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WEDNESDAY      January 20, 1999      SECTION ONE       vol 10, no. 13

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El Escorial visionary Amparo Cuevas: A victim for souls

      We continue with the third installment of the apparitions of El Escorial, Spain which began during the same time frame as Betania and Medjugorje and has received little publicity. Yet, like Medjugorje and Betania, El Escorial is still going on and is as important as the others for Our Lady comes as Nuestra Senora de los Dolores - "Our Lady of Sorrows" to call all her children back to her Divine Son Jesus through Prayer, Penance and Sacrifice in atonement for our own sins and those of the entire world. God's chosen messenger to receive these and impart them to the world is a housewife and mother of seven Luz Amparo Cuevas a visionary who has suffered much. For part three of The Apparitions at El Escorial, Spain - Mystical Gifts and the Chalice of Suffering, click on THE AGE OF MARIAN APPARITIONS.

The Apparitions at El Escorial, Spain - Sacrifice leads to Salvation
part three

Mystical Gifts and the Chalice of Suffering

The plow behind the Nigerian harvest of vocations and converts: Cardinal Francis Arinze

     Today we continue with this new series that we will bring you on a regular basis three times a week. Our eighth red hat we feature, in alphabetical order, is the 67 year-old Cardinal Francis Arinze who has become a viable force in the blossoming African Church, specifically in Nigeria where he hails from and served as Archbishop for seventeen years. Presently he is very involved in the Nigerian Bishops Conference and African Bishops Conference as well as multiple curial appointments in Rome, which includes his heading up the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue. For more on this red-hat appointed by Pope John Paul II back in the Consistory of May 25, 1988, click on COLLEGE OF CARDINALS COLLECTION

8.   Cardinal Francis Arinze


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The various ranks of Cardinal

      In today's biography on Cardinal Francis Arinze we refer to him as having been a "cardinal deacon" and then appointed "cardinal priest." There are three categories of cardinals in the Sacred Conclave. They are "Cardinal deacon" which is reserved for those Princes of the Church who have been appointed titular bishops and serve in the Roman Curia. The second is "Cardinal priest" which refers to bishops who govern dioceses outside of Rome; and the third category is "Cardinal bishop" which comprise the six titular bishops of the sees in the Suburbs of Rome as well as two of the Eastern Patriarchs. These distinctions have no particular pecking order, however, as far as seniority or privileges are concerned, only title-wise. (source: 1999 Catholic Almanac, Our Sunday Visitor; The Catholic Encyclopedia, Thomas Nelson, Publishers)

January Gems that sparkle and provide sparkling Food for Thought Appeteasers

      Today, we bring you two more short light-hearted, but thought-provoking vignettes on the truths that the grass is not always greener on the other side of the street or galaxy, and if you catch your eyes wandering when driving, hopefully they'll be focused on special billboards that make one not only drive more carefully, but keep God first and foremost in mind and heart. For the two sparklers, Be careful what you ask for, you might get it! and Signs of Life!, click on JANUARY GEMS OF VALUE FOR FOOD FOR THOUGHT APPETEASERS
      Today's food for thought come from EJB and NL via e-mail. The first is very short but the point is the grass is not always greener on the other side as we see in "Be careful what you ask for!" and the second are actual billboards erected by a Christian company in Florida that are the talk of the town and having a definite impact. In case you haven't seen them, we want to share "Signs of Life" with you on the information highway of the DAILY CATHOLIC.

Be careful what you ask for!

Signs of Life

"So few have heard and truly understood that I, your God, have sent you My Own Mother to prepare you."

     Those words from Our Lord in Message #358 on Corpus Christi Sunday in 1993 to the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart reaffirm over and over why God has sent His very Own Blessed Mother to guide us and remind us, and yes, warn us of pending doom if we do not return to Him. His Mother prefaces this in Message #357 a few days earlier, beseeching her little ones to turn a deaf ear to the temptations of satan and cling to her Divine Son. For messages 357 and 358, click on "I SOLEMNLY TELL YOU..."

Messages Three Hundred-Fifty-seven and Three Hundred-Fifty-eight

Message Three Hundred-Fifty-seven, June 9, 1993

(Imparted to the Hidden Flower by the Immaculate Heart of Mary)
(Feast of Saint Ephrem)

Message Three Hundred-Fifty-eight, June 13, 1993

(Imparted to the Hidden Flower by the Sacred and Merciful Heart of Jesus)
(Feast of Corpus Christi Sunday and the Feast of Saint Anthony of Padua
before Mass while praying before the Tabernacle)

Events Today in Church History

     Jesus spent 40 days and 40 nights fasting and praying in the desert before beginning His public ministry; Saint Euthymius the Great, an Armenian abbot and hermit followed his example by extending it from the Feast of the Epiphany through all of Lent - each year of his religious life. Rather than starving to death he lived to be 95. Today is the 1,526th anniversary of his death. 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 January 20:

December 25th Medjugorje Monthly Message

    Dear children! In this Christmas joy I desire to bless you with my blessing. In a special way, little children, I give you the blessing of little Jesus. May He fill you with His peace. Today, little children, you do not have peace and yet you yearn for it. That is why, with my Son Jesus, on this day I call you to pray, pray, pray, because without prayer you do not have joy or peace or a future. Yearn for peace and seek it, for God is true peace. Thank you for having responded to my call.

For more on Medjugorje, click on MEDJUGORJE AND MORE


"Preach the word, be urgent in season, out of season; reprove, entreat, rebuke with all patience and teaching."

2 Timothy 4: 2

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January 20, 1999 volume 10, no. 13   DAILY CATHOLIC