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PROVERB OF THE DAY"Guilt lodges in the tents of the arrogant, but favor in the house of the just." Proverbs 14: 9
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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- The Sixty-Fourth installment Saints who preserved the Church during the turbulent thirteenth century in our on-going mega series THE HISTORY OF THE MASS AND HOLY MOTHER CHURCH
- A pertinent and timely editorial in the Daily CATHOLIC PewPOINT
- Time Capsules in Church History with ALL ROADS LEAD TO ROME focusing on April 21st.
- Liturgy of the Day
- ...and much more in our seventy-seventh issue for 1998!
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Patching up the Past Discretions |
We continue bringing you installments of the Vatican Document on the Holocaust with the third segment today on Nazi anti-Semitism and the Shoah. This document was authorized by Pope John Paul II and released by Cardinal Edward Idris Cassady on March 12th this year. Click on THE VICAR OF CHRIST SPEAKS.
"...he who finds his life, will lose it."
That is the gist of what Father Stephen Valenta, OFM Conv. talks about today as he continues his short series on "Zero Resistance, Zero Ego Drive" in which he illustrates how we can submit our will and ego, thereby allowing God to mold us into the holy souls He desires. If we do that then we can cage our ego drive and grow in grace. To find out more, click on HEARTS TO HEART TALK
SECOND WEEK OF EASTER
We begin the Second Week of Easter with the liturgy, readings and meditations for today and for tomorrow which also includes the feast of Saint Anselm, Bishop and Doctor of the Church. For his story and more, click on LITURGY FOR THE DAY.
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Bulletproof Case houses Shroud of Turin as doors open to public for first time in 20 years
The first people to view the Shroud of Turin were descendants of the House of Savoy who bequeathed it to the Vatican. In a ceremony the cardinal of Turin, Cardinal Giovanni Saldarini lauded the event as an opportunity to view this "gift of faith and conversion." Millions are expected to view the Shroud, on display until June 14. The Holy Father will personally make a pilgrimage to Turin for a private viewing on May 24. For those wishing to view the Shroud in virtual time, click on Shroud of Turin. For more on this story, click on Shroud
Countless Christians cluster to Calcutta Crucifix that is purported to be bleeding
India has once again become the focus of a spiritual phenomena, specifically Trinity Catholic Church in the heart of Calcutta, where Mother Teresa labored lovingly for the poor. A stone crucifix is purported to be bleeding real blood and countless faithful and curiosity seekers are flocking to the church to get a glimpse. Scientists are examining the dark pigment to see if it truly is blood and if it is the Blood of Christ. For more, click on Calcutta Crucifix.
Cardinal Schoenborn offers Mea Culpas for Cardinal Groer
Hoping to restore trust in the faithful of Austria, the newly appointed prelate of Vienna, Austria Cardinal Christoph Schoenborn surprised many experts by publicly apologizing for the disgraceful actions of his predecessor Cardinal Hans Hermann Groer. The 78 red-hat had been accused with overwhelming evidence of child molestation and asked by Pope John Paul II to resign all his duties in Austria. For more, click on Austrian Apology to read more.
Don't plan on taking Cardinal O'Connor out to the Ballgame!
Upset that the New York Yankees, owned by George Steinbrenner started their Good Friday game at 1 p.m. rather than deferring until after 3 p.m. or in the evening when most games are played, Cardinal John O'Connor had no choice but to announce he will not patronize the ballparks this year because many major league teams were not sensitive to Christians and Jews who were observing both the Passion and Death of Jesus and Passover the same day. Yet the cardinal was pleased Boston postponed their game until after three. The Yanks' opponent for Opening Day - the Cleveland Indians - were not happy either and filed a formal protest that schedule makers are more sensitive to all next time. The cardinal carries clout in the big apple and you can bet the Yanks and Mets, as well as Major League Baseball will listen to him and heed his advice. For more, click on Strike Three to read more.
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PRAYERS & DEVOTION
Today's Prayer is the REGINA COELI which takes the place of the ANGELUS during Eastertide
Queen of Heaven, rejoice. Alleluia.
For He Whom you were made worthy to bear.
Alleluia. Has risen as He said. Alleluia. Pray for us to our God. Alleluia.
Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary. Alleluia.
For the Lord has risen indeed. Alleluia.
Let us Pray.
God, Who through the resurrection of Thy Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, has vouchsafed to make glad the whole world, grant us, we beseech Thee, that, through the intercession of the Virgin Mary, His Mother, we may attain the joys of eternal life. Through the same Christ Our Lord. Amen.