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THURSDAY      December 10, 1998      SECTION ONE       vol 9, no. 239

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Clearing up the misconceptions on Indulgences in light of the Holy Father's most recent Papal Bull Incarnationis Mysterium

      Today we begin a segment on Indulgences, both Plenary and Partial in conjunction with the Holy Father's most recent Papal Bull Incarnationis Mysterium for the Pope says in the bull, "Another distinctive sign, and one familiar to the faithful, is the indulgence, which is one of the constitutive elements of the Jubilee. The indulgence discloses the fulness of the Father's mercy, who offers everyone His love, expressed primarily in the forgiveness of sins." Today we delve into what an indulgence is and who can attain them and what the penitent gains. We also trace the origin of indulgences and the Divine authority passed down to the Apostles and what the abuses against indulgences are called. For the Eighty-seventh installment of this on-going megaseries, click on WHERE IS HOLY MOTHER CHURCH HEADING AS WE NEAR THE MILLENNIUM?.
Installment Eighty-seven

The Thirty-Ninth Clarion:

part one

"Whom you pardon anything, I also pardon. Indeed, what I have forgiven - if I have forgiven anything - I have done for your sakes, in the person of Christ."

2 Corinthians 2: 10

"Now I solemnly tell you that I have come and I announce to you the Advent of His Coming again, when satan shall be crushed and His Sacred Heart will reign in all hearts - bringing one flock, one fold."

      Those words from the Blessed Mother Mary in message #310 and followed up with message #311 on the eve of her Feast of the Annunciation in March 1993 indicate the importance of all she imparts to the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart. Our Lady warns us of satan's wiles which throw her children into a state of confusion and division, only playing into the evil one's hands and further thwart her Divine Son Jesus master plan. That is why He has sent Mary to announce to all the great dangers inherent in not heeding the Divine Will and to be the clarion for the Second Coming of her Divine Son, but only after she has crushed the serpent beneath her heel. Then, and only then, will there be one flock again. She calls on all her faithful ones to remain united so that we can reap the Divine dividends. For messages 310 and 311, click on "I SOLEMNLY TELL YOU..."

Messages Three Hundred-ten and Three Hundred-eleven

Message Three Hundred-ten, March 22, 1993

(Imparted to the Hidden Flower by the Immaculate Heart of Mary)

Message Three Hundred-eleven, March 24, 1993

(Imparted to the Hidden Flower by the Immaculate Heart)
(Eve of the Feast of the Annunciation)

LITURGY OF THE DAY

      Today is the Second Thursday of Advent as well as tomorrow being the Second Friday of Advent along with the Feast of Pope Saint Damasus I. For today and tomorrow's liturgies, meditations, and story of Pope St. Damasus, click on LITURGY FOR THE DAY.

Thursday, December 10, 1998

Friday, December 10, 1998

December 10: Feast of Pope Saint Damasus I


PRAYERS & DEVOTION

      For the special Novena Prayer for this day during this time of preparation during Advent, click on ADVENT

ADVENT NOVENA PRAYER

PRAYER for December 10: Second Thursday of Advent


November 25th Medjugorje Monthly Message

    Dear children! Today I call you to prepare yourselves for the coming of Jesus. In a special way, prepare your hearts. May holy Confession be the first act of conversion for you and then, dear children, decide for holiness. May your conversion and decision for holiness begin today and not tomorrow. Little children, I call you all to the way of salvation and I desire to show you the way to Heaven. That is why, little children, be mine and decide with me for holiness. Little children, accept prayer with seriousness and pray, pray, pray. Thank you for having responded to my call.

For more on Medjugorje, click on MEDJUGORJE AND MORE


PROVERB OF THE DAY

"Who can say, 'I have made my heart clean, I am cleansed of my sin?'"

Proverbs 20: 9


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December 10, 1998 volume 9, no. 239   DAILY CATHOLIC