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THURSDAY      May 20, 1999      SECTION TWO       vol 10, no. 98

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When war breaks out, truth is the first casualty

      It was Benjamin Franklin who said, "there is never a good war, or a bad peace." Unfortunately most are bad at both because they have not heeded God's laws and guidance. That is the crux of Cardinal John J. O'Connor's article entitled Conditions for a just war in which he details what the Catechism of the Catholic Church states and calls once again on all responsible parties to work at a "good peace" for war is hell and there is no such thing as "my country, right or wrong!" It's God's way or the war and living hell. We bring you this special piece by the New York Archbishop in place of Pat Ludwa's View from the Pew which has been delayed. For the Cardinal's article, click on MITERS THAT MATTER

Conditions for a Just War

by Cardinal John J. O'Connor

"Your "star-gazing" is a form of entertainment. My Will is to warn you of all that is coming."

      Those words were conveyed by Jesus on July 18, 1994 around the time of the planet Jupiter's visibility with the naked eye. It's interesting that this is brought to us five years later when once again our nation is riveted in the stars - "Star Wars" with Episode One. Our Lord basically points out that the "phantom menace" - His adversary satan is doing all he can to cause confusion and despair and only by praying and submitting to the Divine Will can we safely find refuge in His Sacred Heart. His Blessed Mother follows this up with Message #520 two days later to the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart wherein Our Lady beseeches her little ones to put on the mantle of humility and seek to be reconciled God first before reaching out to our neighbors for only by being rooted in the cross vertically can we help our fellow man horizontally. For Messages #519 and #520, click on "I SOLEMNLY TELL YOU..."

Messages 519 and 520

Message Five-Hundred-nineteen, July 18, 1994

(Imparted to the Hidden Flower by the Sacred Heart of Jesus)

Message Five-Hundred-twenty, July 20, 1994

(Imparted to the Hidden Flower by the Immaculate Heart of Mary)


      Today we observe the Final Thursday of Easter and the Feast of Saint Bernadine of Siena while tomorrow is the Seventh and Final Friday of Easter and the Feast of Saint Eugene de Mazenod, bishop and religious founder. For the readings, liturgies, meditations and vignettes on these saints, click on DAILY LITURGY.

Thursday, May 20, 1999


Friday, May 21, 1999



      Today the Church honors Saint Bernardine of Siena with the Opening Prayer for the Mass of the Day:

Father, You gave Saint Bernardine a special love for the Holy Name of Jesus. By the help of his prayers, may we always be alive with the spirit of Your love.

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     Today we present a site which will be presenting a special webcast this Sunday during the Third International Day of Prayer sponsored by promoters of devotion to Our Lady of All Nations and where the Blessed Mother foretold the proclamation of the Final Dogma of Mary as Advocate, Coredemptrix, and Mediatrix of all graces as a prerequisite for peace. The special webcast and more information on this including special prayers can be found at OUR LADY OF ALL NATIONS site maintained by Lady of All Nations Action Center.

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May 20, 1999 volume 10, no. 98   DAILY CATHOLIC