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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Monthly Message for
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
Events today in Church History
For events throughout the centuries that are memorable in Church history today, click on ALL ROADS LEAD TO ROME
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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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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!
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
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Prognosticators predict largest mass of people ever for Papal Mass to close American Synod next year
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?
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.
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.
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LITURGY OF THE DAY
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.
PROVERB OF THE DAY"A son who fills the granaries in summer is a credit; a son who slumbers during harvest, a disgrace." Proverbs 10: 5