June 2, 1998
Month of the Sacred Heart

June 2, 1998

vol. 9, no. 106


Consecration to the Sacred HeartConsecration to the Immaculate Heart

June is the month of the Sacred and Immaculate Hearts. For the Consecration to the Two Hearts click on Consecration

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This Day in Church History

Liturgy for today including feast of Saints Marcellinus and Peter, Martyrs

CWN Catholic News for today

Medjugorje Monthly Message

Countdown to the Millennium

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.

For more on Medjugorje, click on MEDJUGORJE

Today's prayer is in honor of Saint Marcellinus and Peter, as well as Saint Erasmus and taken from "My Daily Prayer" by the Confraternity of the Precious Blood:

O God, Who doest make us to be glad in the yearly festival of Thy Blessed Martyrs Marcellinus, Peter, and Erasmus, grant, we beseech Thee, that we may be inspired by the examples of those in whose merits we rejoice. Through Our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Spirit, One God, world without end. Amen.

577 and counting,
hoping and praying...

  • Father John Hampsch's column KEYS TO LIVING GOD'S WILL


  • A pertinent and timely editorial in the Daily CATHOLIC PewPOINT

  • Time Capsules in Church History with ALL ROADS LEAD TO ROME focusing on the June 3rd

  • Liturgy of the Day for Wednesday - feast of Saint Charles Lwanga and companions and Thursday in the Ninth Week of Ordinary Time

  • ...and much more in our 107th issue for 1998!

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Even if we don't have a clue, the Holy Spirit knows what He's doing and so does the Holy Father
The Holy Spirit     In the aftermath of what didn't happen among the masses assembled at the Vatican this past weekend, we elaborate on why Pope John Paul II did not proclaim the Fifth Marian Dogma as many had speculated he would. We point to the fact that only once has God specified in any shape or fashion an exact time something would happen and that specific event freed us all to be eligible to live forever with Him in Heaven. For today's editorial titled With the Holy Spirit as our Consoler, we can never be disappointed in the Church, click on the Tuesday CATHOLIC PewPOINT.

A Pope who planted the seeds of a permanent Vatican
Pope Nicholas IIIAfter a series of inept pontiffs, the Church was blessed for a two and a half year period with having Pope Nicholas III, a strong Supreme Pontiff who laid the groundwork for establishing the boundaries of the Papal States until their dissolvement in 1960. In addition, he laid the foundation for the new St. Peter's and literally planted the seeds for the world famous gardens that grace Vatican City today. For the accomplishments of this 188th successor of Peter in the chapter entitled "Pope Nicholas III: Political prowess punctuates the Papacy," click on THE HISTORY OF THE MASS AND HOLY MOTHER CHURCH

In all things be humble!

      That is the advice Jesus imparts to us always, especially in the MORAL VIRTUE OF HUMILITY in His 88th 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 Humility, a virtue we can only acquire fully after suffering all for His sake. By putting on the mantle of humility there will be no humiliation we cannot endure, for it is an honor to be persecuted for Christ. The extent of our humility can be guaged by how quickly we truly want the glorious Reign of the Sacred Heart to begin. Click on THE HIDDEN WAY

Worldwide Catholic NewsWORLDWIDE

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    Tremendous Traffic Tie-ups around the Vatican give glimpse of what's ahead for Jubilee 2000
    Jubilee 2000 portends problems with massive crowds     If nearly 250,000 thronging to the Vatican over the weekend for Pentecost and the close of the international Lay Conference created crowd headaches, imagine what will happen when millions descend on the Holy See as expected in the Jubilee year. Vatican crowd experts will have to go back to the drawing board to design traffic flow blueprints that will ease the crush of pilgrims in a year and a half. Meanwhile, the Holy Father invoked the Holy Spirit during a packed weekend in Rome. For more, click on Packed Pentecost

    Pope implores US Bishops to teach the truth in Catholic SchoolsPope John Paul II implores US Midwest Bishops to uphold the teachings and traditions of the Church in the Catholic School System
         Speaking to a group of United States bishops from the upper midwest during their ad limina visit, the Holy Father implored them to make the Catholic School education curriculum paramount in upholding the truths of Holy Mother Church in a secular society which does not recognize or respect values and authority. He emphasized the need to be obedient to the Magisterium of the Church in all things and to impart this in all students so that they can become shining beacons in a dark world. For more, click on Beacons of the Faith.

    Melbourne Archbishop to Gay Dissidents: Not in our Church you won't!
    Archbishop Pell denies Holy Communion to Gay sympathizersThe prelate points to the dichotomy of differences between the gay lifestyle and Christ's teaching     Three cheers for Archbishop George Pell, head of the archdiocese of Melbourne, Australia who stood up strongly to Gay dissidents who tried to disrupt the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass on Pentecost Sunday. It all came to a head during Holy Communion when Gay sympathizers wearing the rainbow sashes or sporting similar lapel pins were refused the Holy Eucharist. The reason was simple, stated the Archbishop: "The Church's view on sexuality...derives from natural moral law, which we believe is unchanging." For more, click on No to gays.

    Wisconsin U.S. court of appeals places into law 24-hour notice before abortion Law making it mandatory for 24-hour waiting period for abortions went into effect on Pentecost Sunday in Wisconsin      Despite appeals by Planned Parenthood and other pro-abortion factions, the U.S. Court of Appeals in Wisconsin denied their pleas and made it a law effective this past Sunday that all women must wait twenty four hours before having an abortion and must be afforded alternative choices such as adoption and fetal development as well as other programs supplied by the state and which would promote life. The decision was hailed by the state's pro-life groups as a big step in curbing abortion. For more, click on pro-life measures.

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Today in Church history Events today in Church History
     For events throughout the centuries that are memorable in Church history today, click on ALL ROADS LEAD TO ROME

Today, besides being the first day of Ordinary Time in the Ninth Week of Ordinary Time, is also the Feast of Saint Marcellinus and Peter, Martyrs. For their story and the liturgy, readings and meditations today and for tomorrow's feast of Saint Charles Lwanga and companions, click on LITURGY FOR THE DAY.

"On rebellion alone is the wicked man bent, but a merciless messenger will be sent against him."
Proverbs 17: 11

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