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LITURGY OF THE DAY
Today is the Thirty-first Tuesday in Ordinary Time and the Feast of Saint Martin de Porres, Religious, while tomorrow is the Feast of Saint Charles Borromeo, Bishop For the readings, liturgies, meditations and vignettes of these saints, click on LITURGY FOR THE DAY.
PRAYER & DEVOTIONS
Today's prayer is taken from the Opening Prayer for today's Mass honoring Saint Martin de Porres:
Lord, You led Martin de Porres by a life of humility to eternal glory. May we follow his example and be exalted with him in the kingdom of Heaven.
Events today in Church History
Today is the 850th anniversary of the death of the prophet Saint Malachy, an Irish Archbishop and mystic who received the famous "Prophecies of the Popes" which have been tremendously accurate. For other events throughout the centuries that are memorable in Church history today, click on MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES
PROVERB OF THE DAY"The intention in the human heart is like water far below the surface, but the man of intelligence draws it forth." Proverbs 20: 5
The Hidden Way series now in book form
Though we have completed the 100 Lessons/Meditations of THE HIDDEN WAY previously carried on Tuesdays, you may now acquire your own copy of the just-released book THE HIDDEN WAY which contains all 100. To find out how, click on Book
Medjugorje Monthly Message for October 25th
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
- Part Five of The New Lourdes: Betania in the on-going series THE AGE OF MARIAN APPARITIONS
- A November Cornucopia of Food for Thought Appeteasers
- Time Capsules in Church History with MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES focusing on November 4th.
- Liturgy of the Day on Wednesday - Feast of Saint Charles Borromeo and the Thirtieth Thursday in Ordinary Time.
- ...and much more in our 216th issue for 1998!
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From Peter to Gregory
From the First to the Sixth Century in laying the foundation of Holy Mother Church
Today we begin a brief retrospect of the first thirteen plus centuries as we take an intermission from our progression of Popes to focus on the first 600 years in this installment in which we cover the founding of the true Church, her embryo years with the Roman persecutions and the blossoming of a young Church that flourished despite the setbacks until Constantine the Great freed Holy Mother Church to expand legitimately to all regions of the empire producing great scholars, theologians and holy men who would forge rules around the doctrines left by Jesus Christ and from this would evolve the monastic rule established by Saint Benedict and further solidified by Pope Saint Gregory the Great. For the seventy-ninth installment titled From Peter to Pope Saint Gregory the Great, click on THE HISTORY OF THE MASS AND HOLY MOTHER CHURCH.
"Do not harden your hearts."
Those are some of the first words from Our Lady in the 261st message and continued in her 262nd message of 1992 as conveyed to the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart. Mary reminds us all that satan is so clever and if we let up, if we go slack and forget our own spiritual welfare as well as the welfare of our neighbor he will blind us to what our goal truly is - eternal life. Our Lady laments that the evil one has penetrated every corner of this global village including her Divine Son's Holy Church and begs all to make reparation and divest ourselves of the shackles of worldly possessions that hinder our efforts to fulfill the Divine Will. For messages number 261 and 262, click on "I SOLEMNLY TELL YOU..."
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Pope celebrates the 52nd Anniversary of his Priestly Ordination and meditates on meaning of this weekend
While His Holiness John Paul II addressed the crowd at Saint Peter's Square for his Sunday Angelus, reflecting on All Saints Day and All Souls Day, most in attendance were reflecting on the 52 wonderful years this holy man has spent as a dedicated priest of God, always loyal to Christ's true Church and a great exponent of all Holy Mother Church has taught for nearly two millenniums and which he contemplated on during his address. Today he will spend special time in the traditional prayer time at the tombs of his predecessors. For more, click on Sunday Angeles.
Holy Father urges caution on jumping to conclusions about the Inquisition and a concerted effort to eliminate euthanasia.
If the Church is to eventually apologize for the Inquisition as many non-Catholics contend, then she will do so only if definitive proof is provided with specifics. That was the essence of the Holy Father's address to the sixty persons gathered for a special Vatican forum this past week on the Inquisition. The Pope asserted that there have been wrongs and all need to be repentant, but to make a blanket statement that the whole process was wrong would be a grave injustice both to Church and past pontiffs and those dedicated saints and sinners who abided by it and grew from it. He also addressed a Vatican conference on the care of the elderly and strongly condemned euthanasia as hiddeous which no human authority can legitimize. He called for a greater respect of the elderly and utilization of what they have to offer in wisdom and experience. For more, click on Pope speaks out.
Persecutions continue in Philippines and India as priest pleads for release and hundreds of Christians harassed
He was supposed to have been released weeks ago but Italian priest Father Luciano Benedetti still remains a prisoner of Moslim rebels in the Filipino Mountains. He has pleaded with both his captors and those seeking to free him for he is suffering greatly but is still alive, contrary to previous reports. At the same time in India, persecutions of Christians have intensified over the last six months, culminating with the attack on 150 Christian convention delegates by Hindu fundamentalist terrorists. The unfortunate thing is that once again police looked the other way when called on for assistance. It has been a serious situation where Hindu fundamentalist are staging their own vigilante raids and creating havoc among Indian Christians who are supposed to be guaranteed freedom of religion. For more, click on Persecutions.
Former president of Ireland shows her true colors as ally of devil with her remarks for abortion and divorce
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Did the Irish populace got rid of former president of Ireland Mary Robinson in time to save the emerald isle from the culture of death? According to Robinson who is now bragging about her role in helping bring abortions and divorce to this highly Catholic, traditional country, it is inevitable and if and when it happens she will proudly take credit - just as satan takes credit for so many things because of puppets like Robinson. We should have recognized her true colors and anti-Church agenda when she brazenly disregarded Roman Catholic law about receiving Communion in another church. Now, sadly, she is the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights which is a real misnomer, but the even saddest part is that she can do even more damage not just to Ireland but to the rest of the world with her diabolical culture of death plans. For more, click on Irish Travesty
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