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FRI-SAT-SUN      January 22-24, 1999      SECTION TWO       vol 10, no. 15

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Thank God He can create order out of any chaos we create!

      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. Today we begin famous quotes from this late luminary who 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". On Fridays we bring you more than just a quote; we bring you a brief homily on a subject that is pertinent today. That subject today ties in with our editorial and why relativism has taken over as a religion. But the wise bishop points out that no matter how much chaos we create, God has a way of setting it all back in order. For words of wisdom from Bishop Sheen, click on Simply Sheen.

" It is just as easy for God to work in a cellar as a first floor, as well in the realm of emotions as in the realm of reason."

Events this weekend in Church History

Historical Events in Church Annals for January 22:

Historical Events in Church Annals for January 23:

Historical Events in Church Annals for January 24:


      This weekend's prayers are taken from the Opening Prayers for Masses honoring two saints - the martyred deacon Saint Vincent on Friday and the esteemed Doctor of the Church Saint Francis de Sales whose feast Sunday is superseded by the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Eternal Father, You gave Saint Vincent the courage to endure torture and death for the Gospel: fill us with Your Spirit and strengthen us in Your love.

Father, You gave Saint Francis de Sales the spirit of compassion to befriend all men on the way to salvation. By his example, lead us to show Your gentle love in the service of our fellow men.

Powerful messages imparted on the Feasts of the Sacred Heart and the Immaculate Heart

      Jesus imparted Message #361 to the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart on His Feast of His Most Sacred Heart in June, 1993. The next day His Blessed Mother Mary conveyed her loving words in Message #362 on the occasion of her Feast of the Immaculate Heart. Both messages are packed with hope, but pleas to return to true reverence for Our Lord, honoring His Sacred Heart through the devotions He gave to Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque. Our Lady reminds us how prayer can mitigate punishment and calls on us to be ambassadors of peace and reconciliation. For the messages 361 and 362, click on "I SOLEMNLY TELL YOU..."

Messages Three Hundred-Sixty-one and Three Hundred-Sixty-two

Message Three Hundred-Sixty-one, June 18, 1993

(Imparted to the Hidden Flower by the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus)
(Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus)

Message Three Hundred-Sixty-two, June 19, 1993

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


Daily Dose of curious contents of the Church

The four marks of the Church

   In today's CATHOLIC PewPOINT we talk about proofs and truths of the Catholic Church. What any non-Catholic faith does not have are the four marks of the Church for they were founded by men who had no authority from God to found a church. The four marks are clear signs that the Catholic Church is the true Church founded by Jesus Christ. Only the Catholic Church possesses these four marks totally as established by the Son of God.
(source: My Catholic Faith, My Mission House, Publishers)


"I am the true Vine, and My Father is the Vine-dresser. Every branch in Me that bears no fruit He will take away; and every branch that bears fruit He will cleanse, that it may bear more fruit."

Matthew 18: 7

    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


     This weekend we recommend a site that will provide the best sources for coverage of the Holy Father's visit to Mexico and later St. Louis. That is of course the EWTN web site with resources available through Mother Angelica's International Network including audio and video coverage on the net. Mother's site was one of the first recipients of our Golden Chalice Award.


      We are providing special news stories from CWN and NE in this section on pro-life and abortion news in honor of "Sanctity of Life Week." To read articles on this, click on SANCTITY OF LIFE VS. CULTURE OF DEATH NEWS ARTICLES.

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January 22-24, 1999 volume 10, no. 15   DAILY CATHOLIC