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FRI-SAT-SUN      March 5-7, 1999      SECTION ONE       vol 10, no. 45

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Are we running on all cylinders? If we're carless because we were careless, we could become graceless!

      In this weekend's editorial we use the metaphor of automotive care to remind all of the importance of caring for our souls. Too often we neglect maintenance on the things that really matter - our spiritual life and that allows the rust and corrosion of sin to seep in and plug up the spark plugs, causing the hoses and joints to become brittle and break. When that happens we're in big trouble if we don't keep our souls tuned. Friday is the 12th Annual observance of World Day of Prayer and in response to what Our Lord and His Blessed Mother have been asking, it's time to get to prayin'! For this weekend's commentary Stuck behind the wheel in eternal gridlock!, click on CATHOLIC PewPOINT.

Stuck behind the wheel in eternal gridlock!

Michael Cain, editor


It's the little sins that can gnaw away at our resolve toward sanctity

      In her column this week, Sister Mary Lucy Astuto continues her series on Lent, devoting today's column to another type of sin that too often Catholics brush aside as harmless, but she wakes us up that nothing is little to God if it offends Him and the more little sins we commit, the greater the chances of our soul's immune system breaking down and allowing the cancerous and deadly mortal sin to enter. For Sister's column, Remember Venial Sin?, click on GETTING TO THE HEART OF THE MATTER

REMEMBER VENIAL SIN?


Pray as Jesus taught us at the Last Supper

Meditative Lessons on the Sorrowful Mysteries

      In Meditative Lesson 5, we arrive at that sacred time in the upper room in which Jesus Christ gathered His Apostles for the Passover. Little did they yet realize it would be the "Last Supper" and little did they realize the significance of this wondrous occasion in which He would bequeath Himself through the establishment of the Most Holy Eucharist. These inspiring lessons, coinciding with the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary, were imparted to the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart during Lent of 1995 from Our Lord and His Blessed Mother Click on "IT IS CONSUMMATED!"

Meditative Lesson 5:

THE LAST SUPPER

part one

NEXT INSTALLMENT: Part Two of Lesson 5: THE LAST SUPPER

SIMPLY SHEEN: Memories flood our subconscious and our conscience

      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. Today we begin famous quotes from this late luminary who 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". On Fridays we bring you more than just a quote; we bring you a brief homily on a subject that is pertinent today. This weekend, the good bishop addresses the concept of memory, something that stays with us all our lives and he puzzles at why so many want to forget because memories can carry guilt for what we did or didn't do. He strives to remind all that God forgives and forgets if we only let Him. For words of wisdom from Bishop Sheen, click on Simply Sheen.

SIMPLY SHEEN:
Before you try to forget, remember God's Mercy



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