Events this weekend in Church History |
Saturday is the date in 1541 when the master of masters Michelangelo Buonaroti completed his Heavenly portrayal of the Last Judgment in the Sistine Chapel. For other time capsule events that happened in Church history on October 30th through November 1st, click on MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES
"I am once again before Pilate because My Own Shepherds refuse to defend the Truth, nor do they seek to preach and teach the Truth."
The Sacred Heart of Jesus does not mince words in His message on the feast of Christ the King in 1992 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 Lord asks His children why so few honor Him as the King of Kings, why every knee does not bend and He equates the malaise to the fact so few of His shepherds are preaching His truths in His One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. For this powerful message 257 and His Blessed Mother's succeeding message 258 on Thanksgiving eve, click on "I SOLEMNLY TELL YOU..."
- Third Part of the Holy Father's newest encyclical on Faith and Reason - Fides et Ratio in THE VICAR OF CHRIST SPEAKS
- Father Stephen Valenta's column HEARTS TO HEART
- Messages 259 and 260 from Our Lady in "I SOLEMNLY TELL YOU..."
- November 2nd in Church History in our Time Capsule section: MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES
- LITURGY OF THE DAY for All Souls Day and Tuesday, the Feast of Saint Martin de Porres.
- ...and much more in our 209th issue for 1998!
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Inquisition on the Inquisition begins with Vatican Symposium 427 - 426 - 425 and counting,
The Symposium on the Inquisition officially commenced at the Vatican this weekend in preparation for Jubilee 2000. Many have been somewhat surprised at the Holy Father's candor in calling for a self-examination of the Church's policy over the years, especially in respect to the Inquisition which was abused by many but the Pope is confident this conference will prove that most of the aberrations that many think was the work of the hierarchy actually came from the hands of the secular governing bodies such as the Spanish Inquisition which was ruled by the Spanish monarch and which used the Church as a cover to carry out many of the policies of the royal agenda. Regardless of the findings the Pope has insisted that we seek pardon for any transgressions to wipe the slate clean in preparation for the new millennium and peace with God and our fellow man as He deigns. For more, click on Inquisition on the Inquisition
Another new ambassador received by the Holy Father
Just a few days after receiving the new Irish and French Ambassadors to the Holy See, the Holy Father met with Javier Guerra Laspiur the newly appointed Ambassador to the Vatican from Costa Rica in Central America. The Pope lauded Laspiur's country for opting for economic welfare of the people over military buildup and for striving always to achieve and maintain peace in an area where there is so little peace. For more, click on Costa Rica
Vietnam in the spotlight over religious persecution
Less than a week after the Vietnamese Catholic Bishops petitioned the Communist Viet government to invite the Holy Father to visit their land in 1999 for the bicentennial anniversary of Our Lady of La Vang, the government is pulling a "China" and curtailing access to UN observers in regard religious persecution. Even though the country's constitution assures religious freedom this does not compute with the way communist leaders are treating the UN's special envoy for religious affairs who is visiting many countries before presenting a report to the UN Human Rights Committee. Hopefully they will relax restrictions which are vital in the Pope including Southeast Asia in his itinerary next year. For more, click on What are they hiding? .
Signs scarier than Halloween as those opposing God's laws raise their ugly heads!
Should we be surprised that pro-abort Attorney General Janet Reno is giving comfort to advocates of the culture of death with assurance that she will crack down on pro-lifers? Should we be surprised that Planned Parenthood is using MTV to promote condoms and the concept that abstinence is for sissies? Should we be surprised that the Gay agenda is trying to claim they are a church and therefore anyone who refuses their demands will face the wrath of lawsuits? And finally, should we be surprised that a Christian law officer is being disciplined and harassed because he wants to wear a small cross on his uniform? These are all signs that the world is topsy-turvy and that satan has taken control. For more, click on Satan's signs.
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We unmask satan's agenda: Misery loves company! |
In this weekend's editorial, on the occasion of Halloween, we look at the scare factor and deduce that the scariest scenario is satan's agenda. The problem is too often we do not recognize it, so immune and desensitized have we become to the wiles of the evil one who we so often underestimate and forget that he is a fallen angel which makes him so much more powerful of a foe than we can handle on our own. We need to recognize how much damage he has done, is doing and will do and call on God and His loyal angels to offset the onslaught of lucifer. For the weekend commentary, The mask of satan can swindle our very soul!, click on CATHOLIC PewPOINT.
Beware of wolves in sheeps' clothing: Don't believe the deceivers who demean God's work!
In her column this week, Sister Mary Lucy Astuto points out that a not-so subtle attack is underway against all the Blessed Mother is doing at her Oasis of Peace in Medjugorje. It is a slanderous attack that feigns piety and truth, but in truth is the cancerous carbuncle of the devil's work which Jesus exposes in Sacred Scripture. Sister shows how the Word of God proves from the countless genuine conversions at Medjugorje that a good tree cannot bear bad fruit and therefore that a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. For Sister's column, No one can come to Me..., click on GETTING TO THE HEART OF THE MATTER
FOR THE WEEKEND
This weekend we celebrate the glorious Solemnity of All Saints on Sunday after observing the Thirtieth Friday and Saturday in Ordinary Time along with observance of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Saturday. Monday, of course, we commemorate All Souls Day. For the liturgies, readings, meditations and vignettes on the above feasts for this weekend, click on LITURGY
PRAYER & DEVOTIONS
In honor of All Souls Day on Monday, we present special Prayers for the Souls in Purgatory. Click on PRAYERS FOR ALL SOULS
Medjugorje Monthly Message for October 25th
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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PROVERB OF THE DAY"The stronghold of evil men will be demolished, but the root of the just is enduring." Proverbs 12: 12