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Special Report:
Bertone’s Cover-up of Third Secret Continues to Unravel
Vatican security guards forcefully removed Antonio Socci and Solideo Paolini, two highly respected Italian journalists whose research leads them to conclude that the entire Third Secret has not yet been revealed, from an event in which Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Bertone was about to present his book promoting his claim that the Third Secret has been fully revealed. Socci had earlier requested to be allowed to ask just one single question to the Cardinal, to which the prelate could answer with a simple yes or no.

Special Report:
Declaration of Dr. Solideo Paolini
In response to an alleged denial by Archbishop Capovilla of his explosive testimony previously given to Solideo Paolini — with explicit permission given to publish — concerning the existence of a yet-to-be disclosed part of the Third Secret of Fatima, Dr. Paolini makes several observations regarding this “denial”, first published in a women’s lifestyle and fashion magazine and coming ten months after the widespread publication of the Archbishop’s original declaration.

Archbishop Capovilla’s Certified Notes Re: the Third Secret (Italian Original)
This document is a true copy of the contemporaneous documentation of Archbishop Loris F. Capovilla, former personal Secretary of Pope John XXIII, confirming the existence of the “Capovilla envelope” pertaining to the Third Secret of Fatima, which was kept in the papal apartment. Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Bertone has never produced this envelope, even though Capovilla’s evidence has finally forced him to admit its existence.

Archbishop Capovilla’s Certified Notes Re: the Third Secret (English Translation)
This document is a translation of the contemporaneous documentation of Archbishop Loris F. Capovilla, confirming the existence of the “Capovilla envelope” pertaining to the Third Secret of Fatima, which was kept in the papal apartment.

Speakers’ Excerpts:
The Third Secret Cover-up
by Christopher A. Ferrara
This is an edited transcript of most of a talk given by Christopher Ferrara at the conference in Botucatu, Brazil. Mr. Ferrara explores and analyzes the continuing deceptive public declarations of Cardinal Bertone regarding the Third Secret of Fatima, demonstrating again and again that the Cardinal is deliberately hiding part of the Third Secret and that the Cardinal’s own statements on Italian TV acknowledge de facto that there’s more to the Third Secret than what he insists is all there is.

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The Third Secret is Important to YOU!
by Coralie Graham
Can we be certain we will not follow the third of the stars of Heaven that are dragged down to earth and put in the service of the devil? Mrs. Graham’s introduction to the Special Third Secret Issue should inspire everyone to read each and every article in this very important Crusader.

What’s IN the Third Secret?
by Father Patrick Perez
The Third Secret is a warning to all the Catholic faithful. We must be on our guard, and to do that we must know what to watch out for.

An Answer to Poor Excuses and “Mental Reservations”
by Father Nicholas Gruner, B. Comm.; S.T.B.;  S.T.L.; S.T.D. (Cand.)
Pope John Paul II and Cardinal Ratzinger have told us certain parts of the Third Secret in an oblique manner. And in so doing, they feel the entire Third Secret has been released. There is an obligation to tell the truth clearly – no excuse can justify the delays since 1960. It is time for God’s watchmen to step forward and do their duty.

The Third Secret:
Your Right to Know It, Your Obligation to Seek It
This poignant question and answer session reminds the lay person that he has to get involved in the release of the Third Secret. Seven steps are listed, including prayer, phone calls, and petitions. The results of your actions may help bring about the period of peace we so desperately need.

A Layman speaks out:
Why the Third Secret Must be Released NOW!
Letter to the Editor from R. Zisk
In this letter Mr. Zisk briefly outlines the problems of the world today and the only solution – the Consecration of Russia.

Civil War Rages in Rome Over Third Secret of Fatima
by Christopher A. Ferrara
Cardinal Bertone is caught between a rock and a hard place. He has published a book that is supposed to refute a book published by Antonio Socci. Socci concluded that part of the Third Secret has been withheld. Bertone attacked the messenger and not the message. Sound familiar?

Dear Cardinal Bertone:
Who — Between You and Me — is Deliberately Lying?
And Please Don't Mention Freemasonry
by Antonio Socci
Is Antonio Socci helping Masonry, is he a “liar” or “someone who consciously lies”? Or has Cardinal Bertone gone too far in trying to defend the indefensible? It would probably take another book for Bertone to respond to all the questions his book The Last Seer of Fatima inadvertently raises.

Bertone in the “Wasp’s Nest” of Controversy
by Antonio Socci
Porta a Porta  handed Cardinal Bertone a gift-wrapped opportunity to quash his critics. He failed miserably. As a Catholic journalist, all Mr. Socci is seeking is the truth. We have to wonder, what are the motives for the Cardinal’s strange behavior?

