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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
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- Father John Hampsch's column KEYS TO LIVING GOD'S WILL
- THE AGE OF MARIAN APPARITIONS
- Time Capsules in Church History with ALL ROADS LEAD TO ROME focusing on June 17th
- Liturgy of the Day for Wednesday and Thursday
- ...and much more in our 117th issue for 1998!
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The Living is easy but Prayer is hard during the heat of the Summer |
In today's editorial we outline changes for the summer with the DAILY CATHOLIC as we take a page from the networks and begin bringing you "reruns" - reruns that the majority haven't had the opportunity to see. We also point out that summer, being the lazy, hazy days when the heat index reaches the limits of the mercury, we tend to become lazy in our prayer life as well. That is something none of us can afford. For today's commentary titled Something to make this summer more special! click on the Tuesday CATHOLIC PewPOINT.
The honor of re-establishing the Papal States falls on Pope Honorius IV
Today we bring you the papacy of Pope Honorius IV, the 190th successor of Peter and the task he faced of cleaning up Pope Martin IV's directives that had simmered the seeds of revolt. This is the last installment until September on this series. In its place we will be bringing you the early episodes to bring you up-to-date during the summer months. For the seventy second installment titled Pope Honorius IV: Inheriting the rubble of revolt, click on THE HISTORY OF THE MASS AND HOLY MOTHER CHURCH
Impurity weakens the will and darkens the understanding, Chastity strengthens the will and lightens the heart!
With the advance of summer, temptations of the flesh - especially to impurity - are more prevalent than any other time. That is why we need to remember the advice Jesus imparts to us in emphasizing the HOLY VIRTUE OF CHASTITY in His 90th Lesson/Meditation to the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart which is one in a series of 100 Meditative Lessons imparted to her. Today's feature Lesson stresses the importance of Chastity, which is a safeguard against the lusts of this world and the wiles of the master pimp from hell. If we practice this virtue, it will be much easier to stay pure in an impure world. Click on THE HIDDEN WAY
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Run of Shroud Exhibit termed a tremendous success
This past weekend they officially closed the doors on pilgrims to the Shroud of Turin in Italy after a three month run which realized over two million visitors including Pope John Paul II in late May. Exceeding all expectations the expectation is that it will next go on exhibit during the Jubilee year. For more, click on Shroud
Pros and cons of International Court: Bring international war crime to justice, but justice could be blind if culture of death advocates get their way!
Both hopes and fears accompany the international U.N. conference opening this week in Rome a stone's throw from the Pope who is not officially involved in this conference that is to determine set regulations and enforcement to bring international crimes, especially war crimes to justice. Meanwhile a half world away, conservative Senate Republicans are concerned that a pro-abort UN bloc could pass legislation that would make it a crime to protest for the cause of pro-life. For more, click on International Court.
Way could be cleared for Pope to visit birthplace of Abraham during Jubilee Year
Through the efforts of Cardinal Roger Etchevarry, President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, the groundwork has been laid for the Holy Father to make a personal pilgrimage to Iraq and more specifically the places where the great Patriarch Abraham once walked. To help ease the tension in this mid-east hot-spot, the Cardinal again called for an immediate end to the embargo enforced by the United Nations and the U.S. For more, click on Pope to go to Iraq.
South Africa's Nelson Mandela meets with Holy Father today at Vatican
Nelson Mandela, the beleagured, crusading leader of South Africa begins a two day visit to Rome today. On tap is a personal private audience with Pope John Paul II. No topics were released that the two would discuss but it is expected the president will be a bit apologetic for the brouha that erupted in his country when Bill Clinton and his wife received Holy Communion when they knew it was wrong. Though jurisdiction does not rest with Mandela, but rather the Diocese of South Africa and the Bishops Conference there. For more, click on Mandela.
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LITURGY OF THE DAY
Today and tomorrow we commemorate weekdays in the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time. For the readings, liturgy and meditations for both days, click on LITURGY FOR THE DAY.
PROVERB OF THE DAY"An unprincipled witness perverts justice, and the mouth of the wicked pours out iniquity." Proverbs 19: 28