October 23-25, 1998
Feast of Saint Anthony Mary Claret on Saturday
October 23-25, 1998

vol. 9, no. 208


Medjugorje Monthly Message for October 25th
The Gospa's message for October

   Dear children! Today I call you to come closer to my Immaculate Heart. I call you to renew in your families the fervor of the first days when I called you to fasting, prayer and conversion. Little children, you accepted my messages with open hearts, although you did not know what prayer was. Today, I call you to open yourselves completely to me so that I may transform you and lead you to the heart of my Son Jesus, so that He can fill you with His love. Only in this way, little children, will you find true peace - the peace that only God gives you. Thank you for having responded to my call.

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"There is no one to whom has been given all of the events, nor the order that God wills for them."

Queen of Prophets
      The Blessed Mother Mary emphasizes that all she has conveyed to her visionaries through the approval of her Divine Son Jesus and all that has been foretold through Divine Revelation shall soon come to pass but no one messenger knows everything and she warns her children not to look to private revelation as a divining rod but rather to fall back on the tried and true: Prayer, commitment, sacrifice and discernment of the Holy Spirit. These points are the main focus of her messages 247, 248 and 249 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 keeps repeating that we have nothing to fear if we are rooted in all her Divine Son teaches and put these attributes into practice. Click on "I SOLEMNLY TELL YOU..."
  • The October 25th Message from Our Lady of Medjugorje

  • Second Part of the Holy Father's newest encyclical on Faith and Reason - Fides et Ratio: Introduction: "Know yourself" in THE VICAR OF CHRIST SPEAKS

  • Father Stephen Valenta's column HEARTS TO HEART

  • Messages 250 and 251 from Our Lady in "I SOLEMNLY TELL YOU..."

  • October 26th in Church History in our Time Capsule section: MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES

  • LITURGY OF THE DAY for the Thirtieth Monday and Tuesday in Ordinary Time.

  • ...and much more in our 209th issue for 1998!

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The great Guatamala cover-up continues as bishop's friend and priest charged; kangaroo court feared
Travesty in Guatamala      Despite protests from the Vatican and the UN, a Guatamalan judge, no doubt in cahoots with Guatamalan government and military culprits, formally charged Father Mario Lionel Orantes Najera for the ghastly murder of auxiliary Bishop Juan Gerardi Conedera last April. Father Najera lived at the Bishop's residence and was the logical suspect or should we say scapegoat to kill the avid human rights activist prelate for no apparent reason and no proof while those who had plenty of motive are not even questioned even though human rights groups have plenty of evidence which Judge Isaias Figueroa Medina refuses to consider in his bid to throw the scent off the real murderers and accuse the persecuted priest in a kangaroo court that cries out for justice to the rest of the world. For more, click on Travesty in Guatamala
Clinton has no one to blame but himself as he stubbornly upholds culture of death with yet another veto
Congress passes budget with provision against abortionUN can blame Clinton for his stubbornness
      Bill Clinton has been crying for months that Congress needs to approve the back dues the US owes the United Nation or face the possibility of losing a vote in the General Assembly. But, when push comes to shove, slick Willy once again exposes his shallowness and inSINcerity by vetoing the bill because of the ban on abortion funding clause. It's been proven he has no shame and this is a glaring example that he wants US taxpayer's hard earned money to go for abortions overseas in his campaign to spread the culture of death as a disciple of satan. For more, click on Travesty in the White House
France coining the phrase "no Pope" on coins! Like the times of Philip IV, France reverts to opposing Pope
      Like the times of King Philip IV who opposed the Popes and tried to control them with the lure of Avignon, so also today in France little is changed as the modernist French are vociferous in their refusal to accept any new coin that bears the impression of Pope John Paul II on it. This visage on the new Euro coins is a distinct possibility since he is already found on lire coins minted at Vatican City to distinguish them from Italian coins. At the bottom of this protest is not who they want on the coins but the fact they don't like it that this holy pontiff refuses to compromise on values and morals, the kind of morals that are foreign to so many French citizens who want to do their own thing no matter what God's laws dictate. For more, click on Travesty in France.
Beef over Hormel is canned for now; Luxembourg saved for another year!
Catholic Luxembourg preserved from having gay ambassador      Bill Clinton's nonsensical campaign to promote avowed homosexual James C. Hormel, heir to the Hormel Meat Packing Company, as ambassador to Luxembourg - which is 95% Catholic - hit a big snag when the Senate tabled the nomination until next year. It is a reprieve for the people of Luxembourg and for those who don't agree with the amoral Clinton administration that you don't appoint someone whose lifestyle is diametrically opposed to the people he is serving. Clinton doesn't understand that, but the Senate did by refusing to allow the vote to even come up on the floor through the efforts of Senate Majority Leader Senator Trent Lott. For more, click on Travesty avoided in Luxembourg.
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434 - 433 - 432 and counting,
hoping and praying...

