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In this weekend's issue the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart speaks from her heart on her perceptions of Father's Day last weekend and a wife and mother's point of view in pouring out her heart with thoughts the Holy Spirit has placed on her heart. Click on SYMPHONY OF SUFFERING
TEN FILMS LAST WEEK
With this issue we begin a weekly feature in place of the GOLDEN CHALICE AWARDS which are suspended for the summer in order that we might bring you the National Conference of Catholic Bishops recommendation reviews for the summer hits at the local cinemaplex near you. We present our short take from a Catholic perspective along with the Bishops' review on the top ten movies last week. Click on TOP TEN MOVIES
Events this weekend in Church History
For time capsule events that happened in Church history on June 26th, June 27th and June 28th, click on ALL ROADS LEAD TO ROME
- THE VICAR OF CHRIST SPEAKS
- Father Stephen Valenta's column HEARTS TO HEART
- The Fifth Installment of the retro marathon week of the early chapters of THE HISTORY OF THE MASS AND HOLY MOTHER CHURCH
- June 29th in Church History in our Time Capsule section: ALL ROADS LEAD TO ROME
- LITURGY OF THE DAY featuring the Feast of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, Apostles
- ...and much more in our 125th issue for 1998!
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NEWS & VIEWS>with a Catholic slant
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Rumors abound on Pope's successor with appointment of popular Brazilian Cardinal to powerful position
With the resignation of the dean of the College of Cardinals - Cardinal Bernardin Gantin as head of the Congregation of Bishops because of mandatory retirement, the Holy Father announced his selection of Cardinal Lucas Moreira Neves from Sao Salvador de Bahia in Brazil as the new prefect in charge of bishops worldwide. The Pope's popular choice sparked speculation that he was grooming the Brazilian prelate for the eventual responsibility of Vicar of Christ. For more, click on Head of Bishops
House of Representatives trying to make abortion a harder pill to swallow
Standing strong on the side of the culture of life, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to ban funding for the abortion pill RU-486 which pro-aborts have been lobbying for. They again added an amendment to the UN funding bill that will outlaw any money being spent for population control. Both bills must now go through the Senate where the fight is expected to be bitter. Even with a Senate vote for, the likelihood of a presidential veto looms large. But Washington Republicans are adamant that Bill Clinton will not get his funding without the bans. For more, click on abortion ban
Fiesta of 3,000 Padres to gather in Mexico City in July
For six days in July, three thousand priests from around the world will come together at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe with marquee names among cardinals and bishops to address the clerical assembly in preparation for the third millennium. Sponsored by the Vatican Council for the Clergy, American notables set to speak are Cardinal John O'Connor and the fast-rising in prominence Archbishop Charles Chaput, the Capuchin native Indian head of the Denver Archdiocese who is one of the leading advocates for the conservative cause. For more, click on Clergy Conference.
Vatican vents outrage at the United States and UN for sanctions that are greatly harming the innocent people of Iraq
While Bill Clinton woos the Chinese in hopes of bending over backward to award them favored-nation status despite their horrendous track record of human rights abuses and religious persecution, he insists on tightening the inhuman sanctions on the Iraqi people who are suffering because of the hate between Saddam Hussein and the American Government. Caught in the middle are the people and the Vatican is going to bat for the downtrodden. For more, click on Iraq sanctions .
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Monthly Message for
For more on Medjugorje, click on MEDJUGORJE
Dear children! Today I desire to thank you for living my messages. I bless you all with my motherly blessing and I bring you all before my Son Jesus. Thank you for having responded to my call.
The real difference between Windows 98 and the Windows Forever!
Thursday was the official release day for Microsoft's Windows 98 to debut and there has been a lot of ballyhoo of all this over nothing. We say nothing for the messages of Medjugorje far outshadow any temporal hoopla Microsoft can scare up. For the editorial titled Microsoft and Medjugorje, click on this weekend's CATHOLIC PewPOINT
The New Sacrifice takes shape.
Fostered by the Sacrificial Lamb from Abraham to Jesus and nourished in their faith by the blood of the earliest martyrs, the Apostles and disciples mold the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass from all that Our Lord had taught them. Onto the scene comes one who would harass and persecute but, through Divine Providence, become one of the greatest warriors for the Faith the world has ever known: Saint Paul. For the fourth installment as part of our retro marathon for the week, click on this weekend's THE HISTORY OF THE MASS AND HOLY MOTHER CHURCH
Evidence of the graces flowing from Medjugorje
In her column this week, Sister Mary Lucy Astuto focuses on Medjugorje and the Seventeen years of grace that have emanated from the apparitions and fruits of the messages imparted by the Blessed Mother. She balances the scales of good and bad, and, though evil is rampant today and the conscience of the world is dulled, she sees hope through Medjugorje. For her column, , click on GETTING TO THE HEART OF THE MATTER
LITURGY OF THE WEEKEND
This weekend we celebrate the Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time as well as the feast of Saint Cyril of Alexandria, Bishop and Doctor and the observance of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Saturdays, in addition to the feast Monday of the two most celebrated pioneers of the Church - the Apostles Saint Peter and Saint Paul. For the liturgies, readings, meditations and vignettes on all these feasts, click on LITURGY
PRAYERS & DEVOTION
June is the month of the Sacred and Immaculate Hearts. For the Consecration to the Two Hearts click on Consecration
PROVERB OF THE DAY"If a wise man disputes with a fool, he may rage or laugh but can have no peace." Proverbs 29: 9
553 - 552 - 551 and counting,
hoping and praying...