The Explosive Testimony of Archbishop Capovilla
A discussion with Solideo Paolini
by John Vennari
An interview Mr. Paolini had with Archbishop Capovilla may have been the catalyst for the confrontation between Cardinal Bertone and Antonio Socci. When asked if there were two texts regarding the Third Secret, the Archbishop responded “Precisely so.” The Cardinal’s book did not refute this comment, making it harder for anyone to believe anything Bertone says.

Porta à Porta
The Cardinal Secretary of State, Cardinal Bertone, in an effort to bury once and for all the most important part of the Third Secret, did the unthinkable! He wrote a book and did a TV show.

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“The Fourth Secret of Fatima”
by John Vennari
The Fatima Crusader, in an article by Andrew Cesanek in issue 64, presented ten facts to show that there were two texts of the Third Secret. Antonio Socci, with the collaboration of Solideo Paolini, has come to the same conclusion. This article should encourage everyone to insist on the Consecration of Russia as requested by Our Lady of Fatima.

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An Explanation of the Current-Day Crisis:
Diabolical Disorientation
by Father Nicholas Gruner
Most people have experienced disorientation but are they aware of “diabolical disorientation”? Sister Lucy coined this term in her writings between 1969 and 1971 and it may even be part of what is in the Third Secret. In this article Father Gruner warns of the devil’s attempts to make people think that a lie is the truth. The first line of defense is prayer, especially the Rosary, as both Sister Lucy and Our Lady of Fatima stressed so often.

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Living Our Daily Lives In the Light of the Fatima Secret
Extracts taken from recent interview with Father Nicholas Gruner, S.T.L., S.T.D. (Cand.)
We are in great danger. And in this very challenging interview Father Gruner asks probing questions and gives definitive answers. Who should we trust? What must we do? What is apostasy? Is the possibility of encouraging Russia’s aggression behind the Vatican’s refusal to give us the real Third Secret? Read this article and you will “know the truth” and be better able to play your very important role in defending the Catholic Faith.

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The Imminent Chastisement for Not Fulfilling Our Lady’s Request
by Father Paul Kramer, B.Ph., S.T.B., M.Div., S.T.L. (Cand.)
Our Lady of Fatima warned of world chastisement. Her warning has not deterred mankind from continuing to follow the path to hell. The Third Secret details the nature of the Great Chastisement, which includes a great trial for the Catholic Church. Father Kramer knows that what was revealed on June 26, 2000 was "not the Secret", and Cardinal Ratzinger even admitted that in the Secret, Our Lady warns of an evil council. The Masons have a plan for a world republic; Our Lady has a plan for world peace; Our Lord has the final say.

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Sister Lucy Has Gone to Her Eternal Reward:
Now It's Up to YOU
by Father Nicholas Gruner, S.T.L, S.T.D. (Cand.)
With the miracle that 70,000 people witnessed on October 13, 1917, God has endorsed the truth of the Fatima Message. Father Gruner reminds us of our obligation to believe and obey the Message of Fatima. He points to the concealed but potentially fatal danger to our Faith - which Sister Lucy warned us about and which threatens us in our time - and its remedy.

Sister Lucy Dies; but Full Third Secret Yet to be Released

Statement from The Fatima Center to the World's Press

The Fatima Center reaffirms its position on the Third Secret and comments on the significance that Sister Lucy's passing will have on its release.

Sister Lucy's Cell Ordered Sealed by Cardinal Ratzinger
by Christopher Ferrara
Christopher Ferrara reports on the sealing of Sister Lucy's room in the convent at Coimbra - within a day of her death - and of any "diaries and communications" found therein. He examines some of the possible motives and provides very telling commentary by Vittorio Messori - one of Italy's top journalists - regarding this unusual action.

The last published statement before she was silenced by the Vatican 45 years ago.
Authentic Prophetic Interview with Sister Lucy of Fatima
A Report by Father Fuentes
This is the famous interview of Sister Lucy by Father Fuentes on December 26, 1957. It answers the most commonly asked questions about the Third Secret and the Consecration of Russia, uncovering the ominous fate the whole world faces "unless we obtain beforehand the conversion of that poor nation". Sister Lucy indicates to us the unique remedy for our times that Our Lady Herself has invested with great graces. This interview also answers many of the most pertinent questions pertaining to the Message of Fatima.

The Silencing of Sister Lucy

1917-2005

A Fatima Center Report
Where truth is unwelcome, its messengers suffer the consequences. This article examines the many concrete steps taken by various Vatican prelates to keep Sister Lucy silent on the Consecration of Russia and the Third Secret of Fatima. This is Part One of a four-part series.

