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MONDAY      September 21, 1998      SECTION ONE       vol 9, no. 184

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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.

HIS HOLINESS POPE JOHN PAUL II APOSTOLIC LETTER ISSUED MOTU PROPRIO ON THE THEOLOGICAL AND JURIDICAL NATURE OF EPISCOPAL CONFERENCES (1)

NEXT WEEK: Part Six of Apostolos Suos

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

Our Times Need a Tap Into Divine Power part two

How the human heart can overcome humanism


Learning the Virtue of Silence to allow God in and to prevent each of us from saying the wrong things

     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..."

Messages One Hundred Ninety-Four and Ninety-Five

Message One Hundred Ninety-Four, June 6, 1992

(Imparted to the Hidden Flower by the Immaculate Heart of Mary)

Message One Hundred Ninety-Five, June 8, 1992

(Imparted to the Hidden Flower by the Immaculate Heart of Mary)

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.

Monday, September 21, 1998

FEAST OF SAINT MATTHEW, APOSTLE AND EVANGELIST

Tuesday, September 22, 1998


PRAYERS & DEVOTION

     Today's prayer is taken from the Preface for today's Mass honoring the Apostle Saint Matthew:


August 25th Medjugorje Monthly Message

   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 AND MORE

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September 21, 1998 volume 9, no. 184   DAILY CATHOLIC