September 3, 1998
Feast of Pope Saint Gregory the Great

September 3, 1998

vol. 9, no. 173

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Medjugorje Monthly Message

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Feast of Pope Saint Gregory the Great

Today we celebrate the feast of Pope Saint Gregory the Great, the 64th successor of Peter who contributed much to Holy Mother Church including a form of music appropriately called Gregorian Chant which, sadly, has been all but lost in most liturgies today. Tomorrow we commemorate FIRST FRIDAY with the Holy Mass for Ordinary Time. For the liturgy, readings and meditations and story of St. Gregory, click on LITURGY FOR THE DAY.

      Today's prayer is the Opening Prayer for the Mass in honor of Pope Saint Gregory the Great:

Father, You guide Your people with kindness and govern us with love. By the prayers of Saint Gregory give the spirit of wisdom to those You have called to lead Your Church. May the growth of Your people in holiness be the eternal joy of our shepherds.

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

484 and counting,
hoping and praying...

This Labor Day Weekend
  • A timely column by Sister Mary Lucy Astuto

  • Another pertinent editorial in CATHOLIC PewPOINT

  • Top Ten Movie Reviews of the Week from a Catholic perspective in our MOVIES & MORALS


  • Time Capsules in Church History with ALL ROADS LEAD TO ROME focusing on September 4th through September 7th.

  • LITURGY for the Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time and the rest of the Masses in Ordinary Time for First Friday, First Saturday and Monday - Labor Day.

  • ...and much more in our 174th issue for 1998!

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In the Year of the Holy Spirit, the Sanctifier's Flame of Love remains as strong as ever while the human spirit flickers in a world of darkness.
The seat of Christianity - the seat of our salvation: Rome and St. Peter's Basilica     As part of our summer service to readers who may not have had the opportunity to read the earliest chapters of our on-going megaseries on the Church today, we repeat the early installments bringing you the ninth installment in which we discuss the Holy Spirit, the Paraclete, the Sanctifier, the Third Person of the Most Holy Trinity and how we don't depend on Him enough, including many of the bishops who give lip-service to the Holy Ghost, but fail to convey the vital importance and necessity of the Holy Spirit in the life of each person, family, parish and diocese as well as accurately conveying what the Holy Spirit truly inspired at Vatican II, not the liberal platform foisted upon us over the past thirty years which was man's agenda rather than God's. For the ninth installment entitled Rekindling the Flame of the Holy Spirit , click on WHERE IS HOLY MOTHER CHURCH HEADING AS WE NEAR THE MILLENNIUM?.

The darkness intensifies because hearts remain closed, while the mind controls our lives.
Queen of Prophets      That is the essence of the Blessed Mother Mary's words in her 181st and 180th 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 for only in Him will they have a refuge for grave persecutions have begun and will continue until her Immaculate Heart triumphs. The darkness intensifies and Our Lady bemoans the fact so many remain cold to her words, opting instead to rationalize everything and look to the world for answers where the only true answers come from above. Click on "I SOLEMNLY TELL YOU..."

Worldwide Catholic NewsWORLDWIDE

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    Pope accepts invite to visit Romania, calls for all faiths to work together for peace
    Pope accepts invitation to visit Romania Holy Father urges all to seek path of peace      In a personal message to the members of the 12th annual ecumenical meeting coming to a close in Bucharest this week, the Holy Father urged the cooperation of all faiths in the pursuit of peace. He also accepted the invitation to visit Romania extended last year by the government and this past week by the Romanian Orthodox Patriarch Teoctist calling Romania the "bridge between East and West." For more, click on Pope and Romania.

    Following the supreme law of love as guided by the Holy Spirit enables all to achieve full freedom Pope relays
    Pope emphasizes role of The Sanctifier at weekly Papal Audience      That was the emphasis of the Holy Father's regular Wednesday Papal Audience at Paul VI Hall yesterday as he invoked the assembly to look to the link between the Second Person of the Trinity - Jesus Christ and the Third Person of the Trinity - the Holy Spirit to help guide them toward full freedom by fully complying with all God asks of them through the Ten Commandments and the laws of His Holy Church. This translates into the supreme law of love. In a related story, Pope John Paul II announced he will honor the namesake of the hall - Pope Paul VI when he visits Brescia in northern Italy in a few weeks. For more, click on Papal Audience.

    Naples Cardinal remains in eye of the storm between Italian government and the Vatican
    Cardinal Michele Giordano in the eye of the storm between Italian authorities and Vaticanbeing singled out     Responding to sharp criticism from the Vatican over civil violation of Church vs. State measures, the Italian government gave lip-service to the Vatican that all that has transpired was legal and above board. Not that the Vatican buys that as they prepare to present a retort, still feeling Cardinal Michele Giordano, an avowed opponent of the Mafia's ways, has been unfairly singled out as a member of the Mafia simply because he is the brother of one of those suspected of racketeering. For more, click on Racketeered and Railroaded.

    Survey reveals that the best way for teens to root out vice is to be rooted in faith!
          A survey taken of teenagers 12 to 17 revealed that the best way to say no to drugs is to say yes to God through practicing their faith. The National CASA Survey made a point to dilineate the difference between those teens who were active in their faith and those who weren't and their findings were significant in that the majority who were active were passive when it came to drugs of all kinds. Proof that 100 proof is not the answer but faith in their faith is. Many hope this information will encourage priests and ministers in guiding the youth. For more, click on Teen survey.

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Medjugorje Monthly Message for August 25th
The Gospa's message for August    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

"Boast not of tomorrow, for you know not what any day may bring forth."
Proverbs 29: 1

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