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By What Authority Must We Believe?
Edited Transcript of a Speech by Father Nicholas Gruner, S.T.L., S.T.D. (Cand.)
Father Nicholas Gruner discusses our obligation to believe the Fatima Message because God Himself has given it to us, through His holy Mother. Our Lady has promised Her victory, Her triumph. Yet She has chosen to win through us. Therefore, he explains, it is time for us to do our part.

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The Third Secret Reveals the Great Chastisement
by Father Paul Kramer, B.Ph., S.T.B., M.Div., S.T.L. (Cand.)
Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, after June 26, 2000, in a private conversation with a personal friend of Pope John Paul II, was asked: "Was the whole Third Secret revealed in your press conference?" Ratzinger admitted, "Truly, that was not all of it." So what does the Third Secret of Fatima really reveal? In this article Father Paul Kramer explains that the Third Secret does not concern the annihilation of nations, nuclear war or the bloody persecution of the Church. Rather, it is something much worse. This article discusses what the core of the Third Secret really is.

Prelude to Anti-Christ

Guerra's Lesson for us All

by Father Nicholas Gruner, S.T.L., S.T.D. (Cand.)
in this article Father Nicholas Gruner discusses the pagan sacrilege at Fatima, the Shrine Rector's role in it, and the far-reaching implications it has on us and the state of the world. He explains the magnitude of this unprecedented incident, which is being repeated in Catholic churches in various parts of the world, and what we faithful Catholics must do to protect our souls and our Faith.

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The Darkness Descends Upon Us

May God Have Mercy on us All

by Father Nicholas Gruner, S.T.L., S.T.D. (Cand.)
The devil's battle for your soul has entered a new stage. In this article Father Gruner explains what apostasy is, the gravity of it, and the most recent manifestation of this terrible sin.

A New Fatima for the New Church
by Christopher A. Ferrara
In this article, Christopher Ferrara discusses how, with the plans for the "new inter-religious Fatima Shrine", the current neo-Catholic establishment is joining the post-Conciliar Revolution in revising the true Message of Fatima.

The Abomination of Desolation at Fatima
by Father Nicholas Gruner, S.T.L., S.T.D. (Cand.)
In these reflections on the October 2003 inter-religious conference held at Fatima, Father Gruner discusses the "new inter-religious Fatima Shrine" planned for Fatima, and explains that if it is not the Abomination of Desolation predicted by Our Lord, it is at least a forerunner of that ultimate desecration.

The Abomination:
The Desecration of Fatima
by Father Paul Kramer, B.Ph., S.T.B., M.Div., S.T.L. (Cand.)
In this article, Father Kramer discusses the sacredness of the Catholic sanctuary, and the forces that are currently attacking and undermining the Church. He explains how this assault on the Church has manifested itself in the new inter-religious plans for the sacred Fatima Shrine, and what we as Catholics are obliged to do in the face of this abomination.

Sister Lucy's Warning:
The Last Times of the World
Sister Lucy of Fatima has warned us that we are living in the Last Times of the world. This article contains eye-opening extracts of what she said on this very critical subject to Father Augustine Fuentes on December 26, 1957, in the last interview she gave before being silenced by Vatican officials.

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Truth Does Not Change:
If We Lose Dogma, We Lose Our Souls
by Father Nicholas Gruner, S.T.L., S.T.D. (Cand.)
In the Third Secret of Fatima, Our Lady is warning us against apostasy. As Father Gruner explains, truth does not change. One of the greatest defenses against apostasy is to have a firm grasp of and adherence to the dogmatic definitions of the Catholic Faith.

The Impending Great Chastisement Revealed in the Third Secret (Part II)
by Father Paul Kramer, B.Ph., S.T.B., M.Div., S.T.L. (Cand.)
In Part I of this article, Father Kramer dealt with the physical aspect of the chastisement, which is the role of Russia in raising up wars and bringing about the annihilation of nations. Yet this is not the most frightful aspect of the chastisement foretold in the Third Secret. What is most frightful, Father Kramer explains in Part II, is the spiritual chastisement the Secret foretells.

Sister Lucy’s Nephew Speaks Out Regarding the Third Secret

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The Impending Great Chastisement Revealed in the Third Secret of Fatima (Part I)
by Father Paul Kramer, B.Ph., S.T.B., M.Div., S.T.L. (Cand.)
The Message of Fatima, and in particular the Third Secret, warns of the Great Chastisement by which God will punish the whole world for the crimes of sinful humanity if people do not repent and stop offending God! Read this article for more about the now impending Great Chastisement.

