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LITURGY OF THE DAY
Today is the Twenty-Second Tuesday in Ordinary Time while tomorrow we stay in the same cycle with the Twenty-Second Wednesday in Ordinary Time. For the readings, liturgy and meditations for both days, click on LITURGY FOR THE DAY.
PRAYER & DEVOTIONS
While his feast is superceded by Ordinary Time, today is the feast of Saint Giles, Abbot and Hermit who is the patron saint of the crippled and handicapped. Below a prayer in his honor:
We beseech Thee, O Lord, that the intercession of the Blessed Abbot Giles may commend us unto Thee, that we may obtain through his advocacy those things which we cannot of ourselves deserve. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end. Amen.
Events today in Church History
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PROVERB OF THE DAY"The just man escapes trouble, and the wicked man falls into it in his stead." Proverbs 11: 8
The Hidden Way series now in book form
Though we have completed the 100 Lessons/Meditations of THE HIDDEN WAY always carried on Tuesdays, you may now acquire your own copy of the just-released book THE HIDDEN WAY which contains all 100. To find out how, click on Book
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- Fourteenth installment of THE AGE OF MARIAN APPARITIONS in this on-going series from the early chapters as part of retro summer.
- The return of our MID-WEEK HUMOR PAGE
- Time Capsules in Church History with MILLENNIUM MILESTONES focusing on September 2nd
- Liturgy of the Day for the Twenty-Second Wednesday, in Ordinary Time and Thursday, feast of Pope Saint Gregory the Great.
- ...and much more in our 172nd issue for 1998!
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Persistence pays off for Saint Augustine and Holy Mother Church as God rises up a spiritual giant to fend off Heresy |
Aiding the Supreme Pontiffs fight the great heresy of Arianism, Albigensianism and Manachaeism was one of the greatest Doctors of the Church in the person of late-comer Saint Augustine who had enveloped these heresies before his conversion and found them wanting. What better man to enlighten the faithful than one whose mother - Saint Monica - had prayed incessantly for his own enlightening? His entrance on the western scene proved fruitful for Rome as well as many other saints and fathers of the Church including the seven pontiffs covered during this time. It was also the beginning of secular interference in meddling with papal matters. For the fifteenth installment titled The Fourth Century: 350-430 The Augustinian Era influences the West , click on THE HISTORY OF THE MASS AND HOLY MOTHER CHURCH.
Whenever you get that sinking feeling, think about the tragedies surrounding the Titanic and pray!
In today's editorial, we tie-in the release of the hit film "Titanic" with the strange circumstances that haunt that fated ocean-liner and the on-going battles between Protestants and Catholics in Ireland. Little known facts are revealed which points to the fact that man pushed the envelope too far in taunting God and His Holy Church. With today's editorial, entitled It's a Titanic truth that without prayer, we haven't got a prayer of staying afloat!, we return to our regular rotation of Tuesday and Friday editorials. Click on CATHOLIC PewPOINT.
Medjugorje Monthly Message for August 25th
Dear children! Today I invite you to come still closer to me through prayer. Little children, I am your mother, I love you and I desire that each of you be saved and thus be with me in Heaven. That is why, little children, pray, pray, pray until your life becomes prayer. Thank you for having responded to my call. For more on Medjugorje, click on MEDJUGORJE
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Holy Father encourages all to take the R&R from vacation time and put it to good use in their lives
During his Sunday Angelus Address from his summer residence at Castel Gandolfo in the hills above Rome, the Holy Father joked with the pilgrims, reminding them that vacations don't last forever and not to be disheartened when they return to work. Rather than getting down that it's over, he encouraged all to remember the values in their lives and fall back on those values - especially the spiritual ones that keep one going. For more, click on Angelus Address.
Anglican priest decides one priest in the family is enough.
An Anglican priest has had enough with his own Church regarding ordaining women. The straw that broke the camel's back? The pending ordination of his own wife, ten years younger. "For better or for worse" is fine, but both spouses can't be priests the husband determined. Therefore he won't stand for it and has said he will convert to Catholicism rather than go along with something that he does not believe in even if it means losing his wife who is determined to go through with being ordained an Anglican priest come hell or highwater this December. For more, click on Anglican Priest.
Satanic rituals tied in with suicides in Columbia priests assert
Proving the claims Columbian parish priest Father Juan Carlos Jaramillio had made about a professor teaching satanism which the Columbia courts dismissed last week, more priests have come forth this week protesting the recent rash of suicides. They assert that the deaths of six young people as well as 31 other failed suicide attempts are strongly tied in with satanism. They blamed authorities for not investigating the suicides thoroughly and tying in the clues that point to a satanic cult as the culprit. For more, click on satanism.
Socialist leader's book absolves Chile Cardinal of involvement in a military coup
A new book just released reveals that the former Archbishop of Santiago de Chile Cardinal Raul Silva Enriquez did all in his power to keep peace in Chile during the military coup that erupted in the seventies. In fact, the author asserts that Cardinal Enriquez who headed up Caritas in Chile, went out of his way to counsel parties on both sides to work for a peaceful settlement for he could foresee the rapid decomposition of Chilean society because of the greed and power hunger by individuals involved including Socialist head President Salvador Allende and coup leader General Augusto Pinochet. The 91 year-old Cardinal Enriquez was made a red hat by Pope John XXIII in 1962 and retired as Archbishop of Santiago de Chile in 1983. For more, click on Chile perception
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