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November 11, 1997
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A salute to all... veterans... Today, being Veteran's day, we salute not only the veterans of World War I, II, Korea, Vietnam and the Gulf War, but also the veterans of the Church - those proven veterans: the saints and leaders of Holy Mother Church. We begin with Saint Martin of Tours, a soldier of Christ and a soldier by trade. Read his story in today's Liturgy of the Day, along with the readings and preparation for tomorrow's Holy Mass celebrating the feast of the martyred bishop Saint Josaphat. LITURGY OF THE DAY
We also salute the Popes as we continue with our forty seventh installment in our mega-series on THE HISTORY OF THE MASS AND HOLY MOTHER CHURCH. This week we feature the gentle-nature and peacemaker Pope Anastasius IV who, as a veteran of Vatican affairs, knew the best policy for peace was to put down the sword and take up prayer and reconciliation. To read how he did it, Pope Anastasius IV: Rome rejoices and reconciles
PRAYER & DEVOTIONJohn 6: 48
We feature a "Soldier of Christ's Prayer" or the "Prayer of the Good Shepherd" today in honor of all veterans, for fighting on the front lines of the Church militant makes veterans of us all and strengthened by the armor of God we can win all battles and reap the ultimate victory of everlasting life. PRAYER & DEVOTIONS for the Prayer of the Good Shepherd.
Mercy for the battle-weary
Every warrior of war, in the heat of battle cries out for and is in need of Mercy - Divine Mercy. Our Lord hammers the need for and gift of Divine Mercy in the 60th Lesson/Meditation to the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart in this week's release of THE HIDDEN WAY, entitled THE ESSENCE OF THE FIFTH BEATITUDE:
"Blessed are the Merciful, for they shall obtain Mercy.". THE HIDDEN WAY.
God's M.A.S.H. Unit
The scars of battle need healing and in KEYS TO LIVING GOD'S WILL, Father John Hampsch, C.M.F. shares with all how God can heal anything to the amazement of earth's footsoldiers and foes. For his thirteenth installment of Faith: Key to the Heart of God, High Octane Healing for part two. .
"I am the Bread of Life."
One of the great weapons we have been given by the Church is the Catechism of the Catholic Church in combatting the ignorance of the world and enlightening our fellow soldiers as to Christ's true battle plan for His Church Militant. We continue with the subject of the Holy Eucharist in our catechesis, bringing you what the Church has said in both the new Catechism of the Catholic Church and the old Baltimore Catechism with capsule paragraphs to contemplate on without ingesting too much information. Catechism Capsules
Medjugorje Monthly Message
October 25th Message
Dear children: Also, today I am with you and I call all of you to renew yourselves by living my messages. Little children, may prayer be life for you and may you be an example to others. Little children, I desire for you to become carriers of Peace and of God's Joy to today's world without peace. That is why, little children, pray, pray, pray! I am with you and I bless you with my motherly peace. Thank you for having responded to my call!
For more on Medjugorje, MEDJUGORJE
PROVERB OF THE DAY "The stronghold of evil men will be demolished, but the root of the just is enduring."|
Proverbs 12: 12
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Pope Beatifies three more at St. Peter's Sunday
Three more blesseds can be added to the ranks of the beatified and that much closer to sainthood as Pope John Paul II presided over the beatification of a Hungarian bishop from World War II, a turn-of-the-20th-century Italian "apostle of the Catechism," and a Mexican religious founder in the mold of Mother Teresa but nearly a century before her. For details, Beatification to read more.
A Landmark accord paves the way for the Jubilee 2000 ceremonies in Jerusalem
The Vatican signed a pact with the state of Israel yesterday ensuring all Catholic properties and interests in Israel would be protected, having formal recognition from Israel and protected by Israeli law. However the question of Jerusalem's status as an international "free zone" city has not been determined yet, but authorities on both sides are still hopeful of working out an agreement in preparation for the Pope's climactic visit to the Holy City in the year 2000 to celebrate the Jubilee in the Holy Land. Accord
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Is Avowed Abortion Governor Pete Wilson changing his tune?
Pro-lifers aren't singing the praises of California Governor and former Mayor of San Diego Pete Wilson just yet, but they're hopeful he will come into harmony with the conservative right in the Republican Party and denounce his pro-abortion platform he fought so vigorously for in his brief attempt for the presidency in 1996. A potential candidate in the next presidential election, his words to the Christian Coalition in Long Beach over the weekend were cautious but showed there's a possibility he will soften his stance on abortion. Pete
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BULLETIN: Please keep the area of Umbria, and especially Assisi in your prayers!
Details are sketchy, but two more earthquakes, registering 3.7 and 4.4 on the Richter, struck the mountain regions of central Italy over the weekend, further damaging that area's one-of-a-kind medieval churches, bell towers and structures. There are even reports the magnificent Basilica of Saint Francis in Assisi, which was struck badly last month and killed four people, sustained heavy damage again. More will be forthcoming as we receive it. Stay tuned and pray.
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