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The Pope Proclaims May 13 Feast of Our Lady of Fatima
by Father Paul Kramer, B.Ph., S.T.B., M.Div., S.T.L. (Cand.)
With the proclamation of the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima, Pope John Paul II gave the Fatima apparitions the highest form of approval they have yet received, assuring us that the Message of Fatima is not a part of the past, but especially relevant today. Father Kramer explains that since the apparitions are a fulfillment of prophecy, as indicated by the Pope himself, the Third Secret has definite implications for our times.

The Third Secret of Fatima:
Has It Been Completely Revealed?
by Rev. Father Gérard Mura
This article is an excerpt from a soon-to-be published work by Father Mura, which extensively covers Fatima and its Message. In this article, Father Mura calls into doubt the assurances of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith on June 26, 2000 that there is nothing more to the Third Secret than the text published by them on that day.

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Pope John Paul II Gives Us the Key to the Real Third Secret (Part III)
by Father Nicholas Gruner, S.T.L., S.T.D. (Cand.)
Father Gruner concludes this series by explaining how we can be morally certain that what he discusses is in fact part of the Third Secret, what action the faithful can take, and what evidence of a cover-up exists. Our Lady of Fatima said, "In Portugal the dogma of the Faith will always be preserved, etc." What is dogma? And what does this have to do with the Third Secret? In this series, Father Gruner shows us how we can protect our souls; how we can know, without a shadow of a doubt, what our Faith asks of us; and how this helps us to understand the innermost contents of the Third Secret.

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Pope John Paul II Gives Us the Key to the Real Third Secret (Part II)
by Father Nicholas Gruner, S.T.L., S.T.D. (Cand.)
In Part II, Father Gruner explains how to know the identity of those persons in the Catholic Church who are undermining the Catholic Faith and thereby threatening your salvation. He also summarizes the Third Secret and explains its importance to your eternal salvation. Our Lady of Fatima said, "In Portugal the dogma of the Faith will always be preserved, etc." What is dogma, and what does it have to do with the Third Secret? In this series, Father Gruner shows us how we can protect our souls, know our faith, and better understand the innermost contents of the Third Secret of Fatima.

Who is in Error: The Mother of God or Father Fox?
by Andrew M. Cesanek
This is a copy of a letter addressed to Inside the Vatican in response to a "Letter to the Editor" published in that magazine, in which Father Robert Fox derides the idea that there are "two distinct documents" constituting the Third Secret of Fatima.

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Pope John Paul II Gives Us the Key to the Real Third Secret (Part I)
by Father Nicholas Gruner, S.T.L., S.T.D. (Cand.)
This article is based on Pope John Paul II's sermon on May 13, 2000 (see Issue #64). Our Lady of Fatima said, "In Portugal the dogma of the Faith will always be preserved, etc." What is dogma, and what does it have to do with the Third Secret? In this series, Father Gruner shows us how we can protect our souls, know what our Catholic Faith asks of us, and how we can better understand the innermost contents of the Third Secret of Fatima. In Part I, Father Gruner specifically discusses how the Pope has revealed to us the essence of the Third Secret - that the Catholic Faith is being undermined in our time by (among others) one third of the Catholic clergy.

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Cardinal Ratzinger Misleads Church Over "Third Secret" of Fatima
by Kevin Hill, Ph.D., K. Bennett, C. D'Souza, A. Skinner
This is an Open Letter sent to Pope John Paul II on September 28, 2000 by Catholic Action in Wellington, New Zealand. It concerns the false statement made by Cardinal Ratzinger and Archbishop Bertone at the release of the Third Secret that "There is only one manuscript, which is here reproduced photostatically."

Cardinal Ratzinger's Third Secret
by Father Gregorius D. Hesse, S.T.D., J.C.L., J.C.D. (Cand.)
In Issue No. 64 of The Fatima Crusader, several experts dealt with the publication of a part of the Third Secret of Fatima by Cardinal Ratzinger and Archbishop Bertone. This article expands upon this issue by presenting a theological examination of their document, especially Cardinal Ratzinger's erroneous comments on the Third Secret.

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Fatima Revered or Reviled?
by John Vennari
This article is an analysis of what was released on June 26, 2000 regarding the Third Secret of Fatima, especially concerning the points that don't seem to make sense. This article also examines the section of the Vatican's June 26 document on the Message of Fatima which states that the Consecration of Russia has been accomplished and that, "... any further discussion or request is without basis."

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Are There Two Original Manuscripts on the Third Secret?
by Andrew M. Cesanek
Is the Third Secret of Fatima completely contained within a single document or has it been written down as two documents? It appears that there are two documents containing the Third Secret, but what evidence is there to support the existence of a second document? Read this article to find out what the facts show.

