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LITURGY OF THE DAY
Today is the Fourteenth Tuesday in Ordinary Time and and tomorrow the Fourteenth Wednesday in Ordinary Time. For the readings, liturgy and meditations for both days, click on LITURGY FOR THE DAY.
PROVERB OF THE DAY"He who condones the wicked, he who condemns the just, are both an abomination to the Lord. " Proverbs 17: 15
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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- Sixth installment of THE AGE OF MARIAN APPARITIONS in completing a week's worth of installments on this on-going series from the early chapters as part of retro week II.
- 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 8th
- Liturgy of the Day for Wednesday and Thursday in Ordinary Time
- ...and much more in our 132nd issue for 1998!
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The stone which the builders rejected has become the cornerstone |
After Peter's death, persecutions intensified but from the blood of martyrs the seeds of Christianity were planted as the Church edged to the end of the first century going strong and gathering more converts. As the rest of the Apostles and disciples died off, new blood took their place, emulating their counsel and example and paving the way to promulgating "the Truth, the Way, and the Life". Until September we continue to bring you the early chapters of this series in the event many of our readers have not had the opportunities to read them. For the seventh installment titled Nothing can destroy the Spirit!, click on THE HISTORY OF THE MASS AND HOLY MOTHER CHURCH.
The Miracle in Mexico!
As we continue our summer retro marathon week II with our on-going series on Our Lady's visits to her children on earth. After focusing on Europe for the most part up until the sixteenth century, the Blessed Mother turned her attention to the New World and the then savage land of Mexico where the Aztec nation were sacrificing humans at an alarming rate. At the same time Europe was faltering and there were massive defections from the faith, Mary's visit and subsequent miracle of the tilma, that remains a miracle today, had a tremendous effect on the people and planted the seeds of countless conversions. Today we begin a two part feature on Guadalupe. For the fifth installment titled The end of sacrifice signals the importance of sacrifice: Our Lady of Guadalupe, click on THE AGE OF MARIAN APPARITIONS.
Commandments are not suggestions!
Today's editorial coincides with the Holy Father's release of his Apostolic Letter Dies Domini which deals with a return to a strict observance of Sunday as the Lord's day. In our commentary we trace the origin of where we began to go lax in observance of Sundays as something very special in compliance with God's Will. Our technology has dulled our idea of theology and we need to return to basics as we point out. For our commentary, Never on Sunday!, click on Tuesday's CATHOLIC PewPOINT
If God rested on the Seventh Day, then we sure had better do the same!
The 93rd 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 and this one coincides with the subject matter of Pope John Paul II's Apostolic Letter released today. Our Lord speaks of the Third Commandment and the need, rather the mandate, to observe all He has said and His Church has decreed. For the Lesson/Meditation titled THE THIRD COMMAND: KEEP HOLY THE LORD'S DAY, click on THE HIDDEN WAY
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Pope celebrates 40th anniversary of his announcement as bishop on Fourth of July as he prepares to issue Dies Domini.
Unbeknownst to most Americans while they were barbecuing or taking in fireworks shows on the fourth of July, was the fact that Pope John Paul II was quietly celebrating the fortieth anniversary of his announcement that he would become auxiliary Bishop of Krakow, the youngest ever in Poland. Though he would not be consecrated until September 8, 1958 he found out he would be elevated to the Episcopacy on July 4, 1958 during a a backpacking and canoeing trip with some youth from the university in Poland. The Holy Father used this 40th anniversary to finalize his Apostolic Letter Dies Domini which is to be released today. For more, click on Preparation
Orange Protestants turning Northern Irish Catholics red with anger as more violence breaks out
Authorities from British Prime Minister Tony Blair to local Belfast officials have expressed great concern over the recent rash of bombings and attacks by Orange Protestant marchers who are ridiculously adding fuel to the fire by flaunting the death of the Catholic king James I who was defeated by William of Orange. After so much optimism over the Good Friday peace accord, the few radicals against the pact are doing all they can to disintegrate the treaty and jeopardizing not only the future of Northern Ireland but the lives of the citizens of Belfast. For more, click on Irish tension.
Pro-Lifers find balance of justice in Texas
With all the liberal judges overturning so many pro-life legislation, it was refreshing and encouraging to discover that the Texas Supreme Court ruled as unconstitutional the buffer zone pushed by pro-aborts to keep pro-life demonstrators at bay near abortuaries. The judges ruled that it was a violation of free speech to prohibit them from stationing themselves closer. It could have positive ramifications on the rest of the country and for the babies' sake, we hope so. For more, click on Texas favorable to pro-life.
Loss of religious in Peru and Rwanda sadden the faithful
While in one country five nuns were removed by a terrible car crash, in another efforts are underway to remove an order of priests. A terrible auto crash on a pothole-filled road 700 miles north of Lima, Peru claimed the lives of five women religious members of the Congregation for the Reparation of the Sacred Heart. A sixth is in critical condition as Peruvians are in mourning over their fellow countrywomen who were traveling to their next mission just south of the Ecuador border. Meanwhile, in Rwanda, Africa the White Fathers are being asked to leave, being accused of collaboration with the French government and Hutus in the massacre of countless Tutsis nearly forty years ago. For more, click on Casualties.
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