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KosovoPray for Peace in Kosovo DAY 35: Please continue your prayers for those embroiled in the bitter war in the Balkans on both sides, especially the innocent civilians caught in the crossfire of hate and deception
TUESDAY     vol. 10, no. 82      April 27, 1999

April 27, 1999


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This Day in Church History

Liturgy for today and tomorrow

Meditations on the Glorious Mysteries from MY LORD AND MY GOD!


CWN Catholic News for today

Medjugorje Monthly Message

Countdown to the Millennium

    Today, in honor of the Feast of Saint Louis de Montfort tomorrow, we present the Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Two who spent time in separate tomb are reunited in an instant of recognition
Meditative Lessons on the Glorious Mysteries
    In the first part of Chapter 12: Behold His Glory! we see, through interior vision, that Jesus makes His rounds after His Resurrection to those special to Him and in each case, does not reveal Who He really is until the end in a climactic gesture of Love. Today He reveals Himself to His dear friend Lazarus. 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 one of Chapter 12, click on "MY LORD AND MY GOD!"

Monthly Message for
APRIL 25th
The Gospa's message for April     Dear children! Also today I call you to prayer. Little children, be joyful carriers of peace and love in this peaceless world. By fasting and prayer, witness that you are mine and that you live my messages. Pray and seek! I am praying and interceding for you before God that you convert; that your life and behavior always be Christian. Thank you for having responded to my call. For more on Medjugorje, click on MEDJUGORJE AND MORE

"My sheep hear My voice, and I know them and they follow Me. "
John 10: 27

Year of God the Father
248 and counting,
hoping and praying...


  • April Apologues for more FOOD FOR THOUGHT APPETEASERS

  • Biography on Cardinal Ignatius Pin-Mei Gong, the 49th Prince of the Church we feature in COLLEGE OF CARDINALS COLLECTION

  • Time Capsules in Church History with MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES focusing on April 28th.

  • More words of wisdom from Bishop Fulton J. Sheen in SIMPLY SHEEN

  • Another interesting fact of the Church laid out on the CATHOLIC CANVAS

  • DAILY LITURGY for Easter Weekday for Wednesday plus Wednesday's feast of Saint Louis de Montfort and Saint Peter Chanel and Thursday's feast of Saint Catherine of Siena, Virgin and Doctor of the Church.

  • ...and much more in our 83rd issue for 1999!

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When it comes to the value of life, our advice to the current administration in Washington and this generation of slackers: it's time to put up or shut up!
    In today's editorial we revisit Denver both this week and six years ago when the Holy Father was greeted by over a half million American youth at World Youth Day '93 cheering on his calls for upholding the sanctity of life in all its stages and fostering human dignity. The bombs of the Balkans caught up with Americans in Denver as we felt the loss here just as Albanians, Kosovars and Serbs felt the loss of their loved ones from the senseless slaughter of war. Just as we advocated in last week's editorial on these pages, there is only one answer to the madness, only one weapon we can utilize successfully against the enemy: The Holy Rosary in fulfilling what Our Lord and His Blessed Mother ask in atonement through Prayer and fasting. For today's commentary entitled United we Pray; Divided we're prey!, click on CATHOLIC PewPOINT.

  • Blackout of Vatican involvement is a worldwide media plot to suppress the truth

  • Israel and Holy See ease talk of tension with meeting and official invite to Pope to visit Holy Land

  • Irish singer hanging herself with sin-aided blasphemous actions that mock the Church and her sacraments

  • Pope John XXIII could be beatified next year thanks to reported miracle

  • Massive throngs turn out in Guatamala to honor one year anniversary of bishop's murder

    These headlines and more are featured in today's NEWS & VIEWS below.

  • Pope Alexander VIThe New World borders were forever marked by Alexander's decreesDespite the reptilian chameleon choreographed by Alexander VI, his decrees forever changed the face of the earth in the western hemisphere
        Continuing with our multi-part feature on Pope Alexander VI, today we detail what few good points can be found during the pontificate of the rascal Borgia Pope and how despite his political craftiness, dealings and abuse of power, the Church still prospered in the New World where the balance of conversions would be as great as the losses that would occur in Europe as a result of the Reformation, ushered in by the laxity and scandal caused by such popes as Alexander VI who was truly a bad, bad Pope. For the one-hundred-second installment titled Pope Alexander VI: The lust for power and prestige part three , click on THE HISTORY OF THE MASS AND HOLY MOTHER CHURCH.

    Events in Church History
    Pope Julius II     On this date in 1509 Pope Julius II, the former Cardinal Giuliano della Rovere, bitter enemy of Pope Alexander VI and his son Cesare Borgia, excommunicated the entire city of Venice for their refusal to part with the properties and territories of Romagna which had been held by the heretical and evil Cesare. For other pertinent events throughout the centuries that are memorable in Church history today, click on MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES

    What dreams may come
    Famous quotes of Bishop Fulton J. Sheen    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".

    "Our flights from reality may be either conscious or unconscious. They are conscious when one wills to become an alcoholic to forget. But flights may also be unconscious, as in dreams."

        Today is the Fourth Tuesday of Easter while tomorrow is the trilogy feast of the Fourth Wednesday of Easter, the feast of Saint Peter Chanel, Priest and Martyr and the special feast of St. Louis de Montfort Saint Louis Marie Grignon de Montfort, priest and religious who is best known for his devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Consecration to her plus his work "Secret of the Rosary." For the readings, liturgies, meditations and vignettes on these two saints, click on DAILY LITURGY.