The Other Manuscript: What To Do About It!
Interview with Father Nicholas Gruner, S.T.L., S.T.D. (Cand.)
In this interview with the Editor of The Fatima Crusader, Father Nicholas Gruner addresses the existence of two separate documents containing the Third Secret of Fatima, and outlines the courses of action we can all take to help resolve the issue.

The 3rd Secret Vision Explained
Interview with Father Nicholas Gruner, S.T.L., S.T.D. (Cand.)
This is an edited transcript of an interview of Father Nicholas Gruner with Tom Massett, for the 'Heaven's Peace Plan' Radio Program, concerning the Third Secret vision released by the Vatican in June 2000.

26 June 2000:
Third Secret Revealed. But Not All of It!
by Father Paul Kramer, B.Ph., S.T.B., M.Div., S.T.L. (Cand.)
Father Paul Kramer presents an extended commentary on what the Vatican released on June 26, 2000 as the Third Secret, discussing the "official" flawed interpretation of the Secret, the attempt to place the fulfillment of Fatima prophecies in the past, and the fact that the Consecration of Russia has not been accomplished. He also discusses the obligation to believe the Message of Fatima, and concludes with an explanation that the Fatima prophecies will only be events that are "part of the past" when the Collegial Consecration of Russia is performed and Russia is converted to the Catholic Faith.

15 Years Ago:
Cardinal Ratzinger on the Third Secret
by Frère Michel de la Sainte Trinité
In a long interview on the crisis of Faith, with journalist Vittorio Messori in 1984, Cardinal Ratzinger discussed the contents of the Third Secret of Fatima. This interview, published in the Italian journal Jesus in November 1984, contained an important section devoted to the Third Secret. When this same interview appeared in book form, the few pages devoted to the Third Secret were profoundly modified. See for yourself, in this article, the discrepancies between the two versions of Cardinal Ratzinger's published remarks and Frère Michel's analysis of both versions.

26 June 2000:
The 3rd Secret Release Raises More Questions
Interview with Father Nicholas Gruner, S.T.L., S.T.D. (Cand.)
Readers of The Fatima Crusader have been waiting to hear Father Gruner's assessment of the alleged text of the Third Secret of Fatima published by the Vatican on June 26, 2000. Here, Father Gruner answers the most commonly asked questions, including questions about the completeness of the published text, Cardinal Ratzinger's proposed interpretation and theological commentary, the promised Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and conversion of Russia, etc.

Apostasy Will Invade the Church
by Frère Michel de la Sainte Trinité
This article is composed of excerpts from Frère Michel's The Whole Truth About Fatima, about the Third Secret of Fatima and the unprecedented apostasy in the Church. He demonstrates that since 1960 this prophecy of apostasy is being fulfilled before our eyes, and that as long as Our Lady's requests are not obeyed, it will continue to ravage the Church.

Grave Shortcomings of the Upper Hierarchy
by Frère Michel de la Sainte Trinité
This article is composed of excerpts from Frère Michel's The Whole Truth About Fatima, describing how the Third Secret of Fatima refers to grave shortcomings of the upper hierarchy of the Church. These grave shortcomings explain an impressive collection of diverse and independent facts concerning the Secret, such as why it was so difficult for Sister Lucy to write it down and why the Secret still has not been revealed.

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Some American Bishops Betray the Unborn
by Father Paul Trinchard, S.T.L.
The Third Secret speaks of grave dangers for the Catholic Faith and betrayal of the Church arising in our time. Here is just one sad example.

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Modernists in Our Midst are:
Corrupters of Morality
by Father Enrique T. Rueda
Our Lady warns us in the Third Secret of Fatima that errors against the Faith will be spread within the Church. This article of Father Rueda illustrates the fact that indeed the faithful must be allowed to know the Third Secret so they can protect their souls in these days of heresy and apostasy.

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The Third Secret Regards …
"Apostasy in the Church"
by Lucio Brunelli and Cardinal Oddi
In this interview discussing the Third Secret of Fatima, published in Il Sabato magazine in Rome, Italy on March 17, 1990, Cardinal Silvio Oddi said: "The Blessed Virgin was alerting us against apostasy in the Church." Cardinal Oddi further explains.

The Third Secret:
Our Lady Requested It to be Officially Revealed to the Faithful by 1960
by Frère Michel de la Sainte Trinité
This extract about the revelation of the Third Secret is taken from Volume III of The Whole Truth About Fatima by Frère Michel de la Sainte Trinité. It explains why the Third Secret was not disclosed to the world in 1960.

