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LITURGY OF THE DAY
Today is the Seventeenth Tuesday in Ordinary Time while tomorrow we celebrate the feast of Saint Martha, Disciple of the Lord. For the readings, liturgy and meditations for both days, click on LITURGY FOR THE DAY.
Medjugorje Monthly Message for June 25th
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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- Ninth installment of THE AGE OF MARIAN APPARITIONS in this on-going series from the early chapters as part of retro summer.
- Twelfth installment of the Pope's Apostolic Letter on keeping holy the Lord's Day - Dies Domini in THE VICAR OF CHRIST SPEAKS
- Father John Hampsch's column KEYS TO LIVING GOD'S WILL
- Time Capsules in Church History with ALL ROADS LEAD TO ROME focusing on July 29th
- Liturgy of the Day for Wednesday, feast of Saint Martha and Thursday, feast of Saint Peter Chrysologus.
- ...and much more in our 147th issue for 1998!
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It's no kroc! If we follow the Pope's wise directives we'll have a lot better chance to see the golden arches of Heaven |
Fast food - specifically the Hamburger - has been the staple of Americans for the past several decades and that has led to a weakening of our systems as well as the stable foundation of family values and morals. The Church, too, has suffered from the grind of modernists who have churned out mush in trying to cook up an agenda foreign to God's Will. Today's editorial points out how the Holy Father has carefully eliminated the bad ingredients that taint our confidence in our faith. For our commentary Billions refused to serve!, click on Tuesday's CATHOLIC PewPOINT
Out of the Catacombs and into the caves as we enter the age of the hermits
The origin of Origen opened the door for Christians to expand outside the walls of Rome to many areas in the empire, some following holy men into the desert and mountains where the hermits began. We continue with the tenth installment from the early chapters of our on-going megaseries on the Church through the ages as part of our special retro Summer in bringing you past issues you may not have had the opportunity to read. For the ninth installment titled The Beginning of the Third Century, click on THE HISTORY OF THE MASS AND HOLY MOTHER CHURCH.
Woe to those who scandalize or - worse - slaughter the holy innocents!
The 96th Lesson/Meditation imparted by Jesus to the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart, which is one in a series of 100 Meditative Lessons imparted to her, deals with the Fifth Commandment in which Our Lord addresses scandal and the hideous sin of abortion, warning His children not to scandalize or harm the innocent children - the unborn or there will be hell to pay - literally. For the Lesson/Meditation titled THOU SHALT NOT KILL THE BODY, MIND OR SOUL OF ANYONE, click on THE HIDDEN WAY.
Also, if you would like to know how you can acquire your own copy of the just-released book THE HIDDEN WAY, click on Book
Rediscovering the full meaning and joy of Sunday will strengthen our faith
In the eleventh installment of the Holy Father's Apostolic Letter DIES DOMINI, Pope John Paul II begins Chapter Four on the meaning of Sunday as he continues to explain the importance of the Sabbath in our lives as we continue our daily installments of this entire important document. To read the entire document, you can go to Dies Domini. For Chapter Four: DIES HOMINIS Sunday: Day of Joy, Rest and Solidarity part one, click on THE VICAR OF CHRIST SPEAKS.
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Erection of 50 crosses as tribute to fallen martyrs stirs controversy at Auschwitz
The on-going controversy between Jewish and Catholic concerns at the horrific death camp of Auschwitz in Poland was resurrected again this weekend when Catholics planted 50 crosses in tribute to their fallen Catholic comrades. For some reason this has greatly disturbed Jewish authorities who believe they have a monopoly on these horrible atrocities committed by the Nazis. For more, click on Auschwitz
Holy Father uses Sunday to reiterate importance of Sunday at first audience at Castel Gondolfo
Taking advantage of a warm, sunny Italian summer Sunday, Pope John Paul II returned to the theme of Sundays which he had emphasized so much in his Apostolic Letter in early July - Dies Domini which is available in daily installments on these pages. In his weekly Angelus audience, the Holy Father reasserted the importance of Sunday as a defense against the modern banalties of life. For more, click on Angelus Audience.
Tragedy fells three of Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity in Yemen
Gunshots rang out in Hodeida, Yemen yesterday outside a medical clinic operated by the Missionary Sisters of Charity, the order founded by Mother Teresa and now headed by her successor Sister Nirmala. Three of the nuns were killed instantly as they left the clinic. One suspect was apprehended but the others are still on the lam. The Yemen Government offered its condolences and pledge that they will find the killers. For more, click on Nuns murdered.
Pro-lifers in Mexico provide proof positive of life in the womb in an unusual presentation
In an unprecedented move, pro-lifers composing the National Pro-Life Committee of Mexico held a press conference that gave journalists more than they had bargained for. Setting up a sonagram ultrasound to a pregnant mother three months along, all in the room were able to hear and see a fetus and the beating heart, proving without a shadow of doubt that life does exist in the womb and that abortion is wrong. The move is intended to sway public opinion away from the abortion mentality in showing it is murder and convincing Mexican president Ernesto Zedillo to enact a law that would honor the sacredness of life beginning with conception. For more, click on Pro-Life.
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PROVERB OF THE DAY"He who condones the wicked, he who condemns the just, are both an abomination to the Lord." Proverbs 17: 15