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May 26, 1998             SECTION ONE              vol 9, no. 101

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May 25th Medjugorje Monthly Message

   Dear children! Today I call you, through prayer and sacrifice, to prepare yourselves for the coming of the Holy Spirit. Little children, this is a time of grace and so, again, I call you to decide for God the Creator. Allow Him to transform and change you. May your heart be prepared to listen to, and live, everything which the Holy Spirit has in His plan for each of you. Little children, allow the Holy Spirit to lead you on the way of truth and salvation towards eternal life. Thank you for having responded to my call.

For more on Medjugorje, click on MEDJUGORJE

What are the odds?

     Most might think that the way to beat the odds is by rolling the right dice, but they're wrong for that is merely chance. For the sure thing to beat the odds, the only answer is prayer. We explain that today as we reminisce about the events over the past week and the coming week in our first editorial since last Tuesday. For today's commentary, When in doubt, pray; then go with the odds!, click on the Tuesday CATHOLIC PewPOINT.

When in doubt, pray; then go with the odds!

Michael Cain, editor

Tale of Two Popes.

The five-week reign of Pope Hadrian V is followed by the only Portuguese Pope in the history of the papacy and the next-to-last pontiff named John.

      In our sixty-ninth installment of our on-going mega series on Church history, we cover two Popes in the late 1200's, one - Pope Hadrian V - who lasted just over a month and another - Pope John XXI - who was really a puppet Pope for his successor Cardinal Orsini who would become Pope Nicholas III. For our chapter, "Popes Hadrian V and John XXI: Short terms and sickness mar the papacy," click on THE HISTORY OF THE MASS AND HOLY MOTHER CHURCH.
Installment Sixty-nine

Popes Hadrian V and John XXI: Short terms and sickness mar the papacy.

Taming tempers takes Temperance

     Jesus emphasizes the quality of the final "hinge" of the Cardinal Virtues: THE CARDINAL VIRTUE OF TEMPERANCE in His 87th 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 Temperance as the gateway to self-control for without it we are prey to all the confusion satan can throw at us and he'll bombard us with it, tempting us aways from what Christ asks of His children. Without the Virtue of Temperance, tempers will flare! Click on THE HIDDEN WAY

Lesson Meditation #87

(Imparted on February 16, 1995 to the Hidden Flower by Our Lord)


"The man who remains stiff-necked and hates rebuke will be crushed suddenly beyond cure."

Proverbs 29: 1

A Reminder:
Rosary Crusade for the Holy Father continues toward the countdown to Pentecost

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May 26, 1998 volume 9, no. 101   DAILY CATHOLIC