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LITURGY OF THE DAY
Though it has been superceded by the new liturgy of Ordinary Time, today is the traditional feast of Our Lady of Mercy, also known as Our Lady of Ransom in honor of the protection afforded the order of priests founded by Saint Peter Nolasco in 1218. For today and tomorrow's liturgy in Ordinary Time, click on LITURGY FOR THE DAY.
PRAYER & DEVOTIONS
Today's prayer is in honor of Our Lady of Ransom established by King James of Aragon and carried out by Saint Peter Nolasco and Saint Raymund of Pennafort to free Christians during the Crusades. The prayer is just as meaningful today. For the second day of the Nine Day Novena to Saint Theresa of the Child Jesus, click on NOVENA:
O God, Who, through the most glorious Mother of Thy Son, was pleased to give new offspring to the Church, for the freeing of Christ's faithful from the power of the heathen; grant, we beseech Thee, that we ho lovingly honor her as the foundress of so great a work, may, by her merits and intercession, be delivered from all sin and from the bondage of the devil. Through the same Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end. Amen.
Events today in Church History
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463 and counting,
hoping and praying...
- A timely column by Sister Mary Lucy Astuto
- A pertinent editorial in CATHOLIC PewPOINT
- THE SYMPHONY OF SUFFERING
- The New Monthly Medjugorje Message for September 25th
- Time Capsules in Church History with MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES focusing on September 25th through September 27th.
- LITURGY for the Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time and the rest of the Masses in Ordinary Time for Friday, Saturday - feast of Saint Cosmas and Damian and Monday - the feast of Saint Wenceslaus and Saint Lawrence Ruiz
- ...and much more in our 188th issue for 1998!
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When it comes to abortion there is one sign we cannot ignore!
In our second part of the series on SIGNS OF GOD'S MERCY AND JUSTICE we concentrate on the mandatory sign to follow in stopping the most hideous sin of this century: Abortion. That sign is STOP! We bring to light the clever manipulations satan uses to deceive God's children, especially in view of the laviscious travesties being foist on the public today because of the sins of this administration. Jesus has said in Matthew and Mark "For what does it profit a man, if he gain the whole world, but suffer the loss of his own soul?" and that is what we zero in on in this issue. Sadly too many have overlooked the most obvious signs and in doing so, have detoured off the main path onto their own rough road cluttered with devastating potholes and obstacles. For the Seventy-Seventh installment of this on-going megaseries, click on WHERE IS HOLY MOTHER CHURCH HEADING AS WE NEAR THE MILLENNIUM?.
Wear the Sign of Christ and be numbered among His little lambswith a Catholic slant
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That is the essence of Our Lord's and His Blessed Mother Mary's words in the 200th and 201st messages to the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart, which we bring you today. Our Lady urges her children to open their hearts to her Divine Son Jesus and to look to the weapons He gives us and lay them before the Tabernacle where we are reinforced. Jesus warns of the subterfuge to remove Him from His Church and society which is evident today and asks us to restrengthen our resolve and reload our spiritual weapons for our faith and good works are our sword and shield. Click on "I SOLEMNLY TELL YOU..."
NEWS & VIEWS
Senate once again betrays Culture of Life as parental rights bill fails on floor
It's time to drum out those senators who consistently promote the culture of death as once again a bill, that would have given the innocent children somewhat of a break, failed to muster enough votes on the Senate floor. This time three Republicans voted against the bill that would have mandated notifying parents of a teen's attempt to get an abortion. While 13 Democrats voted to overturn the veto on Partial Birth Abortion Ban, only two voted for it this time, thus dealing the death blow to the bill for this year and quite possibly the death knell for countless innocent children who will never have a chance. For more, click on Aborted bill on abortion.
While U.S. Senate doesn't have a clue, Spanish Parliament gets it right: Votes down abortion!
By one vote yesterday in Spain's Parliament legislators upheld pro-life in this Catholic country by defeating a bill that would have legalized abortion. No doubt the intercession of millions of Catholics who implored Saint Thomas of Villanova on his feast day played a providential role in the results. For more, click on Spanish pro-life victory.
Holy Father refers to Signs of the Times in his Wednesday Audience
Tying in with the theme of "Signs of the times" in today's issue of the DAILY CATHOLIC the Holy Father spoke of the the evidence of the signs that God places before us and which we can discern through events in our times by the aid of the Holy Spirit. The Pope pointed out that Jesus is the Alpha and the Omega and we can better understand our place in the Divine plan better by recognizing the signs that come from God and by relying on the Sanctifier to strengthen our resolve to fulfill God's Will. For more, click on Wednesday Audience.
Bishop of one diocese differs with priest from another over sustaining life of patient
The case of Hugh Finn, a 44 year old Catholic who has been in a coma since an auto wreck turned him into a virtual vegetable in 1994, is the subject of a feud between the head of the diocese of Louisville, Kentucky Bishop Thomas Cajetan Kelly a Dominican and the associate pastor from Finn's parish in Manassas, Virginia - All Saints where his wife Michele has struggled with pulling the life support system. Relatives disagree with her and side with the Bishop while Father Daniel Gee agrees with Mrs. Finn and therein the battle lines are drawn as to the right thing to do. There has been no appointment of a new bishop yet in Finn's diocese of Arlington since the death this year of Bishop John Keating in Rome. For more, click on Life Support dilemna.
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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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PROVERB OF THE DAY"Wisdom cries aloud in the street, in the open squares raising a voice; down the crowded ways calling out, at the city gates uttering the words: 'How long, you simple ones, will you love inanity, how long will you turn away at My reproof? Lo! I will pour out to you My Spirit, I will acquaint you with My words." Proverbs 1: 20-23
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