a true friend from a false one. Because your own safety - that is, your personal freedom, personal life and even your very eternal salvation and that of your loved ones - is endangered by these false friends and their tactics against the whole truth of the Fatima Message - you need this information NOW!

For all of these reasons, and others, it is so important that you read this article by Father Gruner, who tells us why the false friends want to deceive us and why we all must expose the false friends of Fatima.

Embracing the Whole Prophetic Truth of Fatima Will make You  Free and Save Your Life and Your Soul

Fatima is about the truth. Our Lady carne to Fatima to put an end to Satan's empire. Lucifer - the former Angel of light - by his rebellion against God, became Satan, the devil. This enemy of mankind bases his reign of darkness over this world on the lie. To him the lie is "sacred", because it is by lying to men and women who in turn believe his lies that they thus enslave themselves to his will. The lie is the very foundation of his entire kingdom on this earth.

Jesus tells us in St. John's Gospel that the devil "was a murderer from the beginning: and he stood not in the truth, because truth is not in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father thereof." (John 8:44)

The Blessed Virgin Mary carne to Fatima to crush the serpent's head. We know that She will triumph because She has told us: "In the end, My Immaculate Heart will triumph. The Holy Father will consecrate Russia to Me, and she will be converted, and a certain period of peace will be granted to the world."

In the end, truly, She will crush the serpent's head, just as God the Father foretold in the Garden of Eden: I will put enmities between thee and the Woman, and thy seed and Her seed: She shall crush thy head, and thou shalt lie in wait for Her heel." (Genesis 3:15)

The Truth is Simple and the Lies are Many

The devil, however, will not be defeated until his lies against Fatima are exposed and overthrown. The truth is simple. The lies are many, and there is more than one method to suppress and distort the truth about Fatima.

One method is to conceal the truth by not allowing people to know about Fatima, especially children and young people, as well as those first entering the Church who do not know much about their faith. The topic is simply never introduced to them. They are not given the opportunity to learn about the apparitions, the Message, the promise and the prophecies. This concealment, it should be noted, has been accomplished through a defacto moratorium on Fatima in Catholic publications and media (radio and television).

Another method is to suppress the truth about Fatima by lying to those who have heard at least something about it. In this case the lie is presented to the newly initiated, and even to the very knowledgeable, in such a subtle manner that the lie goes undetected. Crafting such a lie takes a great deal of skill. Moreover, the liar has to be seen as a friend of Fatima in order for the he to be widely accepted and believed.

Christopher Ferrara's recently published book, False Friends of Fatima, is about unmasking the leading false friends of Fatima, so that you will know the truth about Fatima and pass it on to others. Our Lady, at Fatima, warned us that Russia would spread its errors throughout the world unless and until It is properly consecrated in the manner that She prescribed: in a solemn and public ceremony by the Pope, together with all the Catholic bishops of the world, to Her Immaculate Heart.

Contrary to the omissions, the half-truths and the outright lies - as we have demonstrated in this Fatima Crusader and other publications, time and time again over the years - the Consecration of Russia has not been done. In False Friends of Fatima, that fact is proven once again. It is also a fact that Russia continues to spread its errors throughout the world.

The Errors of Russia -are Many

The errors of Russia certainly include Communism (an error which is still spreading today, even if it appears to have been defeated in Russia), but they are not limited to this one particular evil. The errors of Russia also include the errors of Freemasonry (from which Communism was born), Zionism and many others still. These ideologies (or religions, more precisely) stand against Our Lord Jesus Christ, true God and true Man. They are opposed to His Gospel, His Church and His Blessed Mother Mary.

The Judases of Today

What is difficult for some people to realize is how the errors of Russia could have spread to and within the Catholic Church. Here we must remember the example of the Apostle Judas, who betrayed Jesus Christ unto his death.

Judas was only able to betray Our Lord by virtue of his position as an Apostle. Similarly, those "Judases" who betray Fatima can do so only as a result of their position of rank within the Church.

