volume 8, no. 26|
November 7-9, 1997
Why can't we all just get along?
With Friday being "World Community Day" the thought is resurrected that all mankind are God's children. Jesus said, "Let the little children come unto Me." Yet, everywhere you look there are wars, skirmishes, lawsuits. Man isn't filled with love today, it's hate! And hate is something God will not abide. Fortunately for us hate is foreign to the Supreme Being; unfortunately for us it isn't foreign to us. Foreign sounds like such a forboding word where we lump everything that we don't understand into that moniker, dismissing something different as inferior. This kind of pride hurts God as well as our own souls. To be right, we need to strive to understand our fellow men - friend and foe, and those we don't understand. Jesus has told us as much, hammering this home in the Sunday Gospel which is what Cyndi Cain reflects on in her weekly column on Reflections - "Come Unto Me". "Love begins with reconciliation" to better understand what Our Lord asks of us in this Reflection on Sacred Scripture.
"Do whatever He tells you to do" for this weekend.
The Blessed Mother's words to the stewards at Cana are as relevant today in giving our full-hearted fiat to the Will of God as well as loving our fellow man. Our Lady was the epitome of love and she conveys that love to us in the role she plays in God's master plan. We honor her tomorrow when we observe the beautiful Votive Mass of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Saturday, and on Sunday we celebrate the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica in Rome, a feast that mirrors the history of the Church. Read all about its illustrious history and get a head start on the week by preparing for Holy Mass and the feast of Saint Leo the Great, the Pope who saved the Church at the gates of Rome, by LITURGY
"Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me"
That is the refrain of the melodius hymn sung at the end of many Masses and often during the Offertory, for the PRAYER & DEVOTION today in keeping with "World Community Day" we bring you the beautiful Prayer of Saint Francis of Assisi. PRAYER & DEVOTION
It's easy to talk to God
Conversing with God, His Blessed Mother and the saints is easy when we realize the treasury of prayers we have at our disposal. In her weekly column "Getting to the Heart of the Matter" Sister Mary Lucy Astuto shares with us the advantages we have with these prayers and how to take advantage. Conversational Prayer
"...deliver us from evil""Take This, all of you, and eat..." 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
The natural disasters that are peppering the world is nothing compared to the unnatural disasters of mankind's hard-heartedness and the cankerous sores of the culture of death. These unnatural disasters cry out for justice...God's Justice and it will be swift. He has promised us that. What do all these natural disasters and the speculation of El Nino mean? "In the natural order of events, it's only natural for the Supernatural!" in the weekly editorial entitled CATHOLIC PEWPOINT.
Medjugorje Monthly Message
Our Lady is asking all of us to get along, to love one another as her Divine Son loves us. This Medjugorje section, part of the A Call To Peace department, offers the Monthly Message from Medjugorje and the Call to Peace from the Queen of Peace, summarizing the five main points of the messages Our Lady asks of all her children. To read the October 25th Monthly Message MEDJUGORJE
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with a Catholic slant
The people have spoken: "Keep the Cross!"
San Francisco is often likened to a modern Sodom and Gomorrah, but at least there are a few just men left in those regions and they came forward at the polls to resoundingly let the atheist legal pundits know they are not going to relinquish the massive 103-foot cross atop Mount Davidson without a fight. Cross
to read more.
Oregon has gone to the dogs!
Like a a dog pound where unwanted canines are "put to sleep," Oregon voters are in the doghouse with religious and moral leaders across the nation after reinforcing the controversial suicide law in election results this past week. Suicide
to read more.
Vatican to the U.N: Refugees are God's children, too!
Archbishop Renato Martino, official Vatican representative to the United Nations spoke out strongly on the subject of the growing plight of refugees throughout the world, reminding the world body that they must be treated with dignity and all nations are responsible and need to reach out to them with love, not disdain. Refugee
to read more.
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PROVERB OF THE DAY "All the ways of a man may be pure in his own eyes, but it is the Lord who proves the spirit."|
Proverbs 16: 2
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