June 19-21, 1998
Father's Day honors the Father of all
Father's Day Weekend
June 19-21, 1998
vol. 9, no.119
Consecration to the Sacred HeartConsecration to the Immaculate Heart
Feasts of the Sacred and Immaculate Hearts

     This weekend we celebrate the glorious feasts of the Sacred Heart of Jesus on Friday, the Immaculate Heart of Mary on Saturday, and Father's Day on Sunday, the Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time. For this weekend's liturgy, meditations, readings and vignettes on the feasts, click on LITURGY FOR THIS WEEKEND
Symphony of Suffering
Sometimes the melody doesn't always seem to ring with the right tones!
Cyndi Cain, the Hidden Flower continues this series on sharing her own feelings from her heart and soul     In this weekend's issue the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart speaks from her heart on the trials and tribulations she, as a wife, mother and locutionist, and her family face on a daily basis, especially in these times when times are tougher. Today she talks frankly about the apostolate itself and the responsibilities inherent both in those who minister and those ministered to, in sharing the burden to assist all God's children Click on SYMPHONY OF SUFFERING
June is the month of the Sacred and Immaculate Hearts and this weekend is the occasion of the Feasts. For the Consecration to the Two Hearts click on Consecration
"Hear, My son, your Father's instruction, and reject not your mother's teaching."
Proverbs 1: 8


  • Father Stephen Valenta's column HEARTS TO HEART

  • June 22nd in Church History in our Time Capsule section: ALL ROADS LEAD TO ROME

  • Liturgy of the Day featuring the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time and feasts of Saint Paulinus of Nola, Saint John Fisher, and Saint Thomas More

  • ...and much more in our 120th issue for 1998!

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Week leading up to Father's Day, Pope emphasizes family life and religious life to Bishops
Holy Father speaks on family and religious life      Speaking to European groups representing family interests, and later to a group of United States Bishops on their ad limina visit, the Holy Father stressed the value of family life and its values within the framework of the Sacrament of Matrimony and the importance of elevating it and religious life to the plateaus they richly deserve as vocations blessed by God. Both, the Pope emphasized, add to the richness of the Church and especially religious life in the ecclesial life of Holy Mother Church. For more, click on Family and Religious Life

Stubborn Dems sandbagging Pro-life efforts in Congress
House Democrats stall pro-life efforts      Rather than passing a bill that would protect teens from being whisked across state lines for abortions, Democrats remaining as stubborn as mules in house barn-fight over abortion issues Democrats slung mud at Republicans for killing the Tobacco bill and stubbornly held out, tacking on amendment after amendment that could kill this bill which is in line with politicians who haven't got a clue what they're really doing or why the people voted for them. For more, click on Democrats
Retired Saint Louis Cardinal passes away at 93.
Retired cardinal of the Gateway city enters gateway to Heaven     He had hoped to be able to join Archbishop Justin Rigali in welcoming Pope John Paul II when he visits St. Louis next January, but God had other ideas for Cardinal John Carberry who retired as head of the St. Louis archdiocese in 1979. He was succeeded by Archbishop John May who died in 1992 and replaced by the Holy Father's personal choice of Archbishop Rigali who many feel will be the next American Cardinal chosen. For more, click on Death of St. Louis Cardinal.
Plot thickens in apprehension of Cardinal's murderer in Guatamala
Guatamalan intrigue surrounds death of human rights cardinal     Having just released one suspect for lack of evidence, and holding another, authorities discovered a dead body who could be one of those involved in the murder of Auxiliary Bishop Juan Gerardi Conedera on April 26th this year. The manner in which he was killed gives police officials a clue as to the degree of the dead man's involvement in the murder which many believe was government related because of the bishop's strong stance on human rights and criticism of the current regime. For more, click on Guatamala intrigue.

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Today in Church history
Events this weekend in Church History for June 19th, 20th and 21st.
All Honor to the Father on Father's Day!
     In her column this week, Sister Mary Lucy Astuto reminds all of the "forgotten Father" - God the FatherSister Mary Lucy Astuto Who is often overshadowed by God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. She points out that all life, all we have and are flows from the Father and due respect should be given to Him not just on Father's Day, but every day of the year. For her column, Eternal Father...Happy Father's Day, click on GETTING TO THE HEART OF THE MATTER

Political doublespeak bringing us all to the looking glass to see the real truth:
It's all jabberwocky!
Why don't we just take a page from Saint Joseph, role model of all fathers?

     Just as Alice was thrown into confusion and consternation by traveling through the "looking glass" we are being thrust through the same portal by the political pundits who fashion their own jabberwocky to confuse the masses and demean the value of life. It's sad that on Father's Day weekend the role of fathers and husbands is held up for ridicule by those who do not understand the true meaning of marital love and fidelity and do not understand the tremendousSt. Joseph the role model for fathers role model provided by Saint Joseph. For the editorial titled Politically correct, satan-spewing Spam!, click on this weekend's CATHOLIC PewPOINT
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.

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560 - 559 -558 and counting,
hoping and praying...

June 19-21, 1998       volume 9, no. 119
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