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PROVERB OF THE DAY"A single reprimand does more for a man of intelligence than a hundred lashes for a fool." Proverbs 17: 10
The Hidden Way series now in book form
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458 and counting,
hoping and praying...
Medjugorje Monthly Message for September 25th
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
- Part Three of The Healing Fruits of Lourdes in the on-going series THE AGE OF MARIAN APPARITIONS
- Mid-week Humor Page good for a chuckle or two.
- Time Capsules in Church History with MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES focusing on September 30th
- Liturgy of the Day for Feast of Saint Jerome and Thursday's Feast of Saint Therese of the Child Jesus, both Doctors of the Church
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And it rained for forty days and forty nights!
Sound familiar? The flooding and natural disasters we have had lately are of biblical proportions. All we need do is remember 4,000 years ago God visited this earth with a flood that He promised would never happen again, but nevertheless when its deep it's deep and no matter that Hurricane Georges is wreaking havoc it is a wake-up call to all to return to His ways as we point out in today's editorial. We can't sit passively by for we are members of the Militant Church and, on this feast day of the leader of the army Saint Michael it's time to take up the battle cry. For today's commentary, entitled Noah could teach us all a thing or two about faith! , click on CATHOLIC PewPOINT.
The "Angel Pope" takes wings and flies the coop, longing to return to solitude and simplicity
Bizarre is the best way to describe the election and brief pontificate of Pope Saint Celestine V who never wanted to be Pope before or during his papacy. This we discover as we study the transition from a Franciscan Pope to a Benedictine one with the same spritual values and longing for solitude. For the seventy-fourth installment titled Pope Saint Celestine V The "Angel Pope" , click on THE HISTORY OF THE MASS AND HOLY MOTHER CHURCH.
Heed the signs from Heaven now before the great Justice is meted out.
That is the essence of what Our Lord and the Blessed Virgin Mary emphasize to all God's children in the 207th and 208th messages to the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart. Jesus points out that He will not be mocked by finite beings and that He alone is Judge. Our Lady reinforces this by pointing out how the evil forces that are crushing the world like a domino effect will meet their fate through her Divine Son's justice. For messages number 207 and 208, click on "I SOLEMNLY TELL YOU..."
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Croatian Catholics respond to criticism of Cardinal Stepinac
Responding to criticism from Jewish factions trying to pressure Pope John Paul II from beatifying the controversial Cardinal Stepinac, Archbishop of Zagreb, the president of Croatia spoke out strongly in favor of Stepinac denouncing accusations that Alojzije (Aloysius) was a fascist and pro-Nazi. President Franjo Tudjman vociferously defended the Cardinal, emphasizing he was against all atrocities be they fascist or communist and for the Croation people whom he loved. For more, click on Croatian Cardinal.
More nuns beaten in India as persecution continues
On the heels of beatings and rape of four nuns in a convent in central India, another incident occurred over the weekend when armed thugs broke into a New Delhi convent of Clarist Sisters and beat thirty nuns before over a three hour period before fleeing the premises. Fortunately no rapes were reported, but nevertheless Catholics are in an uproar over the indignity and violence being perpetrated on the Religious of this region. For more, click on Outrage in India.
One year anniversary of Umbrian Earthquake commemorated in Assisi
This past Sunday marked the one year anniversary of the devastating earthquake that shook Assisi and the Umbrian Region, causing extensive damage to many buildings including the Basilica of Saint Francis. The citizens commemorated the event with a Solemn Mass presided by the Archbishop in which all remembered the two Franciscans and two workers who were crushed by the falling debree - massive frescoes that are still being repaired. For more, click on Assisi.
UN up to their old tricks again. Don't be tricked at trick or treat time.
The next time some unsuspecting child pushes a UNICEF can in your face trying to lure you into putting money into it for the children, let them know it's not for the children because UNICEF doesn't believe in children, nor do the organizations WHO (World Health Organization) and other conglomerations who promote population control, a nice euphenism for Birth Control and Abortion. Halloween is a holiday where death is exalted in the scary goblins and UNICEF's traditional fund-raising ploys during that time would fit right in with the theme they're really promoting - the culture of death. For more, click on Spooky UN
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LITURGY OF THE DAY
Today is the Feast of the Archangels Saint Michael, Saint Gabriel and Saint Raphael while tomorrow, the last day in September, is the feast of that noted Doctor of the Church Saint Jerome For the readings, liturgies, meditations and vignettes of these saints for both days, click on LITURGY FOR THE DAY.
PRAYER & DEVOTIONS
Today's prayer honors Saint Michael, the most famous of the archangels and the prayer is the one composed by Pope Leo XIII which was recited after every Holy Mass until Vatican II eliminated this vital prayer.
Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle, be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, O prince of the Heavenly Host, by the Power of God, cast into hell satan and all the evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls.
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