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volume 8, no. 46    
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Bishops urged to be fishers of men with the worldwide net
      On the day we celebrate one month of bringing you the DAILY CATHOLIC, and the occasion of two years on-line, we bring you this short story from the bishops' Synod of America where the subject turned to communication and the need to utilize the world wide web to better evangelize. We strongly welcome their entry into cyberspace and hope they will adhere to all Holy Mother teaches to stop the stem of the modernists who have other thoughts. We need to all work together to spread Christ's one true faith. Click on DAILY SYNOD SYNOPSIS

The Ministry of the Word!

      That is the purpose for getting more involved with the internet and the Vatican clarifies its exact meaning in regard the lay person's and priest's role in their 37-page document on the Instructions to the Laity document released November 13. In our campaign to bring you the entire document, we present the eleventh installment, dealing with the section on PRACTICAL PROVISIONS, Article 2, The Ministry of the Word Click onTHE VICAR OF CHRIST SPEAKS

Man has something a computer can never have: a heart and soul!

      No matter how hard scientists and programmers try, a heart and soul is something they'll never be able to install in computers or any technology. That gift of heart and soul is man's alone through the Mercy of God. But too often man forgets the heart and relies too much on the head. That's when trouble starts as Father Stephen Valenta, OFM Conv. explains in his topic The Journey from the Head to the Heart in his column about praying with and in the heart. The adventure is intriguing. Click on HEARTS TO HEART TALK

      Franciscan founder St. Francis and his ally St. Anthony stressed simplicity and clarity in preaching the gospel and the Catholic faith. The Franciscan web site that bears the latter's name - expresses the same clarity at www.americancatholic.org, the name of server which carries "St. Anthony Magazine". For the first week of Advent we honor this site with a review and the bestowing of the "Golden Chalice Award." Click on SIGNIFICANT SITE OF THE WEEK

Advent means preparation; preparation requires reconciliation
     To properly prepare for Christ's Coming, we need to be worthy and the only way that is possible is if we are clothed in Sanctifying Grace. Because of the nature of Original Sin, we are susceptible to temptation and falling, thus God has given us the wonderful Sacrament of Reconciliation whereby we can rid ourselves of sin and be once again encased in grace. In our treatment of truths contained in the Catechisms, we begin today with the Sacrament of Penance. Click on CATECHISM CAPSULES

A New Church Year
Yesterday marked the beginning of the Church's Liturgical Year with the First Sunday of Advent. Today and tomorrow we celebrate the First Monday and First Tuesday of Advent with the liturgical readings listed in preparation for the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Click on LITURGY OF THE DAY

Medjugorje Monthly Message
November 25th Message
The Gospa    Dear children: Today I invite you to comprehend your Christian vocation. Little children, I led and am leading you through this time of grace, that you may become conscious of your Christian vocation. Holy martyrs died witnessing: I am a Christian and love God over everything. Little children, today also I invite you to rejoice and be joyful Christians, responsible and conscious that God called you in a special way to be joyfully extended hands toward those who do not believe, and that through the example of your life, they may receive faith and love for God. Therefore, pray, pray, pray that your heart may open and be sensitive for the Word of God. Thank you for having responded to my call!
For more on Medjugorje, Click on MEDJUGORJE

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with a Catholic slant

    Klan crossed out of Queen City Holiday Displays
          The Ohio River Valley is breathing a little easier today afater it was announced the Ku Klux Klan will not be able to publicly display their cross in Cincinnati which they have done for the last eight years due to failure to register. Click on KKK to read more.

    The Hills are alive with the sounds of "Viva la Papa!"
         Whether any of the Trapp family will be present in Salzburg, Austria when the Holy Father visits is anybody's guess, but Austrians are joyous over the news that the Pope has added this Alpine country to his itinerary next year. Click on Austria to read more.

    Bishops told it's time to get the facts straight on the facts of life
          The culture of death has taken its toll through the fallacy that sex is a fact of life no matter what the mores and the bishops have had enough. It's time to educate all on the dangers and consequences of immoral action. Click on facts to read more.

Catholic World News ServiceTo subscribe to Catholic World News Service, available daily by e-mail, click on the CWN icon .

For the Advent Novena Prayer, click on ADVENT Novena Prayer
How you worked, Mary, to prepare for the Coming of your Son and the Father's. You were caught up in the Divine Wonder of the Coming of the Messiah. He Whom your people had awaited for many generations. Intercede for us, dear Mother, that we, too, may realize that your Son can be born anew in us this Christmas, and that He must be born anew in all the world if mankind is to turn away from evil. Bless us, O Lord, and these Thy gifts, which we have received from Thy bounty, through Christ our Lord. Amen.

"He who is perverse in heart finds no good, and a double-tongued man falls into trouble."

Proverbs 17: 20

Synod Journal For synod delegate Archbishop Daniel E. Pilarczyk's weekly comments on the Synod of America in Rome, click on the icon here.


To review past articles, click on Archives to read text or the following articles in graphics for November are available if you click on NOVEMBER ISSUES

  • History of the Mass and Holy Mother Church - Installment Fifty

  • The Essence of the Sixth Beatitude in THE HIDDEN WAY

  • Father John Hampsch's column

  • More on the on-going Synod of America

  • 12th installment of Vatican Document on Laity

  • ...and much, much more!

December 5-7, 1997       volume 8, no. 46
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December 1997