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This weekend we celebrate the first Observance of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Saturday since February 13th. Then on Sunday we celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity before Monday's month-ending Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Mother to her cousin Elizabeth. For the liturgy, readings, meditation and vignettes on these feasts, click on LITURGY
Events this weekend in Church History
On May 30, in 1431 during the 100-year war between England and France, God rose up a women warrior saint to lead His faithful ones through many trials and tribulations in bringing France through the gauntlet, strengthening the Faith of the people there. This saint Saint Joan of Arc, also known as the "Maid of Orleans," became a martyr for the cause and was canonized by the Church which realized those who ruled against her at the time were not speaking for Holy Mother Church but for political expediency and their own agendas, abusing their office within the Church. She was burned at the stake, accused of being a heretic because she received private revelation and would not deny it. For other events throughout the centuries that are memorable in Church history this weekend, click on MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES
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
The DAILY WORD
"For God so loved the the world that He gave His only-begotten Son, that those who believe in Him may not perish, but may have life everlasting."
John 3: 16
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NEWS & VIEWS
with a Catholic slant
Auschwitz grass roots fanatic now making threats similar to the unabomber as the sublime motives now become both ridiculous and extremely dangerous!
What has been dragging on as ridiculous outside of Auschwitz for nearly a year has now become a very dangerous situation as the radical grass roots Catholic fanatic who has planted most of the additional 300 crosses has crossed the line between sanity and insanity, threatening to detonate himself and the crosses if the Polish government proceeds with plans to eliminate the controversial temporary crosses. For more, click on Over the edge
Guadalupe tops Top Ten of Shrine attendance worldwide as Americas garner two of top three spots globally
The tallies are in for the top ten shrines visited in 1998 where over 58 million visited and the clear winner is the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City with nearly 6.5 million than the runnerup which is San Giovanni Rotundo, which soared because of the interest in Blessed Padre Pio. For more, click on Top Ten Shrines.
Pope to spend Holy Trinity Sunday in Ancona on Adriatic Coast
The Holy Father will make his 135th trip to an Italian city outside of Rome when he helicopters to the eastern Italy city of Ancona on the Adriatic coast. The Pope will spend Sunday there to mark the millennial anniversary of the city's main cathedral and meet with a contingent of Croatian Bishops headed by Cardinal Franj Kuharic who will arrive by ferry. It will be the Pope's last trip outside Rome until heading for Poland next week for a grueling two week stint in his native homeland. For more, click on Sunday in Ancona.
UN Officials so obsessed with birth-control measures that they are jeopardizing refugee lives in the Balkans
Two Catholic pro-life groups have verified that the United Nations Population Fund is misleading people big time by shipping birth-control material at the expense of life-preserving food and supplies. They are, in effect as one observer put it, "shipping death to those clamoring for life!" For more, click on UN pushing culture of death.
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Message to the Americas:
The Path to Communion is made clearer by promoting vocations to the priesthood and religious life
&bnsp; 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 1999. 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 fourteenth installment on Chapter Four: The Path to Communion - Promoting vocations, click on THE VICAR OF CHRIST SPEAKS.
"O! Why do you not hear My voice pleading? Why do you reject My Mother? Why do you place barriers where My Spirit cannot penetrate?"
Those questions above come from Our Lord in Message #532 on August 21, 1994 to the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart in which Jesus asks His children why so many refuse to heed what He and His Blessed Mother are conveying, why they refuse His Mercy and why they think they have a better idea when it has been proven that His Way is the only Way! He prefaces this with His Message three days earlier on August 18 in which Our Lord reinforces the Way of the Most Holy Trinity and the Gospel Message which proves Jesus is "the Way, the Truth, and the Life". For Messages 531 and 532, click on "I SOLEMNLY TELL YOU..."
Ewe should pay attention to God's "memory!"
In this weekend's editorial we commemorate Memorial Day from the earliest of times, not counting the casualties of prey, but rather casual prayer for that is the lasting memorial to all men who died for God and country, especially for the Former, dating back to Abraham until our present day when the wars are more high tech but the results the same for no matter the age, God does not change. Rather He has aided us by giving us extra "memory" for our hard-drive souls so that we will do what Jesus asks when He says: "Do this in remembrance of Me." For this weekend's commentary, We can thank God everyday for providing the RAM to help us run true to Him!, click on CATHOLIC PewPOINT.
The Phantom Menace heads into orbit as we resume summer movie reviews
With this Memorial Day Weekend issue we kick off our summer schedule, bringing back the weekly reviews of the Top Ten Movies for the Week as reviewed by the National Conference of Catholic Bishops. This week, to no one's surprise "Star Wars - Episode One: The Phantom Menace" shot into hyperdrive launching itself past last week's champ "The Mummy" which still continued strong. Sean Connery's mystery intrigue thriller "Entrapment" came in thirdplace. For the Top Ten review for Memorial Day Weekend, click on MOVIES AND MORALS
Consecration means total commitment
In her column this week, Sister Mary Lucy Astuto shares with us the importance of saying "Yes" to the Blessed Virgin Mary through our Totus Tuus via the Consecration to her Immaculate Heart as passed down by Saint Louis de Montfort which Sister encourages all to take very seriously and commit to. For her column this weekend, Wrap yourselves in Our Lady's Mantle! click on GETTING TO THE HEART OF THE MATTER
Cardinal William Keeler breaks down walls in leading the way in America for interfaith ecumenism, especially with the Orthodox and Jews
We continue with this new series that debuted the beginning of the year, bringing you on a regular basis three times a week the Princes of the Church. Our fifty-ninth red-hat we feature, in alphabetical order is Cardinal William H. Keeler, the Archbishop of Baltimore, oldest Diocese in the United States. He was elevated to the cardinalate by Pope John Paul II in the Consistory of November 26, 1994. For more on Cardinal Keeler, click on COLLEGE OF CARDINALS COLLECTION
SIMPLY SHEEN: Service to others is priceless!
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".
"Loving and serving are inseparable . Such service, too, is self-denying and ego-effacing. To continue helping day after day in the midst of reproach and opposition and rejection means that one is governed by a higher law than the desire of applause. Such service cannot be bought, for no gold could purchase it, neither does it need to be bought, for it is freely rendered."
SITE OF THE DAY
This weekend because we are featuring Cardinal William Keeler in our College of Cardinals Collection, we bring you his Archdiocese's website at ARCHDIOCESE OF BALTIMORE website featuring the Cardinal's page. Also, we include his Diocesan publication which he oversees in Baltimore - THE CATHOLIC REVIEW. Baltimore is the oldest Diocese in the United States, founded by Archbishop John Carroll in 1789.