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* Greetings & Thanks, Newsletter Changes

* MCS News & Notes

* Selected May Feasts & Resources

* Marian Reflections & Resources

* Catholic Trivia

* Helping Non-Catholics & Fallen Away Loved Ones

* Recent Catholic News

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Dear Friend,

Laudetur Jesus Christus! Latin for: Praised be Jesus Christ. [These are the opening words of Vatican Radio transmissions and we often make them our own for 'live chat'.] We send our warmest greetings and thanks to all subscribers and other visitors for their support of our newsletter.

We also thank all subscribers for their valuable feedback regarding our newsletter. Based on your feedback, we are experimenting with various changes. For example, there was a rather clear consensus among survey respondents that readers would like more Catholic news, therefore we have added a "Recent Catholic News" feature to this newsletter.

Respondents also indicated a preference for more trivia, links, and articles. In other areas, there may be less of a consensus but it seems that most respondents would prefer for our newsletter NOT to be shorter and NOT to have fewer quotations. These are two areas that we were especially wondering about so it is good to know what subscribers think. [Please note: If you are one of the respondents who indicated a preference for shorter newsletters and/or fewer quotations, please rest assured that we will still keep this in mind... we don't want our newsletters to be too long.]

To accommodate the changes that we plan to make, particularly adding Catholic news, it may require that our newsletters be sent out slightly later in the month. The reason this is necessary is so that we can provide a "more full" synopsis (sorry for the oxymoron!) of the previous month's news. Unfortunately, this means that the newsletter will probably not be very timely for items that occur at the beginning of the month (for example the 5/1/09 feast of St. Joseph the Workman). We hope this will not be inconvenient for readers.

In order to keep things timely - and to avoid lengthening & secularizing the newsletter - we are strongly considering issuing our newsletter as usual and also issuing a separate, brief "news synopsis" once a week or twice a month. This way, our newsletters could remain timely, shorter, have a "holier" focus, and also subscribers would receive news on a more timely basis. For those subscribers who would not like this much e-mail, we could allow subscribers to "opt out" of the weekly/twice a month update but they could still continue to receive the regular newsletter (sans news updates). With this setup, we may best be able to accommodate the preferences of all subscribers and keep our regular newsletter shorter & better focused on spiritual matters. If you would like to comment on this proposed change, please visit If we decide to make this change, we will issue the "news synopsis" separately with clear instructions on how to opt out of receiving them in the future. By default all subscribers would be "opted in" until they chose to opt out.

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Prayer for Pentecost: O God, who on this day didst teach the hearts of Thy faithful people by the light of Thy Holy Spirit, grant us by the same Spirit to have a right judgment in all things and ever rejoice in His holy consolation. Through our the unity of the same. (Collect)

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MCS News & Notes

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Selected May Feasts & Resources

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* St. Joseph Reflections - 

* Prayers to St. Joseph - :

* Devotion to St. Joseph (encyclical) -

* Prayers for Employment -

* St. Joseph With Child Jesus Coloring Page (shaded) -

"As to workmen, artisans, and persons of lesser degree, their recourse to Joseph is a special right, and his example is for their particular imitation. For Joseph, of royal blood, united by marriage to the greatest and holiest of women, reputed the father of the Son of God, passed his life in labor, and won by the toil of the artisan the needful support of his family. It is, then, true that the condition of the lowly has nothing shameful in it, and the work of the laborer is not only not dishonoring, but can, if virtue be joined to it, be singularly ennobled. Joseph, content with his slight possessions, bore the trials consequent on a fortune so slender, with greatness of soul, in imitation of his Son, who having put on the form of a slave, being the Lord of life, subjected himself of his own free-will to the spoliation and loss of everything." (Pope Leo XIII, "Quamquam Pluries", 1889 A.D.)

