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LITURGY OF THE DAY
Today is the feast of Saint Peter Chrysologus, Bishop and Doctor of the Church, while tomorrow is the feast of the founder of the Jesuits - Saint Ignatius of Loyola. For the liturgy, readings and meditations and vignettes on St. Peter Chrysologus and St. Ignatius of Loyola, click on LITURGY FOR THE DAY.
PRAYER & DEVOTIONS
Today's prayer is taken from the Opening Prayer of the Mass honoring Saint Peter Chrysologus:
Father, You made Peter Chrysologus an outstanding preacher of Your Incarnate Word. May the prayers of St. Peter help us to cherish the mystery of our salvation and make its meaning clear in our love for others.
Events today in Church History
For events throughout the centuries that are memorable in Church history today, click on ALL ROADS LEAD TO ROME
PROVERB OF THE DAY"Lo! I will pour out to you My Spirit, I will acquaint you with My words." Proverbs 1: 23
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- Sister Mary Lucy Astuto's weekly column GETTING TO THE HEART OF THE MATTER
- Fourteenth installment of our marathon series on the newest Apostolic Letter Dies Domini in THE VICAR OF CHRIST SPEAKS
- Top Ten Movie Reviews of the Week from a Catholic perspective in our MOVIES & MORALS
- Another pertinent and timely editorial in the Daily CATHOLIC PewPOINT
- THE SYMPHONY OF SUFFERING
- Time Capsules in Church History with ALL ROADS LEAD TO ROME focusing on July 31st through August 2nd
- Liturgy for the Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time and the feasts of Saint Ignatius of Loyola and Saint Alphonsus Liguori
- ...and much more in our 145th issue for 1998!
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Through His Church God provides the steering mechanism to keep us on the straight and narrow |
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 bringing you the fourth installment in which we deal with the evidential facts that we are nearing the end of an era that will bring about a spiritual Armageddon of some sort. What it will be only God knows for sure, but one thing that is sure is that we must be prepared. Without proper preparation through prayer and fasting, we could be among the everlasting casualties. For the fourth installment, click on WHERE IS HOLY MOTHER CHURCH HEADING AS WE NEAR THE MILLENNIUM?.
Through all of society - through all ages - Sunday has always been the Lord's Day
We continue with our marathon of installments on the Apostolic Letter Dies Domini released three weeks ago in order to bring the readers the entire document over the next several weeks, including footnotes at the end of each installment. Today we bring you Chapter Four - DIES HOMINIS - Sunday: Day of Joy, Rest and Solidarity part three For the thirteenth installment on keeping the Lord's day holy, click on THE VICAR OF CHRIST SPEAKS
Feast of the Assumption serves as Our Lady's time to encourage all her children to open our heartswith a Catholic slant
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That is the essence of the Blessed Mother Mary's words in her 171st and 172nd messages to the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart, which we bring you today. Our Lady urges her children to use the tools we have been given to "Pray! Pray! Pray!" Only by praying and uniting as one can we stop the slander and lies that degrade others and hurt God's efforts to further enlighten His children. Click on "I SOLEMNLY TELL YOU..."
NEWS & VIEWS
Pope flies in for weekly audience, mourns murdered missionaries around the globe
Commuting by helicopter from his summer residence outside of Rome, the Pope returned to the Vatican for his weekly Wednesday audience yesterday continuing his treatise on the Holy Spirit and publicly lamenting the loss of five religious killed this past week - three Missionary of Charity nuns in Yemen, one Franciscan sister in South Africa and a Jesuit priest deep in the Congo. For more, click on Weekly Audience.
Swiss guard corps ready to return to normal with installation of new commandant
The outgoing interim commandant expressed optimism that the dark cloud that has hung over the elite corps of the nearly 500 year-old Swiss Guard since the tragic deaths of Commandant-elect Alois Estermann, his wife, and Cedric Tornay in May. Colonel Roland Buchs, who was called out of retirement to temporarily lead the Guard after their deaths, credited a new line of communication with improving morale between the younger enlisted men and their leaders. On August 1 Buchs will turn over command to incoming appointee Colonel Pius Segmueller. For more, click on Swiss Guard.
Plot thickens in Guatamala as priest is indicted for murder of bishop
Taking more twists and turns than a roller coaster, Guatamalan authorities announced early this week that they have enough evidence to indict Father Mario Orantes Najera for the murder of Auxiliary Bishop Juan Gerardi Conedera this past April. Fr. Najera was the bishop's assistant and law authorities accuse him of covering up the murder with the help of the bishop's cook. Whether the evidence is true or it is just a smokescreen to cover-up for government assassins who opposed the bishop's strong human rights stance, remains to to be seen. Stay tuned for "As the evidence turns." For more, click on Guatamala intrigue.
New bill curtailing Kervorkian signed. Its permanence depends on voters
Hoping to curtail the suicide mission of the notorious pathologist Jack Kervorkian, Michigan Governor John Engler signed into law Tuesday a bill that would ban assisted suicide in a state where Kervorkian has already claimed over 100 suicide assists. The Catholic bishops in the wolverine state hailed the signing, expressing their prayerful hope that the voters will not dilude the bill but keep the teeth in it in order to uphold the sacredness of life.
For more, click on Kervorkian.
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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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