TUESDAY     vol. 11, no. 97     May 23, 2000

May 23, 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 14: 19-28
  Psalm 145: 10-13, 21
  John 14: 27-31


  Taken from the Gospel for the Fifth Tuesday of Easter:
"Peace is My farewell to you, My peace is My gift to you; I do not give it to you as the world gives peace. Do not be distressed or fearful. You have heard Me say, 'I go away for a while and I come back to you.' If you truly love Me you would rejoice to have Me go to the Father, for the Father is greater than I."
John 14: 27-28

While we are on pilgrimage we will be unable to update the ShipLogs each day.

For more details, see DAILY SHIPLOGS
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 sixth part of his column on Mary is replacing Marx , see THE CHURCH IN RUSSIA

Events that happened this weekend in Church History

St. Joan of Arc    On this date 570 years ago in 1430 Saint Joan of Arc, known as the Maid of Orleans, was captured by the Burgundians after a vicious battle in trying to defend her beloved France. Through politics and chicanery, she was handed over to the English who were the enemy of the French at that time and which would prove the beginning of her human downfall, but the beginning also of her rise to holiness in defending her Faith and not being dissuaded from the will of God. For this she would be burned at the stake under the charges she was a heretic, but as it was later proven, she was anything but a heretic and for her martyrdom the Church raised her to sainthood. For the brief time capsule events that happened today in Church history, see MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES

Famous quotes of Bishop Fulton J. SheenThe self-destruction of self-will
   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".
    "The will that always insists on having its own way, begins to hate its own way. Those who live only for self begins to hate self. self is too narrow, confining and dark a sanctuary for happy adoration."

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."

For more on Medjugorje, click on MEDJUGORJE AND MORE


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