Looking For Something Else? Try Our Various Indexes For 15,000+ Entries -

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* Marian Apparitions -

* Fatima Prayers -

* Our Lady of Fatima Coloring Page -

"Taking into account the behavior of mankind, only a small part of the human race will be saved." (Sr. Lucy of Fatima)

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* Bible Prophecies: Jesus' Ascension / Pentecost -

* Definition of Ascension -

* Ascension Coloring Page -

* Ascension Coloring Page (shaded) -

"So then the Lord Jesus, after he spoke to them, was taken up into heaven and took his seat at the right hand of God." (Mk. 16:19)

"Then he led them (out) as far as Bethany, raised his hands, and blessed them. As he blessed them he parted from them and was taken up to heaven." (Lk. 24:50-51)

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* Vigil of Pentecost (traditional practice of fasting/partial abstinence) -

* Prayers for Pentecost - see

* Veni Creator Spiritus (Hymn for Pentecost) -

* Veni Sancte Spiritus (Sequence for Pentecost) -

* Definition of Pentecost -

* Bible Prophecies: Jesus' Ascension / Pentecost -

* Indulgence / Pentecost -

* Holy Spirit Reflections (scroll to "H")-

* Encyclical on the Holy Spirit -

* Gifts & Fruits of the Holy Spirit -

* Spirit / Holy Spirit Topical Scripture -

* Topical Scripture / Pentecost (scroll down about 1/3 down page) -

* Q & A / Resources -

* Gifts / Fruits of the Holy Spirit Word Search -

"When the Advocate comes whom I will send you from the Father, the Spirit of truth that proceeds from the Father, he will testify to me." (Jn. 15:26)

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Marian Reflections & Resources

May is traditionally devoted to the Blessed Virgin Mary. We hope you will enjoy the following Marian Resources

* Mary, Our Mother Section -

* Popular Marian Prayers -

* More Marian Prayers -

* Marian Reflections (quotes from popes, saints, etc.) -

* Marian Facts -

* Marian Scripture References -

* Marian Feasts -

* Marian Apparitions -

* Popular Marian Devotions -

* Reasons to Honor the Blessed Virgin Mary -

* Some Thoughts on the Blessed Virgin Mary -

* Do Catholics Worship Mary? -

* Marian Apologetics -

* Marian Encyclicals -

* Q & A / Resources -

* Mary, Our Mother Crossword Puzzle -

* Hail Mary Word Search -

* Mary, Our Mother Word Search -

* Our Lady Word Search -

* Blessed Virgin Mary Coloring Pages (various) -

* Mary / Mazes (various) -

* Other Activities / Marian (memory challenges) -

"No angel, no saint, can equal her in the multitude and accumulation of heavenly good things." (St. Bonaventure, Doctor of the Church)

"Your honor and dignity surpass the whole of creation; your greatness places you above the angels." (St. Germanus)

"Hail, God's palace; hail, tabernacle of the Most High; hail, house of God; hail, His holy vestments; hail, handmaid of God!" (St. Francis of Assisi)

"For no single individual can even be imagined who has ever contributed or ever will contribute so much towards reconciling man with God [as Mary]." (Pope Leo XIII)

"Who is this virgin so worthy of reverence as to be saluted by an angel: yet so humble as to be betrothed to a carpenter? A beautiful combination is that of virginity with humility: and that soul singularly pleases God in which humility gives worth to virginity, and virginity throws new luster on humility." (St. Bernard, Doctor of the Church)

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Catholic Trivia

Test your Catholic knowledge with the following trivia questions...

Latin Trivia

1. What does misericordia mean?

2. What does Latina Porta refer to?

3. What does "in excelsis" mean?

4. What Latin words are used to announce the election of a new pope?

5. What do the initials D.O.M. stand for?

Note: For more Latin, visit:

Marian Trivia

1. What approved Marian apparition may be referred to as the "silent apparition"?

2. What is the second Sorrow of Mary?

3. In what year was the Immaculate Conception infallibly proclaimed and by which pope?

4. What may be referred to as "The Church's foremost liturgical devotion to the Blessed Virgin"?

5. Name at least three Old Testament "symbols of Mary"

Note: For more Marian facts, visit:

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Latin Trivia

1. Mercy/compassion

2. The Latin Gate

3. In the highest

4. Habemus Papam

5. Deo Optimo Maximo ("to God, the Best and the Greatest")

Please note: Latin herein may omit special symbols/accents

Marian Trivia

1. Our Lady of Knock

2. The Flight into Egypt (Mt. 2:13-15)

3. The Immaculate Conception was infallibly proclaimed by Bl. Pope Pius IX in 1850* in "Ineffabilis Deus" [* Correction: This should read 1854]

4. Little Office of the Blessed Virgin / Little Office of Our Lady

5. Old Testament "symbols of Mary" include: The Garden of Eden, The Bush that Was Not Burnt, Noah's Ark, the Ark of the Covenant, Jacob's Ladder, Aaron's Staff, Gideon's Fleece, and Solomon's Temple

