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September 23, 1999

Twenty-fifth Thursday in Ordinary Time
THURSDAY     vol. 10, no. 181      September 23, 1999
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This Day in Church History

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Medjugorje Monthly Message

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Lech Walesa
Poland's Solidarity Leader who remained even more in solidarity with Christ by not compromising his Catholic beliefs
Lech Walesa Holy Father greets fellow Pole Lech Walesa    Today we bring you the 56th person selected out of the TOP 100 CATHOLICS OF THE CENTURY. The voters chose Lech Walesa, the Polish leader of Solidarnosc or Solidarity who credits the liberation of Poland from the communist hammer and sickle to Pope John Paul II. He served as President of Poland from 1990 to 1995 but lost in his bid for re-election when he would not compromise his Catholic ideals and the Church's stance on abortion. At only 56, we have a feeling he will resurface in the next millennium and save Poland from its folly of leaning toward the culture of death. For more on the 56th selection, click on LECH WALESA

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Violence still a problem in East Timor as Australian peacekeeping troops try to secure area
    One would think, since the arrival of the Australian peacekeeping troops, that anti-independence militias and dissidents within the Indonesian army would flee, but unfortunately that's not the case as many stubbornly stay behind, sniping in the same manner as the Japanese soldiers did in the Pacific islands after World War II. Because of the terrain and the fact so many refugees are spread out and hiding, it makes it difficult for the peacekeepers to comb everywhere as they go door-to-door in an attempt to ferret out the snipers who killed a foreign journalist and two other westerners as a backlash to both independence and foreign intervention. Until UN peacekeepers can secure the area it is not safe for East Timor's spiritual leader Bishop Carlos Ximenes Belo to return. For more, click on Terror continues in East Timor

Congress could pass funding bill to help pro-life causes to Planned Parenthood's chagrin while UN cries over the fact their culture of death programs aren't working
U.S. House of Representatives
    Shock-waves of panic are going through the ranks of those promoting the culture of death - from the fact the UN is coming up short of funds to finance contraceptives and abortions internationally and trying to strongarm wealthy nations into forking over their share to continue their dreadful, deadly a bill that has been introduced and supported in the House by pro-life congressmen - a referendum that could grant pro-life groups 85 million dollars funding for crisis pregnancy centers, adoption agencies and maternity homes to uphold the Sanctity of Life. For more, click on Culture of death reeling.

Pope set for rock and roll with U2's Bono during International Forum on Foreign Debt at the Vatican today
    A delegation representing a contingent of those promoting cancelling debts to third world countries and calling itself "Jubilee 2000" will meet with the Holy Father today and among that group is the Irish rock and roll band U2's lead guitarist Bono and rocker Bob Geldoff. It is doubtful the Pope will jam with the group but we understand they will present him a gold guitar in appreciation for his leadership in trying to convince wealthy nations to forgive debts for the new millennium. For more, click on Rocking to forgive debts.

Now it can be told: Stunning story of how Church ended Venezuela stalemate and paved the way for democracy last month
Venezuela     The Venezuelan Bishops' Conference has revealed that Bishop Jose Sanchez of Caracas, with the help of his angels and the Holy Spirit crashed the Venezuelan congress three weeks ago with the intent that if this were God's will "all doors would open." They did just that and through his intervention and the Bishops' Conference he was able to open the eyes of stubborn politicians what was best for the people of Venezuela and their religious and civil freedoms. For more, click on Venezuela venue.
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Year of God the Father

99 and counting,
hoping and praying...

this weekend:

  • The 55th selection of the TOP 100 CATHOLICS OF THE CENTURY

  • Another pertinent editorial in CATHOLIC PewPOINT

  • Heart-filled words from Sister Mary Lucy Astuto in her column GETTING TO THE HEART OF THE MATTER

  • The eighteenth installment in our new feature on the treasures of the great Deposit of Faith in our daily series APPRECIATING THE PRECIOUS GIFT OF OUR FAITH

  • Time Capsules in Church History with MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES focusing on September 24th through the 26th.

