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MONDAY      August 23, 1999      SECTION ONE       vol 10, no. 158

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Frank Duff

The Founder of the Legion of Mary

    Today we bring you the 79th person selected out of the TOP 100 CATHOLICS OF THE CENTURY. The voters selected Frank Duff, the Dublin-born founder of the world-wide Legion of Mary that has grown tremendously in less than eight decades. From small seeds in an upper-room in the poorest section of Dublin an international organization has sprouted that has reached to Heaven many times over in dedication to God through the Spiritual Works of Mercy and devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary. For more on the 79th selection, click on FRANK DUFF

79.    Frank Duff

Cardinal John J. O'Connor leads not only nearly half of New York City's population, but all America as well in remaining faithful to Rome

      Our eighty-eighth red-hat we feature, in alphabetical order, is Cardinal John Joseph O'Connor, the Archbishop of New York City, shepherding one of the nation's largest archdioceses, and the chief spokesman for the American contingent of the College of Cardinals. He continues the long line of illustrious cardinals who have molded the moral fiber of this country. A year after succeeding the deceased Cardinal Terence Cook he was elevated to the cardinalate during Pope John Paul II's Consistory of May 25, 1985. For more on Cardinal O'Connor, click on COLLEGE OF CARDINALS COLLECTION

88.   Cardinal John Joseph O'Connor

The reality of Heaven, hell and Purgatory is not a myth or a "place" but the ultimate state of our souls!

   The media has had a field day trying to decipher the Holy Father's catechesis over the past month regarding his short treatises on Heaven, hell and Purgatory which he talked about during his Wednesday Papal Audiences. But what Pope John Paul II said is nothing new but rather the solid Roman Catholic doctrine right down the line. Guess what folks, the media and the world are just realizing it is not all just a myth but rather a very realistic and certain eventuality for every single soul. Hopefully the Holy Father's words will get the entire world to begin examining their priorities before they face the reality of Heaven and Purgatory or hell head-on. For the Pope's brief catechesis on all three, click on THE VICAR OF CHRIST SPEAKS.

Catechesis on Heaven, hell and Purgatory during Papal Audiences this past month


"Woe to you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because you traverse sea and land to make one convert; and when he has become one, you make him twofold more a son of hell than yourselves."

Matthew 23: 15

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August 23, 1999 volume 10, no. 158   DAILY CATHOLIC