June 10, 1998
Month of the Sacred Heart

June 10, 1998

vol. 9, no. 112


Consecration to the Sacred HeartConsecration to the Immaculate Heart

June is the month of the Sacred and Immaculate Hearts. For the Consecration to the Two Hearts click on Consecration

Today's Prayer is the continuing Novena to the Body and Blood of Christ leading up to next Sunday's the Feast of Corpus Christi. Click on PRAYERS & DEVOTION

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This Day in Church History

Liturgy for today and tomorrow's feast of Saint Barnabas the Apostle

CWN Catholic News for today

Medjugorje Monthly Message

Countdown to the Millennium

Monthly Message for
May 25th

Outdoor altar behind St. James Church

   Dear children! Today I call you, through prayer and sacrifice, to prepare yourselves for the coming of the Holy Spirit. Little children, this is a time of grace and so, again, I call you to decide for God the Creator. Allow Him to transform and change you. May your heart be prepared to listen to, and live, everything which the Holy Spirit has in His plan for each of you. Little children, allow the Holy Spirit to lead you on the way of truth and salvation towards eternal life. Thank you for having responded to my call.

For more on Medjugorje, click on MEDJUGORJE

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

569 and counting,
hoping and praying...

  • More on the Church today and the subject of Loyalty in the seventy-second installment of the on-going megaseries feature WHERE IS HOLY MOTHER CHURCH HEADING AS WE NEAR THE MILLENNIUM?

  • Messages 157 and 158 from Our Lady in "I SOLEMNLY TELL YOU..."

  • A pertinent and timely editorial in the Daily CATHOLIC PewPOINT

  • Time Capsules in Church History with ALL ROADS LEAD TO ROME focusing on June 11th

  • Liturgy for Thursday - Feast of Saint Barnabas the Apostle

  • ...and much more in our 113th issue for 1998!

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Medjugorje where Our Lady has...been appearing for 17 years, converting millions...in following all her Divine Son asks
Sacrifice and Prayer laid the groundwork for Medjugorje
     In the second part of a four-part set on Medjugorje in honor of the Seventeenth Anniversary of the Apparitions in Bosnia the end of this month, we present more background on why the Blessed Mother chose this remote mountain village in which to bring the clarion of hope and conversion that would emanate out to all four corners of the earth and touch millions of hearts over a seventeen-year span and over 6,000 appearances. It was the faith of this hardy people who laid the groundwork, lugging up Mt. Krizevac stone-by-stone, brick by brick each piece that would compose the huge stone cross that signals to the world that "Jesus is Lord" above all. Jesus has repaid the favor by sending His very Own Mother. For the second part, titled "Preparations for the Apparitions of Medjugorje", click on THE AGE OF MARIAN APPARITIONS.

Neither the Windows or Gates of hell shall prevail against us
     In place of today's editorial, we bring you a bit of humor from our Mid-Week Humor files. Today we we see things are not always what they seem to be. Anyone who has struggled with Windows 95 or even the new Windows 98 can appreciate the frustration and humor in our first bit which deals with a certain famous computer magnate and the funny thing that happened to him on the way to Heaven. In our second bit, we add in short vignettes on Church humor that strikes a knowing chord in most of us. Click on A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO HEAVEN

Like golf, don't grip the club of faith so hard. Just relax and trust!
Father John Hampsch, C.M.F.     The analogy is ours, but the meaning is Father John Hampsch, C.M.F. in his column today on "Faith's Simplicity." Too often we try too hard and press, overcomplicating things that throw the mind into overdrive and blocks the flow to the heart. All we need to do is step back, hand it over to Jesus and let Him do the rest. As long as we do our part, we can be assured He will follow through in His time and in His way. That is Faith's Simplicity. For Father's forty-third installment of "Faith: Key to the Heart of God," click on KEYS TO LIVING GOD'S WILL

Worldwide Catholic NewsWORLDWIDE

with a Catholic slant provided by Catholic World News Service
    Prognosticators predict largest mass of people ever for Papal Mass to close American Synod next year
    Mexico could host largest Papal Mass ever     It would seem appropriate that in or near the second most populated city in the world predictions are when the Holy Father celebrates his Papal Mass near Mexico City in officially closing the Synod of the Americas, it will be the largest mass of people ever assembled at one time in the world. Estimations are near five million people in one place. Venues have been offered but no definitive site or date has yet to be set. When it does occur, it will easily break the world record held by the Filipinos who amassed 4 million for World Youth Day Papal Mass four years ago. For more, click on Mexico masses

    Italian Cardinal who served five Popes in various offices of Secretary of State dies in Rome
         Few men were as close to the scene regarding the fall of Communism as Cardinal Agostino Casaroli who lost his battle with an infection contracted after heart and lung complications. He was 84 and served as the first full-time Secretary of State under Pope John Paul II. It is a known fact he was softer on communism than the Polish-born prelate, but worked closely with the Holy Father to bring Russia around. Recently Vatican authorities consulted with him regarding the situation in the Ukraine and the stalemate with the Russian Orthodox Church because of his expertise and knowledge of Russian customs. For more, click on Cardinal dies.

    Is there hope for East Timor breaking from Indonesia in the aftermath of Suharto's fall?
    Possibility exists East Timor should receive more autonomy      On the surface that would seem possible in light of new president B.J. Habibie who indicated on Monday there is a possibilty that something can be worked out to give East Timor and its uniquely Portuguese culture more recognition and more freedom for Catholics. This is signaled as a tremendous concession from the head of a predominantly Muslim country. But celebrations were muted by hard core East Timor citizens who have seen those kind of promises before, only to end in bloodshed. However, the release of political prisoners is a start. For more, click on East Timor moves closer to freedom.

    Congress working on alternatives to a school voucher It's not the wanted school voucher, but it could be the next best thing

         That's what many are saying about Congress latest push to pass a bill that would grant families up to $2000 a year in tax-free savings account earmarked specifically for education - either college or private Catholic schools at all levels. While the school voucher would have benefited all citizens, the Clinton Administration maintains this helps only those who can afford to save. Our answer to "Mr. Veto:" Allow Congress to pass the original school voucher bill which, in your logic, would benefit all. For more, click on Tax-saving measures.

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 is the Tenth Wednesday in Ordinary Time while tomorrow we commemorate the Feast of Saint Barnabas, Apostle and Martyr. For the liturgy, readings, and meditations today and his story and the like for tomorrow, click on LITURGY FOR THE DAY.

"A son who fills the granaries in summer is a credit; a son who slumbers during harvest, a disgrace."
Proverbs 10: 5

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