FRI-SAT-SUN    January 14-16, 2000   vol. 11, no. 10   SECTION ONE

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SECTION ONE Contents: Go immediately to the article:
  • CATHOLIC PewPOINT editorial
  • Appreciating the Gift of Faith: Galatians
  • COLLEGE OF CARDINALS: Cardinal Paulos Tzadua
  • Simply SHEEN
  • Monthly Medjugorje Message
  • Daily WORD

  • Why are we still bickering and fighting over ownership of Jesus?

        This weekend, with Ecumenical Sunday on tap, the commemoration of Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday and Tuesday the gobal kickoff of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity kicked off by Pope John Paul II opening the fourth and final door at St. Paul's Outside-the-Walls with a special ecumenical service where religious leaders from many other Christian faiths will be in attendance, it's time to take note of what is necessary in the long process of seeking unity with our Christian brethren. It doesn't mean selling the farm, but it doesn't mean hogging it either. While so many make claim to Christ, the Roman Catholic Church is the only one which can trace its roots directly to Him. Yet we must win our brethren over with love and understanding. For today's editorial Every Christian claims Christ as their own, yet how many are willing to share Him? , see CATHOLIC PewPOINT

    Every Christian claims Christ as their own, yet how many are willing to share Him?

    Michael Cain, editor

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    Pray "that we all may be one."

       In her column this week, Sister Mary Lucy Astuto looks toward next week when we observe a Week of Prayer for Christian Unity from January 18 through January 25th. She points out that unity can only be attained through love, not hate and prejudice. The latter is what has divided us for so many years and God doesn't want that. He wants all of us to be one with Him, reminding us of His two greatest commandments - to love God and love one another. For her column this weekend, Church Unity Week, go to GETTING TO THE HEART OF THE MATTER


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    Appreciation of the Letter of St. Paul to the Galatians

        Today we continue with our new series in the search to uncover the wonderful treasures of the Church contained in the great Deposit of Faith, concentrating on the Books of the New Testament today with the introduction to Paul's Letter to the Galatians. For the eighty-eighth installment, see APPRECIATING THE PRECIOUS GIFT OF OUR FAITH

    installment 88:    The Epistle of Saint Paul the Apostle to the Galatians

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    79 year-old Ethiopian-born Cardinal Paulos Tzadua has served as Archbishop of Abbis Ababa for 22 years

        We continue with this special series introducing you to the Princes of the Church. Our one-hundred-forty-fifth red-hat we feature, in alphabetical order is 79 year-old Cardinal Paulos Tzadua, the Ethiopian-born Archbishop who has served as shepherd of Addis Ababa since 1977. He was elevated to the cardinalate during the Consistory of May 25, 1985 by Pope John Paul II. For more on Cardinal Paulos Tzadua, see COLLEGE OF CARDINALS COLLECTION

    145.   Cardinal Paulos Tzadua

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    Driving Miss Daisy!

        They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but the words of Bishop Fulton J. Sheen have been known to launch a thousand images in one's mind, one of the ways this late luminary did so much to evangelize the faith. Because of the urgency of the times and because few there are today who possess the wisdom, simplicity and insight than the late Archbishop who touched millions, we are bringing you daily gems from his writings. The good bishop makes it so simple that we have dubbed this daily series: "SIMPLY SHEEN".

    "A wealthy woman once got into Heaven where St. Peter pointed out the masion of her chauffeur. She said: 'If that is my chauffeur's home, think what mine will be.' St. Peter pointed out to her one of the more humble bungalows of Heaven saying: 'That's your home.' 'Oh,' she said, "I could never live there.' St. Peter answered: 'Sorry, Madam, but that is the best I could do with the materials you sent me."

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    December 25th Medjugorje Monthly Message

        Dear children! This is the time of grace. Little children, today in a special way with little Jesus, Whom I hold in my embrace, I am giving you the possibility to decide for peace.Through your 'yes' for peace and your decision for God, a new possibility for peace is opened. Only in this way, little children, this century will be for you a time of peace and well-being. Therefore, put little newborn Jesus in the first place in your life and He will lead you on the way of salvation. Thank you for having responded to my call.

    For more on Medjugorje, click on MEDJUGORJE AND MORE

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    For the Second Sunday in Ordinary Time:

        "Now Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter, was one of the two who had heard John and had followed him. He found first his brother Simon and said to him, 'We have found the Messias (which interpreted is Christ).' And he led him to Jesus. But Jesus, looking upon him said, 'Thou art Simon, the son of John; thou shalt be called Cephas' (which interpreted is Peter)."

    John 1: 40-42

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