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January 21, 1998
volume 9, no. 15
January 21, 1998

Pope arrives on Cuban soil for first time today!
Holy Father in Cuba - EWTN symbol for live coverage     Today the Holy Father touches down at Havana airport marking the historic occasion of his first visit ever to Cuba, one of the last bastions of Soviet communism. As is his custom the Pope will kneel and kiss the Cuban soil out of respect for the people and their country. He will be met by Cardinal Jaime Ortega and a bevy of clergy, dignitaries,hundreds of thousands of faithful and, quite possibly, Fidel Castro himself. For more on this and how to keep up with the Holy Father's pilgrimage to Cuba live on the internet through EWTN, Click on THE HOLY FATHER IN CUBA

Today is March for Life Day in the Nation's Capitol
March for Life Week in Washington, D.C.     Pro-lifers mass for the Annual March for Life today on the eve of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the infamous Supreme Court decision that made abortion illegal and sent this country spiraling downward. For the latest in events and information on the March, route and participants, Human Life International provides the answers as well as the latest news from Catholic World News. Click on CELEBRATING LIFE

Let Las Vegas set the odds, Denver and Green Bay Bishops have a delicious wager of their own for Super Bowl XXXII
Super Bowl Week from a Catholic Perspective      While millions of dollars are bet on the Super Bowl, the two head prelates of Green Bay and Denver have made their own friendly wager over who will win Super Bowl XXXII. For this as well as a listing of Mass and Confession times for XXXII Catholic churches within a ten mile radius of the site of the Super Bowl, click on SUPER BOWL WEEK: THE CATHOLIC ZONE

Super Bowl of Ad faux-pais Overseas is
Lost in the Translation!
      Tying in with the plethora of televised ads during the Super Bowl we bring you some real dillies that didn't turn out quite as the ad agencies had intended when they were translated into another language for targeting that foreign market. As part of our mid-week humor we bring you Combustible Commercials causing comic commotion Click on A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Heaven

Commemorating the Martyrs- Day Two
      With the Pro-life march today remembering the millions of slain babies through abortion and also, beginning today, the Holy Father's visit to Cuba where many have died for the faith, it is fitting that continue our trilogy days of martyrology. Today's feast is that of one of the Church's earliest virgins and martyrs Saint Agnes Tomorrow we remember the ancient Church's deacon and martyr Saint Vincent. For their stories and the readings for both days, Click on LITURGY FOR THE DAY

"Rich and poor have a common bond: the Lord is the maker of them all."
Proverbs 22: 2

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

709 days and counting...

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    The New Red Hats: A Brief Biography on each cardinal
          The Latin word for "hinge" comes from cardinalis from which derives "cardinal" and after the recent announcement of 23 new cardinals the Holy Father is hinging the future of Holy Mother Church in fairly conservative, traditional hands. Deo Gratias! Three of the cardinals-to-be remain a secret (in pectore) to protect them from persecution. Through Catholic World News service we provide brief biographies on each of the twenty others below in alphabetical order: Click on New Red Hats to read more.

    Chile's Red Hat on Hot Seat over Seat issue in senate
          Chile's newest cardinal-elect Archbishop Jorge Medina Estevez didn't have much time to celebrate his elevation. The day after the announcement he was called on the carpet by his country's government officials for supporting a perpetual seat in the senate for Chile's former dictator who, not surprisingly, established the policy himself. Click on Chile to read more.

    No Dolly or Llamma to transcend humans but FDA waffling
          Cloning advocate Richard Seed may not be too happy with the FDA's assertion that they will ban any human cloning. But, sadly, the FDA may look more like clowns over the clones for they admitted that, with proper rules and guidelines, they could legalize it through regulations. Translated that basically means if there is enough money and kick backs to the drug companies, then it will be legalized and the heck with morality. Click on FDA Clones to read more.

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Prayer taken from Opening Prayer of Saint Agnes' feast today.

Almighty, eternal God, You choose what the world considers weak to put the worldly power to shame. May we, who celebrate the birth of St. Agnes into eternal joy, be loyal to the faith she professed.

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  • Special feature on the conversion of "Jane Doe" of Roe vs. Wade in our mega-feature series WHERE IS HOLY MOTHER CHURCH HEADING AS WE NEAR THE MILLENNIUM?
  • Special Message from Our Lady on the evils of Abortion in "I SOLEMNLY TELL YOU..."
  • More up-to-date news, views and features on the Pope in Cuba, Celebrating the Culture of Life, and the Catholic Zone for Super Bowl XXXII
  • Liturgy of the Day
  • ...and much more in our fifteenth issue for 1998!

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