July 8, 1998
Vicar of Christ Speaks: Dies Domini

July 8, 1998

vol. 9, no. 132


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     July is the month of the MOST PRECIOUS BLOOD OF JESUS and this day is formerly the feast of of this sacrificial shedding our Our Lord's redeeming blood. Below is the prayer of the Most Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

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.

"Virtue exalts a nation, but sin is a people's disgrace."
Proverbs 14: 34

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  • Second installment of our marathon series on the newest Apostolic Letter Dies Domini released yesterday in THE VICAR OF CHRIST SPEAKS

  • First installment of our on-going megaseries from the early chapters on WHERE IS HOLY MOTHER CHURCH HEADING AS WE NEAR THE MILLENNIUM?

  • Messages 165 and 166 from Our Lady in "I SOLEMNLY TELL YOU..."

  • Time Capsules in Church History with ALL ROADS LEAD TO ROME focusing on July 9th

  • LITURGY for Thursday and Friday in Ordinary Time

  • ...and much more in our 133rd issue for 1998!

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GIF images used with permission of EWTN Pope releases his Apostolic Letter on keeping holy the Lord's day: Dies Domini
     On the occasion of the Holy Father's release of a very important Apostolic Letter on Tuesday, we begin a marathon series of the entire document over the next several weeks. Upon its completion we will begin our marathon week of our megaseries below, but not until we have fully brought you Dies Domini along with footnotes at the end of each daily installment. To read the Holy Father's introduction to this Letter, click on THE VICAR OF CHRIST SPEAKS

The amazing tie-in between Our Lady of Guadalupe and Divine Mercy!
Divine Mercy revealed at Guadalupe     We complete our metro marathon week II of the early installments of this on-going megaseries on Our Lady's visits to earth during the New Covenant. We wrap the week with the second part of the story of Guadalupe, Our Lady of Guadaluperevealing some amazing facts and events that will truly astound you as we bring the reader from the early sixteenth century to late in the twentieth century in order to see how perfect the Almighty plans things. For the sixth installment, The merciful miracle of Guadalupe: Divine Mercy!, click on THE AGE OF MARIAN APPARITIONS.

Be it done unto you according to your faith.
Father John Hampsch, C.M.F.     That is what Father John Hampsch, C.M.F. highlights today as he finishes up the section on "Success Through Faith . part two" in which he emphasizes that God answers all prayers, the degree of which are dependent on our faith. For Father's forty-seventh installment of "Faith: Key to the Heart of God," click on KEYS TO LIVING GOD'S WILL

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    Pope reasserts sacredness of Sundays in Apostolic Letter
    Pope John Paul II reasserts sacredness of Sundays      Written before May 31 of this year, the Holy Father waited until the day before he officially goes on summer sabbatical to release his Apostolic Letter Dies Domini which treats the reasons all Catholics must return to the reverence and respect for Sundays as the Lord's day, devoted to Him and to family. In addition, the prefect for the Congregation for Divine Worship spoke of the need for greater education of the faithful to the Sunday liturgy so Catholics can gain a greater appreciation for what God and his holiness are asking in the laws and this letter. For more, click on New Apostolic Letter

    2000 priests retreat to Guadalupe on the eve of 2000!
    2000 priests retreat to Guadalupe on the eve of 2000     Over 2000 priests from around the globe are gathering at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe this week for a special annual retreat, the third of its kind for clerics. The first was held at Fatima, and the second in Africa. Next year, the Year of the Father in the final year before Jubilee 2000, the retreat will be held in the Holy City of Jerusalem and during Jubilee 2000 in Rome. For more, click on Profession of Faith

    No rest in Northern Ireland as Protestants continue to stir up violence.
    Violence intensifies in Northern Ireland      Another night and day of violence sent tempers flaring and people scurrying in fear for cover as Protestant rebels continued to stir up violence with more firebombing this week, and all because they couldn't march through the Catholic section of Belfast. This "rubbing it in" makes no sense, but the underlying factor is that those who are promoting violence are those who were firmly against the Good Friday peace accord and this is their last ditch effort to disrupt harmony. For more, click on Protestant problems.

    Big easy not feeling so easy after radicals attack abortuaries
          Dedicated pro-lifers abhor the kind of violence that was, heretofore, committed only in Florida but now it has spread to New Orleans where four abortuaries were ravaged by homemade chemical stinkbombs. Many believe this is not the work of pro-lifers, but radical pro-aborts trying to make it look like a pro-life act that will alienate the masses from pro-lifers. Remember, the father of lies works in half-truths and is cunning. For more, click on Pro-life or pro-abort attacks?.

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Today and tomorrow are Masses for Ordinary Time. For the readings, liturgy and meditations of both days, click on LITURGY

Medjugorje Monthly Message for June 25th
The Gospa's message for June   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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