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May 6, 1998             SECTION TWO              vol 9, no. 88

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      MANILA (CWNews.com) - Cardinal Jaime Sin of Manila on Sunday warned parties in presidential elections next week not to tamper with or cheat in the polls or they will face nationwide protests.

      The cardinal released a letter to be read at all Philippines' churches on May 10, the day before the election, in which he calls on the people of his country to choose a leader worthy to lead the people into the new millennium. However, he alluded to the probable win of front-runner Joseph Estrada, in whom the cardinal has expressed his dissatisfaction. But the cardinal remained focused on the need for a fair election. "There is nothing that would hurt our people more than that these elections be subverted through massive cheating," he said.

      "The people, working from the streets, the churches, the religious houses, the factories, the farms, the business offices, the banks, the villages, the cities and the mega-cities, must resolutely exercise (their) sovereign power to restore to (themselves) free disposition over public office," he warned. Cardinal Sin has said in recent interviews that he expects Jose de Venecia, the chosen candidate of the current administration, will cheat. The cardinal also warned the military not to become involved in any corruption. "Collusion by the military in any such fraudulent intervention betrays the sacred trust the people place in their military to defend their sovereignty, and not the interests of any ambitious faction," he said.

      Cardinal Sin was one of the leaders of the 1986 People Power peaceful revolt that toppled dictator Ferdinand Marcos from power when millions of Filipinos rushed to streets at the urging of the cardinal and other leaders.

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The Fruits of Conversion continue for a Priest through Garabandal

     In our sixty-sixth installment of our megaseries on Blessed Mary's appearances in modern times, we continue our treatise on Garabandal with a special testimony on the fruits of this apparition by a priest who admittedly was promoting the liberal cause but the soft-sell of Garabandal converted him to an appreciation for the orthodox and traditional viewpoint of Holy Mother Church. Through Garabandal he saw the error of his ways. For part thirteen - GARABANDAL: For whom the Bells Toll! Testimony to the Fruits of Garabandal part one, click on THE AGE OF MARIAN APPARITIONS

Part Thirteen

GARABANDAL: For whom the Bells Toll! - Testimony to the Fruits of Garabandal part two

Installment Sixty-six
[ We continue the touching testimony by Father Richard Gilsdorf that was printed in Garabandal magazine back in 1990. Following is his account illustrating through word the fruits of Garabandal.]
NEXT INSTALLMENT: Part Thirteen - Garabandal: For whom the Bells Toll! The Fruits of Garabandal part three

"Your Promises are My Hope"

      In his column today, Father John Hampsch, C.M.F. brings home the point that we must have faith in Jesus first, then in prayer and faith, not vice versa. Jesus is the key that opens the door of prayer and faith. He emphasizes this as he continues his take on "Vertical Growth: Our Cooperation" with part six. For his thirty-eighth installment of "Faith: Key to the Heart of God," click on Keys to Living God's Will

"Faith: Key to the Heart of God"

Thirty-Eighth Installment: Vertical Growth:Our Cooperation part six

NEXT INSTALLMENT: Vertical Growth:Our Cooperation part seven.

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 6:


     The rest of the week is observed as a Weekdays in the Fourth Week of Easter. For the liturgy, readings, and meditations for today and tomorrow's Mass, click on LITURGY FOR THE DAY

Wednesday, May 6, 1998

Thursday, May 7, 1998


Today tradition considers the day that the beloved disciple Saint John the Apostle, the only one not to die of martyrdom, was spared just that when miraculously he emerged unscathed from a vat of boiling oil. Therefore, we offer this special prayer in honor of that occasion, taken from the Confraternity of the Precious Blood booklet, "My Daily Prayer."
     O God, Who sees that evils disturb us on every side, grant, we beseech Thee, that the glorious intercession of Blessed John, Thine Apostle and Evangelist, may ever protect us. 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.


"Those who love Me I also love, and those who seek Me find Me."

Proverbs 8: 17


  • More on the Church today and the Vision to St. John Bosco in the sixty-eighth installment of the on-going megaseries feature WHERE IS HOLY MOTHER CHURCH HEADING AS WE NEAR THE MILLENNIUM?

  • Messages 146 and 147 from Our Lady in "I SOLEMNLY TELL YOU..."

  • A pertinent and timely editorial in the Daily CATHOLIC PewPOINT

  • Time Capsules in Church History with ALL ROADS LEAD TO ROME focusing on May 7th

  • Liturgy for Thursday and Friday

  • ...and much more in our eighty-ninth issue for 1998!

  • Click here to return to SECTION ONE or click here to return to the graphics front page of this issue.

    May 6, 1998 volume 9, no. 88   DAILY CATHOLIC