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Dr. Tom Droleskey shows how pride and power always betray good and truth. Christ or chaos

Congressman William Coyne, why do you persecute God's innocents? HEROD'S HEROES

How a few Catholics prevented a pro-abort VP. "Father, forgive them..."

Day 4 of the Pope's "Jubilee Journey": Jerusalem. JUBILEE MEMORIES

Sr. Lucy shares how shame lies in sin. Sister Lucy's columm

Why the silence over SSPX talks? News from ROME

Strong Pro-Life Mood permeates ceremonies as President Bush helps dedicate the multi-million dollar Pope John Paul II Center in nation's capitol. USA News

Bill protecting unborn set to go to House. Pro Life News

The Anglican Church has no right to be indignant. Universal News

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How many are following in the footsteps of Caligula instead of Christ?
    "...the bad example given by bishops and priests is simply that - bad example - and that we do not use the bad example of others to commit spiritual suicide by ceasing the practice of the Faith."

    In today's issue Thomas A. Droleskey, Ph.D. points out that throughout history bad leaders led many astray. Point in fact Bill Clinton in modern times was no better than Caligula. He emphasizes that pride is the downfall of so many who fail to realize they are beholden to God. They sadly forget this, including some prelates and priests, but it is no reason to fall in line and blindly follow their lead. We must be the ones who live as Christ showed us, not as Caligula did. For his column, The Powerful Never Learn, see CHRIST or chaos

Bishop Wuerl: We implore you to call Congressman William Coyne to task for his unyielding pro-abortion stance.

Bishop WuerlCardinal McCarrick   Today's "Herod's Hero" is the Democratic member of the House of Representatives from Pennsylvania's 14th District Congressman William J. Coyne. We call on him to repent and for his shepherd in Pittsburgh Bishop Donald W. Wuerl, along with Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, Shepherd of the nation's capitol see, 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. We implore Coyne 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

If not for a committed Catholic group in Pennsylvania who 'outed' Governor Tom Ridge as a pro-abort, Al Gore might be president today!

  Today, in this feature, we present the finale of a three-part series by Dr. Brian J. Kopp in which he details the deadly agenda of the pro-aborts in Pennsylvania aided by the Judas among Catholics - Governor Tom Ridge Dr. Kopp features today how a loyal group of Catholics brought to national attention Ridge's pro-abort record, which thankfully killed his vice presidential aspirations. Had he run with Bush it's likely Pro Lifers would have abandoned Bush and Gore would have won. For part three, see "Father, forgive them..."

Day Four in the Holy Land: A Day of Remembrance!

   On this day one year ago Pope John Paul II celebrated Holy Mass with select cardinals and bishops where the Most Blessed Sacrament was first instituted by Our Lord at the Last Supper in the Upper Room. Later he met with the two chief Rabbis of Israel and then a courtesty visit to President Ezer Weizman before being escorted to the Hall of Remembrance at Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem. There, in some of the most touching moments of his pilgrimage, he was invited to stir the eternal flame and lay a wreath on the memorial, then meet survivors of the Holocaust including old friends from his days as a youth in Poland. See JUBILEE MEMORIES

Purity suffers from the glances of the impure.

   In her column today, Sister Mary Lucy Astuto asks us to truly understand what Jesus suffered for us. It wasn't just the terrible crucifixion, but the haunting Agony in the Garden, the whipping, the mocking and, the final bit of total indignity to man - the shame of being stripped naked. Have we become immune today to this embarrassment because we have accepted the norms of today's prurient society or do we still cling to a way of life that honors chastity and purity? Perhaps the journey Sister asks you to take with her will answer that better. For her column Have you been to Calvary? , see GETTING TO THE HEART OF THE MATTER

What is the Vatican afraid of in discussing progress of reconciliation talks with the LeFebvre movement?

  What's wrong with this picture? The Holy See is mum about progress in the on-going talks with the Society of Saint Pius X, but open to discuss relations with the Presbyterian Church, hoping to end the scandal and, as the Pope put it, "confirm the common work for Christian unity." While all this ecumenism is encouraging, it cannot happen until Rome reconciles within first. That means acknowledging the Mass of All Ages is the rightful liturgy and admitting Archbishop LeFebvre was 'politicked' out. But will it happen? Not until the Vatican itself stops being intimidated by its own modernist bishops? Sad as that is, it could very well be the case from all the documentation produced. For more, see News from ROME
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The Pope would be proud of the President after his strong endorsement of the Sanctity of Life at the dedication of new Papal Museum

   Despite the presence of pro-abort Ted Kennedy and his neice Caroline Kennedy whose husband designed part of it, President George W. Bush marshalled a standing ovation yesterday from an approving audience of cardinals, bishops and Catholics during the opening of the new multi-million dollar Pope John Paul II Center when he emphasized the need to uphold the culture of life. During ceremonies Cardinal Adam Maida displayed for the president a special chalice donated to the center by His Holiness. For more, see USA News
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House expected to pass protection of unborn bill, it's the Senate that's key

  A bill that would make it a felony to injure an unborn child during a violent crime advanced in the US House of Representatives on Wednesday after it was approved by a key subcommittee. The bill, approved by voice vote in the Judiciary Committee's subcommittee on the Constitution, is likely to clear the House, which passed a similar measure last year by a 254-172 vote. Its fate is less certain in the Senate which is evenly divided between Republicans and Democrats. For more, see Pro Life News
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Dr. Carey Memo to the Anglican Church: Two faiths - one was founded by Christ, the other by a serial killer. You figure out why Rome is so particular about sharing Holy Communion. It's supposed to mean something!

   Archbishop George Carey and his fellow Anglican bishops are all in a huff that Rome won't budge on "exchanging" the Eucharist. They need to realize it means too much to be distributed willy nilly. What Henry VIII wrought, they are stuck with until they get their own house in order and return to the principles and beliefs established by the Roman Catholic Church, which those indignant bishops' ancestors broke away from in the 16th century. For more, see Universal News    ALSO:

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Lenten Weekday

  Today and tomorrow are devoted to the Lenten Liturgy. Today is also the Optional Feast of Saint Toribius de Mogrovejo, Bishop. For these liturgies, see Daily LITURGY
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FRIDAY, March 23:
Lenten Weekday and
Optional Feast of St. Toribius de Mogrovejo

    First Reading: Hosea 14: 2-10
    Psalms: Psalm 81: 6-11, 14, 17
    Gospel Reading: Mark 12: 28-34

"Return, O Israel, to the Lord, your God; you have collapsed through your guilt...Let him who is wise understand these things; let him who is prudent know them."     Hosea 14: 2, 10


Opening Prayer for Mass honoring Saint Turibius

    Lord, through the apostolic work of St. Turibius and his unwavering love of truth, you helped your Church to grow. May your chosen people continue to grow in faith and holiness.

Death of the Pope who tried to reconcile the Anglican Church over 400 years ago

   On this day 446 years ago in 1555 , Pope Julius III, the 221st successor of Peter, passed away after a five year pontificate in which he reopened the landmark Council of Trent, first convened by his predecessor Pope Paul III in order to counter the Protestant Reformation. Julius also sought to reestablish the Church in England with Mary Tudor though that was thwarted by Elizabeth. For other Time Capsule events that happened Today in Church history, see Daily TIME CAPSULES in Church History

Without the Face of Love you have the mask of evil

    "If there is not one great Face of Love that bends over mankind, its troubled mind will fill it with a thousand horrible masks."

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