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Events today in Church History
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PRAYER & DEVOTIONS
Below is the Preface for today's Mass honoring Saint Mary Magdalene:
You enkindled in her heart the fire of an ardent love for Christ that endowed her with freedom of spirit, and you infused in her the courage to follow Christ faithfully, even to Calvary. After His death on the cross, she sought her Master so zealously that she merited to meet the risen Lord and to be the first to announce the Easter joy to the apostles.
Medjugorje Monthly Message for June 25th
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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- Seventh installment of our marathon series on the newest Apostolic Letter Dies Domini in THE VICAR OF CHRIST SPEAKS
- Third installment of our on-going megaseries from the early chapters on WHERE IS HOLY MOTHER CHURCH HEADING AS WE NEAR THE MILLENNIUM?
- Third and final installment on Archbishop Chaput's pastoral on Humanae Vitae in MITERS THAT MATTER
- Messages 169 and 170 from Our Lady in "I SOLEMNLY TELL YOU..."
- Time Capsules in Church History with ALL ROADS LEAD TO ROME focusing on July 23rd
- LITURGY for Thursday, feast of Saint Bridget of Sweden and Friday in Ordinary Time
- ...and much more in our 143rd issue for 1998!
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A nation founded on faith from on high |
As part of "retro summer" we continue to bring you the early chapters of our on-going series to allow readers to catch up with what they haven't read. To paraphrase NBC's slogan, "if you haven't read it, it's new to you." The eighth installment deals with the eighteenth century, including a purported appearance by Our Lady to none other than George Washington. For the eighth installment, The eighteenth century: a century of calm before the storm of apparitions that were to follow, click on THE AGE OF MARIAN APPARITIONS.
The real essence of Pope Paul VI's Humanae Vitae
We continue today with the second of a special three part segment on the entire text of a special pastoral letter by Archbishop Charles Chaput, OFM Conv. of Denver on the real meaning of Humanae Vitae as we approach the thirtieth anniversary of Pope Paul VI's last encyclical which has largely been neglected. As part of our bringing you "Bishopspeak", this is reprinted with Archbishop Chaput's permission through Catholic World News. For the second installment OF HUMAN LIFE, click on MITERS THAT MATTER.
Sundays: A forum for Eucharistic unity
In the sixth installment of the Holy Father's Apostolic Letter DIES DOMINI, Pope John Paul II emphasizes how Sunday should bring together the Eucharistic Sunday as the Heart of the week in which we can pour out our hearts to God and share with our brothers and sisters in the faith and sacraments. To read the entire document, you can go to Dies Domini. For Chapter Three: The Eucharistic Assembly: Heart of Sunday part two, click on THE VICAR OF CHRIST SPEAKS.
The prayer of faith is a prayer of intelligent commitment to God.
That is what Father John Hampsch, C.M.F. emphasizes today as he begins the section on "Intelligent Commitment" part one" in which he stresses in which he riddles us with a paradox of faith that makes perfect sense if we are intelligent enough to accept. For Father's forty-ninth installment of "Faith: Key to the Heart of God," click on KEYS TO LIVING GOD'S WILL
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Pope leaves refuge of Dolomites for one-day stop at Vatican before moving on to summer residence
After a much-deserved ten day vacation in the solitude of the Dolomite Mountains in the far northern regions of Italy, the Holy Father returned to Rome to conduct his regular Wednesday public audience at Paul VI Hall at the Vatican. We had thought he might stick around for the release tomorrow of the decree regulating Bishops' Conferences, but he is leaving that to Cardinal Josef Ratzinger as he escapes the heat of Rome to conduct business from his summer headquarters in the cooler regions of Castel Gondolfo. For more, click on Pope's summer residence
Catholic lay workers put Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy to the test in ravaged Papua New Guinea
In the aftermath of the horrifying Tsunami caused by an earthquake in the Oceania island of Papua New Guinea a few days ago, Catholic lay workers in Australia, New Zealand and Europe are working furiously to help those who are still alive while helping give a proper burial to the thousands who have died from the devastation. No one knows how many have been lost, prompting some to speculate the only way is by counting survivors on this highly Catholic populated south sea island northeast of Australia. For more, click on Papua New Guinea
Tension intensifies with the shooting of another cleric in Guatamala
At a time when tensions are high in the aftermath of the subsequent investigation over Bishop Juan Jose Gerardi's murder nearly three months ago, another cleric - a 60-year old Italian parish priest who was also serving as an army chaplain - was shot Monday fueling speculation that the military might be responsible for the Auxiliary bishop's death as well as Father Sebastiano Crestan. For more, click on Guatamala tension.
Mexican Cardinal lashes out at abortion while north of the border a Phoenix Abortionist is suspended
The struggle between the culture of death and those advocating life took on stronger measures this week when the head of the Mexico City Archdiocese Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera spoke out more forcefully than ever before in a political statement against abortion. Meanwhile in Arizona, an abortionist has had his licence suspended while an investigation is underway for the butchering he performed on a pregnant woman that left her dead and the baby mangled, but still alive - proving to all abortionists that a fetus is a human being. For more, click on attrocities of abortion.
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LITURGY OF THE DAY
Today is the feast of Saint Mary Magdalene, devoted Disciple of the Lord, while tomorrow we celebrate the feast of Saint Bridget of Sweden. For the readings, liturgy and meditations of both days, click on LITURGY
PROVERB OF THE DAY"The way of the sluggard is hemmed in as with thorns, but the path of the diligent is a highway." Proverbs 15: 19