April 6

Dr. Tom Droleskey on the absolutes of stability. Christ or chaos

Sr. Lucy stays with Christ to the end. Sister Lucy's columm

Rep. James McGovern, why do you persecute God's innocents? HEROD'S HEROES

Ol' hornhead's fishin' hole! You don't even want to go there. SIMPLY SHEEN

Simon of Cyrene helps Jesus. Prayer & Devotion

Pope remembers the Mentally Disabled - 400 million strong! News from ROME

A media mogul with might and right! USA News

PFL's Father Peter West victim in his own backyard! Pro Life News

Note to Prince George gov: Don't mess with Bishop Wiesner! Universal News

...These and much more in Today's issue for
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Man needs the stability of worship to endure in his faith

        "The real destruction of the traditional Mass, of the traditional Roman rite with a history of more than a thousand years, is the wholesale destruction of the faith on which it was based, a faith that had been the source of our piety and of courage to bear witness to Christ and His Church." Msgr. Klaus Gamber

    In today's issue Thomas A. Droleskey, Ph.D. begins an enlightening, if not jolting series on what has happened to the stability that was equated with Holy Mother Church for centuries. Because of its importance and this time of the year when we willingly walk with Christ on the way to Calvary, we are bringing this to you daily through next Wednesday. What Dr. Droleskey speaks is fact, backed up by Catholic doctrine. Read it carefully and call on the Holy Spirit to guide you in realizing how far we have strayed from true Roman Catholic teaching. For his column, Introduction: Man by his nature needs stability, see CHRIST or chaos

From the wooden throne of the Cross the King forgave His subjects.

   In her column today, Sister Mary Lucy Astuto asks us to truly understand what Jesus suffered for us. She continues her meditations on Calvary and the excruciating pain Our Lord suffered for us and because of us. His Blessed Mother suffered as well, not in pity, but in knowing the Divine Will and realizing how many had and will cause even more unnecessary torture to her Divine Son. Do we soothe his wounds or open them wider by our actions? Perhaps the journey Sister asks you to take with her will answer that better. For her column Have you been to Calvary? part three, see Getting to the Heart of the Matter.

Bishop Daniel Reilly: We implore you to call Massachusetts Congressman James McGovern to task for his unyielding pro-abortion stance

   Today's "Herod's Hero" is the Democratic Congressman from Massachusetts' 3rd District, the Honorable James P. McGovern. There's nothing honorable about how he, as a 'Catholic,' has promoted the culture of death. We call on him to repent and for his shepherd in Worcester Bishop Daniel P. Reilly and McGovern's shepherd in Washington D.C., Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, to issue the ultimatum of the "Bell, Book, and Candle" if he will not hear even the Church. We beg of the Bishops, to stand up for the Roman Catholic Church, to exact the discipline all Catholics are expected to follow. By McGovern's 100% pro-abortion record during his three terms in the House, he has turned away from God by showing a disdain for Catholic doctrine and being a willing accomplice to satan. We implore him to amend his ways, to turn away from embracing the pro-abort stance with no mercy for the lives of millions of unborn. For another betrayer who seeks to perpetuate the culture of death and slay the innocents, see HEROD'S HEROES

Lenten Weekday in Passiontide

  Today and tomorrow are Lenten Weekdays in this time called Passiontide leading up to Palm Sunday and Holy Week. For these liturgies, see Daily LITURGY
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Friday, April 6:
Lenten Weekday

    First Reading: Jeremiah 20: 10-13
    Psalms: Psalm 18: 2-7
    Gospel Reading: John 10: 31-42

"Many good works have I shown you from My Father. For which of these works do you stone Me?" John 10: 32


  On Good Friday in 2000, the Holy Father led the Via Crucis meditations with his own words while leading the faithful on the traditional Papal Way of the Cross. His deep spirituality, renewed by a spontaneous visit to Mount Calvary within the Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre during his "Jubilee Journey" to the Holy Land last year is an inspiration we want to share with our readers. Therefore, now in Passiontide, we continue daily one Station of the Cross at a time leading up to Holy Saturday. It is important to drink in the meditative treasures of each one day at a time. The eleventh, twelfth and thirteenth will be featured in our Good Friday issue with none on Palm Sunday. For the Fifth Station by His Holiness, see Papal Way of the Cross

Richard the Lionheart A Lionheart is stilled!