This brings us to a question that naturally comes to mind when reading False Friends of Fatima: "Why is it that the Vatican Secretary of State - not just one of them, but three of them in succession - has opposed Our Lady of Fatima and taken a stand against Her Message? All three (Cardinals Casaroli, Sodano and Bertone) have used their power, position and prestige to fight against the full Fatima Message.

A more complete answer is given in the book, False Friends of Fatima, but it is worth mentioning here that the Secretariat of State, in 1962, reached a secret agreement with the Communist rulers of Russia. That agreement is known as the Metz Pact, or, simply, the Vatican-Moscow Agreement. Even to this day, in 2012, this agreement is not widely known or publicized, but it is still in effect. Furthermore, the agreement has never been repudiated or denied by the Vatican, and the worst of its terms are actually hidden in plain sight. Anyone who seeks to know the truth can easily learn about the Metz Pact. The Fatima Crusader has published important articles on this matter over the years, and reprints of these indispensable works are available from The Fatima Crusader.

Metz Pact Imposed on the Church

By this agreement, the Vatican Secretary of State, since October 1962, has agreed not to condemn the errors of Russia. This policy, which is still in place today, is fundamentally and therefore directly opposed to Our Lady of Fatima's specific condemnation of the errors of Russia.

As a result of this agreement, the Second Vatican Council, which, it was claimed, would address the most pressing concerns of humanity in its day, deliberately chose not to condemn Atheistic Communism, even though Communism was the biggest problem mankind faced at the time. Of course, Communism is still among the world's foremost problems half a century later.

The Metz Pact has been wrongfully imposed on much of the Church because many religious do not realize that no one has the authority to order bishops, priests and lay people to remain silent in the face of Communism or any other error against God and the teachings of His Church. God is the author of all human authority and He would never authorize anyone to uphold, by way of silence, errors against Himself, Our Lady, the Church and the legitimate rights of human beings in general, and of each man specifically.

The Obligation To Expose and Denounce

The Cardinal Secretary of State, even if he were to claim that he was acting under direct orders from the Holy Father himself, does not possess the authority to order anyone not to expose, explain, denounce and warn against the error of Russian (or for that matter, Chinese, Cuban, etc.) Communism. It is obligatory on the part of the Pope and the hierarchy of the Catholic Church to denounce this error.

This obligation is solemnly taught by Pope Pius XI in his Encyclical on Atheistic Communism. He issued this stern warning against Communism in 1937:

"See to it Venerable Brethren, that the Faithful do not allow themselves to be deceived! Communism is intrinsically evil, and no one who would save Christian civilization may collaborate with it in any undertaking whatsoever. Those who permit themselves to be deceived into lending their aid towards the triumph of Communism in their own country, will be the first to fall victims of their error. And the greater the antiquity and grandeur of the Christian civilization in the regions where Communism successfully penetrates, so much more devastating will be the hatred displayed by the godless."

To maintain silence when confronted with the error of Communism is an evil.

Pius XI taught this truth in the same encyclical:

"In the face of such a threat the Catholic Church could not and does, not remain silent. This Apostolic See, above all, has not refrained from raising its voice, for it knows that its proper and special mission is to defend truth, justice and all those eternal values which Communism ignores or attacks."SIDEBAR 1

Clever Agitators

Pius XI also wrote a little further on:

"Yet, despite Our frequent and paternal warnings, the peril [of Communism] only grows greater from day to day because of the pressure exerted by clever agitators.

Therefore, We believe it to be Our duty to raise Our voice once more, in a still more solemn missive, in accord with the tradition of this Apostolic See, the Teacher of Truth, and in accord with the desire of the whole Catholic world, which makes the appearance of such a document but natural: We trust that the echo of Our voice will reach every mind free from prejudice and every heart sincerely desirous of the good of mankind. We wish this the more because Our words are now receiving sorry confirmation from the spectacle of the bitter fruits of subversive ideas, which We foresaw and foretold, and which are, in fact, multiplying fearfully in the countries already stricken, or threatening every other country of the world."

