After some more studies and pastoral work he was appointed the Cure of St. Jeanne de Chantal in Paris where he dedicated his time night and day to guiding his parishioners with a special emphasis on the youth and the elderly, always striving to honor the human dignity of every person he came in contact with. He became legendary with church-goers everywhere in France for his dynamic preaching. It also attracted the attention of Pope John Paul II who appointed him the Bishop of Orleans on November 10, 1979. He was installed a month later on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception. Two years later the Holy Father elevated him to succeed Cardinal Marty as Archbishop of Paris on January 31, 1981. Two years later the Pope honored him by naming him in his February 2, 1983 Consistory, bestowing the red-hat on Cardinal Lustiger at the age of 57. He received the titular church of St. Louis of France. Shortly thereafter he was appointed Ordinary for all French Eastern-Rite faithful who did not have ordinaries of their own.
He has produced numerous important documents and significant homilies in France and globally and has come to be respected for his strong stance on human dignity, a refrain campaigned vigorously by another Pole - His Holiness John Paul II. The Holy Father has shown confidence in Cardinal Lustiger by appointing him to membership in various Curias including the Secretariat of State in the second section, the Congregation for Divine Worship and Sacraments, the Congregation for Bishops, the Congregation for Oriental Churches, the Congregation for the Clergy and the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life as well as the Pontifical Council for Culture. Though he, along with fellow French colleagues Cardinals Roger Etchegarry, Pierre Eyt and Paul Poupard are all above 65, they are not expected to be selected as serious candidates in the next papal conclave, but their influence could have a strong swing vote in the process.
Say now to all the world: I am your Mother and I weep for all who suffer; they bear great pains in body, mind and soul but they do not come to God for help. Their pain grows worse because they seek release from their sufferings through human means.
O! When shall you hear my pleas? When shall you turn back to God and allow the sinful world to pass you by? There is no happiness except in God. He alone can heal; He is the Divine Physician, for He heals the soul before the body, knowing the soul is made for Eternal Life with Him.
How many warnings must my Divine Son give to the world before His children believe and live in a holy way? I, your Mother, do solemnly tell you that the earthquakes which ravage randomly shall soon begin a chain reaction that shall cause worldwide sufferings. I tell you this because the forces of evil are strong and daily they push forward their plans to bring the antichrist to reign.
It is only through constant prayer from the heart, united to my Divine Son's Passion, that many sufferings can be mitigated, the days of suffering shortened, and the Justice swift and merciful.
Do not fear, but do not cease, each of you, to be an apostle in these end times. My Immaculate Heart weeps for you, pleads for you, and loves you.
O! Surrender all to God Who must be your All, and you shall know the truth of my words.
I love and bless you! Thank you for responding to my Call!
On this day, I, Jesus Christ, Only-begotten Son of God, Second Person of the Blessed Trinity and Savior of the world, do solemnly tell the world:
Behold, the chalice of the suffering of the innocents is overflowing. Behold, the stench of the slaughter of the innocents is greater than in that moment in Bethlehem when Herod, My adversary slaughtered the Holy Innocents.
Behold, I, Jesus Christ, do solemnly say to all the world: THE EVIL SIN OF ABORTION MUST END NOW! This evil rocks the Heavens. All the hosts of Heaven weep, and My Own Most Sacred Heart sheds drops of Blood for this outrage!
When shall you hear Me, O world gone mad by satan's designs? When will you once again recognize My Sovereignty as King of Kings, Creator of all life!?! When, O world, shall you cease your abominations? When, O when shall you fall to your knees before My True Presence in the Blessed Sacrament and beg of Me to stop this horrific deed?
I do solemnly tell you that there is no violence committed against any one of My children in My Name that is pleasing before My Throne. Those who use My Name to murder a murderer at any abortion clinic is satan's victim and not My servant! I alone Am Life. I alone give Life. I alone take Life! Therefore, hear Me, O world, especially all bishops and priests:
The sin of abortion will not stop until all reverence is returned to Me in The Most Blessed Sacrament. I want My churches open at every hour! I want My Tabernacle to be returned to Its rightful place where My children might come to Me. I want to be placed in the Monstrance, and I want Adoration of My True Presence to be a full part of every church.
I want every bishop to announce this in his Diocese and to hear no dispute from any priest or lay committee. I want all bishops and priests to faithfully lead My children in Adoration of The Blessed Sacrament, and I want My True Presence in The Most Blessed Sacrament to be taken in solemn procession to every abortion clinic. There I ask My children, priests, religious and lay, to kneel in prayer and to humbly recite the Rosary and Chaplet of Divine Mercy, so that through Divine Mercy abortion ends.
I do solemnly tell My people: Let My Order of Divine Mercy begin and let its Rule be lived fully. It is through the on-going work I gave to My saint Faustina that I, Jesus Christ, desire for My Divine Mercy to be poured out upon your sinful world. It is My Plan that through this new Institute the world shall come to drink from the Cup of My Most Precious Blood, that My Mercy may be visibly seen and you shall be healed in soul, body and mind.
Hear Me, for soon the world shall be given a great sign of My Presence among you. Let all who have ears hear!
No longer shall abortion be tolerated. No more shall I allow man to commit even more evil in My Name, which is Most Holy.
Return to Me, for already My angels stand at the ready to bring the full weight of Justice to the world.
Hear My Words and those of My Holy Mother, and live these Words. I Come! Prepare!
Death of Saint Willibald, son of the West Saxon king Richard and Saint Boniface's cousin. Willibald was the first Englishman to make a pilgrimage to Rome in 721 as well as Jerusalem in 724 and Constantinople in 730. Though captured by Saracens, he was eventually released and spent ten years at Monte Cassino in Italy. Then Pope Saint Gregory III dispatched him to Germany where Boniface ordained him and where he ruled as bishop for forty five years before his death at Eichstatt.
Death of Blessed Pope Benedict XI, 194th successor of Peter. Benedict was poisoned by eating a tainted fig placed in his dish by conspirators. He was born in Treviso and elected on October 27, 1303. During his one year pontificate he settled a difficult dispute with the king of France Philip IV, also known as Philip the Fair who wasn't exactly fair in his legendary disputes with Benedict's predecessor Pope Boniface VIII who considered the king a mortal enemy. Because he was a just and compassionate man, Benedict raised the ire of the unjust and those who felt they could do whatever they wanted to. This made him a a target of those he excommunicated, including Nagoret and his Italian accomplices who had done unspeakable acts in raiding Anagni. Because of the Pope's proper actions, he was bitterly persecuted by this group of sacriligeous dissidents and murdered.
The French ecclesiastical court at Poitiers clear Saint Joan of Arc of all suspicion of heresy, allowing her to lead a crusade to retrieve the besieged city of Orleans.