July 21-23, 2000
Month of the
Precious Blood
volume 11, no. 124
July 21-23, 2000
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Saint Mary Magdalene

Saturday is the Feast of Saint Mary Magdalene, Disciple of the Lord who is the ideal model and hope for all sinners for she turned her back on the world and embraced her Master. For her perseverance she was rewarded by being the first person Jesus appeared to after He arose from the dead on Easter morning.

For more, see INSPIRATION.

Less than two months from his beatification, a concerted and devious smear campaign is being launched against Pope Pius IX marshalled by dissident Catholics the likes of John Cornwell, author of the trash piece "Hitler's Pope" and the radical group "we Are church." Why don't they admit what they really are? Bitter malcontents.

For more, see NEWS.

Saint Anne

In her column this issue, Sister Mary Lucy Astuto brings to light that besides our Heavenly Mother Mary, we also have a Heavenly Grandmother in Heaven who we can call upon. That would be Saint Anne or Ann, mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary and grandmother of Mary's Divine Son Jesus. Sister also shares a special Novena to St. Ann to obtain favors.

For more, see FEATURES.

Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque

Saturday is the 353rd anniversary of the birth of Margaret Mary Alacoque in L'Hautecour, France in the region of Burgundy. Her deep devotion for Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament led to her being chosen as the one He revealed His devotion to His Most Sacred Heart and the origin of the Nine First Fridays, Holy Hour and eventually the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

For more, see CURRENTS.

Three cheers for honest and sincere dialogue!
        When criticism turns to caring, great progress can be made

Michael Tuck    In this issue's commentary, we conclude this series as we list the fruits of this past week that have made "The Frustration Factor" worthwhile in the long run. Into everyone's life a little rain must fall in order for the Son to shine and the light of His truth is indeed glowing brighter thanks to an intelligent, concerned dialogue between Michael Tuck, the San Diego news anchor who we rebutted at the beginning of this week, and the editor of The DAILY CATHOLIC who took him to task. Michael met our challenge and, after a few more cordial correspondences, both offered the olive branch in peaceful agreement. We only wish that kind of progress could become a reality in other arenas as we discuss in this issue's commentary "Triumph Over The Frustration Factor!" For this editorial, see CATHOLIC PewPOINT


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