August 7-16, 1998
Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Saturday August 15
August 7-16, 1998

volume 9, no. 154 through 159

Click on your choice of articles for the week below



Sr. Lucy's Column


Fr. Stephen's Column




Fr. John's Column



This Week in Church History

Liturgy for the week

CWN Catholic News for today

Medjugorje Monthly Message

Countdown to the Millennium

Top Ten Movies of the Week ReviewsTOP TEN FILMS LAST WEEK
Saving Private Ryan looks like blockbuster - graphic from Dreamworks
Saving Private Ryan rescues box office malaise with strong second week!
     Continuing with our summer replacement to keep everyone abreast of the proper entertainment to take in, we present this week's top ten movies from a Catholic perspective including our take and the official review by the National Conference of Catholic Bishops. The critically-acclaimed "Saving Private Ryan" continued its mastery over the others nearly tripling Disney's remake of the tripe "The Parent Trap" which finished just ahead of the surprisingly strong and disgustingly presented "There's Something About Mary". The biggest shock of the week was how far "The Mask of Zorro" plummetted, plunging to sixth after holding down the top spot and second over the past two weeks respectively. Besides Disney's "Trap," two other new flicks debuted this past week, both ending up in the top five but both far behind Stephen Spielberg's masterpiece on World War II. Click on MOVIES & MORALS: TOP TEN MOVIES
Symphony of Suffering
Are we trying too hard to hit the high notes and missing the melody?
Cyndi Cain, the Hidden Flower continues this series on sharing her own feelings from her heart and soul     In this weekend's issue the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart continues to speak from her heart. This week she touches on the problems we face when we get too wrapped up in our activities and strive for perfection or the next rung of the corporate ladder. Too often pride and vanity raise their ugly heads while we are totally oblivious to these vices until it is too late. She offers suggestions to slow down, stop and smell the roses and each of us to ease into each's specific Symphony of Suffering in order to make perfect harmony with God. Click on SYMPHONY OF SUFFERING
Our Guardian Angel
Whether we know it or not, our Guardian Angels are with us always as many have testified
     In her column this week, Sister Mary Lucy Astuto Sister Mary Lucy Astuto reaffirms the presence of our angels with a response from a reader of Sister's column last week on the miraculous and mysterious mission of the angels. For Sister's column, Tricia's True Angel Story, click on GETTING TO THE HEART OF THE MATTER

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A Document intended to Protect the Faith: Ad Tuendam Fidem
     Because the staff at the DAILY CATHOLIC is on sabbatical this week, we offer the first installment of the Holy Father's Apostolic Letter Motu Proprio AD TUENDAM FIDEM aimed at governing dissidence within the Church. We will resume next Monday, August 17th with the second of two parts. For the first of two parts, click on THE VICAR OF CHRIST SPEAKS.

The evil one plays on our emotions, prompting us to take the easy way out.
Father Stephen Valenta, OFM Conv.      In his fourth part on The subtleties of satan of his weekly column, Father Stephen Valenta, OFM Conv. warns us of the evil one's clever way of enticing God's creatures to opt for the easy way out, thus weakening our resolve of the hard, persistent task of carrying our cross. For Father's column, click on the fourth part of his treatise in HEARTS TO HEART TALK

Countdown to the end of the persecutions
     As part of our summer retro campaign, we continue to bring you the early chapters of this on-going megaseries. Today we cover the second half of the third century - the last of the Roman persecutions. For the early installment titled The Blood of the Martyrs replenishes a flourishing Church: 250-300, click on THE HISTORY OF THE MASS AND HOLY MOTHER CHURCH.

Eternal Life can be a steal if we don't steal from others in this life!
THE HIDDEN WAY      The 98th Lesson/ Meditation imparted by Our Lady to the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart, which is one in a series of 100 Meditative Lessons imparted to her deals with the Seventh Commandment. For Lesson/Meditation #98 titled STEALING ONLY LEADS TO STOLEN GRACE, click on THE HIDDEN WAY

St. DominicSt. Lawrence
St. ClareSt. Maximilian Kolbe
     During this week we celebrate the feasts of Saint Dominic, Saint Lawrence, Saint Clare, Saint Pontian and Saint Hippolytus along with the Solemnity of the Assumption of Our LadyASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED MOTHER. For the liturgies, readings, meditations and vignettes on all these feasts, click on LITURGY

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Catholic World News ServiceWith the staff of the DAILY CATHOLIC on summer sabbatical until August 17th, we recommend 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 June
    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
The Warnings of the nineteenth century pertain just as much to the end of the twentieth century
      The dire warnings of LaSalette in the mid nineteenth century have come to fruition as we near the millennium. In the second of a multi part we bring you the essence of some of Our Lady's messages to visionaries Melanie and Maximim in the Pyrannee Mountains of southern France. For the chapter The Apparitions of LaSalette: The Warnings from Our Lady of LaSalette click on THE AGE OF MARIAN APPARITION

Mercy is in the heart of the upholder!
Jesus of Mercy      As the summer begins to fade with the heat of August, it is time to turn our attention and hearts more than ever to Jesus' Divine Mercy which He has promised us. But we also must make a promise to uphold our part of the bargain as we repeat daily the words "Have mercy on us and on the whole world." in the Chaplet of Divine Mercy. For our last editorial before a late summer sabbatical, titled The Chaplet of Divine Mercy only takes ten minutes or so to say, but the results are timeless. click on this week's CATHOLIC PewPOINT

Christ prepared his disciples well - from weaklings to spiritual giants that have cast a holy shadow over two millenniums
Father John Hampsch, C.M.F.     In his second part on "Survival of the Spiritually fittest" Father John Hampsch, C.M.F. illustrates how Jesus took a group of 90-pound weaklings and turned them into spiritual giants and how these exercises have produced tremendous bulking up within the ranks of the Church over 2000 years. For Father's fifty-second installment of "Faith: Key to the Heart of God," click on KEYS TO LIVING GOD'S WILL

Pope John Paul II: The Rock of Holy Mother Church! The man chosen by God to lead us to Jubilee 2000     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, today featuring the cornerstone of our faith today - the supreme pontiff. For the sixth installment, The making of the Pope who will lead us into the next millennium, click on WHERE IS HOLY MOTHER CHURCH HEADING AS WE NEAR THE MILLENNIUM?.

The River of Tears:
it is about to spill over
Queen of Prophets
      That is the essence of the Blessed Mother Mary's words in her 175th and 176th messages to the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart, which we bring you today. Our Lady urges her children to be fully obedient to her Divine Son's Vicar on earth during the sorrowful times ahead. Click on "I SOLEMNLY TELL YOU..."

The week in Church history
Events throughout the week in Church History
     For time capsule events that happened in Church history on August 7th through August 17th, click on ALL ROADS LEAD TO ROME

"Be not provoked with evildoers, nor envious of the wicked; for the evil man has no future, the lamp of the wicked will be put out."
Proverbs 24: 19-20

Devotions for the Assumption     For special prayers and novena to the Blessed Mother for the Solemnity of the Assumption, click on PRAYERS FOR THE ASSUMPTION.

Countdown to Jubilee 2000

511 - 510 - 509 - 508 - 507 - 506 - 505 - 504 - 503 - 502
days and counting,
hoping and praying...

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August 7-16, 1998       volume 9, no. 154 through 159
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