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February 26, 1998
volume 9, no. 41


February 26, 1998
Medjugorje Monthly Message for February 25th

The Gospa     Dear children! Also today I am with you and I, again, call all of you to come closer to me through your prayers. In a special way, I call you to renunciation in this time of grace. Little children, meditate on and live, through your little sacrifices, the Passion and Death of Jesus for each of you. Only if you come closer to Jesus will you comprehend the immeasurable love He has for each of you. Through prayer and your renunciation you will become more open to the gift of faith and love towards the Church and the people who are around you. I love and bless you. Thank you for having responded to my call!

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While the ashes fade, memories of this Ash Wednesday will not!
     The exhilarating sight of over 800 people packing into church for Ash Wednesday gives all hope that the faith is indeed alive and thriving. This was the editor's experience at Daily Mass on Ash Wednesday. For the inspiring story SRO on Ash Wednesday in today's commentary, click on Today's CATHOLIC PewPOINT

Stay the Course!
Vision of St. John Bosco's Dream     In this week's installment of our feature mega series on the state of the Church today, we continue with the Vision Saint John Bosco received on May 30, 1862 in a dream. It was a vision for today and we'd be wise to better understand it for all that was foretold is coming to pass. For the sixtieth installment, part twenty as we sound the thirty-first clarion, click on WHERE IS HOLY MOTHER CHURCH HEADING AS WE NEAR THE MILLENNIUM?

Listen and Learn!
Queen of Prophets      As we enter into the forty days of Lent it is important to heed what our Blessed Mother has been telling us for years. Things she has repeated over and over and still we don't get it. No wonder she has told her messenger Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart and Father Don Stefano Gobbi that she has said all she can and no longer is coming to them with messages. For messages one hundred twenty-five and one hundred and twenty-six of these over 630 messages to the world, click on "I SOLEMNLY TELL YOU..."

Our Lady clues us in
Father, into Thy hands I commend My Spirit [graphic by Chris Curd]      Today we present the Meditation of Our Lady on Lesson 2 of FAREWELL TO THE HOLY WOMEN AND THE MOTHER, where Mary explains the significance of this lesson to all her children as we continue to bring you these inspiring Meditative Lessons of Jesus' Passion and Death contained in the Sorrowful Mysteries. Click on "IT IS CONSUMMATED!"

"The poor man implores, but the rich man answers harshly."
Proverbs 18: 23

The time of Quadragesima
     With the Thursday and Friday after Ash Wednesday we get down to the Lenten Masses of the season. For the readings and meditations for today and tomorrow, click on LITURGY OF THE DAY

Christ carries the crossPRAYERS & DEVOTION
For Lent we bring you the Meditative Stations of the Cross. Click on WAY OF THE CROSS

673 and counting,
hoping and praying...

Worldwide Catholic NewsWORLDWIDEBR> NEWS
with a Catholic slant
    Holy Father heading for Africa Holy Father sets itinerary for Nigerian Trip in March
         The Vatican announced plans for Pope John Paul II to travel to Nigeria from March 21 through March 23 this year for the specific purpose of meeting with the people and the Nigerian bishops. Primarily he will beatify a Nigerian canditate for sainthood - Cyprian Michael Iwene Tansi. For more, click on Nigeria to read more.

    Southern Hemisphere Bishops speak out on both sides of the Pacific Rim on truth and justice
         From Paraguay to Managua in Nicaragua to Manilia in the Philippines, two well-known cardinals and one bishop spoke strongly for justice in the on-going struggles with their governments in giving their people a fair shake in the spirit of Christ. It is an international problem which is being addressed strongly in the southern hemisphere in South America, Africa, and Asia. For more, click on Speaking out to read more.

    Vatican ventures into Vietnam
         Two years ago the Vatican was able to resolve a conflict with North Vietnam regarding religious rights. Two years later the problems have intensified once again, similar to the tension and restrictions north of the border in mainland China. In hopes of coming to a compromise to allow the Vietnamese bishops to travel to Rome and do their shepherding more freely the Holy See sent a full delegation to negotiate in Ho Chi Minh City. For more, click on Vietnam to read more.

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  • More proof that refute liberal claims that Vatican II changed this or that can be found in VATICAN II VERIFICATIONS

  • Another thought-provoking column by Sister Mary Lucy Astuto


  • Part One of With the Apostles on the Eve of Passover - in "IT IS CONSUMMATED!"

  • Liturgy of the Day for Lent

  • Meditative Stations of the Cross in PRAYERS & DEVOTION

  • ...and much more in our forty-second issue for 1998!

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