September 28, 1998
We conclude today the Pope's Apostolic Letter Apostolos Suos

September 28, 1998
vol. 9, no. 189


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Fr. Stephen Valenta's column Hearts to Heart Talk


This Day in Church History

Liturgy for today

CWN Catholic News for today

Medjugorje Monthly Message

Countdown to the Millennium

Medjugorje Monthly Message for September 25th
The Gospa's message for September
    Dear children! Today, I call you to become my witnesses by living the faith of your fathers. Little children, you seek signs and messages and do not see that, with every morning sunrise, God calls you to convert and to return to the way of truth and salvation. You speak much, little children, but you work little on your conversion. That is why, convert and start to live my messages, not with your words but with your life. In this way, little children, you will have the strength to decide for the true conversion of the heart. Thank you for having responded to my call
For more on Medjugorje, click on MEDJUGORJE

Today in Church history
Events today in Church History
     For events throughout the centuries that are memorable in Church history today, click on MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES

     Today's prayer is taken from the Opening Prayers for Masses honoring the martyrs Saint Wenceslaus and Saint Lawrence Ruiz and Companion Martyrs:

Lord, You taught your martyr Wenceslaus to prefer the kingdom of Heaven to all that the earth has to offer. May his prayers free us from our self-seeking and help us to serve You with all our hearts.

Lord God, in our service to You and to our neighbor give us the patience of the holy martyrs Lawrence and his companions; for those who suffer persecution for justice' sake are blessed in the kingdom of Heaven.

     We continue with the Nine Day Novena to Saint Theresa of the Child Jesus with the sixth day by clicking on NOVENA

459 and counting,
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  • Installment Seventy-Seven in our on-going megaseries THE HISTORY OF THE MASS AND HOLY MOTHER CHURCH

  • Another pertinent editorial in CATHOLIC PewPOINT

  • Messages 207 and 208 in "I SOLEMNLY TELL YOU..."

  • Time Capsules in Church History with MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES focusing on September 29th

  • LITURGY OF THE DAY for the Feast of the Archangels Saint Michael, Saint Gabriel, and Saint Raphael, and the following day - the Feast of Saint Jerome.

  • ...and much more in our 190th issue!

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     We continue our multi 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. As he concludes this letter, he warns against one bishop interfering with the work of another bishop in another diocese if it does not involve faith and morals For the final part of Apostolos Suos, click on THE VICAR OF CHRIST SPEAKS.

We go wrong when we try to make sense of God's mind. Rather, let us surrender to His Heart.
Father Stephen Valenta, OFM Conv.      Father Stephen Valenta, OFM Conv. begins today with a short series on surrendering to the will of God through praying with and from our heart. He points out that this whole process got turned topsy turvy when satan lured the first parents away from God in the Garden of Eden. Now, he asserts, it is time to turn things back the way they were meant to be. For Father's column, click on HEARTS TO HEART TALK

Do not grow anxious over the signs but heed their meaning and seek refuge in the Immaculate and Sacred Hearts
Queen of Prophets      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 to realize the times are treacherous and we will survive only if we are rooted in the faith, obedient to her Divine Son's Church and securely tucked beneath her Immaculate Mantle. Our Lady also warns all not to worry about the needs of the body, but rather be concerned - very concerned - for the welfare of the soul. For messages number 205 and 206, click on "I SOLEMNLY TELL YOU..."

Worldwide Catholic NewsWORLDWIDE

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    Holy Father extends condolences to Hurricane victims and praises missionary work with immigrants
    Haiti and Dominican Republic ravaged by HurricanePuerto Rico hit hard by Hurricane Georges     While Pope John Paul II received missionaries who have made a point to bring the faith to immigrants all over the world, he extended condolences to the thousands of victims ravaged by Hurricane Georges, specifically in Catholic Puerto Rico and the Island of Hispania which includes the highly Catholic population of the Dominican Republic and on the west side of the island Haiti as well as Cuba farther west where he visited this past January. The Pope sent telegrams to both Cardinals of the islands. For more, click on Hurricane

    Controversy continues over Pope's plans to beatify Croatian Cardinal
    Holy Father asked to delay process until investigation completeCardinal Stepinac under fire as Papal visit to Croatia looms      The controversy continues on the eve of the Pope's visit to Croatia next weekend and his plans to beatify Cardinal Aloysius Stepinac after the Jewish Center in Los Angeles called for the pontiff to delay plans to elevate the controversial Archbishop of Zagreb during World War II. They claim there are still too many skeletons in the closet that need to be cleaned out before the Cardinal is afforded such an honor. However, we suspect this is a smokescreen by holocaust hardliners for the Vatican does extensive and thorough investigation before such a move could be initiated in the first place. For more, click on Cardinal Stepinac.

    Can the Bible replace the Babel of modern technology, most specifically television?
    Vatican discusses problems with television today and religion's role      This past weekend a special forum was held at the Vatican bringing together Church leaders and film experts in an attempt to decipher how best to implement the Word of God in the media and to offset the Babel permeating the airwaves as technology threatens the Christian way of life. The title of the seminar was "Is God dead on television?" It might not make for a good sitcom or drama of the week, but the results are bound to help religious leaders cope with the ammoral atmosphere spread by this medium. For more, click on Prime Time Religion.

    While Cloistered Nuns uphold God's Will, radical feminists tearing Church apart
    Cloistered nuns remaining true to Christ's Mission of the CrossRadical Catholic feminists ignore Church teaching in venturing out on their own and ignoring Pope      The Holy Father took the occasion of a worldwide gathering of abbesses of the Cistercian Order, a cloistered religious order of nuns, to praise and encourage them for the path they have taken "living out their feminine principle to the fullest" while word out of the United States is that feminist principals are living according to their own whims, rejecting Church teaching and holding illicit masses where the Blessed Sacrament cannot possibly be confected by women priestesses masquerading as Catholics. For more, click on A tale of two types of women.

Catholic World News ServiceFor more headlines and articles, we suggest you go to the Catholic World News site at the CWN home page. CWN is not affiliated with the Daily CATHOLIC but provides this service via e-mail to the Daily CATHOLIC Monday through Friday.

     Today we celebrate the feasts of the Twenty-Sixth Monday in Ordinary Time and the commemoration of Saint Wenceslaus, Ruler and Martyr, and Saint Lawrence Ruiz and Companions, first Filipino Martyrs. Tomorrow is the great feast of the
Saint Michael the Archangel Saint Gabriel the Archangel Saint Raphael the Archangel
Archangels - Saint Michael, Saint Gabriel, and Saint Raphael. For the readings, liturgy, meditations, and vignettes on all of these saints, click on LITURGY FOR THE DAY.

"According to his good sense a man is praised, but one with a warped mind is despised."
Proverbs 12: 8

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