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NEW YEAR'S ISSUE      December 29 - January 3, 1999      SECTION ONE       vol 9, no. 250

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God the Father: Fitting Finale to the Millennium

     In our final editorial for 1998 as we welcome 1999 we focus on God the Father and His role in our lives as we begin this final year dedicated to Abba. We equate the fact that the Daughter of the Father is honored on the first day of the year as Mary, Mother of God the Son for Our Lady is also the Spouse of the Holy Spirit and God's hand-chosen emissary to relate His Will to all His children. Mary plays an intricate role in God's master plan for mankind and we have the inside track if we but listen. For our commentary Absolutely Abba! , click on CATHOLIC PewPOINT.

Absolutely Abba!

Michael Cain, editor

The Papacy was anything but innocent under Innocent VI at Avignon

     In our eighty-sixth installment of this on-going megaseries on Church history we arrive at the fifth of the Avignon Popes - Pope Innocent VI, the 199th successor of Peter and, though he meant well in reforming the Church, he abused the office of the Inquisition in settling personal scores and began this Holy Office on a sojourn of abuse that would be exaggerated to be considered a torture chamber. The truth of the matter is Innocent had intended to return the papacy to Rome, but his weakness and obsession with ruling with an iron fist through the Inquisition, along with warring factions was an omen that Avignon would remain the seat of the Holy See for at least another twenty years. For the eighty-sixth installment titled Pope Innocent VI: The road from Avignon is often paved with good intentions., click on THE HISTORY OF THE MASS AND HOLY MOTHER CHURCH.
Installment Eighty-six

Pope Innocent VI: The road from Avignon is often paved with good intentions.

"The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is the most complete, most perfect of all prayers."

      Those words from the Blessed Virgin Mary re-emphasize the value of the Mass and how all the "Heavenly Hosts" bow down and adore her Divine Son Jesus at the Consecration of each and every Mass and continue afterwards when He resides in the Tabernacle at each church. But Our Lady weeps that so few give Him the time or reverence He deserves. She warns in both Messages #330 and #331 to the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart in late April 1993 that He is our only strength and refuge and we will be engulfed in satan's abyss if we are not faithful to Him and His Vicar on earth Pope John Paul II who is a living martyr for the Church as many surrounding the Holy Father are betraying him and Christ, Head of the Mystical Body. For these two messages from Our Lady, click on "I SOLEMNLY TELL YOU..."

Messages Three Hundred-Thirty and Three Hundred-Thirty-one

Message Three Hundred-Thirty, April 25, 1993

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

Message Three Hundred-Thirty-one, April 27, 1993

(Imparted to the Hidden Flower by the Immaculate Heart)

December 25th Medjugorje Monthly Message

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"Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou among women and blessed is the Fruit of thy womb Jesus."

"Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death. Amen."

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December 29 - January 3, 1998 volume 9, no. 250   DAILY CATHOLIC