False Principles of Communism

Pope Pius XI continues:

"Hence, We wish to expose once more, in a brief synthesis, the principles of Atheistic Communism as they are manifested chiefly in Bolshevism. We wish, also, to indicate its method of action and to contrast its false principles with the clear doctrine of the Church, in order to inculcate anew and with greater insistence, the means by which Christian civilization, the true civitas humana, can be saved from the satanic scourge, and not merely saved, but better developed for the well-being of human society."

Betrayal of the Watchmen

To further enunciate why such a policy of silence is morally reprehensible, consider the following lesson. Every bishop is a watchman. That is the meaning of the word "bishop" in Greek. We entrust our safety to the watchmen (the soldiers hired to man our outposts) to sound the alarms if they see the enemy approaching. But if the watchmen sleep on the job, so that they do not see the enemy coming, or if the watchmen strike a bargain to look the other way when they see the enemy at the gates, either way the people are not aroused from their slumber and are attacked without warning. In such instances, they have been betrayed by their watchmen.

For the Vatican to orchestrate a deal so as not to sound the alarm at the "approach" of the errors of Russia is a betrayal of the faithful. As God said to the prophet Ezekiel:

"... if the people of the land take a man ... and make him a watchman over them: And he see the sword coming upon the land, and sound the trumpet, and tell the people: Then he that heareth the sound of the trumpet, whosoever he be, and doth not look to himself, if the sword come, and cut him off: his blood shall be upon his own head. He heard the sound of the trumpet and did not look to himself, his blood shall be upon him: but if he look to himself, he shall save his life. And if the watchman see the sword coming, and sound not the trumpet: and the people look not to themselves, and the sword come, and cut off a soul from among them: he indeed is taken away in his iniquity, but I will require his blood at the hand of the watchman." (Ezek. 33:2-6)

Of course, this scriptural teaching about the duties of  a watchman is absolutely true, and is obviously applicable to the Pope and the bishops. They must sound the alarm. If they don't, they betray us and become answerable before God.

Vatican-Moscow Agreement Must Be Denounced

Pope Benedict XVI has promised more transparency in the recent Vatican leaks scandal (Jan. 2012 -  May 2012). Similarly, the secret VaticanMoscow Agreement needs to be (1) publicly admitted; (2) repudiated; and (3) the intellectual damage repaired through proper education of the bishops, priests and laity. To clarify and elaborate on this third point, anti-Communism has not been taught in the seminaries since the Second Vatican Council in 1962. The result is that current-day bishops and priests are ignorant in what should have been a vital aspect of their formation. As a consequence, Fatima has been removed from our schools, our pulpits, our Catholic press, from the Second Vatican Council and from the counselors of our bishops, their bishops conferences, and Papal Nuncios, etc., and the laity, for their part, do not even know to ask for what has been taken away from them.

Disclosure and reparation are of the highest priorities for the Church. In the meantime, since Providence has seen to it that this widespread error (i.e., our shepherds have neither denounced nor explained the error of Communism) has been brought to your attention by this article and by the book, False Friends of Fatima, you should take the time to inform yourself. Do not be deceived by the half-truths, the lies, the gross omissions and suppressions of truth proffered by the last three Vatican Secretaries of State.

Jesus said, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life," (John 14:6) and the Church applies the following words of Sacred Scripture to Our Lady: "I am the Mother of fair love, and of fear, and of knowledge, and of holy hope. In Me is all grace of the way and of the truth: in Me is all hope of life and of virtue." (Eccl. 24:24-25)

The Devil Is a Murderer and a Liar

While the devil is a murderer and - a liar from the beginning, Our Lord and Our Lady give witness to the truth: "And you shall know the truth: and the truth shall make you free." (John 8:32) Always remember that the lie enslaves you. You must not let yourself be deceived, and you must not deceive yourself. As Pope Benedict XVI said on May 13, 2010: "He deceives himself who thinks the prophetic mission of Fatima is concluded."

