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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.
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LITURGY OF THE DAY
Today we celebrate the feast of SAINT MATTHEW, Apostle and Evangelist while tomorrow we return to Ordinary Time for the rest of the Twenty-Fifth Week in Ordinary Time through Friday. For the readings, liturgy, meditations, and vignettes on Saint Matthew, click on LITURGY FOR THE DAY.
PRAYER & DEVOTIONS
Today's prayer is taken from the Preface for today's Mass honoring the Apostle Saint Matthew:
In sending Your only-begotten Son You have manifested Your love for mankind and You have mercifully invited sinners to be seated at the banquet of the kingdom. Matthew, happy to welcome the Master into his home, generously accepted and, renewed by this encounter with grace, became a herald of Your marvels.
466 and counting,
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- 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 194 and 195 in "I SOLEMNLY TELL YOU..."
- Time Capsules in Church History with MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES focusing on September 22nd
- LITURGY OF THE DAY for the Twenty-Fifth Week in Ordinary Time.
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Episcopal Conferences are the heartbeat of the local Church but only if the arteries are in alignment with the rest of the Mystical Body of Christ |
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 defines the role of Episcopal Conferences, explaining their origins and importance in the overall governing of the Church while taking into consideration local cultures. He reiterates the necessity of all bishops being in agreement and that each bishop's jurisdiction stands within his own diocese as long as it is Canonically in union with Rome. For the fourth part, click on THE VICAR OF CHRIST SPEAKS.
How the human heart can overcome humanism
In his second of two parts 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. Today Father pinpoints how the human heart can overcome humanism by tapping into that Divine Power. For Father's column, click on HEARTS TO HEART TALK
Learning the Virtue of Silence to allow God in and to prevent each of us from saying the wrong things with a Catholic slant
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That is the essence of the two messages brought to you today from the Blessed Mother Mary to the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart, as Our Lady reiterates the need for treating all as we would treat her Divine Son and to return to Him for only in Him can we find peace, can we be ready for the tidal wave of chaos that is about to engulf us. For messages number 194 and 195, click on "I SOLEMNLY TELL YOU..."
NEWS & VIEWS
So close and yet so far as Senate lets God down once again by failing to muster enough votes to overturn veto on partial birth abortion ban.
Three measley votes! That's how close it came in the United States Senate to overturn the President's veto of the partial birth abortion ban. If anything the blame can be placed on the Republicans for it was four GOP senators who voted against overturning the ban despite the pleas of Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum to "let the babies live." Many think, with the Clinton fallout that when it is voted upon the next time after elections there will be enough Republicans to garner the necessary two-thirds majority. For more, click on abortion
A gift of love for the homeless from one of Brazil's Archdioceses
How many times have we heard people say of those who have: "Why not give it to the homeless?" For once someone has: the Archdiocese of Uberaba has donated land and, in concert with the city government in southern Brazil who will make low interest loans, the Church is giving people a chance in the spirit of the Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy. For more, click on Helping the homeless.
Guatamala government wagging the dog now that dog bites don't show up on slain bishop
Government authorities were pinning their hopes on finding dog bites on the interred body of auxiliary Bishop Juan Gerardi Conedera who had been killed back in April days after speaking out strongly against the government in favor of human rights. Had they found the canine teeth marks they might have had a case against Father Mario Orantes
Najera who they charged with the murder, much to the Church and people's chagrin. Most believe it is a "witchhunt" - merely a coverup to protect the government operatives who had the activist bishop silenced. For more, click on Dogging it in Guatamala.
UN lobbying for abortion again despite pleas from Holy Father to uphold life
Just a week after the Holy Father made an impassioned plea delivered by Cardinal John O'Connor to the Secretary General and all major principals of the UN General Assembly, the abortionists are up to their old tricks in trying to con the world that less is better. The pro-aborts are demanding freedom from restrictions regulating sexual and reproductive health, citing religions, especially the Roman Catholic Church as obstacles in the way of denying women their freedom. Never mind the child. All this jabberwocky is an euphenism for culture of death - abortion and lowering the moral standards. They got shut down in Cairo but, like their master satan, are not giving up easily. For more, click on UN smokescreen.
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Events today in Church History
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PROVERB OF THE DAY"Man's pride causes his humiliation, but he who is humble of spirit obtains honor." Proverbs 29: 23
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