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Helping Non-Catholics & Fallen Away Loved Ones

It seems that most people nowadays know at least one fallen away Catholic, perhaps more. Since these people are in our own particular "circle of influence" we may have a special duty to help them return to the faith. As Scripture says, "My brothers, if anyone among you should stray from the truth and someone bring him back, he should know that whoever brings back a sinner from the error of his way will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins." (Jms. 5:19-20)

Ask yourself what you have done to bring back these fallen away Catholics. What have you done to bring others into the fold? Do you need a little encouragement? Do you need suggestions, tips, advice? Information? Resources? You'll never know what seeds you might be able to plant, with God's help, if you try.

We would like to point out the following resources in case they may be of assistance in your efforts to help non-Catholics & fallen away loved ones...

* Coming Home Section (variety of resources, share tips with other Catholics, etc.) -

* Tips for apologists (includes "do's & don'ts") -

* Helping a fallen away loved one (provides suggestions / items to consider based on the reason the individual has fallen away) -

* Biblical References For Various Catholic Beliefs (note that there is a link on top of this page to print a convenient flier with biblical references) -

* Non-Catholics Section (a wealth of apologetics that may help you defend the faith) -

* Coming Home Reflections (quotes from popes / saints / scripture / etc. which may be helpful for fallen away Catholics) -

* The Importance of Being Catholic: Combating Religious Indifferentism -

Also, in future newsletters we hope to include apologetics articles and briefs to assist you in your endeavors. May God reward your efforts.

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Recent Catholic News

The following is a collection of selected 4/09 news links from the News & Opinion Page at (or archived at ). Not all links are included. Dates in brackets may refer to dates the links were added to the MCS news page. Items herein contain text only. To view news briefs, actual news links (or to view full news stories), click above link for MCS News & Opinion Page (or archive).


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Pro-lifers join media effort calling for removal of Department of Homeland Security Secretary [4/30]

Pro-life activist calls on bishop to use full authority of his office over ND Obama invite [4/30]

Priest forgives mentally ill woman who stabbed him; Incident won't prevent him from doing God's work [4/30]

Vatican 'ignores' Angels and Demons movie in order to avoid giving it "free publicity" [4/30]

Attempted assassin of Pope John Paul II now claims to be Catholic; Past history may leave some skeptical [4/30]

Not a joke: "Most pro-abortion president in history", Obama, claims he's not pro-abortion [4/29]

Radical pro-abort 'Catholic' Sebelius approved by Senate for Secretary of Health and Human Services [4/29]

Vatican Museums to donate proceeds from special Sunday opening to Italian earthquake victims; Employees volunteer their time to help [4/29]

"World's oldest" Benedictine monk dies at age 108 [4/29]

Diocese of Dallas tells those not feeling well not to attend Mass due to swine flu concerns [4/29]

Archdiocesan newspaper in Mexico says 'legal abortion' has turned Mexico City into a "murderous city"; 23,000 children and 14 mothers killed in two years [4/29]

Pope apologizes for mistreatment of Canadian natives [4/29]

Largest cluster of swine flu found in NY Catholic school [4/28]

Public Masses in Mexico City cancelled over swine flu outbreak [4/28]

SSPX charges head of German Bishop's Conference with heresy; Calls for renunciation and atonement [4/28]

U.S. Supreme Court rules that broadcasters may be fined over expletives on live TV [4/28]

Catholic college which allows pro-aborts to speak refuses to do same for anti-illegal immigration speaker [4/28]

Pope visits earthquake torn area in central Italy [4/28]

Study says 10.1% of American adults are former Catholics; Most who leave Church do so at young age [4/28]

ND's donors protest: University backers to withhold $8.2 million in funding until ND president is replaced; Figure is reportedly "conservative" [4/28]

Shroud of Turin scheduled to be exhibited April 10 - May 23, 2010 [4/28]

That makes 48: Two more bishops publicly critical of ND Obama invite [4/28]

Former Vatican ambassador declines ND's highest honor over Obama invite [4/27]

Pope canonizes five blesseds [4/27]

Archbishop Hughes won't attend Xavier University graduation ceremonies over their giving honorary degree to pro-abort Brazile [4/25]

Sebelius vetoes legislation to enforce laws against late-term abortion; Her actions called "a moral catastrophe" by Kansas Catholic Conference [4/25]

