A couple is shaken into sensibility to see God's Will wherever that would lead as one with Him|
After introducing this special series on the weekend of the special Jubilee of Families held October 13-14 in Rome, we resume after a one-week hiatus with the twenty-first lesson and the third part of a section called We are Family! in which Cyndi shares how an earthquake was the wake-up call to shake hers and Michael's foundations and guide them in the direction He intended for a husband and wife to travel. It was a journey that could not be traveled separately, but together as one. For For better or worse, the twenty-first lesson of this series by Michael and Cyndi Cain, see AT ONE WITH GOD series on Conjugal Love
Cardinal Mahony: We implore you to call Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard to task for her unyielding pro-abortion stance.
Today's "Herod's Hero" is the Democratic member of the House of Representatives from California's 33rd District Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard. We call on her to repent and for her archbishop in Los Angeles Cardinal Roger Mahony, along with Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, shepherd of the nation's capitol see, to issue the ultimatum of the "Bell, Book, and Candle" if she 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 Roybal-Allard to amend her 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
Day Five in the Holy Land: Galilee and the Mount of Beatitudes
On this day one year ago Pope John Paul II celebrated the largest outdoor Papal Mass in the Holy Land near the Mount of Beatitudes as 100,000 youth gathered on the shores of Galilee. He later visited the Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes built right on the Sea and traveled inland to the Church considered the "Primacy of Peter" for it was there at the Church of St. Peter that Jesus told Peter to "Feed My sheep" (John 21: 15-17). Before heading back to Jerusalem the Holy Father also visited Peter's house in Capernaum. See JUBILEE MEMORIES
How close are Rome and the LeFebvrists to an agreement?
While the Vatican may not be officially commenting, plenty within the Vatican are hinting that the Pope is serious about reconciling with the Society of St. Pius X
As reported in these pages yesterday, the Vatican's idea of keeping mum isn't the best idea in today's instant world when reporters are constantly sniffing out a story. And there are plenty within the Holy See who, while remaining anonymous, are willing to talk about progress with the Society of St. Pius X also known as the LeFebvre movement after Archbishop Marcel LeFebvre. It was this French prelate who had always maintained that the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass must remain intact and that Vatican II's architects had deconstructed the Mass and greatly weakened it by introducing the Novus Ordo. If you compare the two you'll definitely see his point. Now, this man, villainized by modernists to the point of excommunication, could very well be exonnerated and the Traditionalist movement gain a tremendous breath of fresh air in the United States where the stale, sterile atmosphere and mood of the Am-church has stifled so many loyal Catholics so hungry for edification and spirituality of the True Faith. For more, see News from ROME
Jesuit under fire!
Privett feeling the heat at USF as national backlash blowing up in his face for taking over St. Ignatius Institute
University of San Francisco president Father Steven Privett, S.J.'s actions to take over the St. Ignatius Institute is backfiring big-time as a groundswell of support is preventing him from taking satisfaction in his decision. Testy and defensive during an interview, he exhibited the usual liberal indignancy in blaming others, most specifically the right wing of the Church and used Clinton-speak to rationalize why he is opposing the Holy Father's Apostolic Constitution Ex Corde Ecclesiae. For more, see USA News
Bush's Address at Papal Museum
"The culture of life is a welcoming culture, never excluding, never dividing, never despairing and always affirming the goodness of life in all its seasons...We must defend in love the innocent child waiting to be born."
For one of the most powerful addresses any United States Chief Executive ever gave in endorsing the Sanctity of Life and in praise of the Roman Pontiff, we are pleased to bring you the full transcript of President George W. Bush's address at the Opening Ceremonies of Thursday's dedication of the new multi-million dollar Pope John Paul II Cultural Center. For the entire address, see Pro Life News
Bush strongly suggests to Sharon and Israel to withdraw permission for construction of mosque near Church of the Annunciation
For eight years Bill Clinton played the buddy and never asked Israel to be accountable while the bloodshed continued. Now, two months into his presidency George W. Bush is calling Israel to to withdraw permission to build a mosque in front of the Church of the
Annunciation in Nazareth, granted by the former Israeli government. This is great news for the Franciscan custodians of the Holy Land. The whole mosque incident has been a sore point in Nazareth where the Angel of the Lord chose to announce the Savior of the world would be born to the Blessed Virgin Mary. The timing is also appropriate considering Monday is the Solemnity of the Annunciation.
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Today is a Lenten Weekday and tomorrow is the mid-point of Lent when we observe Laetare Sunday on the Fourth Sunday of Lent with rose-colored vestments. For these liturgies, see Daily LITURGY
"But the publican, standing afar off, would not so much as left up his eyes to Heaven, but kept striking his breast saying, 'O God, be merciful to me the sinner!' I tell you, this man went back to his home justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself shall be humbled, and he who humbles himself shall be exalted." Luke 18: 13-14
SATURDAY, March 24:
First Reading: Hosea 6: 1-6
Psalms: Psalm 51: 3-4, 18-21
Gospel Reading: Luke 18: 9-14
The Voice of the Disciple
I, saith the Lord, have taught the prophets from the beginning, and even till now I cease not to speak to all; but many are deaf to My voice, and hard. Most men give ear more gladly to the world than to God, and more readily follow the desires of the flesh than the good pleasure of God.
From Book III, Chapter III of "The Imitation of Christ" by Thomas a Kempis.
Murder in the Cathedral as a bullet fells El Salvador's favorite son Archbishop Romero
On this day 21 years ago in 1980 Archbishop Oscar Romero, one of El Salvador's most respected Roman Catholic leaders ever and a strong proponent of human rights, is shot to death by gunmen as he celebrates the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass in San Salvador. His death rallied those who were fighting for a cause even though the liberal theology so prevalent caused a clash with Rome. Yet today he is considered one of the martyrs of El Salvador, a country so ravaged by earthquakes this year.
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Without Faith it's all psychobabble!
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".
"When religion is strong, it purges the unconscious mind of all those fears and anxieties, those worries and psychoses which psychoanalysis tries to expunge in the soul without faith."
March 24, 2001 volume 12, no. 83