May 27, 1998
May 27, 1998

vol. 9, no. 102


Monthly Message for
May 25th
Outdoor altar behind St. James Church
   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.
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"What the wicked man fears will befall him, but the desire of the just will be granted."
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The Holy Father carries a heavy crossPray for the Holy Father, especially this week!
     We hear so often Our Lady's pleading for her children to pray for her Divine Son's beloved Vicar on earth, but if he ever needed our prayers, this is the week. A Novena of Rosaries is backing him up but he needs everything the Church Triumphant and Church Militant can muster for whether he decides to proclaim the "Final Dogma" on the Feast of Pentecost or later, he is in dire danger for evil lurks beneath the surface within the hallowed halls of the Vatican as we explain in today's poignant, thought-provoking editorial. For today's commentary, What is to come will come to pass when the time - His time - is right! click on the Wednesday CATHOLIC PewPOINT

Mary as Mediatrix of all gracesRationalization and Proof of Mary as Mediatrix of all graces
     In our sixty-eighth installment of our megaseries on Mariology we bring you a rationalization, if not proof that Mary is indeed Mediatrix of all graces and this honor is nothing new, but has been accepted by the Church for some time. Today we bring you the definition from the Catholic Dictionary and a treatise from a 1930 book that shows, without a shadow of a doubt, that this title is warranted and right. For this special installment, click on THE AGE OF MARIAN APPARITIONS

"Blessed are they who have not seen, yet believe"
Father John Hampsch, C.M.F.     In his column today, Father John Hampsch, C.M.F. emphasizes that what we "see" is not always what God has in mind for us and we need to have faith, the kind of expectant Supernatural Faith that believes even when all else would belie the point. For his forty-first installment of "Faith: Key to the Heart of God," click on Keys to Living God's Will

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    Holy Father to host 150,000 close friends Holy Father invites 150,000 "close friends" to share Pentecost with him
         Pope John Paul II will spend time with faithful from over 56 lay movements from around the world on Saturday at the Vatican. The event is being coordinated by the Pontifical Council of the Laity and Cardinal Francis J. Stafford. With these pro-Marian groups in attendance, including Dr. Mark Miravalle, author of the campaign for the Holy Father to declare the "Final Dogma," speculation has been raised that the Pope just might make it official. For more, click on Call to the Laity

    Pope assigns new Archbishop to world's largest dioceseReplaces Cardinal who had been head for 23 years
    Pope's special pick takes over world's largest diocese
          Archbishop Claudio Hummes began his first day as head of the largest diocese in the world - Sao Paulo in Brazil by attacking the neo-liberal policies of bigger countries in squeezing out third world countries and those in poverty, making it even worse for them. He stated that "we must find a new alternative - a third way - to guarantee economic growth without sacrificing the poor and causing unemployment." Archbishop Hummes succeeded Cardinal Paulo Evaristo Arns, a Sorbonne-educated Franciscan who stepped down after 28 years as head of the diocese but came under severe criticism in recent years. For more, click on World's largest diocese.

    Outdoor Statue of Our Lady purported to be move positions in Corpus Christi
         There have been many phenomenas that have accompanied mystical apparitions and events, and the Diocese of Corpus Christi is the latest to be engulfed in this as the result of reports that a statue of Our Lady has been said to have moved freely with no explanation in the front yard of a home in a Hispanic neighborhood. Word has spread and thousands have flocked to the residence of Raquel Fernandez where they reverently pray and honor the Blessed Mother, praying to her in round-the-clock vigils. For more, click on Moving Mary.

    Broadway will be dark to aberration of Christ Thank God! Portrayal of gay Jesus will not play on Broadway. Show dumped!
         The abomination that celebrated Broadway playwright Terrence McNally wanted to foist on the American theatre-goer will not become a reality and we can thank God it won't be for he had planned on portraying Jesus as a homosexual and call it by the sacriligious title of "Corpus Christi". But prayer by those fearing this aberration, and McNally's fear of reprisal and lack of security prompted him to pull the plug and we say "Thank you, Jesus, for putting an end to this travesty." For more, click on Cancelled.

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Today we honor Saint Augustine of Canterbury with the prayer on him taken from "My Daily Prayer" booklet from the Confraternity of the Precious Blood.
     O God, Who didst vouchsafe to cause the light of the true Faith to shine upon the English people by the preaching and wonderful works of Blessed Augustine, Thy Confessor and Bishop, grant that through his intercession the hearts of those who have gone astray may return to the unity of Thy Truth, that we all may be of one mind in the doing of Thy will. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, world without end. Amen.

The Novena of Rosaries continues. This all-out crusade to aid the Holy Father in his discernment on whether to proclaim the "Final Dogma," which began on Ascension Thursday, continues up to the Solemnity of Pentecost.

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