The 40 hour adoration saint remembered on every campus Today is the feast of Saint John Neumann who is chiefly responsible for bringing Forty Hour Adoration to the United States and establishing the parochial school system at the diocesan level. He is remembered on college campuses everywhere with the Neumann Centers where Catholic students can find an oasis of the faith in the midst of the secular world. LITURGY OF THE DAY
We begin the Year of the Spirit in the countdown toward the millennium and Jubilee 2000 by reviewing a site dedicated to Jubilee 2000. SIGNIFICANT SITE OF THE WEEK
Remedies for clearing the blockage caused by "Spiritual Cholesterol" We resume our columns this week with Father Stephen Valenta, OFM Conv. and his advice on being better prepared to pray with and from the heart. Today he gives us the cure for eradicating the "spiritual cholesterol" that blocks our ability to pray with all our heart. HEARTS TO HEART TALK
Marking the 50th Anniversary of the Declaration of Human Rights, Pope John Paul II tied the fact that peace can only be obtained through Jesus Christ. He asked all nations to heed the rights of families and to answer the plights of the less fortunate, calling on world powers to forgive debts to third world countries. New Year to read more.
Frustrated with the U.S. restrictions regarding Cuba and price gouging communist dictator Fidel Castro is imposing on U.S. media in preparation of the Holy Father's visit in a few weeks, media network big wigs are complaining outloud and, if they don't get their way they may pass up covering the papal visit. Networks to read more.
Boston's Cardinal Bernard Law spoke out strongly against an Irish-bashing cartoon which appeared in the Boston Globe a few days ago, demanding an apology. Boston is heavily Irish and Law cited the descendants' long history of struggle with prejudice with this most recent attack setting back progress.
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Dear Holy Spirit, please help me to ask for the help which my soul needs most. I do wish to pray with the heart and yet I know that I am offering resistance to you. I ask you sincerely to work on my soul together with Your Spouse, the Virgin Mother, and make of it a place wherein You will feel comfortable to do Your sanctifying work.
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!
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