Archbishop Dolan visits WTC site [4/24]

Bishop Tobin calls for Catholics to maintain Rhode Island's "moral sanity", fight efforts to push sodomite agenda [4/24]

Miracle attributed to Cardinal Newman approved, clearing way for beatification [4/24]

TLM celebrated in Lateran Archbasilica [4/23]

Cardinal restores altar rail during holy week; Encourages faithful to receive Holy Communion in traditional manner [4/23]

Vatican documents reveal WWII strategy in event Pius XII was captured [4/22]

Georgetown does it again: Will give pro-abort advocate Biden a "hero" award [4/22]

Bishop D'Arcy speaks to the faithful re: ND scandal; Calls Fr. Jenkins' statements "simply wrong", says they "give a flawed justification for his actions" [4/22]

Catholic organizations jump on 'climate change' bandwagon [4/22]

Pope sends message for 9th centenary of death of St. Anselm [4/21]

Department of Homeland Security head defends inclusion of pro-life advocates in "terrorism report" [4/21]

Bishop Finn says Obama should be disinvited from ND; Reminds of constant warfare with Satan [4/21]

USCCB releases statistics on 2009 ordinations [4/21]

CL president charges Ron Howard with lying; 'Angels & Demons' film not factual [4/21]

Indian Bishops call for boycott of 'Angels & Demons' film [4/21]

Pope Benedict thanks faithful for their prayers on 4th anniversary of his election to the papacy [4/21]

Bishops & Archbishops join cause for Archbishop Sheen's beatification [4/21]

Pope celebrates 800th anniversary of founding of Franciscan order [4/21]

FL bishop to offer Mass of reparation over ND Obama invite [4/20]

Bishop Blair chosen to lead investigation of dissident nuns' group [4/20]

Young special needs child whose birth mother thought of aborting her will meet Pope Benedict; The young girl has expressed interest in becoming a nun since she first began speaking [4/20]

"Church won't be intimated" by criticism, media campaigns: Vatican issues "strongly worded statement" in defense of Pope's anti-contraception teaching; Teaches that abstinence, not contraceptives, are answer to Africa's AIDS epidemic [4/18]

Archbishop claims "I do not forbid (the TLM) here"; says "If people ask me for that, it is my obligation as a bishop to provide them a priest" [4/18]

Georgetown hides its "Catholic identity" for Obama; Covers up symbol of Jesus' name at request of White House [4/17]

Bishop may join ND protest over Obama invite [4/17]

Irish Catholics warned of forthcoming "shocking" report on clerical abuse [4/17]

Outraged protesters stop pro-euthanasia talk in Ireland [4/17]

Alumni group seeks removal of ND president over Obama invite [4/16]

President of Catholic college dies in automobile accident [4/16]

ND president refuses to dialog with students over ND invite [4/16]

Homeland Security Office associates pro-life activities with "rightwing extremism" [4/15]

Pro-life organization's president says Obama administration gearing up for "frightening new global attack on the unborn child", says US will be one of "the most aggressive promoters of abortion all over the world" [4/15]

Archbishop Dolan has first news conference as NY archbishop; Acknowledges that the "most sacred responsibility that a bishop to pass on the faith that remains changeless and has for 2,000 years" [4/15]

Bishop writes Chicago Tribune over anti-Catholic bias [4/14]

Remains of Pope St. Celestine V which survived earthquake transferred to safer location [4/14]

Shut up about your pain, regret? PP staff member critical of women who publicly express regret over an abortion [4/14]

Cleveland City Council considering expanding landmark protection to historic church interiors [4/13]

Majority of UK 'Catholic' adoption agencies sever ties with Church to comply with "gay equity" laws [4/13]

NY's retiring Cardinal Egan celebrates last Easter Mass [4/13]

New Archbishop of Westminster may have to prove his "conservative credentials" are real [4/13]

Your tax dollars at work: U.S. funds Chinese forced abortions [4/9]

Some Nerve! Lay persons want to "Update" prayer given by Blessed Virgin [4/9]

Cardinal Castrillon Hoyos says he has not been asked to step down [4/9]

ALL calls for removal of ND from Catholic Directory over Obama invite [4/9]

Obama appoints anti-Catholic sodomite to "faith-based" advisory council [4/8]

(Supposedly) converted Tony Blair wants to Church to rethink, change for "evolving attitudes" [4/8]

Youngest bishop in U.S. calls ND's honoring Obama "unconscionable" [4/8]

