September 14, 1998
Feast of The Holy Cross

September 14, 1998
vol. 9, no. 179


Sammy ties Big Mac     A great day for Catholics in the Dominican RepublicAll America is cheering for both hitters     The shot heard round the world!
Congratulations to the Cubs' Sammy Sosa for 62 Homeruns to tie Big Mac!
As Catholics in the Dominican Republic always say:
"Si Dios quiere" - "Whatever God wants!"
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Fr. Stephen Valenta's column Hearts to Heart Talk

This Day in Church History

Liturgy for today

CWN Catholic News for today

Medjugorje Monthly Message

Countdown to the Millennium

Today in Church history
Events today in Church History
     For events throughout the centuries that are memorable in Church history today, click on MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES

Medjugorje Monthly Message for August 25th
The Gospa's message for August
    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


Feast of The Holy Cross
     Today we celebrate the glorious feast of THE HOLY CROSS while tomorrow we celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows.
Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows
For the readings, liturgy, meditations, and vignettes on these feasts click on LITURGY FOR THE DAY.

"Everyday is miserable for the depressed, but a lighthearted man has a continual feast."
Proverbs 15: 15

473 and counting,
hoping and praying...

  • Installment Seventeen: The Light of Faith lights the way as the world and the Church enter the Dark Ages in final installment of our retro summer of bringing you the early chapters of THE HISTORY OF THE MASS AND HOLY MOTHER CHURCH

  • We release our "Sorrows Report" on the President in CATHOLIC PewPOINT

  • Messages 185 and 186 in "I SOLEMNLY TELL YOU..."

  • Time Capsules in Church History with MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES focusing on September 15th

  • LITURGY OF THE DAY for the feast of Our Lady of Sorrows and Wednesday the feast of Pope Saint Cornelius and the bishop Saint Cyprian, Martyrs

  • ...and much more in our 180th issue!

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GIF images used with permission of EWTN Each bishop is an important spoke in the great wheel , but only a spoke - he is not the wheel. The collective union of bishops together in union with Rome are the wheel!
     We continue our seven part segment on the Holy Father's Apostolic Letter to the Bishops of the world on Episcopal Conferences entitled APOSTOLOS SUOS. In his Motu Proprio, Pope John Paul II asserts in no uncertain terms that all bishops must be in union with Rome and their particular conferences and cannot go out on their own without full approval from the Holy See. He cites the way Jesus set up His Church and appointment of His apostles and lists policies established by the Church over the centuries. For the third part, click on THE VICAR OF CHRIST SPEAKS.

Beware of all the sordid details in the Starr report for it is part of satan's scheme to mislead us into prurience and steer us away from the real truths.
Tarnished White House      We bring you a short treatise from the Catholic Dispatch on warning all not to get wrapped up in the hype and sordid details of the Starr Report and the Clinton Chronicles that besmirch the dignity of the office of President of the United States. The Catholic Dispatch points out that the recent charges and accusations are minor compared to the real atrocities committed by the Clinton administration. Click on KEEPING OUR EYES FOCUSED ON HEAVEN

Beginning today, we bring you the messages to the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart incorporated in the work "I SOLEMNLY TELL YOU..." on a daily basis!
Queen of Prophets      Because of the importance of the content of the messages from Our Lord and His Blessed Mother Mary to the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart, we begin today with two messages daily Monday through Friday for the time to respond is growing short. For messages number 183 and 184, click on "I SOLEMNLY TELL YOU..."

What's on tap as we near the millennium?
Father Stephen Valenta, OFM Conv.      In his first part on Our Times Need a Tap Into Divine Power in his weekly column, Father Stephen Valenta, OFM Conv. points out that in order to fulfill God's Will, in order to avoid the pitfalls and traps laid by the evil one, we must tap into the Divine Power and with all the high-tech static today that can be difficult to tune into. That is why Father begins this series to show us the best way to tap into the Divine Power through the medium of our heart. For Father's column, click on HEARTS TO HEART TALK

Worldwide Catholic NewsWORLDWIDE

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    Why is it so difficult to believe the sincerity of our President?
    Just how penitent is Bill Clinton?     Like he has done throughout his political career, Bill Clinton plays to the crowd. It seemed to be the same way Friday at the Annual Prayer Breakfast at the White House when he apologized to the assembly, claiming he is a sinner. That he had right, but just how sincere is this man who seldom has ever told the truth and thrives on stacking one lie upon another? We forgive him and so does God if he truly means it, but regardless just saying "I'm sorry" will not absolve him from the due punishment coming to someone who has abused the trust of the people and the office he holds. For more, click on Clinton

    Cardinal Giordano of Naples gets vote of confidence from Pope John Paul II
    Cardinal Michele Giordano     Speaking to the press for the first time since his arrest by Italian authorities on charges of racketeering, the prelate of Naples Cardinal Michele Giordano assured all he is innocent and had received a welcome vote of confidence and support from the Holy Father. The Vatican has stood behind the beleaguered red-hat throughout the ordeal, calling Italian authorities to task for their treatment of the Cardinal. For more, click on Naples Cardinal.

    House on right track as they shut out all funds for abortion for foreign aid bill
    Still an uphill battle as prolifers hope the third time is the charm     It's been a long hard battle in fighting for the culture of life, but the House Appropriations Committee took the right step in approving a 16.2 billion dollar bill that denies any funds for abortion. Though the Clinton administration has vowed to fight it, there is a chance they'll be reeling so bad that it could pass in the House and Senate. All we can do is pray. For more, click on Striking down abortion!.

    Costa Rica Archbishop lashes out at manipulation by Scientists of determining sex of child
          While most American bishops remained silent, Archbishop Roman Arrieta Villalobos of Costa Rica lashed out strongly against American Scientists for their manipulation of nature and their attempts to determine the sex of a child. He stated uncategorically that only God has the right to determine the destiny of His children and man cannot interfere. All these experiments go against everything taught by the Church. For more, click on Costa Rica Archbishop.

Catholic World News ServiceFor more headlines and articles, we suggest you go to the Catholic World News site at the CWN home page. CWN is not affiliated with the Daily CATHOLIC but provides this service via e-mail to the Daily CATHOLIC Monday through Friday.

Novena of Life     The Nine Day Novena for Life sponsored by the National Conference of Catholic Bishops continues with Day Three. The Novena stretches from the Vigil of the feast of the Birth of Mary to September 15 - the feast of Our Lady of Sorrows. It is appropriate that these liturgical feasts fall during the same time Congress will once again consider the important legislation impacting the lives of unborn children in trying to rescind Clinton's veto of the ban on partial-birth abortion. Below is the daily prayer for the Novena for Life and click on NOVENA FOR LIFE:

God, come to my assistance. Lord, make haste to help me. (Glory Be).

Holy Mother of God, hear the prayers of the Church for all mothers, especially those wearied by life and overcome by the suffering they bear for their children. (Hail Mary).

O Mother of the Word Incarnate, intercede for them from your place in Heaven, that the mercy of your Divine Son might lighten their burden and give them strength. (Hail Mary, Glory Be).

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