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Events today in Church History
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PROVERB OF THE DAY"He who sows iniquity reaps calamity, and the rod destroys his labors." Proverbs 23: 8
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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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618 and counting,
hoping and praying...
More on the Church today and the Vision to St. John Bosco in the sixty-fourth installment of the on-going megaseries feature WHERE IS HOLY MOTHER CHURCH HEADING AS WE NEAR THE MILLENNIUM?
- Messages 142 and 143 from Our Lady in "I SOLEMNLY TELL YOU..."
- A pertinent and timely editorial in the Daily CATHOLIC PewPOINT
- Time Capsules in Church History with ALL ROADS LEAD TO ROME focusing on April 23rd.
- Liturgy of the Day
- ...and much more in our seventy-ninth issue for 1998!
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Garabandal revisited: the aftermath in the late nineties
The impact of the phenomena that occurred in the early to mid sixties in the Pyranees of northern Spain when Our Lady appeared and imparted pertinent messages to four peasant girls is being felt in the nineties as we remind all of the significance of these messages and the prophecies that have come to pass and those yet to be fulfilled. We are confident they will be and explain in the sixty-fourth installment of our on-going mega series on the Church today as we near the millennium and the proximity of the "Warning" and the "Miracle". Click on THE AGE OF MARIAN APPARITIONS.
Things aren't always what they seem to be
We discuss the mirages that occur in our minds and how they prevent us from seeing God's Will clearly for we, as finite creatures, often complicate the situation. God keeps it simple but we, for some reason, don't. We help bring it into focus with the answers to last week's puzzle on the Bible Quiz with the winner and the answers. Obvious today? Yes! Last week? No. We explain in our commentary today. For Often times, we can't see the trees through the forest!, click on today's CATHOLIC PewPOINT
Seeing others through the eyes of Christ
In his column today, Father John Hampsch, C.M.F. shares with us how to use the insight of the Holy Spirit to see through the fog and see others - the poor and derelict - through the eyes of Christ. When we do this, the eyes of faith open wide and the heart opens wider and the vault of Heaven's graces flow. This is the gist of his thirty-sixth installment of his series "Faith: Key to the Heart of God." Click on KEYS TO LIVING GOD'S WILL
Life's too short to always take things too seriously.
In trying to keep things in perspective with all the seriousness of these times and what God is asking, we bring you a bit of levity that brings into focus how we need to keep our wits about us when everything is falling apart all around us. That's why we bring you this mid-week humor - the "LIGHTER SIDE". Click on A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO HEAVEN!
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Holy Father makes it official, will visit Guadalupe in January 1999 to close American Synod
Just as the Asian Synod gets underway in Rome, the Vatican revealed that Pope John Paul II will visit Mexico in January 1999 to officially close the American Synod with his apostolic exhortation. It will be his first to Mexico since 1993 and his fourth overall and is a culmination of the hopes and efforts of the Mexico City representative to the American Synod last year in Rome - Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera. For more, click on Close of American Synod
Trouble ahead for pro-life movement as Rico law aids abortionist advocates of the "culture of death"
Cardinal Francis George, OMI of Chicago called it "unjust" and suggested his Archdiocese would help in the appeal. But the long drawn out court fight between the pro-abortion NOW organization and the Pro-Life Action League tilted in favor of the former thanks to a jury which seemingly misinterpreted the ruling. Ironically, the straw that broke the camel's back was the RICO law authored by a Notre Dame professor for the purpose of curbing Mafia activities not pro-life demonstrations. Nevertheless, it backfired and pro-abortionist are drooling over more law suits. For more, click on a black day for pro-life.
Focus on China and Japan in Asian Synod
Reserving chairs for the missing Chinese bishops from the mainland who the Vatican and Synod are prayerfully confident will still be able to attend, the Asian Synod listened to the Bishop of Yokohama express repentance for the Church in Japan's failure to speak out against Japanese aggression during World War II. Similar to the document "We Remember" Bishop Stephen Fumio Hamao apologized that the Church did not do enough to denounce the inhumane treatment of others by the Japanese. For more, click on Asian Synod to read more.
Brits agreed on Peace Proposal but Sinn Fein might be a harder sell
Surprisingly British resistance to the proposed Irish peace agreement is dissolving with the announcement that Prime Minister Tony Blair will campaign vigorously for its passing. Meanwhile in Dublin, projections of the Sinn Fein rubber-stamping the accord could run into a road block according to spokesman Gerry Adams who, though he is for it, expresses strong sentiment that his organization will have an important say in the outcome. Click on Irish Peace Accord to read more.
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LITURGY FOR WEEKDAY IN EASTERTIDE
Today is a weekday in the Second Week of Easter. For the liturgy, readings, and meditations for today and tomorrow's Mass celebrating the Feast of Saint George, click on LITURGY FOR THE DAY.
PRAYERS & DEVOTION
Today's Prayer is taken from the Entrance Song Psalm for the Second Wednesday of Easter
I will be a witness to You in the world, O Lord. I will spread the knowledge of Your name among my brothers. Alleluia.