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TUESDAY      December 15, 1998      SECTION ONE       vol 9, no. 242

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O little town of Bethlehem, how still we see Clinton lie!

     In today's editorial we are appalled how everyone keeps glorifying Bill Clinton and all the good he has done for the country. We remind the reader what Jesus says in Matthew 7: 15-20, "Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves. By their fruits you will know them. Do men gather grapes from thorns, or figs from thistles? Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Therefore, by their fruits you will know them." That, in a nutshell, illustrates Clinton's soul and it does not bode good for mankind for he is today in Bethlehem as we equate the actions of this man with another who harassed the innocent in Bethlehem nearly 2000 years ago - King Herod. For today's commentary entitled O little town of Bethlehem. Beware! , click on CATHOLIC PewPOINT.

O little town of Bethlehem, beware!

Michael Cain, editor

France prepares for war with England as Cistercian Pope Benedict XII wages war against laxity among religious orders, bringing the Franciscans, Benedictines, Dominicans and Cistercians back to their Order's Holy Rules.

     We resume our journey through the Popes at Avignon with the focus today on Pope Benedict XII, 197th successor in the line of Peter. This Cistercian-monk was thrown into the throes of political upheaval in France as the new French monarch King Philip VI was preparing for war with England - a war that would break out three years into Benedict's pontificate and a war that would be called the One Hundred Year War even though it lasted an interminable 116 years. While Benedict had made overtures to return the papacy to Rome, the tense atmosphere of war and the unstable unrest in Rome prompted Benedict to think better of that decision and, thus, he further entrenched the papacy at Avignon even going so far as to build on to the palace. One other thing he did was build up the commitments of religious orders in reforming them to return to the spirit of their original rules. For the eighty-third installment titled Propped up by satan, humanism raises its ugly head in the fourteenth century , click on THE HISTORY OF THE MASS AND HOLY MOTHER CHURCH.
Installment Eighty-four

Ensconced in Avignon, a Cistercian Pope strives for reform as war lurks on the horizon for France

" Of all that I suffered physically in My Sacred Passion the greatest agony was My interior torture from all those who would reject Me, and seek their own will."

     Those profound words from the Sacred Heart of Jesus in the 316th Message near Holy Week of 1993 were imparted to the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart in which Our Lord pleads for His litte ones to come adore Him in the Holy Eucharist and allow our hearts and souls to drink from the Font of Divine Mercy. His Blessed Mother Mary follows up her Divine Son's words with Message #317 on the eve of Palm Sunday, urging all to be rooted in His Passion and Death, "anchored to the Cross." For the powerful messages 316 and 317, click on "I SOLEMNLY TELL YOU..."

Messages Three Hundred-sixteen and Three Hundred-seventeen

Message Three Hundred-sixteen, April 1, 1993

(Imparted to the Hidden Flower by the Sacred Heart of Jesus)

Message Three Hundred-seventeen, April 3, 1993

(Imparted to the Hidden Flower by the Immaculate Heart)

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December 15, 1998 volume 9, no. 242   DAILY CATHOLIC