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MONDAY      March 22, 1999      SECTION ONE       vol 10, no. 56

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There's an insidious war being waged against our youth and the battle front are the schools and courts

      In his column today, Pat Ludwa exposes the underbelly of the insidious plot to deprive the innocent youth of Jesus and to demean the principles of Christianity in a clever way where the young will never know what hit them. The essence of womanhood is being undermined by feminists who seek to instruct the children that the female has the right to do anything with her body, including kill her baby through abortion which they condone as their God-given right. Sorry, that's NOT RIGHT for God did not give them that right! He gave them and all His children the right to follow His commands. If they don't, they face His wrath. They may be winning the battles in recruiting the young innocents, but the war they will never win. For Pat's column titled War on the innocent: a battle for hearts and minds , click on VIEW FROM THE PEW

War on the innocent: a battle for hearts and minds

Message to the Americas: No matter the ethnic diversity, Jesus can be seen in every face from the Artic to Antartica

      Following up a year after the Bishops of North, Central and South America, along with the Caribbean contingent, met for the month-long Synod of the Americas in Rome at the end of 1997, Pope John Paul II officially closed the Synod with his Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Ecclesia in America at Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine in Mexico City in January. Because of its significance for all Americans, we bring you this important document in several installments over the next few months. For those wanting to read the entire encyclical or check footnotes, go to Ecclesia in America For the fourth installment on Places of encounter with Christ , click on THE VICAR OF CHRIST SPEAKS.

Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Ecclesia in America

Installment Four of ECCLESIA IN AMERICA:
Places of encounter with Christ

Places of encounter with Christ

" I will be the Victor, and My Mother - the Woman clothed with the Sun - shall be the light which I send before Me to prepare My way."

      Those words from Our Lord imparted to the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart in Message #443 on the Feast of the Holy Innocents in late December 1993 assures all of God's plan and the reasons why He has sent His Blessed Mother to make ready the way of the Lord. He reiterates the need for all to return to Him in order to drink from the Font of Divine Mercy. Our Lady follows this up in the first Message for 1994 on her Solemnity by reinforcing her Divine Son's ever-giving Mercy. For Messages #443 and #444 from Our Lady, click on "I SOLEMNLY TELL YOU..."

Messages 443 and 444

Message Four Hundred-forty-three, December 28, 1993

(Imparted to the Hidden Flower by the Sacred and Merciful Heart of Jesus)
(Feast of the Holy Innocents)

Message Four Hundred-forty-four, January 1, 1994

(Imparted to the Hidden Flower by the Immaculate Heart)
(Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God)

God allows the bad for the sake of the good

     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".

"There would be much less anxiety in the world if people would see that trials are often permitted by an allowing Providence to purify us from sin, to detach us from what is harmful."

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


"'Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned thee? She said, 'No one, Lord.' Then Jesus said, Neither will I condemn thee. Go thy way, and from now on sin no more.'"

John 8: 10-11

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