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THURSDAY      June 24, 1999      SECTION ONE       vol 10, no. 122

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Bloom where you're planted!

      In his column today, Pat Ludwa addresses the age-old dilemna of the axiom, "God helps those who help themselves." But he doesn't refer to the selfish aspect of helping themselves, but rather utilizing the God-given gifts we have been given to give back to God all that He expects of us. It reminds one of the passage in Luke 11: 13 and 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 more." Whatever talents or lot God has given us, He expects us to use them to the fullest for Him and bloom where we're planted. For Pat's column The Law and God, click on VIEW FROM THE PEW

Give and Take

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

      Like our other feature series, this summer we present installments 47 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. Unfortunately some of the earlier installments were deleted in the files during a virus crash last year so installments one through 46 are not available currently but we are going to retype them and run them when we resume this series in September. To read any of the fifty-eight installments presently available in this long on-going series, click on the Archives ofWHERE IS HOLY MOTHER CHURCH HEADING AS WE NEAR THE MILLENNIUM?

















"I weep because my children suffer so. They suffer dreadfully in body, mind and soul. God permits me to come to offer them hope. But they do not want hope, because they are blind and do not know God, Who is their True Father!"

      Those words from the Immaculate Heart of Mary were conveyed on November 29, 1994 to the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart wherein Our Lady reminds us why she has come to her children. It is interesting that these words coincide with the eighteenth anniversary of Our Lady's first appearance at Medjugorje - the hub of Marian activity worldwide. Mary, in this message and the one preceding it on November 27th, laments how so many have lost the faith or it has grown so dim, barely a flicker which enables satan to come in and totally snuff it out. Only by adhering to her Divine Son's Holy Will will the light grow brighter through grace. For Messages #569 and #570, click on "I SOLEMNLY TELL YOU..."

Messages 569 and 570

Message Five-Hundred-sixty-nine, November 27, 1994

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

Message Five-Hundred-seventy, November 29, 1994

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

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


"Now Elizabeth's time was fulfilled that she should be delivered, and she brought forth a son. And her neighbors and kinsfolk heard that the Lord had magnified His mercy towards her, and they rejoiced with her. And it came to pass on the eighth day, that they came to circumcise the child, and they were going to call him by his father's name, Zachary. And his mother answered and said, 'Not so, but he shall be called John'."

Luke 1: 57-60

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