Because the Fatima requests are the definitive solution to defeating the devil and his agents, we must unmask Satan's lies and expose his lying cohorts who are working feverishly against Our Lady's message of world peace. The only path to that peace and the salvation of countless souls is through exact obedience to Our Lady of Fatima's solemn requests. We know that the victory of Our Lady over Satan - that is to say, Her victory over the errors of Russia - will not be the result of some other message, of some other apparition that has not been approved by the Church.

One of the more sophisticated techniques, or lying tricks, the devil uses to draw good people away from Fatima (and other Church-approved Marian apparitions) is for himself to appear as Our Lady. For example, when the Blessed Virgin came to St. Bernadette at Lourdes in 1858, the devil impersonated Her at 16 or more apparition sites near the French town of Lourdes. St. Paul tells us that "Satan himself transformeth himself into an angel of light." (2 Cor. 11:14) In the case of Lourdes, the devil transformed himself into the appearance of Our Lady to distract people and pull them away from the true message that Our Heavenly Mother was then giving to Saint Bernadette.

Fatima Cannot Be Replaced by Another Apparition

We know from the careful consideration of Our Lady's words that Fatima cannot ever be replaced by any other so-called apparition which pretends to be the continuation of Fatima. Our Lady was very clear when She said: "If My requests (i.e., those requests that She made at Fatima on July 13, 1917) are heeded (i.e., are obeyed by those to whom She put the requests), Russia will be converted and there will be peace; if not, she will spread her errors throughout the world, causing wars and persecutions of the Church. The good will be martyred, the Holy Father will have much to suffer, various nations will be anihilated."
Fatima Conditions Unequivocal

The conditions are unequivocal. They absolutely do not rely on some future apparition. They rest only upon the fulfillment of the Fatima requests. These conditions, above all, concern the release and publication of the full Third Secret of Fatima, the proper Consecration of Russia and the promise to promote the Five First Saturdays devotion.

Why is False Friends of Fatima so important at this time? After 35 years of my life, doing everything I can to bring the truth of Fatima to the attention of Catholic priests (I have 160,000 out of 409,000 total Catholic priests on my mailing list), and after writing to all 5,000 Catholic bishops about ten times a year for the past 25 years, I have come to the realization that, unless the lies against Fatima are exposed, and unless those "Judases" - those lying false friends of Fatima - are unmasked, the lies against Fatima will prevail and the devil will win in the near term. It is not only conceivable, but highly probable that BILLIONS of people will suffer violent deaths in the immediately coming years, because Our Lady predicted that "various nations will be annihilated". Many of those same souls who will perish, if all comes to pass, will go to Hell for all eternity.


  I beg you to inform yourself. Do not be deceived by the devil, or by his agents, or by the "useful idiots" who allow themselves to be deceived and, as a result, go about deceiving others.

  I beg you to read, intently, every page of False Friends of Fatima. If you think the author is mistaken on any point, please write to the publisher or to The Fatima Crusader. You will be given further material to prove the point and to answer any specific question.

If too many people refuse to inform themselves and take appropriate action to implement the whole Fatima Message in their lives and refuse to do their part to inform the Church of the full Fatima Message, horrible consequences will befall the entire world. If you inform yourself and act upon this information, Our Lady will protect you in the upcoming conflict.

For‚ those of us who survive beyond what appears to be World War III and the ensuing reign of the Antichrist or his precursors, we must persevere and cling to Our Lady's words of hope: "In the end, My Immaculate Heart will triumph. The Holy Father will consecrate Russia to Me, and she will be converted, and a certain period of peace will be granted to the world."

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Taken from Autumn 2012 Issue, The Fatima Crusader