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MONDAY      November 9, 1998      SECTION ONE       vol 9, no. 219

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Pope points out in his encyclical Fides et Ratio that, "The fool thinks that he knows many things, but really he is incapable of fixing his gaze on the things that truly matter."

     On the feast of one of the first women Doctors of the Church Saint Teresa of Jesus, the Holy Father issued his 13th encyclical on the foundations of faith and reason entitled Fides et Ratio. Today we continue with the fourt part of this lengthy and important encyclical in installments spread out over several issues. The fourth installment begins the second chapter Credo ut Intellegam focusing on how "Wisdom knows all and understands all" and the Holy Father cites Wisdom and Proverbs in Sacred Scripture in pointing out that there is room for both faith and reason, but that the man without faith is a fool in his reasoning. For those wanting to read the entire encyclical, go to Fides et Ratio For the fourth installment, click on THE VICAR OF CHRIST SPEAKS


NEXT WEEK: CHAPTER II: CREDO UT INTELLEGAM - “Acquire wisdom, acquire understanding” (Prov 4:5)

Instead of the Church entering into the secular world to do its best, the secular world entered into the the Church to do its worst

     In his weekly column Father Stephen Valenta, OFM Conv. those are the words he uses to best describe the confusion after Vatican II as he continues a short three part series on the Church and Vatican II and the fact that the Faith is still secure despite the deviations some have made within the Church, but he points out by citing Matthew and Luke what Jesus said about this and that the Holy Father, in his wisdom, is waiting for the harvest to rid the wheat from the chaff at the "End of the Age." For Father's column Let us clutch to our FAITH and move on part two , click on HEARTS TO HEART TALK

Let us clutch to our FAITH and move on part two

"The road to eternal life is a road of suffering. Is this not the path my Divine Son showed you by walking it Himself? How foolish are those who scorn suffering and reject it."

      Those words come from the Blessed Mother in messages 269 and 270 imparted to the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart just prior to New Year's Day in late December 1992 in which Our Lady pleads for her little ones to accept the Cross and whatever sufferings her Divine Son Jesus so wills for His children for it is all part of the purification in preparation for the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart and for eternal bliss with the Beatific Vision. She warns us of the signs of the antichrist's reign and that only by being obedient to the Divine Will will our souls be able to escape unscathed. Click on "I SOLEMNLY TELL YOU..."

Messages Two Hundred Sixty-nine and Two Hundred Seventy

Message Two Hundred Sixty-nine, December 28, 1992

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

Message Two Hundred Seventy, December 30, 1992

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

Events Today in Church History

      For events throughout the centuries that are memorable in Church history today. Click on MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES

Historical Events in Church Annals for November 9:


      Today's Prayer is taken from the Opening Prayer for the Mass of the Feast of the Dedication of Saint John Lateran Basilica in Rome:

God our Father, from living stones, Your chosen people, You built an eternal temple to Your glory. Increase the spiritual gifts You have given to Your Church, so that Your faithful people may continue to grow into the new and eternal Jersusalem.

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


"Like clouds and wind when no rain follows is the man who boastfully promises what he never gives."

Proverbs 25: 14

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November 9, 1998 volume 9, no. 219   DAILY CATHOLIC