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March 6-8, 1998
volume 9, no. 47
March 6-8, 1998

Remember the Alamo - 162 years ago March 6Remember the Alamo and Pray!

It's "Pray Day!"
     Friday, March 6 signals the one hundred and sixty second anniversary of the climactic battle at the Alamo in which General Santa Ana defeated the brave band of patriots, but it was only temporary for the outswelling of support for the American cause resulted in the Alamo being the rally cry to soundly defeat the Mexican army and bring Texas into the Union. The same for our battles today, while we may lose some of the skirmishes to the horned one, we know if we stay the course others will rally to God's side and Prayer will win out with the battle cry: "Remember Calvary and Pray! Pray! Pray! In this weekend's editorial, entitled "Remember the Alamo" and sound the trumpets, the cavalry is on its way to Calvary!, we focus on WORLD DAY OF PRAYER in conjunction with FIRST FRIDAY, Lent, and the observance of the Alamo's anniversary. Click on this weekend's CATHOLIC PewPOINT

Pray that we can all stand proudly for the faith and promote God's Will throughout the land!
Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, OFM Cap.      The strategy suggested by Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, OFM Cap., head of the Archdiocese of Denver, is sound advice that we can all take to heart and put into practice. We continue with the third of four installments taken from his talk given to the Mile Hi Club last week in Denver and provided by Catholic World News Service. The Archbishop, fast becoming the true spokesman in America for all Holy Mother Church wants to convey to her faithful, shows us how to counter the counterculture by keeping Christ foremost in mind in THE TASK OF EVANGELIZATION IN SECULAR AMERICA. Click on MITERS THAT MATTER

Pray as Jesus taught us at the Last Supper
Father, into Thy hands I commend My Spirit [graphic by Chris Curd]      In Meditative Lesson 5, we arrive at that sacred time in the upper room in which Jesus Christ gathered His Apostles for the Passover. Little did they yet realize it would be the "Last Supper" and little did they realize the significance of this wondrous occasion in which He would bequeath Himself through the establishment of the Most Holy Eucharist. These inspiring lessons, coinciding with the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary, were imparted to the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart during Lent of 1995 from Our Lord and His Blessed Mother Click on "IT IS CONSUMMATED!"

Pray to God for protection from the elements!
Sister Mary Lucy Astuto     The fury of El Nino and other natural disasters prompts Sister Mary Lucy Astuto to remind us why God is allowing this all to happen and at this time in our history. She points to the problems afflicting us and reminds us we can do something about it by praying and repenting in her column this weekend titled When in trouble, turn to God. Click on GETTING TO THE HEART OF THE MATTER

Pray via the great vehicle God has given us:
the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass!
     Prayer and sacrifice are the focus of the readings and liturgy this weekend, especially for the Second Sunday of Lent which focuses specifically on this. For all the readings, liturgy, meditations and vignettes on saints commemorated, this weekend, click on LITURGY OF THE DAY

Today's prayer is the Opening Prayer for Saturday's optional commemoration of early martyrs Saints Perpetua and Felicity
      Father, Your love gave the saints Perpetua and Felicity courage to suffer a cruel martyrdom. By their prayers, help us to grow in love of You.
For more devotions of Lent, click on

Medjugorje Monthly Message for February 25th

The Gospa     Dear children! Also today I am with you and I, again, call all of you to come closer to me through your prayers. In a special way, I call you to renunciation in this time of grace. Little children, meditate on and live, through your little sacrifices, the Passion and Death of Jesus for each of you. Only if you come closer to Jesus will you comprehend the immeasurable love He has for each of you. Through prayer and your renunciation you will become more open to the gift of faith and love towards the Church and the people who are around you. I love and bless you. Thank you for having responded to my call!

For more on Medjugorje, click on MEDJUGORJE

665 - 664 - 663 and counting,
hoping and praying...

Worldwide Catholic NewsWORLDWIDEBR> NEWS
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U.S. House of Representatives
    Freedom to Pray in School and Private School Vouchers closer to reality!
          It's a start! The long-stalled effort to restore Prayer in public schools and help parents financially who are paying taxes for public schools while sending their kids to private schools reached a milestone Wednesday when the House Judiciary Committee gave the green light to submit the amendment to the House of Representatives in the next-step process for it becoming law. For more, click on Prayer and Vouchers to read more.

Dane, Wisconsin
    Loyal Pastor slain in his own Wisconsin parish
          Less than a year after an Omaha priest was found murdered, another priest in the Midwest was slain late Tuesday night at St. Michael's parish school in Dane, Wisconsin, a predominantly Roman Catholic small town in dairy country. Parishioners were in shock at the murder of Father Alfred Kunz, their loyal pastor for the past thirty one years. For more, click on Murder to read more.

    British buzz is that is Blair turning to Catholicism!
         First the rumors were that Princess Diana was leaning toward converting to Catholicism, now word is out that British Prime Minister could be considering becoming a Roman Catholic after he has been spotted more than once attending Mass solo. They cite the fact Tony Blair's wife Cheri is Catholic and it could very well be true, but they were in denial at Ten Downing Street. For more, click on Prime Minister to read more.

Catholic World News ServiceFor more headlines and articles, we suggest you go to the Catholic World News site at the CWN home page. CWN is not affiliated with the Daily CATHOLIC but provides this service via e-mail to the Daily CATHOLIC Monday through Friday.

"The start of strife is like the opening of a dam; therefore, check a quarrel before it begins!"
Proverbs 17: 14

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  • Ninth installment on Christifideles Laici in THE VICAR OF CHRIST SPEAKS

  • We award another "Golden Chalice Award" in SIGNIFICANT SITE OF THE WEEK

  • Father Stephen Valenta's column


  • Part Two: Meditative Lesson 5: The Last Supper in "IT IS CONSUMMATED!"

  • Liturgy of the Day for Lent

  • Meditative Stations of the Cross in PRAYERS & DEVOTION

  • ...and much more in our forty-eighth issue for 1998!

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