October 13, 1998
81st anniversary of the final apparition at Fatima
October 13, 1998
vol. 9, no. 200
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Time Capsules: Millennium Milestones Today in Church history - Holy Father at Fatima
Events today in Church History
     The photo here depicts the Holy Father making a pilgrimage to Fatima to honor Our Lady on the occasion of her apparitions. Today we commemorate the 81st anniversary of the final apparition at Fatima and the famous "Miracle of the Sun."For other events throughout the centuries that are memorable in Church history today, click on MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES

"Man's steps are from the Lord; how, then, can a man understand His way?"
Proverbs 20: 24

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Medjugorje Monthly Message for September 25th
The Gospa's message for September
    Dear children! Today, I call you to become my witnesses by living the faith of your fathers. Little children, you seek signs and messages and do not see that, with every morning sunrise, God calls you to convert and to return to the way of truth and salvation. You speak much, little children, but you work little on your conversion. That is why, convert and start to live my messages, not with your words but with your life. In this way, little children, you will have the strength to decide for the true conversion of the heart. Thank you for having responded to my call
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  • Part Two of The Lourdes of the Americas: Betania in the on-going series THE AGE OF MARIAN APPARITIONS

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  • Time Capsules in Church History with MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES focusing on October 14th

  • Liturgy of the Day for Twenty-eighth Wednesday in Ordinary Time and the Feast of Pope Saint Callixtus I, Martyr and Thursday, the Feast of Saint Teresa of Avila, Virgin, Religious and Doctor of the Church.

  • ...and much more in our 201st issue for 1998!

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The Rosary is the Answer to our fearsThe Heavenly High technology is about to go the way of the dinosaur broadcast clues us in that we can anticipate the Renovation
CATHOLIC PewPOINT editorial       In today's editorial we commemorate the 81st anniversary of the final Fatima apparition in stressing what the Blessed Virgin Mary imparted to the visionaries that rainy day which climaxed with the sun dancing and strobing wildly in a phenomena referred to as the "Miracle of the sun." Many believe it will take a miracle to save civilization today, but we point to the fact that we doubt it is not a thrashing or elimination God has in mind for the new millennium, but rather a "Third Renovation for the Third Millennium" in which He will cleanse the earth as He has promised and as His Blessed Mother has foretold. But it is up to us to grab our weapons and stand firm in the trenches of goodness and virtue, manning our Rosaries. For today's commentary, entitled Technology-wise we had better wise up! , click on CATHOLIC PewPOINT.
Blessed Pope Benedict XI: the last Pope of Rome before the exile to Avignon and the Babylonian Captivity in the 14th century
Blessed Pope Benedict XI     Early in the fourteenth century one could see that the king of France Philip IV was not going to leave well enough alone, interferring in ecclesial matters. He had come to blows with Pope Boniface VIII as we saw last week, but in the 194th successor of Peter, Benedict XI tried his best to reconcile and appease differences, but to little avail for his pontificate was cut short by a poison fig that many believe was caused by those who refused to comply with papal authority. It was the end of the Italian power within the papacy as "Captivity in Avignon" loomed on the horizon. For the seventy-sixth installment titled Blessed Pope Benedict XI: Reconciler in the face of treason, click on THE HISTORY OF THE MASS AND HOLY MOTHER CHURCH.
"These are the times of Revelation and Sacred Scripture shall be fulfilled."
Queen of Prophets      Those are the words from Our Lady in the 230th message and which she reinforces in the 231st to the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart. The Blessed Mother points out that the world has forgotten God's warnings, forgotten to place our trust in the infinite rather than finite things and people who leave us wanting and empty. Our Lady pleads and prompts us to return to all her Divine Son asks and fear not if we are in unison with His Sacred Heart and her Immaculate Heart. For messages number 230 and 231, click on "I SOLEMNLY TELL YOU..."
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    Bridging the climate between Jew and Christian: a saint for all humanity.
    Holy Father canonizes Blessed Edith Stein as Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross      Eleven years after beatifying Blessed Edith Stein the Jewish convert who became a Carmelite nun, Pope John Paul II proudly canonized her as Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross proclaiming that the Church's newest saint should "serve to reinforce the bridge of understanding between Jews and Christians." Considered the "Saint of the Shoah," some Jewish factions took exception with the Holy Father's actions, demeaning her because she had "abandoned the faith she had embraced at birth" causing Catholics to think the "best [Jews] are those who have left Judaism." Nevertheless, it was a glorious ceremony honoring a holy woman who was not hampered by race or creed, but knew in her heart what was right. For more, click on Saint of the Shoah.

    Vatican will release newest encyclical Fides et Ratio - "Faith and Reason" on feast of St. Teresa of Avila
    Holy Father to release latest encyclical Thursday      It is right and proper that the Holy See will release the Holy Father's latest encyclical on Faith and Reason - Fides et Ratio on the feast of the first woman Doctor of the Church Saint Teresa of Avila a great woman of faith and reason who did so much in reforming her own Carmelite Order. Thursday is also the eve of the twentieth anniversary of the pontificate of John Paul II, 264th successor of Peter who has rewritten the role of the Supreme Pontiff in the modern world, being more active than any Pope ever has, having touched the soil of nearly every country where most of his predecessors only dreamed of. For more, click on Fides et Ratio.

    Hugh Finn is in God's hands now after three year coma
    Bishop Thomas Cajetan Kelly, O.P.Father Daniel Gee      Former television news anchor Hugh Finn, a 44-year old Catholic who went into a coma after an automobile crash three years ago, ended his long struggle for life a week after his wife Michele was able to get a court order, proving to the authorities that it was his wish. She was backed by the Bishop of Louisville Bishop Thomas Kelly who agreed that he had suffered enough and to leave it in God's hands, though Father Daniel Gee from the Finn's parish in Manassa, Virginia felt otherwise and joined the governor of Virginia Jim Gilmore and other relatives of Finn's in trying to prevent the removal of the feeding tubes. For more, click on He's in God's hands now.

    ACLU protests the opportunity for aborted fetuses to have proper burial
    Dispute over burial rights in California     Disregarding the fact 54 aborted fetuses are human beings, the ACLU is attempting to block a Christian burial for the innocent ones who were found in boxes in an abandoned field last year, dumped there by an abortuary who had to close down. The ACLU's argument is over the red tape matter of separation of Church and state. As ridiculous as this sounds when it comes to the dignity of God's children, the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California has no shame or ethics as evident by their protest. The found fetuses showed clearer than ever the horrors of this American holocaust! For more, click on Abortion

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Today is the Twenty-eighth Tuesday in Ordinary Time and tomorrow is the Twenty-eighth Wednesday in Ordinary Time, shared by the Feast of Pope Saint Callixtus I, martyr. For the readings, liturgies, meditations and vignettes of this saint, click on LITURGY FOR THE DAY.
      Today's prayer in honor of the 81st anniversary of the final apparition at Fatima is the traditional Fatima Prayer said after every decade of the Rosary:

O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, lead all souls to Heaven, especially those who are in most need of Thy Mercy.

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