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TUESDAY      June 29, 1999      SECTION ONE       vol 10, no. 125

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The Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul and the Pope's Feast

      Today is the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles and the Pope's Feast as well as the Bishop of Rome where the Holy Father is honored with festivities at Rome that begins with the Concert of Bells from the churches of Rome and ends with a spectacular fireworks display above the Tiber from Castel Sant'Angelo. Tomorrow is the Thirteenth Wednesday in Ordinary Time as well as the Feast of First Martyrs of Rome. For the readings, liturgies, meditations and vignettes on these saints, click on DAILY LITURGY.

Tuesday, June 29, 1999


Wednesday, June 30, 1999


Hang on for dear life!!! Because without God's rules life can be a never-ending thrill ride to nowhere! The only way to reach the light at the end of the tunnel is to trust in Him.

      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-five installments presently available for 1999, click on the Archives of CATHOLIC PewPOINT.


  • Friday, June 25
    Medjugorje is a successful syllogism that makes sense!

  • Friday, June 18
    Forget the groovy facade, baby! Let's dump the seventies once and for all!

  • Tuesday, June 15
    Persecution is a pertinent part of the purification process!

  • Friday, June 11
    "Beware of the false peace!"

  • Tuesday, June 8
    No aficionado of aggiornamento!

  • Friday, June 4
    The proverbial vicious circle with the emphasis on vicious!

  • MAY

  • Memorial Day Weekend
    We can thank God everyday for providing the RAM to help us run true to Him!

  • Pentecost Weekend
    After Fifty years of mining for souls, Father Al has struck gold!

  • Tuesday, May 18
    May the Host be with you!

  • Ascension Thursday Weekend, May 13
    The consequences of that state of perpetual inconsequence.

  • Friday, May 7
    Mothers like to be mothered too!

  • Tuesday, May 4
    It's in the script.


  • Friday, April 30
    It wouldn't hurt to invoke the help of Blessed Padre Pio!

  • Tuesday, April 27
    United we Pray; Divided we're prey!

  • Tuesday, April 20
    The decade is almost over. Have we prayed enough decades to help save mankind?

  • Friday, April 16
    In the final audit we'll have hell to pay if we're not honest with God and ourselves!

  • Tuesday, April 13
    It's called common sense which isn't too common these days!

  • Friday, April 9
    The Warning could be our final warning!

  • Tuesday, April 6
    The rose between two thorns!

  • Easter Sunday, April 4
    The rose between two thorns!


  • Tuesday, March 30
    "All those who take up the sword will perish by the sword."

  • Palm Sunday Weekend
    We'd be foolish to look a gifthorse in the mouth!

  • Tuesday, March 23
    A poor man who enriches us: Roberto Benigni

  • Friday, March 19
    The "Silent Assassin!"

  • Tuesday, March 16
    The past tense of lend is Lent!

  • Friday, March 12
    Are we all so busy watching for the Warning that we miss Christ's warning?

  • Tuesday, March 9
    "Physician, cure thyself!"

  • Friday, March 5
    Stuck behind the wheel in eternal gridlock!

  • Tuesday, March 2
    Maybe that's what is meant by "lonely at the top!"


  • Friday, February 26
    It's not politics, it's truth! It's that simple!

  • Tuesday, February 23
    Private revelation doesn't always need to be private!

  • Friday, February 19
    Ted Turner will never be able to muscle or buy his way into Heaven!

  • Tuesday, February 16
    The international language of love!

  • Friday, February 12
    "A house divided against itself cannot stand."

  • Tuesday, February 9
    History has a way of repeating itself!

  • Friday, February 5
    Miscarriage of Justice

  • Tuesday, February 2
    The truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth! So help us, God!


  • Friday, January 29
    Birds of a feather flock together for the sake of the flock!

  • Tuesday, January 26
    Showdown in St. Louis!

  • Friday, January 22
    The branch cannot bear fruit unless it remains on the Vine!

  • Tuesday, January 19
    It's very difficult to achieve true peace of heart without a piece of bread!

  • Friday, January 15
    "Be like Mike!"

  • Tuesday, January 12
    The wonder of signs and wonders.

  • Friday, January 8
    "The Agony and the Ecstasy!"

  • Tuesday, January 5
    With 360 to go we need to take heart and do a 180!

  • Retroactive articles available from the mid-eleventh century up to the early part of the sixteenth century

          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.

















    Sometimes nothing succeeds like failure

          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".

    "In the Divine Order, what generally seems at first a failure may be a vestibule for a further success. St. Paul was told if he went to Jerusalem, he would be bound and imprisoned. Paul went anyway, knowing it was his duty. He was cast into jail and the Word of the Lord came to him. 'Take courage, as you have testified about Me in Jerusalem, so you shall bear witness to Me in Rome.' What was a failure was turned into a tremendous success in a new missionary endeavor. Sometimes nothing succeeds like failure."

    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


    "Blessed art thou, Simon Bar Jona, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to thee, but My Father in Heaven. And I say to thee, thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build My Church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. And I will give thee the keys of the kingdom of Heaven; and whatever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in Heaven, and whatever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in Heaven."

    Matthew 16: 17-19

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