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Events today in Church History
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PRAYERS & DEVOTION
Today's prayer is in honor of Saint Matthias, Apostle, and is taken from the Preface of the Mass - the Opening Prayer
Father, in order that the number of the apostles would be complete, You cast a special glance of love on Matthias, who was already introduced to the following of Christ and to His mysteries. His voice was in accord with that of the other eleven witnesses of the Lord and he announced to all the world that Jesus of Nazareth is truly risen and the kingdom of Heaven has been proclaimed to all men.
PROVERB OF THE DAY"The intention in the human heart is like water far below the surface, but teh man of intelligence draws it forth." Proverbs 21: 4
Monthly Message for
Dear children! Today I call you, through prayer, to open yourselves to God as a flower opens itself to the rays of the morning sun. Little children, do not be afraid. I am with you and I intercede before God for each of you so that your heart receives the gift of conversion. Only in this way, little children, will you comprehend the importance of grace in these times and God will become nearer to you. Thank you for having responded to my call.
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- Another inspiring and practical column by Sister Mary Lucy Astuto
- We begin a new series in which the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart shares her own heart and soul with the reader in SYMPHONY OF SUFFERING
- A pertinent and timely editorial in the Daily CATHOLIC PewPOINT
- Time Capsules in Church History with ALL ROADS LEAD TO ROME focusing on the weekend of May 15 through May 17th
- Liturgy of the Day featuring Saint Isidore, Patron Saint of Farmers, and the liturgy for the weekend of the Sixth Sunday of Easter
- ...and much more in our ninety-fifth issue for 1998!
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COUNTDOWN TO THE TRIUMPH!Though our crosses are heavy, God gives us the grace and strength to endure
That is the essence of the Blessed Mother's 149th and 150th messages to the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart which we bring you today in which Our Lady urges us place our suffering in the Passion of her Divine Son Who will never let us down. The more we are able to carry our cross with Him, the more souls will be saved. Click on "I SOLEMNLY TELL YOU..."
Just before Saint Bernadette Soubirous, the visionary of Lourdes, died on April 16, 1979 at Nevers, France she wrote down five prophecies the Blessed Mother had given her and gave them to the new Holy Father Pope Leo XIII. Shortly before the turn of the century the five pages of prophecies were lost. It wasn't until just recently within this last year that they have been found and what they reveal ties in with all Our Lady has been imparting with a tremendous exclamation mark that may cause one to do cartwheels between prayers!!! Today, in the second part of our editorial we bring you the specifics revealed here for the first time ever. We only ask you to pray on it and if it moves you, please pass it on to whomever you know. Spread the word and help launch a prayer crusade that will see our beloved Holy Father Pope John Paul II lead us into what Our Lady calls the "Second Golden Age of Mankind." For our second part of a two-part editorial, entitled Oh what a Triumph it will be!!!, click on today's CATHOLIC PewPOINT
Mobilizing the Laity through Prayer Crusades have been the most effective means of preserving Holy Mother Church in recent times
In the sixty-ninth installment of our megaseries on the state of the Church Today we trace the lay efforts of a few outstanding souls who mobilized the laity to help save Rome when first the French Revolution threatened to quash Catholicism and then the threat of terror from Napoleon Bonaparte in the early part of the nineteenth century. From these seeds would come great oaks of faith throughout France and many parts of Europe, solidifying the Church. Two woman, two Roman housewives blessed with the acceptance of God's Will - Blessed Elizabeth Mora and Blessed Anne Marie Taigi answered the call and together not only formed a prayer crusade but personally convinced Pope Pius VII that he was walking into a trap set by the ravenous wolves within the Vatican curia. Their involvement saved the Church of Rome and strengthened the Holy See from that point on. For the rest of the story, click on WHERE IS HOLY MOTHER HEADING AS WE NEAR THE MILLENNIUM?
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Asian Synod closes on a positive note
The Asian bishops closed the Asian Synod yesterday with a show of solidarity for their continent in pledging to work together towards bringing the faith to more souls in these very diversified lands and cultures that reach from the Holy Land to the Pacific shores of Japan. In a further display of unity they all decried the fact a few Chinese bishops were prevented from attending and listed the concerns for the Roman Catholic Church in China as high in priority prayer-wise. For more, click on Asian Synod
Vatican head of States touches on a plethora of topics globally
The top diplomat for the Vatican Archbishop Jean-Louis Tauran, Vatican Secretary for Relations with States, expressed concerns about numerous international issues from China to Cuba to the sagging mideast peace talks to the tenuous situation in Africa. Beyond it all he offered a solution to helping out the have-nots by labeling the United States as the "biggest in the family" and the one responsible for protecting the others. His comments were recorded in a press interview with the Italian daily newspaper La Repubblica. For more, click on Vatican Diplomat.
Insurance acceptance of Viagra creating Niagra-like flow of pro-aborts coming out of woodwork
Pro-abort groups lambasted the fact that the newly hyped drug for men Viagra to cure impotence is being accepted by insurance companies while birth control is not. They have been lobbying pro-abort doctors and gynecologists to demand legislation allowing birth control as well. What they fail to realize is that the drug Viagra can enhance the chances of procreation while birth control kills any possibilities of life. Pro-life groups such as Judie Brown of the American Life League spoke out strongly against this latest protest by pro-abort advocates by indicating birth control is not an illness, while impotence is considered to be. For more, click on Viagra controversy.
Clinton sending up more double-speak on religious persecution bill
Typical of the Clinton maneuvers, the administration threatened Congress that if the religious persecution bill, now on the floor, would pass it would not only drastically tie-up any chance to sanction nations, but encourage religious persecutions in more countries. But Republicans aren't buying the Prez' double-speak. Rather they claim this bill would provide fail-safe measures that would assure swifter sanctions if a country violated religious rights such as Sudan and China. The bill also includes appointing a special White House advisor on religious rights. For more, click on Religious Rights.
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LITURGY OF THE DAY
Today is the feast of the Apostle, Saint Matthias For the liturgy, readings, meditations, and vignette on the apostle for today and the same for tomorrow's feast of Saint Isidore, Patron Saint of Farmers, click on LITURGY FOR THE DAY.