volume 9, no. 22
Jan 30 - Feb 1, 1998
EWTN's Mother Angelica testifies to Power of the Rosary with a most powerful and miraculous healing!
It's TRUE! Praise God! Mother Angelica, head of EWTN's vast international evangelical network, was miraculously healed of her forty-year affliction on Wednesday night, the feast of Saint Thomas Aquinas. Mother broke the news on Jeff Cavins' Life on the Rock youth program on EWTN Thursday night when she appeared for the first time in years without her crutches, leg braces and back brace. Praise God! The miraculous healing happened while an unnamed Italian lady was praying with and for Mother in her offices at EWTN after her Wednesday night show "Mother Angelica Live." They were reciting the Rosary together in Latin and then Italian when Mother first felt a "radiant heat" in her ankles. She attributed her healing to God's Love, saying "I think it's a witness to the power of the Rosary." She emphasized that "People forget today that the Rosary is powerful for healing; the Rosary is powerful for inner strength." She claims that she never asked for healing, " I didn't ask to be healed, but He did it out of love." Whatever has happened in this dynamic and visionary nun's life she has always accepted it as God's will. She and others likened it to the passage in John 9: 25, when the blind man proclaimed under scruitiny from the pharisees, "One thing I do know, that whereas I was blind, now I see." Mother echoed the same as she gleefully expressed on the show, "I don't know, but I was crippled in braces, now I walk. I think that's awesome!" The show will be rebroadcast on Saturday, January 31 at 1 pm ET, and again Sunday night, February 1, at 11 pm ET. In Monday's issue we will detail the story with quotes and the significance of this miraculous and meaningful event which truly signifies God's Merciful Love and His promise to mankind!
A Visionary Saint has left us a legacy to learn and live our Faith
We conclude "Catholic Schools Week" and the month of January with the feast of Saint John Bosco on Saturday. His legacy he left through his order the Salesians and the educational standards he established throughout Italy and America today stand as a tribute to this great saint who is the patron saint of students, editors, journalists and laborers. Today's commentary deals with the vision he received and the significance of the saints celebrated during January and their tie-in with "Catholic Schools Week." TODAY'S CATHOLIC PewPOINT
February's Present: the Presentation
No sooner do we enter the month of February, then we celebrate a glorious feast of Our Lord - the Presentation of Our Lord on Monday along with Candlemass which we preview in this weekend's liturgy section. For the story and background on the meanings of these special feasts, and a biography of Saint John Bosco above, as well as all the liturgical readings for this weekend, LITURGY OF THE DAY
Presence of Our Lord in Eucharist is paramount to our Faith
We complete our two-part treatise on the Second Vatican Council documents as to the vital importance of the Eucharist as "par excellence" above all other modes where Jesus is truly present such as in the Word, the people of God (Mystical Body of Christ), and the priest. Today we focus on the people and the celebration they participate in - the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. VATICAN II VERIFICATIONS
God is Present everywhere - He knows our hearts and souls!
That is the point Sister Mary Lucy Astuto makes as she says "Enough is enough" regarding the lurid details emanating from the president's pranks. She reminds us of the beautiful gift we have been given in the Sacrament of Reconciliation and we shouldn't take it for granted in "Confession is good for the soul!" GETTING TO THE HEART OF THE MATTER
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
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A Publicized Death strikes Culture of Death Abortuary via terrorist's bomb
Violence reared its ugly head yesterday with the bombing of an abortuary in Birmingham, Alabama - Mother Angelica's own backyard so-to-speak. While both pro-aborts and pro-lifers decry this terrible trajedy that killed a security guard, most miss the point that death has been the mainstay of this abortuary for years. Now, a person with a name and a life is felled by this senseless act and the media over-reacts. Let all realize, as we pray for the departed souls of all as well as mercy for the culprit who committed this vile deed, that no murder is justified - whether it be an adult security guard or an innocent unborn child. Abortuary Bomb to read more.
Misery loves company as Kung lashes out at bishops and Pope
Already silenced by the Vatican, dissident theologian Hans Kung fired a salvo of bitter barbs at the German bishops yesterday for their obedience to the Holy Father's directive to cease and desist from counseling mothers who sought state-sanctioned abortions. Kung, a former priest who's liberal agenda flies in the face of obedience to the Holy See is trying to stir up the German populace and the bishops against the Pope. Many of the problems with the Church in Germany can be traced to Kung. Hans Kung to read more.
Muslim leader pledges support for the Pope's policies
Catholics in Germany and Austria, not to mention America are bickering with the Pope, but in Egypt the Grand Iman of Cairo is backing the peace policies of Pope John Paul II and urging more nations to follow the pontiff's recipe for peace and coexistence. The Egyptian Muslim leader decried the recent terrorism in Algeria and Egypt and echoed the Holy Father's call for greater cooperation and communication between Catholics and Muslims. Muslim cooperation to read more.
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PRAYERS & DEVOTION
Today's prayer is taken from the Opening Prayer of the Mass for Saint John Bosco on Saturday, January 30
Lord, You called John Bosco to be a teacher and father to the young. Fill us with love like his: may we give ourselves completely to Your service and to the salvation of mankind.
PROVERB OF THE DAY"He who walks honestly walks securely, but he whose ways are crooked will fare badly." Proverbs 10: 9
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- Fifth 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 featuring the Presentation of the Lord
Another poignant Daily CATHOLIC PewPoint editorial
...and much more in our twenty-third issue for 1998!
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