FOUNDATION FOR A CHRISTIAN CIVILIZATION INC

Rating: 3 stars   6 reviews

Issues: Religion

Location: 1358 Jefferson Road Spring Grove PA 17362 USA

Mission: America Needs Fatima's goal is to win the heart and soul of America for Mary by spreading Our Lady's Fatima message and promoting devotion to Her Immaculate Heart. America urgently needs the prophetic messages of Our Lady at Fatima. Above all, America needs a clear direction, a great purpose, and the means to achieve it. The admonitions, requests, and warnings of Mary Most Holy can rightly be called a heaven-sent survival manual.

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Rating: 1 stars  

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This organization targets Christians ESPECIALLY Roman Catholic churches and parishioners devoted to Our Lady of Fatima, a Catholic Shrine and apparition site in Fatima Portugal. They do massive HIGH pressure fundraiser direct mailings two times a month. They are NOT Catholic but want people to think they ARE. They follow in cult-like devotion a heretical deceased founder from Brazil condemned by many Roman Catholic Bishops beginning in Brazil - for their heresey, secretiveness, exploitation of young men and destruction of families. Their grip on the youth who are under their full control and domination is for the purpose of more fundraising, and treating and using them as slaves for their massive office work and campaigns. They pay high salaries to management and the real 'owners' who are all family members.
People need to know the truth of this evil organization.

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1997

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Rating: 1 stars  

this secretive group does not tell the public in their massive, agressive direct mailings to Catholics in their rented lists that they follow an eccentric founder from Brazil that has been condemned by Roman Catholic Bishops in many countries. They do not believe or practice all the teachings and dogma in the Roman Cathlic church.

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when I told others about their secretive cult like beliefs, they vehelmently denied it and became threatening.

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2005-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

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I'd like to comment on the "secretive" nature of TFP, which is a part of the Foundation for a Christian Civilization: what a lie! My goodness, what does it take to be considered "open" and not secretive. TFP's books and writings are voluminous and the Church has never censored one thing. In fact, they have written many glowing letters of praise for several of TFP's publications. Their books and magazines and websites are readily available to all honest souls. I've known this group for 30 years and spent time with them in their sister organizations' offices and housing in Europe and Brazil. They've let me attend their weekly general meetings, been a free, totally unwatched, roaming guest in their offices, etc... Anyone can smile and be nice to you. If you want to know what an organization is all about, read what they write, because they can't wriggle out of it or 'spin' it. TFP and it's America Needs Fatima campaign promote the public practice of virtue according to the traditional and contemporary magistirium of the Catholic Church. No bishop has EVER challenged, in writing, any of the publications of the TFP. Why? because what the TFP believes and preaches is 100% in accordance with Catholic doctrine. If you're against that, especially if you're inside the Church, you can't actually put your wrong headedness in writing, so you whisper your calumnies and never WRITE a response....typical methodology of those 'whited sepulchers'. Because they can't convict TFP of sin, they whisper calumnies and untruths for over 50 years now.

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I had to laugh when I read the negative comments by anonymous posters, but then I thought: what if in today's world...just because they're ONLINE...such comments are taken as deified, necessarily known to the organization, and thus "true"?

Well, readers certainly can ask the foundation at their own website(s) if they want to know who knows what.

As to being created by a "secretive" leader, that man was a Brazilian lawyer and professor as one can view reasonably reliably (at the moment!) at Wikipedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Society_for_the_Defense_of_Tradition,_Family_and_Property .

It may be that as in original day, around the globe State-regulated if not appointed "bishops" don't approve of such talk...but then, it would be such TALK, no matter if a Muslim, LBGT, Buddhist, Jew, or any person of any "-ism" or bent disapproved! Consider also neither the USCCB nor Vatican, for example, disapproves of the foundation.

This is intended to submit a counterpoint to knee-jerk and possibly sometimes prank "critics" offering no details of self-opinions, and I neither encourage nor discourage the public about this foundation.

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Seeing that actually, they peacefully oppose derogation of the Christian faith in general and Roman Catholicism in particular, where such faith is attacked via means against bona fide United Nations and other resolutions/laws keeping one from exercising a faith or by using less-than-civil means against religious symbols.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I don't know of any changes that are necessary, given a dearth of legal or criminal charges/convictions against this foundation.

Rating: 5 stars  

1 people found this review helpful

I am very grateful for their sponsorship of Rosary Rallies in the public square, something I've wanted to do for years.

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helping me promote the Rosary in America.

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2010-8-01

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Rating: 1 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

The solicitation material was using Mary, The Mother of God, to raise money. One of the very things Jesus worked against. In addition, they promised to use the money to blaspheme God's children.

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reading reviews of the projects they are undermining

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2010-5-01

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