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June is the month of the Sacred and Immaculate Hearts with these feasts the end of this week. For the Consecration to the Two Hearts click on Consecration
LITURGY OF THE DAY
Today is the Eleventh Monday in Ordinary Time and tomorrow the Eleventh Tuesday. For the readings, liturgy and meditations as well as tomorrow's Mass, click on LITURGY FOR THE DAY.
Events today in Church History
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PROVERB OF THE DAY"A tranquil mind gives life to the body, but jealousy rots the bones." Proverbs 14: 30
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- Installment Seventy-Two: "Pope Honorius IV: - Inheriting the rubble of revolt" in our on-going mega series in THE HISTORY OF THE MASS AND HOLY MOTHER CHURCH
- THE HOLY VIRTUE OF CHASTITY in Lesson/Meditation #90 in THE HIDDEN WAY
- A pertinent and timely editorial in the Daily CATHOLIC PewPOINT
- Time Capsules in Church History with ALL ROADS LEAD TO ROME focusing on June 16th
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Heavenly Music reverberates for first time ever on American soil as Vatican Choir sings for Franciscan Mission's Bicentennial Mass|
The dulcet, celestial sounds of Capella Giulia known as the the Julian Choir after Pope Julius II who founded the Vatican Choir in 1513, swelled the ancient rafters of San Luis Rey Mission this weekend that truly stirred souls, hearts and brought quite a few tears of total bliss. It was the first time ever the celebrated Vatican Choir performed outside of Europe and for their wonderful effort, the choristers are being invited to an excellent adventure at, where else? - Disneyland! For more, click on THE VATICAN CHOIR
Pope to U.S. Bishops: "Teach Youth the Truth!"
That was the essence of his ad limina talk he gave to a group of upper midwest American bishops headed by the esteemed Cardinal Francis George, OMI on the Vigil of Pentecost. Because of the importance of his words for American youth and our Catholic schools system both primary, secondary and university level, we bring you the first of three parts on this important delivery. To read the Holy Father's words, click on THE VICAR OF CHRIST SPEAKS
Only by heeding Heaven's call can we endure for the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak!
In his second and final part on Endurance in his weekly columns, Father Stephen Valenta, OFM Conv. highlights how the Blessed Mother has endured through all these years, through countless apparitions and messages, to instill the importance of praying with the heart and how to find that heart to pray and endure. Now all she asks is for us to respond and endure. To find out more, click on the second part of HEARTS TO HEART TALK
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Palestinian Leader invites Pope to Bethlehem for Jubilee Year
For Pope John Paul II there will be room at the inn in Bethlehem. Despite Israeli silence on whether they would authorize the Holy Father to visit Jerusalem during the Jubilee Year, Palestinian Leader Yassir Arafat meeting with the Pope at the Vatican late last week, extended an invitation to the Holy Father to visit the place of the Savior's birth during the Jubilee 2000 year. For more, click on Bethlehem
Plethora of Positives on Cuba according to Bishops
The fruits of the Holy Father's visit to Cuba this past January are showing great fruits in June. That is the summation of the Cuban Bishops Conference who met as a body with the Pope late last week in Rome. While praising the climate of reconciliation and reform, the bishops stopped short of speaking about the political climate and the Fidel Castro. For more, click on Cuban fruits.
Pope praises papal prince who he loved so well
Speaking at the funeral of the former Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Agostino Casaroli, the Holy Father spoke in glowing terms of his dear friend who he called a "builder of peace" for his tireless efforts with the Soviet Union. The Pope also pointed to the Cardinal's holiness in celebrating Daily Mass every day for sixty years. For more, click on Cardinal Casaroli.
Albanian Bishops: Time to get tough over abuses in Kosovo
Upset with the lack of human rights justice in Kosovo, the bishops of Albania called for a peace process that would be fair and rapid. They expressed their grave concerns for the mass exodus of Albanians from Kosovo into Albania which borders the war-torn country. Much like the ethnic cleansing in Croatia and then Bosnia, Serbs are struggling to keep the people of Kosovo under their thumbs but the people want autonomy and the bishops are there to help. For more, click on Call for peace in Kosovo .
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Medjugorje Monthly Message for May 25th
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.
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