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WEDNESDAY      May 26, 1999      SECTION ONE       vol 10, no. 102

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May 25th Medjugorje Monthly Message

    Dear children! Also today I call you to convert and to more firmly believe in God. Children, you seek peace and pray in different ways, but you have not yet given your hearts to God for Him to fill them with His love. So, I am with you to teach you and to bring you closer to the love of God. If you love God above all else, it will be easy for you to pray and to open your hearts to Him. Thank you for having responded to my call.
For more on Medjugorje, click on MEDJUGORJE AND MORE

Despite the pagan oracles of Rome, the "Scourge of God" is turned away from the Gates of Rome by Divine Providence

      We continue with the abridged History of the Mass and Holy Mother Church over a 2000 year span called 2000 YEAR VOYAGE ON THE BARQUE OF PETER. Today we bring you that period of the first half of the fifth century as the Church began to gain steam throughout the known world and holy pontiffs sought to send missionaries to the far regions of the empire, an empire that was crumbling politically and morally for Rome was merely a shadow of the greatness she once was. But as she deteriorated, Holy Mother Church increased and grew until the time when Atilla the Hun, known as the "scourge of God" shocked the world and spared Rome because of the vision he had and Pope Saint Leo the Great's prayers and courage. For Installment twelve, click on BARQUE OF PETER

Installment Twelve

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Next Week: Installment Thirteen: Apostles of Europe

The Mystery Man behind the Star Wars Myth: Joseph Campbell. Is he a false prophet or a visionary?

      Continuing our three-part feature on the Star Wars mystique and the True Faith, we present the second part of ZENIT's feature series, today on the influence a man named Joseph Campbell and his philosophy had on George Lucas, creator of the Star Wars phenomena. For more on this mystery man, click on ECCLESIAL ECHOES


Joseph Campbell, the Man behind the myth

Cardinal Antonio Maria Javierre Ortas is a Salesian of Don Bosco who has become one of Europe's leading authorities on ecumenism

     Today we feature our fifty-eighth red hat in alphabetical order. He is the 78 year-old Spanish prelate and member of the Salesian Order Cardinal Antonio Maria Javierre Ortas, former Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and Sacraments who has written extensively on ecumenism for the clergy and the Church throughout Europe. For more on Cardinal Javierre Ortas who was appointed by Pope John Paul II during the Consistory of June 28, 1988, click on COLLEGE OF CARDINALS COLLECTION

58.   Cardinal Antonio Maria Javierre Ortas, S.D.B.

Why can't we remember how we stopped to smell the May flowers tomorrows?

      With the movie theme prevalent over the past few days because of Star Wars, you might call the vignettes in today's appeteasers "Back to the Future" for one is called Tomorrow is here! Did you miss it? and the other is dubbed Turning to the Truth a short bit that packs a punch. For these last two short Appeteasers for May, click on MAY FLOWERS: FOOD FOR THOUGHT APPETEASERS
     Today we present two vignettes to make us stop and think and realize that in the twists and turns of life, we can get rapped up in the anxieties and forget to stop and smell the flowers. These two vignettes should help. The first "Tomorrow is here! Did you miss it?" was submitted by NH via e-mail and the second, "Turning to the Truth" was sent also by e-may from EJB. We are grateful for both and we trust you will be too after you read and contemplate them.

Tomorrow is here! Did you miss it?

Turning to the Truth

Neighborly love needs to be habitual

      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".

"Unless a man sets out to help his neighbor in the spirit of love he will never overcome those faulty tendencies in nature which constantly try to drag it down."


"Of the cup that I drink, you shall drink; and with the baptism with which I am to be baptized, you shall be baptized; but as for sitting at My right hand or at My left, that is not Mine to give, but it belongs to those for whom it has been prepared."

Mark 10: 39-40

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May 26, 1999 volume 10, no. 102   DAILY CATHOLIC