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TUESDAY      July 6, 1999      SECTION ONE       vol 10, no. 129

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Message to the Americas: Repent of your ways and take up the cause of human dignity and the Sanctity of Life

      Normally this weekly feature is brought to you on Mondays but because yesterday was part of the weekend holiday issue, we bring it to you today. Following up a year after the Bishops of North, Central and South America, along with the Caribbean contingent, met for the month-long Synod of the Americas in Rome at the end of 1997, Pope John Paul II officially closed the Synod with his Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Ecclesia in America at Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine in Mexico City in January 1999. Because of its significance for all Americans, we bring you this important document in several installments over the next few months. For those wanting to read the entire encyclical or check footnotes, go to Ecclesia in America For the nineteenth installment on Chapter Five: The Path to Solidarity - Social sins that cry to Heaven , click on THE VICAR OF CHRIST SPEAKS.

Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Ecclesia in America


"By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another"
John 13: 35

Catholic PewPoint helps put things in perspective and clear up the tunnels of confusion!

      This summer we present all the editorials to date from 1999 for you to review. Take a ride on the twists and turns of humanity in past installments of Catholic PewPoint. In this wild ride of life, through the tunnels of doubt we need to cling to the rails of hope and trust that God will guide us safely over the whirls and swirls, dips and blips, highs and lows that affect us daily in this rollercoaster called life. These commentaries help keep things on a more even keel, slowing the turns so that all can better navigate the dangerous curves and stay on track in heading towards the light at the end of the tunnel. During the summer we will present this archive feature on Tuesdays and a new commentary every Friday. To read any of the forty-six installments presently available for 1999, click on and strap in for the Archives of CATHOLIC PewPOINT.

Retroactive articles on Church history available from 1150 to 1515 A.D. for summer review

      This summer we present the installments from Blessed Pope Eugene III, the 167th successor of Peter in the mid-twelfth century through Pope Leo X, the 217th in the Petrus line early in the sixteenth century. These are installments 46 through 106. We should soon have installments one through 45, which cover the first millennium, available to review on-line within a few weeks. We will resume our original series in September with installment 107 on Pope Hadrian VI. To read any of the sixty installments presently available in this long on-going series, click on the Archives of THE HISTORY OF THE MASS AND HOLY MOTHER CHURCH.

This retro summer we present the best of Pat Ludwa's VIEW FROM THE PEW

     This summer on Monday's we will present the opportunity to review any of Pat Ludwa's thirty-three columns for this year. Since Monday's issue was included with the weekend issue, we present this feature today. Original columns will run in Thursday's issues, but in Monday's issues we bring you these archives. For Pat's past columns, click on VIEW FROM THE PEW ARCHIVES

No matter what, God loves us!

      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 may be times when our heart chides us that we have fallen far below our ideals, but with amendment one can always be sure of the Father's Love."

"I am Co-Redemptrix, Mediatrix and Advocate. This shall be made dogma and this shall be a great sign. When this happens know the Triumph of my Heart is imminent."

      Those words were imparted by the Blessed Virgin Mary in Message #584 on January 15, 1994 to the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart in which Our Lady reaffirms the obvious that the Holy Father will eventually proclaim this "Fifth Dogma" ushering in the events that will bring about the Triumph of Mary's Immaculate Heart. In this message and the one preceding it on January 12th, she warns us of the evil one's intense fury and that he is pulling out all stops for his time is short and the signs point to this. That is why she is asking all her little ones to pray like we've never prayed before. For Messages #583 and #584, click on "I SOLEMNLY TELL YOU..."

Messages 583 and 584

Message Five-Hundred-eighty-three, January 12, 1995

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

Message Five-Hundred-eighty-four, January 15, 1995

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


     Today is the Feast of modern martyr Saint Maria Goretti as well as the Fifteenth Tuesday in Ordinary Time while tomorrow we commemorate the Fifteenth Wednesday in Ordinary Time. For the readings, liturgies, meditations and vignette on St. Maria Goretti, click on DAILY LITURGY.

Tuesday, July 6, 1999


Wednesday, July 7, 1999


      July is the month of the MOST PRECIOUS BLOOD OF JESUS and so, on Ordinary days this month we bring you the Prayer of the Most Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ:

Almighty, everlasting God, Who didst appoint Thine only-begotten Son Redeemer of the world, and didst deign to be appeased by the shedding of His Blood; grant, we beseech Thee, that by our solemn service we may so honor what He paid as the price our Redemption, and by Its virtue be so defended here on earth from the evils of this present life, that we may forevermore enjoy Its fruit in Heaven. Throught the same Jesus Christ, Thy Son our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, world without end. Amen.

Events Today in Church History

     On this date in 1535 Saint Thomas More was martyred for the faith in England as King Henry VIII, who Thomas had tutored in the faith, turned on his trusted friend and had him beheaded in the London Tower. Thomas had refused to condone Henry's decision to divorce and held true to the teachings of Holy Mother Church during the Protestant Reformation, giving up his prestige within the English royalty to attain an even higher position in the Royal Court of the Blessed Trinity. 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 6:

June 25th Medjugorje Monthly Message

    Dear children! Today I thank you for living and witnessing my messages with your life. Little children, be strong and pray so that prayer may give you strength and joy. Only in this way will each of you be mine and I will lead you on the way of salvation. Little children, pray and with your life witness my presence here. May each day be a joyful witness for you of God's love. Thank you for having responded to my call.
For more on Medjugorje, click on MEDJUGORJE AND MORE


"The harvest indeed is great, but the laborers are few. Pray therefore the Lord of the harvest to send forth laborers into His harvest."

Matthew 9: 37-38

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