In his widely-acclaimed, insightful book Athanasius and the Church of Our Time published in 1974, Bishop Rudolph Graber, of Regensburg, Germany, a Professor of Theology since 1941 and consecrated a bishop in 1962, recounts the avowed aims of the Church’s enemies to destroy the Church through the means of an ecumenical Council.
The "New Orientation"
of the Church
A Motive Emerges
As we observed in the Introduction, the injustice against the Church and the world which this book aims to expose is the systematic attempt since 1960 to conceal, misrepresent and deny part or even all of the authentic Message of Fatima even as its alarming prophecies are being fulfilled before our very eyes.
We return to the question we posed in the Introduction: Why would men in the highest positions of authority in the Church take such actions? As Aristotle observed, in order to understand an action one must look to the motive. That is what we shall do in this chapter.