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LITURGY OF THE DAY
Today is the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows while tomorrow we honor the feast of Pope Saint Cornelius and the bishop Saint Cyprian, Martyrs. For the readings, liturgy, meditations and vignettes for both days, click on LITURGY FOR THE DAY.
Events today in Church History
For events throughout the centuries that are memorable in Church history today, click on MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES
PROVERB OF THE DAY"Like a roaring lion or a ravenous bear is a wicked ruler over a poor people." Proverbs 28: 15
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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hoping and praying...
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
- Sixteenth installment of THE AGE OF MARIAN APPARITIONS in this on-going series on the Immaculate Conception.
- Mid-week Humor Page good for a chuckle or two.
- Time Capsules in Church History with MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES focusing on September 16th
- Liturgy of the Day for the feast of Pope Saint Cornelius and the bishop Saint Cyprian, Martyrs and following day - the Twenty-Fourth Thursday in Ordinary Time and feast of Saint Robert Bellarmine, Bishop, Religious and Doctor.
- ...and much more in our 181st issue for 1998!
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Unmasking the many faces of William Jefferson Clinton! We offer our own "Sorrows Report" on the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows! |
In today's editorial, which is longer than normal, we present our own "Sorrows Report" from our findings which are completely separate from anything in the official Starr Report but which are much more damaging. It reads like something out of a Hollywood CIA thriller, but sadly it is all true and all unaccounted for. But it is accounted by God and He is the only one who can judge William Jefferson Clinton, but not to speak out about the clandestine agenda of this administration would be akin to slapping the Almighty in the face. For today's commentary, entitled Let's get back to the business of giving this country back to God. Lord knows Clinton won't! , click on CATHOLIC PewPOINT.
The world looks to the Church of Rome to enlighten them in the face of darkness and barbaric invasions.
There's an old adage if you can't beat 'em, join 'em. This is what the barbaric hordes did as Christianity stood strong against the pagan customs and, thanks to the tireless efforts of the missionaries, saints and the faithful, the barbarians became civilized, marrying into families spurring new cultures which gave fertile new ground for the Church to grow. Add to this the growing respect and prestige of the Popes and the entire world looked to the Church for guidance as the fast growth threw Europe into a dark void from which it would take centuries to recover. For the seventeenth installment titled The Light of Faith lights the way as the world and the Church enter the Dark Ages , click on THE HISTORY OF THE MASS AND HOLY MOTHER CHURCH.
Today, we continue our new policy of bringing you the messages to the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart incorporated in the work "I SOLEMNLY TELL YOU..." on a daily basis!
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 continue daily with two messages each Monday through Friday for the time to respond is growing short. For messages number 185 and 186, click on "I SOLEMNLY TELL YOU..."
PRAYER & DEVOTIONS
The Nine Day Novena for Life begun on Labor Day and sponsored by the National Conference of Catholic Bishops, finishes up today on 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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Holy Father turns focus on youth throughout the world - both living and dead.
The Holy Father returned to the Vatican this past weekend and turned his attention to the youth of the world - both living and those deceased, by encouraging all young people to take education seriously, by writing a special letter to the Bishop of the Diocese of Cluny, France where on November 2nd they will celebrate the millennium anniversary of a practice first begun by Saint Odilon to honor the young dead. In addition, the Pope sent a special Apostolic Letter to the Catholic Scouts honoring their 50th anniversary and urging leaders to continue to foster the fruits of vocations. For more, click on The Pope and youth.
Religious Order fears for the life of kidnapped Italian priest in Philippines while another priest gunned down in Columbia
The Religous Order of kidnapped Italian priest Father Luciano Benedetti received a letter from the priest sent by his kidnappers urging them to cease any rescue operations if they want to see the priest again. He was kidnapped last week by Muslim rebels. Father Father Alcides Jimenez was not as fortunate, being gunned down on the altar while he said Mass in his church on the outskirts of Bogata. For more, click on Priests.
On heels of invitation to Pope to visit Romania, clashes break out between Catholics and Orthodox
Just a week after it was announced the Holy Father accepted an invitation by the Romanian Government and Romanian Orthodox Church to visit that country in the future, Catholics and Orthodox parishioners of the same shared church broke out in skirmishes when the latter locked the Catholic faithful out of the church. For more, click on Romania rumblings.
College of Cardinals dwindle to 157 with death of German Cardinal
A dear friend of the Holy Father's who worked with him on documents for Vatican II - Cardinal Alois Grillmeier, S.J. and who the Pope made a cardinal, died in Germany this past weekend. The Holy Father described him as "a great man of the Church and a great theologian." His death brings the number of Cardinals down to 157 with only 118 under 80 and eligible to take part in Conclave. For more, click on German cardinal
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