October 2-4, 1998
Feast of the Guardian Angels
October 2-4, 1998

vol. 9, no. 193


Angels are everywhere
Toiling and Tilling God's harvest are His angels in His garden.
     In this weekend's editorial we remember the feast of the Guardian Angels with an affectionate look at these wondrous beings and the important role they play in our lives and in God's master plan for us. In fact, we use the imagery of a garden which the reader will better understand once they have read this weekend's PewPoint. For the weekend commentary We need His "Garden Angels!" , click on CATHOLIC PewPOINT.

A loving Mother begs and pleads with her children

Queen of Prophets
      The Blessed Mother Mary imparts a sense of urgency and grave concern for her children in the three messages we bring you this weekend which were imparted to the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart, and which we continue to bring you on a daily basis in order to include all 632 messages conveyed between September 1990 and the Feast of Corpus Christi in 1995. Our Lady urges all to take refuge in her Immaculate Heart and Divine Son's Sacred Heart for that is our only true refuge. Click on "I SOLEMNLY TELL YOU..."

  • Special feature fromf the Holy Father in THE VICAR OF CHRIST SPEAKS

  • Father Stephen Valenta's column HEARTS TO HEART

  • Messages 216 and 217 from Our Lady in "I SOLEMNLY TELL YOU..."

  • October 5th in Church History in our Time Capsule section: MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES

  • LITURGY OF THE DAY for Monday in Ordinary Time and Tuesday in Ordinary Time along with the shared feasts of Saint Bruno and Blessed Marie Rose Durocher.

  • ...and much more in our 194th issue for 1998!

"Boast not of tomorrow, for you know not what any day may bring forth."
Proverbs 27: 1

455 - 454 - 453 and counting,
hoping and praying...

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Cardinal Stepinac's Beatification this weekend gets green light from Croatian Jews
Holy Father will beatify controversial cardinal this weekendCroatians eagerly await papal visit

      The cause for Cardinal Alojzije Stepinac's beatification this weekend received a shot in the arm public relations-wise when an organization representing Croatian Jews said they have no problem with the Church's plans to honor this Croatian cardinal from the World War II era. The Croatian Jewish community have basically said to all other Jewish organizations to lighten up and allow this to happen for the Church has researched it thoroughly and all their findings indicate the former Archbishop of Zagreb is innocent of the charges levied at him. For more, click on Croatian Beatification

Catholic Bishops in British Isles crack down on abuses of the Eucharist
English bishops set down strict measures to clarify abusesIrish bishops join English ones to set down strict rules      On the heels of Irish president Mary McAleese belittling the Roman Catholic Holy Eucharist by receiving communion in the Anglican Church and the disregard for proper protocol by others in receiving Holy Communion if they are not in full communion with Rome such as Bill and Hillary Clinton's actions in South Africa this summer, the joint Bishops Conferences of Ireland and Great Britain released definitive measures to stop the abuse and clarify the "ground rules" for receiving Our Lord present Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity when confected by a validated priest. For more, click on Eucharist edict

Vatican influence is important input to international scene

      With all the gerrymandering going on within the UN during their general session this week in New York, especially by population control groups fostering the culture of death, the Vatican decided it was time to imprint their influence internationally specifically in regard the embargo on Iraq and forgiving the world debt of third world countries who cannot afford the steep interests and amounts they owe. For more, click on Vatican eye on the world.

Pope aids the cause of AIDS by calling on greater concern for all Christ's little ones - including the sick and downtrodden Holy Father embraces AIDs patience at his weekly audience
     After returning from his summer palace at Castelgondolfo, the Holy Father settled back into his quarters at the Vatican full time. During his Wednesday Papal Audience at Paul VI Hall at the Vatican the Pope made it a point to give special attention to an Italian AIDS Awareness group and called on all to be charitable and understanding and not quick to judge. He embraced them and told AIDS sufferers to place their lives in Jesus' hands and to look to the cross for encouragement in their suffering. For more, click on Aiding AIDS sufferers.

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Today in Church history

Events this weekend in Church History

     For time capsule events that happened in Church history on October 2nd through October 4th, click on MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES

For additional religious and secular headlines from around the world, we refer you to our new up-to-the-minute NEWS ticker billboard by clicking on the ARROW

Symphony of Suffering
Silence is golden when it comes to fulfilling God's Will
Cyndi Cain, the Hidden Flower continues this series on sharing her own feelings from her heart and soul     In this weekend's issue Cyndi Cain points to what the Blessed Mother stresses so often and that is to "zip the lip" and open the heart. Too often the music we try to add to the Symphonic mix is mere noise because of our gossiping and loose words that do only harm. Cyndi focuses on the WWII slogan "loose lips sink ships" and cautions that the evil one has many spies out there ready to betray us and ready to steer us away from the melodic harmony of God's Will. For her nineteenth sonata entitled Encrypting our souls with the great Heavenly Symphony through the code of silence Click on SYMPHONY OF SUFFERING

Don't be afraid to call on the angels
Touched by yet another Angel
     In her column this week, Sister Mary Lucy Astuto Sister Mary Lucy Astuto shares with the reader yet another true story on angels that brings awe to the heart. This is one that happened last year during the great blizzard in Omaha when once again an angel, this time with a chain saw, appeared out of the blue to assist when called upon for help. If you don't believe in angels after this one, check your pulse. For Sister's column, Another true angel story to delight you , click on GETTING TO THE HEART OF THE MATTER

Feast of the Guardian Angels
     Friday is the special Feast of the Guardian Angels while on Saturday the Ordinary Time liturgy shares the day with the Observance of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Saturday. Sunday is the Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time as well as the Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi. For the liturgies, readings, meditations and vignettes on the above feasts for this weekend, click on LITURGY

In honor of the Feast of the Guardian Angels we present that time-honored prayer we never grow too old to say:

Angel of God, my guardian dear, to whom God's love commits me here. Ever this day be at my side, to light and guard, to rule and guide. Amen.

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.
For more on Medjugorje, click on MEDJUGORJE

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