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MONDAY      October 26, 1998      SECTION ONE       vol 9, no. 209

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Holy Father points out how God the Father is revealed by God the Son in his encyclical Fides et Ratio

      On the feast of one of the first women Doctors of the Church Saint Teresa of Jesus, the Holy Father issued his 13th encyclical on the foundations of faith and reason entitled Fides et Ratio. Today we continue with the second part this lengthy and important encyclical in installments spread out over several issues. The second installment introduces the first chapter The Revelation of God's Wisdom focusing on Christ's role and how He is the "Revealer of the Father." For those wanting to read the entire encyclical, go to Fides et Ratio For the second installment, click on THE VICAR OF CHRIST SPEAKS.


NEXT WEEK: CHAPTER I: Reason before the mystery>

When it comes to forgiving one another, we must follow God's example and forget the grievance as well as forgive

     That is an important point brought up by Father Stephen Valenta, OFM Conv. who completes his short series on the subject of Reconciliation today in the third and final installment. He emphasizes how we can't hold anything back such as saying "I'll forgive, but I won't forget" for then we are putting up a wall and not allowing God's graces to flow completely because we are holding something back. It's not easy to forget, but Father points out we must try and that is why he titles this short series: Reconciliation: A Price to Pay! for it is a price we must pay - suppressing our pride and embracing true humility. That is the nature of the Sacrament of Reconciliation where we humble ourselves in the confessional before the priest, asking forgiveness. If we are truly sorry, then absolution of all our sins and sanctifying grace are assured. For Father's column, click on HEARTS TO HEART TALK

RECONCILIATION - a price to pay! part three

"Behold, all that has been told you shall come to pass."

     That is the underlying message imparted by the Sacred Heart of Jesus in message 250 on All Souls Day, 1992 and is prefaced in message 249 by His Blessed Mother the day before on All Saints Day to the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart regarding the need to convert our hearts for all that has been foretold has or will be born out as Our Lord and Our Lady remind us. Click on "I SOLEMNLY TELL YOU..."

Messages Two Hundred Forty-nine and Two Hundred Fifty

Message Two Hundred Forty-nine, November 1, 1992

(Solemnity of the Feast of All Saints)
(Imparted to the Hidden Flower by the Immaculate Heart of Mary)

Message Two Hundred Fifty, November 2, 1992

(All Souls Day during Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament)
(Imparted to the Hidden Flower by the Immaculate Heart of Mary and her Divine Son's Sacred Heart)


     Today and tomorrow we observe the liturgy of Ordinary Time. For the readings, liturgy, and meditations, click on LITURGY FOR THE DAY.

Monday, October 26, 1998

Tuesday, October 27, 1998


Events Today in Church History

     Today is the 48th anniversary of the founding of the phenomenal order of the Missionaries of Charity founded in Calcutta, India by the late Mother Teresa because of her sincere desire to help the poor, sick and downtrodden for she saw Jesus in every human being. For other pertinent people and events throughout the centuries that are memorable in Church history today. Click on MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES

Historical Events in Church Annals for October 25:

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October 26, 1998 volume 9, no. 209   DAILY CATHOLIC