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MONDAY      October 5, 1998      SECTION ONE       vol 9, no. 194

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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!

     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

Our thrust into life is not to be with Thought, but with Surrender part two


"Your country is proud and filled with countless gods which have killed the very life of the One God within you."

     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..."

Messages Two Hundred-Sixteen and Two Hundred-Seventeen

Message Two Hundred-Sixteen, August 14, 1992

(Feast of Saint Maximilian Mary Kolbe)
(Imparted to the Hidden Flower by the Immaculate Heart of Mary)

Message Two Hundred-Seventeen, August 17, 1992

(Imparted to the Hidden Flower by the Immaculate Heart of Mary)

LITURGY OF THE DAY

      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.

Monday, October 5, 1998

Tuesday, October 6, 1998

Feast of Saint Bruno, Priest, Hermit and Religious Founder

Feast of Blessed Marie Rose Durocher, Virgin and Religious Founder


PRAYERS & DEVOTION


September 25th Medjugorje Monthly Message

   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

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October 5, 1998 volume 9, no. 194   DAILY CATHOLIC