October 5, 1998
60th anniversary of the death of Blessed Faustina

October 5, 1998
vol. 9, no. 194


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Fr. Stephen Valenta's column Hearts to Heart Talk


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60th anniversary of Blessed Faustina's death today in Church history
Events today in Church History
     Besides commemorating the 60th anniversary of the death of Blessed Sister Faustina Kowalska, there are other pertinent events throughout the centuries that are memorable in Church history today. Click on MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES

     Today is the Twenty-seventh Monday in Ordinary Time while tomorrow, the Twenty-seventh Tuesday in Ordinary Time is shared with the feasts of Saint Bruno, priest, hermit and religious founder, and Blessed Marie Rose Durocher, virgin and religious founder. For the readings, liturgy, meditations, and vignettes on these holy persons, click on LITURGY FOR THE DAY.

     Today's prayer is in honor of Blessed Sister Faustina Kowalska on Divine Mercy:

Devotion to Divine MercyEternal Father, I offer Thee the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world.

For the sake of His Sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.

Jesus, I trust in You.

452 and counting,
hoping and praying...

  • Installment Seventy-Eight in our on-going megaseries THE HISTORY OF THE MASS AND HOLY MOTHER CHURCH

  • Another pertinent editorial in CATHOLIC PewPOINT

  • Messages 218 and 219 in "I SOLEMNLY TELL YOU..."

  • Time Capsules in Church History with MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES focusing on October 6th

  • LITURGY OF THE DAY for the twenty-seventh Tuesday in Ordinary Time as well as Tuesday's shared feasts of Saint Bruno, priest, hermit and religious founder and Blessed Marie Rose Durocher, religious founder and Wednesday's Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary

  • ...and much more in our 195th issue!

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GIF images used with permission of EWTN Holy Father reinforces Humanae Vitae to Western U.S. Bishops
     On the feast of the most recent Doctor of the Church Saint Therese of the Child Jesus the Holy Father gathered the bishops from the Western United States including controversial liberal Cardinal Roger Mahony and, in no uncertain terms, but lovingly encouraged these prelates to defeat the culture of death by heeding the wisdom of Humanae Vitae which is the source of virtue and disregard for it has led to a deterioration of morals and values, especially in the prosperous United States. For the first of two parts, click on THE VICAR OF CHRIST SPEAKS.

Surrender to Christ and the victory is ours!
Father Stephen Valenta, OFM Conv.     In the second of two parts on Surrendering our heart and soul, Father Stephen Valenta, OFM Conv. emphasizes how Jesus needs us to surrender totally to Him for Him to be able to effectively work through and for us. We must give decrease by surrendering our thought so He may increase in our lives and thus provide greater freedom for us because of our submission to Him. For Father's column, click on HEARTS TO HEART TALK

"Your country is proud and filled with countless gods which have killed the very life of the One God within you."
Queen of Prophets      Those are pertinent words for the United States today from the Blessed Mother Mary to the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart, as Our Lady reiterates the need to realize the times are treacherous and we will survive only if we are rooted in the faith, obedient to her Divine Son's Church and the Pope and securely tucked beneath her Immaculate Mantle. Our Lady also warns all not to think we will escape persecution but to prepare for it will definitely come. There can be no triumph without the cross! For messages number 216 and 217, click on "I SOLEMNLY TELL YOU..."

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    Pope beatifies Cardinal Stepinac in Croatia as Croatians warmly welcome Holy Father
    Tremendous reception for Holy Father in CroatiaFaith thriving in Croatia      Despite some Jewish protests, Pope John Paul II beatified Cardinal Alojzije Stepinac Saturday with Papal Envoy Cardinal Franjo Kuharic and President Franjo Tudjman in attendance. Prior to the Pope's arrival, hundreds of thousands flocked to Zagreb to view the remains of the controversial former Archbishop of Zagreb who has been demeaned by Jews as an accomplice of Nazi policy and by Catholics as a savior of Croatia. For more, click on Beatification

    Louisville Bishop's support of pulling the tubes of Virginia Catholic wins out over Associate Pastor and Governor's appeal
    Bishop Thomas Cajetan Kelly, O.P.Father Daniel Gee     Michele Finn,wife of comatose victim Hugh Finn, won a heart-breaking decision from a Virginia Judge to have his feeding tubes removed, thus most likely prompting a certain death. While Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore and Father Daniel Gee an associate pastor at All Saints parish in Manassas, Virginia campaigned vigorously to prevent this, the bishop of Louisville, Bishop Thomas Kelly sided with the wife who felt no recovery was possible and he had suffered enough. Yet Finn, even in his vegative state, wept when informed he would no longer be able to receive the Holy Eucharist once the tubes were removed. For more, click on A thin gray line .

    Australian bishop cracks down on radical feminist who hasn't got a clue!
    Canberra bishop cracks down on radical feminist and her group, denying her the Sacraments      Radical feminist Ann Nugent, a Canberra parishioner and leader of the Australian group Ordination of Catholic Women still hasn't got a clue even after Bishop Bishop Geoffrey Mayne informed her she was no longer allowed to participate in the Sacraments or any ministry of the Church in her parish of St. Thomas More in suburban Canberra or any other parish. To ensure this Bishop Mayne notified Archbishop Francis Carroll head of the Canberra archdiocese. Rather than be obedient Nugent is railing out at the bishop as liberals are wont to do when they don't get their way despite her definitive violations of Church doctrine. For more, click on Down and out down under.

    Kosovo at center stage as Vatican and world unite in effort to save Kosovo from the stifling Serbs
    Kosovo fighting for its life in face of Serb atrocities that cry out for justice     The Vatican continues to spearhead efforts to call attention to the atrocities being perpetrated on this tiny nation by the Serbs in an attempt to rally the international community to save Kosovo and finally maybe the world is listening as NATO is set to launch air strikes against Serbian strongholds if the Belgrade regime does not cancel its aggression against Kosovo. In a meeting at Geneva world leaders listed the violations against human rights and called for Serbia's immediate withdrawal from Kosovo. For more, click on Kosovo.

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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
For more on Medjugorje, click on MEDJUGORJE

"To show partiality is never good: for even a morsel of bread a man may do wrong."
Proverbs 28: 21

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