TUESDAY     vol. 11, no. 93     May 16, 2000

May 16, 2000
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   This week is mostly devoted to Easter Time. For the readings, liturgies, and meditations, see DAILY LITURGY.

First Reading:
  Acts 11: 19-26
  Psalm 87: 1-7
  John 10: 22-30


  Taken from the Gospel for the Fourth Tuesday of Easter:
"My sheep hear My voice, and I know them and they follow Me. And I give them everlasting life; and they shall never perish, neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand. What My Father has given Me is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch anything out of the hand of My Father. I and the Father are one."
John 10: 27-30

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RussiaThe once royal crown of Czarist Russia will slowly but surely give way to the new crown of the Immaculate Heart of Mary through prayers and perseverance
Photos below used with permission by Father Robert J. Fox
Fr. Fox in Red Square with St. Basil's in background Fr. Robert J. Fox    During this "month of Mary" and the focus on Fatima with the beatifications this past weekend of the Fatima Shepherd Children Jacinta and Francisco Marto by His Holiness Pope John Paul II, and with the debut of the DailyCATHOLIC now being published daily in Russian to reach all parts of the former Iron Curtain, we present a special series written by Father Robert J. Fox, director of the Fatima Family Apostolate and editor of the full color Immaculate Heart Messenger. We are delighted to work with Father Robert Fox in bringing you this special series on Our Lady's plans for the conversion of Russia. If anyone knows the temperature of the Faith in the former Soviet Union it is Fr. Fox. These articles first appeared in earlier issues of his full-color magazine Immaculate Heart Messenger which Fr. Fox edits and publishes. For the second part of his column on Mary is replacing Marx , see THE CHURCH IN RUSSIA

Events that happened this weekend in Church History

photo below is used with permission of the artist Matthew Brooks, copyright 1995-2000
St. Simon Stock receiving the Brown Scapular    On this date 735 years ago in 1265 Saint Simon Stock passed on to his Heavenly reward in Bordeaux, France. He had been traveling to various monasteries throughout Europe in his duties as Superior General of the Order of Carmelites. This holy Carmelite priest from Kent, England was the one chosen by the Blessed Virgin Mary to give the world the Brown Scapular for eternal protection for all who wore her special shoulder garb and those promises still exist today for all to emulate and wear the beatiful shield of the Brown Scapular. For the brief time capsule events that happened today in Church history, see MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES

Famous quotes of Bishop Fulton J. SheenPride and conceit make us no better than Pontius Pilate
   They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but the words of Bishop Fulton J. Sheen have been known to launch a thousand images in one's mind, one of the ways this late luminary did so much to evangelize the faith. Because of the urgency of the times and because few there are today who possess the wisdom, simplicity and insight than the late Archbishop who touched millions, we are bringing you daily gems from his writings. The good bishop makes it so simple that we have dubbed this daily series: "SIMPLY SHEEN".
    "Some seek professional advice regarding their confused mental state, and are told that they are suffering from an 'inferiority complex.' The truth of the matter is, nobody who is self-willed has an inferiority complex; he has a superiority complex. He is so full of conceit, pride and aggressive assertiveness that his hurt feelings may for the moment appear as inferiority. But he would not feel hurt if he did not have a diabolic pride, or superiority which would treat anyone who does not flatter him as Pontius Pilate treated Christ. Pilate washed his hands of Christ and had Him executed."

The Gospa's message for April April 25th Medjugorje Monthly Message
NOTE: We respectfully recognize and accept the final authority regarding apparitions, locutions and prophecies presently being reported around the world rests with the Holy See of Rome and the Magisterium of Holy Mother Church to whose judjment we humbly and obediently submit.

"Dear children! Also today I call you to conversion. You are concerned too much about material things and little about spiritual ones. Open your hearts and start again to work more on your personal conversion. Decide everyday to dedicate time to God and to prayer until prayer becomes a joyful meeting with God for you. Only in this way will your life have meaning and with joy you will contemplate eternal life. Thank you for having responded to my call."

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