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WEDNESDAY      June 9, 1999      SECTION ONE       vol 10, no. 111

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A monk by any other name would not be a Benedictine

      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 first half of the sixth century covering the time of Saint Benedict and the expansion of the Roman Catholic Church as Constantinople tries to muscle in on the Holy See's authority but the successors of Peter persevere. For Installment fourteen, click on BARQUE OF PETER

Installment Fourteen

The times of Benedict and the Byzantines

Next Week: Installment Fifteen: The Gregorian Era

Cardinal Jan Chryzostom Korec's half century of perseverance pays off with the fall of communism and the emergence of dedicated Prince of the Church

      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

63.   Cardinal Jan Chryzostom Korec, S.J.

More dazzling diamonds in the rough for June Gems

      More and more senior citizens are taking up the web information highway and that includes our grandparents, prompting a little ditty called "Grandma's an old microsofty!" as well as a thesaurus of information in "Word Origins" which might surprise you how some phrases came to be. For these first two short Appeteasers for June, click on JUNE GEMS: FOOD FOR THOUGHT APPETEASERS
      The first of two gems we bring you today is derived from the dusty archives of etimology entitled "Word Origins gleaned from the sixteenth hundreds, a time we are focusing on with our History of the Mass and Holy Mother Church on-going series during these weeks and was submitted by NH on the e-mail circuit. The second is a satirical ditty reminiscent of Jan and Dean's "Little Ol' Lady from Pasadena" entitled "Grandma is an old microsofty!" submitted by LS via e-mail.

Word Origins

Grandma is an old microsofty!

Cashing in dividends for Heaven

      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 traveler in a foreign country exchanges his own currency for that of the other land. So too the wealth we have here can be exchanged for spiritual wealth in the next world where 'neither moth nor rust destroy, and where thieves neither break in nor steal' (Matthew 6: 20)."

"I ask you to say daily the prayer to your guardian angel and to St. Michael, for in this way My Holy Mother's Immaculate Heart shall triumph sooner."

      Those words come from Our Lord on the Feast of the Archangels Sts. Michael, Gabriel and Raphael on September 29, 1994 in which Jesus imparted to the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart in Message #547 the importance of the angels' role in helping expedite the Triumph of Mary's Immaculate Heart, especially his chief lieutenant Michael. Our Lord follows this up three days later with Message #548 on the Feast of the Holy Angels reinforcing the integral part the angels play and how we need to be more aware of their power and call upon them for their intercession and help for God has sent them specifically for that reason to be always at our side. For Messages #547 and #548, click on "I SOLEMNLY TELL YOU..."

Messages 547 and 548

Message Five-Hundred-forty-seven, September 29, 1994

(Imparted to the Hidden Flower by the Sacred of Jesus)
(Feast of the Archangels Saints Michael, Gabriel and Raphael)

Message Five-Hundred-forty-eight, October 2, 1994

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

(Feast of the Holy Angels)

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


"Do not think that I have come to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I have not come to destroy, but to fulfill. For amen, I say to you, till Heaven and earth pass away, not one jot or one tittle shall be lost from the Law till all things have been accomplished."

Matthew 5: 17-18

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June 9, 1999 volume 10, no. 111   DAILY CATHOLIC