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The Third Secret for our time gives:
Dramatic Predictions About the Pope (Part II)
by Frère Michel de la Sainte Trinité
Frère Michel de la Sainte Trinité, in his book The Whole Truth About Fatima, discusses how the Third Secret of Fatima gives definite predictions concerning the Pope.

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The Third Secret …
"Many Antichrists Have Come" (1 John 2:18)

Part III: A Plea to Our Shepherds

by John Collorafi
If Sister Lucy, following the wishes of the Blessed Virgin at Fatima, indicated that the Third Secret should have been revealed in 1960, why have the popes not done so? Read this article for more information on this.

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The Third Secret …
"Many Antichrists Have Come" (1 John 2:18)

Part I: The Third Secret of Fatima, the Last Times and the Crisis in the Church

by John Collorafi
Part I of this article discusses the testimony of Cardinal Ratzinger, published in an Italian journal in November 1984, concerning the Third Secret of Fatima, the Last Times, and the Crisis in the Church.

The Third Secret …
"Many Antichrists Have Come" (1 John 2:18)

Part II: The Third Secret of Fatima and Heresy in the Church

by John Collorafi
Part II of this article discusses the Third Secret of Fatima, the betrayal of the clergy and heresy in the Church.

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The Third Secret Revealed …
by Frère Michel de la Sainte Trinité
This article is a brief summary of Frère Michel's third volume of The Whole Truth About Fatima, which is dedicated to the Third Secret of Fatima. This article talks about the writing down, passing on and reading of the Third Secret, as well as its contents.

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Authentic Prophetic Interview With Sister Lucy of Fatima
by Father Fuentes
This interview of Sister Lucy by Father Fuentes on December 26, 1957 answers the most common questions about the Third Secret and the Consecration of Russia, while warning us of the dangers if we do not pay attention to Our Lady of Fatima's Message. In this interview, Sister Lucy warns about - among other things - the defection of priests, Russia's role in punishing the world, how both the good and the bad ignore Fatima, the urgency of conversion of all people, and the power of the holy Rosary to solve all problems, both spiritual and temporal.

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Cardinal Ratzinger Speaks on
The Third Secret of Fatima

With Commentary by Father Joseph de Ste. Marie

This article contains Cardinal Ratzinger's enlightening comments about the Third Secret of Fatima, including the full text of his interview on the Third Secret published in the November 11, 1984 edition of Jesus magazine, in which the Cardinal gives us valuable insight as to the contents of the Third Secret. In this article, Cardinal Ratzinger's comments are analyzed by world-renowned Fatima theologian, Father Joseph de Ste. Marie, Professor of Sacred Theology at the Pontifical Faculty of St. Theresa in Rome.

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Pope John Paul II Speaks on the Third Secret of Fatima
Reprinted here is an English translation of the dialogue, concerning the Third Secret of Fatima, between Pope John Paul II and a restricted group of German Catholics at Fulda during his visit to Germany in 1981. The account was originally published in October 1981 and translated for Approaches magazine (Hamish Fraser, editor).

Related Books & Booklets

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Fatima in Twilight

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The Whole Truth About Fatima

The Secret of Fatima … Revealed

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  • 3/16/10 -  Ferrara’s Latest Exposé on the Third Secret: An Answer to Socci’s Critics
    An article and a widely circulated booklet by one Antonio A. Borelli, purporting to “clarify” the debate over the Third Secret of Fatima and the Consecration of Russia, together comprise what is actually a study in obfuscation. But, as the following commentary shows, Borelli inadvertently demonstrates what has become morally certain: that part of the Third Secret — the explanatory words of the Virgin — has yet to be revealed, and that the Consecration has yet to be done.


  • 05/12/08 - Good Counsel Publications Announces Launch of Web Site for The Secret Still Hidden
    In The Secret Still Hidden Christopher A. Ferrara, American Civil Rights Lawyer and Journalist, accuses the Vatican Secretary of State of cover-up and deception.


  • 04/30/08 -  Re: Leading American Catholic Writer accuses Vatican Second-in-command of Cover-Up and Deception 
    This press release was sent to various media to alert them to a breaking story, which cannot fail to interest and then shock and provoke … Catholics and non-Catholic alike. The Secret Still Hidden, set for publication on May 8th, is the extensively documented exposé of the Vatican’s on-going 48-year suppression of the most important part of the Third Secret revealed to Sister Lucia of Fatima. Compared to this devious web of deceit spun by certain people in the Vatican, the fictional Da Vinci Code looks like a simple child’s mystery story!


