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WEDNESDAY      June 16, 1999      SECTION ONE       vol 10, no. 116

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The Gregorian Era gives new life to the Church

      We continue with the abridged History of the Mass and Holy Mother Church over a 2000 year span called 2000 YEAR VOYAGE ON THE BARQUE OF PETER. Today we bring you the second half of the sixth century covering the time leading up to Pope Saint Gregory the Great as the Church and Italy bond to fend off the Byzantine threat, the Lombard invasion and the plague. For Installment fifteen, click on BARQUE OF PETER

Installment Fifteen

The Gregorian Era

Next Week: Installment Sixteen: The Plan of the Mass

Former Apostolic Delegate to the United States Cardinal Pio Laghi continues to head up the Congregation for Catholic Education

     Today we feature our sixty-third red hat in alphabetical order. He is the 75 year-old Slovakian prelate Cardinal Jan Chryzostom Korec, S.J. who spent nearly half of his life under Communist suppression. Arrested twice for his faith, he was a bishop in secret for 39 years. When Communism fell in Eastern Europe it opened the door for his bishopric to become public knowledge and the many years of hardship in hardlabor paid off with him being chosen for the cardinalate in the Consistory of June 28, 1991. For more on this Prince of the Church from Slovakia, click on COLLEGE OF CARDINALS COLLECTION

66.   Cardinal Pio Laghi

Swinging for a Hole in One can be a diamond in the rough for these June Gems

      With summer upon us it's a golfers paradise and so we bring some good natured fun about golfing and the aficionado weekend golfers known as duffers. If you like playing the links, you'll love these for you should relate. Both clearly show that often some weekend hackers (and we don't mean the computer types) haven't got a clue when they're on the links. Surely you've met some of these types while waiting patiently to play through. Enjoy and go for the birdies! Fore! For these golf vignettes entitled Murphy's Law of Golf and The Duffer's IQ, click on JUNE GEMS: FOOD FOR THOUGHT APPETEASERS



God can turn failure into success

      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".

"A successful life can be a spoiled life if it is summed up in 'I made millions.' A spoiled life, on the contrary, need not be a hopeless life. Failures if properly accepted can lead to true success. Abraham Lincoln was defeated for every public office until he was elected President. Einstein was expelled from a school in Munich because he showed no interest in his studies and later failed to pass his test for a polytechnic school. A cross seen as the Will of God leads to an Easter Sunday."

"O, how I long to draw you into the Refuge of My Sacred Heart! How I long to pour out My Divine Mercy upon the world, that you may be given True Light to guide you on the path of salvation."

      Those words come from Our Lord on October 30, 1994 in which Jesus imparted to the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart in Message #558 the necessity for all His children to take refuge in His Most Sacred Heart for the Mercy is almost at an end and then the Justice will pour forth. Jesus reminds all that He wants to pour out His Mercy to all but so few are willing to accept it. He warns that the tribulations will touch everyone and that the only safe place will be in the Refuge of His Heart which will help ignite the fire to allow His Blessed Mother's Heart to triumph when it is least expected. Mary prefaces her Divine Son's Message two days prior on the Feast of Saints Simon and Jude paraphrasing everything Christ says and reinforcing to her little ones the signs of the End Times and for all to take note of them and return to her Son. For Messages #557 and #558, click on "I SOLEMNLY TELL YOU..."

Messages 557 and 558

Message Five-Hundred-fifty-seven, October 28, 1994

(Imparted to the Hidden Flower by the Immaculate Heart of Mary)
(Feast of the Apostles Saints Simon and Jude)

Message Five-Hundred-fifty-eight, October 30, 1994

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

May 25th Medjugorje Monthly Message

    Dear children! Also today I call you to convert and to more firmly believe in God. Children, you seek peace and pray in different ways, but you have not yet given your hearts to God for Him to fill them with His love. So, I am with you to teach you and to bring you closer to the love of God. If you love God above all else, it will be easy for you to pray and to open your hearts to Him. Thank you for having responded to my call.
For more on Medjugorje, click on MEDJUGORJE AND MORE


" But when you pray, go into your room, and closing the door, pray to your Father in secret; and your Father, Who sees in secret, will reward you."

Matthew 6: 6

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