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May 22-25, 1998             SECTION ONE              vol 9, no. 100

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The melody of a mother's love

     In this weekend's issue we bring you the second part of this new feature that we are bringing you every weekend. It is a heart-rendering sharing of the trials and triumphs that the Hidden Flower has experienced as a locutionist over the years in an honest, soul-searching style that will illuminate all as to what it means to suffer for the glory of God. Her second rendition this weekend deals with the trials of a mother who suffers with her children in hopes that they will grow in God's love and graces, just as the Blessed Mother suffers with her little ones, wanting the best for them. Click on SYMPHONY OF SUFFERING

A Mother's suffering can reach the highest notes in Heaven

Cyndi Cain

Elementary, my dear, Watson!

     This weekend is the139th birthday of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, erstwhile deceased author of the fascinating Sherlock Holmes novels also featuring his trusted assistant Dr. Watson to whom Holmes often declared "Elementary, my dear Watson." What is truly elementary is the fact that Jesus Christ, Son of God is truly present in the Holy Eucharist. This weekend we bring you a site that reinforces this over and over with some of the best apologetics and scriptural proofs of the Real Presence of Our Lord, Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity. It is a site whose presence on the web is a true present in explaining the True Presence. For the recipient of this week's GOLDEN CHALICE AWARD, click on SIGNIFICANT SITE OF THE WEEK

A real presence on the web illustrates the present of the Real Presence

The Hound of the Baskervilles... or is it the Hounds of Hollywood!?!

     Like Sherlock Holmes' nemesis Moriarity, the Catholic bashers cleverly continue to hound us as Sister Mary Lucy Astuto exposes in a bit of retrospect on a fairly old movie that is not all it was meant to be. For her column Hollywood makes "fools" of nuns, click on GETTING TO THE HEART OF THE MATTER


The Case of the Confused Catholic

     This is what Father Stephen Valenta, OFM Conv. treats as he begins a series entitled Let us clutch to our Faith and move on in which he touches on the confusion that reigns today from the lack of understanding the truths of the Church after Vatican II and how those, not true to the Church have betrayed their beloved truths by bowing to humanism and secularism, allowing satan to infiltrate. It is not a job for the master sleuth but rather for the Master - Jesus to solve if we only let Him. To find out more, click on HEARTS TO HEART TALK



This weekend's Prayer is for Monday's feast of Saint Gregory VII the great Pope who was Hildebrand the Monk. It is taken from My Daily Prayer by the Confraternity of the Precious Blood.

     O God, the Strength of all who put their trust in Thee, Who didst strengthen Blessed Gregory, Thy confessor and Pontiff, with the virtue of constancy, that he might defend the liberty of Thy Church, grant us, by his example and intercession, courageously to overcome all that is against us. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end. Amen.


"The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life, that a man may avoid the snares of death."

Proverbs 14: 7

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

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May 22-25, 1998 volume 9, no. 100   DAILY CATHOLIC