January 27, 1998     vol 9, no. 19

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Seven-Course Spiritual Meal to digest Today

The Appetizer:

Pope once again shows 'em all how sturdy and strong he is despite the media snubs and undermining agenda

      This past week in Cuba that "frail and feeble" 77-year old Pope John Paul II made a mockery of the media's and modernists' claims that he can't keep up anymore by enduring a grueling five day stint throughout the steaming island of Cuba. For the latest on the Holy Father's last day in Havana, click on the first news feature under News & Views to the right. The Pope, wherever he went, made himself available to millions always under the scrutinous eye of Fidel Castro and his cronies; not always under the scrutiny of the media for he got bumped to the back pages, to mere sound bites because of the aberration of the Clinton folly that has become an atrocity before God in deed and coverage. Today we bring you a special commentary on all of this "junk food garbage" and the conclusion that it's time to go on a diet. Click on CATHOLIC PewPOINT

The Salad Course:

An Elderly Pope of Patience and Moderation guides Holy Mother Church to the brink of the thirteenth century

      Our fifty-fourth installment of our on-going megaseries on the annals of the Church through nearly 2000 years brings us to the late twelfth century - 800 years ago. That is when Pope Celestine III, one of the oldest pontiffs to ever be elevated to the chair of Peter, became the one hundred and seventy fifth supreme pontiff, guiding the Church to the horizon of the next century. Click on THE HISTORY OF THE MASS AND HOLY MOTHER CHURCH

The Entree:

Getting to the meat of the matter of faith

      As we grow in our faith we gain a greater understanding of spiritual nutrition and what can and won't hurt us. We learn we can digest greater fibers of truth and be healthier for it. This is the result of faith as Father John Hampsch, C.M.F. illustrates in his column - "Faith: Key to the Heart of God." Today he extends on the concept of "Steak and Potatoes Faith - stage three - graduating to higher spiritual cuisine." Click on KEYS TO LIVING GOD'S WILL

The Main Course:

Throw out the junk-food hurting our souls, but don't neglect the Hungry.

     While we need nourishment for our souls, we must not neglect the temples of the Holy Spirit - our bodies, not just ours but our brothers - especially our brothers and sisters in need. That is the meaning of the Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy and that is what Jesus conveys in the 70th Lesson/Meditation entitled "FEED THE HUNGRY." Click on THE HIDDEN WAY

The Dessert:

Sweet Success stemming from the fruits of the Council of Trent

     Today we celebrate the founder of the Order of Ursuline Sisters - Saint Angela Merici. For her story, today's liturgy and tomorrow's glorious feast of one of the Church's greatest Doctors of the Church - Saint Thomas Aquinas - click on LITURGY OF THE DAY

The Aperitif:


Prayer taken from Opening Prayer for today's feast of St. Angela Merici.

Lord, may St. Angela commend us to Your mercy; may her charity and wisdom help us to be faithful to Your teaching and to follow it in our lives.

The After-Dinner Mint:

Medjugorje Monthly Message for January 25th

    Dear children! Today again I call all of you to prayer. Only with prayer, dear children, will your heart change, become better, and be more sensitive to the Word of God. Little children, do not permit satan to pull you apart and to do with you what he wants. I call you to be responsible and determined and to consecrate each day to God in prayer. May Holy Mass, little children, not be a habit for you, but life. By living Holy Mass each day, you will feel the need for holiness and you will grow in holiness. I am close to you and intercede before God for each of you, so that He may give you strength to change your heart. Thank you for having responded to my call! For more on Medjugorje, Click on MEDJUGORJE

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January 27, 1998 volume 9, no. 19          DAILY CATHOLIC

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