   On this date 802 years ago in 1199 Richard the Lionheart, Sovereign of England died. This great crusader, who championed the cause for Holy Mother Church in rallying the British Isles to be literally soldiers for Christ, and led a coalition of Christians from all over Europe to the Holy Lands to rescue Jerusalem from the infidel. He was one of the few who was successful during this long, bitter, and, many times, fruitless war against the rise of Islam. For other Time Capsule events that happened Today in Church history, see Daily TIME CAPSULES in Church History

Lake Hades is a dangerous fishing area!

    "As one makes a study of those who have been caught on the hooks of the devil's fishing line, or who hide behind their freedoms in order to destroy the very source of that freedom, and who are thus particularly gullible for the devil's bait can be reduced to five classes."

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Holy Father calls for all to be concerned for the 400 million world-wide who are affected with mental or neurological disorders

  The Holy Father, at the end of his General Audience Wednesday, paid particular attention to the mentally ill with this Saturday being World Health Day 2001. "No one must remain indifferent in face of these brothers of ours," the Holy Father said in referring to these greatly misunderstood souls. "The Church looks upon those who suffer from this sickness with respect and affection, and exhorts the whole human community to accept them, giving special attention to the poorest and most abandoned." For more, see News from ROME

Finally a Media Mogul with Morals rocks La-la land!

Adelphia Communications billionaire John Rigas bans porn from his cable network as ACLU protests such audacity!

   There is some decency left in the media, at least Adelphia Communications Corporation owner John Rigas is showing some by banning any and all sexual explicit programming and channels from his cable network. Though he might be giving up the big bucks of porn, he's gaining kudos and thanks from parents and concerned Christians who will be lining to sign up where Adelphia is available. Naturally, because he is doing something good, ACLU is furious and threatening to take Rigas to court. Rigas' response: "Let 'em!" For more, see USA News

More indications the world's gone mad:

Priest for Life's Father West evicted from St. Patrick's school as pro-abort 'Catholics' toast pro-abort Jim McGreevey inside in a blatant in-your-face political display on church property!

   First Catholics are thrown out of church for the benefit of Hillary Clinton; now on March 18th Father Peter West, a dedicated and enthusiastic Priests for Life representative was kicked out of a Catholic school in Newark because he was Pro-Life. Not only that, but he was heckled and baited by pro-abort 'Catholics' no less who were there to openly support an avowed pro-abort 'Catholic' candidate for governor of New Jersey Jim McGreevey who last time out lost to another pro-abort 'Catholic' Christie Todd Whitman. Why they were allowed to conduct a political event in a Catholic school and overtly promote murder in the womb is something that needs to be addressed by the pastor and the diocese. Heads should roll over that debacle. For more, see Pro Life News

Oh, Canada!!!

Socialistic Labor Board tells bishop he can't close a Catholic school or determine what is taught in the Catholic schools. Prince George's Bishop Wiesner digs in to resist secular, immoral curriculum foisted on diocese.

   Following up our story on Canada yesterday, today we've got another doozer for you. Bishop Gerald Wiesner, OMI, bishop of the Diocese of Prince George in British Columbia is not going to let the school board or the unions tell him what to teach. Despite the decision against the bishop, he's not going to take it lying down and it's likely it could go all the way to the Supreme Court in Canada so the bishop can assure that homosexuality and other liberal, basically anti-Catholic programs cannot be mandated in Catholic schools. For more, see Universal News ALSO:

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