August 6, 1998
Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord

August 6, 1998

vol. 9, no. 153


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This Day in Church History

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Medjugorje Monthly Message

Countdown to the Millennium

Feast of the Transfiguration

Today is the glorious feast of THE TRANSFIGURATION OF THE LORD, while tomorrow is the feast of Pope Saint Sixtus II and his martyred companions as well as the feast of Saint Cajetan, priest and religious founder. For the liturgy, readings and meditations and vignettes on these feasts, click on LITURGY FOR THE DAY.

      Today's prayer is in honor of the Transfiguration with a prayer attributed to Cardinal John Newman:

May Christ support us all the day long, till the shadows lengthen, and the evening comes, and the busy world is hushed, and the fever of life is over and our work is done. Then in His Mercy may He give us a safe lodging, and holy rest and peace at last with the Father, the Son, the Holy Spirit and all in the Church Triumphant.

512 and counting,
hoping and praying...

in the Special Week-long sabbatical edition:
  • First installment of the Pope's Apostolic Letter "Ad Tuendam Fidem" in THE VICAR OF CHRIST SPEAKS

  • Columns by Sister Mary Lucy Astuto, Father Stephen Valenta and Father John Hampsch

  • Top Ten Movie Reviews of the Week from a Catholic perspective in our MOVIES & MORALS

  • Another pertinent and timely editorial in the Daily CATHOLIC PewPOINT


  • Twelfth installment of the early chapters of our megaseries THE HISTORY OF THE MASS AND HOLY MOTHER CHURCH

  • Lesson/Meditation #98 of THE HIDDEN WAY

  • Eleventh installment of the early chapters of our on-going series THE AGE OF MARIAN APPARITIONS on LaSalette

  • Sixth installment of the early chapters from our on-going feature WHERE IS HOLY MOTHER CHURCH HEADING AS WE NEAR THE MILLENNIUM?

  • More Messages from "I SOLEMNLY TELL YOU..."

  • Time Capsules in Church History with ALL ROADS LEAD TO ROME focusing on August 7th through August 16th

  • LITURGY for the Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time through the Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time including the feasts of Saint Dominic, Saint Lawrence, Saint Clare, Saint Pontian, Saint Hippolytus and Saint Maximilian Kolbe plus the Solemnity of the ASSUMPTION of the Blessed Virgin Mary

  • ...and much more in our 154th through 159th issues for 1998!

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It's time to cut the talk, and walk the walk!
The seat of Christianity - the seat of our salvation: Rome and St. Peter's Basilica     As part of our summer service to readers who may not have had the opportunity to read the earliest chapters of our on-going megaseries on the Church today, we repeat the early installments bringing you the fifth installment in which we address the fact that talk is cheap if we do not back up our actions with solid faith. Lukewarm won't do or we will be flushed to the wolves. We must be attuned to our faith both in deed and knowledge for we cannot evangelize the sheep without the proper tools for there are many wolves lurking about. For the fifth installment, click on WHERE IS HOLY MOTHER CHURCH HEADING AS WE NEAR THE MILLENNIUM?.

God's Divine Mercy still keeps satan at bay - for now!
Queen of Prophets      That is the essence of the Blessed Mother Mary's words in her 173rd and 174th messages to the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart, which we bring you today. Our Lady urges her children to continue to pray and to turn to the Light of her Divine Son Jesus before the spiritual darkness completely envelops us. Only prayer and penance will illuminate our way. Click on "I SOLEMNLY TELL YOU..."

Worldwide Catholic NewsWORLDWIDE

with a Catholic slant provided by Catholic World News Service
    For second week in a row Holy Father mourns murder of another religious
    Holy Father returns for weekly audience      Commuting by helicopter from his summer residence outside of Rome, the Pope returned to the Vatican for his weekly Wednesday audience yesterday continuing his treatise on the Holy Spirit and, for the second week in a row, publicly lamenting the loss of another religious - this a priest from Haiti who was shot to death Monday. For more, click on Weekly Audience.

    Knights pledge their loyalty to the Pope at Annual Convention
    Knights of Columbus      The Knights of Columbus, the largest fraternal organization in the Catholic Church and one of the last great loyal bastions of the Church pledged their loyalty to the Holy Father and joined with him in opposing same-sex unions, assisted suicide and, of course, abortion. The gathering of 2000 delegates from councils mainly in North America as well as the Philippines and other areas are headed by Supreme Knight Virgil Dechant who read the Pope's special message to them. For more, click on Knights of Columbus.

    Mayor asserts that Rome will be ready for Jubilee 2000
    Rome to be ready for Jubilee     The scaffolding that covers so many monuments and ancient edifices, the bulldozers and cranes that crowd the city would indicate Rome will never be ready on time for the planned year-long celebration of the year 2000 when Rome will become a focal point, but the mayor of the eternal city Francesco Rutelli has assured the citizens that the city will be ready on time and be equipped sufficiently to handle the massive influx of tourists that will flood the city in 2000. For more, click on Jubilee in Rome .

    House Panel passes pro-life bill to limit assisted suicide by doctors
    Pro-life bill approved in House Committee      Members of a House Judiciary Committee approved a bill that will greatly prohibit medical doctors from assisting patients with suicide. The measure, which upholds the culture of life, was sponsored by Republican congressman Henry Hyde of Illinois. The measure, immediately attacked by Democrats on the grounds doctors would be handcuffed in prescribing proper prescriptions, will be applicable to all states except for Oregon - the only state where assisted suicide is legal - for now. It could spur a mass exodus of suicide assisted physicians from their own states in order to set up shop in the beaver state. For more, click on Assisted Suicide Ban.

Catholic World News ServiceFor more headlines and articles, we suggest you go to the Catholic World News site at the CWN home page. CWN is not affiliated with the Daily CATHOLIC but provides this service via e-mail to the Daily CATHOLIC Monday through Friday.

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.
For more on Medjugorje, click on MEDJUGORJE

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

"Like a thorn stick brandished by the hand of a drunkard is a proverb in the mouth of fools."
Proverbs 26: 9

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