July 17-18, 2000
Month of the
Precious Blood
volume 11, no. 122
July 17-18, 2000
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Tuesday is the Feast of Saint Camillus de Lellis, a former Venetian sailor who, as a holy priest, founded the Ministers of the Sick to treat the infirm of Rome and other cities. In fact, it was Camillus who established the first M.A.S.H. unit in military history, setting up medical units to treat Papal State troops at the front as well as wounded foes.

For more, see INSPIRATION.

The United States Bishops have declared July 26th, the Feast of Saint Anne and Saint Joachim, parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary and grandparents to the Child Jesus, as "Grandparents Day." The salute was made to hail stability today and honor this virtuous and loyal couple who nurtured the Mother of God for the role she would play as Co-Redemptrix, Advocate and Mediatrix.

For more, see NEWS.
Beneath the Grotto at Lourdes

Ever wonder what the miracle baths in Lourdes are like? Cyndi Cain shares her experiences and how even a blustery chill wind and the icy waters could not deter her enthusiasm and fervor to fulfill what Our Lady had requested of her ten years ago and of all pilgrims when she appeared in 1858 to Saint Bernadette Soubirous, asking her to dig the well from which sprung the on-going healing waters.

For more, see FEATURES.

Roman Emperor Nero

Tuesday is the 1,936th anniversary of that fateful day in 64 A.D. when the Emperor Nero set Rome ablaze and tried to blame it on the Christians. Also on that same day another infamous event occurred 1,472 years later in 1536 when King Henry VIII turned his back totally on the Church of Rome and declared the Church null and void in all of England, leading to persecution and division.

For more, see CURRENTS.

Venom of immoral permissiveness filling our airwaves San Diego anchorman Michael Tuck attacks Pope and the Churchin his commentary on Channel 8 News last week The Church continues as the main target of the venomous media on both the national and local levels

    "Blessed are you when men reproach you, and persecute you, and speaking falsely, say all manner of evil against you, for My sake" Matthew 5: 11

    "If the world hates you, know that it has hated Me before you. If you were of the world, the world would love what is its own. But because you are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. Remember the word that I have spoken to you: No servant is greater than his master. If they have persecuted Me, they will persecute you also; if they have kept My word, they will keep yours also." John 15: 18-20

   In this issue's commentary, we continue our series on "The Frustration Factor" This time, we zero in on a caustic editorial broadcast on local television in San Diego in which one of the high-profile, if not egotistical news anchors in the cookie-cutter mold of superficiality - Michael Tuck, salaciously coiled and attacked Pope John Paul II and Church Doctrine because of the Vatican's stance against homosexuality. Though we had just turned in for the night, we weren't going to take it lying down and had our son tape it when it reran at 1:30 a.m. We contacted the station asking for a transcript and filing a complaint, but, as the liberal media is wont to do, they slithered into their hole with a "no comment." Jesus was right about how the world will not embrace one who follows a higher Source and we should have expected it. Nevertheless, we cannot let this pass. We, like all loyal Catholics, must seek out the dens of these vituperous vipers and defang them with love and truth. For the editorial, The Sequel: "The Frustration Factor Strikes Again!" see CATHOLIC PewPOINT


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