    Sacred and Merciful Heart of Jesus "Please pray that you may accept Mercy and be clothed with It. Then shall you recognize all the signs I am giving, and you will be led by the Holy Spirit and My Mother along the right path. "
       Those words were spoken by the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Message #496 on May 16, 1994 on the Holy Mountain in Caguas, Puerto Rico to the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart, in which Our Lord reinforces that the Font of Divine Mercy is still flowing if only we will tap into it. He also indicates that His Cross is "the shield of Mercy between mankind and the Triune Divinity." In the previous Message earlier that same day Mary's Divine Son confirms that His Mother did truly appear on the Holy Mountain nearly a century ago. For Messages #495 and #496, click on "I SOLEMNLY TELL YOU..."

    Worldwide Catholic NewsWORLDWIDE
    with a Catholic slant provided by
    Catholic World News Service
    and Noticias Eclesiales Church News
      All the news that's fit to print never gets printed when it deals with the Vatican's involvement in Kosovo
      Pope's heart remains heavy over war in Kosovo    If it weren't for the Catholic press in Europe - CWN, ZENIT and Church News the world would never know how involved Holy Mother Church has been in striving for a lasting peace in the Balkans. Those same secular mediums from CNN to Associated Press who rush to criticize Pope Pius XII for his lack of action, are strangely silent in reporting Pope John Paul II's yeoman efforts to negotiate peace between the Serbs and NATO, working closely with Russia and keeping all diplomatic ties open - the only sovereign nation to do so. For more, click on Secular blackout of Vatican involvement in Kosovo

      Israel officially extends invitation to Pope to visit Holy Land for Jubilee 2000 as Israeli foreign minister calls on Holy Father after he ordains 31 new priests
      flag of Israel    After the Holy Father ordained thrity-one new priests on Sunday on the occasion of World Day for Prayer for Vocations, he accepted Ariel Sharon, the Israeli foreign minister the next day. During the visit Sharon extended a formal visit from the Israeli government to the Sovereign Pontiff who has made it no secret he dearly wants to visit the Holy Land during the Jubilee next year. Despite this, there was still no official word from the Holy See on formal acceptance of the offer. For more, click on Holy Land invitation.

      With enemies like this, who needs friends? Sin-aided Sinead O'Connor goes over the edge as priestess in new sect.
      flag of Ireland     If you thought bizarre upstart Sinead O'Connor had gone too far when she tore up a picture of Pope John Paul II on Saturday Night Live in the early 90's, you ain't seen nothin' yet for word now comes down that the baldheaded singer has been ordained in the heretical Irish church founded by a dissident bishop who broke from the Holy See and now spreads heresy and apostasy. In short, these nut cases all deserve each other and any references to O'Connor being a conduit to bring young people back to the Church is a lie right from the devil's mouth himself. For more, click on Sin-aided O'Connor.

      Surprise miracle attributed to intercession of Cardinal Roncalli - aka Pope John XXIII
      Pope John XXIII    In the race to beatification between recent pontiffs, John XXIII shot ahead of Pius XII and Paul VI with reports of a miracle that has been confirmed by medical experts for the Congregation for the Causes of Saints thus expediting the process where the former Cardinal Angelo Roncalli could be beatified next year during the Jubilee 2000 ceremonies. For more, click on miracle attributed to John XXIII.

      100,000 laity and 500 bishops attend one year anniversary services for slain bishop in Guatamala as Pope calls for accountability by government there
      guatamala flagGuatamala    Attendance at the first year anniversary of the death of Auxiliary Bishop Juan Gerardi Conedera, murdered one year ago, exceeded all expectations and the projections of 50,000 was doubled with bishops flocking from all over the hemisphere to honor the fallen prelate who human rights advocates the world over have rallied behind and accused the Guatamalan government of a coverup that has reached epic proportions for absurdity including the false arrest of a priest held as a scapegoat. Because of these mechanations and delays, the Pope has demanded a solution to this fiasco which bring this whole sad affair to closure, allowing the name of Conedera to rest in peace. For more, click on Tribute in Guatamala .

    For more headlines and articles, we suggest you go to the Catholic World News site at the CWN home page and Church News at Noticias Eclesiales and the features, dossiers and Daily Dispatches at ZENIT International News Agency CWN, NE and ZENIT are not affiliated with the Daily CATHOLIC but provide this service via e-mail to the Daily CATHOLIC Monday through Friday.

    Daily Dose of curious contents of the Church:
    Holy Father's Letter to Artists
        The title Catholic Canvas indicates a tableau of art and the logo is a palette, therefore we present as our canvas today the second part of the Holy Father's brilliant address to artists released this past weekend. We present the second half of this today at Holy Father's Letter to Artists part two. To read the entire document you may go go ZENIT documents

        To commemorate national "Turn off your TV week" we present TV-FREE AMERICA SITE. Though the site is not Catholic, it does provide an outlet and opportunity to do as the Blessed Mother has asked in her many messages, especially to put the televisions in the corner, cover them for they are the tabernacles of satan. She asks us to turn to her Divine Son's Tabernacle and to shun TV.

    April 27, 1999       volume 10, no. 82
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