The Heart of the Matter (continued)

One must also understand the strange and systematic effort by certain Catholic churchmen to obstruct fulfillment of the heavenly imperatives of the Fatima Message, including: the triumph of Our Lady, which will be seen in the consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary; the miraculous conversion of Russia to Catholicism; and the consequent period of deep, lasting world peace.

The central importance of Fatima in the scheme of current world events is only demonstrated by the recent, almost frantic, efforts of certain Vatican officials to "deconstruct" and "demythologize" Fatima. The pages that follow present evidence against the most prominent churchmen involved The Heart of the Matter xi in this campaign against Fatima, laying at their feet a large portion of the responsibility for the ecclesial crisis and the world crisis we must all face.

This edition answers its critics and continues to place the objective MORAL responsibility on powerful prelates in the Vatican and other influential persons.

To those who might say that our undertaking to expose their campaign against Fatima is "scandalous" we can only reply with the words of the Virgin Herself: "If My requests are heeded, Russia will be converted, and there will be peace; if not, she will spread her errors throughout the world, causing wars and persecutions against the Church. The good will be martyred; the Holy Father will have much to suffer; various nations will be annihilated."

Russia has not converted. Russia''s errors, including the holocaust of "legalized" abortion, have spread throughout the world. There is no peace. And today, even non-Catholics and unbelievers live in fear of the annihilation of nations. To echo the words of Pope St. Gregory the Great, it is better that scandal arise than that the truth be hidden—especially when, as in this case, the truth can avert global disaster.

We submit this work to the judgment of the Pope and to the judgment of you, the reader. We submit this work publicly because innumerable private entreaties to high Church authorities over the past four decades have all been unavailing. Meanwhile, the Vatican bureaucracy that surrounds the Pope continues to render him effectively incapable of responding to petitions from rank-and-file clergy and laity. As the decades-long episcopal cover-up of sexual scandals among the priesthood demonstrates, in present circumstances the public forum is the only forum open to Catholics who seek redress of just grievances affecting the whole Church.

Our motive in presenting this book is that of loyal sons and daughters of the Church, who know and love the Faith and believe in conscience that the course still being followed by certain Church leaders is gravely mistaken, as recent events in the Catholic Church should make clear to any objective observer.

If a reader thinks we have erred or committed any injustice in what we have written, it would be the reader''s duty to offer us, not invective or empty denunciations, but legitimate correction based upon facts, for our own sake and the sake of the Church. But if the case we present is well-founded, then the reader has a different obligation to God, himself and his fellow man, namely: the duty to act upon the evidence we present—now, while there is still time.