Assiduous readers of WWW will know that Walt was, or is an admirer or Father Nicholas Gruner, the Fatima Priest. For all of his 38 years in the Roman Catholic priesthood, Father Gruner worked tirelessly to promote the Full Message of Our Lady of Fatima, beseeching Popes from Paul VI onwards to release the entire Third Secret -- suppressed by the Vatican to this day -- and consecrate Russia to Our Lady's Immaculate Heart, by which act a time of peace can be brought to this troubled world.
At the end of April 2015, Our Lord Jesus Christ called Father Gruner home to be with Him and His Blessed Mother. The statement from the Fatima Center, posted here on WWW, did not mention the cause of Father Gruner's death. In fact it was a massive coronary, suffered while he was, as usual, working at his desk.
There were some -- friends of Our Lady as well as Her enemies in the highest echelons of the Church -- who wondered if Our Lady's Apostolate, founded by Father Gruner, would survive his passing. Walt is pleased to report that the work is being continued under the direction of his niece, Miriam Dias, ably assisted by the Fatima Center management team, and faithful followers such as John Vennari and Christopher Ferrara, who you can see in this video "Remembering Father Gruner".
The next major event on the Fatima calendar is the Save Washington DC conference, to be held on September 22nd-24th in [They already figured it out! Ed.] The highlight of the conference will be a procession and demonstration (with permission of the DC police) to be held on the 23rd, to coincide with the visit of Pope Francis to the White House. Click here for details of what's going to happen and how you can be part of it.
But I digress. The question at hand is: Who killed Father Gruner? For the answer, I have the word of two of my agents, who worked with Father on and off for a quarter of a century, that he was counting on Pope Francis, a man of evident devotion to Our Lady, to perform the Consecration of Russia, in the manner the Blessed Virgin requested. See "Pope Francis: a traditional Catholic's view".
Did Pope Francis do so? Sadly, the answer is a resounding NO. What he did, in October of 2013, was to "entrust" (not "consecrate") "the world" (not Russia, by name) to the Blessed Virgin (but not to Her Immaculate Heart). See "SHOCKING! Pope Francis did NOT 'consecrate' 'the world' to the 'Immaculate Heart of Mary' after all!"
Why the Holy Father shied away from doing as Our Lady asked -- not even going as far as his predecessors -- is known only to him, and (presumably) God. What my agents tell me, though, is that Father Gruner was profoundly disappointed by the Pope's failure to do what had been so fervently prayed for, hoped for, and even expected. It is no stretch, I think, to say that Father Gruner died of a broken heart. Who broke it? Pope Francis!