  • 04/15/08 -  MEDIA RELEASE American Civil Rights Lawyer and Journalist Accuses Vatican Secretary of State of Cover-Up and Deception 
    On the eve of the Pope’s visit to America, a major scandal in Italy involving the Pope's Secretary of State, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone — who will be accompanying the Pope — is about to erupt on these shores. In Italy, the renowned Catholic television host and commentator, Antonio Socci, has publicly accused Cardinal Bertone of concealing a text containing the words of the Virgin Mary in the famous "Third Secret" of Fatima. Bertone's "interpretation" of the Third Secret has been ridiculed in the Italian press.


  • 09/27/07 -  FATIMA: A Reserved Note of L.F. Capovilla – 17 May 1967 This document consists of some certified notes of Archbishop Capovilla regarding the Third Secret.


  • 09/26/07 -  Two Italian Journalists Assaulted by Vatican Bodyguards at Bertone Event
    Two Italian journalists, whose research leads them to conclude that there is still a part of the Third Secret yet to be released, were physically assaulted at a recent event conducted by Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Bertone to promote his book L’Ultima Veggente di Fatima (The Last Seer of Fatima).


  • 09/26/07 -  Bertone’s Cover-up of the Third Secret Continues to Unravel
    The Fatima Center, the world’s largest apostolate promoting the full Message of Fatima, was outraged to learn of the assault on Dr. Antonio Socci and Dr. Solideo Paolini.


  • 09/24/07 -  Vatican Bodyguards Rough up Socci and Paolini
    Cardinal Bertone refused any challenge regarding the Third Secret at a September 21 special event held in Rome near the Vatican, in which he conducted a formal presentation of his book The Last Seer of Fatima which propounds the entire Third Secret has been revealed.


  • 09/18/07 -  Declaration of Dr. Solideo Paolini 
    “Some of the media (and here in Italy there were not many) have reported the news of an interview given by His Excellency, Archbishop Loris Francesco Capovilla, Personal Secretary of John XXIII, in which it is alleged he would deny the existence of 'the Fourth Secret' of Fatima. Having spoken many times about this matter with Archbishop Capovilla, and publishing the information he gave me because at that time he gave me explicit permission to publish it, therefore I now make the following observations: …”.


  • 08/21/07 -  Report from Italy: My Meetings with Archbishop Capovilla and the Socci – Cardinal Bertone Struggle
    Italian journalist Solideo Paolini reports in detail on his meetings with Archbishop Capovilla, former personal Secretary of Pope John XXIII, in which Mr. Paolini obtained the crucial testimony of the Archbishop that there are two texts of the Third Secret. This is an edited transcript of the speech given by Mr. Paolini to nearly 200 bishops and priests at the Last Chance for World Peace Conference in Botucatu, Brazil in August 2007.


  • 06/07 -  The Explosive Testimony of Archbishop Capovilla
    Italian journalist Solideo Paolini, author of a book on Fatima entitled Do Not Despise Prophecy, obtained the crucial testimony of Archbishop Capovilla, former personal Secretary of Pope John XXIII, that there are indeed two separate texts of the Third Secret of Fatima. Earlier this year, John Vennari, editor of Catholic Family News, had the opportunity to ask Mr. Paolini some questions regarding his interview with Archbishop Capovilla and to explain why the testimony of Archbishop Capovilla is important.


  • 05/29/07 -  Who — between you and me — is Deliberately Lying?
    On May 12, Antonio Socci issued a forceful response originally titled “Dear Cardinal Bertone: Who — Between You and I — is the one Who’s Lying and Knowing It?” The article appeared in the May 12 edition of the Italian paper Libero as “Socci Destroys Bertone”. Here is the full text of Socci’s rebuttal, previously summarized in “Antonio Socci Refutes Cardinal Bertone’s New Book on the Third Secret”.


  • 05/24/07 -  Cardinal Bertone’s Version of Third Secret Refuted
    The Fatima Center, the world's largest Fatima apostolate promoting the full Message of Fatima, applauds Antonio Socci’s rebuttal to Cardinal Bertone’s new book on the Third Secret.


  • 05/23/07 -  Cardinal Bertone vs. Antonio Socci
    Cardinal Bertone attempts an answer to Antonio Socci’s explosive book accusing the Vatican of covering up the Third Secret of Fatima, but the Cardinal only succeeds in embarrassing himself and confirming the suspicions of the faithful.


  • 05/16/07 -  Antonio Socci Refutes Cardinal Bertone’s New Book on the Third Secret
    Antonio Socci explains that Cardinal Bertone’s new book on the Third Secret of Fatima does not answer any of the key questions posed by those who speak of the probability of a second text of the Secret yet unpublished. Rather, the Cardinal resorts to personal attacks.


