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January 22, 1998
volume 9, no. 16
January 22, 1998

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Instigator of Roe vs. Wade admits it was "all a lie!"
Click here to see today's articleNorma McCorvey

     The prodigal son has returned, or in this case the prodigal daughter. We are speaking, of course, of Norma McCorvey the woman who spawned the terrible twenty-five year legalization of the culture of death through the infamous Roe vs. Wade decision. Today is the twenty-fifth anniversary of this abomination and we bring you a special feature on the woman herself and her path back to the Lord through the providence of God. While she was testifying before a Senate committee that she had perjured herself to further her own cause of abortion, thousands were marching outside in the annual MARCH FOR LIFE, organized by Human Life International protesting the decision, while praying that pro-abort advocates would see the light and repent as Norma McCorvey has done. We include this feature in both our feature mega-series on the Church today and in the special CELEBRATING LIFE section available this week to non-subscribers. For the 55th installment, "I came that they might have life, and have it more abundantly," click on WHERE IS HOLY MOTHER CHURCH HEADING AS WE NEAR THE MILLENNIUM?

The evils of abortion are appalled in Heaven He suffered for the sins of abortion       The horrors of the culture of death are decried by the Communion of Saints as the Church Militant on earth are recruited by the bishops, priests and pro-life lay organizations to pray for the end to this abominable sin. Jesus Christ Himself, in a powerful message to the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart on June 22, 1995 warned of the consequences if we do not all unite for the cause of the culture of life. Click on "I SOLEMNLY TELL YOU..."

U.S. caught in crossfire as both Castro and John Paul II blast embargo
Holy Father's First Day in Cuba       The first encounter between communist dictator Fidel Castro and Pope John Paul II caused sparks with the neighbor 90 miles to the north when both called for the end of the United States' long embargo on Cuba. The Holy Father pleaded for the world to open up to Cuba, and conversely for Cuba to open to the world. That last part is up to Mr. Castro. The two will meet in private today and we suspect the supreme pontiff will not mince words in pursuading "el commandante" to withdraw his restrictions on the Church. Click on THE HOLY FATHER IN CUBA

The Super Bowl pales in comparison to another super and special event on Sunday!
Super Bowl Week from a Catholic Perspective      Add up one billion people + one and a quarter million dollars a minute for a Super Bowl commercial spot and it doesn't amount to a thing in God's eyes. But to the rest of the world it has become a pagan holiday that has no equal. But for Catholics the only way to make Super Sunday super is to begin with the greatest event any one could participate in - the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. And it won't cost you $375 a ticket or the going scalpers' rate of $5,000. for two seats on the 50 yard line. If you don't attend this special event held every Sunday it could cost you a lot more...a helluva lot more: your eternal soul. In our special Super Bowl section we provide a list of Catholic churches in the San Diego area so visitors will be sure not to miss the big event - Sunday Mass. click on SUPER BOWL WEEK: THE CATHOLIC ZONE

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

708 days and counting...

Worldwide Catholic NewsWORLDWIDEBR> NEWS
with a Catholic slant
    Bishops' directive to Clinton: "Enough with Embargo, lift the sanctions!"
          Embargo seems to be the key word today as the U.S. is getting pummeled by the Pope on Cuba and the American bishops on Iraq. In both cases the Church is calling for America to lift sanctions against Cuba and Iraq. The latter coming on the heels of 54 U.S. bishops, both liberal and conservative, united in the cause of petitioning Bill Clinton to ease up on sanctions and show some mercy, citing the millions who have died of starvation. Click on Sanctions to read more.

    Newt softpeddles GOP abortion vote as he tries to tackle damage control
         They say when it comes to a politician, believe half of what you hear and forget that half. Such is the case with GOP majority whip Newt Gingrich as he tried to rationalize why the GOP defeat of the pro-life platform, which would have withheld campaign funding for GOP pro-abortion candidates, was a good thing. Leave it to ol' Newt to try to put a square peg in a round hole. No matter the party, there's trouble in D.C. Click on GOP to read more.

    Pro-abort UN at it again in promoting culture of death globally
          Just when you thought the pro-life advocates were beginning to win the war, the pro-death faction has struck again, this time launching a glitzy ad campaign with Linda Gray of "Sue Ellen Ewing" fame in the Dallas series. Their main goal is trying to thwart the growing sentiment to overturn abortion beginning with Congress passing the partial-birth abortion ban. In a last-ditch effort the pro-aborts are pulling out all the stops to save face as Gray goes "face to face" with America. Funny, nobody thinks about the faces of the unborn! Click on Pro-aborts to read more.

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Commemorating the Martyrs- Day Three
      Today is the feast of one of the earliest martyrs of the Church Saint Vincent. It is fitting that it coincides with the twenty-fifth anniversary of legalized abortion for Vincent was placed on a rack and his body twisted and ripped apart just as a fetus is twisted, ripped and crushed through the murderous act of abortion. For the story on St. Vincent, today's readings as well as tomorrow's readings for Ordinary Time, click on LITURGY FOR THE DAY

Prayer taken from Opening Prayer of Saint Vincent's feast today.

Eternal Father, You gave Saint Vincent the courage to endure torture and death for the Gospel; fill us with Your Spirit and strengthen us in Your love.

"Grandchildren are the crown of old men, and the glory of children is their parentage."
Proverbs 17: 6

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  • 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 including a feature on All American, all pro Haven Moses
  • Sister Mary Lucy Astuto's column
  • Liturgy for the weekend
  • A poignant, outspoken commentary in CATHOLIC PewPOINT
  • ...and much more in our seventeenth issue for 1998!

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