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http://www.fatimacrusader.com/cr100/cr_100_supplement.pdf Julie Fehr Julie is in charge of Ecclesiastical contact, keeping in touch with hundreds of bishops and thousands of priests. She also looks after Mass Stipends, as well as our India Office and the Orphanage. She has 2 grown children and has been with us for 20 years.
Alessandro Fuligni Alessandro is our first office manager in our Rome, Italy office. He has assisted with many Rome projects including our Bishops Conferences. He continues to assist with projects and is our translator for our apostolate’s Italian books and other literature as well as for our Italian Fatima TV programs.
He has worked for our apostolate for 13 years.
Loretta Humphrey At present Loretta is Coralie’s assistant and also looks after the web book stores. Over the many, many years she has done various jobs here. Loretta and her husband (who also works here) have 3 grown children and 1 grandchild.
Julie Jones Julie is the Business Manager for the Apostolate. She does all the purchasing and negotiating of prices. Julie came to work at the Apostolate part time when she was 16. After she finished school she became full time and has been here ever since – 20 years – which is more than half her life. Julie has one teenage son.
http://www.fatimacrusader.com/cr100/cr_100_supplement.pdf Michael Longval Michael is our General Manager, and travels extensively with and for Father. He has been with the Apostolate for 18 years.
Michael has 3 children, a girl and 2 boys.
Julian Maxwell Julian looks after Mass Stipends. He is very organized and an excellent record keeper. He also helps with driving when needed. He has been here for 15 years.
Michael Morrin Mike is in charge of Plant Services, which includes the press department, the drivers, packaging and shipping, international shipments, inventory, as well as Canada and US Customs. He and his wife emigrated here from England with their 4 children including twins and he’s been at The Fatima Center for 17 years.
Dianne Sansano Dianne has been opening mail and doing banking for 16 years. She also has other administrative duties. Dianne has 3 grown sons.
Joanna Swords Joanna Swords oversees international free distribution of our apostolate literature and sacramentals. This includes managing our Fatima Center Volunteer Department and our apostolate shipping departments. She is liaison for a number of our international offices, some of which she helped establish or grow. She works on developing new pieces of Fatima Center literature. She is one of the initial Fatima Center volunteers (since 1995).
A Beacon of Faith that Reaches Millions Congratulations to Father Nicholas Gruner and the staff of The Fatima Crusader on its 100th edition! Given the innumerable problems through the years, it is a feat short of miraculous! This journal, reaching millions of people worldwide, has led to the conversion of many Catholics from liberalism to orthodoxy because it has promoted with singlemindedness the complete un-politically correct Message of Our Lady of Fatima. It seems that Our Lady of Fatima blesses those who spread and obey Her requests by leading them into the Light, whilst those who reject them slide into the darkness of today’s confused Catholicism.
May the Crusader continue to be a beacon for the Faith, spreading the unadulterated Message of Fatima for as long as Our Blessed Mother requires!
Cornelia R. FerreiraAuthorCanada
http://www.fatimacrusader.com/cr100/cr_100_supplement.pdf “Mary, Mary, and Mary” Once I asked a convert friend of mine what it was that kept Protestants from converting to the Catholic Church. He said, “Three things.” When I asked him what those three things were, he said, “Mary, Mary, and Mary.” I believed him. He was simply testifying to what he had run into continually as a Protestant over many years time.
How should we respond to this “obstacle” in the way of an embrace of the Faith by so many? We know how many so-called Catholics have responded to this “problem” since Vatican II. They have minimized Our Lady’s position in Catholic life and Catholic doctrine. It seems to me that this response is exactly the opposite of the one we should give to this situation. In this regard, we cannot be “Marian” enough.
In our own 21st Century, we need not “fetch” for arguments in favor of Our Lady’s importance in the life of the Church, in the life of the individual faithful soul, and in the everyday life of the world itself.
She Herself, in the Fatima apparitions and in the Miracle of the Sun on October 13, 1917, demonstrated in the most clear and convincing way possible, the favor which She enjoys at the side of Our Lord Jesus Christ. In this regard, let us not forget two very significant things about the events that occurred at Fatima from May to October 1917. On July 13, 1917, Our Lady said to the three children of Fatima, “In October, I will say who I am and what I want and I will work a miracle so that all may believe.” Notice, “I will work a miracle.” Our Lady would be the one who would perform the most publicly spectacular miracle since the Resurrection.
And just like the Resurrection, its time would be predicted with perfect exactness. Who is this Woman who can even command the sun? It was at Her efficacious gesture that the “Dance of the Sun” began. As Sister Lucy reported, “Opening Her hands, She made them reflect on the sun, and as She went up the reflection of Her own light continued to project itself on the sun.” Congratulations to The Fatima Crusader for its 100th issue. Fr.
Gruner and The Fatima Crusader give to the Fatima Message the serious and constant concern that Our Lady demands.
Peter E. Chojnowski, Ph.D.
Professor of Philosophy USA
Father Paul Kramer Lecturer and author of numerous articles on the Catholic Faith, Father Kramer has been a contributor to The Fatima Crusader for more than 20 years. Father received his B.Ph., S.T.B. from the Angelicum in Rome and his Master of Divinity at Holy Apostles College in CT.
Edwin Faust Ed is a Catholic essayist, speaker and commentator. His articles have appeared in many Catholic publications as well as The Fatima Crusader magazine. He recently retired from a career in the secular press as a reporter and a news editor. Ed and his wife have three sons.