  • 01/02/07 -  “The Fourth Secret of Fatima”
    On November 22, 2006, Antonio Socci’s Il Quarto Segreto di Fatima (The Fourth Secret of Fatima) hit bookstores in Italy. The author, after much investigation, comes to the conclusion that the Vatican has not formally released the entire Third Secret.


  • 12/15/00 -  Press Conference Rome 2000
    Update to Chronology of a Cover up — and key questions for Msgr. Bertone, Cardinal Ratzinger and other Vatican officials.


  • 08/07/00 -  "The Fatima Crusader" Exposes Vatican Cover up of Third Secret
    The Fatima Center exposes the machinations behind the recent controversial disclosures by the Vatican of the Third Secret, as well as the background leading up to these events.


  • 08/04/00 -  Priest told to drop Civil Suit or Be Excommunicated
    The Congregation for the Clergy threatens an unprecedented excommunication against Father Gruner in a move to force an end to Father Gruner's justified libel action against Monsignor McCormack.


  • 06/27/00 -  Fatima Center Scores Vatican "Whitewash" of Third Secret
    Father Paul Kramer analyzes the Vatican's interpretation of the Third Secret of Fatima.


  • 06/26/00 -  Excerpts of the Vatican's Release of "The Third Secret"
    Read the actual text of the first two parts of the Secret of Fatima, the alleged Third Secret, and Sister Lucy's May 1982 letter to Pope John Paul II, as published in the Vatican's booklet,The Message of Fatima, released on June 26, 2000.


  • 06/21/00 -  Third Secret "Commentary" Raises Concerns over "Whitewash"
    Father Gruner and Father Kramer of the Fatima Center question the need for a Vatican "Commentary" on the text of the Third Secret as well as the timing of the Vatican's press conference on June 27, 2000 honoring Cardinal Casaroli and hosting Mikhail Gorbachev.


  • 06/08/00 -  Apparitions at Fatima Cannot be Dismissed as "Private Revelations"
    Read the Fatima Center's official response to Cardinal Ratzinger's erroneous statements about the Third Secret.


  • 05/24/00 -  Successive Delays Raise Concerns About Vatican Intentions
    The Fatima Center renews its call for the release of the Third Secret in light of the Vatican's delays in publishing it.


  • 05/18/00 -  Our Lady's Apostolate Lauds Plan for Release of Third Secret
    Read Father Gruner's comments on the news that the Third Secret will finally be released and his request that an authentic photocopy of the original document also be released to the public.


  • 05/13/00 -  "The Third Secret Handwritten Text Essential"
    by Father Paul Kramer.


  • 05/13/00 -  Vatican's Statement on the Third Secret
    Read the official Vatican statement delivered by Secretary of State Cardinal Sodano about the upcoming release of the full text of the "Third Secret of Fatima".


  • 04/21/98 -  The Third Secret & the Post-Conciliar Debacle - Parts Four/Five
    Final parts of Chris Ferrara's special series on the Third Secret, reprinted from Catholic Family News.


  • 03/31/98 -  The Third Secret & the Post-Conciliar Debacle - Part Three
    Chris Ferrara's special series on the Third Secret, reprinted from Catholic Family News,continues.


  • 03/08/98 -  The Third Secret & the Post-Conciliar Debacle - Part Two
    Chris Ferrara's special series on the Third Secret, reprinted from Catholic Family News, continues.


  • 02/17/98 -  The Third Secret & the Post-Conciliar Debacle - Part One
    In a special series of five articles reprinted from Catholic Family News, Christopher Ferrara reveals the full impact on the Church and world of not revealing the Third Secret of Fatima as Our Lady asked.


  • 01/02/97 -  Satanism Practiced in the Vatican?
    Two prominent Churchmen, both Vatican insiders, have alleged that a satanic conspiracy exists within the Vatican itself and is dedicated to the destruction of the Catholic Church. Read the shocking details here first!


  • 11/24/96 -  The Third Fatima Congress: A Special Report from Rome
    "Fatima 2000: World Peace and the Immaculate Heart of Mary," the Third Fatima Congress organized by Our Lady's Apostolate, concluded successfully in Rome with the adoption of new resolutions calling on the Church to release the Third Secret and fulfill the Blessed Virgin's request for the consecration of Russia. Well over 100 delegates attended this historic event which brought together bishops, priests, religious and lay people from around the world.


  • 10/18/96 -  The Mystery of the "Third Secret of Fatima"*SPECIAL UPDATE*
    The Third Secret of Fatima is considered by many to be the greatest mystery of the 20th Century and may well hold the clue to the survival of our civilization and Holy Faith. In this special and exclusive update, new information about the Secret is revealed as well as the continuing story of Father Nicholas Gruner's heroic efforts to have it released. Riveting reading!

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