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Vatican tweaks UN's conscienceUN being pressured from both sides - the Vatican and Congress to uphold pro-lifeUS Congress refuses to be intimidated, stands strong against Clinton and UN in witholding dues that would go to abortion
The UN is UNlikely to heed the Vatican's advice because it's agenda is UNlife in promoting the culture of death!
     In this weekend's editorial we take on the hypocrisy of the United Nations General Assembly who are trying to intimidate the United States Congress into kowtowing to Bill Clinton's demands to pay their dues which, in part, are earmarked for abortion on the international scene. Congress has balked for that very reason and they have a strong ally in the Holy See who this week dispatched Archbishop Renato Martino, permanent observer for the Vatican, to tweak the UN's conscience and remind them of the dignity and value of human beings in all stages of life from conception to man's final breath. But this is only a temporary stopover and we, as a global community, have not taken serious consideration of the overall eternal picture. For the weekend commentary, The UN and the world are at a crossroads and only the Cross points in the right direction!, click on CATHOLIC PewPOINT.

In the desert of apathy and heresy, It does no good to hide our head in the sand or we could be deserted by God
     In her column this week, Sister Mary Lucy Astuto Sister Mary Lucy Astuto points out our responsibility to speak out for Jesus and not allow ourselves to be led down the wrong path by priests or shepherds who do not follow Christ's One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church for TRUTH is important to Heaven! For Sister's column, What did Our Lady mean?, click on GETTING TO THE HEART OF THE MATTER

Feast of St. Anthony Mary Claret
     This weekend we celebrate two saints in Ordinary Time - Saint John of Capistrano, priest, religious and missionary on Friday and Saint Anthony Mary Claret, Bishop and religious founder on Saturday along with observance of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Saturday. Sunday is the Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time. For the liturgies, readings, meditations and vignettes on the above feasts for this weekend, click on LITURGY

In honor of Saint John of Capistrano, we present the Opening Prayer from the Daily Mass for his feast on Friday:

Lord, You raised up St. John of Capistrano to give Your people comfort in their trials. May Your Church enjoy unending peace and be secure in Your protection.

In honor of Saint Anthony Mary Claret, we present the Opening Prayer from the Daily Mass for his feast on Saturday:

Father, You endowed Anthony Claret with the strength of love and patience to preach the gospel to many nations. By the help of his prayers may we work generously for Your kingdom and gain our brothers and sisters for Christ.

Pope Saint Boniface V died on this date Events this weekend in Church History
      Sunday is the 1,373rd anniversary of the death of Pope Saint Boniface V, 69th successor of Peter. He is best known for being the one who created the concept of sanctuary for anyone seeking refuge in a church and it was during his reign that Mohammedism came onto the scene. For other time capsule events that happened in Church history on October 23rd through October 25th, click on MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES

"The eyes of the Lord safeguard knowledge, but He defeats the projects of the faithless."
Proverbs 22: 11

October 23-25, 1998       volume 9, no. 208
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