What to do with the message today? All those who would like to undertake such a special responsibility for disseminating the message of Fatima and all that it means to others should begin by consecrating themselves sincerely to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, promising Her at least a five decade Rosary each day and wearing Her Scapular. “It is possible by means of shrewd and unremitting propaganda to make people believe that heaven is hell and hell is heaven.” Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf, 1926 Nobody who has seen the spread of atheistic communism throughout the world would doubt this quote today. All the evidence we have of communism indicates that it creates a veritable hell on earth in countries which it controls. So great is the power of the atheist propaganda machine, nevertheless, that it enables world communism/socialism to make continued progress. Catholics, on the other hand, seem disinterested in propagating the magnificent idealism of their faith, the only antidote to this threat of communism. It is a great responsibility which we will surely have to answer for on the last day. We are hiding this Light under the bushel of our sloth and our apathy, allowing murderers and robbers to take over political control of the world. The Fatima message is a treasure from Heaven given with great love to the Church by the Mother of the Church in 1917. It is not the property of a single group within the Church. It has been certified by the Church as being in perfect harmony with the Gospel. The movement to crush communism and all its errors must come from the bosom of the Church and it must be led by Our Lady who is appointed by God to crush the power of the demon. The Fatima crusade is to be then a conquering army. Our Lady intended the urgent appeal to be addressed to all Catholics without exception and especially to the priests and religious to help lead the people in this great battle against the enemy. We must find in our own conscience the strength to be generous, to obey the impulse to do something noble, something worthwhile with this fleeting life. Soon, we will all be standing before our Judge and Lord. As Our Lady had foretold, error did spread and is still spreading from Soviet Russia. It may even seem that these errors originated in the now infected countries but if one were to study the origin, it is from Russia where these ideas first blossomed. The Second World War has taken place. The Church has been persecuted as never before in history, and the good have been martyred in millions. The final series of the prophecies has still to be fulfilled, namely the suffering of the Holy Father, the annihilation of various nations, the triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, the conversion of Russia to Christianity and the promised age of peace. The Fatima message is not to be buried. We can still do as Our Lady has asked. We can start with our own consecration and commitment to saying the daily Rosary and wearing the Brown Scapular and getting more to do the same. Pope Benedict XV in April, 1918, in a letter to the Portuguese Bishops, referred to the occurrences at Fatima as, “an extraordinary aid from the Mother of God.” We have the miracle of the sun, October 13, 1917 and the incorrupt body of Jacinta (maybe Lucia when she is exhumed). Our good God has given us proof that we need to listen to our Mother and do all that we can to obey Her. The power to change this sinful world lies in God’s grace and mercy. May we seek to ask our dear Mother Mary to intercede for us and beg God’s mercy through our prayers and obedience to this Message of Love from a dear Mother for Her wayward children. Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us.