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DAILY CATHOLIC for 

January 16-18, 1998
volume 9, no. 12
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Archbishop Fulton J. SheenYou can choose to spiritually adopt an unborn child for the cost of a daily prayer!
     This weekend and throughout next week there will be a lot of hoopla on both coasts. On the west coast, of course, is the hype buildup for Super Bowl XXXII at Qualcomm Stadium next Sunday in San Diego. On the east coast, the hype is over the twenty-fifth anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's infamous Roe vs. Wade decision which started this country on a steady downward spiral toward the depths of the culture of death and ultimately hell. While many will be observing this occasion in prayer and reparation, pro-abortion advocates will be hailing the decision and calling for even more liberal measures for this "legalized" murder. They call themselves "pro-choice," but in today's editorial, entitled, "There is no other choice!, we urge our readers to adopt the wise advise of that holy prelate who was years ahead of his time and mode - Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen who encouraged all to spiritually adopt an unborn child and pray for that child for a year with the special prayer that appears below in the PRAYERS & DEVOTION section of this page. God's cup is running over and His Justice will be meted out for abortion is Murder! There are no innocent culprits, only innocent victims - the aborted fetuses - the aborted souls. All others will have to answer for their nefarious deeds. Click on CATHOLIC PewPOINT


PRAYERS & DEVOTION
Jesus, Mary and Joseph for life in all its stages
Prayer composed by Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen to be said daily for a year after spiritually adopting an unborn child.
Jesus, Mary and Joseph, I love You very much. I beg You to spare the life of the unborn child I have spiritually adopted who is in danger of abortion.


Life in all its stages doesn't include cloning
Sister Mary Lucy Astuto       While the fight continues to preserve life, some want to manufacture life on their own through artificial means, circumventing God's law and creation process to become a god themselves in controlling their own creations; namely cloning. In today's column by Sister Mary Lucy Astuto she points out the unnaturalness of cloning as she explains in Science cannot clone a soul! Click on GETTING TO THE HEART OF THE MATTER


After life -
then what?
      They call it the "afterlife" but after life expires in our temporal bodies, we have to pass through one of three portals - either Heaven or hell or, for most of us, a mandatory time, hopefully short, in Purgatory. There are countless souls who are currently members of the Church Suffering and, through indulgences the Church Militant can help expedite their elevation to the ranks of the Church Triumphant as well as earn points for shortening our stay in Purgatory. Many have been confused about indulgences and changes made after the Second Vatican Council. In today's third and final stanza on the Council Fathers' document on Indulgences we outline the changes and norms for both Partial and Plenary Indulgences. Click on VATICAN II VERIFICATIONS


Medjugorje Monthly Message for December 25th

The Gospa     Dear children! Also today I rejoice with you and I call you to the good. I desire that each of you reflect and carry peace in your heart and say: I want God in the first place in my life. In this way, little children, each of you will become holy. Little children, tell everyone, I want the good for you and he will respond with the good and, little children, good will come to dwell in the heart of each man. Little children, tonight I bring to you the good of my Son Who gave His life to save you. That is why, little children, rejoice and extend your hands to Jesus Who is only good. Thank you for having responded to my call!

For more on Medjugorje, Click on MEDJUGORJE


714 days and counting...


Worldwide Catholic NewsWORLDWIDEBR> NEWS
& VIEWS
with a Catholic slant
HEADLINES:
    Instigator of Roe vs. Wade Norma McCorvey to be keynote speaker on the side of Pro-Life
          The twenty-fifth anniversary of the nefarious Roe vs. Wade decision will take on a different twist next week in the United States Senate when the most visible proponent of abortion in 1969 will speak out strongly against abortion in favor of the sanctity of life. Her conversion in 1995 prompted a change of heart and awakening to the sacredness of the fetus. Click on Roe to read more.

    Bishop of Rome ventures into the heart of historic old Rome for historic meeting
         Showing no signs of frailty, but full of enthusiasm and vigor, the Holy Father defied the critics and skeptics yesterday when he traveled to the old, historic section of Rome which is now considered "civil Rome" where extensive renovations are underway to prepare for Jubilee 2000. The Pope emphasized the importance of the union between "civil Rome" and the senate from where the mighty Caesars once ruled, and Christian Rome, as vital in putting forth a united front to the world as the Millennium approaches. Click on Rome to read more.

    Who really has the rights to Jerusalem? Vatican aims to find out.
          Despite the fact the Israelis and Palestinians cannot agree, it isn't stopping the Vatican from negotiating with both sides, most recently the State of Palestine to assure protection for Catholics and the Church's property and jurisdiction there. The biggest bone of contention is providing free access to the holy city of Jerusalem for all Christians. Click on Palestine to read more.

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Saint Antony of Egypt

The Father of Monks
      While we celebrate Ordinary Time through most of the weekend, Saturday we commemorate the saint considered the father of monks - Saint Antony of Egypt. Click on LITURGY FOR THE DAY

PROVERB OF THE DAY
"Envy not the lawless man and choose none of his ways: to the Lord the perverse man is an abomination, but with the upright is His friendship."
Proverbs 3: 31-32

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  • Third installment on Christifideles Laici in THE VICAR OF CHRIST SPEAKS
  • We award another "Golden Chalice Award" in SIGNIFICANT SITE OF THE WEEK
  • Father Stephen Valenta's column
  • Liturgy of the Day
  • ...and much more in our thirteenth issue for 1998!

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January 16-18, 1998       volume 9, no. 12
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