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TUESDAY      March 9, 1999      SECTION ONE       vol 10, no. 47

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The Medical Profession is on life support!

      In today's editorial we ask if there is still a pulse to the heart and soul of the medical profession. The unselfish service of so many saints from the past and today's few dedicated holy men and women today is lost in the maze of a herd system within the medical profession that is corralled by government regulations that curtail healing at every post and present a false sense of security and a take-it-or-leave-it mentality that has become the odious opiate of the masses. Too many medical servants forget they are there to serve as Jesus has asked; too many forget their God-given responsibility of healing; too many haven't got a clue how to heal because they can't heal themselves. For today's commentary entitled "Physician, cure thyself!", click on CATHOLIC PewPOINT.

"Physician, cure thyself!"

Michael Cain, editor

Pope Callistus III shelves the Renaissance in favor of reconquering Constantinople for Christianity

     The arts and culture begun by the "Renaissance Pope" Nicholas V gave way to the reality of war with the election of his successor Pope Callistus III. A Borgia by birth, Callistus will ignominously be remembered in Church history for paving the way for one of the Church's most notorious pontiffs thirty-five years later - Pope Alexander VI. Callistus' obsession with forming the crusade alienated many throughout Europe and caused camps to form that set the Holy See's prestige and power back considerably. One lasting act he left for posterity on the positive side was establishing the Feast of the Transfiguration on August 6th, the same date he died. For the ninety-sixth installment titled Pope Callistus III: The Constantinople Crusade consumes Callistus , click on THE HISTORY OF THE MASS AND HOLY MOTHER CHURCH.
Installment Ninety-six

Pope Callistux III: The Constantinople Crusade consumes Callistus

Receive the Eucharist with Love and Reverence

     In Meditative Lesson 5 today, we bring you the Blessed Mother's meditation on THE LAST SUPPER as she counsels us to show extreme reverence for this greatest of Gifts that was given out of true Love for all. She asks us to return love for Love by receiving her Divine Son worthily. These lessons are brought to you specifically for Lent to help us all prepare for His Passion and Death, and ultimately the glorious Resurrection. For part three of Lesson 5, click on "IT IS CONSUMMATED!"

Meditative Lesson 5:


part three:
Our Lady's Meditation



     Today is the Third Tuesday of Lent and the optional Feast of Saint Frances of Rome, religious founder. Tomorrow is the Third Wednesday of Lent. For the readings, liturgies, meditations and vignette on St. Frances, click on DAILY LITURGY.

Tuesday, March 9, 1999

Optional Feast of Saint Frances of Rome, wife, mother and religious founder

Wednesday, March 10, 1999


      Today's prayer is taken from the Opening Prayer for the optional Mass honoring Saint Frances of Rome:

      Merciful Father, in Frances of Rome You have given us a unique example of love in marriage as well as in religious life. Keep us faithful in Your service, and help us to see and follow You in all the aspects of life.

      For the Lenten Way of the Cross, click on either the graphics Daily Way of the Cross or the text-only Daily Way of the Cross or the Meditative Lessons on the Way to Calvary

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


"So also My Heavenly Father will do to you, if you do not each forgive your brothers from your hearts."

Matthew 23: 11-12

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March 9, 1999 volume 10, no. 47   DAILY CATHOLIC