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WEDNESDAY      June 2, 1999      SECTION ONE       vol 10, no. 106

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The Church and Europe enter the "Dark Ages"

      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 fifth century as the Church and the Fall of the Roman Empire as the hordes invade all of Europe and the continent is plunged into the "Dark Ages" guided only by the light of faith kept glowing by the holy Popes of this time and the few saints God rose up to be beacons of shining light for the populace. For Installment thirteen, click on BARQUE OF PETER

Installment Thirteen

Apostles of Europe shed the light of faith as the world enters the Dark Ages

Next Week: Installment Fourteen: The Church grows in unity and diversity

South Korea's Cardinal Stephen Sou-Hwan Kim became the youngest cardinal in the Sacred Conclave when appointed by Paul VI in 1969

      Today we feature our sixtieth red hat in alphabetical order. He is the 77 year-old Korean prelate and recently retired Archbishop of Seoul, Korea after nearly thirty years in that office as the youngest member of the College of Cardinals at the time of his elevation to the cardinalate in Pope Paul VI's Consistory of April 28, 1969. It was a year to the day after he had been installed as Seoul's archbishop. For more on this Korean Prince of the Church, click on COLLEGE OF CARDINALS COLLECTION

60.   Cardinal Stephen Sou Hwan Kim

Dazzling diamonds in the rough for June Gems

      With graduation and prom nights here, we kick off the June Appeteasers with a short poem reminding us not to rush through life but stop and smell the roses and enjoy the slow dance in life's prom. For those who want a more lively number, we present an encore of more moronic oxymorons. For these first two short Appeteasers for June, click on JUNE GEMS: FOOD FOR THOUGHT APPETEASERS
     Today we present two vignettes to introduce our June Gems. One is a humorous one that presents more of our popular oxymorons as we brought you last year. The second is more of a medatative nature. With graduation and prom nights here, this is a short poem reminding us not to rush through life but stop and smell the roses and enjoy the slow dance in life's prom. The first "More Moronic Oxymorons" was submitted by via e-mail by BF and the second, "Don't rush the Slow Dance at Life's Prom" was e-mailed by LG. .

More moronic oxymorons

Don't rush the Slow Dance at Life's Prom

Idleness leads to atrophyl

      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".

"It is true there is a diversity of talents, some being given ten, others five, and others only one; but condemnation in the gospel is meted out only to him who does not make returns on his gift. This is because we are not merely receptive beings; we are also active. A lake, unless the living waters flow through it, becomes stagnant and putrid like the Dead Sea."

"Behold, I give you My Mother in these end times! She comes with all Motherly love to prepare you for these times, which will be more turbulent than any time in the history of man."

      Those words come from Our Lord on the Feast of Pope Saint Pius V on September 3, 1994 in which Jesus imparted to the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart in Message #538 the realities of why He has sent His very Own Blessed Mother and the Almighty's sadness at man's overall rejection of Our Lady and God's Will. He tells of the travails of His chosen ones whose words fall on deaf ears just as in earlier scriptural times when the people refused to hear the word of God. His Blessed Mother follows up three days later with Message #538, reinforcing her Divine Son's words and warning her little ones of satan's lies and deceits. For Messages #537 and #538, click on "I SOLEMNLY TELL YOU..."

Messages 537 and 538

Message Five-Hundred-thirty-seven, September 3, 1994

(Imparted to the Hidden Flower by the Sacred of Jesus)
(Feast of Pope Saint Gregory the Great)

Message Five-Hundred-thirty-eight, September 6, 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


"But as to the dead rising, have you not read in the book of Moses about the Bush, how God spoke to him, saying, 'I am the God of Abraham and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob?' He is not the God of the dead, but of the living."

Mark 12: 26-27

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