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TUESDAY      November 17, 1998      SECTION ONE       vol 9, no. 225

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Conservative priest who was always given three roses now must deal with thorns of accusations by liberals

     Shock is what we first felt when we heard Father Ken Roberts, one of the most conservative and promoters of loyalty and obedience to the Holy Father and a leading speaker and proponent of the Medjugorje messages, was suspended of his priestly duties late last week. But after delving into the details, we believe these accusations could very well be a sinister plot against the conservative movement within the Church in the United States and against Medjugorje. It became his trademark that someone would always leave at least three roses with him before he spoke or said Mass. Now many who threw bouquets at this priest are casting brickbats and the petals are drooping as the thorns of those roses try to sting this priest of 33 years. We have known parties on both sides of this issue and we offer our personal take on the plot to undermine Fr. Ken and the conservative movement through a clever, sinister campaign that provides no proof whatsoever, merely hearsay. It would seem Fr. Ken has been deemed guilty until proven innocent. For our lengthy commentary entitled We know God will not turn away from Father Ken Roberts, click on CATHOLIC PewPOINT.

We know God will not turn away from Father Ken Roberts.

Michael Cain, editor


The second millennium dawned as an equation of evangelization with additions and subtractions for the Church which divided in the East but multiplied in the West

     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 century of the second millennium. In this installment we cover the Eastern schism and the rise of one of the great sovereign pontiffs of the Church Pope Saint Gregory VII - a humble monk from Cluny who served seven Popes in his journey to the Chair of Peter. Gregory solidified the Holy See and established Papal Supremacy in Europe in a showdown with the Holy Roman Emperor. He set in motion a scholastic rebirth that would evolve into great universities and more monasteries in succeeding centuries. As the eleventh century ended a new crisis came into prominence - the Islam threat in the Holy Lands. To counter it, Pope Saint Urban II created a new concept. They called it the "Crusades." For the eighty-first installment titled Century of additions and subtractions as Papal Supremacy is established , click on THE HISTORY OF THE MASS AND HOLY MOTHER CHURCH.
Installment Eighty-one

Century of additions and subtractions as Papal Supremacy is established


Events Today in Church History

      For pertinent events throughout the centuries that are memorable in Church history today, click on MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES

Historical Events in Church Annals for November 17:

Feast of Saint Elizabeth of Hungary

October 25th Medjugorje Monthly Message

   Dear children! Today I call you to come closer to my Immaculate Heart. I call you to renew in your families the fervor of the first days when I called you to fasting, prayer and conversion. Little children, you accepted my messages with open hearts, although you did not know what prayer was. Today, I call you to open yourselves completely to me so that I may transform you and lead you to the heart of my Son Jesus, so that He can fill you with His love. Only in this way, little children, will you find true peace - the peace that only God gives you. Thank you for having responded to my call.

For more on Medjugorje, click on MEDJUGORJE AND MORE

PROVERB OF THE DAY

"It is the lips of the liar that conceal hostility; but he who spreads accusations is a fool."

Proverbs 10: 18


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November 17, 1998 volume 9, no. 225   DAILY CATHOLIC