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THURSDAY      April 15, 1999      SECTION ONE       vol 10, no. 74

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Call To Action is a beast of recent origins that spews a lot of hot air trying to fire up Church dissent.

      In his column today, Pat Ludwa completes his two-part expose of the radical Call To Action faction which strives feebly to change the face of the Church. Pat ventures into the dragon's lair and dissects the weak arguments of this paper beast whose breath is hotter than its bite, evidenced by the weak turnout of liberal votes when CTA put it on the line. Yet they continue to stir up a smokescreen. For Pat's column A Dysfunctional family?, click on VIEW FROM THE PEW

A Dysfunctional Family? part two


The embryo years of the Church take form through the function of the liturgy

     For a few weeks we will bring you this series in place of our regular WHERE IS HOLY MOTHER CHURCH HEADING AS WE NEAR THE MILLENNIUM? for it is important to know where we have been in order to better understand where we are heading. Therefore a thorough foundation of the Church is vital for our present time as we continue with The Embryo Years: Forming the Liturgy today in this abridged History of the Mass and Holy Mother Church over a 2000 year span called 2000 YEAR VOYAGE ON THE BARQUE OF PETER. For Installment four, click on BARQUE OF PETER

Installment Five

THE EMBRYO YEARS
part two: Forming the Liturgy

NEXT WEDNESDAY: Installment Six The Early Popes - The First Century


SIMPLY SHEEN:

Zeroing in on what is most important to us

     They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but the words of Bishop Fulton J. Sheen have been known to launch a thousand images in one's mind, one of the ways this late luminary did so much to evangelize the faith. Because of the urgency of the times and because few there are today who possess the wisdom, simplicity and insight than the late Archbishop who touched millions, we are bringing you daily gems from his writings. The good bishop makes it so simple that we have dubbed this daily series: "SIMPLY SHEEN".

" Detachment from certain things is essential for attachment to God, just as the attachment of a husband to a wife demands detachment from other women. As Thomas Aquinas said: 'Man's heart adheres the more intensely to one thing, the more it is withdrawn from others.' The human heart is like a stream which loses depth as it divides its waters of affection into many channels. A true patriot cannot serve several countries, and a truly religious person cannot serve both God and Mammon."


The Magdalene's joy cannot be contained

      In the third part of Chapter 9, "Whom do you seek?" the converted sinner known as Mary Magdalene finally sees Our Lord and is overjoyed at such a miraculous occurrence. She hastens to tell the others, her joy bursting forth which each step as we share her enthusiasm in this interior vision from this meditative lesson, imparted by Our Lady to the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart after Pentecost 1993. They are meant to inspire and prompt a greater understanding of the Glorious Mysteries. For part three of Chapter 9, click on "MY LORD AND MY GOD!"

Meditative Lesson 9:

"WHOM DO YOU SEEK?"

part three

NEXT INSTALLMENT: Part four: Our Lady's Meditation on "Whom do you seek?"


DAILY LITURGY

      Today is the Second Thursday of Easter while tomorrow we celebrate the Second Friday of Easter. For the readings, liturgies, and meditations, click on DAILY LITURGY.

Thursday, April 15, 1999

Friday, April 16, 1999


PRAYERS & DEVOTION

      Today we continue a short series of Responsory Prayers during Paschaltide adapted from the Byzantine Liturgy:

This day was made by the Lord, Alleluia. Let us rejoice and be glad in it, Alleluia. Let us embrace one another in joy. Friends and enemies alike, all is forgiven. Alleluia.


March 25th Medjugorje Monthly Message

   Dear children! I call you to prayer with the heart. In a special way, little children, I call you to pray for conversion of sinners, for those who pierce my heart and the heart of my Son Jesus with the sword of hatred and daily blasphemies. Let us pray, little children, for all those who do not desire to come to know the love of God, even though they are in the Church. Let us pray that they convert, so that the Church may resurrect in love. Only with love and prayer, little children, can you live this time which is given to you for conversion. Place God in the first place, then the risen Jesus will become your friend. Thank you for having responded to my call.

For more on Medjugorje, click on MEDJUGORJE AND MORE

THE DAILY WORD

"He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; he who is unbelieving towards the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God rests upon him."

John 3: 36


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April 15, 1999 volume 10, no. 74   DAILY CATHOLIC