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TUESDAY      August 10, 1999      SECTION ONE       vol 10, no. 149

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Dr. Tom Dooley
Healer of hearts, souls and bodies in Southeast Asia

      The voters chose as the 88th TOP CATHOLIC OF THE CENTURY: the giving physician Dr. Tom Dooley, a young ex-Navy doctor who, rather than returning to the states to reap the spoils of private practice, chose to answer God's call to minister to the poorest of the poor in Southeast Asia before his life was sadly cut short by cancer. His apostolate to the downtrodden is believed to have been the inspiration for the Peace Corps. For more on the 88th selection, click on DR. TOM DOOLEY

88.    Dr. Tom Dooley

We are grateful to Tracy Dowling for her contributions to this biography.

Catholic PewPoint helps put things in perspective and clear up the tunnels of confusion!

      This summer we present all the editorials to date from 1999 for you to review. Take a ride on the twists and turns of humanity in past installments of Catholic PewPoint. In this wild ride of life, through the tunnels of doubt we need to cling to the rails of hope and trust that God will guide us safely over the whirls and swirls, dips and blips, highs and lows that affect us daily in this rollercoaster called life. These commentaries help keep things on a more even keel, slowing the turns so that all can better navigate the dangerous curves and stay on track in heading towards the light at the end of the tunnel. During the summer we will present this archive feature on Tuesdays and a new commentary every Friday. To read any of the fifty installments presently available for 1999, click on the Archives of CATHOLIC PewPOINT.

Retroactive articles on Church history available from 1150 to 1515 A.D. for summer review

      This summer we present a review of the period from the time of Charlemagne and Pope Saint Stephen IV, the 97th successor of Peter in the early ninth century to the time of the Reformation and Pope Leo X, the 217th in the Petrus line early in the sixteenth century. These are installments 25 through 106. We will resume our original series in September with installment 107 on Pope Hadrian VI. To read any of the eighty-one installments presently available in this long on-going series, click on the Archives of THE HISTORY OF THE MASS AND HOLY MOTHER CHURCH.

SIMPLY SHEEN:The Mirage before the Millennium!

      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".

"The thirsty traveler in the desert who mistakes a mirage for an oasis is superstitious. He has abandoned reason and sees a dream for a reality. So our twentieth century, impatient with its long voyage on the sea of life, after having denied a port and thrown away the the compass, has turned clouds into islands and fog-banks into imaginary continents."

"If you wish Peace, then you must come to Me. Cut down and cast from you all manner of weapons. I speak not only of guns, swords and weaponry of war. I speak also to your human intellect, your ego and will. "

      Those words from Our Lord were imparted to the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart on First Friday on June 2 , 1995 in which Jesus entreats His children to guard all our senses lest we would wage war on virtues. He asks us to realize the lures of the world and false promises are merely a mirage and that peace can only be achieved through Him. His Blessed Mother prefaces her Divine Son's Message two days earlier on the Feast of the Visitation by reminding her little ones of her role as intercessor and asks us to call on her Divine Spouse the Holy Spirit to inspire us and imbue us with His Gifts. For Messages #625 and #626 from Mary and Jesus, click on "I SOLEMNLY TELL YOU..."

Messages 625 and 626

Message Six-Hundred-twenty-five, May 31, 1995

(Imparted to the Hidden Flower by the Immaculate Heart of Mary)
(Feast of the Visitation)

Message Six-Hundred-twenty-six, June 2, 1995

(Imparted to the Hidden Flower by the Sacred Heart of Jesus)
(First Friday)

Finally the long-awaited book "I SOLEMNLY TELL YOU..." is NOW available!

      The much-anticipated 224-page book of ALL the messages to the world imparted to the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart from the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary over five years is finally here! You can finally acquire your own handsome, coffee-table top copy of "I SOLEMNLY TELL YOU..." containing all 632 messages. To find out how, click on Book


      Today is the Feast of the Martyr and Deacon Saint Lawrence while tomorrow we celebrate the Feast of Saint Clare of Assisi, Virgin and Religious Foundress. For the readings, liturgies, meditations, and vignette on St. John Vianney, click on DAILY LITURGY.

Tuesday, August 10, 1999


Wednesday, August 11, 1999



   In honor of the Feast of Saint Lawrence we present the Preface for the Mass in his honor:

Christ, Your Son, offering His life for our ransom, loved us until the end and thus taught us that there is no greater love than to lay down one's life for the brethren. In like manner, Lawrence, His true and faithful disciple, gave the supreme proof of his love by his martyrdom.

Events Today in Church History

      On this date 528 years ago Cardinal Francesco della Rovere was elected as the 212th successor of Peter, becoming Pope Sixtus IV. He would go on to establish the Feast of Saint Joseph, construct the Sistine Chapel and be the first pontiff to celebrate Mass there, and found the Spanish Inquisition. It was Sixtus IV who appointed the controversial Dominican Tomas de Torquemada as the grand inquisitor. For other pertinent events throughout the centuries that are memorable in Church history today, click on MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES

Historical Events in Church Annals for August 10:

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August 10, 1999 volume 10, no. 149   DAILY CATHOLIC