PRAYERS & DEVOTION
June is the month of the Sacred and Immaculate Hearts. For the Consecration to the Two Hearts click on Consecration
Today's Prayer taken from the Preface for the Mass honoring the Apostle Saint Barnabas:
The mysterious voice of Your Spirit selected Saint Barnabas from the Church of believers in Christ and associated him with Paul and the college of the apostles, commanding him to proclaim the truth of the gospel so that redemption and salvation would be preached to all peoples. All this, O Father, is a miracle of Your grace and a gift of Your love.
We also continue the Novena to the Body and Blood of Christ leading up to this Sunday's 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
PROVERB OF THE DAY"The words of the wicked are a deadly ambush, but the speech of the upright saves them." Proverbs 12: 6
- Sister Mary Lucy Astuto's weekly column GETTING TO THE HEART OF THE MATTER
- 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 June 12th through June 14th
- Liturgy for Corpus Christi Weekend including Feast of Saint Anthony of Padua
- ...and much more in our 114th issue for 1998!
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"I heard the angels sing!"
Those were the words uttered by Father Ben Innes, OFM Guardian of San Luis Rey Mission in Oceanside, California when he heard for the first time the celebrated Vatican Choir in an impromptu "Ave Maria" inside the mission church after a tiring 21 hour plane trip from Rome. For the first time in nearly 500 years part of this famed choir, founded by Pope Julius II, will perform in the United States. The occasion the 200th anniversary of the founding of the King of the Missions on the feast of Saint Anthony of Padua this Saturday. The choir will put on four to five special concerts over the weekend. For more, click on Vatican Choir
One bad apple can spoil the barrel!
In today's editorial we touch on a sensitive subject that needs to be addressed - pedophilia and why the move by Cardinal Bernard Law and some of the removals by the Holy Father of immoral priests is the only answer to eradicating the bad apples. Following Jesus' example, we must not rush to ordain "everyone" but be selective in the process in order to weed out the bad apples before they ruin the entire barrel of good clergy. For the commentary Quality of priests is of much more benefit than quantity of priests!, click on Thursday's CATHOLIC PewPOINT.
Loyalty is a rope whose threads connect us to the Will of God
Continuing with the subject of "Loyalty" in our mega series on the Church today, we present part two on loyalty to God through His appointed Vicar on earth - Pope John Paul II. We explain that LOYALTY stands for the acronym Loving Obedience in Yielding All Life Through our YES! For the second part on Loyalty, click on WHERE IS HOLY MOTHER CHURCH HEADING AS WE NEAR THE MILLENNIUM?
You can only "see" the signs of the times with the eyes of your soul.
That is just part of what the Blessed Mother Mary imparts to her children in her 157th and 158th messages to the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart, which we bring you today. Our Lady implores her children to gird ourselves with the armor of virtue to combat the deceit and wiles of the evil one for we are his main prey in his desperation to capture more souls. Click on "I SOLEMNLY TELL YOU..."
WORLDWIDEwith a Catholic slant
provided by Catholic World News Service
Trajedy strikes Catholic Homeless Shelter in Canada
A gas leak in a Montreal Homeless Shelter operated by the Grey Nuns exploded, killing two and injuring more than thirty. One was a nun and and another nun is believed missing and could also be dead beneath the rubble. The powerful blast, caused by an errant repairman who cut into the gas line, came a split second after those in the shelter smelled gas and started to exit. For more, click on Montreal Explosion.
Catholics in East Timor in furor over Indonesia concessions
Students and East Timor citizens protested in the streets, rejecting the concessions granted by new Indonesian president B.J. Habibie that stopped short of proclaiming independence. That is what this majority Catholic nation wants with total autonomy as a country politically and religious-wise - totally separated from Muslim-dominated Indonesia. The crowd was encouraged to reject Habibie's proposals by former Nobel Peace Prize recipient Jose Ramos-Horta who spoke by phone from Harvard University in the States. For more, click on East Timor furor.
Bureaucratic Red Tape holding up Caritas shipment to Cuba
The much-needed shipment consisting of over two million dollars worth of medical supplies and food from the Archdiocese of Miami is still sitting in Miami. Many thought it would have been delivered to the needy in Cuba by now, but despite the original approval by the U.S. Government a month ago, bureaucratic red tape in both Washington and Cuba is bogging down the mission to the point of frustration. But authorities are hopeful that they'll get the humanitarian cargo off the ground today and finally reach its destination of a leper hospital in Cuba through the escort of Caritas in Cuba. For more, click on Caritas Cuba.
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LITURGY OF THE DAY
Today is the Feast of Saint Barnabas, Apostle and Martyr. For his biography and the liturgy, readings and meditations for today and tomorrow for the Tenth Friday in Ordinary Time, click on LITURGY FOR THE DAY.
Events today in Church History
For events throughout the centuries that are memorable in Church history today, click on ALL ROADS LEAD TO ROME
568 and counting,
hoping and praying...