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May 8-10, 1998             SECTION ONE              vol 9, no. 90

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In adversity love conquers all!

     Whether it is the love of the Mother of Mother's - the Blessed Virgin Mary or the love of our own earthly mothers and our wives - the mothers of our children - God has a reason why couples vow "for better or worse." While we all want "better" we must be willing to accept the worse and if we do so willingly for the sake of His Will, then a marriage will be the best no matter how many slings and arrows life throws at the couple. Such is the case with us as we celebrate our seventeenth wedding anniversary this weekend and there is both joy and sadness, joy in the manner our bond has been strengthened, and sadness that a part of us - this ministry, after nine years of bearing great fruit, is in dire straits of being chopped down by the apathy of God's children and financial woes. For the commentary, Our marriage will go on but the life of this ministry depends on you! click on the this weekend's CATHOLIC PewPOINT

Our marriage will go on but the life of this ministry depends on you!

Michael Cain, editor

Blessed Mary is the epitome of love!

     May is a time for reminiscing, especially back to the traditional times of May Processions and crowning of Mary and the memorable tunes that were synonymous with Catholic liturgy and Catholic hymns that stay with us through life. Such is the scenario Sister Mary Lucy Astuto sets for the reader. For her column this weekend entitled "ON THIS DAY, O BEAUTIFUL MOTHER", click on GETTING TO THE HEART OF THE MATTER


Through Mary there is unity in sharing the care of souls

     Our site this weekend and recipient of the GOLDEN CHALICE AWARD is special in that it is an evangelistic site that sets the stage for what we must do after the great illumination of the soul - the Warning when it is anticipated many will flock back to the True Church. At the Mother of Unity website they offer step-by-step procedures in both straightening our own lives and paving the way to help others at an individual and parish level. It is a site well worth visiting and bookmarking. For this weekend's review, click on SIGNIFICANT SITE OF THE WEEK

In preparation there is unity at Mother of Unity web site

Events this weekend in Church History

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

Historical Events in Church Annals for May 8:

Historical Events in Church Annals for May 9:

Historical Events in Church Annals for May 10:


     For the liturgy, readings, and meditations of the Masses for entire weekend and Monday, click on LITURGY FOR THE WEEKEND.

Friday, May 8, 1998

Saturday, May 9, 1998

SUNDAY, May 10, 1998

Monday, May 11, 1998


Even though the Feast of Saint Michael is celebrated on September 29th, it is May 8th when the Apparition of St. Michael is commemorated. This was an event that occurred in 525 in Rome when the Archangel appeared on Monte Gergano and directed that a church be erected on that spot. Though all the saints intercede for us, St. Michael is special because he is God's right-hand general, always at the ready to defend us in our battles with satan and those influenced by satan. Thus today's prayer is taken from the Confraternity of the Precious Blood booklet, "My Daily Prayer."
     O God, Who hast constituted the services of angels and men in a wonderful order, mercifully grant that those who ever stand before Thy presence and serve Thee in Heaven, may also guard and defend us upon earth. 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.


"A worthy wife is the crown of her husband, but a disgraceful one is like rot in his bones."

Proverbs 12: 4

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May 8-10, 1998 volume 9, no. 90   DAILY CATHOLIC