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FRI-SAT-SUN      April 23-25, 1999      SECTION ONE       vol 10, no. 80

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A tribute to Sister Lucy's Mother

Lucia Astuto - May 14, 1907 - April 16, 1999

      In her column this week, Sister Mary Lucy Astuto shares with all her heart during those final minutes together with her earthly mother who passed away at the perfect time God chose to take her home - the anniversary of Saint Bernadette Soubirous. Sister relates that it was a beautiful way and time to go, quietly and peacefully and with all sins forgiven through the plenary indulgence. We can all only pray that this would also befall us someday. For Sister's column, God called Mama, click on GETTING TO THE HEART OF THE MATTER


Mining the dank depths of the dark side

      In place of this weekend's editorial we bring you a special article dealing directly with the Denver disaster in which the author Ken Kraver speaks out about the dank depths of the dark side in what lies as the cause and effects of such an atrocity. For his commentary, That's it: Dungeons, Dragons and Devils! , click on ECCLESIAL ECHOES.


To Peter and John's joy, the tomb is empty

Meditative Lessons on the Glorious Mysteries

      In the second part of Chapter 11, "My Lord and my God!" we see how the Blessed Mother conveys to us the joy at Peter and John's discovery once they have entered into the crypt looking for their Lord and hoping with all their heart that the words of the Magdalen are indeed true. That they are as we see their joy at the empty tomb. 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 two of Chapter 11, click on "MY LORD AND MY GOD!"

Meditative Lesson 11:


part two

NEXT INSTALLMENT: Part three: Our Lady's Meditation on "My Lord and my God!"

SIMPLY SHEEN: A win-win situation

     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".

"There are two ways of knowing how good God is. One is never to lose Him, the other is to lose Him and find Him again."

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


"I came that they may have life, and have it more abundantly."

Luke 24: 25-26

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April 23-25, 1999 volume 10, no. 80   DAILY CATHOLIC