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May 19, 1998             SECTION ONE              vol 9, no. 97

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A tale of Two Catholics who died last Thursday: One did it his way, the other did it God's Way!

     In today's editorial we parallel two Catholic gentlemen - one a pop icon who entertained millions and will be forever remembered for his music and movie roles. That of course was Frank Sinatra, who, bless his heart and soul, got his life together and came back to the Church through the influence and prayers of many, especially his wife Barbara. The other is also an icon, not globally but in Heaven and within his parish as a loving pastor who will be sorely missed for he was a living example of all Jesus asked of His priest-son. His music was a melody of love and compassion for all as a caring shepherd. For our moving tribute to Monsignor Thomas Healy, taken from us by a heart attack this past Thursday, click on today's CATHOLIC PewPOINT entitled, "From Here to Eternity!"

From Here to Eternity!

Michael Cain, editor

Once a Dominican always a Dominican even a Pope.

     In our sixty-eighth installment of our on-going mega series on Church history, we leave Blessed Pope Gregory X and follow the papacy of another beatified pontiff - Blessed Pope Innocent V who ruled for only four months but his spiritualiy and ties to Dominican greats Saint Thomas Aquinas and Saint Albert the Great as well as the great Franciscan theologian Saint Bonaventure helped prepare the Church for the burgeoning times ahead and his baptism of three Mongolian envoys of the Great Kahn were instrumental in bringing the faith to the far east as early as the late thirteenth century. For our chapter, "Blessed Pope Innocent V: First Dominican Pope," click on THE HISTORY OF THE MASS AND HOLY MOTHER CHURCH
Installment Sixty-eight

Pope Blessed Innocent V: The First Dominican Pope l

It takes the nourishment of Fortitude to stay the course by mortifying our bodies to be spiritually fit!

      Jesus emphasizes the quality of THE CARDINAL VIRTUE OF FORTITUDE in His 86th 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 Fortitude and only by relying on it can we expect to outlast the wiles of satan and stay the course during these crucial last days of the pivotal time before the Third Millennium. The best way to nourish Fortitude is by fasting and sacrifice, thus losing the poundage and bondage of worldly addictions. Click on THE HIDDEN WAY


Lesson Meditation #86

(Imparted on February 15, 1995 to the Hidden Flower by Our Lord)

April 25th Medjugorje Monthly Message

   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.

For more on Medjugorje, click on MEDJUGORJE

Events Today in Church History

     For events throughout the centuries that are memorable in Church history today, click on TIME CAPSULES: ALL ROADS LEAD TO ROME

Historical Events in Church Annals for May 19:


     Today is the Sixth Tuesday of Easter. For the liturgy, readings, and meditations as well as tomorrow's feast of Saint Bernardine of Siena, click on LITURGY FOR THE DAY.

Tuesday, May 19, 1998

Wednesday, May 20, 1998



Today's prayer is in honor of our deceased pastor whose funeral Mass is today Monsignor Thomas Healy. Since he was born in Ireland we send him out with a special Irish Prayer:

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face.
And the rain fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand.

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May 19, 1998 volume 9, no. 97   DAILY CATHOLIC