July 27, 1998
Pope's Apostolic Letter - Dies Domini

July 27, 1998

vol. 9, no. 145


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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  • Installment Nine of the Holy Father's Apostolic Letter Dies Domini in THE VICAR OF CHRIST SPEAKS"

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  • A pertinent and timely editorial in the Daily CATHOLIC PewPOINT

  • Time Capsules in Church History with ALL ROADS LEAD TO ROME focusing on July 28th

  • LITURGY OF THE DAY for Tuesday in Ordinary Time and Wednesday's feast of Saint Martha, Disciple of the Lord.

  • ...and much more in our 146th issue for 1998!

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GIF images used with permission of EWTN The many faces of the Sunday Liturgy
     In the tenth installment of the Holy Father's Apostolic Letter DIES DOMINI, Pope John Paul II lists the various areas of the Liturgy - from the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass to the music liturgy, from Vespers to the Radio and Television medium of Mass. To read the entire document, you can go to Dies Domini. For Chapter Three: DIES ECCLESIAE The Eucharistic Assembly: Heart of Sunday part five, click on THE VICAR OF CHRIST SPEAKS.

As a fallen angel, satan can be more powerful than mankind gives him credit
Father Stephen Valenta, OFM Conv.      In his second 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. For Father's column, click on HEARTS TO HEART TALK

Worldwide Catholic NewsWORLDWIDE

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    With scuttling of the Freedom from Religious Persecution Bill, it doesn't look good for pro-life hopes in the Senate
    Senate not expected to raise enough votes to override veto     The news that the Senate scuttled the Freedom from Religious Persecution Bill does not bode well for those who were hoping the U.S. Senate would follow the House of Representative's majority vote in overriding the president's veto of the ban on Partial Birth Abortion. Once again party politics and the chess game of compromise bills played a big part in killing the freedom bill for this year, sounding what could be the death knell for pro-life hopes in the Senate as well. For more, click on U.S. Senate

    ABC Television accused of Catholic Bashing...again!
         From the Disney-owned network that gave us the modernist trash show "Nothing Sacred" now we have the Catholic Health Association forcing ABC to commit spin control in their PR department. This is the result of ABC News airing a segment on Catholic hospitals, accusing them of being more loyal to Rome and Christ in their morals and values than going along with the politically correct bandwagon. Hooray for them. But ABC's slander is par for the course the media have taken against the Church and it's time all Catholics exposed it for what it is. For more, click on Catholic hospitals.

    Catholics and Muslims have one very important thing in common: Family
         Realizing their common bond of protecting families, Catholic and Islamic groups met in Cairo, Egypt to hammer out an ecumenical agenda wherein both faiths can do more to protect the fiber of family life in a society that is denigrating the sacredness of marriage and rearing offspring. Despite differences in faith, this interfaith group set aside their differences and went right to the heart of all human rights issues. For more, click on Catholic-Islamic agreement.

    Age-old war of words continues between Arab and Jew
         While Catholics seem to be setting aside their differences with the Muslims, the Arab State of Palestine and Israel remain at odds, bitter enemies sharing a common border. The tensions intensified late last week when Palestinian authorities demanded the Israeli troops withdraw from the celebrated West Bank/ However Israeli officials reiterated that to do so would only make it easier for terrorism to spread. For more, click on Palestine-Israel.

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.

     Today and tomorrow are weekdays in Ordinary Time before four consecutive days of saints beginning Wednesday. For the readings, liturgy, and meditations, click on LITURGY FOR THE DAY.

     July is the month of the PRECIOUS BLOOD OF JESUS and it is the last week of July so therefore, we bring you the prayer of the Most Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ, below:

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.

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

"Senseless is the man who give his hand in pledge, who becomes surety for his neighbor."
Proverbs 17: 18

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