DAILY CATHOLIC for 

June 23-25, 2000
CORPUS CHRISTI WEEKEND ISSUE
FRIDAY-SATURDAY-SUNDAY
volume 11, no. 112
June 23-25, 2000
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1 INSPIRATION
2 NEWS
3 FEATURES
4 CURRENTS

This weekend we highlight the Body and Blood of Christ in the liturgy of Corpus Christi, including special devotions and prayers focusing on the Holy Eucharist. As the theme generates throughout this issue, the Blessed Sacrament is the heart of our Faith. The Most Holy Eucharist is the Sacrament which contains the true Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, together with His Soul and Divinity, the entire living and glorified Christ, under the appearances of bread and wine. For more, see

INSPIRATION

In honor of the Jubilee Year and the 47th International Congress being held in Rome this week, the Holy Father acknowledged the traditional day of Corpus Christi on Thursday by joining a river of 70,000 pilgrims flowing through the streets of Rome. All had their eyes and hearts on the Most Blessed Sacrament held high in procession. The Pope had said Mass in St. John Lateran before the procession with 50 cardinals and 250 bishops in attendance along with a packed Basilica.
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NEWS
Sister Mary Lucy Astuto

In her column this weekend Sister Mary Lucy Astuto writes about her favorite subject - the Holy Eucharist which is the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ, Second Person of the Trinity. She refutes those who might look on the receiving the Blessed Sacrament as cannibalistic with the difference that "cannibalism" is eating dead flesh, while we are receiving the flesh and blood of the Living Christ as she explains in GETTING TO THE HEART OF THE MATTER.
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FEATURES
Our Lady of Medjugore

Saturday and Sunday is the nineteenth anniversary of the apparitions at Medjugorje. The Feast of the Birth of Saint John the Baptist was the first day Our Lady appeared, but it is generally regarded that June 25th is the anniversary because that was the day she imparted to the six original visionary children of Medjugorje the first of countless messages at the Podrbo or what is today "Apparition Hill." We respectfully submit that, as in all private revelation, the final decision as to its authenticity rests with the Holy See and Magisterium of the Church.
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CURRENTS
Pope reminds all during his General Audience this past Wednesday that the Holy Eucharist is the essence of the commitment to evangelize the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Faith worldwide
His Holiness reads his Wednesday Message    In his General Papal Audience held in St. Peter's Square on Wednesday, the Feast of Saint Aloysius Gonzaga, His Holiness Pope John Paul II stressed, as St. Aloysius and so many saints before and after him have lived, that that the Blessed Sacrament is the source of the missionary commitment that Jesus calls for and left for us this precious gift of His Body and Blood which we are blessed to be able to receive each and every day as a great source of graces and renewal of our commitment to evangelizing the true Faith. For the full text of the Holy Father's Address, see THE VICAR OF CHRIST SPEAKS

1 INSPIRATION
2 NEWS
3 FEATURES
4 CURRENTS

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