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TUESDAY             June 2, 1998             SECTION ONE              vol 9, no. 106

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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

     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.

With the Holy Spirit as our Consoler,
we can never be disappointed in the Church.

Michael Cain, editor

A Pope who planted the seeds of a permanent Vatican

     After 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
Installment Seventy

Popes Nicholas III: Political prowess punctuates the papacy

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.

Lessons/Meditations from Our Lord and Our Lady to the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart


Lesson Meditation #88

(Imparted on February 17, 1995 to the Hidden Flower by Our Lord)
Next Lesson/Meditation #89: THE HOLY VIRTUE OF OBEDIENCE

May 25th Medjugorje Monthly Message

   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.

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





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June 2, 1998 volume 9, no. 106   DAILY CATHOLIC