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THURSDAY      January 21, 1999      SECTION ONE       vol 10, no. 14

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All Hope is in the Lord...on the Cross!

      Today we continue our segment on the Theological virtues, focusing on the second part of our series on Hope, the second of the virtues and what it means. Hope has been compared to an anchor but it is also likened to the great mast of a ship - the Cross of the Ship of Christ. Too often we do not have the faith to unfurl our sails of Hope on the great mast of the Cross and trust in God to guide us through the rough seas of the world, the flesh and the devil which thrash our finite ship to and fro until we become thrust onto the rocks of despair - the opposite of hope. It is only through the Cross of Jesus Christ - the Mast of Hope that we can hope to have a solid foundation for Hope. It is in Him Whom we trust! For the ninety-second installment of this on-going megaseries, click on WHERE IS HOLY MOTHER CHURCH HEADING AS WE NEAR THE MILLENNIUM?.
Installment Ninety-two

The Forty-First Clarion:

THE THEOLOGICAL VIRTUE OF HOPE
part two
The Anchor of Hope is the great Mast of the Cross that will save us from being devoured by satan's denizens of the deep

"If anyone wishes to come after Me, let him deny himself and take up his cross, and follow Me."

Matthew 16: 24

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Stand up strongly for Jesus and His Vicar on earth against those who seek to mask the truth

      That is the theme of both Messages #359 and #360 from Blessed Virgin Mary to the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart in mid June of 1993. Our Lady reveals how heresy and apostasy, even schism are raising their ugly heads and being embraced sadly by some of the hierarchy within her Divine Son Jesus' Church. She calls all of us to speak out against heresies and those who would twist the truth for their own gains at the expense of countless souls and silence the Holy Father who is totally dedicated to Mary and all she is endeavoring to accomplish for God in the twilight of the second millennium. For messages 359 and 360, click on "I SOLEMNLY TELL YOU..."

Messages Three Hundred-Fifty-nine and Three Hundred-Sixty

Message Three Hundred-Fifty-nine, June 15, 1993

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

Message Three Hundred-Sixty, June 15, 1993

(Imparted to the Hidden Flower by the Immaculate Heart)

SIMPLY SHEEN: Love and the world loves with you.

     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".

"As we eliminate sin, we eliminate suffering; as we love God, we cease to hate others. And thus we engage in fewer wars. The more morality and decency and virtue there are in the world, the more peace there will be in the world. Wars are consequences of a moral rebellion."


Events that happened this day in Church History

      It was one year ago today that Pope John Paul II made history by being the first Pope to ever visit Cuba. Many thought this would be an impossibility with the way communist dictator Fidel Castro had shut down the island and shut off the world for over thirty years, but with the present pontiff nothing is impossible as this Polish Pope has proven time and time again. 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 21:


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

WORD OF THE DAY

"O God, whom I praise, be not silent, for they have opened wicked and treacherous mouths against me. They have spoken to me with lying tongues, and with words of hatred they have encompassed me and attacked me without cause. "

Psalm 108: 3

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January 21, 1999 volume 10, no. 14   DAILY CATHOLIC