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FRI-SAT-SUN      April 16-18, 1999      SECTION ONE       vol 10, no. 75

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The Divine Bridge between death and taxes

      In this weekend's editorial we bridge the gap between death and taxes which is life, but life only if it is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. The bridge between Good Friday and Tax Day is Divine Mercy Sunday and it is His Font of Mercy that will elevate us above the temporal troubles of death and taxes and allow us to soar to new everlasting heights, free of the abyss of damnation...but only if we are obedient to God's Holy Will for we all will have to face the "Tax Man" sooner or later. For the commentary, In the final audit we'll have hell to pay if we're not honest with God and ourselves! , click on CATHOLIC PewPOINT.

In the final audit we'll have hell to pay if we're not honest with God and ourselves!

Michael Cain, editor

Our world is on the brink of the crossroads of civilization and we hold the key to which way we go

      In her column this week, Sister Mary Lucy Astuto puts the question of whether we want to soar over the earth like the dove of peace or subject this world to the destructive bombs of war. She points out that we hold the key to this age-old question which is really nothing new since Our Lady has not only warned us of this time, but given us the sure-fire formula for peace. It's up to us. For Sister's column, War or Peace?, click on GETTING TO THE HEART OF THE MATTER


Our Lady asks us to learn from Mary Magdalen

Meditative Lessons on the Glorious Mysteries

      In the fourth part of Chapter 9, "Whom do you seek?" we see how the Blessed Mother conveys to us the joy and sincerity of Mary Magdalen in her journey after the Resurrection. It is encouragement for all of us, for, like the Magdalen, we, too, are sinners. But, as Our Lady points out, that is why her Divine Son came - to conquer sin and free sinners, all of us. She reiterates that all we need do is heed what He asks in order to share in the joy of the Resurrection. These meditative lessons, imparted by Our Lady to the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart after Pentecost 1993, are meant to inspire and prompt a greater understanding of the Glorious Mysteries. For part four of Chapter 9, click on "MY LORD AND MY GOD!"

Meditative Lesson 9:


part four Our Lady's Meditation

SIMPLY SHEEN: If we don't knock, there may be no room in the Heavenly Inn?

      This week Bishop Fulton J. Sheen indicates that if we sit back on our fannies and just wait for Jesus to come, we could be waiting an awfully, awfully long time - possibly forever. For, as he points out, God has left the first move up to us. We need to come to Him for God does not move, we either turn and walk further away or we run to Him. The latter is what Our Lord so dearly wants, but, because of free will, He will not force or coerce us. That is why we cannot afford to let Him pass us by. Remember Jesus said, "Knock and it shall be opened to you.". But we have to knock first before the gate of His Heart is opened to us. For words of wisdom from Bishop Sheen, click on Simply Sheen.

Don't pass by without knocking!

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


"But He said to them, 'O foolish ones and slow of heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken! Did not the Christ have to suffer these things before entering into His glory!' "

Luke 24: 25-26

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April 16-18, 1999 volume 10, no. 75   DAILY CATHOLIC