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THURSDAY      July 29, 1999      SECTION ONE       vol 10, no. 141

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Dolores Hope: embodying the Virtues of Faith, Hope and Charity

     Today we bring you the 96th person selected out of the TOP 100 CATHOLICS OF THE CENTURY. The voters selected Dolores Hope, wedded for 65 years to legendary icon Bob Hope. She was chosen because of her undying faith in God and her fiat to emulate the Blessed Virgin Mary as a devoted wife and mother in doing all she can to live the Gospel and personify the passage in Luke 12: 48, "But of everyone to whom much has been given, much will be required; and of him to whom they have entrusted much, they will demand the more.". She has lived up to Christ's words in giving so much back to mankind through her active philanthropy and living her Catholic Faith. For more on the 96th selection, click on DOLORES HOPE

96.    Dolores Hope

The Doctrine "No salvation outside the Church" still stands!

     writes about the clamoring by so many non-Catholics and modernist Catholics for the Church to alter its stance towards others in order to reach unity in the ecumenical spirit of Vatican II. That is the key word - the "spirit of Vatican II" for the Vatican II documents in no place advocate compromising the faith for the sake of bringing the various denominations together. Pat points out that the doctrine of "No salvation outside the Church" still stands though the liberals have watered it down to where many of the faithful believe it doesn't exist anymore. He re-educates them in his column today in response to an e-mail from a Seven-day Adventist who asked what is the Church going to do about coming in line with them. Duh! That misinformed gentleman has got it all wrong and Pat deftly illustrates the error in his column today. For Pat's column The Church, Adventists, and Ecumenism, click on VIEW FROM THE PEW

The Church, Adventists, and Ecumenism

The clarion sounds as a wake-up call to Catholics as we provide a summer review of all past articles on the Church today

      Like our other feature series, this summer we present installments 1 through 105 of this series which is a set blueprint for Catholics everywhere to take up the banner of truth in defending Christ's One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church as we prepare for this glorious event - the second coming of Christ and the Reign of the Sacred Heart, the Second Pentecost, the Era of the Eucharistic Presence, the Advent of Peace. To read any of the over one-hundred previous installments in this long on-going series, click on the Archives ofWHERE IS HOLY MOTHER CHURCH HEADING AS WE NEAR THE MILLENNIUM?

Events that happened this day in Church History

      Today is the anniversary of the death of two Popes both named Urban. One died in 1099 and as the Frenchman Pope Saint Urban II, the 159th successor of Peter, is remembered for organizing the First Crusade and inaugurating the "Truce of God" for all foes to abstain from fighting when it was time to bury the fatally wounded. The other, the 235th in the line of Peter was Pope Urban VIII who died 545 years later in 1644 and during his 22-year pontificate is best remembered as the Pontiff who condemned Galileo Galilei. 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 July 29:

SIMPLY SHEEN: Saved at the refreshing well of salvation!

      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".

"There is something good in everything. Evil has no capital of its own; it lives in goodness as a parasite. But loving the partial goodness in others we bring them more quickly to the circle of Goodness which is God. This was the tactic of Our Lord when He spoke to an adulteress at the well. There was nothing in common between His Divine Goodness and her sinful life, except a love of a drink of cold water. So He started there...and led her on to a declaration that He was Love and Savior of the world."

"Will you also turn your humble, contrite hearts into an angry fist filled with pride from a hardened heart, and instead of loving obedience, scourge Me and crucify Me with your pride and disobedience?"

      Those words from the Sacred Heart of Jesus were imparted on Palm Sunday, April 9, 1995 to the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart in which Our Lord asks His children which way they will turn. He beseeches us to take refuge in His Sacred and Merciful Heart but only through the Sacrament of Reconciliation can we find true peace of mind and soul. He prefaces these words in His Message two days earlier in which Jesus asks us to stay the course in our dedication to prayer and penance and help atone for the hardened hearts who turn away from Him. He reminds all that all will be fulfilled as Sacred Scripture foretells but not to look for when for in doing so we miss the whole point of the Messages and His graces and Mercy that He wants to pour forth on all His children. For Messages #607 and #608, click on "I SOLEMNLY TELL YOU..."

Messages 607 and 608

Message Six-Hundred-seven, April 7, 1995

(Imparted to the Hidden Flower by the Sacred Heart of Jesus)
(First Friday)

Message Six-Hundred-eight, April 9, 1995

(Imparted to the Hidden Flower by the Sacred Heart of Jesus)
(Palm Sunday)

July 25th Medjugorje Monthly Message

    Dear children! Also today I rejoice with you and I call you all to prayer with the heart. I call all of you, little children, to give thanks to God here with me for the graces which He gives to you through me. I desire for you to comprehend that I want to realize here, not only a place of prayer but also a meeting of hearts. I desire for my, Jesus' and your heart to become one heart of love and peace. That is why, little children, pray and rejoice over everything that God does here, despite that satan provokes quarrels and unrest. I am with you and I lead you all on the way of love. Thank you for having responded to my call.

For more on Medjugorje, click on MEDJUGORJE AND MORE


"Jesus said to her, 'Mary!' Turning, she said to Him, 'Rabboni!' (That is to say Master). Jesus said to her, 'Do not touch Me, fo rI have not yet ascended to My Father, but go to My brethren and say to them, 'I ascend to My Father and your Father, to My God and your God.'"

John 20: 16-17

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