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DAILY CATHOLIC for 

March 26, 1998
volume 9, no. 61
THURSDAY
March 26, 1998

Medjugorje
Monthly Message for
March 25th

Mt. Krizivec    Dear children! Also today I call you to fasting and renunciation. Little children, renounce that which hinders you from being closer to Jesus. In a special way I call you: Pray, because only through prayer will you be able to overcome your will and discover the will of God even in the smallest things. By your daily life, little children, you will become an example and witness that you live for Jesus or against Him and His will. Little children, I desire that you become apostles of love. By loving, little children, it will be recognized that you are mine. Thank you for having responded to my call.

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Confirmation of the prophecies to come within the next two years
Vision of St. John Bosco      In the sixty-third installment of our on-going feature mega series on the Church today, we bring you the fifth segment on the topic of Saint John Bosco's dream vision he received well over a century ago. Today we verify the succeeding messages the Blessed Mother imparted to a plethora of visionaries and locutionists that confirm John Bosco's vision and pinpoints John Paul II who will be the pontiff to safely guide the flagship to the safe moorings of the twin pillars and officially proclaim Mary the Co-Redemptrix, Advocate and Mediatrix of all graces before the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart that will usher in the new and glorious millennium. Click on WHERE IS HOLY MOTHER CHURCH HEADING AS WE NEAR THE MILLENNIUM?

We must all be on our guard: Ready to forgive and be forgiven
Father, into Thy hands I commend My Spirit [graphic by Chris Curd]      That is the lesson Our Lady imparts in her meditation of Lesson 9: THE ISCARIOT IN THE AFTERMATH OF THE BETRAYAL. She admonishes us to be on our guard at all times for satan is cunning and can harden our hearts if we are not open to God's graces and loving Mercy. That mercy we must also extend to our fellow man if we expect the same from God. These meditative lessons, imparted by Our Lady to the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart during Lent of 1993, are meant to inspire and prompt a greater understanding of the season of Lent in helping us all prepare for His Passion and Death, and ultimately the glorious Resurrection. Click on "IT IS CONSUMMATED!"

Sanity returns as loyal Catholics win a few rounds in the courts and on the air
     In today's editorial we bring you the upside of the courts' recent decisions upholding the Boy Scouts of America and backing a Catholic High School in exacting needed discipline against students who violated the morals code. We also do a final take on the corpse Nothing Sacred, exalting that it is finally dead. For our commentary The sacred has been restored with the death of Nothing Sacred!. Click on today's CATHOLIC PewPOINT

Time grows shorter and shorter!
Queen of Prophets      The three messages we bring you today from the Blessed Mother range from her warning of the great schism within the Church, which we deal with in our feature today, and with the Hope that is Jesus as she shares a special Christmas message with all on the day commemorating the birth of her Divine Son, entreating all her children to listen and believe...and respond. These messages were imparted to the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart in late 1991. For messages one hundred thirty-three, thirty-four, and thirty-five from over 630 messages to the world, click on "I SOLEMNLY TELL YOU..."

PRAYERS & DEVOTION
Today's prayer was given to Amsterdam visionary Ida Perleman by Our Lady of All Nations on February 11, 1951. It ties in with the feature story today and the messages to Ida were officially approved by the Church in the first stage on May 31, 1996.
     Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the Father, send forth now Thy Spirit over all the earth. Let the Holy Ghost live in the hearts of all nations, that they may be preserved from moral decline, disasters and war. May the Lady of All Nations, who once was Mary, be our Advocate. Amen.
For more devotions of Lent, click on
WAY OF THE CROSS

For the readings, meditations and liturgy of the weekdays in the Fourth Week of Lent for today and tomorrow, click on LITURGY OF THE DAY



PROVERB OF THE DAY
"The Lord has made everything for His Own ends, even the wicked for the evil day."
Proverbs 16: 4


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645 and counting,
hoping and praying...

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HEADLINES:
    Catholic High School wins dispute with students. Court overturns previous ruling, allowing Maryland prep school to enforce discipline.       In a victory for old-fashioned values and the right thing to do, a Federal Judge overturned a lower court ruling that had prevented administrators at an upscale Catholic prep school in the Baltimore suburbs to discipline two students with expulsion for illicit sexual behavior that was against Church teaching on morals. For the rest of this story, click on Expulsions to read more.

Vatican is front and center in coming to aid of all Cuban people look forward to lifting embargo and more prisoners released US seeks Vatican's intervention
    US gives total credit to Pope in easing Cuban embargo
          It took the Holy Father to finally convince the United States that it was time to ease the thirty-four year embargo on Fidel Castro and the Cuban people. U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright made this admission to reporters yesterday in Rome. Meanwhile the Cuban bishops praised the decision and urged cooperation and further efforts in giving all the people and clergy more "space" to practice their freedom which is still curtailed, despite what Castro might say. For the rest of the story, click on embargo to read more.

    Rwandan flagCountry of Rwanda where rebels are holding nuns hostage
    Nuns from Rwandan Catholic health center still held hostage, though five released
         Hutu rebels who had kidnapped eight nuns after killing several civilians, agreed to release the five Rwandan-born nuns but detained two Spanish nuns because they are medical professionals who can attend to Hutu wounds. Since November 1996 when over one million Hutu refugees came back to Rwanda from exile, there have been problems as Hutu rebels have stirred up their fellow Hutu tribesmen to create dissension and unrest, greatly jeopardizing the people of Rwanda and the Church. For the rest of this story, click on Rwanda to read more.

    Dallas pediphile ex-priest owns up to sexual abuse charges
          In a surprising turn of events, former Dallas priest Rudolph Kos, an admitted homosexual, pleaded guilty to three charges of sexual abuse against altar boys in the late eighties and early nineties. His actions, while a parish priest in the Diocese. created the furor that launched the criminal charges resulting in a landmark 119.5 million settlement against the Diocese. Kos was apprehended in San Diego last fall and returned to Dallas. For the rest of this story, click on Guilty to read more.

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Coming
FRI-SAT-SUN:
  • The second part of an inspiring column by Sister Mary Lucy Astuto

  • March 27th, 28th and 29th in Church History in the new addition: ALL ROADS LEAD TO ROME

  • Daily CATHOLIC PewPOINT

  • Part One: Meditative Lesson 10: The Scourging and Crowning with Thorns in "IT IS CONSUMMATED!"

  • Liturgy for the weekend of the Fifth Sunday of Lent

  • Meditative Stations of the Cross in PRAYERS & DEVOTION

  • ...and much more in our sixty-second issue for 1998


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