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May 28, 2004

Linda L. Hughes
5 Field
Irvine, CA 92620

Fr. Nicholas Gruner
Fatima Center
Servants of Jesus and Mary
17000 State Route 30
Constable, NY 12926

Dear Fr. Gruner,

Attached you will find a copy of the letter which I wrote to Fr. Mitch Pacwa on EWTN. I had written an earlier one but discarded it, not believing that Fr. Pacwa and EWTN would support such mean-spirited propaganda as demonstrated by Fr. Robert Fox on a very recent EWTN Live program. I still do not think that they would, knowingly. However, the special report by Christopher A. Ferrara on ‘Fr. Fox’s Modernist Assault on Fatima’ changed my mind immediately. I now know it is my Christian duty to defend to EWTN not only you and your Apostolate, but Our Lady and our Church as well. I was so deeply upset and distressed to read about the Hindu pagan ceremony at Fatima. It literally broke my heart. I can’t even imagine how Jesus and Our Lady must feel. When I went to Adoration that evening after reading about this blasphemous event, I talked to Our Lord about it. I am still very sad about these and other abuses in our Church, but have come to realize that things will never be the same as when we were growing up. We just have to remember that Our Lord knows all this, and more, and is in complete control. We must just keep fighting the good fight and pray for our enemies both within and outside our beloved Church — an example which you yourself have set.

Thank you always for your loving selflessness in the face of unrelenting persecutions which have followed you for years. Thank you for never giving up, when it would be so easy to do. Thank you for keeping us in your prayers. I will continue to keep you in my daily prayers, as well.

May God bless and keep you.

Respectfully yours in Jesus, Mary and Joseph,

Linda L. Hughes

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