August 3, 1998
Pope's Apostolic Letter - Dies Domini

August 3, 1998

vol. 9, no. 150


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Fr. Stephen Valenta's column Hearts to Heart Talk

This Day in Church History

Liturgy for today

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Medjugorje Monthly Message

Countdown to the Millennium

Medjugorje Monthly Message for July 25th
The Gospa's message for July
   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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515 and counting,
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  • Installment Sixteen of the Holy Father's Apostolic Letter Dies Domini in THE VICAR OF CHRIST SPEAKS"

  • Installment Eleven: The Blood of the Martyrs replenishes a flourishing Church: 200-250 in our retro summer of bringing you the early chapters of THE HISTORY OF THE MASS AND HOLY MOTHER CHURCH


  • Time Capsules in Church History with ALL ROADS LEAD TO ROME focusing on August 4th

  • LITURGY OF THE DAY for Tuesday in Feast of Saint John Vianney, Cure of Ars and Wednesday's feast of the Dedication of Saint Mary Majors Basilica in Rome

  • ...and much more in our 151st issue for 1998!

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GIF images used with permission of EWTN Every era of history has always and will always be sustained by hope.
     In the fifteenth installment of the Holy Father's Apostolic Letter DIES DOMINI, Pope John Paul II begins Chapter Five, illustrating that time was always destined by God. There is no time frame in God's mind as the Holy Father indicates in referencing the beginning of creation and the Crucifixion and Resurrection of His Divine Son for Jesus is the Alpha and the Omega. To read the entire document, you can go to Dies Domini. For Chapter Five: DIES DIERUM Sunday: the Primordial Feast, Revealing the Meaning of Time part one, click on THE VICAR OF CHRIST SPEAKS.

Satan encourages us to speed up with the mind while God advises us to slow down with the heart
Father Stephen Valenta, OFM Conv.      In his third part on The subtleties of satan in his weekly column, Father Stephen Valenta, OFM Conv. gives a practical scenario of how clever the great deceiver is and how we can be hoodwinked in the blink of an eye unless we are aware of his constant presence and devote our lives to keeping him at bay through prayer and sacrifice. Father indicates the various ploys the evil one uses to confuse us further. For Father's column, click on HEARTS TO HEART TALK

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    Flap over Hollywood Walk of Fame stirs controversy whether Jesus is truly a Star!
    Hollywood Chamber of Commerce upset over placement of stars honoring Jesus      In Hollywood He is called "Jesus Christ, Superstar" but evidently not star quality enough to merit a star on the famed Hollywood Walk of Fame. The Oasis Christian Center thought better and placed three stars in various places honoring our Lord. Now come the repercussions, but Hollywood are handling this carefully since they've already dealt with too much controversy over religious issues. For more, click on Jesus' star

    Funeral of three nuns verifies it was true martyrdom
         Like the pagan emperors of ancient Rome, the confessed killer of three nuns in Yemen admitted he shot the nuns because they were dedicated to preaching the word of God and he couldn't stand it. Like the early Christians who were slaughtered for their faith, the three nuns from Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity achieved the crown of martyrdom and were eulogized late last week in Yemen with the order's head Sister Nirmala in attendance. For more, click on Martyred nuns.

    Senate passes bill to tackle religious persecution and forced abortions world-wide
    U.S. Senate getting tough with religious persecutors     Picking up the ball dropped by Bill Clinton on his recent trip to China, the United States Senate passed a bill that will block visas to anyone representing countries that promote religious persecution or forced abortions or sterilizations. The bill was sponsored by Baptist minister Tim Hutchinson from Northwest Arkansas. For more, click on Religious persecution bill.

    First drugs, now further moral decay threatens to sink Columbia
         Despite vociferous opposition from the Bishops of Columbia, the Columbian government is intent on plunging their citizens further into moral decay by legitimizing the unthinkable - incest. They have already gone down this road before by legitimizing euthanasia, now they are discussing ways to make sex between family members legal, something that is diametrically opposed to God's Law. For more, click on Columbia decay.

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     Today is the Eighteenth Monday in Ordinary Time before five consecutive days of feasts beginning tomorrow with the feast of Cure of ArsSaint John Baptist Marie Vianney, the Cure of Ars. For the readings, liturgy, and meditations, and the click on LITURGY FOR THE DAY.

     Today is the anniversary in 415 when the relics of Saint Stephen were discovered. The prayer below commemorates the relics of this first Christian martyr below:

St. StephenGrant unto us, we beseech Thee, O Lord, that we may imitate that which we revere, learning to love even our enemies, as we celebrate the finding of the body of Stephen who interceded on behalf of his persecutors with our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, world without end. Amen.

Today in Church history Events today in Church History
     For events throughout the centuries that are memorable in Church history today, click on ALL ROADS LEAD TO ROME

"Where words are many, sin is not wanting; but he who restrains his lips does well."
Proverbs 10: 19

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