"There shall be one fold and one shepherd."
Those are Jesus' words recorded in John 10: 16, which verify the chief marks of the Roman Catholic Church as One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic. That is the subject of today's installment on the Church today where we earmark why the Catholic Church is the True Church founded by Christ and all others that broke away from the main body of the tree are branches in schism from the earliest centuries through the Protestant rebellion up to today when radical factions within the Church spew heresy and lobby for the removal of Pope John Paul II. For the sixty-fifth installment of our on-going mega series entitled ferreting out the imposters! click on WHERE IS HOLY MOTHER CHURCH HEADING AS WE NEAR THE MILLENNIUM?.
Fishing for Meatless Fridays!
In today's editorial we bring you word of a campaign to bring back "Meatless Fridays" as mandatory for all Catholics. The reason is to use this as a means for prayer and fasting in an all-out assault to Heaven to end the "culture of death." The president of the American Life League spearheading this campaign, Judie Brown, a staunch Catholic who has been involved in the pro-life crusade for thirty years, has set as the organizations goal to reach ten million Catholics with the message in hopes the faithful will pledge their support to fast and pray. She hopes to present the pledges to the NCCB before their annual June meeting. Her strongest ally is Cardinal John J. O'Connor one of the staunches pro-life prelates in America. For our take on this campaign, entitled Getting to the meat of "Meatless Fridays" for the sake of America's soul!, click on Thursday's CATHOLIC PewPOINT
"Evil shall not triumph!"
Those are Our Lady's words in her messages, specifically Message One Hundred Forty-One from January 8, 1992. Today we bring you that message and Message One Hundred Forty from January 7, 1992, both of which the Blessed Mother encourages us to stay the course and not be fooled by the trappings of the world, all cleverly gift wrapped by satan. The problem is when we tear away the tinsel it is pure evil that wil engulf us if we are not rooted in her Divine Son and obedient to her Son's teachings through His Holy Church and His representative on earth - His Vicar Pope John Paul II. She promises if we stay the course her Immaculate Heart will triumph over all evil and we will be secure forever in the Two Hearts. These messages were imparted to the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart in late 1991. For the two aforementioned Messages, click on "I SOLEMNLY TELL YOU..."
EASTER WEEK LITURGY
This week is a time for joy and celebration for it is Easter Week. Today we celebrate the latter part of this glorious week. For the Easter Thursday and Easter Friday liturgies, readings, and meditations, click on LITURGY FOR EASTER SEASON.
NEWS& VIEWS>with a Catholic slant
Moscow Patriarch puts kabosh on getting together with Pope!
Just as he has before, the Russian Patriarch Alexei II showed he has no intentions of meeting with Pope John Paul II using every excuse he can find to nix any chance the Holy Father and he can meet to try to patch up the differences between the Eastern and Western Churches, short of total concessions by Rome, which are not going to happen. It puts a damper on a possible trip by the Pope to Russia and the Ukraine. For more, click on Russia
Evidence so overwhelming that Cardinal forced to resign in Austria
With allegations that could not be denied mounting and the bishops, priests and laity demanding his ouster, beleagured Austrian Cardinal Hans Hermann Groer finally resigned all duties, asking forgiveness for any wrongs committed. His resignation was willingly accepted by the prelate Pope John Paul II replaced him with - Cardinal Christoph Schoenborn. For more, click on Austrian resignation.
Brit radicals drumming support to nix peace accord in Northern Ireland
It was too good to be true. After members on both sides voiced approval, out of the woodwork comes Protestant radical clergyman Ian Paisley and his Democratic Unionist Party urging a "No" vote when the masses go to the polls on May 22. Paisley thinks the agreement leans to heavily toward Catholics, while Catholic groups don't think the peace accord went far enough, wanting Britain totally out of Ireland. For more, click on Irish Peace Accord to read more.
Catholic Schools continue to show steady growth!
Continuing an upward trend begun twelve years ago, Catholic School enrollment in America has shown a steady increase in enrollment and new schools which is a statement that more and more parents are rejecting the ineffective and dangerous public school education and making the financial sacrifice to send their children to Catholic schools. It points out the need more than ever for vouchers which Congress is considering. For more, click on Catholic Schools to read more.
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Events this day in Church History
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PRAYERS & DEVOTION
Featured is the Seventh 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."
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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"The curse of the Lord is on the house of the wicked, but the dwelling of the just He blesses; when He is dealing with the arrogant, He is stern, but to the humble He shows kindness." Proverbs 4: 33-34
- Another inspiring and practical column by Sister Mary Lucy Astuto
- We award another "Golden Chalice Award" in the SIGNIFICANT SITE OF THE WEEK
- April 17th, 18th and 19th in Church History in the new addition: ALL ROADS LEAD TO ROME
- Daily CATHOLIC PewPOINT
- Liturgy for Divine Mercy Sunday weekend
- Eighth and Ninth Day of the Novena of Divine Mercy in PRAYERS & DEVOTION
- ...and much more in our Divine Mercy issue for this weekend!
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