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THURSDAY      March 11, 1999      SECTION ONE       vol 10, no. 49

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There is only ONE path! Any other way is a vicious circle!

      In his column today, Pat Ludwa tackles the platitudes spewed about by modernists who believe in live and let live, condoning many ways to reach Heaven through many faiths and beliefs. Pat points out that there is only one way - the narrow way Jesus explicitly lays out in the Word and any other way - such as the ones strewn with roses - will only find one going around in a vicious circle whose strong current could suck one into the whirlpool of damnation. For Pat's column Which way?, click on VIEW FROM THE PEW

Which way?

Discipleship demands that we defend life in all its stages

      Just as we carried the 1998 address of Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, OFM Conv. to the Mile Hi Congress last year, so also we bring you this year's in which he states that the Catholic faithful need to take the form of faithful, obedient disciples for as he states - "Either we form society, or society will form us." Archbishop Chaput is one of the leading new orthodox shepherds who sets the tone of loyalty and adherence to the faith and, among many experts, is one of the leading American candidates for the cardinalate in the next Consistory. For the third of four installments of the Archbishop's address Forming Disciples for the Third Millennium, click on MITERS THAT MATTER

Forming Disciples for the Third Millennium

Mile Hi Congress, 1999
by Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.

Part Three of Four



Pride and Passion

     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".

"The passion of youth is sex; the passion of middle age is power or ambition; the passion of the mature is avarice. These passions are not base in themselves - no passion ever is. They become base only when consented to against right reason and the Law of God."

"Lift up your heart and pray, and God shall help you in all things!"

      The Blessed Mother, in her words to the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart on November 3, 1993, remind all her children that all we need do is knock through prayer and the door shall be opened to us. She puzzles at why so many of her little ones chase messages but procrastinate in living them, warning all that by not putting them into action we become easy fodder for satan. Four days later she continues this same theme, exorting all to sacrifice and be prepared for the persecutions of her children true to her Divine Son Jesus' Church are intensifying. Our Lady alerts us that the antichrist is here but keeps his real intentions camouflaged as he dazzles others and waits to pounce when we least expect it. She laments that so few respond and reaffirms that only through frequent reception of the Holy Eucharist can we gain strength and nourishment to survive the evil one's barrage. For Messages #429 and #430, click on "I SOLEMNLY TELL YOU..."

Messages 429 and 430

Message Four Hundred-twenty-nine, November 3, 1993

(Imparted to the Hidden Flower by the Immaculate Heart of Mary)
(Feast of Saint Martin de Porres in Oklahoma City, OK)

Message Four Hundred-thirty, November 7, 1993

(Imparted to the Hidden Flower by the Immaculate Heart)


      Today is the Third Thursday of Lent and tomorrow the Third Friday of Lent. For the readings, liturgies and meditations, click on DAILY LITURGY.

Thursday, March 11, 1999

Friday, March 12, 1999


      Below is another increment of a special prayer for Fasting and Giving Alms from the USCC:

Blessed are You, Lord, God of all creation; You call us to true fasting.

Events that happened this day in Church History

      On this date in 1415, Pope Leo X, on the death of Donato Bramante, appointed Michelangelo Buonarrati who would go on to produce a basilica and great dome for the ages and the art within, especially the prized Pieta would become priceless and enhance reverence in all. For other pertinent events throughout the centuries that are memorable in Church history today, click on MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES

Historical Events in Church Annals for March 11:


Daily Dose of curious contents of the Church:

The Pieta

February 25th Medjugorje Monthly Message

   Dear children! Also today I am with you in a special way contemplating and living the passion of Jesus in my heart. Little children, open your hearts and give me everything that is in them: joys, sorrows and each, even the smallest, pain, that I may offer them to Jesus; so that with His immeasurable love, He may burn and transform your sorrows into the joy of His resurrection. That is why, I now call you in a special way, little children, for your hearts to open to prayer, so that through prayer you may become friends of Jesus. Thank you for having responded to my call.

For more on Medjugorje, click on MEDJUGORJE AND MORE


"He who is not with Me is against Me; and he wo does not gather with Me scatters. "

Luke 11: 23

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