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FRI-SAT-SUN      March 19-21, 1999      SECTION ONE       vol 10, no. 55

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Celebrating the Quiet Saint whose virtues speak volumes

      In this weekend's editorial we commemorate the Solemnity of Saint Joseph by recycling a commentary from last year much in the same way the Church recycles the Mass readings, we felt the article is so timely and important that we repeat it once more in honor of this gentle giant of our faith who serves as the ultimate role model for all men just as his earthly spouse the Blessed Virgin Mary is the ideal mentor for all women. Their intercession is the greatest in Heaven and too few call upon good St. Joseph who molded and taught the Son of God in all things human. For this weekend's commentary The "Silent Assassin!" , click on CATHOLIC PewPOINT.

The "Silent Assassin!"

Michael Cain, editor

Confession is not only good for the soul, it's vital!

      In her column this week, Sister Mary Lucy Astuto continues her series on Lent, devoting today's column to examining one's conscience with a short primer for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Practically every parish has a Penance Service where numerous priests are made available so there is no excuse not to partake in this healing Sacrament. Too often, when we do go, we skip over items in the confessional that we have forgotten and might feel guilty about later. Sister presents a condensed examination of conscience that you can print out and keep with you to better scrutinize your conscience in making a complete, worthy confession. For Sister's column, Remember how to make a good confession?, click on GETTING TO THE HEART OF THE MATTER


Ridiculed and Railroaded

Meditative Lessons on the Sorrowful Mysteries

      In the second part of Lesson 8, THE TRIAL OF THE SANHEDRIN we see Jesus spat upon and dragged before the court who already have passed judgment without even hearing His side. It is a sad commentary on society, one that has not changed in 2000 years. These meditative lessons, imparted by Our Lady to the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart during Lent of 1993, are meant to inspire and prompt a greater understanding of the season of Lent in helping us all prepare for His Passion and Death, and ultimately the glorious Resurrection. By reading these meditative lessons, it is hoped we can be properly prepared when we stand before society ridiculed and railroaded because of our loyalty and obedience to Christ. Click on "IT IS CONSUMMATED!"

Meditative Lesson 8:


part two

NEXT INSTALLMENT: Part Three of Lesson 8: Our Lady's Meditation on THE TRIAL BEFORE THE SANHEDRIN

SIMPLY SHEEN: No man is an island!

      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. 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". Each Friday we bring you longer articles by the good Bishop. This week, in his article The Holy Grail of Grace is there if we reach out to others and share the banquet! he talks about the lost art of hospitality and how we can practice it in the true Christian sense, seeing Christ in everyone we meet and greet. In that way, we will discover that we don't have to search high and low, spending endless time searching for the "Holy Grail of Grace," for it is there before us if we only peel away the "no vacancy" sign over our eyes and heart. For words of wisdom from Bishop Sheen, click on Simply Sheen.

The Holy Grail of Grace is there if we reach out to others and share the banquet!

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


"I am the Resurrection and the Life; he who believes in Me, even if he die, shall live; and whoever lives and believes in Me, shall never die. Dost thou believe this?"

John 11: 25-26

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March 19-21, 1999 volume 10, no. 55   DAILY CATHOLIC