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TUESDAY      April 27, 1999      SECTION ONE       vol 10, no. 82

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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.

United we Pray; Divided we're prey!

Michael Cain, editor

Despite 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.
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Pope Alexander VI: The lust for power and prestige
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Two who spent time in separate tombs are reunited in an instant of recognition

      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!"

Meditative Lesson 12:


part one

      Dear Father, our Dear Lord begs for souls who will suffer for Him. I am humbled that He allows me to suffer, and I can but pray for all those to whom He has sent greater suffering. Yet, my soul clearly understands that this is the path to Eternal Glory. It is the sorrowful path mankind has chosen. O! We must love Him enough to die of love for Him, that all the world might know His Glory.
"And their eyes were opened and they knew Him; and He vanished out of their sight."
Luke 24: 31

NEXT INSTALLMENT: Part two: Behold His Glory!

Events Today in Church History

      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

Historical Events in Church Annals for April 27:

SIMPLY SHEEN: What dreams may come

      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. "

April 25th Medjugorje Monthly Message

    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

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April 27, 1999 volume 10, no. 82   DAILY CATHOLIC