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MONDAY-TUESDAY      December 7-8, 1998      SECTION ONE       vol 9, no. 237

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Mary is the perfect Tabernacle that no one can deny!

     In our editorial we tackle the question of the Immaculate Conception and prove, without a doubt that there are no questions, only answers which no one can deny. That includes "cafeteria Catholics" and non-Catholics who demean the role of the Blessed Virgin Mary in God's plan of salvation. In fact, as we point out positively, there is no salvation outside the Church and the sooner non-Catholics and liberal, modernists, who still consider themselves "Catholic" in name, realize this and respond the better their chances of everlasting survival. It begins with obedience to the Will of God and the proper veneration of His Mother. For our special commentary for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception entitled, Immaculateness cannot be compromised! , click on CATHOLIC PewPOINT.

Immaculateness cannot be compromised!

Michael Cain, editor


It is only reasonable that philosophy cannot exist without faith

     On the feast of one of the first women Doctors of the Church Saint Teresa of Jesus, the Holy Father issued his 13th encyclical on the foundations of faith and reason entitled Fides et Ratio. Today we continue with the seventh part of this lengthy and important encyclical in installments spread out over several issues. The eighth installment presents the fourth chapter The Relationship between Faith and Reason focusing on "Important moments in the encounter of faith and reason" in which the Holy Father takes us from the Apostles to Saint Augustine in showing how the Church Fathers embraced philosophy from the point of faith which could only enhance reason in the proper perspective and in God's perspective. For those wanting to read the entire encyclical, go to Fides et Ratio For the eighth installment, click on THE VICAR OF CHRIST SPEAKS.

POPE JOHN PAUL II'S 13TH ENCYCLICAL ON THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN FAITH AND REASON RELEASED OCTOBER 16, 1998

NEXT WEEK: The enduring originality of the thought of Saint Thomas Aquinas

PROVERB OF THE DAY

"A lamp from the Lord is the breath of man; it searches through all his inmost being."

Proverbs 20: 27


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December 7-8, 1998 volume 9, no. 237   DAILY CATHOLIC