Leader of "St. Death" followers calls for "holy war" against Catholic Church [4/8]

Bishop Samuel Aquila says of ND decision: "Your judgment in this matter is seriously flawed" and "you are not on the side of God, but of men" [4/8]

Illinois Judge protects right of conscience for health care workers; Issues temporary restraining order against state government [4/7]

Cheyenne Diocese to discontinue publishing Wyoming Catholic Register [4/7]

Bishop William Lori to Boycott Sacred Heart University Awards Dinner; SHU to honor pro-abort advocate [4/7]

Parishes ordered to close seek help from Vatican in "last ditch" effort to stay open [4/7]

Missing Austin priest confirmed dead; Body of murdered priest found in Mexico [4/7]

Newly appointed pontifical academy president not a friend of Summorum Pontificum [4/7]

Knights Templar found to have had possession of Shroud of Turin [4/7]

Deadly earthquake strikes central Italy [4/6]

Help is coming? More than 1/2 of U.S. bishops to reach mandatory retirement age within 10 years, almost 1/3 within 5 years [4/6]

Archbishop of Manila reprimanded for setting "unduly restrictive" conditions on use of TLM [4/4]

Campaign against Pope Pius XII traced to Soviet publicists [4/4]

Pope says charitable action not just philanthropic, but a "privileged form of evangelization" [4/4]

Cardinal Francis George says ND "didn't understand what it means to be Catholic when they issued this invitation"; recognizes "extreme embarrassment"; says Catholics should call, write letters [4/2]

Former official of Latin Mass Society who trains priests to say TLM to head ICEL [4/1]

No imminent plans for beatification of Pope John Paul II [4/1]

Your prayers needed: Tens of thousands expected to enter Church in 2009 [4/1]

U.S. conversions down 12% in 2007 [4/1]

Notre Dame superior general asks Obama to reconsider position on abortion [4/1]

Oklahoma bishops call for rescinding Obama invite; Invite called "scandal", recession of invite would be remembered as "an affirmation of the intrinsic value of human life" [4/1]

Archbishop Nienstedt calls ND's public support of Obama a "travesty", says he should not be expected to not support University in future if decision is not reconsidered [4/1]

Pope orders apostolic visitation of Legionaries of Christ; Congregation marred by founder's scandal [4/1]

Most prominent leader of Chinese underground Church arrested [4/1]

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Closing Quotations...

"Just as Mary surpassed in grace all others on earth, so also in heaven is her glory unique. If eye has not seen or ear heard or the human heart conceived what God has prepared for those who love Him (1 Cor. 2:9), who can express what He has prepared for the woman who gave Him birth and who loved Him, as everyone knows, more than anyone else?" (St. Bernard of Clairvaux, Doctor of the Church)

"Awake, my harp, your songs in praise of the Virgin Mary! Lift up your voice and sing of the wonderful history Of the Virgin, the daughter of David, who gave birth to the life of the world.. Who loves you is amazed; and who would understand is silent and confused, Because he cannot probe the Mother who gave birth in her virginity...In the womb of Mary the Infant was formed, who from eternity is equal to the Father. He imparted to us His greatness, and took on our infirmity. He became mortal like us and joined his life to ours, so that we might die no more.. This Virgin became a Mother while preserving her virginity; And though still a Virgin she carried a Child in her womb; And the handmaid and work of His Wisdom became the Mother of God." (Hymn of praise, Attr. St. Ephraim of Syria, Doctor of the Church, c. 4th century A.D.)

"'If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate to be with you always, the Spirit of truth, which the world cannot accept, because it neither sees nor knows it. But you know it, because it remains with you, and will be in you. I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you. In a little while the world will no longer see me, but you will see me, because I live and you will live. On that day you will realize that I am in my Father and you are in me and I in you. Whoever has my commandments and observes them is the one who loves me. And whoever loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and reveal myself to him.' Judas, not the Iscariot, said to him, 'Master, (then) what happened that you will reveal yourself to us and not to the world?' Jesus answered and said to him, 'Whoever loves me will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our dwelling with him. Whoever does not love me does not keep my words; yet the word you hear is not mine but that of the Father who sent me. I have told you this while I am with you. The Advocate, the Holy Spirit that the Father will send in my name - he will teach you everything and remind you of all that (I) told you. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give it to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid.'" (cf. Jn. 14:15-27)

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