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PROVERB OF THE DAY"Wisdom cries aloud in the street, in the open squares she raises her voice; down the crowded ways she calls out, at the city gates she utters her words: 'How long, you simple ones, will you love inanity, how long will you turn away at my reproof? Lo! I will pour out to you My Spirit, I will acquaint you with My words.'" Proverbs 1: 20-23
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Dear children! Today I call you, through prayer, to open yourselves to God as a flower opens itself to the rays of the morning sun. Little children, do not be afraid. I am with you and I intercede before God for each of you so that your heart receives the gift of conversion. Only in this way, little children, will you comprehend the importance of grace in these times and God will become nearer to you. Thank you for having responded to my call.
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- More on the Church today and the Vision to St. John Bosco in the sixty-seventh installment of the on-going megaseries feature WHERE IS HOLY MOTHER CHURCH HEADING AS WE NEAR THE MILLENNIUM?
- Messages 144 and 145 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 30th
- Liturgy of the Day featuring Pope Saint Pius V
- ...and much more in our eighty-fourth issue for 1998!
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Strong women have helped make the Church stronger!
Today we continue our cornucopia of saints, celebrating the feast of Saint Catherine of Siena, Virgin and Doctor of the Church. Women seem to dominate today for it is the 569th anniversary of when a teen-aged Saint Joan of Arc entered the besieged city of Orleans, France to defeat the English and preserve France for Holy Mother Church. In today's editorial we focus on God's role for women in His Church, citing the accomplishments of Catherine and current stellar role-models such as Mother Angelica who continue the traditions Catherine and her Doctor-of-the-Church counterpart Saint Teresa of Avila carried on. We point out the fact that the ranks have been weakened by those who have compromised their vocations, trading in their badge of honor - their holy habits - for clothing of the world, garb that does not distinguish them as Brides of Christ. For our commentary Abandoning the habit is not a good habit!, click on today's CATHOLIC PewPOINT |
A conservative approach to the liberal cause brings a conversion
In our sixty-fifth installment of our megaseries on Blessed Mary's appearances in modern times, we continue our treatise on Garabandal with a special testimony on the fruits of this apparition by a priest who admittedly was promoting the liberal cause but the soft-sell of Garabandal converted him to an appreciation for the orthodox and traditional viewpoint of Holy Mother Church. Through Garabandal he saw the error of his ways. For part twelve - GARABANDAL: For whom the Bells Toll! Testimony to the Fruits of Garabandal part one, click on THE AGE OF MARIAN APPARITIONS
"The Golden Key"
"Don't look at the waves, look at Jesus on the waves"
That philosophy is what Father John Hampsch, C.M.F. espouses in his column today as he continues his take on "Vertical Growth: Our Cooperation" with part five. He emphasizes that "Our faith must become person-oriented, not problem oriented. If we worry, we can easily slip up in our faith rather than strengthening it through trust. For his thirty-seventh installment of "Faith: Key to the Heart of God," click on Keys to Living God's Will
While others are troubled over worldly matters, it is important to keep your wits about you!
Which is what we strive to do each Wednesday (except during Lent and Advent) with midweek humor that will lighten the day and bring a lilt to your smile or laugh. Today we offer several liners from the vault of Uncle Miltie.
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Pope and Guatamalans mourn murder of Bishop Conedra
If Guatamalan military leaders had hoped to silence the human rights voice of Auxiliary Bishop Juan Gerardi Conedra by murdering the prelate they are sadly mistaken for it will come back to haunt them as the citizens will force the human rights issue as a tribute to the fallen prince of the Church. The Holy Father mourned his loss yesterday expressing "my strongest revulsion for this act of violence which is an attack on peaceful co-existence." For more, click on Bishop is mourned
Statistics prove pilgrims flocking to shrines around the world
The numbers are proof of the hunger the faithful have for God and the signs He is sending us as evidenced from the figures released by the Vatican in a new document on Jubilee 2000 in which they estimate expectations for the year 2000 and the expected overflow of pilgrims to Rome and the Holy Land. Besides these areas, they have cited 1996 figures which show an increase in the millions at sites in Europe and Argentina. For more, click on Pilgrim progress.
Are European Catholic countries caving in to the "Culture of Death?"
That is the scary question many are asking at the news that France is being obstinate in implementing benefits for homosexuals, thus accepting the gay lifestyle as legitimate, something foreign to the Will of God and His Holy Church. Meanwhile in Lisbon the Portuguese president has vowed to allow a vote so the citizens of Portugal can decide whether to legalize abortion. It is a sad day in these two European Catholic strongholds where Our Lady has made some of her most famous appearances such as Lourdes and Fatima. For more, click on caving in to read more.
Clinton trying to coerce US Religious Leaders into compromising on Religious Persecutions
Despite the sensitivities and atrocities of religious persecutions worldwide, President Bill Clinton could care less in his ambitious crusade to placate countries who continue to neglect the pleas of religious leaders, including the Pope, to allow people to practice their faith in their countries. Clinton has made it clear he puts more stock in trading and monetary goals than on souls and the welfare of people but a House Bill would thwart the chief executive's agenda. For more, click on Clinton tactics to read more.
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LITURGY OF THE DAY
Today, as mentioned above, is the Feast of Saint Catherine of Siena For the liturgy, readings, meditations and vignettes on this stellar saint as well as preparation for tomorrow's feast of Pope Saint Pius V, click on LITURGY FOR THE DAY.
PRAYERS & DEVOTION
Today's Prayer is taken from the Preface of the Dominican Missal of which St. Catherine of Siena was a Third Order member.
Father, all-powerful and ever-living God, we do well always and everywhere to give You thanks. We praise You today because You revealed to St. Catherine the unsearchable mysteries of Your Own life and gave her a special love for Your Church. She contemplated You in constant prayer and pleaded that discord might give way to unity. Obedient and humble, she challenged the Church of Christ to be mindful of its mission and be a faithful spouse of Christ, holy and spotless until the end of time.