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Medjugorje Monthly Message for July 25th
Dear children! Today, little children, I invite you, through prayer, to be with
Jesus, so that through a personal experience of prayer you may be able to discover the beauty of God's
creatures. You cannot speak or witness about prayer, if you do not pray. That is why, little children, in the
silence of the heart, remain with Jesus, so that He may change and transform you with His love. This,
little children, is a time of grace for you. Make good use of it for your personal conversion, because
when you have God, you have everything. Thank you for having responded to my call.
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- Installment Fourteen: The Fourth Century: 350-400 The Arian Threat in the East in our retro summer of bringing you the early chapters of THE HISTORY OF THE MASS AND HOLY MOTHER CHURCH
- TO PERSEVERE: KEEP THE COMMANDS AND COVET NOT in the final Lesson/Meditation: Number #100 in THE HIDDEN WAY
- Time Capsules in Church History with ALL ROADS LEAD TO ROME focusing on August 24th
- LITURGY OF THE DAY for Tuesday in Ordinary Time and the Feast of Saint Louis IX, King of France, and Saint Joseph Calasanz, Priest, Religious Founder and Educator, and Wednesday in Ordinary Time
- ...and much more in our 166th issue for 1998!
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All the bishops in union with the Bishop of Rome constitute a collegiallity which no individual bishop can divert from|
Today we begin a seven part segment on the Holy Father's Apostolic Letter to the Bishops of the world on Episcopal Conferences entitled APOSTOLOS SUOS. In his Motu Proprio, Pope John Paul II asserts in no uncertain terms that all bishops must be in union with Rome and their particular conferences and cannot go out on their own without full approval from the Holy See. He cites the way Jesus set up His Church and appointment of His apostles. For the first part, click on THE VICAR OF CHRIST SPEAKS.
In our constant struggles with the devil, lean heavily on the Woman Clothed with the Sun - the Blessed Mother of God
In his sixth part on The subtleties of satan in his weekly column, Father Stephen Valenta, OFM Conv. points out the vital role of the Woman clothed with the sun - the Blessed Virgin Mary and how, relying on her through prayer and all she has imparted, we can offset the wiles of the evil one who is so clever in his subtle ways of leading us astray, and be drawn ever closer to Mary's Divine Son Jesus. For Father's column, click on HEARTS TO HEART TALK
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Why are we not surprised that Weakland doesn't want the solid Catholic Radio Station in his diocese?
To absolutely no one's surprise, but what should open eyes in the Holy See, Milwaukee's liberal archbishop Rembert Weakland is at it again. This time he has ruled out the possibility of the new Catholic Radio Station being set up in his diocese. We already know he's scared of Mother Angelica's EWTN network and now he's putting his foot down on this new endeavor with strong ties to "Catholic Answers." What does that tell you? That he has no intention of following the Holy Father's request for evangelization unless it is in tune with his own modernistic agenda of promoting women priests. For more, click on Weakland's weak stance
Pro-lifers laud Appeals Court decision to uphold Parents' rights
Pro-abortionists had sought to strike down a law that demanded parents have the right to know if their underage daughters seek an abortion, but the 4th District Court of Appeals unanimously upheld the law citing the sacredness of parental upbringing as the first authority and therefore the necessity that they, as the responsible parties, be notified by law. For more, click on Appeal denied to pro-abortionists.
Chilean Catholic families put their faith into action in honoring one of their own
To honor their beloved Jesuit priest Blessed Alberto Hurtado who formed the largest Catholic social service in all of Latin America, thousands of Chilean families gathered for the liturgy, fellowship and an anniversary dinner as a show of solidarity for what Hurtado began. The idea was conceived by the Archbishop of Santiago and announced at the beatified's shrine with enthusiastic results this past week. For more, click on Solidarity in Chile.
Pope sends message of encouragement to Ireland Archbishop as country memorializes Omagh dead on one-week anniversary
The Holy Father conveyed his condolences for the tragedy on August 15th at Omaugh in Northern Ireland and words of encouragement to Archbishop Sean Brady in Ireland as its citizens commemorated the tragic event with a country-wide memorial for the twenty eight victims of the senseless car bomb explosion in the peaceful village of Northern Ireland, which has united Protestant and Catholics in the cause for justice and peace. For more, click on Omagh.
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LITURGY OF THE DAY
Today is the feast of Saint Bartholomew, Apostle while tomorrow is the Twenty-First Tuesday in Ordinary Time as well as the feast of Saint Louis IX and the feast of Saint Joseph Calasanz. For the readings, liturgy, meditations, and vignettes on these saints, the click on LITURGY FOR THE DAY.
PRAYERS & DEVOTION
Today's Prayer is taken from the Opening Prayer for the Mass honoring Saint Bartholomew, Apostle:
Lord, sustain within us the faith which made Saint Bartholomew ever loyal to Christ. Let Your Church be the sign of salvation for all the nations of the world.
PROVERB OF THE DAY"The just man has a care for the rights of the poor; the wicked man has no such concern." Proverbs 29: 7