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WEDNESDAY      September 23, 1998      SECTION ONE       vol 9, no. 186

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A simple, innocent peasant girl is torn between parental obedience and obedience to God.

     Today we continue with the second part of one of the most important apparitions in the Age of Marian Apparitions. It remains today the most famous and most visited Marian shrine in the world, one which bring millions to the healing waters where countless documentation has been recorded regarding miraculous cures just as the Blessed Mother told Saint Bernadette Soubirous, the young peasant girl who God chose as the messenger to convey all Mary wanted the world to understand and to confirm Pope Pius IX's proclamation of the Dogma of the Immaculate Conception four years earlier in 1854. For the second part on The Healing Fruits of Lourdes, click on THE AGE OF MARIAN APPARITIONS.

The Healing Fruits of Lourdes -
Part Two


Wait, watch and pray for the Triumph of Mary's Immaculate Heart is closer than we may think.

      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. In these two messages Our Lady speaks of the need to return to ultimate reverence to her Divine Son in the Holy Eucharist before time runs out for the Triumph is near. For messages number 198 and 199, click on "I SOLEMNLY TELL YOU..."

Messages One Hundred Ninety-Eight and Ninety-Nine

Message One Hundred Ninety-Eight, June 23, 1992

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

Message One Hundred Ninety-Nine, June 24, 1992

(Feast of the Birth of St. John the Baptist and 11th Anniversary of the First Apparition at Medjugorje)
(Imparted to the Hidden Flower by the Immaculate Heart of Mary)

A polygon of poll policies polarizing polemics

     We've all heard this poll or that poll but has anyone ever really been polled? Now you have the chance with the ultimate poll. This is no Polish joke but does contain plenty of satire as you take the "Almighty Poll." If you have some humorous tid-bits that are clean and worthy of this publication, we'd love to hear from you at editor. For today's laugh track, click on MID-WEEK HUMOR

      With the gut of polls coming out so often lately we present our own twist on polls - the ultimate poll or survey on God with tongue in cheek and heart in hand. Our appreciation to N.H. for this bit of wit we've added to.

      We have a Pole as Pope, but here's another Poll! Please keep in mind that your responses will be kept completely confidential, and that you need not disclose your name or address although He knows everything anyway! By the way, you don't need to write down your answers - just think them and He will register it in the Great Poll!


1. How did you find out about God?

2. Which model God did you acquire?

3. Did your God come to you undamaged, with all parts in good working order and with no obvious breakage or missing attributes?

4. What factors were relevant in your decision to acquire a god? Please check all that apply.

5. Have you ever worshipped a god before? Is so, which false god were you fooled by? Please check all that apply.

6. Are you currently using any other source of inspiration in addition to God? Please check all that apply.

7. God employs a limited degree of Divine Intervention to preserve the balanced level of felt presence and blind faith. Which would you prefer (circle one)?

8. God also attempts to maintain a balanced level of disasters and miracles. Please rate on a scale of 1 - 5 His handling of the following (1=unsatisfactory, 5=excellent):

This poll, like all polls will fabricate the answers to fit the needs of the polsters. Then it will be twisted to reflect exactly what the poll-takers want you to read and Bill Clinton will consider it his bible before carefully spinning his next tale in order to see how far he can push the envelope.

If you are reading this you can now say you have been polled and we suggest you call the local newspapers and television and radio stations so they can flock to your home to report a first: the first actual person who was ever polled. You might even go down in the Guiness Book of Records as an actual someone who has been polled. Remember, if you didn't answer this poll correctly - God'll get ya!


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 23, 1998 volume 9, no. 186   DAILY CATHOLIC