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TUESDAY      December 1, 1998      SECTION ONE       vol 9, no. 233

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Plenary aplenty as Pope revises a lost treasury of the Church

     It may be just another Papal Bull, but the Holy Father's most recent one Incarnationis Mysterium revives the very real existence and knowledge of indulgences - both plenary and partial. The new Papal Bull serves as a practical guide to salvation and the Pope is tying in the resurgence of indulgences with the ecumenical spirit of Jubilee 2000 and the many churches and shrines where these indulgences can be acquired through proper follow-through. In today's editorial we revisit what indulgences are and their origin and give a hearty thanks to the Vicar of Christ for taking them out of the vault and distributing them from the great spiritual treasury of the Church. For today's commentary entitled The dividends are still there
because the Pope is indulging us again!
, click on CATHOLIC PewPOINT.

The dividends are still there
because the Pope is indulging us again!

Michael Cain, editor


The advent of humanism and the disregard for the Word of God raises its ugly head in the fourteenth century

     We continue with our brief retrospect of the first thirteen plus centuries as we take an intermission from our progression of Popes to focus on the first part of the fourteenth century. In this installment we complete this review with the last thirty-two years that led up to that pivotal year which the Blessed Mother Mary warns about: 1332, which was 666 times two - all part of satan's master plan. For, because of economic strife a new age was dawning with new rulers and new powers which would further weaken the once powerful papacy as well as the Church's prestige and influence which slipped alarmingly amidst the decline in moral standards everywhere including the ecclesiastical circles as well. It was a time when a king wanted to usurp the Holy See and, as we shall see in future installments on the Avignon exile, the Church suffered greatly for this weakness which allowed humanism to come slithering in even more quickly. 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-three

Propped up by satan, humanism raises its ugly head in the fourteenth century


"I solemnly tell you that all material things which you covet, shall soon be but rubble and ashes."

     Those warning words from the Blessed Mother's 297th message on the eve of Lent 1993 and preceded by message 296 two days earlier call for fasting and penance. Our Lady imparted these to the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart in which the Blessed Virgin beseeches her little ones to take every opportunity to pray and do penance for the great tribulation is nigh. She beckons all to return to her her Divine Son Jesus and to turn our backs on the world for these material things are merely temporal and shall soon pass. For messages 296 and 297, click on "I SOLEMNLY TELL YOU..."

Messages Two Hundred Ninety-six and Two Hundred Ninety-seven

Message Two Hundred Ninety-six, February 21, 1993

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

Message Two Hundred Ninety-seven, February 23, 1993

(Imparted to the Hidden Flower by the Immaculate Heart of Mary)
(Feast of St. Polycarp and Mardi Gras Tuesday)

LITURGY FOR TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY

      Today and tomorrow we commemorate the First Tuesday and Wednesday of Advent. For the readings, liturgies, and meditations, click on LITURGY FOR THE DAY.

Tuesday, December 1, 1998

Wednesday, December 2, 1998


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 1: First Tuesday of Advent


November 25th Medjugorje Monthly Message

For more on Medjugorje, click on MEDJUGORJE AND MORE

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December 1, 1998 volume 9, no. 233   DAILY CATHOLIC