volume 9, no. 20
January 28, 1998
Celebrating Catholic Education
Today, in the midst of "Catholic Schools Week" we celebrate one of the greatest educators in the annals of great Church Doctors - Saint Thomas Aquinas. We include in this issue a link to his famed Summa Theologica. In addition, we feature his story along with the readings for today's Mass and tomorrow's in Ordinary time. LITURGY OF THE DAY
Many educators have incurred "illegal procedure" penalties
Today we commemorate "Catholic Schools Week" with an expose of what has happened to our faith through education in the United States at all levels of "Catholic" education. In this commentary we call for a change in the slogan "Restoring Faith in Education" to "Restoring Faith in our Faith through Education." Why restore faith in education when it has been proven the system does not work? Why not restore faith in the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Faith through proper Education? That is the only way we'll be able to reverse the secular trend of the past thirty years in our schools, increase vocations to the priesthood and religious life, and receive the blessings and fruits from above. Future generations depend on it! TODAY'S CATHOLIC PewPOINT
God's present to us is that He is always Present in the present
We resume our on-going megaseries on Marian Apparitions and conclude our multi-part feature on the essence of why Our Lady has been appearing and why God has sent Mary to guide us, to admonish us, to warn us. But we must be zone in, eliminate the static so that we can listen, learn and live what Heaven is telling us to do. For the fifty-third installment, THE AGE OF MARIAN APPARITIONS
Indulging in the treasury of the Communion of Saints
We continue our treatise on Indulgences by showing how the Communion of Saints contributes toward the treasury of the Church, enabling us to enjoy the merits of Indulgences. Today we feature solely the new Catechism of the Catholic Church. Next week we will conclude this segment on Indulgences by bringing you capsules exclusively from the old, but still very much pertinent Baltimore Catechism. CATECHISM CAPSULES
Cuba under the magnifying glass
In a final look back at the Holy Father's historic trip to Cuba, we bring you a first-hand look from a native Cuban who provides a subjective, but emotional view of how Cubans truly feel about the situation in Cuba along with their hopes and prayers that the visit from Pope John Paul II will change their fortunes for the better. Cuba Revisited...Cuba Revealed!
PRAYERS & DEVOTION
Words of the "Tantum Ergo" composed by St. Thomas Aquinas
Down in adoration falling,
Lo! the Sacred Host we hail.
Lo! o'er ancient forms departing
Newer rites of grace prevail:
Faith for all defects supplying
Where the feeble senses fail.
To the Everlasting Father,
And the Son Who reigns on high,
With the Holy Ghost proceeding
Forth from Each eternally,
Be salvation, honor, blessing,
Might and endless Majesty.
Medjugorje Monthly Message for January 25th
Dear children! Today again I call all of you to prayer. Only with prayer, dear children, will your heart change, become better, and be more sensitive to the Word of God. Little children, do not permit satan to pull you apart and to do with you what he wants. I call you to be responsible and determined and to consecrate each day to God in prayer. May Holy Mass, little children, not be a habit for you, but life. By living Holy Mass each day, you will feel the need for holiness and you will grow in holiness. I am close to you and intercede before God for each of you, so that He may give you strength to change your heart. Thank you for having responded to my call! For more on Medjugorje, MEDJUGORJE
702 and counting...
with a Catholic slant
Dallas Diocese on verge of going belly-up if insurance companies bail out!
The Bishop of Dallas the Most Rev. Charles V. Grahmann announced late last week that if the two insurance companies the Diocese had contracted with wiggle out of their commitment to pay the settlement a Dallas court ordered the Diocese must pay last summer over the Rudy Kos pedophilia trial, then the Diocese has no choice but to declare bankruptcy. The Diocese released last week an audit that showed it only has fiscal assets of less than one and a half million, far short of the 120 million the plaintiffs' attorneys are demanding. Dallas Diocese to read more.
Pope doesn't blink in demanding German Bishops comply but showdown looms
As we reported here on Monday and Tuesday, the Vatican also confirmed yesterday that the Holy Father is adamant that the Bishops not participate in abortion counseling since it is akin to promoting the culture of death and the Church must stand for the culture of life. In a stern letter to the Bishops of Germany the Pope listed the pitfalls of the Church working with the state regarding abortion. Though the article states the bishops will comply, the article below indicates a showdown is looming. Pope's insistance to read more.
Bishops declare Pope's out of touch. Hell no they won't comply!
There is trouble in Denmark, as well as Berlin, Munich, Bavaria and many other cities of Alemagne, now Germany. The bishops are steadily mounting a campaign, backed by the misguided people, to disobey the supreme pontiff and adhere to what the state wants. The last time this happened in Germany, a fellow by the name of Adolf Hitler forged his way to power. Is history about to repeat itself? German resistance to read more.
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PROVERB OF THE DAY"Without prophecy the people become demoralized; but happy is he who keeps the law." Proverbs 29: 18
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- More on the Church today in our on-going megaseries feature WHERE IS HOLY MOTHER CHURCH HEADING AS WE NEAR THE MILLENNIUM?
Messages 115 and 116 from Our Lady in "I SOLEMNLY TELL YOU..."
Liturgy of the Day
...and much more in our twenty-first issue for 1998!
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