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LITURGY OF THE DAY
Today is the Feast of the Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary while tomorrow we honor the feast of Saint Peter Claver, Priest, Religious and Missionary. For the readings, liturgy, meditations and vignettes for both days, click on LITURGY FOR THE DAY.
Events today in Church History
For events throughout the centuries that are memorable in Church history today, click on MILLENNIUM MILESTONES
PROVERB OF THE DAY"Happy the man who is always on his guard; but he who hardens his heart will faill into evil." Proverbs 28: 14
The Hidden Way series now in book form
Though we have completed the 100 Lessons/Meditations of THE HIDDEN WAY always carried on Tuesdays, you may now acquire your own copy of the just-released book THE HIDDEN WAY which contains all 100. To find out how, click on Book
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- Fifteenth installment of THE AGE OF MARIAN APPARITIONS in this on-going series on the Immaculate Conception.
- A special Q&A with Sister Nirmala conducted by Catholic World News on the one-year anniversary of Mother Teresa's passing.
- Time Capsules in Church History with MILLENNIUM MILESTONES focusing on September 9th
- Liturgy of the Day for the feast of Saint Peter Claver and the following day - the Twenty-Third Thursday in Ordinary Time.
- ...and much more in our 172nd issue for 1998!
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The Fall of one empire means the Rise of another as the Church expands in the Fifth Century |
As the proud Roman Empire was imploding from within, another organization which had set-up in Rome through the efforts of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, was expanding to the far reaches of the empire thanks to the dedication of such stalwart missionaries as Saint Patrick and the sage foresight of holy pontiffs during the fifth century, most notably Pope Leo the Great who, through the aid of the Holy Spirit stopped the "Scourge of God" - Attila the Hun at the gates of Rome. For the sixteenth installment titled The Fifth Century: The Century of St. Patrick, St. Leo the Great, and the Fall of the Roman Empire , click on THE HISTORY OF THE MASS AND HOLY MOTHER CHURCH.
The Blessed Mother isn't getting older, only better as we celebrate her birthday today!
In today's editorial, we feature today's feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary's nativity and what we all need to do to make her birthday a joyous one for she truly hasn't had much to celebrate lately. For today's commentary, entitled Happy Birthday, Mom!, click on CATHOLIC PewPOINT.
PRAYER & DEVOTIONS
Yesterday, Labor Day we began the Nine Day Novena for Life sponsored by the National Conference of Catholic Bishops. The Novena stretches from the Vigil of the feast of the Birth of Mary to September 15 - the feast of Our Lady of Sorrows. It is appropriate that these liturgical feasts fall during the same time Congress will once again consider the important legislation impacting the lives of unborn children in trying to rescind Clinton's veto of the ban on partial-birth abortion. Below is the daily prayer for the Novena for Life and click on NOVENA FOR LIFE:
God, come to my assistance. Lord, make haste to help me. (Glory Be).
Holy Mother of God, hear the prayers of the Church for all mothers, especially those wearied by life and overcome by the suffering they bear for their children. (Hail Mary).
O Mother of the Word Incarnate, intercede for them from your place in Heaven, that the mercy of your Divine Son might lighten their burden and give them strength. (Hail Mary, Glory Be).
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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Use arms to embrace in love as Mother Teresa did, not arms for war Pope entreats
The Holy Father returned to the Vatican last weekend specifically to honor the memory of Mother Teresa who died a year ago this past Saturday. He implored all, especially world leaders to put aside differences and work as one for world peace using arms of embraceable love for all rather than arms of destruction that do nothing but harm. He emphasized that would be the greatest way to honor Mother Teresa by carrying out what she did in deed. He made his remarks to the Italian Catholic Action group. For more, click on Honoring Mother Teresa.
Don't ask the Holy Father what is his sign!
Pope John Paul II stayed at the Vatican Sunday to deliver his weekly Angelus address, earmarking the dangers of astrology and new age which has become the trend in Italy and elsewhere. He warned of the dangers of horoscopes and entreated all to dismiss the mysteries of the occult in favor of the "Mystery of Love" - God, specifically the Holy Spirit for there are the true, authentic answers all seek. For more, click on Angeles Address.
Number of slaughtered victims at Catholic Mission in Congo drastically revised from 200 to over 600 casualities
The casualty list from the massacre at a Catholic Mission run by the Order of the Sons of the Resurrection has risen drastically from a first reported 37 killed, including a priest, three nuns and several seminarians, on August 24 to a revised total of 633 souls who were slaughtered by Congo rebels who had been ordered to leave the country by the president who they had helped put in office. Why they attacked the mission is still under investigation. For more, click on Mission massacre.
Fightin' Irish alum fightin' mad over appointment of pro-abort Bill Bradley to teach under the Golden Dome
Former Democratic Senator Bill Bradley who grew up with a friend of the editor's in Crystal City, Missouri is no friend of Catholics and that is the message furious Notre Dame alumni are trying to convey after hearing that the administration had hired the strongly pro-abort politician and former NBA player to teach on campus this fall. Joining the alumni group was the Pro-Life Action League and other pro-life groups who are outraged that a Catholic institution would do such a thing. Since they had gotten nowhere through proper channels they paid for a plane to buzz the stadium during Notre Dame's upset victory over Michigan Saturday afternoon with banners bringing to light the problems. For more, click on Golden Dome tarnished
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