volume 8, no. 48
December 9, 1997
Everything's coming up roses
Whether that refers to Ethel Merman belting out the hit Broadway tune or Blessed Juan Diego exclaiming to himself the miraculous wonders of God, it still adds up to the same thing - a beautiful sign! Today we celebrate Blessed Juan's feast day which can be found in today's Liturgy section. LITURGY OF THE DAY
It may not be too much longer that we call Juan Diego Blessed. How does Saint Juan Diego sound? That is a distinct possibility that many of the Bishops of the American Synod believe strongly will happen next year when the Pope John Paul II comes to the Americas to conclude the Synod of American Bishops. For more on this, we share with you their assumptions in "Synod asks for Papal Closing Mass at Guadalupe?" in our daily coverage of the American Synod in its final week in Rome.
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Blessed Juan Diego to have company in Mexico
Mexico is looking to a bonanza of 35 candidates for beatification and canonization, topped, of course by Blessed Juan Diego whose sanctification is highly anticipated next year by the Holy Father when he concludes the Synod in the Americas. The large numbers would move Mexico to the top among countries in the western hemisphere. Mexico to read more.
Red China Abacus Act Doesn't Add up
Pope Leo XIII, Pius X, and Pius XII all said not to trust the communists and they were right. A week after hearing that Bishop Su Zhimin had been released from prison at the orders of Premier Jiang Zemin on his much publicized US "goodwill" tour, we discover that it was all a smokescreen and the good bishop still languishes behind bars. Bamboozled to read more.
Crisis in Church stretches to Emerald Isle
After a century of feeding the United States with a bevy of priests, Ireland is beginning to feel the pinch. Vocations are at an all-time low as luke-warmness and the fallout of Vatican II take its toll in this once staunchly Catholic country where priests were as plentiful as any other career field. The role models are dying and many of the younger ones have gone the way of modernism. Crisis to read more.
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PROVERB OF THE DAY "Virtue guards one who walks honestly, but the downfall of the wicked is sin." |
Proverbs 13: 6
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