DAILY CATHOLIC     TUESDAY     September 8, 1998     vol. 9, no. 175

NEWS & VIEWS
from a CATHOLIC perspective

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TRUST GOD, NOT ASTROLOGY, POPE INSISTS

          VATICAN (CWNews.com) -- During his Sunday Angelus audience on September 6, Pope John Paul II called for a renewed faith in God, and criticized the widespread reliance on horoscopes and astrology, which are particularly popular in Italy.

          The faithful Christian should trust in God to guide him through daily life, and recognize "the mystery of love" which sustains him, the Pontiff said. The way to understand the mysteries of life is through prayer, he said, since through prayer we can enter into a greater appreciation for God's providence.

          Dismissing horoscopes and "magical visions" as fraudulent, the Pope concluded that by invoking the counsel of the Holy Spirit, believers can plumb the true depths of life's mysteries, and recognize the "mystery of God's love" which guides their lives.


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September 8, 1998       volume 9, no. 175
NEWS & VIEWS

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