  • Another gem from SIMPLY SHEEN and we highlight another Prince of the Church: Cardinal Paul Poupard of France in our COLLEGE OF CARDINALS COLLECTION

  • DAILY LITURGY for the Twenty-fifth Friday and and Saturday in Ordinary Time plus the Observance of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Saturday plus and TWENTY-SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME.

  • ...and much more in our 182nd issue for 1999!

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Agape Love is under attack!
Pat Ludwa's View from the Pew     In his column today, Pat Ludwa laments the sad depths that society has fallen because mankind seeks its own selfish will rather than the Divine Will. The children the Father created reject God's Word and embrace the prince of darkness, reeling in the black hole of the culture of death while reaching for the false icons of lust and temporal pleasures that are fleeting and deadly. Pat sees the love which Christ taught being morphed into the monstrous creed of erotica and sin, plummeting man deeper into the abyss, and warns us all, exposing the hidden agendas of Planned Parenthood and pro-abortion groups as well as dissident groups within the Church who are not what they seem to be but rather wolves in sheep's clothing. For Pat's column Eros replaced Agape, click on VIEW FROM THE PEW

    "Now Herod the tetrarch heard of all that was being done by Him and was much perplexed, because it was said by some, 'John has risen from the dead;' and by some, 'Elias has appeared;' and by others, 'One of the prophets of old has risen again.' But Herod said 'John I beheaded; but who is this about whom I hear such things?' And endeavored to see Him."

Luke 9: 7-9

Appreciation of the Pontifical Councils
       Today we continue with our new series in the search to uncover the great treasuries of the Church contained in the great Deposit of Faith. We continue with the Roman Curia, the governing body of the Church and the dicastries or Pontifical Councils that have been established by Pope Paul VI and Pope John Paul II. Today we cover the first three. For the seventeenth installment, click on APPRECIATING THE PRECIOUS GIFT OF OUR FAITH

The Holy See The clarion sounds as a wake-up call to Catholics as we provide a review of all past articles on the Church today
    Like our other feature series, we present installments 1 through 105 of this series which is a set blueprint for Catholics everywhere to take up the banner of truth in defending Christ's One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church as we prepare for this glorious event - the second coming of Christ and the Reign of the Sacred Heart, the Second Pentecost, the Era of the Eucharistic Presence, the Advent of Peace. To read any of the over one-hundred previous installments in this long on-going series, click on the Archives ofWHERE IS HOLY MOTHER CHURCH HEADING AS WE NEAR THE MILLENNIUM?

Famous quotes of Bishop Fulton J. SheenThe way to truth is by the path of humility
    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".

"The denial of Truth is just as fatal to the mind as the denial of light is to vision. Truth in its fullness is not easy to attain, even if one does admit its existence. There are certain psychological and spiritual conditions which are essential for its discovery, and the most important of these is the virtue of humility."

    Today is the Twenty-fifth Thursday in Ordinary Time while tomorrow is the Twenth-fifth Friday in Ordinary Time. For the readings, liturgies, and meditations, click on DAILY LITURGY.

Events that happened this day in Church History St. Maximilian Kolbe - victim of the HolocaustSaint Edith Stein - victim of the Holocaust     This day 57 years ago today will, like December 7, 1941 live in infamy in the annals of atrocious deeds for it was on this day in 1942 that the Nazis began their "experimental" gassing of thousands of Jews and Catholics who had been deported to the Nazi "Death Camp" in Auschwitz which today is on the Polish side. Among those victims of the horrible holocaust were two saints of the Church - Saint Maximilian Mary Kolbe a devoted Marian priest, and Saint Edith Stein, a converted Jew who became a nun. For other pertinent events throughout the centuries that are memorable in Church history today, click on MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES

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August 25th Medjugorje Monthly Message
The Gospa's message for August    Dear children! Also today I call you to give glory to God the Creator in the colors of nature. He speaks to you also through the smallest flower about His beauty and the depth of love with which He has created you. Little children, may prayer flow from your hearts like fresh water from a spring. May the wheat fields speak to you about the mercy of God towards every creature. That is why, renew prayer of thanksgiving for everything He gives you. Thank you for having responded to my call.
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