July 1, 1998
San Diego de Alcala - First mission founded by Blessed Padre Junipero Serra

July 1, 1998

vol. 9, no. 127


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This Day in Church History

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Medjugorje Monthly Message

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Medjugorje Monthly Message for June 25th
The Gospa's message for June   Dear children! Today I desire to thank you for living my messages. I bless you all with my motherly blessing and I bring you all before my Son Jesus. Thank you for having responded to my call.
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Today in Church history
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"Injure not the poor because they are poor, nor crush the needy at the gate; for the Lord will defend their cause, and will plunder the lives of those who plunder them."
Proverbs 22: 22-23

548 and counting,
hoping and praying...

  • Second installment of our marathon week on THE AGE OF MARIAN APPARITIONS

  • Messages 163 and 164 from Our Lady in "I SOLEMNLY TELL YOU..."

  • Time Capsules in Church History with ALL ROADS LEAD TO ROME focusing on July 2nd

  • LITURGY for Thursday in Ordinary Time and Friday's Feast of Saint Thomas the Apostle

  • ...and much more in our 128th issue for 1998!

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Time to take Our Lady's words very, very seriously!
Age of Marian Apparitions     For nearly 2000 years Jesus has sent His special envoy to His children - His very Own Blessed Mother to reiterate God's Will, but so few have actually listened, and fewer still have responded. Today we begin a retro marathon week of the early installments of this on-going megaseries on Our Lady's visits to earth as part of our summer program of bringing the reader up-to-date on the beginning chapters they may missed. Today we begin with chapter one: Time to take seriously the signs of the times!, click on THE AGE OF MARIAN APPARITIONS.

A Padre with a purpose!
First Mission founded by Padre Serra: Mission de Alcala in San Diego     Today the Church commemorates Blessed Padre Junipero Serra the Franciscan missionary who founded 21 Spanish missions in California, beginning with the first in San Diego at Mission de Alcala. In fact his feast day corresponds with the day he first arrived in San Diego in 1769. He established the site of the mission on the feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel - July 16 of the same year. For his story, the liturgy, readings and meditations today and tomorrow's Thirteenth Thursday in Ordinary Time, click on LITURGY FOR THE DAY.

The only true success in life is through faith!
Father John Hampsch, C.M.F.     That is the focus of the column by Father John Hampsch, C.M.F. today on "Success Through Faith . part one" in which he points out that the interweaving of human and divine actions often occurs in the healing process. For Father's forty-sixth installment of "Faith: Key to the Heart of God," click on KEYS TO LIVING GOD'S WILL

     July is the month of the PRECIOUS BLOOD OF JESUS and this day is formerly the feast of of this sacrificial shedding our Our Lord's redeeming blood. Below is the prayer of the Most Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

Almighty, everlasting God, Who didst appoint Thine only-begotten Son Redeemer of the world, and didst deign to be appeased by the shedding of His Blood; grant, we beseech Thee, that by our solemn service we may so honor what He paid as the price our Redemption, and by Its virtue be so defended here on earth from the evils of this present life, that we may forevermore enjoy Its fruit in Heaven. Throught the same Jesus Christ, Thy Son our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, world without end. Amen.

Worldwide Catholic NewsWORLDWIDE
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    Pope tightens clamps on dissenting theologians with stricter canonical norms
    Pope John Paul II cracks down on loopholes      Having already been burned by "loopholes" in Canon Law, such as the girl altar server issue, the Holy Father is busy at work to close liberal interpretations regarding the freedom of dissent by stating categorically that to refuse to obey Church authority in respect to doctrine is tantamount to rebellion and is "to be punished with a just penalty." To enact this the Pope released a four page Apostolic Letter entitled Ad Tuendam Fidem which adds to the Code of Canon Law. For more, click on Pope bolsters Canon Law

    Cardinal Ratzinger: It's time to fess up to the Profession of Faith.
    Cardinal Ratzinger emphasizes Profession of Faith     Following the Holy Father's announcement on Canon Law (above), his right hand man - the Prefect of the Sacred Congregation for the Propagation of the Faith Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger clarified the statutes of the Profession of Faith outlining the areas that will be enforced to assure that some theologians do not get carried away with the "freedom of dissent" issue. For more, click on Profession of Faith

    Castro can't clamp down on Catholic education
    Cardinal Pio Laghi speaks in Cuba      In the aftermath of the Holy Father's pilgrimage to Cuba in January, the Prefect of the Congregation for Catholic Education issued a call for Cuban parents to not be discouraged but rather encouraged them to have the courage to send their children to Catholic schools and be not afraid to teach the Gospel in the homes. The cardinal called for greater religious freedom in this communist island that has seen a remarkable transition since the Pope's visit despite the clamps Castro has tried to tighten after loosening them during the papal visit. For more, click on Cuba.

    Bishop of East Timor demands end to violence or UN will take action!
         Responding firmly to the violence that saw an East Timor student shot to death earlier this week, Bishop Carlos Belo, head of the Diocese of Dili in the heavily Catholic country of East Timor that borders Muslim dominated Indonesia, demanded an end to the violence and if the Indonesian troops did not withdraw he would call in the UN. He was greatly troubled over the events that transpired in the aftermath of the positive meeting he had last week with President B.J. Habibie who had promised peace. The Bishop has said it's time to put up or shut up, but no more violence. For more, click on East Timor.

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