June 9, 1998
Month of the Sacred Heart

June 9, 1998

vol. 9, no. 111


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

Today's Prayer is the continuing Novena to the Body and Blood of Christ leading up to next Sunday's the Feast of Corpus Christi. Click on PRAYERS & DEVOTION

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This Day in Church History

Liturgy for today including feast of Saint Ephrem of Syria

CWN Catholic News for today

Medjugorje Monthly Message

Countdown to the Millennium

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

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

570 and counting,
hoping and praying...

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



  • Time Capsules in Church History with ALL ROADS LEAD TO ROME focusing on the June 10th

  • Liturgy of the Day for Wednesday and Thursday - the Feast of the Apostle Saint Barnabas

  • ...and much more in our 112th issue for 1998!

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The mind-cam of life: Fact or Fiction? Try
The Truman Show copyright 1998 Paramount Studios     In today's editorial we examine real life and reel life, using the newly released "The Truman Show" as a backdrop for an excellent example of how we are manipulated as sheep by the master manipulators whose strings satan is pulling. However if we have the courage of a Truman Burbank and dare to believe in the Truth, and turn our backs on the manipulators, we can be freed from the shackles of temporal things and seek Him Who is "...the Way, the Truth, and the Life.". For today's commentary titled "The Human Show," click on the Tuesday CATHOLIC PewPOINT.

An evening song of sadness and suffering: the Sicilian Vespers mar the papacy of Pope Martin IV
Pope Martin IV     Sadly the impressive papacy of Pope Nicholas III came to an end with his death and most of what he accomplished came unraveled during his successor's regime when Pope Martin IV, a French Pope and puppet pontiff of Charles of Anjou in Sicily where they had enough of the French influence and revolted on the end of March in 1282, slaughtering thousands of French troops in an ambush known as the "Sicilian Vespers," made famous in an opera by Verdi and made infamous in the annals of Church history when the Pope failed to heed their pleas, forcing the faithful away from Rome. For the problems that beset the Church in the late thirteenth century and the 189th successor of Peter in the chapter entitled "Pope Martin IV: The bitter tones of the Sicilian Vespers," click on THE HISTORY OF THE MASS AND HOLY MOTHER CHURCH

Obedience bears the greatest fruits!

      That is the advice Jesus imparts to us in emphasizing the HOLY VIRTUE OF OBEDIENCE in His 89th 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 Obedience, which is a fulcrum to heeding all the other virtues. It is by far one of the most difficult of virtues, for it means suppressing our own will in all things and adhering totally to the Will of God. It really isn't difficult once we understand and practice it, but getting there can be difficult. Yet Our Lord lays out the perfect blueprint for attaining this virtue. Click on THE HIDDEN WAY

Worldwide Catholic NewsWORLDWIDE

with a Catholic slant provided by Catholic World
News Service
    Vatican issues strongest denouncement yet on Iraq embargo, but it's in no way an endorsement of Saddam.
    Vatican condemns weapons build up as well     In an effort to bring peace to the mideast, Cardinal Roger Etchegarary, the head of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace (not: peace and justice!) traveled to Bagdad, Iraq where he echoed the hopes of Pope John Paul II that the stiff embargo against Iraq be lifted. While chastising the U.S. and U.N. for their strict measures, he made a point to distance himself and the Holy See from the weapons build-up and the possible nuclear or chemical-warfare chess game Saddam Hussein is playing with U.N. inspectors. The trip, in conjunction with an international ecumenical conference, is part of the planning to lay the groundwork for the Holy Father's possible trip there in the Jubilee Year. For more, click on No to embargo

    Trust not the Red ChineseRed China showing their true colors with another arrest of Catholic Bishop
         Never trust the Red Chinese for they continue to ignore religious freedom and choose to persecute the underground Chinese Catholic Church which remains loyal to Rome, while the state-approved Patriotic Chinese Church does not recognize the Holy Father. China conceals its true referendum from the world China, presently courting Bill Clinton speaks lie after lie, promising one thing and doing another as evident from the fact-finding tour of three religious leaders a few months ago where they covered everything up. Now it is becoming all too evident they meant to deceive from the start. For more, click on Red China ruse.

    Banned in Boston stands as Cardinal defrocks pedophile priest. It's about time!
    Cardinal Bernard Law defrocks pedophile priest in Boston Archdiocese     For the first time ever in the Archdiocese of Boston, a priest has finally been defrocked for violating his vows and bringing shame and scandal on his Church. It's about time and hopefully Cardinal Bernard Law, head of the eastern seaboard see, has set a precedent that other bishops will follow in ridding the church of this cancerous disease of pedophilia. By the Church taking action it will hopefully stem the tide of lawsuits agaisnt the Church for past abuses where the suspect priests are jockeyed to another parish and the people and diocesan administration that inherits the problem are forced to face the consequences. For more, click on Banned in Boston.

    Holy Father encourages US bishops to foster lay evangelization Holy Father stresses nourishment of the lay ministry to U.S. bishops during ad limina visit      Reiterating his words from Pentecost weekend when 200,000 lay persons gathered for an international conference at the Vatican, Pope John Paul II reinforced the need to foster lay movements, especially in the United States as he spoke to bishops from the upper midwest during their ad limina visit. He strongly urged the bishops to follow the lay initiatives released by the Vatican last fall which, for the most part, have gone unnoticed. He emphasized the necessity of obedience and knowing the teachings of the Church so the flock will not be mislead. For more, click on emphasis on laity.

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Today, besides being the Tenth Tuesday of Ordinary Time, is also the Feast of Saint Ephrem of Syria, a deacon and Doctor of the Church. For his story and the liturgy, readings and meditations today and for tomorrow's Mass for the Tenth Wednesday in Ordinary Time, click on LITURGY FOR THE DAY.

"The eyes of the Lord safeguard knowledge, but He defeats the projects of the faithless."
Proverbs 22: 12

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