The tax man cometh!
Today is that ignominious day - the ides of April when Uncle Sam ciphers off much more than we're willing to part with. The saddest part is that many of our tax dollars go to funding abortions and for programs that are a direct affront to God. One of those perpetrators of such programs who hide behind government funding is the National Organization of Women who we take to task in today's editorial, specifically the head of this radical faction for her comments the end of last month trying to persuade Catholic women to demand equalization in an effort to keep pushing a dead issue - ordination of women priests. It ain't gonna happen in the Roman Catholic Church! It might in the church that breaks away from Rome, but not in the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. For the editorial, It will never be the time for N.O.W. Not now, not ever!, click on the Wednesday CATHOLIC PewPOINT.
It's mandatory to keep your sense of humor at tax time
Tax time can be a puzzling predicament and to honor this frustrating day we offer a puzzle of biblical sorts in our first installment of our "LIGHTER SIDE" with the conclusion of Lent. To celebrate the return of our mid-week humor page we're offering a prize for the one who can locate the 45 books of the bible in our very short story in today's humor section. To find out more, click on A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO HEAVEN!
The Fruits of Garabandal
Our tenth segment on our treatment of the Apparitions at Garabandal continues where we left off last week, treating the fruits of Garabandal from the Holy Eucharist to the Sanctity of Marriage in the fact all four visionaries are now married. We finish off with how the Fruits of Garabandal continue as we near the end of this specific apparition that took place in the early to mid sixties in this mountain village in the Spanish mountains. For the sixty-fourth installment of this on-going mega series, click on THE AGE OF MARIAN APPARITIONS
When we don't cooperate we tax God's Patience
In his column today, Father John Hampsch, C.M.F. continues his trend of thought on how our cooperation with the gifts given to us by the Holy Spirit helps fulfill the Will of God and keeps us in sync with Him. Fr. John explains this in his thirty-fifth installment of his series "Faith: Key to the Heart of God." Click on KEYS TO LIVING GOD'S WILL
EASTER WEEK LITURGY
This week is a time for joy and celebration for it is Easter Week. Today we celebrate mid week of this glorious time. For the Easter Wednesday and Easter Thursday liturgies, readings, and meditations, click on LITURGY FOR EASTER SEASON.
Events this day in Church History
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Historic Irish Peace Accord hinges on faith and trust
The landmark peace accord reached over the weekend that could bring, at long last, a lasting peace in Northern Ireland, is still being viewed by some suspiciously, but most are encouraged by the events that have transpired and the acceptance by both sides of the conflict. The Holy Father expressed hope and gave thanks that this treaty had finally been reached. For more, click on Irish Peace
Pope John Paul II stresses Global Peace in Urbi et Orbi Address
Thousands cheered as the Holy Father wished a Blessed Easter in 57 different languages at St. Peter's Easter Sunday. He stressed that only through Peace - the Peace of the Risen Christ can we end the terrible tragedies and massacres that have occurred throughout the world, pinpointing trouble spots that greatly troubled his heart. For more, click on Urbi et Orbi.
Controversy surrounds ouster of American Priest from Cuba
According to American Capuchin monk Father Patrick Sullivan and his religious superiors the Cuba government has asked him to leave the island because of comments he has made against the government, but the Communist regime have flatly denied they are forcing the United States priest out, stating that it is a Church matter and they have had nothing to do with it. With the renewed fervor the Church has enjoyed since the Holy Father's visit, the government is uneasy with the freedom the faithful are clamoring for. For more, click on Cuba to read more.
Cyanide-laced wine taints Easter Joy in Columbia
A bizarre and lethal "gift" basket for Easter was left on the doorsteps of numerous Catholic churches throughout Columbia this past week and the results were alarming. One priest and one nun have died and others are in serious condition having been hospitalized after reacting to the cyanide and ammonia mixed wine that someone purposely tainted in a vengeful act against the Catholic Church in Columbia. For more, click on Poisoned in Columbia to read more.
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PRAYERS & DEVOTION
Featured is the Sixth day of the NOVENA OF DIVINE MERCY.
We continue with the Sixth Day of the Novena of Divine Mercy which will conclude with DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY next Sunday. This Novena was imparted to Blessed Faustina Kowalska, a Polish nun of the 1930's who is known as the "Apostle of Mercy."
For the sixth day of the Novena and the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, click onDIVINE MERCY NOVENA
Monthly Message for
Dear children! Also today I call you to fasting and renunciation. Little children, renounce that which hinders you from being closer to Jesus. In a special way I call you: Pray, because only through prayer will you be able to overcome your will and discover the will of God even in the smallest things. By your daily life, little children, you will become an example and witness that you live for Jesus or against Him and His will. Little children, I desire that you become apostles of love. By loving, little children, it will be recognized that you are mine. Thank you for having responded to my call.
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PROVERB OF THE DAY"He who answers before he hears - his is the folly and the same." Proverbs 18: 13
More on the Church today and the Vision to St. John Bosco in the sixty-third installment of the on-going megaseries feature WHERE IS HOLY MOTHER CHURCH HEADING AS WE NEAR THE MILLENNIUM?
- Messages 140 and 141 from Our Lady in "I SOLEMNLY TELL YOU..."
- April 16 in Church History in the new addition: ALL ROADS LEAD TO ROME
- Daily CATHOLIC PewPOINT
- Liturgy of the Day
- Seventh Day of the Novena of Divine Mercy in PRAYERS & DEVOTION
- ...and much more in our Easter Thursday issue!
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